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Expo 2020 Dubai to be held from October 1, 2021

Two-thirds majority of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Member States voted in favour of postponing the event by one year

More than three family members can commute in one car – Dubai Police

First-degree relatives can also travel in the same vehicle even if there are more than three people

Dubai South waives first-year licence fees for new customers

It has also offered a 20 per cent reduction on licence fee renewals as part of its economic stimulus package

Watch: Burj Khalifa lights up as contributions pour in for world’s tallest donation box

For every light purchased for Dhs10 as part of the campaign, one meal is provided to someone in need

Message from the top: Reem Al Shihhe, COO, DIFC Courts

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

Message from the top: Hamad Buamim, president and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

UAE fuel delivery service Cafu registers around 40% increase in orders as lockdown eases

The increase has been attributed to a behavioural change among users, with an increasing number of customers opting for contactless service options

Emirates to organise special repatriation flights in May from Dubai to five countries

The one-way special flights will allow outbound travel of residents and visitors in the UAE wishing to return to their home countries

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Kcal launches limited-edition Ramadan menu with free home delivery in the UAE

The healthy food company has also crafted a special meal plan for those who want to continue to stay on top of their routine throughout the holy month

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Al Ghandi Auto donates 10 Cadillac Escalades to Dubai Police

The 2020 Escalade has a dealer advertised price of Dhs376,000 inclusive of VAT

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Registration opens for Indians in the UAE seeking to return home

Officials said the decision on resumption of passenger flights to India “will be taken in due course”

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Ahmed Seddiqi family donates Dhs10m to Covid-19 medical research in the UAE

Dubai-headquartered Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons are one of the world’s biggest luxury watch and jewellery retailers

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British Business Group in the UAE launches new website to support companies

Nearly 65 per cent of British Business Group members say they need more clarity on the UAE government schemes available to them

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Independent Swiss watch brand NORQAIN has big plans for the Middle East

In conversation with Bienne-based watch brand NORQAIN’s founder and CEO Ben Küffer

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Dubai-based Indian and Filipino expats win Dhs500,000 each in Emirates Loto draw

The jackpot prize has been raised to Dhs45m for the next edition of the draw expected to take place on Saturday, May 2

Dubai to raise bonds privately to bolster finances

The emirate raised Dhs1bn through a private placement of eight-year Islamic bonds at a rate of 4.71 per cent earlier this month

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Dubai likely to start opening up for tourists in July

The reopening will likely start gradually and could be delayed until September, depending on global trends

Dubai’s Hala service partners with Sweetheart Kitchen to offer free meals

Over 500 three-course meals will be provided to Hala captains via the initiative

Majid Al Futtaim launches Dubai’s ‘first’ in-store hydroponic farm

The farm spans 24 square metres and can accommodate up to 16 varieties of leafy greens and herbs

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Dubai Discovery Gardens’ tenants to receive rent deferrals, waivers

Restaurants whose services are restricted to delivery-only are offered a two-month rent-free period for April and May

DAFZA announces incentives to support freezone companies

DAFZA will also cancel fines issued to companies

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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority develops Covid-19 disinfection tunnel

The disinfectants used are safe, environmentally-friendly and fully compliant with Dubai Municipality’s guidelines

Dubai’s DIFC says employers can reduce pay during Covid-19 crisis without employee consent

The new directives will remain effective from April 21 – July 31, 2020

Dubai carrier Emirates expedites processing of refund requests

The airline has nearly half a million refund requests pending to manage

Dubai eases movement restrictions, allows malls and offices to partially reopen

Public transport services, including Dubai Metro services, will resume from Sunday, April 26

Emirates announces new repatriation flights to eight destinations from Dubai

Only citizens of the destination countries will be allowed to board the flights

Why growth hacking strategies can help your business right now

Serial entrepreneur and leadership trainer Spencer Lodge speaks to growth hacker Nader Sabry on digital strategies that convert paying clients

Beyond the Covid-19 crisis: In conversation with Hattem Mattar, founder, The Mattar Farm

Gulf Business Academy trainer Mark Dickinson speaks to Hattem Mattar on life after the crisis

Dubai bans gatherings of more than 10 people during Ramadan

Physical contact including handshakes and hugs are strictly prohibited during these gatherings

Revealed: Dubai issues list of guidelines for reopening malls, offices

The official date for reopening businesses is expected to be “announced shortly”