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Last Exit Mad MaX

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Last Exit Mad MaX   Good food is not hard to find in Dubai. From the subtle flavours of Emirati dishes and the rich traditions of Middle Eastern cuisine, to the varied flavours brought to the city by its expatriates, the city has a glorious culinary culture. Yet even in the city’s vibrant culinary scene,..

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Good taste is not just about food!

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Good taste is not just about food! Given Dubai’s rising mercury, it’s perfectly understandable that residents are reluctant to step out much. But, if you do plan on taking a quick nighttime stroll down the Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai for a cuppa, you can check out some really cool joints a stunning..

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Innovation Center- DP World

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  3D PROJECTION, HYDROPONICS AND CLASSROOMS – ON BUILDING THE FIRST INNOVATION SANDBOX!     Inspired by the ethos of the UAE’s Innovation Month, the keen minds at DP World conceptualised the Innovation Sandbox – a space where new, out of the box ideas could be nurtured and showcased, and new technologies explored. And when..

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Containerised Hydroponic Farming as a way forward

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Food shortage is a very real problem that the world is facing today. Dwindling resources such as space and water, unpredictable weather conditions, and the labour-intensive nature of the industry have all contributed to this situation. The need of the hour is for each family/community to be able to grow their own food, in a..

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Containers by the Sea

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In Dubai, all weather is beach weather! And at SmartBox, we are proper beachheads. We love working on beachfront properties and developments, primarily because cargotecture is so much more environmentally friendly to these surroundings than most other forms of construction. For one, being modular and largely factory-made, there is very little disturbance to the beach..

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Containerised Buildings in Disaster-Prone Areas

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  Living spaces made of upcycled shipping containers have a history of surviving natural disasters. There are claims online that shipping container buildings were some of the few structures left standing after Hurricane Irma. It is a fact that across the world, organisations have been turning to shipping container spaces as the quickest, safest and..

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Green, Lean and Containerised Villas for the Future

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Cargotecture, as someone reminded us recently, has been around for ages. In fact, at our Smart Box facility in Dubai, we have been upcycling used shipping containers into all kinds of live-work-play spaces for two decades now. From single-unit kiosks to multiple-level cafe and office spaces, we have done it all. And yet, the possibilities..

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Last Exit Al Khawaneej

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Last Exit Al Khawaneej Once again, Smart Box had the privilege of being a part of the super-cool Last Exit project – joining hands with Meraas to build food trucks for Poco Loco, Hot Chix and Jaldi Jaldi. And boy are we excited! Following the roaring success of the themed food-truck-parks in Sheikh Zayed Road..

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Low Income Housing

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The Government of Dubai recently announced its plans to invest in affordable housing for low income groups in the city. A very welcome move spearheaded by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed, this will offer the opportunity for a better lifestyle to every section of the city’s population. The project also demonstrates the government’s commitment to fostering a more..

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Containerised Hydroponic Farming

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Are Shipping Containers the Future of Urban Farming? All evidence seems to suggest so! Containerised hydroponic farming units are now capable of growing much larger harvests throughout the year using much less.   Hydroponics refers to a technique of growing plants with no soil. Instead, the nutrients and minerals necessary for their growth are dissolved..

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