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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

British Business Group

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

Abu Dhabi’s IHC invests in DNA sequencing tech pioneer Oxford Nanopore

The funds will support Oxford Nanopore as it scales up its rapid Covid-19 testing capability

Rolls-Royce preparing announcement on equity issuance

The British maker of aircraft engines said last month it intends to raise as much as GBP2.5bn

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

The carrier resumes A380 flights to London and Paris, and announces A380 services to Amsterdam

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Google paying billions to Apple to remain default search engine in Safari

Google reportedly pays approximately $1.5bn every year to Apple to remain as its default search engine in mobile Safari in the UK alone

UK visa services resume in UAE, Saudi, among other GCC countries

Optional Priority visas, super priority visas, and walk-in services will not be offered initially

British Airways to resume London-Dubai flights on alternate days from July 17

Starting from August 1, the flights in both directions will operate daily

Goldman banker moving from Dubai to London in latest change to Mideast lineup

Fabrice Francois will join Goldman’s mid-market advisory franchise, known as the cross markets group


Aston Martin appoints SentinelOne as official cybersecurity partner

The cybersecurity firm’s endpoint protection platform will help secure the carmaker’s manufacturing, headquarters, supply chain, and field offices

NMC Healthcare

Hospital operator NMC Health asks lenders for leniency

NMC’s shares have been in free-fall since a December report by Muddy Waters Capital LLC

Dubai’s Operation Falalel to expand to New York, London, Paris

The restaurant brand expects to roll out its first unit in New York by Q2 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways enters into agreement with UK’s easyJet

Customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet global website connecting the two airlines’ networks

UAE issues UK travel advisory

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory in the wake of an increase in violence and knife crime

UK: Is the worst over as yet?

The UK has technically evaded recession but as uncertainty around Brexit looms large, the economy continues to trudge along

Dubai’s dnata to acquire remaining 50% shares in UK-based Alpha LSG

Alpha LSG has revenues of more than £290m, and employs 3,500 people in the UK

UK set for hung parliamnet after May’s Conservatives lose seats

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Theresa May to resign after the result

Manchester concert attack: At least 22 killed, no official claim as yet

British police are treating the blast – which took place at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande – as a “terrorist incident”

GCC and UK announce strategic partnership

The agreement will focus on politics, defence, security and trade

Qatar Airways and IAG deepen commercial links

The agreement comes as British Airways converts its flights to Doha and Muscat to direct services from October 30

Fox calls for greater UK, UAE trade ties during visit

UK trade secretary said the UAE had been highlighted for “big-ticket” export opportunities post Brexit

What Brexit means for the Gulf

It may not be the next global recession but Brexit cannot be ignored in the region

Market volatility to intensify as Brexit vote looms

Expats urged to keep a close eye on their investments as Thursday’s vote approaches

Gulf investors hold back on UK property deals

The country’s looming Brexit vote means many are taking a wait and see approach

Brexit debate comes to Dubai as expats urged to cast their vote

Representatives from both sides laid out their arguments to Dubai’s business community

UK launches luxury services for UAE visa applicants

New services include platinum lounge and mobile biometric facility

UK begins work on first permanent military base in Bahrain

The military base, constructed at a cost of $23m, will be completed next year

Briton arrested for alcohol in Saudi expected to be released

Karl Andree, 74, faced 350 lashes after being caught for producing and possessing wine

Saudi ambassador warns the UK of “repercussions” if mutual respect “breached”

His comments follow Britain’s strong criticism of human rights violations in the kingdom