New low-cost carrier Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers Dhs1 fares as it prepares to begin operations

The ultra low fare will be for 2,021 tickets for select flights between Abu Dhabi and the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki

Digital transformation: What are the key challenges that regional banks continue to face?

Digitisation is underway and accelerating in the Middle East – but what are the key technologies being deployed?

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

Rescue teams resume search for missing plane in Indonesia

A joint search and rescue team will comb an area of 96 nautical square miles, as well as a 16 nautical square-mile area under the water

Abu Dhabi’s $232bn Mubadala wants to take crack at Top 10

The fund is reshaping its structure to focus on four business platforms: UAE investments, disruptive investments, direct investments and real estate and infrastructure

Saudi to resume flights to Qatar after restoration of ties

Saudi Arabia will be ready to resume all international flight operations on March 31

Five strategies for regional firms to grow their online business

From creating a mobile friendly platform to leveraging the power of social media, an online business can use several means to boost its presence

Outlook 2021: UAE’s economic recovery in 2021

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic have been severe for all countries around the world

Here’s how you can future-proof your business

Covid-19 won’t be our last crisis: How IT leaders can prepare for the next big one

The cleanest fossil fuel is set for a post-pandemic rebound

Demand for the fuel used in heating and power generation is growing faster than for any other fossil fuel

UAE reopens air, land and sea borders with Qatar

Scheduled and unscheduled flights between the two countries will resume operations from Saturday

Fortinet to offer free cybersecurity training till end of 2021

More than 800,000 people have registered since April 2020

UAE-based Badiri Academy to open-source content

Content to include courses, workshop material and research papers

Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility in Abu Dhabi

Israeli airline pilots can now train on flight simulators in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Aviation Training signed a contract with Israir Airlines for Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for the latter’s Airbus A320 pilots

Trade, transport between GCC, Qatar could resume within a week – official

Legal cases Qatar filed against the UAE will also be suspended

Russia COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V

UAE Phase III trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, begins in Abu Dhabi

The trials will initially be carried out on 500 volunteers

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Abu Dhabi bank follows Dubai peer to dollar bond market

First Abu Dhabi Bank opened books on a $500m five-year sukuk

Emaar Address Sky View Hotel

Emaar sells Address Sky View Hotel in Dubai for Dhs750m

Emaar will retain ownership of the Skybridge restaurant located within the hotel

UAE: Teachers and educational admin staff encouraged to take Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE aims to vaccinate 50 per cent of its population in the first quarter of 2021

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Dubai bank Mashreq may move nearly half its jobs to cheaper hubs

The relocation plan is expected to be completed in three phases by October this year

Timely software updates can cut business data breach costs in half: report

More than half of businesses use some form of out-of-date technology in their infrastructure

Joint UAE-Israel food and water security conference announced

Could Israel’s success story of “making the desert bloom” boost food security in the UAE?

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Sheikh Hamdan announces Dhs315m economic stimulus package for Dubai

The total stimulus provided to the emirate’s economy since the start of the pandemic has risen to Dhs7.1bn

Oil steady near $50 after surging on Saudi output cut

The kingdom’s pledge comes amid more stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions to rein in a surge of infections

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Covid-19: UAE vaccinates 8% of its population, aims to inoculate 50% during Q1 2021

As many as 826,301 doses of the Covid 19 virus vaccine have been administered to date

Dubai UAE Residents

UAE residents who have stayed outside of the country for over 180 days can now return

Those with valid visas issued in Dubai must get an approval from the GDRFA before they return

Dubai

Dubai: New Covid-19 quarantine rules introduced

Close contacts of Covid-19 patients in Dubai must undergo a mandatory ten days of home quarantine

Ooredoo to deploy Ericsson 5G technology across its global network

Five-year agreement covers Ooredoo’s operating companies in 10 countries

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Sale: Abu Dhabi’s Etihad offers two-for-one tickets

The sale covers return fares inclusive of taxes and surcharges

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Covid-19: UAE government employees to undertake paid PCR test every 14 days

An exemption will be made for those who have received the Covid-19 vaccine