When 500 Startups partner Hasan Haider announced the $15 million first close for the accelerator and investment firm’s Middle Eastern focused fund, 500 Falcons, Dave McClure was still at the helm of Silicon Valley’s second most famous accelerator. Within a month, McClure was removed from the accelerator after admitting to sexual misconduct and 500 Startups […]View More Two years after a first close, 500 Startups wraps its Middle East fund with $33 million
Earlier today, Dubai’s International airport shut down flights for roughly half an hour, owing to the sighting a drone flying nearby. Departures were halted from 10:13 a.m. and 10:45 a.m over “suspected drone activity,” those arriving flights were still able to land. The airport’s social team took to Twitter to update the situation, while noting, […]View More Dubai airport briefly halts flights after drone spotted
The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities to offer digital courses, landed a $40 million Series C round led by Sequoia India. The deal includes participation from existing investor Bertelsmann India Investments, and it takes Emeritus — founded in 2010 as offline management program company Eruditus — to […]View More Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M
UrbanClap, a four-year-old startup that offers home services across in India, has closed a $50 million Series D round for expansion. The round was led by Steadview Capital, a hedge fund with over $1 billion under management, and existing investor Vy Capital. It takes UrbanClap to $110 million raised to date, according to data from Crunchbase. […]View More UrbanClap, India’s largest home services startup, raises $50M
While American police struggle to equip officers with body cameras, Dubai’s police continue to drift further into the future and make the world’s authorities red with envy.
The Dubai Police have begun training crews to ride Hoversurf’s S3 2019 Hoverb…
It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday.
At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service.
You might think we left the ’90s far, far behind us, but on this day in 2018 the world is once again called to turn its attention to Robert Matthew Van Winkle, the rapper best known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice.
Now there’s a good chance you’re ask…
After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company will use in its uberAIR flying taxi network. The news is the latest step in Uber’s plans to get demonstration flights […]View More UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs
Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The report suggests various deal structures have been discussed, although it also says that no deal has been reached — nor may ever be reached, as discussions are ongoing and may […]View More “Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor
Earlier this year, in a small, grey-walled storefront inside a very large mall in Torrance, Calif. (just past the AMC Center) , the virtual reality game-maker Survios planted its first flag in the market for location-based gaming. It’s one of several companies (many based in Los Angeles) that are turning the city into a hub […]View More Location-based virtual reality is increasing its footprint in the U.S.
So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite lived up to the superlatives made for them, and the sector has had trouble coming up with more innovative ideas for a while. But that […]View More EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world
Steeped in history and rich in culture, Dubai is the United Arab Emirates’ largest populated city and boasts an opulent vibe that encapsulates this modern Middle Eastern hub. Year-round sunshine, luxurious shopping centres, and architecture juxtaposing modern marvels with ancient sites all combine to make Dubai the Middle East’s crown jewel.
When visiting Dubai, the appeal of hitting all the typical tourist traps can be alluring, but it’s when you scratch beneath the surface that the real Dubai presents itself to those looking to get off-the-grid and have a truly memorable experience.
We’ve rounded up some of the best places to experience in Dubai that you won’t necessarily find in a travel guide. Read more…View More For an unforgettable experience on the path less travelled, try Dubai