Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE residency: Foreign students can now sponsor families

Foreign students in the UAE will now be permitted to sponsor their families, provided they have the financial means to do so

Prism Group, Abu Dhabi’s Royal Strategic Partners appoint Moelis & Company to advise on Finablr deal

Prism formed a consortium with RSP to complete the purchase of the group at the end of last year

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health approves 3 new Covid-19 diagnostic tests

The new tests offer faster results and enable physicians to make swift decisions regarding medical treatment

cryptocurrency

Central Bank of Bahrain licences Sharia-compliant cryptocurrency exchange CoinMENA

At launch, CoinMENA’s platform will be available to residents of Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman

Bahrain-GCC trade hits $5.7bn in 2020 despite Covid-19 challenges

Bahrain exports surge 12 per cent in Q4 of 2020 buoyed by manufacturing sector

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Australia

The carrier will resume operations to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane later this week

Dubai’s RTA completes construction of bus stations at Al Jaffiliya, Al Qusais and Deira

The new stations deliver integrated modern services

airport UAE

UAE says seeking clarity from Denmark regarding suspension of flights

Denmark suspended all flights from the UAE for five days starting Thursday

Sharjah

Sharjah attracted $220m FDI in 2020

There was a 60 per cent increase in the number of FDI projects between Q3 and Q4 in 2020

Covid-19: Dubai announces new restrictions for restaurants, gyms and events

Attendance at parties and weddings will be limited to first-degree relatives

Kuwait Central Bank allows lenders to distribute 2020 dividends

The Kuwait Banking Association said in June that there would be no distribution of dividends to shareholders for 2020

Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights at fares starting Dhs300

Special fares are available from January 22-28, for travel from March 1-June 30, 2021

Pfizer-Biontech vaccine dubai

Dubai reschedules first dose of Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

However, all appointments for the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will go ahead as scheduled

Digital transformation: How can regional companies undergo a successful transition

Digital transformation has now become ubiquitous – not just for IT teams, but for executives across all organisations

How Open Banking can foster innovation in the financial landscape

Open banking offers potential for better customer experience and additional revenue streams

Electric cars get first battery that can charge in 5 minutes

The lithium-ion samples were produced by StoreDot’s strategic partner in China

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development ends 2020 with Dhs117.3m worth of projects

The projects injected 14.38MW into the electric grids of five partner countries

UAE approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

This marks the third vaccine approved for use in the country

UAE operators Etisalat, du raise foreign ownership to 49%

Etisalat first opened up to foreign ownership in 2015

Qatar Airways Doha Dubai Abu Dhabi

Qatar Airways to begin flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi next week

It will operate a double daily service from Doha to Dubai and a single flight between Doha and Abu Dhabi

Dubai hotels and restaurants to cease entertainment activities until further notice

The suspension comes into effect from Thursday, January 21

Aldar jumps as Abu Dhabi signs off on $12bn in deals

The company will take on management of Dhs30bn in developments and provide oversight for projects worth Dhs10bn

Saudi Health vaccine

Saudi Arabia acknowledges delays in receiving Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

Earlier this week, the country approved vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Moderna for use in the kingdom

First Abu Dhabi Bank acquires 100% of Bank Audi Egypt’s share capital

The proceeds will help strengthen Bank Audi group’s capitalisation and financial resilience

Prince Khaled’s KBW Ventures joins $60m financing round for cell-based seafood company

Financing deal for US-based BlueNalu is largest to date in the cell-based seafood industry

Etihad Airways flights Doha

Etihad Airways to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha in February

The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Dubai Health Authority

Dubai suspends non-urgent elective surgeries for one month

DHA says the directive is to allow health facilities manage Covid-19 cases

Kaspersky targets connected car makers with new cybersecurity tool

Increase in connected cars sees rise in automotive-related attacks

UAE Covid-19 Vaccine Drive Through

Drive-through Covid-19 vaccine centres to be introduced across the UAE

These centres will be operated by Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) and will increase the total number of locations for Covid-19 vaccines to 218

Digital Economy: UAE consumers to pivot away from cash – report

Young and digitally savvy populations across the Middle East and Africa region are key to long-term growth outlook