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

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 - Innovation and Change The UAE was named in this year's report a "stand out" country, which means "countries that are highly digitally advanced and exhibit high momentum. They are leaders in driving innovation, building on their existing advantages in efficient…

Apple Pay Coming to the UAE

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: Turning to services we set an all-time record of $7.3 billion, up 22% year over year. The App Store was a major driver of this performance and according to App Annie's latest report, it continues to be, by a wide…
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No more Laptop Ban on Flights to the US

2 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

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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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It’s official! Amazon Will Acquire Souq.com

5 months ago
Souq.com issued a press release earlier today where they confirmed they’ve reached an agreement with Amazon. Souq.com is the biggest e-commerce marketplace in the Middle East and is often referred to as “the Amazon of ...
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Spot the Bentley in This 57.7 Billion Pixel Image Of Dubai

5 months ago
Bentley just released one of the world’s most detailed landscape images, a 57.7 Billion Pixel Image Of Dubai and is asking people to find a Bentley somewhere in this huge image. It’s not really that ...
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