UAE partners with startup Deel to expedite foreign worker visas

San Francisco-based Deel was last valued at $5.5bn in October and has received backing from investors including Coatue and and Altimeter Capital

single-use plastic bags in Dubai

You now need to pay for single-use plastic bags in Dubai

Major retailers such as Géant, Grandiose, Carrefour are geared up to implement this by providing sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives

Saudi Arabia maintained its position in the top 50 global rankings

Revealed: UAE’s real estate market ranked as top global improvers

Dubai enters ‘Transparent’ tier status for the first time driven by new regulations and enhanced digital services


Saudi unemployment falls to lowest since 2008 as economy booms

Citizen unemployment peaked at over 15 per cent at the height of the pandemic in mid-2020 and has since fallen almost every quarter

Chairman of Dubai’s ORO24 Developments on the country’s real estate trends

There is a high momentum particularly in the off-plan segment and it will only grow, notes Atif Rahman

Petrol prices

UAE raises fuel prices for July 2022

The price of Super 98 has risen to Dhs4.63 per litre

Decentralised Investment Group (DIG) has partnered with BRON Studios to create a Hollywood NFT Collection

An investment firm in Dubai is using NFTs to revolutionise Hollywood

The Decentralised Investment Group (DIG) has partnered with Bron Studios to create a Hollywood NFT Collection linked to a much-anticipated movie series

UAE investors sign $2.76bn worth of investment with Odisha, India

CM Naveen Patnaik met key UAE business groups as part of an investment roadshow to promote investment in the state’s industrial sector

UAE reports 1,778 Covid-19 cases, 1,657 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 945,800

Hub71 e&

Hub71 and e& enterprise to launch UAE’s first AI Center of Excellence

Located in Abu Dhabi, the AI Centre of Excellence will enable companies and startups to develop, deploy and scale applications implementing enterprise AI use cases

Eid Al Adha 2022: UAE announces holidays for federal govt, private sector employees

The first day of Eid Al Adha will fall on Saturday, July 9


ADQ’s venture platform, Flat6Labs reveal startups under Ignite programme’s new cycle

The cohort includes seven UAE-born startups and three international companies that will now establish significant business operations in Abu Dhabi

Eid Al Adha

UAE: Eid Al Adha to fall on Saturday, July 9

The crescent moon marking the beginning of the month of Zul Hijjah was sighted in Saudi Arabia on June 29

How to find the best bargain deals while booking flights?

What are the best ways to find and book cheap flights?

Ayoub El Mamoun, social media manager at Skyscanner, shares tips on how to find the best deals on flights


Emirates Airline’s Adnan Kazim on the carrier’s roadmap to a thriving future

Dubai will definitely remain a core strategy for Emirates, opines the carrier’s chief commercial officer 


Oil set for first monthly decline this year before OPEC+ meeting

Oil is still up around 45 per cent this year as the global economic recovery coincided with upended trade flows


Dubai’s Emirates to add third daily flight to Frankfurt from July

Emirates will be returning to its pre-2020 schedule at Germany’s largest airport

Uber UAE

Uber hikes UAE fares as petrol prices surge in key oil producer

The ride-hailing company will charge as much as 11 per cent more for some trips, it said in an email to customers

Qatar brings global photography app Explorest to the Middle East

Qatar Tourism brings global photography app Explorest to Middle East

Travel photographers wishing to capture images can download the app which will soon feature on Qatar Tourism’s website

Dubai’s real estate sector is evolving post Expo 2020. Here’s why

Despite a year’s delay, the expo event successfully managed to bring the world together in Dubai

UAE reports 1,769 Covid-19 cases, 1,674 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 944,022

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to fly over 2.7 million passengers this summer

Over 1.4 million guests are expected to depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport

UAE presents National Report on Spent Nuclear Fuel, Radioactive Waste Management

UAE presents national report on nuclear fuel, radioactive waste management

The report describes the legislative and regulatory measures taken by the UAE to meet its obligations in relation to the Joint Convention held in Vienna

UAE President receives Indian Prime Minister

Narendra Modi offered his condolences to the UAE President and the people on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

King Saud University IBM

IBM, Saudi’s King Saud University partner to advance skills development

IBM will work with KSU to support AI education and awareness while maximising partnerships with academia, the public, and private sector

UAE reports 1,750 Covid-19 cases, 1,645 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 942,253

Dubai airline agents

Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution cancelling fees levied on Dubai-based airline agents, offices

The new resolution cancels fees levied on airline agents and their branches and airline offices operating in Dubai

Alpha Dhabi ups stake in Aldar

Alpha Dhabi ups stake in Aldar, becomes single largest shareholder and parent company

As a long-term strategic shareholder, Alpha Dhabi will continue to support Aldar’s management team as they execute its growth agenda

Dubai Chambers

Dubai Chambers welcomes over 1,600 new African companies since October 2021

Dubai International Chamber operates four representative offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Ghana


QatarEnergy vows to erase almost all methane emissions by 2030

The Qatari company has signed up to the Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative