UAE Leads Region in Digital Infrastructure

Posted on Sep 12, 2011 in Emirates-Middle East, UAE Technology

The UAE leads the Middle East region in the capabilities of its high speed infrastructure, according to a study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The study which creates an index of 50 countries and ranks a number of factors including enablement, expenditure and engagement, is a measure of a nation’s internet depth and reach. […]

Palm Jumeirah Seems Back on Track

Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man made island, is getting back on track to become a hot tourist destination. Plans to open up to 30 hotels on Palm Jumeirah were put on hold following the worldwide economic downturn. In the last year, four hotels have opened on the island and two more are slated […]

Latin and UAE Telecoms Launch Strategic Initiative

Telecom giants Etisalat and Telefonica announced that they have initiated a strategic partnership agreement through which they will collaborate on new global projects, emerging products and services relating to finance products and cloud-based services.  The agreement will enable both companies to strengthen their respective positions internationally, especially since they do not compete for the same […]

UAE Seeks Major Investments in Alternative Energy Sector

The UAE is seeking $100 billion (Dh367 billion) of investments in alternative and sustainable energy projects by 2020. Eco-projects including bio-fuel production and alternative energy are already underway, according to Feras Dahlan, CEO of Dar Al Tawasol, a national company, and First Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Investment Map Conference (IMC).  The […]

UAE Announces Investment Map to Jump Start Foreign Investment

The UAE is launching the UAE Investment Map as part of a national long term initiative that will set the strategic direction for investments in the country until 2018. UAE Minister of Economy Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori said that the initiative will launch in November, 2011 as part of a commitment to enhancing the […]