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UAE President issues decree for private sector to pay equal salaries to men and women

The procedures, controls and standards necessary for evaluating work of equal value will be set by the government

Dubai’s Emirates to restart passenger flights to additional cities

The carrier’s global passenger network will grow to 92 destinations in October

Dubai Autodrome

Union Properties receives Dhs400m offer for a 40% stake in Dubai Autodrome

The company said its board will also discuss the acquisition of other investment real estate assets in the UAE

Dubai’s Careem offers permanent work-from-home option to employees across 14 countries

All 36 physical offices will remain open to facilitate collaboration and for colleagues who prefer an office environment

ADNOC Distribution launches three new stations in Dubai

The service stations are located at Jafaliya, Nad Al Sheba, and Studio City

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE confirms 1,002 cases; 568 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE stands at 407

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ expands utilities portfolio with addition of ENEC

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council issued a decree to transfer ENEC to ADQ’s ownership

All emirates in the UAE start issuing tourist visas – ICA

However, work permits will still not be issued at this stage

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Non-oil trade between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia amounted to Dhs493.8bn over last decade

Last year, the emirate’s exports to Saudi Arabia grew 156.7 per cent to Dhs25.76bn from Dhs10.03bn in 2010

UAE banks avail Dhs44.72bn of TESS liquidity scheme by end July

A total of Dhs44.38bn has been withdrawn until end June

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Sharjah issues new guidelines for travellers, residents can now return without prior approval

Travellers must present negative Covid-19 results prior to boarding and take another test upon arrival in Sharjah

Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for reopening playzones and entertainment centres in malls

These facilities will be allowed to operate at 60 per cent of their capacity

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,083 cases, highest daily rise since the outbreak

The UAE’s second highest daily rise in new infections, equalling 1,007, was reported on September 12

Huawei offers battery replacement for Dhs39 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Huawei offer runs until September 30 at service centres in the two emirates

Egypt’s Emaar Misr, Tahya Misr Fund tie up to develop Sidi Abdel Rahman village

Emaar Misr has committed to contribute roughly $1.26m to support the first phase of infrastructure and service improvements in Sidi Abdul Rahman village

KBBO hires restructuring expert for $2bn debt revamp

The privately-held investment firm with assets in health care and food named Bruno Navarro as its chief restructuring officer

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Non-oil trade between Dubai and Saudi Arabia amounted to Dhs500bn over last decade

In H1 2020 alone, Dubai’s external trade with Saudi reached Dh24bn

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 852 cases; 719 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE stands at 405

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Expo 2020 Dubai: UAE contributes $60m for US pavilion construction

The construction of the pavilion is expected to be completed by November

Unit 1 of Barakah nuclear energy plant achieves 50% production capacity

This follows the synchronisation of Unit 1 to the national power grid in August

Light and water show ‘Imagine’ returns to Dubai Festival City

The show will be relaunched on September 24 to celebrate the start of Dubai Home Festival retail event

Abu Dhabi students in grade 6 and above will have 100% distance learning

An exception will be made for students in grades 9 to 12 who need to take international exams for universities

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CNN opens first training academy for journalists in Abu Dhabi

Starting January 2021, the academy will offer a full-time five-week course with a combination of online learning sessions and in-person workshops at CNN

Sharjah private schools

Sharjah private schools to permit campus attendance from September 27

The Sharjah Private Education Authority made the announcement via its social media channels

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Abu Dhabi scraps need for individual alcohol licence

Residents and tourists will be permitted to buy and possess alcohol from licenced retail shops

Huawei appoints new Middle East head for cloud and AI business

Li Shi will oversee the expansion of the group’s regional product and solution portfolio

Health officials in UAE receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The health ministry has also started administering the vaccine to medical and nursing staff at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children

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Abu Dhabi denies reports of changes to rules surrounding entry into the emirate

The authorities urged the public to rely only on official sources of information

Abu Dhabi and Israel to cooperate on film and TV content production

A regional annual film festival will be held in rotation between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv

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Video: Dubai Safari Park set to reopen in October

The park features a group of new animals, including African elephants and giraffes