UAE Drones for Good Competition Open!
SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
The UAE Drones for Good Award is “dedicated to transforming the innovative technologies behind civilian drones into practical, realizable solutions for improving people’s lives today.” Green Tech and Gadgets drones environmental peace
No giant leaps, but there are small steps for sustainability in the UAE
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
Other than a commitment to produce 5% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, the city has also instituted compulsory green rules when constructing a new building (such as bike storage, solar reflective materials, and the inclusion of native plants).
The UAE unveils plans to send the first Arab spaceship to Mars by 2021
JULY 18, 2014
But Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai, recently confirmed that this is about to change with news that the United Arab Emirates is planning to send a spaceship to Mars by 2021. Green Tech and Gadgets mars Middle East space exploration space trave
Green Education in the UAE, Business is Booming
OCTOBER 13, 2012
The Bee’ah School of Environment ( BSOE ), an education initiative created by a UAE-based environmental and waste management company, recently announced it is expanding its networks in the eastern and central region of Sharjah, engaging with 160,000 students in over 200 schools.
UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change | Green Prophet
MARCH 8, 2011
The green-savvy will attend to learn more but it’s very hard to convince new people with no prior interest in the issue to give up their time to discuss a brand new topic. This is where the SustainabilityCamp conference in the UAE comes in.
Former Masdar Director Says The UAE Must End Subsidies
MAY 1, 2011
Green building won’t be viable until the United Arab Emirates end water and fuel subsidies , according to Khaled Awad. But energy and water costs subsidized by government create a very real barrier to a more widespread green urban plan.
How the UAE can push eco-friendly energy solutions forward
AUGUST 10, 2015
There is a lot of potential for eco-friendly solutions to be developed in the UAE, which is a promising sign for businesses and the wider economy. The pressure for environmentally friendly energy solutions on the globe is now more than ever.
3 green reasons why the UAE should be on your travel bucket list
JULY 29, 2014
There should be something to suit even the most discriminating of green tastes! The United Arab Emirates has now become a very popular holiday destination, boasting dry, hot weather for much of the year.
Green Prophet Wants to Meet All The UAE Eco-Peeps
APRIL 28, 2011
Tafline finally gets to sink her teeth into the United Arab Emirates’ eco-scene, and wants to meet all the groovy green folks during her three week stay! Yours truly is touring the United Arab Emirates’ green scene on Green Prophet’s behalf and wants to see you!
Despite Ban, UAE remains Market Hub for Shark Fins
MARCH 23, 2011
Green Prophet delves into the bloody and murky business of shark fishing and fining in the United Arab Emirates.
Solar energy proposed as a green way for UAE to desalinate water
APRIL 24, 2012
According to Dr Bushnak, the UAE comes third in the list of largest desalinators after the US and Saudi Arabia. As such, change is needed if the UAE wants to maintain its position. Of course, the UAE produces far more at over 1.7
Arabian eco-fashion show asks: how green is your abaya?
MARCH 13, 2014
Designed to raise awareness of green practices nationwide, it’s part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Green Festival 2014 , and an offshoot of Berlin-Dubai Designer Exchange 2013, conducted in partnership with the Goethe-Institute Gulf Region.
Masdar Reps Head Stateside To Recruit Bright Green Talent
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Instead, we need to get them interested in the other green-lined path, in good clean energy. “And Masdar Institute provides UAE national students with the opportunity to create a better future for Abu Dhabi and the UAE, by making it more sustainable and more energy efficient.
Nat Geo Goes On Tour, Through The UAE
MARCH 3, 2011
That is what the Editor-in-Chief of the UAE-based Al Arabiya Magazine aims to achieve on his tour of the UAE. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark is Green Globe Certified
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
With April Fool’s Day is more than five weeks away, we are left to assume the announcement by Green Globes is credible. Wild Wadi Waterpark just earned the internationally recognized Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit. You read that right.
The new road to Dubai will be recycled and “green”
JANUARY 2, 2014
Just three years ago, when I started writing for Green Prophet, a project like this was virtually unheard of. This in turn encourages suppliers to improve the quality of their product and enables Abu Dhabi to push their widespread “greening” initiatives even further.
THIS Toothbrush Is A Miswak | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Thank you Leen for sharing your eco-product with Green Prophet. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Going Green In Your Home
MARCH 3, 2011
Today, with the wealth of cheap detergents available at the supermarket, it can be hard to make the decision to choose the more expensive “Green” Products. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
Should Green Organisations Accept Sponsorship From Big Bad Corporations?
JUNE 6, 2011
From climate events to marine conservation projects, it seems that green organisations in the Middle East are happy to take money from not-so-green corporations. Lack Of Green Awareness? What’s Sustainable About A Green Airport: Foster + Partners In Jordan.
Online And In Dubai Ekotribe Caters To The Green-Minded
APRIL 15, 2011
Where there’s a green will, there’s an eco-way, and Anu Agarwal will be leading the fray. She then attended the Opportunity Green tradeshow in California, where she discovered a world of products that the UAE knew nothing of. Home Study to Green Your Education.
Abu Dhabi Dump to Power 100 MW Green Energy Incinerator
APRIL 18, 2013
About half of Abu Dhabi’s trash will ‘burn’ into green electricity in new $850 million power plant. Or maybe you’d read stories on Green Prophet about Masdar , or Shams, the world’s largest CSP plant in Abu Dhabi.
