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Disney+ Confirms Its Middle East Launch Date

With a single Disney+ subscription, subscribers can watch films and television series on up to 4 devices at the same time and create profiles for up to 7 people.

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Disney+, a video streaming service owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, has just confirmed its Middle East launch date: June 8th.

In the UAE, the service will cost 29.99 AED a month or 298.99 AED a year. Disney+ subscribers can access a large library of content produced by The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Television, including original films and television series.

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“Subscribers will have access to Star Wars’ The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian from executive producer and writer Jon Favreau,” Disney+ highlights some of its content. “Subscribers will also be able to enjoy Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award-nominated Luca and from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning Encanto.”

With a single Disney+ subscription, subscribers can watch films and television series on up to four devices at the same time and create profiles for up to seven people. Parents can create special kid-friendly profiles for the youngest family members to enable a child-friendly user interface and restrict access to potentially inappropriate content.

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Disney+ started in 2019 in the United States, Canada, and several other countries. The service has been steadily expanding to other markets since then.

All countries (and price guide) where Disney+ is launching on June 8th:

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As of January 2022, Disney+ has around 130 million global subscribers, making it the third-largest video streaming service in the world, after Netflix (222 million) and Amazon Primo Video (175 million).

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World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office

LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.

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LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.

So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.

The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.

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“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.

Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.

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