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Covid-19: Oman waives several fines to support the private sector

The Supreme Committee has also warned that authorities will shut down any establishments found in breach of the precautionary measures

Kuwait says foreigners on commercial visit visas can switch to work permits

Thousands of expats have left Kuwait this year and have been unable to return to the country due to the pandemic

Covid-19: Sharjah updates guidelines for social and home gatherings, weddings

Attendance at all the events is limited to people who are fully vaccinated, and who can present the green pass status on the Alhosn app

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Covid-19: UAE reports 391 new cases, 505 recoveries

The country also announced two deaths due to Covid complications, bringing the death toll in the country to 2,075

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to visit the UK on Thursday

Sheikh Mohamed’s UK trip comes after his visit to France on Wednesday, where he met with President Emmanuel Macron

Kuwait’s expat population down by 56,000 in the first half of 2021 – report

The total number of expats in Kuwait stood at 3.154 million at the end of June

Projects of the 50: UAE aims to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis

Several incentives have been unveiled to encourage UAE nationals to join the private sector including salary top-ups and unemployment benefits

Saudi King terminates country’s Public Security director on corruption charges

He is also accused of committing a number of crimes, including forgery, bribery and abuse of influence

Sheikh Mohammed announces five best, worst govt entities for digital services

The underperforming government entities have been given a grace period of 90 days to improve

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UAE issues decree to hold ministers and senior officials accountable

During the investigation, the UAE general prosecutor can ban a minister or an official from travelling and freeze their assets

Global government IT spending to grow 6.5% in 2022: Gartner

Software spending to maintain double-digit growth in 2022

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All Abu Dhabi government employees to return to workplaces starting September 5

Remote working will be allowed for one parent of a child in grade 10 or below who is exempt from in-person school attendance on medical grounds

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Saudi permits fully vaccinated expats to return from countries facing travel ban including UAE, India

Only expats who received two doses of the vaccine in Saudi Arabia before they departed for their home country will be permitted to return

Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

The latest decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait

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Kuwait considers reducing visa fee for residents aged over 60

The country had earlier banned the issuance of work permit renewals for expatriates aged 60 who do not hold university degrees

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Covid-19: UAE reports 1,260 new cases, 4 deaths

The total number of recorded cases in the country has reached 698,166

Saudi says children under 12 exempt from vaccination requirement for outdoor events

Children will need to be accompanied by fully vaccinated adults and must not show any influenza-like symptoms

Saudi Arabia levies Covid-19 vaccine mandate

The kingdom reported 1,146 new Covid-19 cases on July 31

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Sheikh Mohammed names board members of various organisations in the UAE

The organisations include the British University in Dubai, Dubai Cares, Dubai Women Establishment and the Watani Al Emarat Foundation

Kuwait: Fully vaccinated expats can return from Aug 1, need to undergo home quarantine

Kuwait residents with valid iqamas can return to the country provided they have received one of four approved vaccines

Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities

Large gatherings continue to be banned, and those not vaccinated will have restricted entry in certain areas

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed makes official Saudi visit

He met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday

Covid-19: All the new Abu Dhabi guidelines that will take effect from July 19

The emirate has restricted movement between midnight and 5am daily and reduced operating capacity at malls, gyms and restaurants

Saudi Arabia’s vaccination rate spikes as deadline approaches

From August 1, vaccination will be required to enter government or private entities, educational facilities, malls and any entertainment or sporting activity

Bahrain adds 16 countries to travel ‘red list’ including the Philippines, Indonesia

Only citizens and residents of Bahrain are permitted to enter from the red list countries

Covid-19: UAE issues Eid Al Adha protocols to avoid hike in cases during the holidays

Studies conducted by the health sector found a “significant” increase in the number of infections and deaths following the last three holidays

Abu Dhabi’s Sharaka initiative settles all private sector dues from the government in Q1    

The platform enables private companies based in Abu Dhabi to file complaints and address grievances regarding outstanding dues

Kuwait to shut all clubs offering activities for children from July 25

The clubs have been closed as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of Covid-19

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates new roads connecting various emirates

New infrastructure projects worth Dhs1.95bn have been launched in the UAE

UAE announces private sector holidays for Eid Al Adha

Officials have urged the public to maintain Covid-19 precautionary measures during the holidays