Play-to-earn: How gamers are profiting off crypto games

Play-to-earn is emerging as a trending business model in the gaming industry, creating new token-based incentives that help monetise time spent by gamers Creative industries are leading social and economic growth globally, becoming one of the fastest-growing economic sectors worldwide with a market size estimated to be worth $218.7 billion by 2024. With that, the gaming industry has quickly emerged as a key catalyst for this movement. In Saudi Arabia alone, according to the latest figures, the gaming and e-sports sector is worth $1.09bn, with mobile gaming leading the way with…

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District 2020: Dubai’s 15-minute city of the future

Sanjive Khosla, senior vice president at District 2020, shares the three principles underpinning Dubai’s emerging human-centric sustainable smart city Since its inception, every aspect of Expo 2020 Dubai has been thoughtfully considered to ensure that its legacy is carried on for generations to come, and its infrastructure is able to evolve to meet the future needs of businesses and individuals. District 2020 – the future vision of Expo 2020 Dubai – is a sustainable and human-centric future city, designed as a people-first, purpose-driven community that will transition and repurpose the…

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UAE fuels $492m investment into Bahrain’s tourism sector

Major investment from UAE-based property developers is helping to support Bahrain’s tourism sector, which is striving to recover from the ill-effects of coronavirus. According to the fDi Intelligence Tourism Investment Report 2021, the kingdom secured $492 million of tourism capital investment last year, the highest in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, largely as a result of investments from Dubai-based Emaar Properties and real estate developer Eagle Hills. Capital investment into MEA last year decreased 82 percent from 2019, dropping to $1.6 billion. The number of tourism jobs created in…

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