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UAE expands eligibility for golden residency visas – new categories revealed

Potential recipients include specialised degree holders in AI, big data, epidemiology and viruses, as well as doctors and engineers, among others

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UAE, Saudi Arabia top global Black Friday 2020 spending: study

Survey by Simon-Kucher & Partners says UAE and Saudi shoppers to spend $400 on average

Fire erupts at warehouse, Dubai

Fire erupts at two warehouses in Dubai

No injuries were reported

Merits and demerits of short- and long-term rentals in UAE

Both short-term and long-term options are essential for a healthy property market

How to develop and empower the UAE’s growing AI economy?

AI is a crucial supporting tool, and can boost sales, identify fraud, enhance customer experience, automate processes, and assist with predictive analysis

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Dubai College of Tourism signs agreement with Hilton to train Emirati workforce

The initiative is part of DCT’s Medyaf programme to increase the participation of Emiratis in the country’s tourism industry

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BR Shetty plans ‘imminent’ return to the UAE to support investigation into NMC

The NMC Health founder denies wrongdoing and says he has “complete faith in the justice system of the UAE”

UAE non-oil trade

UAE non-oil trade reaches Dhs658.3bn in H1 2020

The five biggest trading partners of the UAE were China, Saudi Arabia, India, the US and Switzerland

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Dubai Fresh Market begins selling Israeli produce

Israeli company Carmel Agrexco to invest in agricultural farms in the UAE

UAE to allow Omanis to enter through land ports from November 16

Omani citizens are required to present a negative PCR test result

Exclusive: Dubai Chamber’s CEO on the emirate’s recovery from the pandemic and increasing focus on startups

Companies are reinventing their business models and fast-tracking digital strategies as they prepare for a post-pandemic recovery, opines Hamad Buamim

UAE gets first rating from Fitch ahead of federal bond sale

The company ranked the sovereign AA- with a stable outlook

UAE reports 1,226 new Covid-19 cases, 668 recoveries and 5 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 528

Is proptech a real game changer for the real estate sector?

Disruptive technologies have propelled specialised tech solutions focused on real estate and property management

Dubai airport

UAE, Bahrain added to UK travel corridor removing 14-day quarantine for travellers

The move is hoped to boost tourism from the UK to the Emirates

First term exams to start from November 22 – UAE education ministry

This is applicable to schools that follow the ministry’s curriculum

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,136 infections, 773 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 523

Hawala operators in the UAE must register before December 2 to avoid penalties

Relevant legal actions will be taken for non-compliance

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Revealed: 10 simple steps to lead a greener life in Dubai

A practical guide to lowering your carbon footprint

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports first half-year loss in over 30 years

Emirates carried 1.5 million passengers between April 1 and September 30, 2020, down 95 per cent from the same period last year

Dubai Airports receives delegation of Israeli aviation representatives

The two teams discussed preparations for the launch of air services between Dubai and Tel Aviv

Dubai Tram transports 32 million passengers since launch in 2014

The tram connects 11 stations

Dubai’s Emaar Properties posts 45% slump in net profit for Q1-Q3 2020

The developer’s revenue figures for Q1-Q3 2020 totaled Dhs13.37bn

Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital introduces gene therapy in UAE

The therapy will be administered to a five-month old girl

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Sheikh Mohammed launches digital school initiative aiming to reach a million students in five years

The initiative will mainly cater to students who do not have easy access to formal education

Penta delivers private cloud, cybersecurity, to Dubai’s DIFC clients

Penta services cover startups, SMEs and large multinationals based at DIFC

New Dhs600m floating hotel, houses project coming soon to Dubai Marina

Sea Palace floating resort and moveable villas have been developed by a shipbuilding company

Dubai carrier flydubai launches new upgrade option for Business Class

When the bidding period begins, passengers travelling Economy Class will be notified via email

UAE’s Danube Group reimburses salary cuts made during Covid-19

Earlier this year, Danube Group distributed Dhs1m worth of food kits across the UAE

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,214 cases; 302 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 520