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Free parking in Abu Dhabi this week

All private and public sector companies in the UAE have a paid holiday on October 29

Dubai in talks on London air-travel agreement to boost demand

Airlines and aviation groups are urging governments to introduce more so-called air corridors to help spur demand

Emirates Dubai UAE

No pre-flight Covid-19 tests for UAE residents travelling to Dubai from these countries

The airline updated the Covid-19 testing rules for inbound UAE residents on Monday

Third quarter Saudi-Bahrain trade surges by 43%

Trade between the two countries hit $2.17bn in Q3 2020

Emirates Dubai International Airport DXB

Emirates launches ‘biometric path’ for contactless experience at Dubai airport

The biometric touchpoints are currently installed at Terminal 3 within DXB

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Saudia to resume flights to 13 more destinations in Nov, including cities in India

The additional routes will increase Saudia’s total number of international destinations to 33

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Amman from November 4

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Amman thrice a week

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub Dubai South

Private jet movement at VIP Terminal in Dubai South up 93% y-on-y in Q3 2020

Aviation represents over 25 per cent of Dubai’s GDP

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates expands reach to 45 more destinations via interline agreement with Airlink

Emirates customers will now have access to 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and over 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa

Sheikh Hamdan inaugurates new generation of bus stations in Dubai

The bus stations are integrated with multi mass transit means including the metro, marine transport and taxis

Etihad

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad confirms first commercial flight to Israel; launches Hebrew website

Etihad will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel

UAE-ISRAEL-US-DIPLOMACY

Direct flights between UAE and Israel to begin “within weeks”

The deal reportedly includes 28 direct weekly passenger flights connecting Tel Aviv with Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Etihad

Etihad offers frontline workers in UAE discounts on flights, free excess baggage

These frontline professionals will also have access to a special dedicated airport check-in area at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches A380 onboard lounge, shower spa services

The A380 onboard lounge, serving First and Business Class customers, will convert into a take-away bar with limited seating capacity and social distancing protocols

Boeing Max judged safe to fly by Europe’s aviation regulator

The Max was grounded in March 2019 in the wake of two accidents that took 346 lives

Wizz Air

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives green light from UAE aviation body

It took eight months for the airline to receive its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

Saudia flight

Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

Air Arabia

Air Arabia announces new service from Ras Al Khaimah

It also confirmed that it will resume flights to several destinations across Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh from Ras Al Khaimah

Israir

Dubai-based NY Koen Group to bid for purchase of Israeli carrier Israir

The Israeli airline is reportedly planning to start flying to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol to present the spread of Covid-19

e-scooter

Abu Dhabi permits e-scooter rental services to resume

Services can resume in specific areas at 25 per cent capacity

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches additional flights

It is the eight destination that the low-cost carrier will fly to from the UAE’s capital

Emirates Skywards marks two decades; hosts over 27 million members

Emirates Skywards’ members come from more than 180 countries

How airlines can revamp interiors to help passengers evade coronavirus

Airplane cabins could look different the next time you fly

Airline

Airline industry to burn through $77bn in cash during second half of 2020 – IATA

IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid

Air Arabia announces free global Covid-19 cover for all passengers

The cover includes medical expenses and quarantine costs and is valid for 31 days

Domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing entry permits for domestic workers

It has also started granting employment permits for government and semi-government entities, as well as employees of vital facilities

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad launches global student offer

This offer excludes departures from India and China

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to 5 more cities

The carrier’s global network will grow to 99 destinations

Bold decisions: How Covid-19 hustled Careem back to the startup mindset

Gheed El Makkoui, general manager at Careem UAE discusses all things mobility with Gulf Business in times of the pandemic