#Abu Dhabi

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Four new Dhs50 rapid Covid-19 testing centres open in UAE to facilitate Abu Dhabi entry

The new centres include two in Dubai’s Rashid Port and Al Khawaneej area and one each in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah

Mubadala, affiliates disclose stakes in Virgin Galactic

The shares were bought for investment purposes

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad registers 58% dip in passenger numbers for H1 2020

The carrier’s core operating loss increased by $172m to $758m in the first half of the year

Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi ports’ non-oil foreign trade valued Dhs66.5bn for first four months of 2020

Re-exports fell 24.6 per cent year-on-year to Dhs13bn and non-oil exports by 8.5 per cent to Dhs18.3bn

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi reopens today

The waterpark’s reopening marks the return of all Yas Theme parks and attractions

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to add services to two more cities starting August 7

The low-cost carrier will fly to Kabul thrice a week and to Dhaka twice a week

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UAE begins nuclear energy production at Barakah plant

The UAE is the first Arab country, and the 33rd nation globally, to produce nuclear energy

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

ADNEC Walk-In Facility_Phase III COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

New walk-in screening facility opened in Abu Dhabi for Covid-19 vaccine trials

The facility, which can process up to 800 volunteers a day, is only open to Abu Dhabi residents

Restaurants, cafés, food outlets in Abu Dhabi to operate at 80% capacity

All employees must undergo laser-based DPI screening for the virus every two weeks

India announces additional repatriation flights from UAE

From August 1-29, Air India will repatriate Indian citizens on 22 flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports

ADNOC considers stake sale in $5bn of properties

The plan is in its inception stage and could still change

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UAE’s ADCB to lay off around 400 employees – reports

The bank had asserted in March that no employees would be made redundant as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Free parking in Abu Dhabi during Eid Al Adha holidays

Surface public parking bays will be free starting from Thursday, July 30

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Mandatory regular Covid-19 testing for all tourism sector employees in Abu Dhabi

The directive was issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on Monday

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Private sector companies in Abu Dhabi restricted to 60% on-site workforce capacity

Abu Dhabi has issued a new set of precautionary guidelines for all private sector firms operating within the emirate

Yas Malls Aldar Properties

Aldar offers double Etihad guest miles on Visa card spends at Abu Dhabi malls during Eid Al Adha

From July 28 to August 3, members will earn two Etihad Guest Miles for every Dhs3 spent on purchases with their Visa cards over Dhs50

Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Island Investment Company awards Dhs86m contract to Gulf Contractors Company

The overall infrastructure works on Jubail Island amount to approximately Dhs600m

Abu Dhabi’s EWEC awards contract for ‘world’s largest’ solar power plant

Al Dhafra Solar PV project is expected to provide approximately 160,000 households across the UAE with electricity

Abu Dhabi student School

Abu Dhabi confirms school campuses can reopen for the new academic year

Schools in the UAE capital have to announce their reopening models by July 30

Etihad Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

UAE’s Etihad and Boeing to begin sustainability-centred Dreamliner test flights this year

The testing programme will last approximately four weeks before Etihad’s Boeing 787-10 is entered into service in Abu Dhabi

UAE’s Etihad to resume flights to Shanghai from July 27

The service will operate with an initial weekly flight from Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi records Dhs80.23bn non-oil foreign trade in first five months of 2020

Saudi Arabia was the emirate’s top trading partner during the period, accounting for Dhs17.91bn worth of trade

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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for Covid-19

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UAE’s ENEC completes construction of second unit of Barakah nuclear energy plant

Located in Al Dhafrah, the Barakah plant is one of the largest nuclear energy new build projects in the world

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi operates its inaugural flight

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has started with two routes to Egypt

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways rolls out Covid-19 home-testing for travellers in the UAE

It has collaborated with Mediclinic to conduct the Covid-19 PCR tests

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi Fund suspends debt repayment for beneficiary countries, companies

It covers the payment of instalments and interests over the period from January 1 to December 31, 2020

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to six European destinations from October 1

Tickets for flights to the six European destinations from Abu Dhabi are already on sale