URBAN HEAT ISLAND FOR EMIRATE OF DUBAI

Project Name:

Urban Heat Island(UHI) for Emirate of Dubai

Client:

Dubai Municipality-GIS Centre

Dubai is acknowledged as a first modern city in the Arabian Gulf. It remains distinguished from other cities in the world considering the magnitude and quality of its infrastructure and facilities for housing , business ,leisure and trade.in line with the Dubai Plan 2021 and UAE Vision 2021,Environmental Department-Environmental Planning and Studies Section (ED-EPSS) of Dubai Municipality(DM),supported by the Executive Council of Dubai, has initiated a study into the urban heat island effects. This study is part of being developed to ensure Dubai is able to meet the challenges of climate change.

There are a number of internationally referenced methodologies used to conduct the UHI studies. This study has utilized three survey tools to cover city, district and building surface thermal characteristics of Dubai.

  1. Manned Aerial Vehicle (MAV)
  2. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  3. Building level ground survey