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Turki Al Malki, Saudi coalition

Saudi forces destroy drones targeting civilians in the kingdom

The kingdom destroyed armed drones launched from Yemen on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai

Sheikh Hamdan unveils new Dhs500m stimulus package for Dubai

The overall value of economic support provided by the emirate in 2020 has risen to Dhs6.8bn

UAE Bankruptcy law

UAE amends bankruptcy law to include pandemics

Debtors can request a grace period or negotiate a debt settlement with creditors for a duration of up to 12 months

Kuwait parliament assembly

Kuwait’s parliament passes law to cut expat numbers

The law does not include the previously proposed quota system for expat nationalities

Home tutoring

Fines of up to Dhs30,000 for home tutoring, private lessons in the UAE

Those responsible for the involved venues will be fined Dhs20,000

UAE Israel

UAE delegation led by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer signs landmark agreements with Israel

The UAE, US and Israel also established a $3bn Abraham Fund to help stimulate private sector-led investments across the region

Sheikh Mohammed Dubai

UAE cabinet approves resolution endorsing Abraham Accords peace agreement with Israel

The cabinet directed the initiation of constitutional procedures to issue a federal decree ratifying the agreement

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Weddings and social events allowed to resume in Dubai

Event halls can accommodate a maximum of 200 people while the duration cannot exceed four hours

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Dry night coming up in Dubai next week

The birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad is expected to fall on October 29

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Saudi resumes Umrah at 75% capacity, allows prayers at the Grand Mosque

The number of pilgrims allowed to perform Umrah has increased to 15,000 per day

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Dubai launches new residency programme for overseas remote working professionals

Individuals and their families can apply for the relocation programme, subject to renewal every year

Bahrain

Bahrain launches 10-year multiple-entry visa for US citizens

The visa allows for a stay of up to 90 days during each visit to the kingdom

Kuwait virus

Kuwait warns against gatherings, mulls possibility of stricter measures to stop virus spread

Police officers remain “on the highest alert” to deal with any violation on the ban on gatherings

UAE residence-visa

Deadline ends for UAE visa holders whose permits have expired

Those whose visas expired between March 1 and July 11 had a three-month grace period, which ended on October 10

Turki Al Malki, Saudi coalition

Saudi intercepts another armed drone attack ‘targeting civilians’

Bomb-laden drones were launched towards the kingdom’s southern region on Saturday and Sunday

Oman’s National Gas Company terminates CEO

Oman orders two-week night curfew, shuts all beaches

The sultanate has warned of strict action against violators

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Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,075 new cases, Dubai Economy shuts service centre

The service centre in Dubai’s Al Twar area was shut down after its opening ceremony was found to be “overcrowded”

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Investment Office signs bilateral trade agreement with Israel Export Institute

ADIO will help connect Israeli companies with strategic entities and grant them access to resources in Abu Dhabi

Airline

Airline industry to burn through $77bn in cash during second half of 2020 – IATA

IATA urged governments to support the industry during the coming winter season with additional relief measures, including financial aid

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UAE Public Prosecution warns of life imprisonment for counterfeiting currency

Those found guilty will also be liable to pay a fine of not less than Dhs200,000

Domestic workers

UAE resumes issuing entry permits for domestic workers

It has also started granting employment permits for government and semi-government entities, as well as employees of vital facilities

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Saudi Arabia scraps VAT for property deals

However, a new tax of 5 per cent – the Real Estate Transaction Tax – will be levied on property deals in place of the VAT

Dubai Museum of the Future

Video: Sheikh Mohammed visits Dubai’s Museum of the Future

The façade of the complex includes 1,024 panels built using robotic technology

Dubai-airport

Dubai issues new travel guidelines for residents, visitors and Emiratis

Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai must undergo a Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure only if their destination country requires them to do so

Sheikh Nawaf

Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new Kuwaiti Emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeds his half brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who died on Tuesday at the age of 91

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UAE announces three days of state mourning for Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah

Flags within the UAE will be flown at half-mast at all official departments, embassies, and at the UAE’s diplomatic missions outside the country too

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah passes away

The 91-year-old had been unwell for some time

Ras AL Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah’s manufacturing sector exports grew 58% in 2019

A total of 137 countries imported products from Ras Al Khaimah

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Dubai Economy fines 18 entities, warns 12 others for non-compliance with Covid-19 protocols

The businesses which were issued fines were spread across several shopping centres, as well as Dubai International City, Al-Daghaya, and Ayal Nasir

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Saudi busts ‘terrorist cell’ trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Several weapons and explosives have been confiscated at a house and a farm