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UAE announces new visa rules to attract investors and innovators

The UAE has adopted a new system of entry visas for investors and professional talents providing them with a long-term visa for up to 10 years.
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60mins Day 4 – PM (2017)

What’s Inside

RIP data complacency

0 4David Warburton, Senior Systems Engineer, F5 Networks, explains why the EU General Data Protection Regulation’s revolutionary intent is showing genuine teeth.

Why employee mobility should be a priority for Middle East businesses

0 5It’s already happening and smartphones with a network connection or a device that is connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is the go-to implement for this ‘mobile-first’ workforce. So how will this mobile workforce shape in the new digital platform economy?
data pack, mobile

Ooredoo Oman to allow users to carry forward unused data

0 7Ooredoo has announced that Home Broadband customers are now able to enjoy fast speeds, data rollover and the ease of being connected straight from the box, with their ‘available everywhere’ service

UAE enables “great minds to innovate”, says Sheikh Mohammed

0 39UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced a new initiative focused on scientific research and development (R&D) in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Centennial 2071.

Dubai Airports to slash energy costs with new tech

0 12Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual energy savings of almost 20 percent per year at Dubai Airports’ facilities, according to WAM.
Saleem AlBlooshi, chief infrastructure officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company

du set to roll out UAE 5G network in 2018

0 30Saleem AlBlooshi, chief infrastructure officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company The availability of 5G services in the UAE is one step …

UAE announces new visa rules to attract investors and innovators

0 54The UAE has adopted a new system of entry visas for investors and professional talents providing them with a long-term visa for up to 10 years.

AI to bring $182 billion economic boost to the UAE by 2035

0 37Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to boost economic growth in the UAE by 1.6 percentage points and add $182 billion to the national economy by 2035, according to a recent report by Accenture.
Careem, Pakistan

Dubai-based Careem increases regional employment prospects

0 38Dubai-based ride-hailing firm Careem is creating about 80,000 jobs for men and women every month, the firm’s co-founder said.

Abu Dhabi airport reduces waiting times with smart IoT tech

0 43Dubai Technology Partners (DTP), a regional systems integrator for the aviation industry, announced that it has joined forces with Xovis, a provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

Saudi Arabia, China explore the dark side of the moon

0 59China has launched a satellite that will serve as the communications relay for a future probe on the the invisible side of the moon. The satellite is equipped with a payload for a space sensory system developed by Saudi engineers and researchers for filming and taking photos of the moon.

How to win the cybersecurity ‘game’

0 379Cybersecurity defenses are under unprecedented levels of attack. From old malware foes and newer types, such as ransomware, to sophisticated advanced threats and state-sponsored cyberattacks, breaches are, sadly, now an everyday reality.
Ayman AlBayaa, STME

STME urges shift to OPEX to address cybersecurity challenges

0 34Ayman AlBayaa, STME STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), sates that one of the …
shopper, retailer, e-commerce

How to capture the shopper’s mind during Ramadan

0 68Ramadan is a period dedicated to compassion, self-control, and social responsibility. While daily habits change during the holy month, we …
The RTA is launching 20 new self-service machines

RTA to keep an eye on Dubai cabbies

0 52As part of its efforts to improve the level of public transportation services in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started fitting taxis affiliated to the Public Transport Agency with surveillance cameras.

Everteam becomes Qlik’s authorised Middle East reseller

0 40Everteam has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Qlik whereby Everteam Global services is now an authorised Qlik reseller in …

New visa rules to attract more investors and innovators to the UAE

0 794In line with UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has adopted a new system of entry visas for investors and professional talents providing them with a long-term visa for up to 10 years.

IBM to enable companies track carbon footprint via blockchain

0 62Veridium Labs, a company incubated by EnVision Corporation, is collaborating with IBM to help transform the carbon credit market using IBM blockchain technology with the goal of making it easier for companies to offset their environmental footprints.

Etisalat to spotlight opportunities in the mobile ecosystem

0 62Etisalat has announced its exclusive partnership with GSMA for Mobile 360 series-MENA conference in 2018 and 2019, a regional platform that attracts telecom leaders from across the global and regional mobile industry to address key challenges and opportunities in the mobile ecosystem.

Dubai to open new facility to “incubate young innovators”

0 49The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsung International SDS for the Middle East and Africa to build an innovation lab within the facilities of the government firm.

The big picture: why cloud systems need a security boost

0 4The cloud is getting bigger and bigger, as a glance at the revenue figures for some of the biggest providers demonstrates vividly.

Google’s “robo-caller” will notify users when calls are recorded

0 84Earlier this month, Google revealed it’s AI-based robo-caller Duplex. The company has since faced plenty of questions about how it works.

I-Life enters Indian market with Flipkart partnership

0 44i-Life Digital Technology has signed an exclusive partnership with Flipkart, India-based e-commerce platform, to enter the Indian electronics market. By …

UAE CIOs to harness the benefits of hybrid cloud with “Project Tarabot”

0 73Injazat Data Systems (Injazat) and MDC Business Management Services (MDC-BMS), along with Mubadala Investment Company’s Enterprise Technology Services division, have announced the establishing of 'Project Tarabot'.

Skybox Security signs up Exclusive Networks as Middle East VAD

0 46Global cybersecurity management solutions provider Skybox Security has announced a new partnership with Exclusive Networks for distribution of Skybox solutions …

Invest Easy links ePayment cards in Oman

0 67Invest Easy portal launched the electronic link with the OmanNet ePayment Gateway for Omani bank cards supported by the Central Bank of Oman and electronic payment gateway Cyber Source for non-Omani bank credit cards, the Times of Oman reported.
Gary Miller, Thales

How Thales Cyber Hub will create a collaborative ecosystem

0 60Gary Miller, Thales Gary Miller, vice president, Cyber Security, Middle East, Thales, on strengthening its recently announced Cyber Hub in …

Private health firms in Dubai can now acquire ambulance permits online

0 59The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services enabling the issuance of approvals for ambulance vehicles operated by private health entities online.

Kuwait gears up for IPv6 adoption

0 76The RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC) and the Kuwait Communication Information Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (CITRA) recently held a training programme for telecommunications and Internet service providers (ISPs) to educate them on how to work with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and deploy it on their networks.

Social engineering: Don’t be the weakest link

0 217Technology is not enough to keep an organisation cyber secure. Business leaders should also consider the human element as even the most tech-savvy professional can fall victim to a social engineering attack.
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