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Dubai and Japan sign agreement to support key economic sector
Dubai Future Labs and Osaka University, under the oversight of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), have signed an agreement to collaborate in the research and development (R&D) of new technologies and concepts.
KSA tech sector surges with spike in AI and Cloud service registrations
RIYADH: The Saudi tech industry saw strong growth in the second quarter, with registrations for artificial intelligence technologies and cloud computing services rising by 53 percent and 43 percent, respectively.
Saudi Arabia’s ICT spending surges 20% to $11bn
Saudi Arabia has witnessed a 20 percent year-on-year increase in government spending on information and communications technology in 2023, reaching SR41.87 billion ($11.16 billion), according to new data.
Experts converge on Riyadh to discuss safety of critical digital infrastructure
RIYADH: Cybersecurity leaders from around the globe are set to converge in Riyadh for the second edition of Black Hat Middle East and Africa, a rapidly expanding conference in the online industry.
New tech to create $20tn worth of opportunities
RIYADH: Space manufacturing, advanced agriculture and the next generation of artificial intelligence are among a variety of prospective opportunities identified by the UAE government as outlined in a report.
DFF floats Dubai Generative AI Alliance of global tech companies
Dubai Future Foundation launched Dubai Generative AI Alliance of global tech companies to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies and build one of the world’s most advanced and effective tech-enabled governments. This is in line with Dubai’s efforts to become a global hub for emerging technologies.
​​Saudi Arabia’s HR fund to join international cybersecurity organization
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has increased its stakes in cybersecurity protection, with the Human Resources Development Fund receiving approval to join the US-based Forum of Incident Response and Security Team – an institution known for its global best practices.
Sharjah's Arada reports 186% rise in sales during H1 2023 to Dh4.26 billion
Sharjah-based master developer Arada has reported a record-breaking sales performance during the first half of the year, as buyer demand for its lifestyle communities in Sharjah and Dubai continues to gather pace.
AIQ expects double-digit demand growth for AI in the UAE
AIQ, a joint venture between Adnoc and Group 42, expects “double-digit” growth in demand for its artificial intelligence offerings in the UAE in the next few years.
How to invest in artificial intelligence the smart way
Express ticket to riches? Or fast track to apocalypse? For the artificial intelligence hype machine, there is no in between.
‏Dubai firm to trial driverless trucks over next few months
In line with Dubai’s drive to become the world’s smart mobility hub, Dubai South today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Evocargo for the launch of the UAE’s first autonomous vehicle trials for cargo at the master development’s Logistics District.
Local Press: UAE is ready for the future
A UAE newspaper has said that innovation is characteristic of life in the UAE. As is pushing the frontiers of technology to prepare for a future economy.
UAE travel: New PCR testing rule implemented at Dubai International Airport
As part of its efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19, Dubai International Airport will now carry out random PCR tests on passengers arriving on some flights.
FinTech investments growing across ME region
FinTech investments have been steadily growing across the UAE and Middle East region, enhancing the digital experience, experts have said.
UAE: Saudi Prince to be guest of honour at IGCF 2021 in Sharjah
Saudi Prince Turki Al Faisal will be the guest of honour at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF), where he will deliver a keynote address during the opening ceremony on September 26.
‘UAE needs to expand coders’ scope to boost local IT sector’
The UAE should expand the scope and definition of coders to include other software development professionals such as system analysts and business managers etc. so that the IT sector flourishes in the country and fewer projects are outsourced, says founder and chief executive officer of emQube.
4IR can help KSA become a global hub for new drone technology
Saudi Arabia could become a global center for new drone technology under plans being advanced by the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently inaugurated in Riyadh in partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF).
UAE country to be in to experience futuristic ICT technologies
While IT has historically been focused on cost and stability, business value today is derived from agility, customer-centricity, digital goals & strategy, and velocity, says Asad Haque, entrepreneur and Visionary ICT Advisor.
Full digital transformation is a strategic and long-term investment for Sharjah
Complete digital transformation is no longer just a consideration, but will prove to be a sound strategic and long-term investment for the emirate of Sharjah, experts said at the inaugural edition of the ‘NexTech: The Formula for Digital Transformation Excellence’ event.
UAE ranks first in key global ICT indices
The UAE has been ranked first in the world in several global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) competitiveness indicators.
ABB technology to power world’s largest seawater desalination project
ABB technology is being used to build the world’s largest desalination plant in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The $500 million development will have the capacity to process over 900,000 cubic meters of seawater per day, enough to meet the demands of over 350,000 households.
Saudi Arabia ranks among top 10 countries in digital skills
Saudi Arabia made progress in the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) for 2020, issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as it ranked among the top 10 countries in digital skills, Saudi Press Agency reported.
KSA signs AI agreement with Dell Technologies
The Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) signed an agreement with the American multinational computer company Dell Technologies, combining the two organizations’ expertise in emerging technologies to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Kingdom.
Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala seeks Israeli tech, investment partners
Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala plans to identify potential fund partners in Israel and find high-growth technology firms in which to co-invest, as the UAE and Israel seek to boost commercial ties after normalizing relations.
