GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 679 cases; 576 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE stands at 405

Dubai hosts first medical conference since onset of Covid-19 pandemic

More than 450 local and international health specialists attended physically or virtually

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Dubai’s RTA to launch second phase of Bus On-Demand service this month

The second phase of the service will cover areas including International City, The Greens and Dubai Silicon Oasis


Covid-19: Dubai Sports Council closes 3 centres, fines 6 more

It inspected 124 sports facilities and five sports events in the emirate between September 15-19


Dubai Police arrest actress for flouting Covid-19 precautions at parties

The woman posted videos from the parties on Snapchat, which showed no social distancing, police said


Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC signs agreement with Mubadala, ENEC to partner on In-Country Value programme

The ICV programme has already driven more than Dhs44bn ($12bn) back into the UAE’s economy and created over 1,500 private-sector jobs for Emiratis

UAE-based clean beauty retailer Powder launches in Saudi Arabia

Consumers across the GCC increasingly turn to clean and sustainable beauty products

Gaming hardware sales surge during lockdown in UAE and Saudi Arabia

VR hardware sales increase by almost half in UAE in first half of 2020

UAE telecom operator du appoints new acting CEO, managing director

Du has appointed Fahad Al Hassawi as its acting CEO


Flydubai to resume flights to the Maldives next month

The service expands flydubai’s network to 40 destinations

New car hailing service Buraq launched in Sharjah

The initiative is underpinned by a fleet of vehicles, owned by OWS Auto

Saudi firms start talks to form $11bn chemicals maker

Saudi Industrial owns 50 per cent of National Petrochemical

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 674 cases; 1,722 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 404

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UAE’s Emirates Loto extends refund cutoff date to September 30

Unscratched collectables can be returned to designated stores across all the emirates within the UAE

UAE’s Al Habtoor Group chairman meets Israeli conglomerate CEO; reveals plans to open office in Israel

The chairman had previously disclosed that the group had launched talks with Israir Airlines to open direct commercial flights between the UAE and Israel

A tech guide to embracing the new normal at airports

New technologies assist in enforcing social distancing guidelines at airports

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Pictures: UAE Team Emirates’ Tadej Pogacar becomes youngest post-war Tour de France winner

It is the first time that the 21-year-old Slovenian has participated in the Tour de France

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Projectile launched from Yemen lands in Saudi’s Jazan, five civilians injured

The five civilians faced light injuries as a result of flying shrapnel and were transported to the hospital

Dubai closes café; fines 7 businesses, warns 5 for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

As many as 660 businesses were found fully compliant with the precautionary guidelines

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UAE health minister gets first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE announced last week that the vaccine will be available mainly to frontline workers dealing with Covid-19 patients

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Emirates adds second daily flight from Dubai to Bahrain starting September 20

EK837 will depart from Dubai at 9.45am and arrive in Bahrain at 10am


UAE reports 809 Covid-19 cases; gatherings at weddings and funerals limited to 10 people

The Ministry of Health and Prevention said that there were also 722 recoveries

The role of GCC banks in promoting regional economic growth

Evolution of the regional banking ecosystem has propelled economic growth in recent years, and continues to progress apace

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UAE reports 865 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll reaches 403

The total number of infections reported in the country has now reached 83,433

Air India Express allowed to resume Dubai flights after brief suspension

The airline had been asked to suspend flights to and from Dubai for 15 days since it “erronously” permitted Covid-19 positive passengers onboard two flights

ECG app on Apple Watch available in UAE after govt approval

App enables users to take an electrocardiogram from their wrist

Consulting firm AECOM bags infrastructure design project for Saudi’s NEOM

AECOM will leverage its digital capabilities to deliver the services and enable collaboration across global teams

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 786 cases; 557 infections reported in Oman

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 402


Etihad confirms wristbands for residents returning to Abu Dhabi; mandatory 14-day self-isolation

Holders of diplomatic passports, those under the age of 18 or above 60, and individuals suffering from a chronic disease will not be required to wear the tracking device

Dubai’s Emirates to restart flights to Luanda from October 1

The resumption of the service will scale the carrier’s African network to 15 destinations