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Saudi Arabia to issue free e-visa for Hayya Card holders

Saudi Arabia to issue free e-visa for Hayya Card holders

The FIFA World Cup is starting on November 20 and will run until December 18

Oman to ban import of plastic bags

Oman to ban import of plastic bags from January 2023

The ministry is working with concerned departments to develop specifications, ensuring a proper transition to alternatives

Covid-19

UAE reports 1,356 Covid-19 cases, 1,066 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 920,171

Monkeypox

UAE reports four new cases of monkeypox

The health ministry has urged all to follow appropriate preventive measures

First case of monkeypox detected in UAE

The first case was detected in a 29-year-old woman who arrived from West Africa

Oman posts $927m quarterly surplus after oil prices rose

The Finance Ministry expects the economy to grow 5.6 per cent in 2022, in line with IMF predictions

Real Estate

Revealed: The most transparent real estate markets in the MENA region

Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been ranked as having the most transparent property markets in the region according to JLL’s latest index

Kuwaiti minister of Public Works and minister of State for Housing Affairs Rana al-Fares

Kuwait’s Public Works minister to terminate all expat employees – report

While 150 expats have been fired, another 400 are expected to receive termination letters, local media reported

Covid-19 testing UAE

UAE reports 931 new Covid cases, 517 recoveries

No new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours

Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed announces new government structure with merged ministries

About 50 per cent of federal agencies will be merged with each other or within ministries

No plans to hike VAT in the UAE – ministry

The UAE government levied a 5 per cent VAT on goods and services in January 2018