Dubai

  • “Our ultimate goal is to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city on earth” – Mr. Younus Al Nasser

    Our ambition is to create happiness amongst our residents, and our primary purpose is to really embrace technology innovations to improve the life of every individual living in Dubai. Our vision is to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city on earth.” Those were the words of Mr. Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General of Smart Dubai Office and CEO of Dubai Data Establishment as he gave his presentation at the 7th annual Telecom Review Summit.

  • $1 billion e-commerce site launched by Dubai real estate mogul Mohamed Alabbar

    Dubai-based business tycoon Mohamed Alabbar, prominent in the real estate and property development industry of the United Arab Emirates and former director general of the Dubai Department of Economic Development, announced on November 13 the launch of a $1 billion regional e-commerce site in a joint venture with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund and other Gulf investors, called Noon.com.

  • A total of 80.6% of Dubai’s water meters are now smart

    His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced that DEWA has installed 595,755 smart water meters across Dubai. This is 80.6% of the total number of water meters in the Emirate, with all water meters in Dubai to become smart meters by the end of next year. The announcement was made at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018), which DEWA is organizing at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23-25 October 2018.

  • AI will benefit businesses by tracking ‘hidden inefficiencies’

    On Wednesday, at AI Everything in Dubai, a panel discussion took place which consisted of people from a variety of different sectors and they spoke about how AI could improve businesses.

  • Bee'ah selected as sustainable waste management partner for Dubai airports

    Bee’ah, UAE-based sustainability and environmental services pioneer, has been appointed the waste management partner for both of Dubai Airports’ airports, Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest airport, and Dubai World Central (DWC).

  • Bee’ah gathers distinguished experts to discuss lessons learnt from COVID-19 crisis

    Bee’ah has invited distinguished experts in the UAE across the fields of climate change, sustainability and smart technology to share learnings and insights gathered from theCOVID-19 outbreak at the company’s Ramadan Virtual Event.

  • Blockchain company enters the UAE market

    Espeo Blockchain, a consulting brand of Espeo Software with 10 years of experience, declared that it has chosen Dubai as its new hub to set up an office, after recognizing the region's growth potential and interest in blockchain technology.

  • Brazilian security firm says its AI technology can make Dubai the safest city in the world

    A security organisation will present futuristic artificial intelligence camera and sensor technology that sees, smells and listens for potential problems, at the Future Cities Show in Dubai in a push to make Dubai the world's safest smart city.

  • Carrefour innovates Dubai retail sector with robots

    Shoppers at Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates may have come across an unconventional member of staff, “Tally”.

  • Claude Schuck on the four pillars of digital transformation

    Veeam is a company that develops backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software for a variety of infrastructures, namely multi-cloud. The company entered the market back in 2006 and has since then become a key player in the industry for its work in helping enterprises move towards the Cloud.

  • CommScope well positioned to play ‘critical role’ as operators prepare for 5G era

    US-based communications infrastructure giant CommScope has stated it is 'well-positioned' to assist the efforts of operators to 'modernize' and expand their networks as they prepare to make the transition towards the implementation of 5G. CommScope has a huge presence in the MENA region, and the organization attended the 5G MENA event which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. CommScope showcased a series of its innovative solutions at the exhibition - and highlighted the role it will play as the telecommunications industry edges closer to an era of 5G.

  • ConsenSys Academy launches first global blockchain program

    Global blockchain specialist firm ConsenSys is launching the first cohort of its ConsenSys Academy Developer Program on August 1st, 2017. The ConsenSys Academy Developer Program is a first-of-its-kind, end-to-end blockchain training program. It begins with Phase1, an immersive online module that will kick off with a welcome video from Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum and founder of ConsenSys.

  • Construction of Dubai-Abu Dhabi Hyperloop system to begin in 2019

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT, HTT) announced the appointment of leading design and engineering firm, Dar Al-Handasah (founding member of the Dar Group), to assist in bringing the Abu Dhabi commercial system to reality.

  • Demand, budget pressures pushing GCC to transform

    Budget pressures and customer/citizen demands are driving GCC nations to embrace digital transformation, according to Deloitte's 2017 National Transformation in the Middle East report. Digital transformation is playing a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world are adapting to new opportunities and challenges, and the GCC is no exception.

  • DFSA to launch cybersecurity platform for Dubai’s financial sector

    The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has announced a special platform which they have set up to ensure greater cybersecurity of financial firms within the city.

  • DIFC partners with TiE Mumbai for new FinTech offering

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA), has partnered with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), the world’s largest non-profit entrepreneurial organisation, to help Indian FinTechs scale their businesses across the region. Throughout a two-day programme, DIFC met with 17 FinTech startups from Mumbai to understand their business models and provide tailored solutions to support their growth in fast-growing emerging markets. 

  • DIFC registers over 100 global FinTech firms

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the leading international financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, marks a significant milestone today having registered more than 100 FinTech firms in the Centre.

  • District 2020 reveals plan for Dubai-based blockchain campus

    District 2020, Chinese investment and incubation company, announced a collaboration with Shanghai-based Atlas Capital Holding as the latest tenant to join its development project.

  • Du and Orange to provide services for Dubai’s smart city

    Telco du has partnered with Orange Business Services to deliver smart services at Silicon Park – Dubai’s first integrated smart city.

  • Dubai achieves milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions

    Dubai has achieved a new milestone in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, in getting certified by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. C40 is a leading global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and protecting the planet. The network was established in 2005, and includes 75 major cities that have worked to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions through sharing knowledge and best practices among themselves.