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Covid-19 update: UAE records highest daily spike in infections with 1,578 new cases

The second highest daily rise was reported on October 17 and 21

Saudi tycoons expand fortune as grocery chain soars after IPO

Members of the family own a 67 per cent stake worth about $2.2bn in BinDawood Holding Co

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,538 cases; 451 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 472

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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

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

The Seattle-based company had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

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Fines of up to Dhs30,000 for home tutoring, private lessons in the UAE

Those responsible for the involved venues will be fined Dhs20,000

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,077 cases; 886 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 470

Kuwait

Flu shots will only be given to Kuwaitis this winter, says country’s health ministry

The health ministry has so far imported 400,000 doses of vaccinations, according to reports

World Bank sees 5.2% contraction in MENA, in line with IMF

The dual shock of lower Brent prices and the coronavirus pandemic this year has taken an especially heavy toll on the region

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Weddings and social events allowed to resume in Dubai

Event halls can accommodate a maximum of 200 people while the duration cannot exceed four hours

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Saudi resumes Umrah at 75% capacity, allows prayers at the Grand Mosque

The number of pilgrims allowed to perform Umrah has increased to 15,000 per day

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,215 cases; total infections rise past 105,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 463

How Covid-19 compressed years of digital transformation into months: lessons from Microsoft

Sayed Hashish, general manager, Microsoft UAE, tells Gulf Business how technology will continue to play an active role in hybrid working beyond the onset of this decade

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Bahrain to extend all visit visas for free until January 2021

Visa holders will not be required to apply for the renewal through the e-visa website – it will be done automatically

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Aldar Properties offers UAE frontline workers Dhs4,000 Yas Mall vouchers, refunds on property purchases

Those eligible for this scheme will also be offered a 30 per cent discount across Aldar’s hotels, golf resorts and food and beverage outlets

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,538 cases; highest daily rise since the outbreak

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 459

The cross-functional role of CFOs in regional businesses

CFOs need to remain flexible and adapt quickly to a changing environment

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,412 new cases, foreign minister receives vaccine

Several health officials in the UAE have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,398 new cases; 520 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 452

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Saudia resumes flights to 20 international destinations

The Saudi airline restarted international flights on September 15 after six-months of Covid-19 restrictions

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

The new cases mark the UAE’s highest daily rise in infections

Ras Al Khaimah international airport to resume scheduled passenger flights

All passengers flying in and out of the facility will be required to follow protocol to present the spread of Covid-19

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UAE to begin Phase III trials of Russian Covid-19 vaccine

Volunteers for the UAE trial will be medically supervised for 90 days after being administered the vaccine

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Covid-19 tests for Dhs150 at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira in Dubai

Customers need to pre-book an appointment before visiting the testing centres

F5 analysis reveals spikes, shift in cyberattacks following Covid-19 lockdowns

Retailers were the most targeted segment, attacks rising 27% YoY

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,064 new cases, 1,271 recoveries

The registered infection count in the UAE has risen past 107,000

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Abu Dhabi permits e-scooter rental services to resume

Services can resume in specific areas at 25 per cent capacity

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Kuwait warns against gatherings, mulls possibility of stricter measures to stop virus spread

Police officers remain “on the highest alert” to deal with any violation on the ban on gatherings

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Deadline ends for UAE visa holders whose permits have expired

Those whose visas expired between March 1 and July 11 had a three-month grace period, which ended on October 10

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,096 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has scaled to 445