And a startup is already on the right track.

This Is How IoT Will Be Driving Innovation In The MENA Hospitality Industry

It's common knowledge that guest satisfaction doesn't come easy.Product Manager at Savvy Ahmed Khalil Alkahlout believes that IoT applied to the hospitality industry can serve as a springboard for success and mean... (contd.)
The company is learning what it will take to create the regulatory framework required, said Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd.

Hyperloop One Might Ferry Passengers In The UAE As Early As 2021

The company is learning what it will take to create the regulatory framework required, said Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd while addressing the Middle East Rail conference in Dubai.Lloyd said the firm... (contd.)
Move part of efforts to promote environmentally-friendly vehicles.

Dubai Issues New Rules In Its Goal To Be More Electric Car-Friendly

As part of its efforts to ensure a shift towards environmentally-friendly cars, the Dubai government t has issued fresh regulations on the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. According to directive number 1... (contd.)
YOYO allows members to reserve and use cars.

Bahrain is Getting A Cool New Car-Sharing Service

Middle East- and Africa-based mobile telecom provider Zain Group has teamed up with Turkish digital startup YOYO to bring the latter’s car sharing club model to Bahrain. The project will be expanded across... (contd.)
GCAA is working on setting up fresh standards for drones.

UAE Is Mulling Plans To End The Import Of (Some) Drones

The UAE will stop importing unmanned aerial vehicles that don’t meet guidelines as it works on setting up fresh standards for drones, according to the director general of the General Civil Aviation... (contd.)
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We now need to hire, manage and train for new skills, such as empathy and social sensitivity.

If You Want To Know How Technology Will Affect Your Work, Look At These 3 Long-Term Trends

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This Jordanian how his personal struggle triggered a much-awaited eureka moment that turned into Masmoo3, an audiobooks startups.

How I Did It: Masmoo3’s Ala Suleiman On Bringing Audiobooks To The Arabic Speaker

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It has more than 6 million books. Goes The Original Amazon Way With New Bookstore Platform

In a move similar to Kindle books on global e-commerce giant Amazon, Middle East’s largest online retailer has unveiled a book store featuring more than six million books. The bookstore features books... (contd.)
It's time to start getting excited about artificial Intelligence. Here are three industries that are on the cusp of a big change.

3 Industries Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt

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Information can easily be stolen, says cyber security expert.

Why You Need The New DarkMatter Phone And More

With incidents of cyber-attacks on the rise, governments and companies need to take an increasingly holistic approach to information security, according to Faisal Al Bannai, CEO of UAE-based cyber security company DarkMatter. Multiple... (contd.)
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