Covid-19

UAE reports 264 Covid-19 cases, 328 recoveries

There are now 6,322 active cases within the country

Abdulla Al Ghurair foundation awards full master’s degree scholarships to 86 Arab youth

Candidates will benefit from full scholarships to pursue their master’s degrees at Arizona State University

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Mandatory regular Covid-19 testing for all tourism sector employees in Abu Dhabi

The directive was issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on Monday

Dubai Hala taxi service lays down stringent health and hygiene rules in the wake of Covid-19

Drivers will be required to pass a temperature test before picking up passengers

Startupbootcamp establishes regional headquarters at Dubai’s DIFC

FinTech ranked first in the region for deals ahead of e-commerce and transport and logistics

Dubai’s Emirates to resume services to three more cities

The carrier will grow its passenger network to 67 cities in August

Yas Malls Aldar Properties

Aldar offers double Etihad guest miles on Visa card spends at Abu Dhabi malls during Eid Al Adha

From July 28 to August 3, members will earn two Etihad Guest Miles for every Dhs3 spent on purchases with their Visa cards over Dhs50

Emirates issues travel advisory for passengers travelling to and from Dubai

Travel protocols have changed in the UAE in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered appoints new CEO for Saudi Arabia banking division

In February last year, the British bank received approvals from Saudi Arabia’s financial regulator to open a branch in the kingdom

Dubai’s Emirates launches online portal for travel trade partners

The online gateway will serve as a resource for travel industry partners to access complete information on Emirates’ latest products, services and policies, and obtain technical support

Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Island Investment Company awards Dhs86m contract to Gulf Contractors Company

The overall infrastructure works on Jubail Island amount to approximately Dhs600m

Dubai online retailer Noon to launch a ‘fair’ food delivery platform

Alabbar says the F&B sector has been held ransom by food aggregator platforms

HSBC arranges first green export credit agency loan for Saudi ministry

The proceeds of the loan are being used to purchase buses from Germany for the kingdom’s public transport network

Kuwait workers

Kuwait’s draft law on expat quotas to exempt domestic workers, those on government contracts

Under the new proposal, Indians must not exceed 15 per cent of the population of Kuwaitis

New survey in Dubai reveals 88% satisfaction in government’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

There were 91 per cent of respondents who approved of the effectiveness of the national sterilisation programme, while 88 per cent were satisfied with the testing measures in place

Saudi car rental firm Theeb hires Fransi Capital for IPO

The IPO could happen next year, depending on how quickly the company recovers from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Intel to delay shipping its next-generation chips until 2022

Outsourcing manufacturing would mark a major shift in Intel’s business model

UAE’s Kibsons temporarily suspends home delivery services

An incident at the company’s warehouse has led to a temporary disruption in home delivery services

NVIDIA ARM

NVIDIA touted to take over chip manufacturing giant ARM – reports

SoftBank had acquired ARM in 2016 in a deal worth $32bn

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 351 cases; 1,968 infections registered in Saudi

The death toll in Saudi Arabia stands at 2,733

Huawei launches mid-range Nova series 5G phone in the UAE, price revealed

The smartphone comes with AppGallery, Huawei’s official app marketplace

WeMENA expanding into reseller marketplace

Individuals looking for residual income can create a catalogue of products from WeMENA’s online product list

Developer Emaar inaugurates Address Marassi Golf Resort in Egypt

The resort is located in the Sidi Abdelrahman bay

Global Village

Global Village announces opening dates for 2020 season in Dubai

Season 25 will commence on October 25 and will run for 25 weeks

Abu Dhabi’s EWEC awards contract for ‘world’s largest’ solar power plant

Al Dhafra Solar PV project is expected to provide approximately 160,000 households across the UAE with electricity

HSBC UAE launches online trading platform for wealth clients

The platform provides access to stock exchanges in the US, UK and Hong Kong

DIFC

China strengthens fintech cooperation with Dubai through new agreement with DIFC

Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks and DIFC will collaborate on key sectors such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data and cloud computing

UAE posts 313 new Covid-19 cases, 393 recoveries

The death toll remains unchanged at 343

Dubai Customs furnished 452,000 insurance refund requests in H1 2020

The insurance refund requests were valued at Dhs3.2bn

Global Exclusive: How tech event LEAP aims to transform Saudi’s ICT landscape

Saudi Arabia is transforming its technology landscape, aiming to become the regional hub for innovation and building an ecosystem where the tools of tomorrow are conceptualised and created. Powering that ambition is LEAP, a new mega tech event set to have a ‘seismic’ impact on the global stage