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Fire breaks out at Dubai Duty Free warehouse

No injuries were reported

Cebu Pacific

Cebu Pacific to increase flights between Manila and Dubai from August 13

Dubai-Manila flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays, while the Manila-Dubai service will operate on Sundays and Thursdays

Dubai cloud kitchen platform iKcon secures $10m funding

iKcon currently operates ten cloud kitchens across the UAE

Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur in the UAE?

Innovation and entrepreneurship play a key role in responding to the significant challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis, says UOWD associate professor

Dubai’s Union Properties plans new project even amid oversupply

The Motor City Hills development will include 195 single-family homes, 490 townhouses and six commercial land plots

Seha screening Abu Dhabi

Four new Dhs50 rapid Covid-19 testing centres open in UAE to facilitate Abu Dhabi entry

The new centres include two in Dubai’s Rashid Port and Al Khawaneej area and one each in Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Alcohol MMI

Smart alcohol licence launched in Dubai

Residents holding the existing red card licence will need to replace it with the new black smart licence by August 31

Dubai’s Emirates to increase passenger services to Pakistan from August 10

The carrier will now offer 53 weekly flights to Pakistan, which will increase to 60 starting August 16

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Aviation regulator chief suggests pilot error in Air India crash

The crash, in which at least 18 people were killed, was the deadliest aviation accident in India in a decade

Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District to organise architecture festival in November

The d3 Architecture Festival will be held from November 11-13

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Dubai government employees to have flexible working hours from August 16

The circular by the Dubai Government Human Resources Department was issued to all government entities on Saturday, August 8

INDIA-AVIATION-ACCIDENT-PLANE

Air India Express flight from Dubai breaks apart after skidding off runway at Kerala airport

There were 190 people onboard the Boeing 737 aircraft

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Toronto from August 16

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Toronto five times a week

Emirates Skywards introduces over 1,500 additional ways to earn Miles

For every GBP1 spent, members can earn up to 15 Miles; and for every $1 spent, members can earn up to 12 Miles

Private schools in Dubai can opt for a suitable teaching approach

Schools are encouraged to implement innovative solutions to ensure high safety standards in the current environment

Students in Dubai can opt for distance learning for first term – KHDA

Last month, KHDA issued a list of 100-plus protocols for the re-opening of private schools across the emirate in September this year

AI everything

Dubai issues guidelines to restart exhibitions, live events and concerts

Measures to be followed include social distancing and limited capacity

DAFZA

Exports from Dubai’s DAFZA up 54% in Q1 2020

China accounted for the highest percentage of DAFZA’s trade, with 21 per cent valued at Dhs7.7bn

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to more cities

The carrier’s passenger network will broaden to 70 destinations in August

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Dubai school operator GEMS raises extra debt to bolster its cash

The “incremental” funding will be used to support working capital needs

Dubai attracted around Dhs12bn of FDI in H1 2020

There were 190 FDI projects announced in the emirate in H1 2020, around 50 per cent of them being greenfield initiatives

VFS Global launches Covid-19 testing service in UAE

The testing service will commence from August 3, and is being offered in partnership with UAE Ministry of Health approved testing laboratories

Dubai’s Emirates to operate A380 to Guangzhou from August 8

The airline has now resumed passenger network operations to half of its pre-pandemic destinations

Emirates Dubai Seychelles

Dubai’s Emirates becomes first international airline to resume services to Seychelles

Emirates will fly five times a week to the popular tourist destination from Dubai

Covid-19 impact: Is this the right time to invest in Dubai property?

The housing market in Dubai remains a top choice among investors even at times of crisis

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

Dubai Rugby Sevens

Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament for 2020 cancelled

A local tournament may be held in Dubai in December, the official announcement of which is expected on August 10

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Clark from August 1

The airline’s passenger network will grow to 68 destinations in August

India announces additional repatriation flights from UAE

From August 1-29, Air India will repatriate Indian citizens on 22 flights from Sharjah and Abu Dhabi airports