URBAN HEAT ISLAND FOR EMIRATE OF DUBAI
Urban Heat Island(UHI) for Emirate of Dubai
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.
- Manned Aerial Vehicle (MAV)
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
- Building level ground survey