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Carrefour fulfiment centre

Video: Autonomous robots deployed in Carrefour fulfilment centre in Dubai

Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind facility in the Middle East, the centre is located at Carrefour in Ibn Battuta Mall

Asus ROG Flow X13 convertible gaming laptop now available in the UAE

The 13” convertible laptop features 360° hinge for various operational modes

Etihad

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad reports $1.7bn loss for 2020, passenger traffic down 76%

The airline reported $1.2bn in passenger revenues in 2020, down by 74 per cent from $4.8bn the previous year

Covid-19: UAE reports 2,742 infections; nationwide count crosses 400,000

The death toll stands at 1,286

Murshed Al Redaini

Power Letters 2021: Murshed Al Redaini, Group CEO, Yas Holding

Yas Holding’s education division companies deployed technology-based remote learning solutions for private and public sectors

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Dubai 7s will be part of rescheduled HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Dubai will host both the Men’s and Women’s competitions, with both tournaments taking place on pitch one and pitch two for the first time since the inception of the Women’s Series

Cash dividends worth Dhs29bn proposed by 38 UAE listed companies for 2020

Banks are the largest distributors of profits

Etisalat du credit score

Etisalat, du to rely more heavily on UAE credit rating score for new postpaid customers

With the addition of Etisalat and du’s data, AECB’s customer information database stands at 9 million individuals and 600,000 companies

Anghami

MENA music streaming platform Anghami merges with Vistas Media, to list on Nasdaq New York

The agreement will result in Anghami becoming the first Arab technology company to list on Nasdaq New York

Self-drive mobility company ekar partners with UAE’s Cafu to automate fuelling process

The refuelling process between ekar and Cafu will be fully automated through a shared interface

Drew Joshua Dennehy Three Coffee

The SME Story: Drew Joshua Dennehy, co-founder and general manager of Three Coffee

Dubai-based Three Coffee aims to implement sustainable practices along the entire coffee value chain

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,692 cases, 16 deaths

The case count across the country has risen to 399,463

UAE’s Ministry of Economy unveils list of violations, fines for money laundering

The issuance of the violations and fines list supports the UAE’s efforts in combating money laundering crimes and financing of terrorism

Unilabs Abu Dhabi

New Swiss lab in Abu Dhabi can analyse 80,000 Covid-19 PCR tests per day

Unilabs’ Abu Dhabi laboratories are also testing samples collected overseas, with results provided within 24 hours

Philippines to resume deployment of domestic workers to the UAE from March 31

The deployment of Filipino workers to the UAE has been suspended since 2014

Dubai real estate market may bottom out next year, S&P says

A property glut and faltering demand in the Middle East’s business hub have driven prices down by more than a third since the market peaked some seven years ago

Tobacco Cigarette

Dubai Municipality confiscates 26 tons of paan, over 400,000 packs of cigarettes

The products did not conform to UAE specifications and did not bear a digital tax stamp

DP World, China Harbour vie for roles in Sudanese ports

DP World has expressed interest in developing the southern terminal at Port Sudan

covid-19 vaccine dubai

Dubai expands Covid-19 vaccine eligibility criteria

Those aged 60 and above with a resident visa issued in any emirate, but residing in Dubai, can register for the vaccine

Dubai-listed Emaar Properties and Emaar Malls announce merger plans

As part of the transaction, the existing business of Emaar Malls will be reconstituted in a wholly owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties

DIFC employee savings plan locks in $127m in assets under management in first year

Within one year, 19,182 members of the DIFC workforce have been enrolled in the plan

Dubai UAE

Dubai Culture to grant 10-year residency visas to 1,000 individuals in upcoming phase

Since the announcement of the Cultural Visa in 2019, Dubai Culture has received 261 visa applications from 46 countries

HSBC appoints Mohammed Al Marzouqi as head of global banking in the UAE

Mohammed was previously head of Abu Dhabi coverage for HSBC global banking

Emirates Dubai Australia

Dubai’s RTA, Emirates sign agreement to cooperate in asset management

This agreement follows the Dubai government’s directive for government entities to leverage the expertise of semi-government and private organisations

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,721 cases, 1,666 recoveries and 15 deaths

The nationwide case count has now risen to 396,711

Whats On Saudi

UAE-based lifestyle brand What’s On launches new website for the Saudi market

The site will focus on food, news, travel and local culture in Riyadh and Jeddah – with expansion to more cities towards Q4 2021

Mosque Dubai Ramadan tent

Covid-19: All Ramadan tent permits in Dubai are cancelled

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department said that no tents are allowed outside mosques, houses or any other public places during Ramadan

Etihad Hub71

Etihad to become official partner of Abu Dhabi’s tech startup venture Hub71

Hub71, is a flagship initiative of Ghadan 21, Abu Dhabi’s accelerator programme for business in the capital

Dewa Jebel Ali Power Generation and Water Production Complex

Dubai’s DEWA bags Guinness record for largest single-site natural gas power facility

The complex can generate 9,547 MW of electricity

Wealth fund newbie comes into focus in Abu Dhabi’s $1 trillion sovereign hub

ADQ has over 100 employees and its combined portfolio of 90 companies have more than 70,000 people working for them