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Nasdaq Dubai records $23.1bn sukuk and bond listings in 2021

The 30 listings undertaken in 2021 were 15.5 per cent higher than the number of listings the previous year

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA

DEWA commissioned 1,310 11kV distribution stations in Dubai in 2021

These stations are mainly spread across Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa, and Al Yafra 2

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law for individuals with disabilities in Dubai

A permanent committee has also been established to implement policies, plans and initiatives to protect the rights of people of determination the emirate

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre achieves record growth

More than 8,347 new companies joined DMCC between 2018 to 2021, with 2,485 companies joining DMCC last year

Dubai’s Averda said to be in Better World SPAC merger talks

Dubai-based provider of waste-disposal services Averda is in talks to go public through a merger…

Dubai taxi

Dubai Taxi to add 2,219 vehicles to fleet, including 1,775 hybrids

The total number of hybrids operated by Dubai Taxi will rise to 4,105, accounting for 71 per cent of its entire fleet

Dubai Airport freezone

Dubai Airport Freezone launches ‘Talent Pass’ licence for freelancers

It allows its holders to obtain a residence visa for three years, in addition to renting office space provided by the freezone

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues decrees regulating Dubai Chambers

The legislations include a decree establishing Dubai Chambers as a new entity that replaces the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Power Letters 2022: Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman and CEO, Dubai Duty Free

Dubai International Airport is forecasting around 56 million passengers and we expect our revenue to continue to grow in line with that

Emirates to resume flights between Dubai and Uganda

Passengers travelling to Dubai and transiting in Uganda will also be allowed to travel

First Abu Dhabi Bank appoints Suhail Bin Tarraf as chief operating officer

Bin Tarraf, who served as chief operations officer at Dubai-based Emirates Islamic Bank, will be partially replacing Fadel Al Ali

Dubai’s Emirates named the world’s safest airline

The Middle Eastern airline came out on top in a study of 25 airlines conducted by the Hamburg-based Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre

Covid-19: Schools in Dubai can move to distance learning for 48 hours without prior approval – KHDA

The education regulator has said that all students above the age of six, and all adults at school, must continue to wear masks properly

Emirates

Emirates suspends flights between Dubai and six African destinations

The airline will operate one-way flights from Dubai to six other countries

Power Letters 2022: Arif Amiri, CEO, DIFC Authority

Amidst a global pandemic, DIFC achieved its 2024 Strategy growth targets three years ahead of schedule in the first half of 2021

Dubai records real estate transactions worth Dhs300bn in 2021

The Dubai Marina area saw the highest number of transactions

Prices at world’s tallest tower jump as Dubai home sales boom

Business activity in Dubai rebounded sharply last year alongside a jump in tourism

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dhs100m Great Arab Minds initiative in Dubai

The five-year initiative will support 1,000 leading Arab intellectuals across fields including physics and mathematics, software and data science, economics, higher education and research

Dubai Duty Free

Dubai Duty Free achieves Dhs3.56bn sales in 2021, up 40% y-on-y

The top five selling categories for the year included perfumes followed by liquor, cigarettes and tobacco, gold and electronics

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council

Sheikh Hamdan approves housing loans worth Dhs600m

A total of 600 housing loans are to be provided by the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment

Power Letters 2022: Hamad Buamim, president and CEO, Dubai Chamber

Dubai International Chamber is supporting ongoing efforts to boost the emirate’s trade to Dhs2 trillion over the next five years

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai budget of Dhs181bn for 2022-2024

It includes an expenditure of nearly Dhs60bn in 2022

Dubai airport DXB

Only ticketed passengers allowed entry to Dubai terminals

The ongoing peak travel period will witness an estimated two million passengers who are expected to pass through Dubai

Dubai to celebrate New Year’s Eve with 36 fireworks displays at 29 locations

The New Year’s Eve celebrations are a key highlight of the #DubaiDestinations initiative recently launched by the Dubai Media Council

Random PCR tests on arrival introduced at Dubai airport

As a precautionary measure, additional tests are being conducted on flights not included on the list, officials confirmed

Emirates dubai

Emirates suspends entry of passengers from 10 African countries to Dubai

Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to these destinations will remain unaffected

Warba Bank nasdaq dubai

Warba Bank lists $250m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The total value of the Kuwaiti bank’s sukuk on the exchange stands at $898m

Dubai New Year's Eve Covid-19

Dubai announces precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Failure to wear a mask at indoor and outdoor events can attract a fine of Dhs3,000

E-learning

Abu Dhabi schools to implement distance learning for two weeks

During this period, ongoing testing campaigns will be intensified for educational personnel

Expo 2020 Dubai

Over eight million visits recorded to Expo 2020 Dubai

The organisers have revealed the events lined up for New Year’s eve celebrations at the Expo