With the arrival of Singapore-based Metapolis, the UAE is poised to see the next step in the growth of the metaverse. The company bills itself as the world’s first “metaverse-as-a-service” (MaaS) enterprise and has ambitious plans to link organizations from diverse industries to the virtual world.
Arabian Business reports that to help all economic sectors in the UAE and the greater GCC area establish new business insights and income streams, as well as expand their customer and client engagements to the virtual world, the Metapolis MaaS platform will offer a full range of services. Though the metaverse is currently linked with the arts, sportswear, real estate, and fashion retail, other businesses, such as healthcare, are making modest efforts to create a presence in the fast-developing virtual reality.
According to Sandra Helou, co-founder, and chief commercial officer of Metapolis, if SaaS (software-as-a-service) emerges as the well-established business model to dominate the web2 space, the future transition to web3 will surely see comparable market potential for MaaS businesses. Helou disclosed that Metapolis has also offered to guide clients on the full spectrum of services – from conceptualization through metaverse implementation and development.
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The Singapore-based firm Metapolis revealed last week plans to establish its worldwide headquarters in Dubai as part of its ambitious plans in the UAE. Helou Metapolis claims that the company, which already conducts business in the US, Europe, and Asia, intends to increase its physical presence in other GCC nations, though a specific date is yet to be set.