Solar powered accessories green your game and new year’s resolutions
JANUARY 2, 2015
Using a solar panel as a smartphone case, the accessory is designed to work under low light, so is perfect whether you’re in the white hot sun of the UAE, or away on business in the gloom of London. Green Tech and Gadgets solar power The world of gaming is constantly evolving.
Al Maktoum Dubai airport gets green light for $33 billion expansion
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
The project kicked off Monday with an endorsement from His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. These have far-reaching effects that can’t be mitigated by a green building award.
Is Dubai’s Atlantis slip-sliding away from any green goals?
JUNE 29, 2015
While its green status is questionable, the stunning Atlantis, The Palm Hotel and Resort located in Dubai is one of the UAE’s most popular attractions and one of the most alluring travel destinations in the world.
Experience the (new, artificial, and made-in-America) Middle East! Coming to Dubai in 2018
NOVEMBER 8, 2015
” So the UAE builds another resource-guzzling folly for audiences with high disposable income, hungry for US-themed fun. Fox World represents a new direction for the UAE-based company. The UAE has so far been immune to civil war, acts of terrorism, and an influx of refugees.
Wharton’s Looking for Middle East Green-novation at Innovation Tournament
MARCH 22, 2012
Knowledge@Wharton and a college in the United Arab Emirates Launch Innovation Tournament for Green Ideas in the Middle East. Phase III: Finalists will participate in a round table discussion on innovation held at CERT Technology Park, Abu Dhabi UAE. Crazy idea keeping you up at night?
Dine with an Unconventional “Green” Sheikh
JUNE 6, 2011
This image was taken from our interview with the Green Sheikh in Dubai earlier this year. And this is his first column on Green Prophet. We are thrilled to announce that the Arab world’s most famous environmental activist will pen a monthly column for Green Prophet.
Home Study to Green Your Education | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
UAE Tests Produce for Pesticides
NOVEMBER 30, 2011
It’s hard to know which way the UAE turn with regard to sustainable food. Still, with gestures like the greening of the Liwa International School in Al Ain, there’s great hope that widespread ecology awareness will become the norm in the influential UAE.
Eating Real Food Can Save The Environment | Green Prophet
FEBRUARY 20, 2011
“Green food lovers don’t always have to eat healthy. Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I.
Dubai’s Eco Maid Is Green And Orange
MAY 16, 2011
Tolga Soytekin may not look like an Eco Maid, but his new Dubai-based business is pretty darn green. A few years down the road and post-economic crash, that search evolved into the UAE’s first eco-friendly cleaning service. Green is money!
Is Car-Free Living Possible in the Suburbs? | Green Prophet
MARCH 9, 2011
Green Prophet Staff | March 10th, 2011 | Comment | Email this Share How can eco-friendly transportation be improved in the suburbs? Salma said on UAE Sustainability Conference Inspires Change : I’m one of those green newbies; I. ????????????
10 Ways Abu Dhabi Leads The Arab Gulf’s Green Revolution
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Abu Dhabi’s (AD) stellar efforts to raise green performance across industry sectors position that Gulf state as regional leader in both conceiving sustainable solutions, and more critically, setting them in action.
Green-Thumbed Journalist Nick Leech Defends Gulf Design
APRIL 16, 2012
Abu Dhabi’s early green days. ” The real progress is happening in the UAE. In the meantime, Nick continues to help UAE residents work through their gardening challenges in one of the hottest and water-scarce regions on earth.
Dubai Green Store Dubbed “World’s Most Sustainable Building”
JUNE 19, 2013
Gundeep Singh used to own a yacht and a porsche before he turned over a green leaf to open what is now known as the “world’s most sustainable building.” “This is a proud moment for The Change Initiative, Dubai and the UAE.”
Meet A Few Green Prophets At Energy Conference, Eilat
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
At least three Green Prophets will be at the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference tomorrow in Eilat, Israel. Among those on the media panel will be Green Prophet’s friend David Goldman from Expansion Media.
Zayed Prize-Winning School Inches Closer to Zero Carbon
JULY 17, 2013
Green Prophet attended the 2013 Zayed Future Energy Prize giving ceremony in Abu Dhabi earlier this year and witnessed its incredible generosity. For this they won an award from the UAE-based Sustainable Schools Initiative. “As Green Tech and Gadgets
Slash your UAE utility bill by 20% – copycats welcome!
DECEMBER 4, 2014
They aim to incite other UAE facilities to similarly self-audit for immediate environmental – and economic – benefits. . Check out these embedded links for the Emirates Wildlife Society , and the Multitasking Inductor Electronic Company , and the Emirates Green Building Council.
The Green Sheikh on Ramadan: Waste 2 Food or Food 2 Waste?
JULY 31, 2011
The Green Sheikh appropriately devotes this month’s column to the environmental and social benefits of Ramadan. There are more than 30 charities within the UAE that are doing something similar, some even bigger than Al Ihsan. Dine with an Unconventional “Green Sheikh.
Green Investment Bank and Masdar Ink Agreement to Link Mideast to Britain
MAY 8, 2013
The UK Green Investment Bank and the United Arab Emirates Masdar have inked a new agreement that will see the UAE-based company work toward new investment opportunities in the United Kingdom, taking their expertise in renewable energy to Britain.