According to the study, modern mapping services have the potential to unleash consumer benefits worth over AED 2 billion (US$550 m) per year.
Oman’s Ooredoo connects 77,000 homes with ‘super fast’ fibre broadbandOman-based telecom provider Ooredoo has provided 77,000 homes across the Muscat region with super fast fibre home broadband from the existing fast home broadband. 0 4761
Musk flaunts plan to fly passengers from Dubai to London in 29 minutes
While it’s not yet known exactly when we’ll be able to jet to London over our lunch hour on his super-rocket, nicknamed BFR, Musk said construction of the rocket should begin within the next year – with the first launch planned for 2022.
Dubai launches world’s first virtual wills registry
Designed for overseas asset-holders, the new smart service enables eligible investors living outside of the UAE to create, register, witness and store a Will for Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah assets from anywhere in the world.
UAE launches strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Gergawi affirmed that the strategy aims to strengthen the UAE’s position as a global hub by means of advancing innovation and future technologies.
Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital invests $55m in Dubai fintech firm
Channel VAS, which was originally started in Cameroon but is now based in Dubai, provides mobile financial services in over 25 emerging markets, offering micro-finance lending to more than 500 million mobile network subscribers.
HH Sheikh Hamdan attends first test flight of Dubai’s flying taxi
The AAT will be the world’s first self-flying taxi service, and is expected be operational in the emirate under Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) within the next five years.
TRA launches integrated strategy to develop employees’ skills
The new strategy comprises enabling employees to use modern and innovative tools and mechanisms, improve their functionality based on periodic evaluation results in order to keep pace with the rapid developments in the ICT field.
Costa Coffee trials drone delivery service in Dubai
Beach-goers can be seen in the video released by Costa ordering via mobile phone to the local branch, before the drink arrives right at their location within 15 minutes.
ADGM teams up with CoreFiling to enhance e-reporting procedures
The e-reporting system is part of the ongoing initiatives by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of ADGM, to better address the needs of its stakeholders.
Dubai-based after-school events firm launches $1m blockchain scheme
Afterschool will use a blockchain-based payments system where parents can use the tokens, and other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, to book and pay for activities provided both by Afterschool and third party affiliates.