UAE

  • $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.

  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince launches new defense conglomerate, Edge

    The government of the UAE has launched a new defense conglomerate called Edge in Abu Dhabi which aims to develop advanced technology for cyber protection, weapon systems and electronic warfare.

  • Abu Dhabi fund finances Pakistan sustainable development projects worth $408m

    The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading UAE entity for development aid, has supported Pakistan with grants and concessionary loans valued at AED 1.5 billion (around US$ 408 million) to date, across nine sustainable development projects. The projects spanned diverse sectors, most notable transport, water and agriculture, healthcare, and education.

  • Abu Dhabi strengthens cybersecurity infrastructure with new initiative

    The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), in partnership with cybersceuirty company Trend Micro, launched the Cyber Defense Challenge.

  • Accenture claims that AI will generate $180 billion for ME economy

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to boost economic growth in the United Arab Emirates by 1.6 percentage points and add US$182 billion to the national economy by 2035, according to a recent report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

  • AI expected to boost UAE GDP by $96bn

    Rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will increase the UAE's GDP by USD 96 billion by 2030, enabling organizations to better meet and predict customer and citizen trends and drive digital business innovation.

  • 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 commemorates Sharjah Architecture Triennial with innovative design exhibit

    To mark the inaugural international Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, is presenting the exhibition Shaping the Future,in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and American University of Sharjah (AUS).

  • Bee’ah contributes to UAE’s fight against COVID-19 with new disinfection pods

    Bee’ah, a pioneering sustainability leader in the Middle East, has launcheddisinfection pods for businesses to safeguard public health during theCOVID-19 outbreak.

  • Bee’ah furthers UAE sustainability aims with new partnerships

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, signed MoUs with Unilever Gulf, one of the region’s leading suppliers of beauty and personal care, home care, and foods and refreshment products and UAE-based startup Seramic Materials Ltd, a pioneer in sustainable ceramics made from recycled materials, at the World Future Energy Summit during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020.

  • Bee’ah furthers zero-waste efforts with launch of new Biomass facility

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, officially launched its new Biomass Facility at the Bee’ah’s Waste Management Complex in Al Sa’jaa, Sharjah.

  • 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.

  • Bee’ah revolutionizes waste collection in Sharjah with new technology

    In line with their commitment to adopting best industry practices and technological innovations, Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, and Tandeef, Bee’ah’s waste collection and management division, have added Ducati electric mobile waste collection units to their existing fleet, to further enhance operations while continuously promoting Bee’ah’s sustainability agenda.

  • Bee’ah unveils region’s first solar energy landfill project

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, announced that it will convert 47 hectares of Al Saja’a landfill area into a state-of-the-art solar energy facility in Sharjah once the landfill is capped.

  • Bee’ah, Tabreed sign agreement on energy-efficient cooling projects in Sharjah

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, and National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in the Emirate of Sharjah.

  • Building Smart and Sustainably - with Huawei innovative Solutions

    Our cities are changing. With growing populations and increasing urbanization from rural communities and international relocation, governments are re-evaluating how they will manage their resources and engage their citizens in the future. The burgeoning use of smart devices is also demanding a rethink from city planners. How they can make the best use of technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and the anticipated 5G ultra broadband to create smarter solutions for our cities across areas such as:

  • 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.

  • COSTA undertakes unique drone delivery trial in Dubai

    Global coffee colossus COSTA has selected Dubai for its innovative testing of its revolutionary new 'drone delivery' service. COSTA embarked on the trial due to customer demand - 82% of its UAE customers said they would use a drone to deliver food and beverages directly to them, and COSTA subsequently decided to undertake a unique trial in Dubai with its 'Drone Drop' service.

  • Cybersecurity resilience in the pandemic-stricken digital era

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on entire industries. Working from home and adapting to the ‘new normal’ has been particularly challenging especially when cybersecurity is taken into account. Cybercriminals thrive in chaos and the chaos brought about by the pandemic caused cybercrimes to skyrocket at such an unprecedented rate. 

  • 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.