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Can Middle East designers bring zen to spaces with Japanese aesthetics? Why Wikipedia wants a ‘sound logo’ This ancient AC system will cool your house without electricity ‘We call it function follows form.’ Why Google’s new products are designed to be seen Fortune 500 companies are are wasting millions on unused office space This unreal website embraces the most notorious UX design trend 3 ways car design is about to change forever, according to Ford Flooding is a growing concern in the Middle East. Sponge cities could be a solution No plug? No problem. This 3D-printed humidifier doesn’t use any electricity Apple is losing its industrial design boss . . . again What physical materials can learn from AI neural networks To reduce air pollution in a park by 50%, just plant some simple hedges Inside the weirdly competitive industry of robots writing letters in human handwriting Can banking help you grow your wealth? This service is betting on it How Saudi Arabia is infusing creativity into the economy Nurturing Saudi Arabia’s creativity and innovation potential Tonomus to be the presenting partner of Fast Company Middle East’s Impact Council At this restaurant, everything on the menu is made from trash Let’s get phygital. Retail customer experience is transforming in the Middle East How Saudi Arabian musicians are striking a chord with their fans To solve climate change, it’s not only what we eat, but how we eat Old clothes are nearly impossible to recycle. What if you could throw them in a compost pile? There’s still a lot we don’t know about EV batteries. This massive new research project aims to find answers Inside one company’s journey to revolutionize how electric vehicles are made Are MENA countries getting rewired for the green economy? This Gaza startup tells remarkable stories. And is enriching lives Pharrell Williams launches a digital auction house for A-listers and collectors Lebanon is cash-strapped. Can microloans save small women-owned businesses? Surprise, buildings can actually consume more energy when empty In pictures: Winners of the Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies 2022 This is how to empower hourly workers Saudi Arabia to generate $32 billion annually from recycling Al Quoz master plan gets green light, to be one of the biggest creative hubs GCC needs $85 billion to achieve sustainable waste management Saudi Arabia to enhance data use in building economic strategies Middle East could attract $125 billion investment from manufacturing tech products MENA’s digital economy projected to hit $400 billion by 2030 Over 400 futurists to set course for humanity at the first Dubai Future Forum Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games at NEOM’s Trojena MENA region is the fastest-growing crypto market in the world Cinema Akil announces exciting lineup for first Arab Cinema Week MENA economy to grow at 5.5%, says the World Bank Dubai Chamber launches metaverse academy for digital startups Riyadh, Dubai top list of ideal places for startups in MENA region Bill Gates says Middle East is a key player in world's green energy push Saudi Heritage Commission registers 101 new archaeological and historical sites Abu Dhabi launches new program to enable a data-driven future Dubai to accelerate industrial advancement with new national plan Foresight has transformed Dubai into a global hub for tech and talent, leaders say Factory automation and smart working to trend in Saudi Arabia and UAE Dubai Future Forum sets course for a promising future Abu Dhabi Investment Office and AWS to build a cloud innovation center Big tech holds firm bet on the future of engagement and mobility e& teams up with Ericsson to build sustainable networks in UAE Aramex made a delivery with a drone in Oman Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin to perform at FIFA World Cup UAE and KSA brands vouch for AR in attracting new customers Ahead of 2029 Asian Winter Games, Trojena names Ennismore as first hotel partner Abu Dhabi’s ADQ proposes to create $2.56 billion aviation business Qatar World Cup 2022 ticket sales near 3 million Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies list to be announced tomorrow Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince unveils industrial strategy to spur growth Meet the MBRIF startups working to tackle climate change with innovative solutions Digitalization to drive UAE payment revenues sector to $18.7 billion Leonardo da Vinci’s famous work to be displayed at Louvre Abu Dhabi Etihad embraces data-as-a-product ecosystem to meet future needs UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt most keen about Black Friday deals, study reveals KSA Minister of Energy says the kingdom has an alternative for oil Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022 unveiled: 42 companies make it to the list Etihad to operate net-zero emissions flight to COP27 in Egypt Saudi Aramco to support the country’s SME sector with Taleed program HSBC economists forecast 6.5% growth for GCC economies in 2022 KSA to manufacture and export over 150,000 electric cars in 2026 Most Innovative Companies 2022: Here’s what happened at the inaugural awards night Saudi Crown Prince announces initiative to establish Saudi Arabia as a global supply chain hub Saudi PIF establishes new firm to localize Halal production industry ADQ invests $125 million in woman-backed Aliph Capital ZainTech to acquire managed cloud provider Bios Middle