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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Joins the Metaverse—The Sandbox Partnership

Hold onto your VR headset folks, because The Sandbox and Saudi Arabia are about to take the metaverse to the next level! In this partnership, these two heavy hitters have signed an MOU, which basically means they’re going to be BFFs in the virtual world. The deal was signed  at the Leap Tech Conference 2023 in Riyadh, and you could feel the excitement in the air.

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Borget Sebastien, the co-founder of The Sandbox, described the partnership as “a win for metaverse” and was thrilled to be a part of it. 

The Middle East has been making big moves in the metaverse lately, but the UAE has been leading the pack. They announced plans to create a whopping 40,000 metaverse jobs in the next few years, and their Ministry of Economy even opened an office in the virtual world! The Sandbox and Saudi Arabia’s partnership is just the latest example of the metaverse taking over.


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