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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

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UAE, Israel agree on bilateral visa-free travel

Emirati citizens will become the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry visas

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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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Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad confirms first commercial flight to Israel; launches Hebrew website

Etihad will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel

Bahrain, Israel sign historic joint communique to establish diplomatic relations

Bahrain became the second Gulf nation to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel

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Direct flights between UAE and Israel to begin “within weeks”

The deal reportedly includes 28 direct weekly passenger flights connecting Tel Aviv with Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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Dubai-based NY Koen Group to bid for purchase of Israeli carrier Israir

The Israeli airline is reportedly planning to start flying to Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Israel’s cabinet approves UAE pact as leaders plan meeting

No date or venue was given for the leaders’ meeting

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Israel to participate in Abu Dhabi defence exhibition IDEX in 2021

The upcoming edition of IDEX and NAVDEX is expected to feature over 1,300 companies

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Dubai World Trade Centre signs agreement with Israel for large-scale conferences and exhibitions

The commercial potential of agreements between the UAE and Israel is estimated at $500m per annum across several key sectors

Israel seeks 100,000 UAE tourists a year after landmark pact

A record 4.5 million tourists visited Israel in 2019

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Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority signs agreement with Israeli Chamber of Commerce

DAFZA will provide incentives to Israeli companies wishing to establish their businesses within the emirate

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Bahrain receives first direct flight from Israel – reports

Flight data reportedly showed an Israir Airlines Airbus A320 taking off from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and landing at Bahrain International Airport

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Expo 2020 Dubai: UAE contributes $60m for US pavilion construction

The construction of the pavilion is expected to be completed by November

Abu Dhabi and Israel to cooperate on film and TV content production

A regional annual film festival will be held in rotation between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv

DP World, Bank Leumi to explore Israel logistics investments

The UAE last week signed an agreement to move toward establishing normal ties with Israel

UAE’s Al Habtoor Group chairman meets Israeli conglomerate CEO; reveals plans to open office in Israel

The chairman had previously disclosed that the group had launched talks with Israir Airlines to open direct commercial flights between the UAE and Israel

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UAE’s first kosher restaurant opens in Burj Khalifa’s Armani Hotel Dubai

Resident guests of the hotel will also be offered the option of kosher in-room dining services

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office to open first international branch in Tel Aviv

ADIO will subsequently open offices in Europe, North America and Asia

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Dubai’s Emirates NBD signs MoU with Bank Leumi Le-Israel

Bank Leumi currently holds approximately 30 per cent market share in the Israeli banking system

UAE foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed arrives in the US to sign peace accord with Israel

The signing ceremony is set to take place on Tuesday

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Bahrain joins UAE in establishing diplomatic ties with Israel

President Donald Trump praised the move by Bahrain, coming days before he was already scheduled to host leaders from Israel and the UAE in Washington for a signing ceremony at the White House

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Abu Dhabi’s Group 42 becomes first UAE company to announce international office in Israel

The new office will be led by a team of experts from both countries and will focus on healthcare and Covid-19 diagnostic solutions

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UAE committed to Palestinian borders of 1967, East Jerusalem as its capital – minister

Dr Anwar Gargash made the remarks during a remote meeting of the Arab League foreign ministers on Wednesday

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UAE’s Sheikh Abdullah to sign official peace treaty with Israel in Washington on September 15

The Israeli delegation will include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel’s two biggest banks sending delegations to UAE

The normalisation process announced last month is the first between Israel and a Gulf Arab state

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First Abu Dhabi Bank to start talks with Israeli lenders

The decision follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the UAE central bank and the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office

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Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Invest in Israel outline upcoming areas of collaboration

The collaboration will focus on innovation and technology

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UAE, Israel, US issue joint statement reaffirming peace plans; will cooperate in 7 key areas

In another event on Monday, the UAE reiterated its support for the cause of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital

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Watch: First direct commercial flight from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi

A delegation of Israelis and Americans were onboard El Al flight 971 that departed from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv earlier on Monday