Here are the opportunities and challenges in building immersive products for the metaverse

The metaverse is in the early stages and will begin to mature by the end of the decade putting pressure on product vendors to innovate and co-exist side by side


Bedu partners with Dubai Future Foundation to bolster UAE’s metaverse journey

The partnership took place at the Dubai Metaverse Assembly which was held on September 28-29

Crypto Oasis

Crypto Oasis to host three Web3 related sessions at Dubai Metaverse Assembly

Crypto Oasis will discuss the potential of the exhilarating virtual environment with the global metaverse community


Scopernia launches Imagin3 Studio to address the region’s demand for Web3 and the metaverse

The Imagin3 Studio will streamline and ease the way that firms can access, engage with, and experience Web3 technologies such as the metaverse

Experts and thought-leaders gather at Dubai Metaverse Assembly

Experts and thought-leaders gather at Dubai Metaverse Assembly

The Dubai Metaverse strategy aims to contribute Dhs4bn to the national economy over five years, along with supporting 40,000 virtual jobs

Metaverse and the Economy session (2)

Ministry of Economy announces metaverse HQ at Dubai Metaverse Assembly

The Dubai Metaverse Assembly is the first event of its kind, being held on September 28 and 29 at the Museum of the Future

Future Blockchain Summit

Here’s a glimpse at the Future Blockchain Summit 2022’s top disruptors

The fifth edition of the summit will take place from October 10-13, 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Winners of the first edition of GB Tech Web3 Awards

Revealed: Winners of the first edition of GB Tech Web3 Awards

The ceremony was held on September 23, 2022 at Social Distrikt, The Pointe – The Palm Jumeirah and a total of 15 winners were recognised for their achievements

Simulation of UAE’s 2117 Mars to be created in the metaverse

Simulation of UAE’s 2117 Mars mission to be created in the metaverse

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre and Bedu will collaborate on the ideation, creative development, and visualisation of the 2117 metaverse elements

Metaverse Holdings

Metaverse Holdings selects Dubai, Abu Dhabi as first cities in global metaverse launch

The emirates will be the first ‘utilised’ hub within the virtual world that replicates real-life experiences and places

Dubai Metaverse Assembly: WEF, Meta, Mastercard, Emirates participate as partners

Dubai Metaverse Assembly: WEF, Meta, Mastercard, Emirates participate as partners

The event will take place on September 28 and 29 at the Museum of the Future

Data metaverse

Insights: Managing data across metaverses – Data portability

How Inery solves the issue of data ownership, interoperability and data portability without compromising security

W Motors

Luxury hypercars manufacturer W Motors ventures into metaverse

W Motors is launching HyperWolves NFTs, representing the spirit animal of its cars, the Wolf


Corporates and metaverse: Here’s how to compete with the decentralised world

Metaverse will become the new normality and companies have already learned that digital transformation helps them stay competitive, says Shefiq Abdulla

Zoha Zoya is head of experience design at global innovation agency, R/GA

How the Middle East is shaping the future of luxury fashion retail

Fashion brands in the region are combining convenience with cultural and sustainability-driven purpose to appeal to a future-forward generation of shoppers

Wissam Breidy

Lebanese media star Wissam Breidy joins Dubai-based Crypto Oasis

The partnership will help break new ground and drive awareness about blockchain technologies in the Arabic speaking community

Everdome Gem Digital

UAE-based Everdome secures $10m investment commitment from Gem Digital

Gem’s investment will be focused on team growth and metaverse technological expansion, and will see the game’s virtual reality capabilities set on a fast-track

Launching Odyssey into the MENA region

Kanousei Technology launches Odyssey in MENA region

Kanousei Technology’s goal is to get 1,000 companies into the metaverse through Odyssey

Gaming and generation next in the advent of Industry 4.0

Blockchain companies have doubled down on esports to reach gamers, signing multi-year, multi-million-dollar sponsorship contracts


The metaverse: What are you missing out on?

A thriving metaverse is reliant on consumers buying into the hype and that’s a long way off, says Joe Baguley, VP and CTO at VMware EMEA

Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy

Sheikh Hamdan to chair Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy

The higher committee will help shape the future of AI by investing in the metaverse and establishing partnerships to boost Dubai’s digital economy

Dubai Racing Club to launch a one-of-a-kind NFT artwork collection

Dubai Racing Club to launch NFT artwork collection

The NFT digital artwork collection has three categories – Dubai Sprinters, Hall of Fame and DWC Runners


Dubai’s new metaverse strategy to create 40,000 virtual jobs

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council launched the metaverse strategy on July 18

Metaverse NFT

Insights: The metaverse and NFT relationship

Large amount of money is streaming into the metaverse and many enthusiasts and domain experts anticipate this trend will continue to increase

Dani Alves NFT

Brazilian footballer Dani Alves unveils NFT project at MetaTerrace, Dubai

Alves launched the NFT drop of his trophy collection, in conjunction with Dubai-based ColossalBit and British luxury watchmaker Backes & Strauss

Truly Secure

Truly Secure partners with immersive learning platform Edify

The partnership builds secure metaverse learning and training platform for the MENA Region


Payments platform Magnati launches region’s first metaverse marketplace

Users will be able to explore, pick up and purchase products across a mix of retail categories, including fashion, groceries, gaming and technology

Vikas khanna NFT book

Michelin Star chef Vikas Khanna launches NFT of his book in Dubai

Akshaya.io will create non-fungible tokens of the book which will enable those interested to own the original NFT along with physical book


Here’s how Aveva is unlocking the value of industrial data

Aveva PI World Amsterdam 2022 explored how leaders in the industry are leveraging data to spark innovation

Digital twin

How digital twins are helping build the foundation of industrial metaverse

Integration of digital twins into the metaverse is accelerating the digital recreation of real-world objects including the industrial and associated ecosystems