How is the GCC’s energy transition faring

In the GCC, hydrocarbons have traditionally been the driving force for the economies

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Covid-19: UAE announces 1,547 new cases, 3 deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE now stands at 667,080

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The SME Story: Riwa Khan, founder of Majama

Dubai-based Majama produces vegan and gluten-free desserts with ambitious plans to expand further into the GCC markets

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UAE refutes Human Rights Watch claim over Emirati Ahmed Mansoor

Saeed Rashed Al Hebsi, director of the Human Rights Department at MoFAIC, added that the claims repeat allegations that originated from unverified sources

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EY accused of actively concealing NMC Health audit fraud from investors

BR Shetty filed a suit in New York last week, naming Ernst & Young as a co-conspirator in the fraud alongside former executives

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Emirates commences inaugural Dubai-Miami passenger service

Emirates flight EK213 departed at 3.10am from Dubai on Thursday morning

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Saudi bans citizens from travelling to Indonesia over Covid-19 concerns

It urged its citizens in Indonesia to exercise caution and to return to the kingdom at the earliest

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco confirms data leak after reported cyber ransom

The state-owned driller was reportedly offered the chance to have the data deleted for $50m in cryptocurrency

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,506 new infections, 3 deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the UAE now stands at 665,533

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UAE sends 300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Comoros

The aircraft was received at the airport in Moroni by Azali Assoumani, President of the Union of the Comoros

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Saudis’ Motiva eyes revival of multibillion-dollar plastics plan

The value of the original project was estimated at $6.6 billion in 2018

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Saudi Arabia to extend visa validity of expats stranded abroad until August 31

It will be extended automatically and at no additional cost to the visa holders

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,541 new cases, four deaths

Over 68.4 per cent of the UAE’s population is now fully vaccinated

Qatar Airways ready to buy Boeing, Airbus freighters – CEO

The carrier could place a “large customer order” for an Airbus A350 freighter or a new Boeing 777F before the end of Q3

Covid-19: Oman goes into complete lockdown, Sur exempt due to heavy rains

All commercial activities and the movement of individuals and vehicles are banned during the Eid Al Adha holidays

Heatwaves ease for second pandemic-era Hajj pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia is only allowing access to the holy sites for 60,000 nationals and residents who have been vaccinated and don’t suffer chronic diseases

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed makes official Saudi visit

He met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,508 new cases, two deaths

The total death toll in the country has reached 1,900

Covid-19: Saudi citizens will need to be fully vaccinated to travel outside the country from Aug 9

The only exemptions include children aged under 12 and those who have recovered from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the date of travel

Dubai property landlords must ‘adjust their mindset’ in a low-demand market

The reality is that Dubai’s residential market has now shifted in favour of tenants, says Danube’s Rizwan Sajan

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Sheikh Mohammed launches $1m coding challenge

Graduates of the One Million Arab Coders initiative have been urged to compete in the new challenge

McLaren gets $760m from investors including Saudi wealth fund PIF

McLaren, controlled by Bahrain’s Mumtalakat, has been hit by the pandemic

OPEC+ resolves deadlock, agrees on deal to boost oil output from August

The agreement means the cartel will boost output by 400,000 barrels a day each month from August

Expo 2020 Dubai: Tickets now on sale

Fifty winners will be picked from UAE residents who purchase a season pass or family package for a chance to view the opening ceremony

Emirates issues new travel advisory for flights from India, Pakistan

Flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will remain suspended until July 25, says Dubai airline

Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar gets go ahead to build beet factory in Spain

The company plans to start construction of the plant in Merida next year

Abu Dhabi’s SEHA opens new Covid-19 drive-through centre offering vaccination, testing services

The centre has the capacity for 200 vaccinations and 1,000 nasal swabs and laser tests per day

Kuwait credit rating cut for second time in two years by S&P

The sovereign credit rating was cut one level to A+ from AA-

Eid Al Adha: Abu Dhabi announces Covid-19 precautionary measures

Authorities have recommended avoiding social gatherings, and urged people to meet their families and friends virtually