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Sheikh Khalifa

The world offers tributes to Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on May 13, at age 73

DXB

Dubai’s DXB records 13.6 million passengers in Q1 2022

DXB is currently connected to 193 destinations across 92 countries via 73 international carriers

Toyota

Toyota to invest $624m to make EV parts in India

Indian automakers could generate $20bn in revenue from electric vehicles between now and fiscal year 2026

OPEC+ still sees no need to change plan despite Ukraine crisis

Brent futures briefly surged to a 13-year peak near $139 a barrel earlier this month

Emirates_Airline

Dubai’s Emirates announces revised schedule for flights to India from April 1

The airline will revert to its pre-pandemic frequency, operating 170 weekly flights to nine cities in the country

Emirates

Emirates Skywards and ICICI Bank to launch new co-branded credit card in India

India is home to Emirates Skywards’ fifth largest membership base

UAE’s non-oil foreign trade rises 27% in 2021

China ranked first as the country’s largest trading partner in 2021

UAE scraps rapid PCR tests for passengers from several countries including Pakistan, India

Sharjah-based Air Arabia said on its website that incoming passengers from eight countries are no longer required to conduct a rapid PCR test at the airport six hours prior to departure

UAE eyes more trade pacts to secure billions in investments

The UAE signed a deal with India recently

Dubai’s DXB welcomes 29.1 million passengers in 2021, remains world’s busiest airport

India retained its position as the top destination country for DXB by passenger volumes

Dubai’s Averda secures $45m investment from US firm to develop recycling facilities

The waste and recycling company will use the investment loan to develop and set up plastic recycling facilities in Africa and India

India and UAE complete talks on bilateral pact to boost trade

Total trade between India and the UAE stood at $53bn during April-December 2021-22

Abu Dhabi Vaccine tourism

Abu Dhabi International Airport receives 5.26 million visitors in 2021

The airport handled 711,715 tonnes of freight in 2021

Dubai received 7.28 million overnight visitors in 2021

Hotels in the emirate recorded average occupancy levels of 67 per cent last year

Expo 2020 Dubai records almost 9 million visits in first three months

From October 1 until December 31, almost 30 per cent of all visitors came from outside the UAE

UAE’s Mashreq partners with Turtlemint to offer bespoke insurance solutions

The new proposition will enable information transparency and empower Mashreq’s customers to make an informed choice while buying insurance products

In pictures: Expo 2020 Dubai records 5.66 million visits until Dec 5

More than a quarter of November visitors came from outside the UAE

Saudi Arabia lifts suspension of flights from six countries

GACA affirmed the commitment to the implementation of all precautionary and preventive measures adopted in Saudi Arabia

OPEC+ warns of response as Biden poised for oil reserve release

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies will meet on December 2

Dubai’s DXB handled 20.7 million passengers in the first 10 months of 2021

Its passenger volumes in the third quarter totalled 6.7 million

NIA unveils world’s first AC safety helmet for construction workers at Expo 2020 Dubai

The product launch is part of the India Innovation Hub initiative by the Indian Pavilion at the World Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions: Bangladesh, India, Burundi, Austria, Philippines, Malaysia, Greece, Hungary

Here’s a list of eight participating country pavilions and their offerings

Sunjay Sudhir Ambassador UAE

India appoints Sunjay Sudhir as ambassador to UAE

Sudhir, a 1993-cadre Indian Foreign Service officer, will replace Pavan Kapoor

Dubai’s Emirates NBD to expand presence in India with approval for two new branches

The new branches will be in Gurugram and Chennai

UAE, India aim to double trade to $100bn in five years

Indian nationals make up one of the largest population groups in the UAE

Kuwait resumes commercial flights with India

Kuwait’s aviation authority has confirmed that five flights will operate per day between the two countries

Dubai’s Emirates announces changes in leadership roles across GCC, Africa, other regions

All of the new appointments are effective September 1, 2021

Saudi Arabia airport

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