Power Letters 2024: Abdallah Abu Sheikh, co-founder and CEO of Astra Tech and Botim

Astra Tech, Botim CEO Abdallah Abu Sheikh on AI’s impact on business

Users can expect more from Botim in 2024, specifically in the AI space, says Sheikh

Botim hits Dhs1.3bn transactions in 4 months

Astra Tech’s Botim exceeds Dhs1.3bn transactions in 4 months

PayBy has witnessed a 75 per cent increase in the number of transactions quarter-on-quarter across its fintech offerings

UAE holiday list 2024

UAE unemployment insurance scheme October 1 deadline: Less than 24 hours remain to register

The deadline to subscribe to the government-mandated unemployment insurance scheme runs out in less than a day

UAE traffic fine

Unemployment Insurance scheme: Here’s how you can use Botim to register

The initiative which is now live on Botim allows users to subscribe to the scheme in simple steps

Astra Tech unveils new Botim debit card

Astra Tech debuts new Botim prepaid debit card

The prepaid debit card is accepted in more than 200 countries and offers UAE dirham and the US dollar

Astra Tech National Bonds Sign MOu to iffer investment solutions to Botim Image Astra Tech Botim

Botim users to benefit from Astra Tech, National Bonds saving, investment solutions

This partnership gives Astra Tech customers access to microfinance options specifically designed for individuals with low and medium incomes through Botim, supported by National Bonds’ Al Manassah Platform

Etihad Airways BOTIM integration

Etihad Airways, Astra Tech partner to allow bookings on BOTIM

The integration of flights into the BOTIM app allows customers to enjoy a more convenient and all-inclusive travel experience


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


UAE’s Astra Tech acquires Botim in a bid to create an ‘ultra app’

Botim has 90 million registered users and 25 million active users

Free video calling app ToTok no longer available in the UAE

Currently, all free voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services including Skype and WhatsApp calls are blocked in the UAE