UAE-Israeli tech innovation is set to take off
A high-level delegation of Israeli technology leaders is in the UAE for the first time as they aim to foster business relations, and the person spearheading them is keen to ensure that the partnerships that would result from this endeavour will be for the greater good.
Habtoor joins Israeli tech firm on ‘robo-taxi’ plan
In the latest sign of increased UAE-Israeli business co-operation, Al Habtoor Group, the Dubai-based hotels and motor conglomerate, has teamed up with a Jerusalem-based company on plans to put “robo-taxis” on the roads of the emirate.
Bahrain, Israel discuss cooperation in transportation and telecommunications
Bahraini Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed discussed possible partnership deals with his Israeli counterpart, as both officials exchanged congratulatory messages for the recent peace declaration.
Zain offers wide range of digital and cloud solutions to corporate customers
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the offering of a wide range of digital and cloud solutions to corporate customers, allowing them to increase operational efficiency and empower remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic over Zain’s superfast and nationwide network.
Half million online transactions in one week
The Interior Ministry carried out a total of 996,272 online transactions, including 471,441 last week, a senior ministry official announced.
Zain offers unlimited opportunities on Kuwait’s most powerful 5G network
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of its latest competitive offering for 5G Internet plans dedicated to postpaid customers. Through the new offer, Zain opens up a world of unlimited opportunities on its 5G network, considered the largest and most powerful in Kuwait with nationwide coverage.
Zain joins ‘The Valuable 500’ to unlock opportunities for people with disabilities
Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, proudly announces its inclusion in The Valuable 500, an international initiative striving to put disability on the leadership agenda within corporates.
UAE to launch first Arab probe to Mars in July
After sending its first astronaut to space last year, the United Arab Emirates is to launch a probe to Mars in July, Emirates Mars Mission announced.
From cleaning to screening, robots join fight against COVID-19 at Abu Dhabi Airport
Robots are being rolled out at Abu Dhabi airport to disinfect public areas and screen passengers using infrared thermal technology.
Oracle opens new cloud centre in Saudi with further GCC expansion planned
Oracle is making a late surge into the Middle East cloud market with a new centre in Saudi Arabia, and plans to open further ‘regions’ in the kingdom and the UAE later this year.
How UAE can save over Dh11B by adopting blockchain technologies
The UAE can save over Dh11 billion through implementing advanced blockchain technologies, according to a new report.
Saudi companies display latest technologies at Dubai Airshow
Over 25 Saudi companies and government institutions are taking part in the Dubai Airshow hoping to snag deals for their latest defense and aviation technologies being showcased at the biennial event.
Zain picks Ericsson to launch 5G network in Bahrain by end-2019
Zain has selected Ericsson to build its 5G network in Bahrain, with the first commercial 5G services expected to go live before the end of 2019.
Dubai Future Council for Blockchain agrees initiatives for 2019
The Dubai Future Council for Blockchain has approved three initiatives for 2019 at its second meeting, which brought together local and global decision-makers from various government departments and private companies.
Bahrain's Batelco launches first smartphone for 5G network
Batelco, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator, has launched Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, the first 5G network supported device in the kingdom.
Saudi, French firms ink deal to build aerostructures factory
Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Figeac Aero, the French aerospace company, to establish a metallic aerostructures manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.
Dubai's Du joins rival Etisalat in delivering 5G experience
Dubai-based telecoms operator Du on Saturday said it is delivering 5G connectivity for the first time via the Axon Pro 10 handset.
Kuwait to become first Gulf country to launch 5G mobile service
Chairman and CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) Salem Al Othaina has announced the completion of the pilot operation of the fifth-generation networks of telecommunication companies, in coordination with the Authority, and therefore announces the readiness of launching the fifth generation commercially by mid-June.
Bahrain's Batelco completes split into two entities
Bahrain-based telecoms firm Batelco has announced the completion of its legal separation into two entities to cover broadband infrastructure and retail operations.
Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues
Shareholders of Batelco Group, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator with operations across 14 countries, has approved a full year cash dividend of BD45.7 million ($121.2 million) after reporting record revenues.
Bahrain's Batelco approves dividend after record 2018 revenues
Shareholders of Batelco Group, the Bahrain-based telecoms operator with operations across 14 countries, has approved a full year cash dividend of BD45.7 million ($121.2 million) after reporting record revenues.
Saudi Arabia’s General Auditing Bureau launches e-platform
The president of the Saudi General Auditing Bureau (GAB), Hussam Al-Anqari, on Monday launched the Wathiqa electronic platform at its headquarters in Riyadh.
Bahrain sees commercial 5G services launch by June
Bahrain said on Tuesday that it hopes to provide commercial 5G services by June, pending availability of consumer handsets and equipment.
Google launches contactless Pay service in UAE
Internet giant Google announced the launch of its contactless payment service in the UAE, further ramping up the competition sector that is gaining wider acceptance.
Sheikh Mohammed launches biggest e-learning platform
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the new e-learning platform,, which will give over 50 million Arab students around the world access to 5,000 educational videos for free.
UAE businesses must secure data or risk 20 million euro fine
Data privacy has become the primary focus of businesses in the UAE
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