Embracing the concept of “Artificial Intelligence” as the future of progress and prosperity, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the Artificial intelligence Strategy for the United Arab...
startAD's Venture Launchpad is UAE’s first hardware startup program aimed at making Abu Dhabi the center for innovation in hardware.The hardware venture launchpad provides startups with the resources, tools, and network to accelerate significantly in a short time span.startAD has...
Today’s connected world is driving a ‘consumer trust divide’ between suspicious minds in developed nations and more accepting attitudes in emerging countries, reveals Kantar TNS’s latest Connected Life research.25% of connected consumers in the Middle East & Africa (MEA)...
In the recent years, job obsolescence has been a site for debate and discussion among most developed countries. In the past, reports of the death of human jobs have often been greatly exaggerated, and technology has created a lot...
Jebel Ali Freezone (Jafza) named best free zone in the world for large companies-Jafza's total trade volume was $80.2 billion in 2016 -Jafza is home to 7,000+ companies, including 100 Global Fortune 500 companiesSultan Bin Sulayem: DP World implementing...
Technology changes are all around us, and coming faster than ever. But no longer are we waiting, rather, we’re taking control and shaping technology to fit our needs, large and small.The Technology Vision details how — with advances in...
Not long ago did His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveil the UAE’s energy strategy for the next three decades. The UAE Ministry of Energy plans to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy...
Like it or loathe it, ‘Millennials’ continues to be something of a buzzword, across all sectors of employment.  Exploring the breakdown of the current workforce, Catalyst, a non-profit workplace research group, forecasts that by 2025 Millennials will make up...
UAE's First Hydrogen Station for Vehicles Unveiled in DubaiMajor automobile manufacturers have hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on sale today. Vehicles need fuel like people need food. It’s a commodity that will always be required and will always be...
A special report by Chestertons MENA focusing on Airbnb has highlighted the growth and popularity of the online platform with investors and holiday makers in Dubai since 2015; the research also revealed a 161% increase in active listings, generating...
Smart Dubai showcased the latest developments and additions to its flagship Dubai Blockchain Strategy, as well as to its artificial intelligence service, Rashid, at the GITEX Technology Week 2017, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on October...
Dubai has always distinguished itself with its willingness to adopt innovative technologies in order stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced Middle East region. A recent announcement by the local government on the launch of its own cryptocurrency...
UAE based tech startup QPal is the winner of Visa's Everywhere Initiative, a global program designed to encourage the development of the next big thing in payments.The winning mobile payment solution beat 12 other finalists selected from 190 entrants...
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN WITH EYE-CATCHING LINE-UP OF AWE-INSPIRING SUPERCARSUSD2.9 million ICONA Vulcano Titanium to make regional debut; McLaren promises exciting show reveals; traditional heavyweights line-up on ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ at Middle East’s...
Employees spend over 5 hours a week bored at work, according to their managers- Employees spend an estimated 5.2 hours a week bored at work - Managers are failing to inspire employees with interesting work, variety or new challengesOn average, managers recognise...
It's boom time for auto industry in Saudi Arabia; latest research reveals that 60% percent of the residents intending to buy a car in the next 3 years and 38% planning this purchase in the next year.The declining automobile industry...
Dubai luxury residential property trends by LUXHABITATDubai’s secondary prime residential market’s prices remain stable despite a movement of the real estate market towards off-plan.One of the most expensive apartment transactions was an Armani apartment for AED 9 million.On analysis...
Brand Finance has  released its annual report on the world’s 100 leading ‘nation brands’, with UAE the world’s third most powerful nation brand, behind Singapore and Switzerland.Brand Finance provides a comprehensive report on the world’s leading nation brands and the impact that a...
Out of the 9.2 million people residing in the United Arab Emirates, the expatriates contribute to around 7.8 million with the Emirati Nationals holding a population share of 1.4 million.The UAE is home to more than 200 nationalities making...
Over the recent years, several schools, colleges and universities have aimed at providing international students smooth experiences in all aspects of their life while transitioning to Dubai.Dubai attracts more international students due to its positive international reputation, access and...
