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Emirates says flight ban from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended to Aug 7

Passengers who have connected through the four countries in the last 14 days will also not be accepted to travel

All doctors in the UAE can now apply for a golden visa

The golden visa will grant doctors and their families a 10-year residency

Cloud-based EMR

Etisalat Digital unveils cloud-based electronic medical record platform in UAE

Supports UAE’s strategic initiative in unifying patient records

Etihad Airways IATA Travel Pass

Etihad introduces IATA Travel Pass on flights from Abu Dhabi to seven cities

It will cover destinations in Europe, North America and Asia

Emirates NBD

Dubai’s Emirates NBD reports 17% year-on-year rise in net profit for H1 2021

Total income declined 9 per cent year-on-year to Dhs11.54bn

UAE weather update: Dust storms expected, temperatures to touch 50°C

The country recorded its lowest temperature of 25.5°C in Raknah (Al Ain) at 5.45am this morning

Emirates

Suspension of flights from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka extended until July 31 – Emirates

The ban on flights from the four nations has been extended several times in the last few weeks

Hasib Khan - Founder - Udrive

Dubai based Udrive closes $5m funding round

The company has empowered over 250,000 UAE members to complete over 1.4 million trips

Here’s why the UAE is geared to be a hub for large scale events post pandemic

People want to invest their time in experiences that will be more meaningful, more personalised and more memorable

Dubai’s flydubai to commence operations to Hargeisa

Flydubai will become the first carrier to operate to Hargeisa from Dubai

UAE reports 1,539 Covid-19 infections, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 674,724

Etisalat

Etisalat unveils a suite of collaboration solutions in UAE

Businesses to achieve higher productivity and workforce efficiency

Low cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to begin flights to Faisalabad and Multan in Pakistan

Both routes will be begin in August, and will be operated twice weekly

UAE telecom operator du reports 11.4% increase in net profit for Q2 2021

The board of directors approved an interim dividend of Dhs0.10 per share

Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC

Legaltech startup Clara receives investment from Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Fund

The UK-based company has established an office in Dubai International Financial Centre

Sharjah city skyline

Sharjah’s real estate transactions rise 40.5% y-on-y in H1 2021

GCC citizens, including those from the UAE, invested a total of Dhs9.7bn across 10,787 properties during that period

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,549 cases, 7 deaths

The nationwide case count has now risen to 673,185

UAE: Flights from India, Pakistan suspended until August 2 – Etihad

The airline issued the directive in response to customer queries on Twitter

Dubai’s RTA implements new AI projects to improve bus services

The new measures have helped accelerate recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

UAE consumers claim brands have one shot to impress them

Ninety-one per cent of UAE consumers say their expectations of digital services have increased since the start of 2020

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed forms new board of Abu Dhabi’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The board will represent vital sectors and companies of all sizes across the emirate

Crossborder alliances: What does the future hold for the regional cleantech sector

Asher Fredman, CEO of Gulf-Israel Green Ventures, discusses all thing sustainable with Gulf Business in the aftermath of the Abraham Accords

Abu Dhabi Hub71

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to endorse tech entrepreneurs for golden residency visas

Recipients of the five-year visas can also sponsor their families and up to three executive directors

Dubai real estate

Dubai records Dhs14.79bn in real estate sales for June 2021

It was the highest value of sales in eight years, according to Mo’asher, Dubai’s official sales price index

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi slashes private sector business setup fees by over 90%

Business setup and licence renewal fees have been reduced to Dhs1,000

Fenix

Fenix launches 10-minute grocery delivery service in Abu Dhabi

Initially the service is available in Reem Island with free delivery and no minimum order

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,528 cases, 4 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 671,636

Here are the next public holidays in the UAE

The next national holiday will fall in August

Cover story: Mastercard’s regional head on developing a financially equitable future

In this exclusive interview, Raghu Malhotra, president of Mastercard Middle East and Africa speaks of the importance of financial inclusion, of leveraging key technologies and offers advice to leaders on handling a crisis

GCC’s energy space: What does the future hold?

Stakeholders across local and regional countries are keen to pursue sustainable fuels