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Expo 2020 Dubai announces special Dhs10 tickets for visitors on January 16

The announcement was made as the event prepares to mark the milestone of achieving 10 million visits

Wizz Air doubles down on Abu Dhabi venture

The fleet will expand to eight this year, adding links to destinations including Vienna, Bari, Italy, and Krasnodar, Russia

Power Letters 2022: Rizwan Sajan, chairman and founder, Danube Group

We opened our showrooms in Uzbekistan and Nepal and are planning to take Danube Homes to more than 50 countries worldwide

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Infrastructure upgrades in Dubai’s JLT to include new road network

The master developer of the community, DMCC, is also working on renovating the various lakes across the area

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Video: DEWA launches nanosatellite to aid network planning and maintenance in UAE

DEWA-SAT 1 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida on Thursday

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

Sheikh Mohammed visits new Infinity Bridge in Dubai

It improves connectivity between Deira and Bur Dubai by raising the total number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek from 48 to 60

DCT Abu Dhabi signs MoU with fintech platform PayBy

The secure platform will be used across hospitality and tourism establishments

UAE’s proptech Huspy acquires mortgage consultancy Home Matters

Combined proptech entity will facilitate financing for gross merchandise value of over $1bn annually in the UAE and Europe

UAE’s office market displayed signs of recovery in Q4 2021 – JLL

Change in work week, introduction of new labour laws and visa options contributed, states JLL’s 2021 year-end report

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Arabian Travel Market announces new dates for 2022 edition in Dubai

It will now be held from May 9-12, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre

UAE reports 2,683 Covid-19 cases, 1,135 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 795,997

Expo 2020 Dubai

How Singapore is leading the way for the recovery of the sustainable travel industry

An upcoming panel discussion at Expo 2020 Dubai later this month attempts to explore how urban design and technology will attract the next generation of travellers

Dubai’s Emirates resumes passenger services to and from these five destinations

The resumption of services is effective January 13 onwards

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SEHA launches new app to streamline visa screening appointments

Currently available for individual booking only, the application will be expanded to include businesses at a later stage

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2021: Dubai records highest value of real estate sales transactions in 12 years

The total number of real estate sales transactions that took place last year were also the highest since 2013

Kitopi launches its first kitchens in Bahrain and Qatar

The company, which turns four this month, will set up operations in Malaysia and Singapore next

Century Financial

Power Letters 2022: Bal Krishen, chairman, Century Financial

A sudden policy shift by central banks anxious to tame surging inflation could be one of the downside risks for global stocks next year

Aldar gains ground within two global ESG benchmarks

The company’s improved ESG ratings have been attributed to the consistent and broad integration of sustainability practices into its operations

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,616 cases, 982 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 793,314

Things are looking better after two years – Emirates CEO

‘We are in a world in which we have to change all the time’ – Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed

Abu Dhabi introduces Dhs1,000 cap for tourism business licences

The revised fee structure is applicable to tourism business licences starting this month

UAE weather update: Winds expected, NCM issues fog alert

The UAE recorded its lowest temperature of 6.4°C in Jabal Jais at 4.30am today morning

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airports chief says visitors to the emirate surpassing pre-Covid levels

Paul Griffiths also anticipates that Covid testing at airports will end in the near future

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin operations to Russia’s Krasnodar

Flights will operate twice a week, commencing from February 7, 2022

Raed Barqawi signing the publishing agreement for Who Dared to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True with Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group

A new book about Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed is set to be published this month

The Arabic version of Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True by journalist Raed Barqawi will be published by Motivate Media Group

Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Fund partners with eBay to support Abu Dhabi-based SMEs

eBay is the latest partner to join Khalifa Fund’s e-Empower initiative

Bal Krishen CEO and chairman Century Financial

UAE’s Century Financial to invest $100m in Jammu and Kashmir

The investment will cover three hotels and one commercial-residential complex in the union territory

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UAE learners seek key business upskilling to compete globally – study

The top course this past year was Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 Contact Tracing, reflecting the need to mitigate the effects of the ongoing pandemic

UAE launches Coders HQ to empower local, global coding communities

The project aims to build a new generation of coders, enhance their skills in coding and technology and empower them with tools and expertise

UAE reports 2,511 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 790,698