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Dubai Police completes over 1.3 million transactions via its smart platform this year

The Dubai Police Smart Police Stations have also processed 60,216 transactions in the corresponding period

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,215 cases; total infections rise past 105,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 463

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New tech-based diabetes centre offering real-time monitoring opens in Dubai

Patients will be provided with wearable and connected technology to track their parameters

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches A380 onboard lounge, shower spa services

The A380 onboard lounge, serving First and Business Class customers, will convert into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols

Dubai’s Amanat invests in US-based edtech firm BEGiN

The acquisition is Amanat’s first ever venture capital investment

How Covid-19 compressed years of digital transformation into months: lessons from Microsoft

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, tells Gulf Business how technology will continue to play an active role in hybrid working beyond the onset of this decade

Dubai’s RTA resumes Global Village bus, abra services amid precautionary measures

The 25th season of Global Village in Dubai will commence from Sunday, October 25

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives green light from UAE aviation body

It took eight months for the airline to receive its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

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Bahrain to extend all visit visas for free until January 2021

Visa holders will not be required to apply for the renewal through the e-visa website – it will be done automatically

Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADQ said to pursue Bausch’s Egypt unit

ADQ has been evaluating the Bausch business, known as Amoun Pharmaceutical Co

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Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,538 cases; highest daily rise since the outbreak

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 459

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How best to counter an overwhelming email culture to spur productivity

An excessive email culture is leading to a loss in productivity. Here’s how you can deal with it

Workplace dynamics: Steps regional employers must take to boost productivity in hybrid environments

Focusing on well-being and social connectivity will help employees recover faster from the Covid-19 crisis

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,412 new cases, foreign minister receives vaccine

Several health officials in the UAE have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

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UAE’s Etisalat to offer iPhone 12 pre-orders from Oct 16

The latest generation of iPhones were launched by Apple earlier this week

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,398 new cases; 520 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 452

Saudi Pepsi bottler MenaBev picks Infor for warehouse management software

Infor WMS will manage MenaBev’s end-to-end warehouse operation

Abu Dhabi Pension Fund, ADQ invest $2.1bn in ADNOC infrastructure deal

ADNOC will divest 20 per cent in ADNOC Gas Pipelines HoldCo LLC

Talabat to launch operations in Iraq

The company will initially launch operations in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan early next year, before expanding into Federal Iraq

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Sheikh Mohamed orders six-month rent waiver for businesses on Al Hudariyat Island in Abu Dhabi

He instructed officials to open the entertainment and leisure project to the public within 30 days

Saudi retailer Jarir joins rival to pin hopes on iPhone sales

Jarir, whose business also involves books and computers, reported a 16 per cent drop in third-quarter profit

UAE Central Bank withdraws Dhs10.9bn in excess liquidity during August

This move came after the central bank met the market needs for liquidity over the previous months

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Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

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Dubai launches new residency programme for overseas remote working professionals

Individuals and their families can apply for the relocation programme, subject to renewal every year

Air Arabia

Air Arabia announces new service from Ras Al Khaimah

It also confirmed that it will resume flights to several destinations across Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh from Ras Al Khaimah

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Khalifa Fund partners with noon.com to support Abu Dhabi SMEs

SMEs will gain access to noon’s customers, its logistics and fulfillment network, and secure payment gateway

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

The new cases mark the UAE’s highest daily rise in infections

Samana Developers’ projects worth Dhs185m sold out in Dubai

The two residential projects include 327 studios, one, two-bedroom apartments and six retail outlets

Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Beirut-based Robocom VR to provide content and technology for ‘Pixel’