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Air Seychelles in talks with Etihad Airways to end alliance

The Seychelles government is set to become the sole owner of the airline

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Uber offers free rides for Covid-19 vaccinations at Mediclinic centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Its latest initiative is supported by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority and Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre

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Abu Dhabi extends fee exemptions for hotels until June 30

The exemptions are a result of directives issued by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Ten startups graduate from 2021 Techstars Hub71 accelerator programme in Abu Dhabi

Participating startups hope to secure a total of $15m in funding

Hope Consortium expands vaccine storage capacity, creates largest ‘freezer farm’ in UAE

The freezers are connected to Maqta Gateway’s digital blockchain-enabled solution, which tracks the journey of vaccines through the supply chain

Mubadala says it’s close to IPO of Emirates Global Aluminium

The company had planned an IPO in 2018 or 2019 but it was pulled after then-US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on aluminum imports from the UAE

Abu Dhabi oil giant ADNOC considers drilling, fertilizer IPOs

Deliberations on the potential listings are ongoing and no final decisions have been made

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi initiates flights to three new destinations

They include two cities in Egypt and one in Europe

Mubadala discusses GlobalFoundries IPO at $20bn value

Technology companies have already raised $20bn in US IPOs this year

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Abu Dhabi outlines safety measures for Ramadan 2021

Covid-19 patients should consult a doctor before fasting, the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has recommended

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi offers flights to Israel from Dhs99

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will operate its inaugural flight to Tel Aviv on April 18, 2021

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways’ first scheduled flight touches down in Israel

On board the flight was a diplomatic and economic delegation representing the UAE

Abu Dhabi updates ‘green list’ destinations, includes two new countries

The new list, which includes 14 destinations, will be in effect from April 5

Abu Dhabi says Ramadan tent permits will not be issued this year

The UAE has already issued several strict guidelines to be followed during Ramadan

Abu Dhabi summit: Regional leaders pledge to accelerate progress on climate action

A total of 11 countries have signed a group statement to ensure the success of the Paris Agreement

Bausch Health to sell Amoun unit to ADQ for $740m

ADQ is now Abu Dhabi’s third-largest sovereign wealth fund

Mubadala seizes on 144% stock rally to sell stake in Aldar Properties

Mubadala sold a 12 per cent stake in Aldar to Alpha Dhabi Holding

Primed for growth: Abu Dhabi’s Yas Holding CEO on expanding during the crisis and plans ahead

As Yas Holding rapidly grows its portfolio, group CEO Murshed Al Redaini reveals how the company has tackled the Covid crisis and its ambitious plans for the future

Middle East’s first location-based AR game launched in Abu Dhabi

Arabian Nights: Genie’s Treasures launch supported by twofour5’s AD Gaming

Injazat, Lamprell announce joint venture for digital energy solutions

JV launches with initial funding of $7m split equally between the partners

Adam Boukadida, Etihad CFO

Exclusive: Etihad’s CFO on restructuring, recovery from Covid crisis

Adam Boukadida is hopeful that air travel will pick up towards the end of 2021

Aldar Yas Mall Abu Dhabi

Aldar unveils Dhs500m Yas Mall redevelopment plan in Abu Dhabi

The redevelopment will add a total of 15,000 sqm of office space to Yas Mall

Abu Dhabi makes bid to create new global oil benchmark

ADNOC began trading Murban futures on an Abu Dhabi exchange on Monday

UAE covid-19 vaccine manufacturing sinopharm

UAE to begin manufacturing ‘Hayat-Vax’ Covid-19 vaccine

The ‘Life Sciences and Vaccine Manufacturing in the UAE’ is a joint project by the Abu Dhabi-based Group 42 and China’s Sinopharm CNBG

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UAE hikes fuel prices for April 2021

It is the second straight month that prices have risen in the UAE

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Abu Dhabi gets UAE’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

The charging stations on Yas Island have a total capacity of up to 350KW, with charging times 25 times faster than traditional chargers

Covid-19 PCR test

Covid-19 PCR tests to now cost Dhs65 in Abu Dhabi

The same tests would previously cost Dhs85 in the capital emirate

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank recommends Dhs1.878bn in cash dividends for 2020

The dividend payout equals to 49 per cent of the lender’s net profit for 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to invest £800m in UK life sciences sector

Joint investment programme with UK govt to devote £1bn to the sector

Abu Dhabi’s Technology Innovation Institute to build UAE’s first quantum computer

TII’s Quantum Research Centre will use the same technology that Google and IBM use to build their quantum computers