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…

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

2 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 – ...
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Apple Pay Coming to the UAE

3 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: ...
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No more Laptop Ban on Flights to the US

4 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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Celebrating Eid: The Moon Shot on iPhone by Local Photographers

4 months ago
Apple invited five local amateur photographers to take part in their first-ever Eid campaign and shoot on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus the most iconic symbol of this special time of the year: the ...
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Whatsapp Calls now Working in the UAE

5 months ago
So one of my friends tried calling me on Whatsapp on his Dubai number and the call went through somehow. I don’t know what changed now but Whatsapp calls are no longer blocked at least ...
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Batmobile Spotted in Dubai

5 months ago
There’s a new Batmobile roaming the streets of Dubai. It was built on the chassis of a Lamborghini Gallardo powered by a V10 Lamborghini engine and all made out of carbon fiber. The Batmobile is ...
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Smart UAE Wallet Turns your Smartphone into a Passport

5 months ago
You no longer need to take out your passport if you’re flying from Dubai International Airport. All you have to do is download the Smart UAE Wallet [iOS] [Android], register and then use the required ...
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Apple Dubai Mall Opening Today

6 months ago
Apple is opening its latest store in Dubai today at Dubai Mall, with a 186-foot curved storefront overlooking The Dubai Fountain and Burj Khalifa. “To mitigate Dubai’s climate, Foster + Partners designed eighteen 37.5-foot-high motorized ...
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