Dubai’s Emirates rolls out vaccination programme for its staff

The company will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines to employees based in the UAE

Bahrain

Bahrain attracts $885m investment in 2020 despite Covid-19

Accumulated direct investments reaches 78 per cent of Bahrain’s GDP

UAE telecoms du and Etisalat partner with Emaar Properties to provide services to local communities

Customers will be able to choose a retail telecom operator of their choice

Abu Dhabi

Mubadala, ADNOC and ADQ form alliance to grow green hydrogen economy in the UAE

The alliance will develop a roadmap to create hydrogen production sites in Abu Dhabi and the UAE

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Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Bahrain is the latest to be added to the list, which also includes other Gulf countries

Sharjah

Sharjah: Staff at private educational institutions must pay for mandatory PCR test every 14 days

An exception will be made for those employees who have received both the doses of the vaccine, or those who have a medical condition that exempts them from taking the jab

One Central Covid-19 Vaccination Centre in Dubai World Trade Centre

Covid-19 vaccination centre opens in Dubai World Trade Centre; minimum age for jab reduced to 16

The total number of vaccination centres in Dubai has reached 120

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi announces Dhs6bn boost for SMEs

The programme is funded by Ghadan 21’s SME credit guarantee scheme

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,453 cases; total infections cross 250,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 745

Oman prices third bond sale since October to plug deficit

The largest oil exporter outside of OPEC sold $3.25bn in a three-part debt offering

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi operates inaugural flight to Athens

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will initially begin flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, Alexandria, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Odesa and Yerevan

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SpiceJet adds five destinations to India from UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah Airport

SpiceJet will now fly to Mumbai, Cochin, Amritsar, Lucknow, Delhi and Jaipur from Ras Al Khaimah Airport

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Emirates to indefinitely suspend flights between Dubai and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

The airline said the decision was made due to “operational reasons”

Globe-trotters pledge to fly less to help climate

People now think giving up flying would be one of the easiest things they could do to cut their carbon footprint

Power Letters 2021: Dr. Azad Moopen, founder chairman and MD, Aster DM Healthcare

Aster adopted proactive measures which helped tide over the problems fairly smoothly

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Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

The airline will halt flights between the UAE and South Africa from January 16-28

Energy firm Engie partners with Abu Dhabi on tech-driven sustainability project

Blue Carbon project seeks to rehabilitate Abu Dhabi’s mangrove habitats using drones

Two endangered Himalayan brown bears relocated from Pakistan to Jordan

DHL managed the logistics of flying the animals with help from veterinary specialists Four Paws

Air Arabia resumes daily flights to Doha

The announcement comes after the UAE restored ties with Qatar earlier this month

Abu Dhabi Investment Office establishes international presence in US, Asia and Europe

The network of new locations will offer unprecedented access to the emirate’s offerings

Covid-19: UAE reports 3,382 cases, highest daily rise in infections

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 726

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Dubai’s Emaar Malls CEO Rajiv Suri resigns four months after appointment

Amit Jain will take over Suri’s responsibilities “until further notice”

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

Ducab

Dubai’s Ducab appoints new group CEO

Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Mutawa, the first Emirati in the role, replaces Andrew Shaw

Qatar raises carbon capture ambitions, touting green credentials

Qatar Petroleum will build facilities capable of storing more than 7 million tons per year of carbon dioxide by 2030

Qatar’s first IPO since 2019 sees shares in QLM soar 24%

The listing was the first in Qatar since the debut of dairy producer Baladna at the end of 2019

Emirates Post expands operations into Israel

People in the UAE can now use EPG’s postal and international premium services to send items to Israel

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UAE’s non-oil trade reaches Dhs1.033 trillion for January-September 2020

China was the UAE’s leading trading partner with a total trade of Dhs124.45bn

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Bahrain scores high in cost-effective supply chains

FDi says Bahrain is competitive in construction permits, energy prices, and taxes

Khalaf Al Habtoor

Al Habtoor opens booking for new luxury residential tower along banks of Dubai Water Canal

The 73-storey Amna Tower features 537 luxury units, including four ultra-luxury penthouses