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Dubai’s DMCC Gaming Centre Adds To A $1.8B Industry

The popularity of gaming has exploded across the MENA region, with Dubai aiming to become the regional capital for talented developers and startups.



dubai's dmcc gaming centre adds to a $1.8 billion industry

Dubai’s DMCC (a flagship free trade zone at the center of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district) has announced the opening of the DMCC Gaming Centre. The move comes as MENA gaming revenues are predicted to top $5 billion by 2025, with Dubai’s own economy increasingly benefiting from a thriving Esports and gaming scene, as well as a concerted push to bring VR and Metaverse startups to the region.

The DMCC is already home to over 50 games companies, with developers, producers, and Esports teams flocking to this increasingly popular destination. Dubai’s world-class infrastructure and unparalleled economic opportunities make the new DMCC gaming center an enticing proposition for startups. Members will gain access to the Esports community through regular networking events, tournaments, and more, along with support from Esports organization YaLLa , and tech ecosystem builder Astrolabs.

Earlier this year, DMCC joined global VC firm Brinc to open up $150 million in accelerator program funding — known as ZK Advancer and The Sandbox Metaverse — as developers continue experimenting with the massive potential of blockchain and web3 technologies.

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“As our roster of gaming companies expands rapidly and we see more DMCC Crypto Centre members enter the blockchain gaming space, there is no better time to formalize our efforts by opening the DMCC Gaming Centre. Through this facility, we will solidify Dubai’s position as a global hub for all gaming and Esports,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC.

Gaming is now the most popular form of digital entertainment worldwide, and research undertaken by DMCC shows that 8 out of 10 people from gen Z and the millennial demographic are gamers. Enthusiasts spend upwards of seven hours each week on their hobby, and 10% of the entire online population now enjoys Esports tournaments.


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Lebanese Newspaper Builds AI President To Beat Political Crisis

The move by media outlet AnNahar comes after 13 failed attempts by the Lebanese parliament to elect a new leader.



lebanese newspaper builds ai president to beat political crisis

In a world first, Lebanon’s AnNahar Newspaper has built an artificial intelligence model designed to carry out presidential duties for the politically troubled country. Lebanon has been without a sitting president for two years after thirteen failed attempts by the nation’s parliament to elect a suitable candidate.

The new AI President’s deep learning algorithm was fed over 90 years of impartial journalism from AnNahar’s archive stretching back to the 1930s. The AI leader analyzes not only historical data but also current events and is able to formulate solutions for all manner of political, legal, and governmental questions. By tapping into such a vast knowledge base, Lebanon’s AI President will have a deep understanding of the country’s past, as well as an unbiased take on the challenges the nation faces going forward.

lebanon our president ai platform annahar

The new AI President was unveiled in a recent live broadcast. Nayla Tueni, editor-in-chief of AnNahar Newspaper conducted an interview with the digital leader, asking relevant questions about the current state of Lebanon, and how to fix the country’s difficult political situation. AnNahar has also converted its print newspaper to focus entirely on the new president’s guidance on issues spanning everything from the economy to sustainability and the environment.

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After the interview, Nayla Tueni commented: “As Lebanese people, and especially at AnNahar, we refuse to sit back and allow things to go on as they have. To not have a president for this long is unacceptable and has impacted the country negatively. If the parliament will not do its job to elect a president, then the people will bring to Lebanon a president”.

The AI President will soon be accessible to everyone at, Users will be able to ask questions in a similar manner to the likes of ChatGPT and Google Gemini. It is also understood that government officials will also use the tool to help devise new directives.

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