Arab Future Cities Summit 2014 – Smarter Cities, Improved Quality of Life

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The Arab Future Cities Summit (AFCS) is due to be held from 7-8 of April 2014 in Doha. This is a very important summit where the future constructions of the Middle Eastern cities will be discussed, ideas and new innovations will be shared and plans will be made.

This is the third time the summit is being held and for the summit in 2014 over 300 senior level corporates are invited to attend the meeting and contribute to the future developments. The great need for such planning of city developments is to cope up with the increasing urbanisation and finding new methods to minimise the complexities that come with it. Thus smarter, efficient cities must be built so that cost would be minimised improving the quality of life. Some of the main items that will be discussed at this summit would be the water and energy supply, transport and mobility, sustainable development, use of technology more effectively and the development of an intelligent urban policy.

Knowledge sharing and networking is a key aspect that will be looked at during the coming summit where government authorities, developers, urban planners, academics, investors and cutting edge technologists will share their thoughts and ideas and give direction to building smarter cities across the Middle Eastern region.

The rich Emirati culture, architecture and interior decorations you see in many hotels in the Middle Eastern region are present in Doha hotel venues as well. These hotels are well equipped with modern facilities, gymnasiums, spas and indoor swimming pools. With places of interest such as the Museum of Islamic Art which is considered to be Doha’s flagship museum housing artefacts from Muslim dynasties from all over Asia, Africa and Europe, the Souq Waqif, a market place superb for souvenir shopping and Villaggio Mall shopping complex with a long canal offering gondola rides at reasonable prices whilst shopping in the mall, Doha is a much visited place by tourists making investors keen on staying in a hotel in Doha. Of all the available options consider residing at Millennium Hotel Doha which is located in the heart of Doha city, complete with a gymnasium, indoor pool, spa therapy and comfortable lodging.


Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.


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