UAE now has a Minister for Artificial Intelligence

Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, aged just 27, will be the UAE's first Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence. The aim is to make the government rely further on AI technologies and prepare for the UAE 2031 AI strategy, as well as work on long-term goals set by the UAE such as establishing the first human settlement on Mars by 2117. The two "realistic" and short-term goals will be going entirely digital by 2021, and…

Flying Object Over Dubai is not a Meteor

A flying unidentified object was spotted yesterday over Dubai's sky and mistaken for a meteor by many, including the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre. Some even thought it was plane crashing or an alien ship but the truth is the object is simply space debris from a Progress rocket used to supply the International Space Station. I was discussing this matter with a friend and he wrote a whole blogpost explaining why this is not…

Dubai Launched The World’s Largest Single-site Concentrated Solar Power

As part of the UAE Energy plan 2050, which aims at increasing clean energy use by 50 percent, Dubai is building the world's largest concentrated solar power plant in one place, a project which will cost a whooping AED14 billion and will provide a capacity of 700 MW. "The consortium bid the lowest Levelised Cost of Electricity of USD 7.3 cents per kilowatt hour . The project will have the world’s tallest solar tower, measuring…

White Dubai Opens Tomorrow Night!

White Dubai is opening tomorrow at The Meydan Hotel and will run three nights a week this season from Thursday to Sunday between 10pm and 3am. There will be two new theme nights this year, BIZAAAR and WHITEHOUSE, the club’s weekly house night, with resident and international acts set to be announced. I try to get ahold of some pictures of the new venue and new look but couldn't get any yet. Opening night will…
Technology

The UAE Among the World’s “Stand Out” Digital Economies

1 month ago
The Digital Evolution Index is a data-led evaluation of digital development across 60 countries based on four key indicators, with about 170 indicators across them: – Supply Conditions – Demand Conditions – Institutional Environment – ...
Technology

Apple Pay Coming to the UAE

2 months ago
Apple Pay is expected to launch in the United Arab Emirates before the end of 2017, according to Apple CFO Luca Maestri who was speaking on Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings call. Here’s the complete statement: ...
Technology

No more Laptop Ban on Flights to the US

3 months ago
Trump’s ban on laptops and other electronics for flights from more than 10 Middle Eastern countries didn’t last long and was lifted on most of the airlines affected. Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Kuwait ...
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Jackie Chan’s “Kung Fu Yoga” Dubai Pursuit Scene

3 months ago
Six minutes with supercars, a shit load of supercars LOL! The movie is still shit though. ...
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