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Dubai reschedules first dose of Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

However, all appointments for the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will go ahead as scheduled

Cover story: How regional companies can get digital transformation right

Digital transformation has now become ubiquitous – not just for IT teams, but for executives across all organisations

How Open Banking can foster innovation in the financial landscape

Open banking offers potential for better customer experience and additional revenue streams

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ends 2020 with Dhs117.3m worth of projects

The projects injected 14.38MW into the electric grids of five partner countries

UAE approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

This marks the third vaccine approved for use in the country

UAE operators Etisalat, du raise foreign ownership to 49%

Etisalat first opened up to foreign ownership in 2015

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Qatar Airways to begin flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi next week

It will operate a double daily service from Doha to Dubai and a single flight between Doha and Abu Dhabi

Dubai hotels and restaurants to cease entertainment activities until further notice

The suspension comes into effect from Thursday, January 21

Second phase of Dubai’s Pfizer vaccination campaign might begin earlier than April

The first phase, which targets those in the priority categories, is slated to end in March

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Dubai will end Covid-19 vaccination campaign by December 2021, says taking jab is not compulsory

The authorities in Dubai aim to vaccinate 70 per cent of its resident population

UAE leaders congratulate Biden on inauguration as US President

Sheikh Khalifa wished Biden success and expressed hope that the two countries would deepen their decades-long partnership in working together

Aldar jumps as Abu Dhabi signs off on $12bn in deals

The company will take on management of Dhs30bn in developments and provide oversight for projects worth Dhs10bn

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Saudi Arabia acknowledges delays in receiving Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Earlier this week, the country approved vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Moderna for use in the kingdom

First Abu Dhabi Bank acquires 100% of Bank Audi Egypt’s share capital

The proceeds will help strengthen Bank Audi group’s capitalisation and financial resilience

Prince Khaled’s KBW Ventures joins $60m financing round for cell-based seafood company

Financing deal for US-based BlueNalu is largest to date in the cell-based seafood industry

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Etihad Airways to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha in February

The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Dubai Health Authority

Dubai suspends non-urgent elective surgeries for one month

DHA says the directive is to allow health facilities manage Covid-19 cases

UAE Covid-19 Vaccine Drive Through

Drive-through Covid-19 vaccine centres to be introduced across the UAE

These centres will be operated by Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) and will increase the total number of locations for Covid-19 vaccines to 218

Covid-19 update: UAE reports highest daily rise in infections

The case count in the UAE has crossed 263,000

Digital Economy: UAE consumers to pivot away from cash – report

Young and digitally savvy populations across the Middle East and Africa region are key to long-term growth outlook

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UAE’s frontline workers eligible for upgraded medical insurance

Eligible professionals enrolled in the Frontline Heroes Office registry will enjoy expanded coverage, with benefits similar to Daman’s “Enhanced Sahtak”

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UAE administers more than 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The country aims to vaccinate more than 50 per cent of its population during the first quarter of this year

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launches one-year healthcare equities note for investors

The structured note which matures in 12 months provides 95 per cent capital protection

Bahrain plans to sell dollar bonds to plug budget deficit

The Gulf Arab kingdom is selling benchmark-size seven-year debt, 12-year securities and/or notes maturing in 30 years

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways boosts carbon offset programme

Etihad is working with New Zealand’s CarbonClick to develop its voluntary guest offset programme

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Dubai responds to “party haven amid pandemic” media report

The state-run Dubai Media Office issued a clarification on Tuesday, January 19

Michael Chiesa vs Neil Magny fight in Abu Dhabi to be broadcast live on UFC Arabia app

Welterweight fight will also be aired live on video-on-demand site Starzplay

Dubai’s DHA ceases PCR testing at select centres; nationwide Covid-19 cases cross 260,000

The UAE announced 3,491 new cases on January 19

UAE-based P2P app Ziina joins Y-Combinator accelerator programme

Ziina also announces new seed funding from US and MENA venture capital funds

Oman extends visa-free period for citizens of 103 countries for upto 14 days

The step is part of efforts to bolster the tourism sector of the sultanate