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Abu Dhabi allows residents, non-residents to obtain freelancer licences

The freelancer licences will allow the applicants to practice around 48 economic activities

Dubai’s DMCC opens representative office in Shenzhen, China

The office will provide advisory and consulting services in a common language

Donna Benton The Entertainer

Exclusive: Regional entrepreneur Donna Benton on how business owners must lead from the front

Companies that do survive the economic fallout of the pandemic stand to gain handsomely at the other end, opines Benton

Exclusive: UAE-Israel Business Council co-founders on what comes next after the peace deal

The peace deal will alter the bilateral economic landscape and much more, opine co-founders Fleur Hassan Nahoum and Dorian Barak

British Business Group

Lessons learnt: How Covid-19 has impacted the British business ecosystem in the UAE

Gulf Business speaks to John Martin St. Valery, chairman of the British Business Group for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on coping with the crisis, impact of Brexit and plans ahead

Dubai

Dubai fines 5 businesses, warns 7 for flouting Covid-19 measures

The violations were spotted in establishments located in Hor Al Anz and Naif areas

Dubai closes brokerage office; fines 8 businesses and warns 1 for flouting Covid-19 measures

The violations were spotted in businesses located in Al Muraqqabat, Naif, Ayal Nasir, and Al Thanyah First areas

The best Gulf-based business ideas for 2021 and beyond 

Here are five business ideas with the potential to thrive in 2021 and beyond

Dubai fines 5 businesses, warns 3 for flouting Covid protocols

The violating establishments were from Nadd Al Hammar, Port Seed and Naif

Dubai closes café; fines 9 businesses and warns 6 for violating Covid-19 measures

As many as 668 shops and commercial establishments were found to have complied with the precautionary measures

Dubai closes café; fines 7 businesses, warns 5 for flouting Covid-19 guidelines

As many as 660 businesses were found fully compliant with the precautionary guidelines

Recruiting or reskilling – what makes business sense for regional companies?

Adapting and increasing employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience

Dubai Chamber launches online marketplace for PPE products amid scaling demand

Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at reduced costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers 

Revealed: Key facts about the new data protection law issued by Dubai’s DIFC

The new law will cement the centre’s position as well as enhance its data protection practices

Do regional corporate boardrooms have enough women representation?

More women in boardrooms and senior leadership roles can lead to better financial performance, enhanced client insights, and improved board effectiveness

Dubai Islamic Bank lists $1bn sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The sukuk was nearly 4.5 times subscribed with a profit rate of 2.95 per cent per annum

Covid-19 impact on businesses and HR in the UAE

The pandemic has prompted businesses to realign their human resource strategies to safeguard the wellbeing of all key stakeholders

Dubai’s Shuaa Capital supports businesses via its corporate restructuring and financial services

In the past few years, the firm has structured and invested over $4bn of debt deals

How significant is it to redefine corporate social responsibility

Giving back and being responsible are crucial for governments, businesses and individuals in the region for longer sustainability

Abu Dhabi City United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi issues new guidelines for businesses reopening

Officials said low risk individuals are eligible to be in the workplace, but urged remote working wherever possible

Ajman Crown Prince postpones all business fines; announces new economic incentives

The new economic stimulus package provides relief to businesses operating across foreign trade, customs, tourism and real estate sectors

Abu Dhabi boosts local businesses with $4bn in tenders

The country has reported 2,359 cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths