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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Image Credit: Shutterstock

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Entrepreneurship

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
Oct 30, 2016
Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs Network co-founder Tausif Malik stands with the inaugural participants of the national Muslim Spelling Bee in the US

Towards a global Muslim startup ecology: 11 most innovative Asian Muslim startups

This article was written by Dustin Craun, founder and executive editor of Ummah Wide.
Feb 12, 2016

Industry

The challenges to Lagos becoming a Smart City

Jun 28, 2016

Dubai’s ride-hailing company Careem acquires Lahore startup Savaree to battle Uber in Pakistan

Can Uber's global expansion be stopped Middle East based ride-share startup Careem and their latest acquisition in Pakistan?
Mar 31, 2016

MENA is hot for travel startups

For someone who’s been around the region, it’s clear that MENA as a whole tells an exciting story of growth that is waiting to be discovered
Jun 27, 2015

Internet

Souq.com raises $75M, making it the largest funded internet business in the Middle East

The Dubai online market place has raised a total of $150 million, which is more than any other internet business in the region has raised
Mar 26, 2014

Diwanee, a digital media company for Arab women, is bought by Paris publishing company

Paris-based Webedia purchased Diwanee, which has a portfolio of websites targeting Arab women, to expand its reach to the Middle East
Mar 24, 2014

Lists

Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs Network co-founder Tausif Malik stands with the inaugural participants of the national Muslim Spelling Bee in the US

Towards a global Muslim startup ecology: 11 most innovative Asian Muslim startups

This article was written by Dustin Craun, founder and executive editor of Ummah Wide.
Feb 12, 2016

5 growth hacking tools for B2B marketers

Here are five of the marketing tools I believe could best grow your business
May 26, 2015

20 hot Arab startups you just have to know about

Geektime presents its list of the top 20 startups from the Arab world that we think you should know about.
Nov 24, 2014

Marketing

Mobile

All that remains of the giant protest banner created by Fouad Mokhtar, 31, is a photo on his iPhone as the sign is surrounded by thousands of demonstrators during the Egyptian revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Photo credit: Hannah Allam/MCT via Getty Images Israel

Signal updates protect those in Egypt and UAE from state censors

Open Whisper Systems defies Egypt and UAE with Signal app workaround on mobile
Dec 23, 2016
Photo Credit: Careem

Uber’s rival in the Middle East, Careem, raises $60M in series C financing

Junaid Iqbal, Careem’s managing director for Pakistan, says their secret lies in localization of product and ability to attract world-class talent
Nov 11, 2015

3 apps that can help avert tragedies like the Mecca stampede

With more than 700 reported dead in a stampede in Mecca, we hope this list of first responder apps can help save lives in similar future events
Sep 24, 2015
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News

Rakuten and Saudi Telecom invest $350 million in Careem, turning Uber’s rival into a unicorn

The investment is actually a surprise after kingdom threw $3.5 billion at Uber earlier this year
Dec 19, 2016
One of the Bombardier Challenger 850s advertised by JetSmarter for intercity shuttle service. Photo Credit: JetSmarter

Want to fly a private jet? There’s an app for that – and Jay-Z backs it

JetSmarter just raised a $105 million Series C round. The Florida-based company wants to appeal beyond the superrich to make the "empty legs" industry sustainable
Dec 12, 2016
Photo Credit: Careem

Uber’s rival in the Middle East, Careem, raises $60M in series C financing

Junaid Iqbal, Careem’s managing director for Pakistan, says their secret lies in localization of product and ability to attract world-class talent
Nov 11, 2015

Security

All that remains of the giant protest banner created by Fouad Mokhtar, 31, is a photo on his iPhone as the sign is surrounded by thousands of demonstrators during the Egyptian revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Photo credit: Hannah Allam/MCT via Getty Images Israel

Signal updates protect those in Egypt and UAE from state censors

Open Whisper Systems defies Egypt and UAE with Signal app workaround on mobile
Dec 23, 2016

3 apps that can help avert tragedies like the Mecca stampede

With more than 700 reported dead in a stampede in Mecca, we hope this list of first responder apps can help save lives in similar future events
Sep 24, 2015

Transportation

Rakuten and Saudi Telecom invest $350 million in Careem, turning Uber’s rival into a unicorn

The investment is actually a surprise after kingdom threw $3.5 billion at Uber earlier this year
Dec 19, 2016
One of the Bombardier Challenger 850s advertised by JetSmarter for intercity shuttle service. Photo Credit: JetSmarter

Want to fly a private jet? There’s an app for that – and Jay-Z backs it

JetSmarter just raised a $105 million Series C round. The Florida-based company wants to appeal beyond the superrich to make the "empty legs" industry sustainable
Dec 12, 2016
UAE-based Careem dominates the rideshare market in much of the Muslim world. Photo credit: Careem

Uber and Careem, its biggest rival in the Muslim world, suspend service in Abu Dhabi after driver arrests

Abu Dhabi's strict rules on how ridesharing operates may have caused drivers to trip regulatory wires
Aug 29, 2016

Venture Capital

One of the Bombardier Challenger 850s advertised by JetSmarter for intercity shuttle service. Photo Credit: JetSmarter

Want to fly a private jet? There’s an app for that – and Jay-Z backs it

JetSmarter just raised a $105 million Series C round. The Florida-based company wants to appeal beyond the superrich to make the "empty legs" industry sustainable
Dec 12, 2016
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
Oct 30, 2016

Souq.com raises $75M, making it the largest funded internet business in the Middle East

The Dubai online market place has raised a total of $150 million, which is more than any other internet business in the region has raised
Mar 26, 2014

Women in tech

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
Oct 30, 2016
Born in Pakistan, Kanwal Sarfraz now works in the Middle East.

The co-founder of Rocket Internet’s ‘Lazada for the Middle East’ shares her journey

Pakistan-born Kanwal Sarfraz, who got her postgraduate education from Cambridge, says she didn’t need much convincing to join Rocket
May 08, 2016

Advertising

The AdRelated Team. Photo credit: Courtesy

Dubai-based AdRelated makes content shoppable and just might save AdTech

This company serves product ads on existing content, driving revenues for publishers and advertisers alike
Jan 19, 2016

Gaming

Got money to burn – App raises £2m to light up cash

This app lets users pay to ‘burn’ dollar bills and post it to social media
Aug 23, 2015

Innovation

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. CC BY-SA 3.0

What to expect from the $100 billion Saudi-SoftBank partnership

We take a closer look at what SoftBank's new Saudi partner brings to the table
Oct 30, 2016

Policy

All that remains of the giant protest banner created by Fouad Mokhtar, 31, is a photo on his iPhone as the sign is surrounded by thousands of demonstrators during the Egyptian revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. Photo credit: Hannah Allam/MCT via Getty Images Israel

Signal updates protect those in Egypt and UAE from state censors

Open Whisper Systems defies Egypt and UAE with Signal app workaround on mobile
Dec 23, 2016