Abu Dhabi, UAE – Al Ain City Municipality and Saal, the innovative applied AI company based in Abu Dhabi, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on researching and developing innovative solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI) and data analysis. The collaboration will support smart city initiatives; it comes as part of the UAE Innovation Month, and in line with Al Ain City Municipality’s commitment towards enhancing its services and operational efficiency.

The MoU aims to strengthen the cooperation between the municipality and Saal, in efforts to implement AI applications that can accelerate the city’s smart transformation and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Al Ain.

The partnership also aims to leverage the power of AI in dealing with various use-cases. The initial engagement will commence with Al Ain City’s Lab for Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, which will play a major role in driving the smart transformation of the city.

Al Ain City Municipality will implement data-backed decisions that can enhance the capacity planning and infrastructure planning processes, while optimizing costs and supporting sustainability efforts. Both entities will also collaborate in advancing and supporting environmental and societal initiatives.

Asmaa Alfalasi, Head of AI Lab at Al Ain City Municipality, welcomed the signing of the MoU with Saal, noting that this partnership is in line with the city’s goals towards becoming a smart city, and said: “Our role at the municipality centers on enhancing the quality of life for our residents. We focus our efforts on launching smart initiatives, starting with Al Ain City’s Lab for Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence, which aims to promote and accelerate the smart transformation of Al Ain. Our partnership with Saal reaffirms our commitment to achieving the goals set by the wise leadership of the UAE, which calls to improve the quality of services through emerging smart technologies and partnerships between governmental and private sector entities."

Commenting on the singing, Arun Arikath, Director of Business Development at Saal, said: “This strategic partnership is a major step for us that reflects our commitment towards enhancing the quality of life in the UAE by leveraging AI, in line with Al Ain City Municipality’s initiatives and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence. We are honored to cooperate with Al Ain City Municipality to utilize AI applications across the municipality that can assist with capacity planning and data-supported planning structures.”

Al Ain City Municipality’s efforts are focused on improving the level of services in the city of Al Ain and keeping them at an efficient and effective pace, in addition to enhancing the quality of life for citizens.  The municipality is also committed towards the sustainability of the city’s infrastructure, maintaining public facilities and the general public aesthetic, and offering exceptional services that improve the quality of life and keep the community engaged in decision-making while preserving the city’s culture and authenticity.

Saal offers a wide range of advanced AI-based cognitive and smart solutions, products, and platforms, which solve difficult life challenges for companies in the healthcare, banking, and public sectors.


About Al Ain City Municipality

Al Ain City Municipality is one of the entities under the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, and it works alongside the Abu Dhabi City Municipality and Al Dhafra Region Municipality.

For more information about Al Ain City Municipality, please visit the website: dpm.abudhabi.ae 

About Saal

Saal is an innovative applied AI company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We build advanced cognitive solutions, products, and platforms for businesses that solve challenging real-life problems for customers. Leveraging the power of AI and the myriad of options resulting from human-machine interaction, Saal.ai has strived to unlock the exponential growth opportunities for humanity to live meaningful and compassionate lives. The uniqueness of Saal’s framework of solutions lies in the flexibility it offers, being optimized continuously to integrate and suit any business seamlessly.


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