Dubai burger joint Pickl reveals first glimpse of metaverse restaurant

The restaurant will allow UAE-based customers to place orders in the metaverse and receive delivery in the physical world

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Blockchain investment firm FTFT Capital inks strategic metaverse partnerships

The collaborations will help the company’s affiliate FTFTX expand its metaverse capabilities by establishing a new platform for aggregating trading information

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Dubai’s DP World to explore metaverse to solve supply chain challenges

DP World will explore metaverse applications for its services, including simulations of warehousing and terminal operations

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Everdome announces upcoming metaverse land auction date

Over the course of eight weeks, 12,000 plots of metaverse land will be offered for purchase within the Everdome ecosystem


Cover story: Everdome CEO on why he is on a larger-than-life quest

As the metaverse disrupts the existing technological landscape, Everdome and Metahero are on a journey to create something the world has not seen yet

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Dubai wants metaverse to contribute $4bn to its economy by 2030

A new task force has been set up by the Dubai government to track the latest developments in the digital economy


MeetinVR launches metaverse collaboration solution for businesses and education

Since 2016, the company has been developing a virtual reality platform for meetings, workshops, training, and education

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Dr Marwan Alzarouni joins Everdome as official advisor

Dr Alzarouni is known for his work as the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center and serves as the managing partner at innovation consultancy Accelliance


Gucci to start accepting crypto payments in select US stores

Gucci, owned by Kering SA, will initially accept 10 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Dogecoin and Shiba Inu

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Sports organisation FAME MMA acquires land on Everdome’s metaverse

As the landowner within the metaverse, FAME MMA will have the opportunity to reach fans on a new level

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Dubai’s Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority enters the metaverse with Sandbox HQ

As the world’s first regulator to make its debut in the metaverse, VARA aims to ensure that the regulator is accessible to its industry in their environment


Boardroom connection: Why firms should foster an ‘always learning’ culture

Invaluable insights and knowledge gleaned from this approach can benefit enterprises in the longer run


Crypto giveaways return with many of same old risks

Large investors and creators of the project have been the big winners of the ApeCoin distribution

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Union Square House to launch metaverse mansions in the MENA region

Real estate sales in the metaverse reached $500m in 2021 and it’s projected to grow at a CAGR of 31 per cent from 2022 to 2028

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UAE’s Damac Group to invest $100m in metaverse project

Damac has established a new division called D-Labs which is led by Ali Sajwani and dedicated to the metaverse initiative

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Web 3.0: The future of Internet

Web 3.0 will mimic and replicate real – world experiences and interactions better, says Harold S. Dickenson Jr, experiential creative director at Kanousei


Dubai-based metaverse solution provider Bedu launches operations

Bedu was formed to bring expertise and investment from around the world to the UAE to accelerate the realisation of the vision for Web3, blockchain, NFT

Dubai’s Emirates to launch NFTs, experiences in metaverse

The first projects are underway, with launch anticipated in the coming months

Here’s why metaverse marketing is the industry’s future

Everdome, that is set to launch later this year, is expected to be the most hyper-realistic space across the entire metaverse landscape

Here’s how Metaverse can contribute to the economy

UAE can secure its position as a global and regional hub with Metaverse opportunities, says Juwan Lee, founder and chairman at NexChange Group

UAE Superbrands Council’s Niranjan Gidwani on the latest trends shaping the retail sector

The consultant director and member of UAE Superbrands Council talks about the revival of brick and mortar stores, metaverse mania and other developments

What role is Metaverse playing in reshaping the healthcare sector

Digital health solutions are on the cusp of a unprecedented growth due to augmented and virtual reality technologies, says Dr Ben O. J. El Idrissi, COO and founder at Aimedis

World Government Summit 2022: Dubai announces plan to enter metaverse

The metaverse could provide nearly $800bn in revenue by 2024

Alfa Romeo F1 team Orlen joins Everdome

Everdome will provide the team with the advanced metaverse experience, allowing fans and the wider racing community to connect with the team

Dubai-based metaverse startup Eikonikos raises $2m in pre-seed funding

The company is currently in the process of issuing digital assets for investment as it gears up for commercial launch in May 2022


Gartner: 25% of people will spend an hour a day in the Metaverse by 2026

Gartner defines a metaverse as a collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality


UAE’s MoHAP launches world’s first Metaverse customer happiness service centre

The health minister asserted that virtual reality technology will play a more important role in the future of the UAE during the next fifty years

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Power Letters 2022: Bal Krishen, chairman, Century Financial

A sudden policy shift by central banks anxious to tame surging inflation could be one of the downside risks for global stocks next year


Facebook changes company name to Meta, Zuckerberg announces

The announcement was made at Facebook’s Connect conference