The Gitex Technology Week 2017, the game changing event located in the biggest technology hub, Dubai kick started on the 8th October and will continue till the 12 October, 2017.This year Gitex is teaming up with the world’s leading...
Dubai moves closer to becoming world's first blockchain-powered cityThe Dubai Land Department (DLD) announced today that it has become the world’s first government entity to adopt blockchain technology, reflecting the ‘Dubai Blockchain Strategy’. The Dubai Blockchain Strategy announced in...
Souqalmal.com, the biggest personal finance comparison website in the Middle East, is getting a lot bigger. The company has raised USD 10 million in a Series B investment, notable for both its size and the high profile of the...
Cash is a burden on banks as it needs people, security, machines, and suppliers to keep it flowing.  It is also a burden on shops who then have to secure and deposit it. This is one of the reasons...
VAT in the GCC: Benefits of voluntary registration, especially for small businessesFrom 1 January 2018, any business operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) group of nations that earns revenue of Dhs 375,000 or more, will be legally required to...
The Arab Youth Startup Marketplace (AYSM) event will be held from 3rd to 5th October at the Emirates Towers in Dubai with the aim to be a unique annual event that sheds light on creative Arab youth startups100+ Startups launched...
With so much advancement in smartphone technology, one particular area that's still a hurdle for smartphone makers is the battery life. Even with the best (read: expensive) of smartphones available today, you are lucky if the battery stays for...
Planning your next holiday? Think Taiwan! Taiwan is holiday destination that combines adventure, nature, fun and gourmet food experiences, amidst unrivaled beauty. Taiwan has it all!Taiwan has an array of adventure activities to choose from, being centrally located on the...
• 64 per cent of UAE CEOs expect major disruption in their sector in the coming three years • 88 per cent of UAE CEOs believe that there will be growth in their own industry over the next three...
To further boost tourism in the country, Maldives Tourism has launched a video competition “Adventures of Maldives” with a prize money US $6500. Here's more details on the competition and how to win!The Adventures of Maldives (Dhivehi Aahitha) is...
Amazon Web Services Announces the Opening of Data Centers in the Middle East by early 2019New AWS Infrastructure will enable customers to run workloads in the Middle East and serve end-users across the region with even lower latencyAmazon Web...
GITEX Shopper, the must-attend annual event for tech-savvy shoppers in Dubai is just around the corner, with the latest and largest selection of consumer electronics under one roof. Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 23...
Badr Jafar Calls for Global Purpose Hubs at UN High-Level Event on Innovation and Technology“MENA Region Offers Immense Potential to Drive Progress in Social Innovation” – Badr Jafar, CEO Crescent EnterprisesWhile the rapid pace of technological change presents...
Game-changers look to influence tomorrow’s agenda-setters at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, on September 27, 2017Guy Kawasaki headlines diverse new age line up, with debates to centre on entrepreneurship, women empowerment and sustainabilityRas Al Khaimah is readying...
 11 outstanding global FinTech firms have been shortlisted for the inaugural FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge in October, organized by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with KPMG.The selected firms are currently undergoing an intensive...
The first Islamic Lifestyle Mini Bootcamp will take place in Dubai from November 12th to 16th. This program comes in light of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision to transform Dubai to be the world’s Islamic economy...
The Dutch Bitcoin broker suffered its second data breach in six weeks, prompting people to question the security of information held by Bitcoin brokers.Litebit, a Bitcoin broker based in the Netherlands, has fallen victim to a data breach attack....
The 2017 GITEX Technology Week will be the most global edition of the region’s leading technology event.Hosting attendees from six continents and 147 countries, the event will showcase the world’s leading innovative technology solutions. Attendees to one of the...
4-star Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is now openLocated in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is all set to welcome savvy travellers to the island renowned for its lush greenery and pristine beaches.Mercure is AccorHotels’ midscale brand that epitomizes French...
Instagram's latest feature could be a game changer...Earlier this year, a study unraveled a staggering number of business profiles set up on Instagram – 15 million. In March 2017 alone, over 120 million Instagram users visited a linked business...