Apple pulls plug on WhatsApp, Threads in China

Telegram and Signal — two other foreign messaging apps — were also removed from the store on Friday

Dubai-based Telegram to hit 1 billion users, says founder

The popular Telegram messaging app, which is headquartered in Dubai, currently has over 900 million users

Telegram Messaging App

Mubadala, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners invest $150m in messenging app Telegram

Telegram, with its global headquarters located in the UAE, has over 500 million monthly active users