FAA tracking all 737 Max flights around world with satellites

The Max was grounded worldwide in March 2019 after a second fatal crash in less than five months

Why regional e-commerce companies must prioritise sustainability

Rising demand for online shopping and time-definite deliveries is expected to weigh heavily on sustainability as urban density, air pollution and traffic congestion scale

How the region’s startup sector has kept ticking along

Despite challenges, the region’s startup ecosystem holds a promising outlook

Spotify to add 85 new markets with 1 billion people

Spotify is the largest paid music service in the world, and has become the single biggest source of revenue for the recording industry

Facebook announces $600,000 support for Lebanon SMBs

The #LoveLocal Campaign to boost SMBs affected by coronavirus and Port explosion

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Dubai Health Authority to share Covid-19 medical records with Emirates

The two entities signed an MoU to share, store and verify passenger health information related to Covid-19 infections, testing and vaccination

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Flydubai to launch flights to Romania’s Cluj-Napoka from March

With the start of flights to Cluj-Napoka, the carrier will serve the Romanian market with a total of 16 weekly flights

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Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,025 infections; nationwide case count crosses 380,000

The country’s health ministry also confirmed 4,678 recoveries in the last 24 hours

UAE Central Bank fines individual Dhs600,000 under anti-money laundering law

The fine was imposed because the individual had no authorisation to undertake a function that required prior approval from the Central Bank

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Be ready for rejection if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur – Hotel Data Cloud’s Gregor Amon

The UAE-based entrepreneur reveals his tips to set up a successful startup

Dubai’s noon.com to launch Big Yellow Sale this weekend

The sale will run from February 25 until midnight on March 1

Dubai Private Schools

Students enrolled in Dubai private schools reach 286,588

Dubai has 210 schools offering 17 different curricula, and 36 higher education institutions

U.A.E. Financial Markets Following Veil Lift on Debt

UAE raises daily decline limit in shares back to 10% from February 28

Authorities had reduced the cap to 5 per cent in March 2020 to contain the fluctuations triggered by the pandemic

Dubai South Properties The Pulse Villas

Dubai South Properties launch The Pulse Villas, 50% sold out

Located within Dubai South’s Residential District, the villas have a built-up area ranging from 1,894-2,720 square feet

Saudi wealth fund commits $3bn to build mega mountain resort project, Soudah

Soudah Development will build 2,700 hotel rooms and 1,300 homes in an area that includes Al-Soudah, the tallest peak in Saudi Arabia

Dubai Land Department completes 1.4 million digital services in 2020

Registration and renewal of Ejari contracts topped the list of digital services last year

Kuwait Dubai Trade

Dubai’s trade with Kuwait reached Dhs8.52bn in H1 2020

Dubai Customs revealed the figures ahead of Kuwait’s 60th National Day which falls on February 25

UAE Exchange suitor in merger talks with Bahrain-headquartered BFC Group

Merger of Finablr assets and BFC would create regional financial services giant

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,102 cases; tests cross 29 million mark

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 1,164

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No aircraft with Boeing 777 PW4000 engines operating in UAE airspace – GCAA

The aviation regulator added that the country does not have any UAE registered aircraft operating with the PW4000 engines

On-demand laundry service Laundryheap raises $3.5m in Series A funding round

Laundryheap is now operational in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait

Covid-19 Vaccination Masdar City Abu Dhabi

No prior appointments required for select persons at new Covid-19 vaccination centre in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City

Operated by Mubadala Health, the centre is open from Sunday to Thursday between 10am and 7pm

Fitbit brings Deepak Chopra’s mindful sessions to its wellness catalogue

Deepak Chopra will guide users through wellness techniques via audio and video sessions

Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Northern Ireland’s two main universities – Queens University Belfast and Ulster University – rank among the top 10 in the UK for bioscience research

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Dubai Aerospace leases 7 Airbus A321neo aircraft to Indian carrier IndiGo

The aircraft will be delivered in 2021

Saudi Arabia turns to Euro-bond amid near record-low yields

The kingdom is planning a two-part, benchmark-sized deal with a three-year and nine-year offering

UAE Govt retreat

UAE leaders discuss agenda for the next 50 years at government retreat

Leaders also personally honoured the UAE’s Hope Probe team at the retreat

Schools Education Dubai

UAE private schools admission age changed – ministry

All students currently enrolled at private schools in the UAE will not be affected by the change

Deals worth Dhs17.913bn signed by UAE Armed Forces at IDEX, NAVDEX

A total of 12 new deals worth Dhs5.589bn were signed with local and international companies on the third day of the exhibitions

Etisalat

UAE operator Etisalat reports Dhs9bn net profit in 2020; up 3.8% y-on-y

Its consolidated revenues reached Dhs51.7bn, a 0.9 per cent decrease over the previous year