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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

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

Huawei offers battery replacement for Dhs39 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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

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

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

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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

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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

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ acquires 22% of courier firm Aramex

The shares were acquired through a series of on-market transactions and through an off-market special deal

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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

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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

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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

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UAE offers full educational scholarships for children of healthcare workers

The Hayyakum initiative will allow these students to study at public schools from this academic year until their graduation from high school

Abu Dhabi takes $615m stake in US LNG exporter

Houston-based Cheniere operates two export facilities: Corpus Christi in Texas and Sabine Pass in Louisiana

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open first international branch in Tel Aviv

ADIO will subsequently open offices in Europe, North America and Asia

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Abu Dhabi’s ADQ launches new lab testing company Union 71

Union71 will initially be responsible for delivering diagnostic services to Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)

ADNOC CTO calls for digital transformation in energy sector

Alan Nelson joins other energy IT leaders in AVEVA discussion on digital transformation

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ADQ establishes new company, Silal, in Abu Dhabi to boost local food production

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri has been appointed as the CEO of the new entity

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New low-cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch daily flights to Cairo

The new service represents the fifth route for Air Arabia Abu Dhabi since its launch in July

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad partners with Lumitics to reduce inflight food wastage

The partnership will see technology being deployed to track unconsumed Economy class meals from Etihad’s flights

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Abu Dhabi Ports announces expansion of Khalifa Port is on track

The expansion will substantially increase handling volumes by providing additional deep-water access and enhanced infrastructure

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Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

In addition to Casablanca, Etihad will also operate a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, from October 28

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UAE reports 930 new Covid-19 cases, warns of strict action against violators

Also, 586 people recovered from the virus over the previous 24 hours

Abu Dhabi esports team faces off against top teams in international sim race

Fans can follow the action for free at a Starz Play Arabia

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Abu Dhabi’s SEHA reduces cost of Covid PCR test to Dhs250

The cost for the test previously stood at Dhs370

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Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Club to drop out of Asian Champions League due to suspected Covid case

Authorities said the team will not be able to travel to participate in the tournament, which begins next week