MENA’s Digital News, Week #47

A weekly round up of the top headlines from the digital sector in MENA, covering startups, corporate and the public sector.

It’s been a slow back-to-school week, but with so many tech events planned in Q4 the news mills should be churning pretty soon!

Investments & Acquisitions

Doctoorum, a marketplace for Medical Tourism, announces investment from Numu Capital. Amount undisclosed. Doctoorum is a graduate from AUC Venture Lab Accelerator, Bahrain based tutoring marketplace, raises angel investment from Yaser Al Ghamdi. via twitter 

Well Principled, US based AI startup, raised $1.6M in seed funding from Venture Souq (Dubai), Soma Capital and Global Founders Capital

Sector News

Careem Go and UberX categories have been suspended in Dubai

Emaar, leading Dubai real-estate developer, launches a short-term rental platform called Ease by Emaar. The properties will also be available on airbnb, and others. 

Arrow Labs, Dubai-based wearable workforce management, expands to the USA. They had raised a single funding round from Global Ventures (Dubai) in May, 2018 (amount undisclosed) 

Wired Magazine launches Middle East edition 

Mubadala expected to invest in Vision Fund 2 in Q4 

Further Reading

Vodafone Group to enter the Omani market as a new telecom operator. Oman currently has 2 main operators: Omantel and Ooredoo

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