#Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi issues $5bn multi-tranche, 50-year bond

The 50-year tranche is the longest term for a bond issued by a GCC sovereign issuer

New coding and computer programming school to open in Abu Dhabi

The campus of 42 Abu Dhabi will open in February 2021

UAE investor with $540m in cash says M&A spree not over

The Abu Dhabi-based company has amassed a portfolio spanning real estate to utilities and health care to food services

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Invest in Israel

Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Invest in Israel outline upcoming areas of collaboration

The collaboration will focus on innovation and technology

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‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks

Israel’s flagship carrier El Al set for unprecedented UAE flight

An Etihad Airways cargo plane from Abu Dhabi made the first known commercial flight between the countries in May with a humanitarian shipment for the Palestinians

Dubai, Abu Dhabi govt staff can work from home if children enrolled in e-learning

The policy will be applicable only on the days the children are attending classes remotely

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UAE announces reopening of nurseries, childcare centres

Approval for reopening will depend on their readiness to meet the health and safety requirements

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Theme Parks to accept Alipay

Chinese tourists can pay using the highly popular digital payment platform

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Abu Dhabi tightens Covid-19 testing rules to enter emirate

All DPI laser rapid testing results must be accompanied with a negative PCR test result received six days prior to entry

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix confirmed for Dec 13 with no spectators

The event will take place at the Yas Marina Circuit with access restricted to essential F1 staff, drivers and teams

Abu Dhabi returns to dollar bond market with multi-tranche deal

Abu Dhabi raised $7bn in April also through a three-tranche bond offering

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LuLu Financial Holdings’ MD Adeeb Ahamed on the Covid crisis, remittances and plans ahead

UAE-based LuLu Exchange contributes to nearly 1.7 per cent of the global remittance inflows, reveals Ahamed

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Abu Dhabi residents can use credit cards to pay traffic fines in interest-free installments

Five banks have partnered on this initiative which include First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreq Al Islami, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to offer special passenger flights to select Indian cities

Flights must be booked at least 24 hours in advance

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ADNOC invests $3.5bn to upgrade Ruwais refining capability

Upon completion in mid-2022, the upgrade will allow ADNOC to process up to 420,000 bpsd of heavier and sourer grades of crude oil in Ruwais

Abu Dhabi to merge oil services firms into national champion

Earlier this year, it decided to combine utilities Taqa and ADPower

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Abu Dhabi cinemas to reopen at maximum of 30% capacity

All staff members must undergo Covid-19 testing before these cinemas resume operations

Abu Dhabi insurance company Daman appoints new CEO

Al Mehyas has been leading the company following a major reorganisation last year

New real estate AR game attracts thousands in Abu Dhabi

More than 13,000 players ‘purchase’ more than 76,000 properties in Abu Dhabi

UAE vaccine trial

UAE hits target of 15,000 volunteers for Covid-19 vaccine phase III trials

The target was achieved in less than a month with individuals from 107 nationalities participating in the programme

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ADNOC Distribution net profit dips 22.4% in H1 2020

Its revenue for H1 2020 stood at Dhs7.95bn, down 22.6 per cent from Dhs10.27bn year-on-year

New esports team, Yas Heat, launched in Abu Dhabi

Yas Heat launches recruitment drive to discover and develop UAE gaming talent

Abu Dhabi seeks local investors for $21bn pipeline

ADNOC is discussing moving its 51 per cent holding in the pipelines into a special-purpose vehicle

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Abu Dhabi University offers 20% discount to healthcare workers and their families

Students who receive the scholarship must maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0

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UAE residents no longer require government approvals to return to the country

Residents who wish to return to the country are automatically approved to do so

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UAE residents arriving in Abu Dhabi do not require ICA approval

Those arriving in Abu Dhabi will still be subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 PCR tests

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Seven new drive-through Covid-19 screening centres open in UAE to facilitate Abu Dhabi entry

Those wanting to enter the capital emirate can book an appointment via the SEHA phone app

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Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dhs300m medical research facility in Dubai

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Medical Research will focus on communicable diseases, in addition to research on Covid-19

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CSP launches new direct service from Abu Dhabi to Europe and Indian subcontinent

The new route will be served by a fleet of eight vessels ranging in capacity from 10,000-13,000 TEU