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UAE President congratulates King Charles III on accession to UK throne

King Charles III was formally confirmed as the new British monarch on September 10

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UAE declares three-day mourning over demise of Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s longest serving monarch passed away on September 8, at the age of 96

King Charles III: Taking on the new role as the face of a nation changes

Here’s a guide to the early days of King Charles III’s reign are expected to play out

UAE, world leaders offer tributes to Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s longest reigning monarch passed away on September 8, at age 96

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In the Queen’s words…

These memorable quotes from Queen Elizabeth II throughout her seven decades on the throne will continue to remind us of her incredible legacy, wisdom and compassion

Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, passes away

In June this year, Queen Elizabeth became the first monarch in British history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee

Liz Truss elected as UK’s new Prime Minister

In September of last year, Truss was appointed secretary of state for foreign, commonwealth and development affairs

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UK-GCC free trade agreement: What’s on offer?

Increased trade and investment can unlock further growth in the UK and the GCC, and an ambitious free trade agreement is imperative

Boris Johnson resigns as UK Prime Minister

Johnson, who resigned as leader of the Conservative Party, said that he will serve as PM until a new leader is in place

Boris Johnson

Johnson to resign as UK PM, will stay as caretaker until October

Johnson will also make a statement to the country on Thursday

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UAE citizens will not require visas to visit UK from 2023

The directive has been extended to other GCC countries as well

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years as British Monarch

Her Majesty has becomes the first monarch in British history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee

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Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC, Masdar deepen partnership with BP

ADNOC, BP and Masdar also agreed to explore the production of sustainable aviation fuels in the UAE

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UAE’s Etihad Rail signs MoUs with international railway operators to exchange knowledge, expertise

The MoUs were signed to exchange knowledge, expertise, and best practices in freight and passenger rail services and operations

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Sophos acquires UK-based Soc.Os to advance MTR, XDR capabilities

The deal expands Sophos’ adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem to include telemetry from third-party security and IT solutions

Dubai’s dnata inaugurates new cargo centre at London Heathrow airport

In 2021, dnata handled in excess of 500,000 tonnes of cargo in London

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Special report: The power of the GCC as a source market for global tourism

The size and monetary value of the outbound GCC tourism market were never in question – but what are its challenges, opportunities and key growth drivers in the foreseeable future?

VisitBritain launches GBP10m global tourism campaign in Dubai

The campaign aims to drive inbound tourism, as Britain gears up for a year of landmark events

UK inflation at new 40-year high worsens living standards crisis

UK, GCC may sign post-Brexit trade deal this year, Bahrain says

Negotiations between the GCC and the UK have begun

Manchester City announces global partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar

Masdar is focused on developing renewable energy projects across the Middle East and North Africa and broader international markets

GCC-UK strategic partnership to create jobs and drive economic growth in the Middle East

The GCC and UK already cooperate in many areas including security, foreign policy, trade and investment

UK inflation at new 40-year high worsens living standards crisis

UK starts trade deal process with Saudi Arabia, Gulf

British trade with the GCC was worth about $61bn in 2019

UK inflation at new 40-year high worsens living standards crisis

UK to approves UAE vaccination certificates from October 4

The UK’s Secretary of Transport Grant Shapps took to Twitter to announce the directive

Oxford University and Oracle collaborate to detect Covid-19 variants faster

Global research community using genomic sequencing platform, running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, to discover new coronavirus mutations

Dubai’s DP World to invest £300m in London Gateway logistics hub

The company aims to increase supply chain resilience

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

Dubai sees surge in UK bookings after travel corridor started

65 per cent of airlines flying in the beginning of 2020 are back to Dubai Airports

Dubai’s Emirates ramps up A380 flights; adds services to UK and Russia

Emirates is expanding its services to the UK following the establishment of UK-UAE air corridor

UAE joins Global Ocean Alliance to achieve 30by30 conservation target

The UAE is the first Middle Eastern country to endorse the target

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Lessons learnt: How Covid-19 has impacted the British business ecosystem in the UAE

Gulf Business speaks to John Martin St. Valery, chairman of the British Business Group for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on coping with the crisis, impact of Brexit and plans ahead