Dubai Economy

Dubai business growth back to pre-covid path – report

The private sector, excluding oil, grew for a fifth-straight month in April, according to IHS Markit

Saudi Arabia Quarantine

Saudi Arabia introduces 7-day paid institutional quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals

The cost of the quarantine will be included in the ticket prices, with airlines responsible for arranging the accommodation

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

etihad home check-in

Etihad introduces home check-in packages for customers in Abu Dhabi

Passengers can also book their Covid-19 PCR tests through the airline’s medical partner, LifeDx, as part of the home check-in package

OPPO X 2021

OPPO X 2021 rollable concept mobile showcased in the UAE

It features a continuously variable OLED display that measures 6.7 inches when retracted and 7.4 inches when fully expanded

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,507 cases, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count stands at 537,524

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to feature special light and fountain show during Eid

The show will debut Mohamed Al Ahmed, Emirati composer and director

UAE: All federal government employees to return to work

Female employees with children enrolled in distance learning will be exempted until the end of the current school year

UAE suspends entry of travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka

The directive is effective starting May 12, 2021, at 11.59pm

Dubai’s DHA to close vaccination centres during Eid holidays

Private and public sector employees have been given a holiday break from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3

Dubai shares gain amid property recovery optimism

The Dubai Financial Market General Index jumped 0.8 per cent as Emaar advanced as much as 2.8 per cent

Expo 2020 international participants meet in Dubai to discuss event preparedness

Over 173 delegates from 190 participating countries assembled for the final International Participants Meeting before the start of the Expo in October

Free parking in Dubai, Abu Dhabi during Eid holidays

Parking tariffs across Dubai and Abu Dhabi will resume on Shawwal 4

Etisalat Group

UAE’s Etisalat Group issues EUR1bn bonds

The bond issuance which saw demand from local and international investors was six times oversubscribed

Dubai’s Emaar Malls reports $87m in profit for Q1 2021

Revenue for the first three months of 2021 amounted to $245m

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,572 cases, 3 deaths

The case count in the UAE stands at 536,017

Revealed: 10 things to do this upcoming Eid break in the UAE

This coming Eid break, take some time to explore all that the UAE has to offer with your friends and family

Dubai’s Emirates launches India humanitarian airbridge to transport Covid-19 relief items

Emirates will offer cargo capacity free of charge on flights to nine cities in India, to help international NGOs deliver relief supplies

Abu Dhabi IHC

Abu Dhabi’s International Holding Company to list three subsidiaries on ADX Second Market

They will be listed on the exchange’s Second Market in Q2 2021

Saudi Arabia halts some Brazil poultry including JBS plants

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority said imports from the plants will be suspended from May 23

Moro Hub Huawei dewa data centre

Moro Hub partners with Huawei to build Middle East’s largest solar-powered data centre

Located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, it will be the largest solar-powered Uptime TIER III-Certified Data Centre in the Middle East and Africa

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Dubai South

Private jet movements at Dubai South up 336% in Q1 2021

It reached 4,904 in the first quarter of this year compared to 1,460 in Q1 2020

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

Sheikh Mohammed’s 100 Million Meals campaign achieves over double its target

Donations from 385,000 individuals, private and public companies and businessmen across 51 countries helped secure food parcels equivalent to 216 million meals

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,735 cases, 3 deaths

The case count in the UAE stands at 534,445

Challenges and opportunities facing marketers during the Covid-19 crisis

Marketers plan with painstaking detail, and in these unpredictable times, flexibility and caution must be exercised

Cover story: Why this man is seeking to create the ‘world’s largest digital bank’

Digitisation has transformed the way industries operate, with businesses now required to innovate constantly. For Mountaser Hachem, CEO and founder of Monty Holding, the leap has been about seeking opportunities in fintech

Explainer: How has Saudi’s tourism sector coped with the Covid-19 crisis?

The kingdom is investing more in tourism infrastructure than any country in the world today, opines Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO, Saudi Tourism Authority

Qatari Minister of Finance Ali Sharif Al-Emadi

Qatar orders arrest of finance minister over misuse of funds

Al-Emadi was named finance minister a day after Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani took over leadership of the country in June 2013

Mubadala keeping pace with KKR as $29bn deployed last year

For 2020, Mubadala said its total comprehensive income rose to Dhs72bn

MICCO vaccine

Abu Dhabi receives new fleet of temperature-controlled vehicles for Covid-19 vaccine transport

The vehicles are expected to boost vaccine delivery capabilities to over 1.1 million doses a day