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Oracle Plans Dubai Expansion And Cloud Infrastructure Upgrade

The company is working to meet surging worldwide demand and is set to expand its presence across the wider region.

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Oracle is set to expand its presence in Dubai as part of a broader strategy to bolster its cloud infrastructure in the Middle East in the midst of the region’s ongoing digital transformation.

The forthcoming expansion of Oracle’s Dubai office aims to provide customers with the opportunity to explore the future of their businesses through cutting-edge AI and cloud technologies.

A pivotal aspect of the expansion entails the development of a state-of-the-art customer experience center within Oracle’s Dubai facility. This center will not only serve as a showcase for innovative AI and cloud technologies but also feature futuristic workspaces designed to enhance employee productivity.

Presently, Oracle operates three live cloud regions in the Middle East, distributed across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Jeddah. Additionally, they have plans to establish two more in Riyadh and Neom, Saudi Arabia’s emerging high-tech city, to meet escalating demand.

While no specific timeline was provided for the launch of these upcoming cloud regions, it is evident that cloud adoption in the Middle East is thriving. A tech-savvy younger generation and government efforts to shape the digital future of their economies have spurred global cloud providers, including Oracle, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, and Alibaba Cloud, to invest in the region.

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Although Oracle refrains from disclosing market share figures, recent industry data suggests Oracle has a 2% global market share, ranking eighth. Notably, Amazon Web Services leads with 32%, followed by Microsoft Azure with 22%, and Google Cloud with 11%.

As part of its commitment to fostering AI skills, Oracle has also partnered with the Dubai Business Women Council to launch the sAIdaty initiative, designed to empower women professionals and entrepreneurs. The year-long program aims to equip 500 council members with AI skills, contributing not only to their professional growth but also to the UAE’s digital economy objectives.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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