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Sheikh Mohammed announces plans to build new satellite in Dubai

Expected to launch in 2023, the MBZ-SAT will be the second satellite to be built by an all-Emirati team

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Legendary actor John Cleese is in Dubai… and he is looking for a job

The 81-year-old actor is available for addressing events and conducting bespoke sessions in the emirate. Here’s how you can book his time

UAE announces fuel prices for November 2020

Prices will remain unchanged for the eighth consecutive month

Dubai’s NBF posts 87% dip in net profit for first nine months of 2020

Its operating profit of Dhs707.3m for Q1-Q3 2020 plummeted from Dhs862.3m during the same period last year

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,400 new cases, 2,189 recoveries

The recoveries were the second highest daily figure reported since the virus first broke out in the country

Dubai’s flydubai resumes operations to Maldives; passenger network grows to 44 destinations

Flydubai will operate daily flights to Maldives from December 17, 2020, through to January 18, 2021

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Here’s how European private bank LLB is looking to grow in the GCC

Gulf Business speaks to Ludovic Pernot, head of Private Banking Middle East at LLB, on the Covid crisis and plans ahead

Israir, Etihad in talks on Abu Dhabi pilot training facility

Israir plans to begin flying to Abu Dhabi in December

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Covid-19: Tourists in Abu Dhabi can get tested for Dhs180 at new drive-through facility

Residents and tourists need not pre-book appointments, and will receive their results via SMS between 24 and 48 hours of being tested

Abu Dhabi’s non-oil foreign trade valued Dhs80.2bn for Jan-May 2020

Total trade decreased by 18.7 per cent in May 2020 compared with May 2019

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Covid-19: Dubai launches new dedicated centre for treating infectious diseases

The new centre is directly affiliated with Rashid Hospital, and has already begun receiving Covid-19 patients

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Dubai launches new stock market for SMEs

The Nasdaq Dubai Growth Market will be operational by early 2021

Dubai Design District extends support to Lebanon’s design industry

d3 offers Lebanese designers and startups space to rebuild after the August port blast

World’s largest fish and meat online retailer raises $121m to expand operations

The funds will support the brand’s expansion in India and the Middle East with plans to launch in Saudi Arabia

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,390 cases; 466 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 482

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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

Saudi tech startup Foodics launches $100m fund for SMEs

Foodics partnered with Maalem Financing to launch the fund

MENA’s open banking platform, Tarabut Gateway, launches in UAE

The company has opened an office in Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Hive

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

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FAB reports 19.3% dip in net profit for Q3 2020

Third quarter net profit rose 4 per cent sequentially

Aldar eclipses Emaar as top UAE developer on $8bn deal

The company expects more government projects to come its way

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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

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Free flu vaccines for all Abu Dhabi residents

They can also opt to receive the flu vaccines at home for a flat fee of Dhs500 per household

SAP applications now available from UAE Microsoft datacentres

Early adopters of the joint offering include Dubai-based Landmark Group and RAK Ceramics

Pictures: Global Village’s 25th edition underway in Dubai

The silver jubilee edition of the festival will run for 25 weeks

Dubai-based VFS Global adds Covid-19 coverage to international travel insurance

Travel insurance with Covid-19 cover is now mandatory for travel to many countries

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,111 cases; 422 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 480

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC grants $324m worth of contracts to optimise onshore field operations

The contracts also include the construction of a new bypass system to backup existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals

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Ducab HV secures cabling contract for MBR Solar Park in Dubai

The Phase 5 Project of the MBR Solar Park requires the use of approximately 275km of cable