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UAE video streaming service Starzplay adds 600,000 subscribers so far this year

The increase was driven by user growth in Saudi Arabia and the UAE during the Covid-19 period

UAE, Bahrain sign historic peace accord with Israel in the US

According to the Abraham Accord signed on September 15, Israel will cease further annexation of Palestinian territories

ADNOC CTO calls for digital transformation in energy sector

Alan Nelson joins other energy IT leaders in AVEVA discussion on digital transformation

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UAE federal employees to lose three-day salary for flouting Covid-19 rules

Employees would be fined for breaches such as shaking hands and not wearing a face mask

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 674 cases, Saudi records 672 new cases, 33 deaths

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has risen to 4,338

Seven steps Dubai schools must take if someone tests positive for Covid-19

In July, KHDA issued a list of 100-plus protocols for the re-opening of private schools across the emirate

Dubai’s Emirates resumes A380 service to Moscow

Emirates currently serves five cities utilising its A380 aircraft, including Cairo Paris, London Heathrow, Guangzhou and Toronto

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IPL 2020: Dubai’s DP World signs long-term sponsorship agreement with Royal Challengers Bangalore

The IPL 2020 cricket tournament is set to commence in the UAE from September 19

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ADQ establishes new company, Silal, in Abu Dhabi to boost local food production

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri has been appointed as the CEO of the new entity

UAE scraps midday work ban from September 15

The ban prohibited outdoor labour work between 12.30pm and 3pm

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Dubai Police arrest DJ, two others for throwing party in breach of Covid-19 regulations

They were arrested after a video of the crowded party started circulating across social media platforms

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Dubai’s Emirates NBD enters into MoU with Israel’s Bank Hapoalim

The agreement will allow Israeli clients to transact directly in the UAE

UAE permits emergency use of new Covid-19 vaccine for frontline staff in the country

The country reported 777 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, September 14

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New low-cost carrier Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch daily flights to Cairo

The new service represents the fifth route for Air Arabia Abu Dhabi since its launch in July

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Ajman Free Zone signs agreement with online retailer Noon to grow local e-commerce sector

Ajman Free Zone investors who hold e-commerce licenses can now join Noon’s platform

Dubai carrier Emirates offers year-long travel incentives to students and families

Student travellers can enjoy special discounts on economy and business class fares, additional baggage and a free date change of their booking

UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrives in the US to sign peace accord with Israel

The signing ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday

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Covid-19: Dubai Tourism closes 4 establishments and issues final warnings to 19 more

Dubai Tourism is communicating with stakeholders, providing them guidance, insights and industry updates to help them comply with the necessary guidelines

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Dubai’s Emirates offers Dhs150 Covid tests at American Hospital branches

Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at Dhs250

Huawei new smartwatch lineup available in UAE from this month

Health and fitness products in high demand due to Covid-19

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Restaurant shut in Dubai’s Blue Waters for flouting Covid-19 regulations

Authorities are carrying out daily inspections to ensure adherence to Covid-19 precautionary measures

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Dubai’s DHA reduces price of Covid-19 PCR tests to Dhs250

The DHA says that it is doing so to make testing more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 640 cases

The total infections across the UAE have risen to 79,489

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad partners with Lumitics to reduce inflight food wastage

The partnership will see technology being deployed to track unconsumed Economy class meals from Etihad’s flights

UAE issues updated list of fines for offenders of Covid-19 safety measures

The UAE reported its highest daily rise in infections on September 12

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Abu Dhabi Ports announces expansion of Khalifa Port is on track

The expansion will substantially increase handling volumes by providing additional deep-water access and enhanced infrastructure

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Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

In addition to Casablanca, Etihad will also operate a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, from October 28

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Man arrested, fined Dhs50,000 for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in Dubai

The man, who posted a video on social media saying he had gone out to buy coffee despite being infected with the virus, was charged with “endangering his life and that of others”

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Covid-19: Police issue fines and warnings at Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates

The inspections were carried out over the weekend at four malls across Dubai

UAE reports 1,007 Covid-19 cases, highest since the outbreak

The UAE’s second highest daily rise in coronavirus infections, equalling 994, was reported on May 22