#Abu Dhabi

New ADIB Global Sukuk Fund raises more than $160m

The fund was launched in October last year

Wizz Air doubles down on Abu Dhabi venture

The fleet will expand to eight this year, adding links to destinations including Vienna, Bari, Italy, and Krasnodar, Russia

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SEHA launches new app to streamline visa screening appointments

Currently available for individual booking only, the application will be expanded to include businesses at a later stage

Aldar gains ground within two global ESG benchmarks

The company’s improved ESG ratings have been attributed to the consistent and broad integration of sustainability practices into its operations

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Khalifa Fund partners with eBay to support Abu Dhabi-based SMEs

eBay is the latest partner to join Khalifa Fund’s e-Empower initiative

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Abu Dhabi offers 25% discount on traffic fines paid within 30 days of violation

Also, all parking permit services for residents in Abu Dhabi has moved to the Darb platform

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Abu Dhabi’s Zayed University signs MoU with Injazat for student-led edtech projects

The collaboration will enable students to research and evaluate the use of AI in diagnosing learning difficulties among other areas

Manchester City announces global partnership with Abu Dhabi’s Masdar

Masdar is focused on developing renewable energy projects across the Middle East and North Africa and broader international markets

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Booster shots mandatory for Abu Dhabi government employees to enter workplace

Additionally, they must continue to present a negative PCR test results every seven days

ADQ to create UAE’s largest healthcare platform within Pure Health

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company and The National Health Insurance Company will merge into Pure Health as part of the agreement

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UAE’s Alpha Dhabi Holding acquires 25% of Al Qudra Holding

The acquisition is part of Alpha Dhabi’s Dhs8bn strategic investment plan across key sectors in the UAE

Abu Dhabi ramps up government cybersecurity with new strategy

The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority partnered with Etisalat and Trend Micro to roll out an initiative called Cyber Eye

Alpha Dhabi Holding raises stake in Aldar Properties to 30%

Alpha Dhabi Holding has completed the acquisition of Sublime 2, Sogno 2 and Sogno 3, which together own 17 per cent of Aldar Properties

Abu Dhabi removes UK, Qatar, Russia, others, from green list

All travellers arriving from the green list destinations are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar to develop Georgia’s largest solar power plant

Georgia, which primarily relies on hydropower for electricity generation, is looking to enhance its energy security and diversify its energy mix

AD Ports collaborates with Chinese Group to establish region’s first tyre hub

The agreement is signed with Shandong Port Group to strengthen trade and shipping links

Abu Dhabi announces free parking, no toll charges during new year holiday

Toll gate charges will resume on Sunday, January 2, 2022

Abu Dhabi to issue digital birth certificates for newborns

The new digital system is effective from today and applies to newborns across the emirate

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Abu Dhabi schools to implement distance learning for two weeks

During this period, ongoing testing campaigns will be intensified for educational personnel

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Abu Dhabi updates entry rules for individuals from within the UAE

Starting December 30, unvaccinated individuals will have to show a negative PCR test result not older than 96 hours to be allowed to enter the emirate

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi updates protocols for social gatherings

The new directives state that social events held at home should not host more than 30 people

ADQ, Etihad unveil plans to grow Abu Dhabi’s aviation ecosystem

Etihad Airways to divest several entities to ADQ’s new company and to ADNEC

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, number of destinations cut from 95 to 73

Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand and Seychelles are among those excluded on the list

Mubadala, G42 to set up biopharma manufacturing campus in Abu Dhabi

The facility will focus on vaccine and therapeutic products to “strengthen regional supply chains”

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PCR test mandatory every seven days for Abu Dhabi government employees

The regulation comes into effect from Sunday, December 26

Abu Dhabi receives first shipment of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 medication

The medication will be stored at Rafed’s Distribution Centre and then distributed to various destinations

ADAA becomes the first government entity to migrate its data centre to the cloud

Migration eases environmental risks, delivers capital and operational cost savings and boosts security and compliance

Alpha Dhabi to invest Dhs1bn in ADNOC chemicals project

The investment in Abu Dhabi Chemicals Derivatives Company, known as Ta’ziz, is part of an Dhs8bn strategy announced last week

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UAE reports 200 new Covid-19 cases, no deaths

The UAE has already announced new guidelines to be followed during the upcoming celebrations in the country

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi announces new border entry regulations

All those commuting into Abu Dhabi from other parts of the country will need to undertake the EDE scan