SmartThings Home Dubai is divided into four zones: Home Office, Living Room & Kitchen, Gaming and Contents Studio. Within these zones, visitors can explore 15 SmartThings scenarios. By connecting SmartThings to various Samsung devices — from mobile devices to home appliances and even display products — visitors can experience firsthand how life becomes more convenient and enjoyable.
SmartThings Home Dubai also features exclusive zones customized for local residents’ lifestyles, such as Prayer Mode and Sandstorm Mode. Samsung Electronics Middle East Headquarters and Samsung Research’s Samsung R&D Institute Jordan have worked together to develop these specialized scenarios specifically for consumers in the local market.
For instance, Sandstorm Mode was developed for the frequent sand and dust storms in the Middle East. During a sandstorm, simply tap one button on the SmartThings app to enjoy a clean indoor environment. When the Sandstorm Mode is activated, smart blinds block out dust from the outside, an indoor air purifier begins to run and a robot vacuum cleaner begins to tidy up the home.
Prayer Mode was developed for SALAH, which is the prayer of Muslims, observed five times every day at prescribed times. When it becomes time to pray, users will receive a notification on their smartwatch. Then, the user can activate the Prayer Mode on the SmartThings app to create an environment suitable for focusing on the prayer. Prayer Mode activates the smart blinds, adjusts the room’s lighting and turns off the TV. With SmartThings, all products at home can be activated to create an atmosphere to focus on prayer.
“Starting with SmartThings Home Dubai, which is the first SmartThings experience zone in the Middle East, we plan to expand the SmartThings experience to major stores, such as brand shops, to continue our effort to explore meaningful experiences through connectivity in the region,” said President of Samsung Gulf Electronics Seong Hyun Lee.