BOTIM launches region’s first Arabic ChatGPT with MBZUAI 

BOTIM’s Arabic Chat GPT will support features such as international money transfers, bill payments and e-commerce

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Marketing firm Conceptual ERA eyes regional expansion

Marketing firm Conceptual ERA is drawing on the UAE’s strengths and a combination of social media, unique campaigns and targeted content to enhance its regional presence

Anghami reports 35.6% revenue growth, subscribers rise 21% in 2022

Anghami reports 35.6% revenue growth, subscribers rise 21% in 2022

The streaming service ended the past year with 1.52 million paying subscribers

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AD Gaming, SAWA Group to develop Abu Dhabi’s gaming ecosystem

AD Gaming and SAWA group will help facilitate the international expansion of Chinese gaming and esports companies via Abu Dhabi

Meta sells Giphy to Shutterstock.

Meta launches subscription service for Facebook, Instagram

Meta is testing the subscription product first in Australia and New Zealand, starting later this week

Ian Fairservice Managing Partner and Group editor of Motivate Media Group

Ian Fairservice, Motivate Media Group’s Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief, to speak at Emirates LitFest

Fairservice, a well-known personality in Dubai’s expat, business and cultural community, has played a key role in transforming the UAE’s media industry over four decades

UAE President Sheikh-Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan issues law to establish Abu Dhabi Media Office _photo WAMcourtesy

UAE President issues law establishing Abu Dhabi Media Office

The new entity will form strategic partnerships with local, regional, and international media organisations to advance Abu Dhabi’s media sector


UAE-based Yalla Group reports revenue of Dhs839m in first nine months of 2022

The company has also seen significant growth in the third quarter revenues to Dhs294m, an increase of 12.3 per cent compared to Q3 2021

TikTok launches podcast series

TikTok launches podcast series ‘The Future of Retail’ in the GCC

The podcasts will shed light on the evolution of the industry, and feature discussions with some of the retail sector’s most prolific players

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrives in Tel Aviv on Abraham Accords’ second anniversary

Besides the UAE foreign minister’s latest visit, we take stock of the key developments and events since the signing of the historic accords

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Twitter MENA reports 16% YoY growth in average monetisable daily active users in Q2 2022

Twitter MENA released the Twitter Trends 2022 Report for Saudi Arabia, which identified the digital economy, cryptocurrency and gender balance among key topics of interest


Netflix eyes $7-to-$9 price for its new ad-supported plan

Netflix plans to introduce its new cheaper option during the final three months of the year in at least a half dozen markets

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GXR Records, Dubai latest indie music label, to showcase regional artists globally

Launched by Dubai-based Galaxy Racer, the new music label will focus on developing talents in West Asia and North Africa

Dubai Commercity, Dubai Culture sign MoU to boost creative sector

The partnership will provide creative businesses with special incentives, including creative activities, logistics, and banking solutions and services

Twitter launches location spotlight

Twitter launches ‘Location Spotlight’, offers more tools for professionals

Professionals with physical business locations can now display their business address, hours of operation and contact information on the platform with the new feature

ADX_Tradingview sign agreement to share data

UAE’s ADX, TradingView sign new data-sharing partnership

TradingView has a growing base of social traders, with around 30 million users and over one million paid subscribers around the world

Motivate VAl Morgan launches new platform

Motivate Val Morgan launches audience-based cinema buying platform

The launch of CinePlan and CineMeasure marks a significant milestone for the company, as it establishes a first-to-market platform through a self-service model

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Insights: How a martech stack can benefit your company

Using data-driven insights, marketing teams can optimise their efforts throughout the customer journey, making communication ever-more personalised and effective at channelling leads into prospects

Omooma gets 2.5million dollars as funding

Arabic online content platform Omooma secures $2.5m in funding

The platform, dedicated to pregnancy, maternity and motherhood, features a roster of 29 Arab medical, lifestyle, wellbeing and financial experts from across the region

Motivate Media Group and Motion Icon launch branding solutions

Motivate Media Group and Motion Icon partner to launch new branding solution in the region

The solutions will not only underpin brand ROI and customer conversion, but also bolster safety on escalators, while enhancing their appearance

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Dubai Media Council launches new initiative for media professionals

The launch of the Dubai Media Council is to support professionals working in local, regional and international media institutions

Khalifa Fund ent-preneur podcast launch

Khalifa Fund launches its ENT-preneur podcast series

The podcast series – highlighting stories and insights from successful entrepreneurs – will be hosted by Saif Al Naqbi on

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

Sheikh Mohammed issues law to establish Dubai Media Council

The council will develop Dubai’s media strategy and oversee its implementation

Raed Barqawi’s book on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launches at ADIBF 2022

Published by Motivate Media Group, the book gives readers a never-before glimpse into the rationale behind some of Sheikh Mohammed’s key decisions

TikTok and Injaz collaboration May 2022

Social media platform TikTok and Injaz partner to educate Arab youth

TikTok brought together key opinion leaders from Microsoft, McKinsey and MetLife to create informative videos to offer Arab youth career advice

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Enhanced and engaging: Emirates Woman’s new website is now live

The new look of Emirates Woman’s website is in line with the rebrand of the print magazine which happened in February 2020

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UAE’s Yalla Group reports revenue of Dhs265.7m in Q1 2022

The major share of Yalla Group’s total quarterly revenue came from chatting services, recording Dhs190.5m, with games services bringing in Dhs74.6m

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MenaTech launches Arabic tech and business magazine

MenaTech Magazine aims to be a dependable Arabic source for the latest trends in technology, and a hub of innovation for the region’s tech community

Eight simple marketing strategies for small businesses

From listings and reviews to webchat and improving click-through rates, here are simple tips to help boost your business’ visibility

Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 launches new offering for broadcasting and gaming sector

Twofour54’s new flexible, technology-driven solutions can enable production cost savings as high as 80 per cent, says the company