#Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Flu vaccination

Free flu vaccines for all Abu Dhabi residents

They can also opt to receive the flu vaccines at home for a flat fee of Dhs500 per household

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC grants $324m worth of contracts to optimise onshore field operations

The contracts also include the construction of a new bypass system to backup existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals

Aldar, ADQ sign agreement on Dhs30bn of Abu Dhabi projects

Aldar will also have management oversight of Musanada projects ranging from education, healthcare, infrastructure, social services and facilities management

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Roof Walk

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new attractions to mark a decade

The Ferrari-inspired theme park opened its doors on November 4, 2010

Abu Dhabi investment firm to form digital bank with $545m capital

First Abu Dhabi Bank will own 10 per cent of the digital bank

UAE Warriors

UAE Warriors launches new championship exclusively for Arab fighters

The inaugural UAE Warriors Arabia event is scheduled to take place in January 2021

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Free entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi and Qasr Al Hosn for UAE’s frontline professionals

Each frontline hero will be permitted free entry along with up to three guests

Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADQ said to pursue Bausch’s Egypt unit

ADQ has been evaluating the Bausch business, known as Amoun Pharmaceutical Co

Aldar HQ Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Mohamed orders six-month rent waiver for businesses on Al Hudariyat Island in Abu Dhabi

He instructed officials to open the entertainment and leisure project to the public within 30 days

Esports, VR gaming complex to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Beirut-based Robocom VR to provide content and technology for ‘Pixel’

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala invests $235m in Germany’s Evotec

The funds will be invested in the upscaling of biologics strategy, data-driven precision medicine processes, and multimodality drug discovery and development platforms, among others

Abu Dhabi’s IHC invests in DNA sequencing tech pioneer Oxford Nanopore

The funds will support Oxford Nanopore as it scales up its rapid Covid-19 testing capability

Abu dhabi global market

ICE to launch trading in Murban futures contracts in Abu Dhabi in Q1 2021

ICE had announced plans in November last year to launch the platform in partnership with ADNOC

UAE-Covid-19

UAE to begin Phase III trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Volunteers for the UAE trial will be medically supervised for 90 days after being administered the vaccine

e-scooter

Abu Dhabi permits e-scooter rental services to resume

Services can resume in specific areas at 25 per cent capacity

Abu Dhabi Customs

Abu Dhabi Customs introduces incentives for importers

It is aimed at helping small and medium enterprises enhance their competitiveness

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches additional flights

It is the eight destination that the low-cost carrier will fly to from the UAE’s capital

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon postponed to 2021

The third edition of the marathon was scheduled to take place on December 11

Abu Dhabi converts status of 29 industrial licences to ‘production’

Construction and glass industries account for the largest share of industrial licences in Abu Dhabi with 20.1 per cent

ADNOC and Group 42 launch new AI-focused company in Abu Dhabi

AIQ will develop and commercialise AI products and applications for the oil and gas industry

Abu Dhabi investor signs pact on $225m Sudan farm project

The project aims to create 5,000 jobs and generate $1bn in export revenue over 10 years

Domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing entry permits for domestic workers

It has also started granting employment permits for government and semi-government entities, as well as employees of vital facilities

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad launches global student offer

This offer excludes departures from India and China

Etihad

Etihad offers complimentary Covid-19 tests for flights from Abu Dhabi

The airline has partnered with Life Medical Diagnostic Center to offer testing at its network of facilities across the UAE

Careem

Careem begins intercity services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Passengers will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test to be eligible for entry into Abu Dhabi

remittances

UAE expat remittances amounted to Dhs79.6bn in H1 2020

India was the biggest recipient country of these remittances followed by the Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, and the US

EPI expands capacity to build Boeing 787 Dreamliner parts in UAE

Earlier this year, EPI became a key regional manufacturer of Airbus aircraft parts

Sanad Mubadala International Aero Engines

Sanad signs Dhs1bn deal with Pratt & Whitney and International Aero Engines for aircraft engine maintenance in Abu Dhabi

The V2500 engines will be serviced at Sanad’s facility at the Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone

Hub71 webinar series seeks to attract startups to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Decoded wants to promote Abu Dhabi as a tech launch pad