Private sector ramadan 2021

Ramadan 2021: UAE timing for private sector employees announced

There will be an official reduction of two hours for private sector employees in the UAE

Why do boardrooms require better emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is a crucial aspect of board effectiveness

Four steps on how regional governments can elevate economic competitiveness

Government support is most effective when it is invested at a sector or industry level, creating enabling environments with well-designed regulations

The UAE likely to attract the most investment in MENA: Kearney

Kearney’s 2021 FDI Confidence Index ranks the UAE 15th globally

Asus announces availability of latest ZenBook laptop in UAE

The ZenBook 13 OLED is an ultra-light laptop built for work and leisure

Dubai’s Emirates extends ticket validity, travel insurance for customers

The travel insurance for all passengers has been indefinitely extended beyond March 31, 2021

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,112 cases, 3 deaths

The UAE has, so far, reported a total of 478,131 infections

Dubai-based DGrade recycles PET bottles into high-quality sustainable clothing

Its Greenspun technology uses a process whereby plastic bottles are washed, shredded, melted into fibre and then spun into its trademarked Greenspun yarn

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi outlines safety measures for Ramadan 2021

Covid-19 patients should consult a doctor before fasting, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has recommended

UAE Federal government

Ramadan 2021: UAE announces timings for public sector employees

Federal government employees will only need to work from 9am-2pm

Oman is said to study strategic options for state energy firm OQ

OQ is an integrated energy company with oil and gas exploration and production operations, refineries, a retail network and a large petrochemical business

Saudi Arabia Alula

Saudi Crown Prince launches master development plan for AlUla

It will be implemented in three phases until 2035, with the first phase set to be completed by 2023

Saudi bourse restructures itself with eye on IPO in second half

The newly created Saudi Tadawul Group will have four subsidiaries

Dubai: Non-vaccinated staff at private education institutes must take weekly PCR tests

Employees who are eligible yet choose not to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 infection must take a PCR test every seven days

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Expo 2020

Expo 2020: Dubai offers Covid-19 vaccines to representatives of participating countries

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued the directive during a meeting of The Executive Council of Dubai held at the Expo 2020 headquarters

Dubai’s external trade with South Africa grows 17% to Dhs15.71bn in 2020

Agricultural and food products were the main commodities in Dubai’s trade with South Africa

Ramadan 2021: Dubai announces guidelines for praying in mosques

Maximum duration of Isha and Taraweeh prayers in mosques is capped at 30 minutes

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers flights to Israel from Dhs99

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will operate its inaugural flight to Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,883 cases, 4 deaths

The case count in the UAE stands at 476,019

Khaled Al Tameemi appointed as UAE Central Bank governor

He previously held the central bank’s deputy governor post

Masdar Azerbaijan solar power

UAE’s Masdar inks deal for mega solar power project in Azerbaijan

The 230-megawatt project is Azerbaijan’s first foreign investment-based independent solar project structured as a public-private partnership

Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan launches Al Quoz Creative Zone in Dubai

Entrepreneurs in the creative sector will be able to issue freelancing permits and a single license to practice diverse creative business activities

SirajPower signs 7 MWp solar power deal with Al Shirawi Group

The solar rooftop project will produce 10.6 GWh of clean energy annually

Ford owners can order fuel from Cafu directly via the infotainment system

Customers can connect to their Cafu account via Bluetooth and through Android

Dubai’s ENOC to invest Dhs250m in digital transformation push

ENOC’s growth strategy will focus on enhancing its business and operations through digitalisation

Top US startup Stripe begins Mideast foray with Dubai office

The San Francisco and Dublin-based company has opened an office in Dubai Internet City

Neom, Tabuk Fish ink agreement to develop MENA’s largest fish farm

The hatchery will operate with a capacity of 70 million fingerlings

Flydubai to resume flights to Asmara

Flights to Eritrea’s capital start from April 15

Unit 1 of UAE’s Barakah Plant starts commercial operations

Electricity produced at the Barakah Plant feeds into the national grid in the same manner as other energy plants

world art dubai

World Art Dubai to commence from April 7

The four-day event will showcase over 2,000 pieces under the theme ‘discovering new perspectives’