#Abu Dhabi

United Nations to open Outer Space Affairs project office in Abu Dhabi

The UAE has already embarked on an ambitious space exploration strategy

UAE residents, citizens allowed to travel to select countries from June 23

The categories of people allowed to travel along with the approved destinations will be announced at a later date

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Abu Dhabi movement ban extended by another week starting June 16

Entry and exit from the emirate as well as movement between the different regions inside it will remain suspended

Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for reopening museums, cultural sites

Visitor occupancy must not exceed 40 per cent of the total capacity at these facilities

Smart Acres vertical farming

Smart Acres vertical farming company to launch in the UAE in Q3 2020

It has collaborated with South Korean vertical farming tech company n.thing

WhatsApp can officially hide online status, announces rollout of Communities

Abu Dhabi’s health department launches Covid-19 home isolation smart service on WhatsApp

The automated “Chatbot” service will allow citizens to get answers to the most common questions about the virus and home isolation recommendations from the health department

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume services to and from Bahrain this week

The airline plans to resume operations to over 40 destinations worldwide in July


Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways, Aldar Properties sign retail agreement

To earn and spend miles, shoppers must connect their Visa card to their Etihad Guest mobile app

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala posts 324% increase in 2019 income

At end of 2019, its assets under management (AUM) stood at Dhs853bn, compared to Dhs840bn in 2018


Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health launches platform to supports virus-related research

The ‘National Registry for COVID-19’ platform will facilitate scientific discoveries and provide real-time virus updates

Etihad’s Travel Voucher offers 50% cash bonus on tickets booked until June 24

The vouchers are valid for two years

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Two mobile Covid-19 screening clinics launched in Al Ain

Both the clinics are open seven days a week

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Confirmed: UFC Fight Island to take place in Abu Dhabi next month

The events are scheduled for July 11, 15, 18 and 25 at Yas Island

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Abu Dhabi follows Saudis in raising crude prices amid OPEC+ cuts

Murban for March sold at a $1.88 premium over the regional benchmark before plunging to discounts. For July, it will sell at a $1 premium

Abu Dhabi extends movement ban for another week from June 9

The travel ban had initially been instituted for a period of one week starting from June 2

Abu Dhabi Covid-19 quarantine complex 3

Watch: New quarantine complex in Abu Dhabi can accommodate nearly 10,000 Covid-19 patients

It comprises 2,874 rooms and also accommodates medical staff, administrators and security personnel present on-site

​Abu Dhabi Investment Authority acquires stake in Peruvian power company

Abu Dhabi to invest $752m in Reliance Industries’ digital arm

The deal comes days after the emirate’s Mubadala Investment spent $1.2bn on a 1.85 per cent stake in Jio


Ambani’s Jio platforms sells $1.2bn stake to Mubadala

Facebook invested $5.7bn in Jio in April for a roughly 10 per cent stake


Abu Dhabi’s Etihad confirms salary cuts extended until September

The airline added that housing allowances and a number of other benefits would continue to be paid

Wizz Air targets 100 aircraft serving GCC markets by 2035

In 2019, Wizz Air flew 40 million passengers to 151 airports in 44 countries on 710 routes

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to resume regular flights to 20 cities from June 10

Transfer connections from these cities via Abu Dhabi will also be available

Abu Dhabi Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centre

Abu Dhabi opens assessment centres for Covid-19 patients

Patients who test positive will receive an SMS directing them to visit one of the Covid-19 Prime Assessment Centres

UAE reopens airports in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Individual carriers including Etihad Airways, Emirates, flydubai, and Air Arabia are expected to make announcements regarding their flight schedules over the next few days

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Abu Dhabi temporarily bans exports of iron scrap, waste paper and cardboards

The decision is applicable for a period of four months starting May 15, 2020

ADNOC Distribution launches 5 new on-the-go stations in Abu Dhabi in May

In 2020, a total of 10 ‘ADNOC On the go’ stations have been opened across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Movement permits needed in Abu Dhabi during travel ban

Abu Dhabi has banned entry and exit from the emirate for one week starting Tuesday

Abu Dhabi said to near pipeline stake sale to GIP-backed group

A deal could value the pipelines at more than $15bn, including debt

UAE’s Etihad launches health and hygiene programme

The programme will also be supported by the introduction of trained wellness ambassadors who will provide essential travel health information and care

Abu Dhabi bans entry and exit from the emirate starting June 2

The regions between which internal movement will be restricted include Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra

Covid-19 impact on the UAE property sector: When will consumer confidence return?

In a post Covid-19 world, the property sector needs to adapt and re-align to meet customer demands and mitigate the long-term effects of the pandemic