#Abu Dhabi

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Abu Dhabi’s SEHA opens new Covid-19 drive-through centre offering vaccination, testing services

The centre has the capacity for 200 vaccinations and 1,000 nasal swabs and laser tests per day

Eid Al Adha: Abu Dhabi announces Covid-19 precautionary measures

Authorities have recommended avoiding social gatherings, and urged people to meet their families and friends virtually

Mubadala seeks over $20bn value for EGA in IPO

EGA is the Middle East’s biggest aluminium producer and is equally owned by Mubadala and Investment Corporation of Dubai

UAE says Covid-19 drug Sotrovimab resulted in ‘100% prevention of death’

The drug was administered to 6,175 high-risk patients with Covid-19 in Abu Dhabi between June 30 and July 13

Covid-19: All the new Abu Dhabi guidelines that will take effect from July 19

The emirate has restricted movement between midnight and 5am daily and reduced operating capacity at malls, gyms and restaurants

Eid Al Adha: No toll, free public parking in Abu Dhabi during the holidays

Public buses will operate an additional 100 trips every day on main routes during the holidays

Mubadala satellite operator Yahsat jumps on debut, boosting Abu Dhabi IPO push

Mubadala sold 975.9 million Yahsat shares, representing a 40 per cent stake, for Dhs2.75 each

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list with France, Seychelles and Canada among new additions

The green list now includes 35 countries, with 12 countries added and eight removed since the previous update

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC joins global Hydrogen Council  

The council is a coalition of companies from over 20 countries pioneering hydrogen solutions

Disney opens Middle East’s first shop-in-shops in UAE, Kuwait

An additional 26 locations are set to open across the region over the next four weeks

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy rises to highest since pandemic began

Hotels in the UAE capital were 68.5 per cent full last month

Abu Dhabi’s Sharaka initiative settles all private sector dues from the government in Q1    

The platform enables private companies based in Abu Dhabi to file complaints and address grievances regarding outstanding dues

Abu Dhabi’s ADQ and Qatar’s QIA among investors in latest Flipkart funding round

The latest funding round has boosted the Indian online retailer’s valuation to $37.6bn

Mubadala’s satellite group Yahsat IPO raises $731m

The IPO gives Yahsat a market value of about Dhs6.7bn

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Abu Dhabi launches new office to address residency requirements of expats

The Abu Dhabi Residents Office will operate as a division of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development

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Abu Dhabi’s Masdar wins contract for 200MW solar power project in Armenia

The plant, spanning over 500 hectares, will be located in the Talin and Dashtadem communities of Armenia

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The world’s first Warner Bros. hotel to open in Abu Dhabi this year

Developed with a total investment of $112m, construction on the property is now 90 per cent complete

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi updates home quarantine protocols

Vaccinated individuals must quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6

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Aldar Properties becomes MENA’s first real estate company to secure sustainability-linked loan

Aldar will invest a fixed amount in one or more ESG projects if it does not reach agreed annual targets

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Abu Dhabi updates testing, quarantine rules for residents and citizens returning from abroad

Effective July 5, the new rules will apply to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated residents and citizens

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UAE’s Etihad and Israel’s El Al launch first phase of codeshare agreement

Members of Etihad Guest and Matmid programmes will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights across both carriers’ networks

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Abu Dhabi launches new Covid-19 contact tracing system

Via a virtual chat, those infected with Covid-19 will be asked to list the people they came into contact with 48 hours before the positive result was detected

World’s oldest wealth fund swells to record and cracks the top 3

The Future Generations Fund, managed by Kuwait Investment Authority, has risen to a record of about $700bn

Emirati Genome Programme partners with SEHA to increase participation in Abu Dhabi

Participants will only be required to donate either a blood sample or a buccal swab during their visit to the collection sites

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ADNOC and Reliance sign agreement for chemical project in Abu Dhabi

The integrated plant will produce 940 thousand tons of chlor-alkali, 1.1 million tons of ethylene dichloride and 360 thousand tons of PVC annually

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Abu Dhabi: Only vaccinated individuals will be allowed to enter most public places

Starting Friday, August 20, 2021, exceptions will only be made for children aged 15 and under, and those with vaccination exemption certificates

Video: Abu Dhabi approves Covid-19 scanners after trial, to roll them out at malls, residential areas

The scanners can detect a possible Covid-19 infection by measuring electromagnetic waves

UAE eyes first net zero by 2050 goal among major petrostates

The UAE is now bidding to host the UN’s global climate talks in 2023

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Abu Dhabi Customs seizes 55,642kg of narcotics in first five months of 2021

During the same period in 2020, it intercepted attempts to smuggle 24,454kg of narcotics