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Amazon, Meta join ranks of tech companies slashing thousands of jobs

UAE considers proposal to impose restrictions on hiring from certain countries

The options being discussed include strict future restrictions on the recruitment of workers from those countries and activating a “quota” system for them

Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

The cutoff date for fee assistance applications is April 23, 2020 

Saudi’s Maaden to focus on preserving cash instead of shareholder payout

The company has no plans to cut capital expenditure in response to the coronavirus infection

UAE’s Ministry of Economy reduces fees for 94 services

The financial impact on the business sector as a result of fee reduction is estimated at Dhs113m in 2020

Emirates NBD approves 40% dividend

UAE’s Emirates NBD launches contactless export trade collections service

Clients can access the new digital feature from the safety of their homes or offices to submit an export collections request

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Video: Why banks and SMEs in the region should adopt mobile banking solutions

New mobile banking app from Comarch makes it easier for entrepreneurs to manage their day-to-day finance and business tasks

Dubai’s Emirates to fly from Terminal 3 from April 12

Emirates had obtained approvals from relevant authorities to commence flying from April 6 to select destinations from Terminal 2

Emirates Islamic contributes Dhs10m to UAE’s Covid-19 relief fund

Emirates Islamic is the first Dubai-based financial institution to contribute to the fund launched by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

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Saudi King extends curfew until further notice

The extension comes as the kingdom reported 382 new coronavirus cases as well as five deaths on Saturday

UAE reports 376 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths; confirms use of hydroxychloroquine

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 3,736

Covid-19: UAE reports 370 new cases to reach 3,360 in total, death toll rises to 16

The UAE said the new cases were detected after it conducted 49,000 Covid-19 tests among citizens and residents

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Covid-19: UAE reports 331 new cases and two deaths, extends closure of places of worship

The total number of cases in the country has reached 2,990, while the death toll is at 14

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Pics: UAE opens 13 additional drive-through Covid-19 testing facilities

For those looking for elective testing and for assurance of being cleared of the virus, the test is priced at Dhs370

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Saudi Arabia reports 355 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

A total of 44 people have succumbed to the infection in the kingdom

Dubai records 9.9% rise in Q1 property transactions; top 5 areas revealed

Mortgage registrations have been “consistently higher” this year, finds Property Finder report

No renewal of Emirates ID in the UAE until Stay Home fines are paid

The UAE has said that it will impose a Dhs2,000 fine for any person leaving their home for unnecessary reasons

Flydubai operates 23 repatriation flights, plans up to 10 more over the next week

The flights operated to Afghanistan, Croatia, Egypt, Iran, Russia, Sudan, Somaliland and Thailand

Bahrain to pay private sector salaries with $570m Covid-19 relief package

The government will pay the salaries from April to June of approximately 100,000 citizens employed in the private sector

Watch: UAE launches video campaign to highlight its fight against Covid-19

The government has hailed everyone in the country for their unified response to the pandemic

Abu Dhabi residents do not require movement permits during sterilisation programme

The sterilisation programme takes place in residential areas of the emirate daily from 8pm-6am

Saudi extends exit, re-entry visas of expatriates

The extension will be done automatically without the need to visit the passport headquarters

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Saudi-led Arab coalition announces two-week ceasefire in Yemen

The two-week period is subject to extension

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

Oman to lockdown Muscat from April 10-22

The country has until now reported 419 coronavirus infections, including two deaths

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UAE confirms 300 new Covid-19 cases; Saudi reports 137 additional cases

The ministry also announced 53 additional recoveries on Wednesday

Dubai Police to post pictures of ‘reckless’ residents; clarifies outdoor exercises not allowed

The UAE has reported a total of 2,359 confirmed coronavirus cases to date

Dubai TV presenter Richard Coram dies of Covid-19 in the UK

Coram worked as a TV and radio presenter in Dubai for several years

Revealed: All you need to know about tuition fee discounts offered by UAE schools

The UAE extended the distance learning programme till the end of the current academic year

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Advertising event Dubai Lynx 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19 impact

The next festival will now be held from March 7-10, 2021

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Talabat now offers 24×7 grocery delivery service in Dubai

The company said that it fulfils deliveries within an hour and offers groceries at hypermarket prices