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Dubai issues 72,152 new business licences in 2021

A total of 59 per cent of these were professional licences, while 41 per cent were commercial

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Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to nine US destinations

The airline cited operational concerns with the planned deployment of 5G mobile network services at certain airports in the US

Expo 2020 Dubai visits cross 10 million as of January 18

All Expo visitors aged 18 and above must show either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within the previous 72 hours

Yasser Abdul Malak, Chairman & CEO of Nestle Middle East & North Africa

Yasser Abdul Malak appointed as MENA chairman and CEO of Nestlé

Nestlé MENA employs over 15,000 people in 19 countries, operates 25 factories , and achieved annual sales of nearly $3bn in 2020

Emirates Burj Khalifa Dubai

Video: Emirates releases behind-the-scenes footage of latest Burj Khalifa promo in Dubai

The flypast involved the A380 flying at an altitude of only 2,700 feet, the exact height of Burj Khalifa, at a very low speed of 145 knots

Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Sharjah’s Arada enters Dubai property market, purchases Dhs240m land at Palm Jumeirah

The 20,500 square metre plot located on The Palm’s East Crescent has been bought from Nakheel

Moelis wins another top Dubai IPO role with Salik mandate

The toll system could add additional banks before the listing

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Production in Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park increases to 330MW

The clean energy share is currently 11.38 per cent of Dubai’s energy mix, and will reach 13.3 per cent in Q1 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre confirms 25 events for Q1 2022

Its exhibition season will kick off with Intersec which will be followed by other key events including Gulfood and World Art Dubai

Dubai’s Shindagha Tunnel to temporarily close in one direction for two months

The closure is coinciding with the opening of the Infinity Bridge for traffic on Sunday, January 16

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Expo 2020 Dubai announces special Dhs10 tickets for visitors on January 16

The announcement was made as the event prepares to mark the milestone of achieving 10 million visits

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Infrastructure upgrades in Dubai’s JLT to include new road network

The master developer of the community, DMCC, is also working on renovating the various lakes across the area

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Video: DEWA launches nanosatellite to aid network planning and maintenance in UAE

DEWA-SAT 1 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida on Thursday

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Infinity Bridge Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits new Infinity Bridge in Dubai

It improves connectivity between Deira and Bur Dubai by raising the total number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek from 48 to 60

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Arabian Travel Market announces new dates for 2022 edition in Dubai

It will now be held from May 9-12, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Expo 2020 Dubai

How Singapore is leading the way for the recovery of the sustainable travel industry

An upcoming panel discussion at Expo 2020 Dubai later this month attempts to explore how urban design and technology will attract the next generation of travellers

Dubai’s Emirates resumes passenger services to and from these five destinations

The resumption of services is effective January 13 onwards

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2021: Dubai records highest value of real estate sales transactions in 12 years

The total number of real estate sales transactions that took place last year were also the highest since 2013

Kitopi launches its first kitchens in Bahrain and Qatar

The company, which turns four this month, will set up operations in Malaysia and Singapore next

Things are looking better after two years – Emirates CEO

‘We are in a world in which we have to change all the time’ – Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed

Dubai Airport

Dubai Airports chief says visitors to the emirate surpassing pre-Covid levels

Paul Griffiths also anticipates that Covid testing at airports will end in the near future

Raed Barqawi signing the publishing agreement for Who Dared to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True with Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner of Motivate Media Group

A new book about Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed is set to be published this month

The Arabic version of Dare to Dream: How Mohammed bin Rashid Made His Dream of Dubai Come True by journalist Raed Barqawi will be published by Motivate Media Group

Nasdaq Dubai

Nasdaq Dubai records $23.1bn sukuk and bond listings in 2021

The 30 listings undertaken in 2021 were 15.5 per cent higher than the number of listings the previous year

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA

DEWA commissioned 1,310 11kV distribution stations in Dubai in 2021

These stations are mainly spread across Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa, and Al Yafra 2

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law for individuals with disabilities in Dubai

A permanent committee has also been established to implement policies, plans and initiatives to protect the rights of people of determination the emirate

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre achieves record growth

More than 8,347 new companies joined DMCC between 2018 to 2021, with 2,485 companies joining DMCC last year

Dubai’s Averda said to be in Better World SPAC merger talks

Dubai-based provider of waste-disposal services Averda is in talks to go public through a merger…

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Dubai Taxi to add 2,219 vehicles to fleet, including 1,775 hybrids

The total number of hybrids operated by Dubai Taxi will rise to 4,105, accounting for 71 per cent of its entire fleet

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Dubai Airport Freezone launches ‘Talent Pass’ licence for freelancers

It allows its holders to obtain a residence visa for three years, in addition to renting office space provided by the freezone

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed issues decrees regulating Dubai Chambers

The legislations include a decree establishing Dubai Chambers as a new entity that replaces the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry