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This Dubai-based architecture firm could clean up the building industry What is a product designer: a primer on the career that can change the world What’s next for Joe Gebbia after Airbnb Here’s why human-centered design is so important Even as retail sales drop, Amazon and Walmart have created thriving ad businesses This 520-foot-long bridge is actually a flood-proof museum What Steve Jobs learned from Buckminster Fuller during their only meeting A $750 million attempt to reinvent the hospital These color-changing, energy-saving windows are inspired by an unlikely sea creature These 3D-printed dirt walls grow a garden when you water them 3 reasons concrete doesn’t live up to its environmental claims This new mental health app gamifies doing simple actions that make you happy There’s a new Gmail. But can it ever really change? What is Jony Ive, former Apple chief designer, doing now? To build sustainable cities, involve those who live in them When brands like Uber get a bad rep, what makes customers forgive? Why the design thinking process is so important: a primer Game-changing beauty brand Ami Colé is taking a natural approach to inclusive beauty Pioneering Japanese designer Issey Miyake leaves a multifaceted legacy Google calls out Apple for its biggest design sin MIT scientists have developed a new kind of camera—from a crab The UI of air-conditioning is hell on earth What you need to know about Google Web Designer, a primer How gray became the king of color Two years in the making, these jeans are the antidote to fast fashion These next-gen telescopes will make the James Webb look like a toy This sphere of 300 speakers blasts out an AI-created ‘soundtrack for the world’ Ukrainian architects are testing new modular emergency housing to quickly rebuild ‘Bioconstruction’ will build homes out of flowering, 3D-printed dirt Cars need their buttons and knobs back Ford’s new vision for Lincoln is a sleek EV, almost as long as a limo It could take 20 more years for scientists to truly understand color How cell towers have come to symbolize our collective anxieties Inside Louis Vuitton’s gorgeous, sustainable new workshop Tesla’s shoddy wheel symbolizes everything that’s wrong with the company Saudi Arabia wants to be a global tech hub. This event is helping to achieve that What we lose when our jobs are the only safety net Will OPEC lead the green energy revolution in the Middle East? Dubai’s stock exchange is bouncing back. This is why it is good for the economy Jibble, jibble! Why Doja Cat is the new model for celebrity brand-partnership success Are brands in the Middle East ditching celeb influencers for authentic UGC? How human ‘organs on a chip’ can help replace animal testing How Muna Al Gurg is trailblazing sustainable growth and social impact A $5 trillion case for biodiversity The Great Barrier Reef has record coral cover. It may not matter Serena Williams is retiring from tennis to focus on other businesses. Here’s a look at her empire What it means to be part of the Most Innovative Companies. Hear from past winners Climate change is going to make infectious diseases far, far worse This startup is using microalgae to make carbon-neutral cement Do moms make great entrepreneurs? These names in the Middle East will convince you Ikea is installing ultra-fast EV chargers to help its customers cut emissions FIFA World Cup 2022 will score big for Qatar. But is it ready for a million fans? Middle East firms are aiming for net zero. Can they achieve it? Customer loyalty is all about hyper-personalization, says Mohammad A. Baker Dubai Internet City joins as a strategic partner for Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies You have trillions of microbes in your gut. Here’s what at-home test kits can tell you about them Forest fires are burning twice the amount of tree cover they did just 20 years ago Can algorithms design buildings? Real estate firm Matthews Southwest thinks so These affordable apartments are designed to use almost no energy How this Dutch design convinces residents to swap car parking for bike racks Humans are critical to the past, present and future Her name is Dubai. And she wants to challenge Arab stereotyping The back-to-school shopping frenzy is here. And most of it is wasteful The Middle East still has a positive body outlook problem. Can these designers change that? Are companies in the UAE mom-friendly? Find out Quick takes: Five facts you should know about Bella Hadid UAE has ambitious food security goals. Can agritech and biosecurity help achieve it? We use 129 billion face masks per month. Now they can be turned into concrete DEWA to use AI to fight cyber threats and improve efficiency Egypt and UNCG explore enhanced cooperation to support climate change initiatives Four reasons to apply for Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies 2022 Qatar’s premier healthcare provider encourages people to use online services Saudi GDP grows at a brisk pace, fueled by the oil sector Etihad Cargo flying high with a strong mid-year revenue growth Saudi Arabia mandates social media ad licenses for influencers and celebrities World Cup 2022 drives demand for private jets in Qatar G42 Healthcare partners with AWS to offer advanced omics data and biobanking service Dubai’s Finance Strategy for 2026 announced Saudi Arabia sets up a new agency to promote investment Qatar is currently the wealthiest country in the Arab World AD Ports partners with Hutchison Ports to explore business activities in multiple regions Non-oil jobs in Saudi and UAE are experiencing a hike TECOM group sees 43% surge in its net profits