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ADNOC awards $510m contract to expand Shah Sour Gas plant capacity

Over 50 per cent of the award value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under ADNOC’s In-Country Value programme

Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu Federation

Mubadala and UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation open Abu Dhabi’s largest fitness centre

The new two-storey facility in Al Bahia features specialised jiu-jitsu training, cardiovascular and resistance training equipment

UAE Customs

UAE Customs seized 923,724 counterfeit goods in 2020

Of the total seizures, 70.73 per cent were intercepted from sea routes, 19.51 per cent through air transport and 4.88 per cent via land routes

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch new service to Trabzon

The new service represents the 14th route for the carrier since its launch

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ in talks to invest $500m in Flipkart

Flipkart is seeking to raise at least $3bn

Air Arabia Etihad Airways

UAE’s Etihad and Air Arabia to permit mutual transfer of air miles and points

Etihad Guest members will now receive 1 AirReward Point for every 2 Etihad Guest Miles

Abu Dhabi removes UK from ‘green list’ destinations in latest update

Malta has been added to the list, which includes 28 destinations in total

Emirates Development Bank

Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Development Bank closes $750m five-year bond

This was the second USD transaction issued under EDB’s $3bn Euro Medium Term Note programme

Abu Dhabi fund ADQ offers to create large hospitality group

ADQ has proposed combining Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company with one of its portfolio companies, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

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Abu Dhabi makes Alhosn green pass mandatory for entry to public spaces including malls, restaurants and cinemas

The new directive will take effect from June 15, and will be applicable to those who are aged 16 and over

Abu Dhabi’s ADIA is said to invest $1bn in Medline buyout

Medline is the biggest private US manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies

ADIB partners with Visa to unveil UAE’s first biometric authentication solution for e-commerce

Once implemented, ADIB customers can authenticate their e-commerce transactions by using their mobile application biometric authentication

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces new flights to three Greek destinations

The airline’s one-way fares start from Dhs179 to Mykonos, Crete and Rhodes

Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to resume flights to London Heathrow from June 8

Only British and Irish nationals, and those with residence rights will be permitted to travel into the UK from the UAE

Fujairah Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports opens expanded Dhs1bn Fujairah Terminals project

The terminal’s general cargo throughput will increase to 1.3 million tonnes and container capacity to 720,000 TEU

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to launch seasonal flights to three destinations

Etihad’s new flights to the Greek islands complement its existing service to Athens

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UAE residency visas: Covid-19 test now required prior to medical screening in Abu Dhabi

Starting from June 7, a PCR test must be taken not more than 72 hours prior to visiting an AHS centre for a visa medical test

Abu Dhabi Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals partners with Microsoft for AI-enabled container tracking solutions

The new technology will ensure 100 per cent traceability of containers, as well as the potential to launch an autonomous vehicle system

Dubai airport

UAE suspends entry of passengers from Vietnam

The entry ban is applicable to those who have been in Vietnam 14 days prior to their arrival to the UAE

Abu Dhabi Ports

ADX lists $1bn bonds issued by Abu Dhabi Ports

The exchange’s market capitalisation increased 27 per cent during the first quarter of 2021 to Dhs940bn

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume flights to Phuket and Rabat

Services to Rabat will resume on June 23, 2021, and to Phuket on July 1

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ is said to eye stake in top Egyptian dairy firm

Deliberations are in the early stages and there’s no certainty ADQ will proceed with any transaction

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to issue discounted tourist visas for Israelis, Egyptians, Armenians and Georgians

Passengers will be able to apply and pay for the visa via the carrier’s website itself

Abu Dhabi solar car park

Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park to open at international airport

The energy generated will be used to power the car parking facility, with excess energy fed to other sections of the Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Emirates Stallion Group lists on ADX Second Market in the UAE

Established in 2006, ESG is present in 12 markets and had assets of Dhs537m as of the end of Q1 2021

IVC Evidensia

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invests £350m in UK-headquartered IVC Evidensia

IVC Evidensia is Europe’s largest veterinary care provider

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Abu Dhabi reiterates home quarantine guidelines

All those who are registered for home quarantine can conduct a free walk-in PCR test

Abu Dhabi Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Sotrovimab

Abu Dhabi offers walk-in appointments for Pfizer jab; new Covid-19 treatment approved in UAE

The UAE has become the first country to both license and enable immediate patient use of the antibody drug Sotrovimab

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Alpha Dhabi acquires UAE hospitality investment company Murban

Abu Dhabi based Murban was founded in 2006 and reportedly has Dhs1.7bn in equity

WIZZ AIR ABU DHABI SANTORINI

Wizz Air flights from Abu Dhabi to Santorini begin from Dhs179

The UAE recently added Greece to its ‘safe travel corridor’ for vaccinated travellers