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Emirates suspends all flights between Dubai and South Africa

The airline will halt flights between the UAE and South Africa from January 16-28

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Dubai’s Emaar Malls CEO Rajiv Suri resigns four months after appointment

Amit Jain will take over Suri’s responsibilities “until further notice”

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Dubai’s Ducab appoints new group CEO

Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Mutawa, the first Emirati in the role, replaces Andrew Shaw

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Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed condoles death of Saudi Prince Khalid bin Abdullah

The Saudi prince was a high-profile thoroughbred owner-breeder

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Dubai Tourism signs agreement with GDRFA to collaborate on residency permits, special visas

The two entities will collaborate on special residency programmes including the Virtual Working programme, Golden Visas for investors and retirement visa too

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Al Habtoor opens booking for new luxury residential tower along banks of Dubai Water Canal

The 73-storey Amna Tower features 537 luxury units, including four ultra-luxury penthouses

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SEHA opens new Covid-19 vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The three new centres will be able to administer an additional 9,000 jabs daily

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Sheikh Mohammed launches DEWA’s space programme and Hatta tourism projects

The Space-D programme will include the launch a main satellite with the latest imaging and communication technologies

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Dubai Economy issues 42,640 new licences in 2020

It represented a 4 per cent increase over the number of new licences issued in 2019

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DP World’s Smart Solution Logistics signs agreement with Israel’s Allalouf Logistics

The logistics sector’s contribution to the UAE’s GDP is projected to increase by 8 per cent in 2021

Dubai’s Emirates to resume operations to Seattle, Dallas and San Francisco

The airline currently serves 114 destinations on six continents

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Covid-19: Dubai placed on Scotland’s mandatory quarantine list

The Scottish government said that a number of positive cases were identified in passengers who have flown into Glasgow from Dubai since the new year

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A new 48-storey hotel has opened with sweeping views of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

The property includes 264-rooms and suites, and is easily accessible to major business and transport hubs within the emirate

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Dubai-headquartered The Toy Store owner ceases operations

Gulf Greetings General Trading was also the operator of Hallmark stores in the UAE

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An additional 650 companies set up operations within Dubai South in 2020

An additional floor is being constructed in its Business Park to accommodate the growing number of clients

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Dubai’s Emirates pauses flights to Hong Kong for two weeks

Customers holding tickets on flight EK384 with their final destination as Hong Kong will not be permitted to board from January 9-22, 2021

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Dubai airports receive 17.9 million passengers in 2020 – GDRFA

Dubai witnessed an increase in passenger numbers since the emirate reopened to international tourists in July

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Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed launches children’s book based on his early life experiences

The stories are written for children aged between 6 and 9, and are designed to be compatible for use in the local education system

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Covid-19: UAE vaccinations cross 1 million; DHA opens another Pfizer-BioNTech inoculation centre in Dubai

The total number of jabs administered across the country has risen to 1,020,349, an average of 10.32 doses per 100 people

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Emaar sells Address Sky View Hotel in Dubai for Dhs750m

Emaar will retain ownership of the Skybridge restaurant located within the hotel

UAE: Teachers and educational admin staff encouraged to take Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE aims to vaccinate 50 per cent of its population in the first quarter of 2021

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Sheikh Hamdan announces Dhs315m economic stimulus package for Dubai

The total stimulus provided to the emirate’s economy since the start of the pandemic has risen to Dhs7.1bn

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Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange traded 12.73 million contracts in 2020

It represented a nearly 45 per cent decrease year-on-year

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Dubai: New Covid-19 quarantine rules introduced

Close contacts of Covid-19 patients in Dubai must undergo a mandatory ten days of home quarantine

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Dubai’s DMCC registered 2,025 companies in 2020

There was a nearly 20 percent increase year-on-year in Chinese companies joining the freezone in 2020

Dubai’s Emirates relaunches its signature My Emirates Pass

All Emirates customers flying to and through Dubai from January 1 until September 30, 2021, can take advantage of the offer

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Emirates to introduce new A380 aircraft on Dubai-London route from January 4

The flight between the two cities will operate as EK003/004

Is now a good time to invest in Dubai property?

The simple, fundamental principle of investing dictates that you should buy low and sell high

Video: Sheikh Mohammed reflects on lessons in 2020

The UAE leader stressed that the country’s united front helped it handle the Covid-19 crisis

Dubai Metro extension to benefit ‘thousands’ of investors and residents – Nakheel

Stations at Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and The Gardens will start operating from New Year’s Day