in 2022 Saudi Aramco and China’s Sinopec form a new strategic collaboration NEOM’s OXAGON city announces its first annual hackathon 24 MENA IPOs raised a record $13.5 billion this year These surprising names were part of the Most Innovative Companies list 2022 Sabic, Injaz UAE, and JA Worldwide offer global learning experiences to Saudi youth Saudi Arabia bids to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at NEOM Saudi Arabia issues 84 mining licenses in June Qatar Aviation Services joins IATA Environmental Assessment Program Haier and Egypt’s GAFI sign an MoU to set up an industrial complex for household appliances Saudi Arabia’s oil revenue in Q2 highest in last three years Saudi Arabia’s PIF sets up a new investment company in Egypt Bella Hadid promotes a Palestinian brick-and-mortar record store on Instagram Egypt wants to increase focus on renewable energy Dubai Chamber launches new entity to strengthen the UAE’s digital assets industry Saudi Arabia signs 49 investment deals worth $925 million in Q2 2022 Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Capital set to acquire logistics platform Canada Cartage Qatar’s 'Economic and Commercial Activity Guide' to establish the country as an investment hub Dubai’s non-oil economy sees an upward trend Rents in Qatar skyrocket ahead of FIFA 2022 Oman to see 90% growth in hospitality industry in 2022 Revival of tourism comes as a respite for war-torn Syria Saudi Arabia launches CyberIC program to boost country’s cybersecurity Sharjah sees the positive impact of four-day work week Saudi PIF-backed SEIC acquires stake in 4 Egyptian companies for $1.3 billion Qatar World Cup 2022 might kick off earlier than planned Emirates Airlines to invest $2 billion for flight upgrade UAE businesses are not doing enough to fight inflation, says study Saudi Arabia to host in-person Euromoney Conference in September Iraqi actress to sue The Economist magazine for fat shaming Cruise ships to double up as floating hotels for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Emaar acquires 100% stake in Dubai Creek Harbour for $2 billion Saudi Electricity secures $567.5 million for interconnection project with Egypt SAMA unveils Point of Sale service between Saudi Arabia and Qatar Oman Air to offer '48 Match-Day Shuttle' flights during FIFA World Cup Sheikh Mohammed hails Emirati youth as 'hope and treasure' Digital payments overtake cash transactions in Saudi Arabia Dubai’s public transport services see increased ridership Qatar to open 5 major tourist hubs ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Dubai emerges as the most favored weekend destination among travelers Museum of the Future and DEWA come together to showcase future technology Venue of Qatar World Cup 2022 final gets five-star sustainability rating Saudi PIF picks up minority stakes in Alphabet, Microsoft and Zoom Netflix launches ‘Because She Created’ program with Sard for Egyptian women MEA customers want a secure digital world, trust gap is 15% Many Saudi banks shut down branches due to increased digitalization Qatar Tourism showcases international degree offerings for students in GCC region Saudi Arabia will be the world’s fastest-growing economy this year Emirates NBD partners with DIFC, Microsoft to launch accelerator program for metaverse startups Tunisia to send first woman astronaut to ISS by 2024 Saudi Heritage Commission to retrieve underwater artifacts UAE’s real estate market witnesses strong growth in Q2 2022 Hybrid working improves UAE employees' performance: Cisco Study Ras Al Khaimah to diversify hospitality portfolio, set up 12,800 rooms GCC expected to record a high growth rate this year Saudi Arabia launches data webinar to track SDGs indicators Noon to acquire Emaar-backed fashion e-com venture Namshi UAE to highlight green investment in vital sectors at WGES UAE’s investments in Egypt see a major uptick in first half of 2022 Bahrain to launch its first indigenously built satellite in 2023 Nakheel rebrands Deira Islands, unveils a new master plan UAE’s non-oil foreign trade tops $288 billion in first half of 2022 Acute pilot shortage in the Middle East amid travel surge Dubai wins bid to host 99 mega events in the near future Mercedes to deliver first slot of hybrid hypercar by the second half of 2022 Qatar to double its renewable energy output with two new solar power plants Disney+ comes with new content this September for MENA countries Emaar looks to invest the profits from Namshi-sale to its core business Majid Al Futtaim reports a 15% revenue rise in H1 2022 DEWA lauds successful Emirati women leaders Apple expected to launch iPhone 14 and Watch Series 8 on September 7 Egypt, Hyundai sign new deal to manufacture and import metro trains Cultural tourism soars by 30% in Saudi Arabia after pandemic restrictions end These are the best places to work in the Middle East in 2022 Etihad Airways pledges to adopt mangrove trees for every economic seat booking UAE-based firm just created 'world’s first' salesperson in the metaverse Google and Ericsson successfully test network slicing on Android 13 Emirati women form a majority among female investors at ADX Saudi’s AMC Cinema launches live content platforms Qatar Tourism ropes in David Beckham to promote a new holiday campaign Saudi Arabia's Rua Al Madinah project to add $37 million to GDP Expo City Dubai set to reopen two Expo pavilions on September 1 Egypt’s SCZone reaffirms green transition with $25 billion energy deals Saudi Arabia’s female workforce participation witnesses positive growth in Q1 2022: Report Fintech remains a rising star in the MENA region, UAE is the leading market for VC AWS launches cloud