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Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,400 new cases, 2,189 recoveries

The recoveries were the second highest daily figure reported since the virus first broke out in the country

Dubai’s flydubai resumes operations to Maldives; passenger network grows to 44 destinations

Flydubai will operate daily flights to Maldives from December 17, 2020, through to January 18, 2021

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Covid-19: Tourists in Abu Dhabi can get tested for Dhs180 at new drive-through facility

Residents and tourists need not pre-book appointments, and will receive their results via SMS between 24 and 48 hours of being tested

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Covid-19: Dubai launches new dedicated centre for treating infectious diseases

The new centre is directly affiliated with Rashid Hospital, and has already begun receiving Covid-19 patients

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,390 cases; 466 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 482

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No pre-flight Covid-19 tests for UAE residents travelling to Dubai from these countries

The airline updated the Covid-19 testing rules for inbound UAE residents on Monday

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,111 cases; 422 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 480

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Covid-19: Fitness centre in Dubai shut down due to repeated violations

Inspection teams from the Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy, alongside Dubai Municipality, carried out checks at facilities across the emirate

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,359 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 477

Why rebuilding trust with travellers is key to reviving the hospitality sector

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitality operators have a strong opportunity to deliver an unmatched experience to customers

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UAE announces 1,563 new Covid-19 cases

The total death toll in the country has reached 475

Covid-19 update: UAE records highest daily spike in infections with 1,578 new cases

The second highest daily rise was reported on October 17 and 21

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,538 cases; 451 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 472

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Lessons learnt: How Covid-19 has impacted the British business ecosystem in the UAE

Gulf Business speaks to John Martin St. Valery, chairman of the British Business Group for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on coping with the crisis, impact of Brexit and plans ahead

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Dubai’s Emirates NBD records 55% net profit dip for first nine months of 2020

Total income for the first nine months of 2020 amounted to Dhs18.27bn

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

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Fines of up to Dhs30,000 for home tutoring, private lessons in the UAE

Those responsible for the involved venues will be fined Dhs20,000

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,077 cases; 886 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 470

UAE Deputy PM Sheikh Saif bin Zayed receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Taking to Twitter, he extended his gratitude to the healthcare professionals

World Bank sees 5.2% contraction in MENA, in line with IMF

The dual shock of lower Brent prices and the coronavirus pandemic this year has taken an especially heavy toll on the region

Dubai Economy, Dubai Sports Council fine 11 gyms for flouting Covid-19 measures

Violations were spotted in gyms located in Hor Al Anz, Al Qusais, Al Muhaisnah, and Al Murar areas

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 915 cases; 686 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 466

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Weddings and social events allowed to resume in Dubai

Event halls can accommodate a maximum of 200 people while the duration cannot exceed four hours

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Saudi resumes Umrah at 75% capacity, allows prayers at the Grand Mosque

The number of pilgrims allowed to perform Umrah has increased to 15,000 per day

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Etihad offers frontline workers in UAE discounts on flights, free excess baggage

These frontline professionals will also have access to a special dedicated airport check-in area at Abu Dhabi International Airport

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,215 cases; total infections rise past 105,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 463

How Covid-19 compressed years of digital transformation into months: lessons from Microsoft

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, tells Gulf Business how technology will continue to play an active role in hybrid working beyond the onset of this decade

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Bahrain to extend all visit visas for free until January 2021

Visa holders will not be required to apply for the renewal through the e-visa website – it will be done automatically

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Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,538 cases; highest daily rise since the outbreak

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 459