One of the biggest technology conferences in the Middle East has taken centre stage in Dubai this week.

This year, the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) unveiled a flying car, the rise in NFTs and Metaverse and has attracted over 100,000 visitors, one of which includes Her Highness Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

The Abu Dhabi royal attended the conference earlier this week where she discussed how tecnology is “accelerating sustainable practices”.


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In the UAE, we have always challenged ourselves to progress on all fronts, and forums like GITEX have been vital in inspiring both innovation and creativity,” she said, sahring photos from her time at the exhibition.

She continued, “The cutting-edge technologies being demonstrated at this year’s exhibition were truly impressive. I look forward to seeing these innovations be used as a force for good as they are integrated into our daily lives.”

At GITEX, Sheikha Shamma explored many of the different booths on display, which included a futuristic car.

A Cambridge alum

A few months ago, Sheikha Shamma graduated from one of the world’s top universities, Cambridge University in the UK.

The granddaughter of the late UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, shared the exciting news on Instagram, revealing she had graduated with a Master’s in Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies.


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“Words can’t describe how honoured I am to have graduated yesterday from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies,” she said, also sharing her gratitude for her professors and lecturers at the university.

“Our many discussions have been such an important part of deepening my understanding and appreciation for the region I’ve grown up in,” she added.

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