region in the UAE, its second in the Middle East Emirates’ Fly Better campaign features interactive Gerry the Goose Hub71 accepts 16 tech startups to join its tech community Dubai to launch inaugural Esports festival in November Best laptops for the business elite Planning to buy wireless headphones? Check out these 10 sneakers to add to your summer workwear If you want more tech-life balance, do this to protect your brain These 3 iPhone features will maximize your battery life ‘Metaverse’ job openings are down 81% as Facebook, Apple, and Google roll back hiring SpaceX’s Starlink has soared, but a course correction may be on the horizon 3 tech-savvy ways to find more balance between your life and job How Uber beat revenue expectations in an uncertain economy These Facebook and Tinder vets are building a Web3 social network called Niche How ‘fake’ data can make a real difference for people of color Millions in the Middle East are unbanked. Can fintech platforms change that? What would a war between Taiwan and China mean for the tech world? Intro is the latest app to directly connect celebrities with consumers Women are far more skeptical of autonomous cars’ safety, according to a new Pew report This new phone has generated a lot of hype. Can it deliver? The crux of Elon Musk’s countersuit against Twitter Gadget preview: These are the most anticipated tech gadgets expected from Apple, Samsung, and Google Your forgotten digital footprints could hurt your job prospects. Here’s how to act now Why Amazon’s “dead grandma” Alexa is just the beginning for voice cloning Why the rise of precision agriculture exposes our food systems to new threats How Farfetch is predicting the future of fashion in Web3 How Margrethe Vestager got the upper hand over Big Tech This is how Snap is fostering the future of augmented reality How Microsoft VP Tom Burt protects individuals and governments from cyberattacks Meet the guy who gets you excited for all the new Disney, Marvel, and ‘Star Wars’ Doctors are taking to TikTok to offer guidance on monkeypox—and to dispel harmful myths The Middle East is excited about quick commerce. Why? Microsoft vs. Meta: Who’s got the upper hand in the metaverse? How to develop a ‘data culture’ in your company Google Search is rolling out its long-awaited updates to snippets This one tool can help you tame your email inbox This great little app gives you a canvas for resizable sticky notes 4 essential reads about the (sometimes scary) future of AI Digital life insurance took off during COVID-19. Ladder wants to keep the momentum going How wireless technologies can help farmers save water These free delayed-gratification apps are like a mini-digital detox The metaverse has a surprisingly long history What does the combination of the digital and physical world look like? The UAE aims to nurture 20 unicorns by 2031. Here’s how it’s planning to do it Google is teaching robots to think for themselves Why over-the-counter hearing aids could be the next tech bonanza The frontrunners in the trillion-dollar race for limitless fusion power What will a cognitive city look like? Are we ready for it? TikTok launches new suite of ad tools, including shopping videos, catalog listings, and live shopping The first commercial greenhouse in space could take flight as soon as 2023 Google’s search tweaks will help prioritize quality websites in results ‘The most anticipated event in crypto history’ is coming: Here’s why the Merge matters 8 tips, tricks, and tools to optimize productivity on your Mac For gaming companies, the Middle East seems to be a checkpoint. Will they win? NASA’s Artemis mission hopes to bring humans back to the moon—this time, to stay How to create better passwords without much effort How to choose a career in tech that benefits humanity How will the moon’s resources be managed? Investing seems complicated. Nadine Mezher is trying to change that Why economic downturns are the ideal moments to take a risk Used Teslas are in high demand—but selling them can be complicated Homomorphic encryption could revolutionize privacy—so what is it? How can brands keep people and the planet at the center? Muna Al Gurg gives us an insight H.E. Khalfan Belhoul on building a future-forward Dubai Nadine Mezher reveals secrets to developing a healthy investment outlook 10 in-demand soft skills to supercharge your career Looking to make a great hire? Consider these 4 types of workers POV: Hybrid may not be the golden solution we thought. Here’s why These are the untapped benefits of feeling gratitude This is why workplaces make asking for help so difficult Leaders, you have a huge opportunity with boomerang employees. Here’s how to succeed How the next phase of digital transformation will supercharge your business How Gen Z workers can optimize their time in the office (and why they should) How a crisis moment can bring out this critical trait in your teammates 3 last-ditch ways to enjoy your time off before returning to work Intelligence is overrated. Here’s how to really spot someone who can succeed 5 ways to spot a bully boss during a job interview 5 common (but dangerous) pieces of career advice How to spot red flags in a hiring manager who would take back a job offer 4 lessons I learned the hard way as a first-time founder How leaders can (and should) overcommunicate This is when thinking through stressful situations can be productive Why it’s often better to take small steps rather than a leap of faith Layoffs continue in the Middle East. What’s the most humane way to fire a virtual worker This is how gossip can actually help your work These are the most effective ways to develop and use confidence at work