Skype Officially Blocked in the UAE

Skype now shares the same fate as Google's Duo, Apple's FaceTime or Whatsapp Video call as the UAE’s telecoms regulator has confirmed that Skype has been blocked completely. Etisalat & du had already confirmed the ban on Skype few days before. The only legal alternatives are currently two VoIP-based apps BOTIM and C’Me provided by telecom operators.

UAE Reduces Traffic Fines by 50%

My friend who lives in Abu Dhabi shared with me earlier this morning a screenshot of his traffic fines that were reduced by half after an order from the Crown Prince. The reduction will be on fines incurred before December 2, 2017, with the discounted fines to be paid within three months. The announcement comes as the country celebrates its 46th National Day. Another friend in Dubai woke up to see all his fines getting…

Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening on November 11

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is finally being inaugurated after several revised completion dates since 2013. The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, and will be approximately 24,000 square metres in size. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first universal museum in the Arab world. It will bring the Louvre name to Abu Dhabi and presents both ancient and contemporary works of historic, cultural, and sociological interest from around the world.…

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

3 months ago
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 ...

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

3 months ago
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 ...

White Dubai Opens Tomorrow Night!

3 months ago
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, ...

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

4 months 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 – ...