The road to a solar future

Easing the approval requirements for the installation of rooftop solar panels is the first step towards Dubai achieving its goal of solar panels on every rooftop by 2030. As The National reported yesterday, approved contractors received an email ... ( read original story ...)

Inside the UAE’s tech start-up environment

“UAE free zones make it easy to start companies compared to ... and Internet of Things Expo (IoTx) 2017 run until tomorrow. “Technology is playing a greater role in our lives and the Middle East is home to some of the brightest minds in the sector ... ( read original story ...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Area 2071 technology hub

DUBAI // A headquarters for futuristic technology companies and start-ups, Area 2071, was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in Dubai on Sunday. The space in Emirates Towers is intended to unify efforts in the government and public sectors to create ... ( read original story ...)

Taj Dubai

This Dubai hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is ... ( read original story ...)

ADGM joins R3 Consortium on blockchain technology

Dubai: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the emirate’s financial centre, said on Thursday it has joined R3, a New York-based financial technology firm, as a member of its international consortium. ADGM is the first regulatory body in the Middle East and ... ( read original story ...)

UAE digital investments grow from $35m to $799m in three years

Dubai: In three years, the UAE has grown the size of its investment in technology from $35 million (Dh128.5 million) in 2013 to $799 million in 2016, according to a new report released by Dubai SME on Wednesday. The State of Digital Investments in Mena ... ( read original story ...)

How digital technology is transforming Dubai

Cities are complex and dense structures in which the large majority of humans live and work. The pace of urbanization globally has accelerated over recent decades putting pressure on infrastructure, social and economic structures, as well as on the ... ( read original story ...)

Solar panel demand in Dubai dulled by red tape

Homeowners in Dubai need more incentives and fewer obstacles to encourage them to install solar rooftop panels, say experts. "We have to make it a lot easier," said Simon Brennan of the solar contracting company SES Solar, speaking at an IHC sustainability ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai issues ban on disposable mobile chargers

The small and wireless portable chargers for both Android and iOS phones are branded as "Power Patch" and sold online through a website. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality has issued a decree banning these chargers that pose ... ( read original story ...)