Qatar Airways unveils world’s first AI cabin crew

Meet world’s first AI cabin crew: Qatar Airways’ Sama 2.0

Sama 2.0 is fluent in English and the airline said she will expand to Arabic and other languages later this year to cater to its global audience

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Excellence unveiled: Celebrating ftNFT International Awards 2024 winners

Now in its second iteration, the ftNFT International Awards seek to honour the brightest talents and most innovative projects within the NFT community


Apple’s Vision Pro headset gets a release date, bookings start January 19

The headset starts at $3,499 and marks the company’s biggest product launch since the original iPhone went on sale in 2007

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Riyadh Air signs with Microsoft, Lufthansa for digital operations

Microsoft said it will extend its technical expertise to Riyadh Air by offering guidance in architecture design, scalability, and security reviews

Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘Dubai Program for Gaming 2033’

Sheikh Hamdan launches ‘Dubai Program for Gaming 2033’

The initiative is aimed at significantly increasing the gaming sector’s contribution to the growth of Dubai’s digital economy

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Metaverse market value could reach $900bn by 2030, reveals report

As consumer and enterprise applications become more immersive and collaborative, Bain finds it’s unlikely that the metaverse will emerge as one singular platform

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Revealed: GB Tech Web3 Awards 2023 shortlists

The shortlists reflect the innovation, creativity and dedication of individuals and projects shaping the Web3 ecosystem

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Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University introduces metaverse training courses

The courses include presentations on the metaverse, its applications across diverse sectors and methodologies

LVMH to offer virtual experiences

LVMH joins with Epic Games to offer virtual experiences

The French luxury goods group will use Epic’s 3D creation tools to create immersive products and virtual experiences

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Qatar Airways enhances its QVerse metaverse offering

The airline has added areas within Hamad International airport as well as onboard its aircraft that users can explore using their personal devices


Meta touts metaverse’s potential for job training and education

While there’s more commitment by employers in the industries to use VR, adopting the technology remains a hurdle

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Gem Digital Limited increases investment commitment with Everdome

The investment will be focused on actions which move Everdome from a conceptual, visionary project into its new phase of delivery and expansion


Here’s how the metaverse is empowering content creators

The metaverse isn’t just a new way of socialising and creating content

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How luxury fashion brands can leverage the metaverse

Luxury fashion brands have always been at the forefront of innovation, constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible

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Alfa Romeo F1 Team looks to expand presence in Everdome

The ongoing partnership will see the Everdome team creating multiple VR experience activations

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Crypto Oasis launches Cove Beach venue in the metaverse

Crypto Oasis hosted top organisations and players in the regional ecosystem for its annual Ecosystem Night


Metapolis’ Sandra Helou on how the metaverse is revolutionising industries

The co-founder and CCO says that the creator economy will see a lot of individuals start to collaborate with brands and their community

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Insights: Future of commerce in the metaverse era

The metaverse offers customers unique experiences and the ability to engage with brands in an entirely new way

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Saudi Arabia to host Web3 Delight in March

The event will take place on March 6 at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center


Building the industrial metaverse with digital twins and industrial IoT

The metaverse is likely to have its biggest impact not in the consumer space, but on industry and business


OneRare officially launches ‘foodverse’ in UAE

UAE-based F&B brands such as Foodlink, Bhukkad Cafe, Farzi Cafe, Cali Poke and Papa Johns, among others have signed up to release their NFTs for signature dishes


UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim launches Mall of the Metaverse

The mall is in the initial phase of development and will open to visitors after multiple stages of testing

KPMG launces CoE for metaverse at LEAP 2023

KPMG launches Centre of Excellence for metaverse and digital twins at LEAP23

KPMG has allocated a dedicated co-investment fund for metaverse use-cases in Saudi Arabia to work together with public and private partners on expediting the technology for practical use

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Alliance for Metaverse and Web3 Empowerment launches at LEAP23

The inaugural meeting paves way for increased diversity, inclusion and safety in digital ecosystem


Metaverse developer LandVault expands to Dubai

Its technology will allow real estate developers to showcase their projects by providing a more immersive experience for potential buyers


UAE’s MoHAP launches 3D digital metaverse assessment service

The service integrates the real, virtual and digital worlds, enhancing the delivery of both government and private healthcare services


Everdome’s metaverse announces a new stage of hyper-realistic adventure

Jezero Spaceport is the next step in the space travel which includes a Martian civilisation experience


Emirates Health Services to use metaverse technology to deliver healthcare services

The new initiative aims to promote telemedicine practices in virtual clinics and provide consultation services and medications through robotic pharmacies


Interview: Jobin Joejoe, deputy managing director at Sony Middle East and Africa

Sony is focused on creating a metaverse around entertainment specifically areas such as games, music and sports, says the deputy MD at Sony MEA


How cybersecurity is changing with the advent of the metaverse

Until cybersecurity in the metaverse is strengthened with specific regulations measures, users should be informed of the potential risks associated with using the platform