East Emir of Qatar slams ‘unprecedented’ criticism over hosting FIFA World Cup Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas summit comes to the Middle East Lack of investment has caused global energy crisis, says Mubadala CEO Khaldoon Al Mubarak Masdar acquires UK’s energy storage developer to boost renewables investment strategy G42 Healthcare teams up with bioinformatics platform to strengthen clinical genomics solutions ICEP 4.0 brings together top Palestinian startups in Dubai to support their growth journey Urban planning needs smart and sustainable solutions, experts say at FII Saudi Aramco announces $1.5 billion sustainability fund to address climate change Neobanks expected to record accelerated growth in the GCC region Will the world leaders address 'woefully inadequate' climate pledges at COP 27? Impulse and Software AG to launch Kuwait’s first IoT platform Saudi’s PIF unveils a program to boost its GDP and generate jobs SNB to not join the Credit Suisse board of directors after investing $1.5 billion COP27 calls for timely, inclusive, and at-scale action on the ground UAE aims for 25% share of the hydrogen export market IMF forecasts 5% real growth in the Middle East region in 2022 The five trending movies by Arab filmmakers to watch this week Trying to be mindful? These 5 apps can help you achieve zen focus 5 strategies to create emotionally-intelligent workplace policies Five podcast series you must listen to ahead of COP27 Five metaverse myths debunked by Dubai Metaverse Assembly director Keeping up with Kim Kardashian’s crypto controversy What can you learn from the accounts these 12 tech moguls and billionaires follow on Twitter? Cyberattacks are rising in the Middle East. Why are there so few women in cybersecurity? This is how to snooze in Gmail—and why you should Humans will be indispensable to the future of tech, says Joseph Bradley Why more creatives should lead major companies: The story of Airbnb as told by cofounder & CEO Brian Chesky The same app can pose a security and privacy threat depending on where you download it Art can be the antithesis of the metaverse, says Sacha Jafri The Middle East has a shortage of mental healthcare experts. Can AI and big data help? The future of the metaverse hinges on interoperability Microsoft is bringing Windows and Teams to Meta’s Quest VR headsets With competitors like TikTok and BeReal, Instagram needs to double down on its roots Apple is becoming more and more like a bank Why Nokia wants to put an LTE network on the moon Web3 will spell the end of cybercrime. Here’s why These smart contacts will monitor your eyes 24/7 for glaucoma Cloud seeding in the Middle East can combat water shortages. Can AI enhance it? Plot twist! Facebook changing its name to Meta was good for the brand If we want better innovations in health tech, we need more competition AI could fuel factory farming—or end it The Creativity Supply Chain is tech’s next huge opportunity Can VR act as a digital therapeutic? This is how you can prepare to work in the metaverse The search for alien life hinges on signs of extraterrestrial technology Emerging from a pandemic, global big data promises growth in Middle East's healthcare sector Netflix profile transfer: Did you get the email? Here’s what to understand about the controversial feature New iPad and iPad Pro review: Just where is Apple’s tablet going? What’s the hot property next on real estate’s agenda in the Middle East? Technology What to expect from Twitter now that Elon Musk is officially in charge Hello, Elon. Goodbye, the Twitter we once knew The MENA region faces major environmental challenges. Can cleantech provide the answers? NEOM’s partnership with Oracle cloud infrastructure will power the cognitive ecosystem Adidas blew the Kanye controversy, but your brand can avoid the same mistakes 4 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare Is trust the most valued currency in the new digital economy? What Elon Musk gets wrong about free speech, Twitter bots, and content moderation 5 metaverse myths debunked by Dubai Metaverse Assembly director Are humans crucial to the future of tech? Joseph Bradley shares his insights Sacha Jafri’s message to humanity Sacha Jafri on inspiring millions through his ambitious lunar project What can Middle East employers do to prevent quiet quitting? This is why we need to end dress codes for work Workplace bullying eroded my confidence at work. Here’s how I recovered How a centuries-old practice can stop leaders from quitting This is how your to-do list is making your productivity tank We need to break the pernicious myth of the two-timing remote employee 7 common resume mistakes to avoid 5 ways to become a better listener at work Revealed: A new formula for lifelong happiness Middle Eastern companies want to build a healthy work-life balance. Here’s how How workplace discrimination has changed over the last generation How (and why) you should practice ‘anti-time management’ What leadership lessons can you learn from these Arab mountaineers? The employment rate for disabled workers is higher than it has been in years Forget about goal setting. Try these 5 strategies instead Double standards for women’s professional appearance persist (even working remotely) The real reason we’re having a hard time moving past COVID Expert advice on landing the salary you want The 5-word question that can help you reach your goals faster How to use science to know whether the change you’re making is really working