lab-grown food

Could lab-grown ingredients could be the future of food?

Stakeholders are looking at ways to reduce the environmental impacts of factory farming and animal agriculture

Vikas khanna NFT book

Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna launches NFT of his book in Dubai

Akshaya.io will create non-fungible tokens of the book which will enable those interested to own the original NFT along with physical book

Food

Food companies falling short of carbon-cutting goal, study finds

A report by AlixPartners found that food and beverage manufacturers, suppliers and retailers may manage to reduce emissions by 29 per cent by 2030

Tom De Waele, Managing Partner, Bain & Company Middle East 

Five steps that Middle East companies can take to reduce carbon footprint

To translate ambition into delivery, companies need to adopt a mindset that we call visionary pragmatism and get five things right

Baku

Azerbaijan Airlines upgrades fleet on Dubai-Baku route

The Baku-based airline operates daily flights to Dubai

report

New report reveals threat actors’ top social engineering tactics and campaigns

The 2022 Social Engineering Report analyses the key trends and techniques of socially engineered cyberthreats observed over the past year

UAE aid to Afghanistan

UAE sends relief aid to support Afghanistan quake victims

Atleast 1,500 people were killed and over 2,000 injured in a powerful earthquake that struck Afghanistan on Wednesday, June 22

UAE reports 1,657 Covid-19 cases, 1665 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 935,345

Innovation in government

Innovation in government is key to developing thriving digital economies of the future

The continued digitalisation of governments will be a crucial steppingstone when it comes to driving change in the medium and long-term

Saudi crown prince regional tour

In pics: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s regional tour

The Crown Prince left Turkey on Wednesday, June 22, bringing an end to his regional tour that also took him to Egypt and Jordan

Dubai's successful tourism

Tourism recovery sees Dubai welcome 6.17 million visitors from January to May

The latest tourism data was revealed by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism at its first ‘City Briefing’ for 2022

Instagram

Instagram to test artificial intelligence on faces to verify users are over 18

Starting in the US, Instagram will be accepting video selfies, which Meta will submit to the identity verification company Yoti

Netflix

Netflix fires another 300 employees in latest round of cuts

The job losses are across the company, with most affected workers based in the US

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates takes off to Tel Aviv, marks airline’s first passenger flight to Israel

Emirates flight EK931 departed with 335 passengers

Aveva

Here’s how Aveva is unlocking the value of industrial data

Aveva PI World Amsterdam 2022 explored how leaders in the industry are leveraging data to spark innovation

UAE reports 1,621 Covid-19 cases, 1,605 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 933,688

Etihad Rail: Agreement signed for passenger trains worth Dhs1.2bn

As part of the agreement, Spanish company CAF will design, manufacture, supply and maintain passenger trains for the Etihad Rail project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

UAE to issue dollar-denominated dual-tranche sovereign bonds

The bonds will be issued with a 10-year tranche and a 30-year Formosa tranche

World Cup host Qatar demurs on VAT, will wait for ‘right time’

“We will look to the right time to apply such taxes” – Finance Minister Ali Al Kuwari

Vamstar

Vamstar closes $9.5m funding to expand AI-enabled healthcare supply chain platform

Platform to simplify sourcing and procurement for hospital administrators and healthcare suppliers in the UAE

UK launches negotiations for free trade deal with GCC

The deal would add at least £1.6bn a year to the UK economy and support new jobs across key industries

bu Dhabi Securities Exchange lists $8.25 billion of TAQA bonds

Abu Dhabi’s ADX lists TAQA bonds valued at $8.25bn

The bonds were largely issued as part of TAQA’s Global Medium Term Note Programme and are listed on the London Stock Exchange

Honor Magic4 Pro

Honor announces the open sale of Magic4 Pro in the UAE

From June 24 onwards, customers can buy the Magic4 Pro priced at Dhs3,999

Sheikh Hamdan visits Dubai Chambers

Sheikh Hamdan visits Dubai Chambers, reviews future plans and projects

The Crown Prince stressed the importance of working continuously to consolidate Dubai’s position as an attractive business and investment destination

ADIB_visa partnership

UAE’s ADIB, Visa partner to boost adoption of digital payments

ADIB and Visa’s partnership will drive the growth of digital payments through data-led solutions and deliver differentiated products in the market

Digital twin

How digital twins are helping build the foundation of industrial metaverse

Integration of digital twins into the metaverse is accelerating the digital recreation of real-world objects including the industrial and associated ecosystems

Amazon Abu Dhabi Delivery Station

Amazon opens its largest delivery station in Abu Dhabi

The 4,700sqm delivery station is the second largest in the country and provides same-day and next-day deliveries to customers

GCC smartphone

GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter

DXB passengers

Dubai’s DXB to welcome 2.4 million passengers from June 24 until July 4

July 2 is expected to be the busiest day, with daily passenger traffic to surpass 235,000

Oppo Find X5

OPPO launches Find X5 series in the UAE

Powered by MariSilicon X, the Find X5 series feature the iconic Hasselblad natural colour calibration