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Dubai’s Emirates offers Dhs150 Covid tests at American Hospital branches

Home or office testing within Dubai for a minimum of two passengers is also available at Dhs250

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Restaurant shut in Dubai’s Blue Waters for flouting Covid-19 regulations

Authorities are carrying out daily inspections to ensure adherence to Covid-19 precautionary measures

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Dubai’s DHA reduces price of Covid-19 PCR tests to Dhs250

The DHA says that it is doing so to make testing more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations

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Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

In addition to Casablanca, Etihad will also operate a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, from October 28

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Man arrested, fined Dhs50,000 for breaking Covid-19 quarantine rules in Dubai

The man, who posted a video on social media saying he had gone out to buy coffee despite being infected with the virus, was charged with “endangering his life and that of others”

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Dubai closes restaurant, fines gym for not adhering to Covid guidelines

Daily inspection visits are being carried out across the emirate, officials confirmed

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UAE reports 930 new Covid-19 cases, warns of strict action against violators

Also, 586 people recovered from the virus over the previous 24 hours

Four passengers now allowed to travel in Hala van taxis in Dubai

RTA guidelines now allow for up to four passengers to travel in Hala vans, bookable on the Careem app

Dubai carrier Emirates to restart passenger operations to Moscow from September 11

The addition of Moscow will take Emirates’ global network to 85 cities in September

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Dubai’s Emirates enters into agreement with Huawei

There are over half-a-million downloads already of the Emirates app from Huawei’s AppGallery

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Phase III of Majid Al Futtaim’s Elan neighbourhood in Dubai sells out in 48 hours

Construction on the Elan neighbourhood began in July this year

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Jumeirah Group opens new serviced apartments property in Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is the fourth serviced-residences property from the luxury hospitality group

Cebu Pacific offers Dubai-Manila flights at fares starting Dhs20

CEB’s promotional fare will run from September 9 until September 11, allowing travellers to book Dubai-Manila flights at cost-efficient rates

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Flydubai, Aster offer discounted Covid-19 PCR tests for passengers

The offer is available for flydubai passengers travelling from Dubai

Emaar Malls appoints Rajiv Suri as new CEO

Former Emaar Malls CEO Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne stepped down in 2019

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Dubai-based contractor Drake & Scull appoints new CEO, CFO

Munir Mansour has been appointed as the new CEO, while Peter Lalor has now taken over as the CFO

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New food testing lab in Dubai to screen for contaminants

The lab has been set up in the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Warsan, Dubai

Dubai’s Emirates processes over 1.4 million refund requests; returns $1.4bn to customers

The processed refund requests represent 90 per cent of the airline’s backlog

Dubai-based online marketplace The Luxury Closet secures investment from Huda Beauty

The Luxury Closet targets the resale of perfect condition items from high-end brands

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RTA begins using machine learning in planning bus routes in Dubai

The RTA aims to revamp 158 routes used by 2,158 buses in Dubai

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Dubai Land Department introduces AI into real estate valuation process

The valuation will be provided via DLD’s app called Dubai REST

Dubai’s Emirates to restore full salaries of employees from October

The carrier first introduced salary cuts in March this year

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RTA launches new design for licence plates of classic vehicles in Dubai

The plates will be available from November and can be ordered via the RTA’s website or through its Customer Happiness Centre in Deira

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Dubai issues $2bn in sukuk and bonds at lowest ever interest rate

Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered Bank were mandated to manage the issuance process

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Al Habtoor Group to offer kosher food at all its properties in the UAE

Habtoor Hospitality has partnered with Elli’s Kosher Kitchen which was founded by Ellie Kriel in 2019

Update: Fires breakout in Dubai, Abu Dhabi restaurants; claim four lives

Gas leakages are believed to be the cause of both blazes

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Jafza agrees with Emaar Malls to manage business activities of Gold & Diamond Park in Dubai

There are currently over 90 retailers and brands operating in the Gold & Diamond Park developed by the Emaar Malls Group

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The Entertainer founder Donna Benton exits business; launches new swimwear brand in Dubai

The Entertainer contributed $1.3bn to the economy each year, with its profits growing 25-30 per cent annually

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Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to additional cities

The flights to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services, operated thrice a week

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‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks