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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

Abu Dhabi scraps Covid-19 entry test for vaccine volunteers

Those vaccinated and travelling from abroad must take a PCR test but need not quarantine upon entry to the emirate

Ekar extends its mobility OS to GCC third-party fleet owners

Ekar poised to add more than 5,000 cars within its app over the next six months across UAE and Saudi Arabia

ICT talent beckons a new era of learning in the Middle East

Adequate ICT talent is required to accelerate digital enablement plans across the region

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad trials facial biometric check-in for cabin crew

The trial will continue until February 2021

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Dubai Islamic Bank lists $1bn sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Dubai Islamic Bank is now the largest UAE-based sukuk issuer by value on Nasdaq Dubai with a total of $7.3bn listed on the exchange

UAE President pardons 628 prisoners ahead of National Day

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman, also ordered the release of 49 prisoners

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Mosques in UAE to resume Friday prayers from December 4

Children, senior citizens and those with chronic and respiratory diseases, or those suffering from a weak immunity, must perform their prayers at home

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RTA to rename five Dubai Metro stations

The stations which will be renamed include Al Fahidi Metro Station, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Noor Bank, Damac and Nakheel

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Revealed: Gulf Business Awards 2020 shortlists

The Gulf Business Awards 2020 will take place virtually on Thursday, November 26, at 3pm

Deyaar awards Dhs370m contract for final phases of Dubai’s Midtown project

Deyaar is offering a flexible payment option with initial payment of 10 per cent

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Emirates to offer complimentary hotel stay in Dubai to select transiting passengers

Eligible Emirates passengers will receive a complimentary night’s stay in a 4 or 5-star hotel in Dubai

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,310 cases, 5 deaths; Oman confirms 223 infections

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 559

UAE startup Quiqup closes over $5.5m in funding to pursue expansion

Quiqup is currently working with more than 800 brands in the UAE

FedEx Express launches new route between UAE and Israel to strengthen ties

The route will support customers, particularly small-to-medium enterprises

UAE to allow 100% foreign business ownership: Key points to note

The new decision is hoped to enhance the UAE’s attractiveness for investment and business growth

Ajman Police reduces traffic fines by 50% to mark National Day

The relaxation will commence from December 2 and last for one month

Forgery of electronic documents in UAE could cost Dhs100,000 or more

Those who use a forged electronic document bearing knowledge of its falsification will also be punished

Foreign nationals permitted 100% business ownership in the UAE

The rule will be applicable from December 1, 2020, with businesses no longer requiring an Emirati sponsor

Gitex 2020: Pure Storage to highlight Flash portfolio

Assaad El Saadi, regional director, Middle East for Pure Storage on what to expect at GITEX

Gitex 2020: Trend Micro to showcase ‘The Art of Cybersecurity’

Trend Micro blocked 56.9 million cyber-attacks in H1 2020, new report shows

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,065 cases, two deaths

The case count in the UAE has risen past 160,000

Dubai’s Emirates to offer free multi-risk travel insurance coverage

The cover, provided by AIG Travel, is offered to Emirates passengers at no additional cost

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How school-university partnerships can strengthen the UAE’s education sector

Such collaborations offer enhanced learning for students and professional development opportunities for staff

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Emiratis can travel to Israel without a visa

The Israeli cabinet has ratified the agreement for Emiratis to visit without pre-approved visas

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Gitex 2020: Everything you need to know

The only major global tech event set to be held live next month at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gitex will see technology and business leaders from across the world gather to set growth strategies for the future

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Record growth in users of official UAE government portal from January-October: TRA

It recorded a 50.73 per cent year-on-year increase over the 6.54 million users recorded in the same period in 2019

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UAE civil aviation authority considering Boeing 737 Max return

It has established a Return to Service Committee that will coordinate with the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Dubai’s 3 Day Super Sale returns, massive reductions across brands

The bi-annual promotion will be held from November 26-28

Abu Dhabi confirms massive oil discovery, set to add Dhs160bn to the UAE’s economy

The Supreme Petroleum Council gave approvals for ADNOC to award exploration blocks in Abu Dhabi’s second competitive block bid round