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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

UAE cabinet approves decision to establish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel establishes embassy in Abu Dhabi, appointing diplomat Eitan Na’eh as the head of the mission in the UAE

Emirates Post expands operations into Israel

People in the UAE can now use EPG’s postal and international premium services to send items to Israel

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DP World’s Smart Solution Logistics signs agreement with Israel’s Allalouf Logistics

The logistics sector’s contribution to the UAE’s GDP is projected to increase by 8 per cent in 2021

Power Letters 2021: Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, deputy mayor of Jerusalem and co-founder, UAE-Israel Business Council

In 2020, the UAE and Israel signed the Abraham Accords to establish full diplomatic ties between the countries

Israir will dry lease EAT’s Full-Flight Simulators at the training facility in Abu Dhabi

Israeli airline pilots can now train on flight simulators in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Aviation Training signed a contract with Israir Airlines for Full-Flight Simulator pilot training for the latter’s Airbus A320 pilots

Joint UAE-Israel food and water security conference announced

Could Israel’s success story of “making the desert bloom” boost food security in the UAE?

Finablr sold for $1 to Israeli-UAE consortium

The deal is also among the first significant commercial transactions between UAE and Israeli companies

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This rabbi is bringing American Jews to the GCC. Here’s why

Rabbi Marc Schneier is launching new tourism initiatives in the GCC

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UAE Football Association signs MoU with Israeli FA

The MoU envisages organising friendly matches for all national teams and clubs in the two countries

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Israel’s El Al Airlines completes inaugural scheduled flight to Dubai

The national carrier of Israel will operate up to 14 weekly flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Abu Dhabi sheikh buys stake in Israel’s Beitar soccer club

The money will be used to invest in the club’s infrastructure as well as help purchase players

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UAE activates tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders

Procedures on mutual visa waiver agreement between the two states are in process

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Video: Israeli airline Israir’s inaugural flight lands in Dubai

The airline will now operate up to 14 weekly flights using its Airbus A320 aircraft between Tel Aviv and Dubai

Dubai’s DMCC opens office in Tel Aviv to boost diamond trade with Israel

The new representative office will be based in the headquarters of the Israeli Diamond Exchange

Gitex 2020: UAE to host Israeli tech delegation

Gitex will host the UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit and the Gitex Future Stars Israel Innovation Discovery Day

DIFC FinTech Hive and Israel’s FinTech-Aviv sign cooperation agreement

Over 50 per cent of all fintech businesses in the GCC now operate from DIFC

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Flydubai’s inaugural flight to Israel lands in Tel Aviv

The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer Abdulla Al Shamsi

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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

FedEx Express launches new route between UAE and Israel to strengthen ties

The route will support customers, particularly small-to-medium enterprises

Saudi Arabia dismisses reports of Crown Prince’s meeting with Israeli officials

‘No such meeting occurred’, confirmed the kingdom’s Foreign Minister

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Emiratis can travel to Israel without a visa

The Israeli cabinet has ratified the agreement for Emiratis to visit without pre-approved visas

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Israel’s Bank Hapoalim signs agreement with DIFC, AGDM

The agreement enables Bank Hapoalim to access banking and innovation opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia through the DIFC platform

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad and El Al Israel sign MoU to cooperate on codeshare and loyalty programme

The teams at Etihad Guest and El Al Matmid loyalty programmes will explore reciprocal “earn and burn” opportunities for its members

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Bahrain and Israel to begin direct flights, open embassies

Starting 2021, there will be 14 weekly flights operating between Bahrain and Tel Aviv

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Abu Dhabi Global Market signs fintech agreement with Israel Securities Authority

The agreement provides a framework for information sharing, and will facilitate the movement of startups and transfer of knowledge and talent

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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed invites Israeli President for UAE visit

President Reuven Rivlin has also extended an invitation to Sheikh Mohamed to visit Israel

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Etihad grounds entire A380 fleet; will commence Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv daily flights from March 2021

The airline will launch a daily flight connecting Abu Dhabi to Tel Aviv from March 28, 2021

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Dubai Police deny reports of detaining two Israelis

Media reports claimed that they were taken into police custody for photographing a government building

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Dubai Fresh Market begins selling Israeli produce

Israeli company Carmel Agrexco to invest in agricultural farms in the UAE

Exclusive: UAE-Israel Business Council co-founders on what comes next after the peace deal

The peace deal will alter the bilateral economic landscape and much more, opine co-founders Fleur Hassan Nahoum and Dorian Barak