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dubai duty free fire

Fire breaks out at Dubai Duty Free warehouse

No injuries were reported

Saudi Arabia Youth

Two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s population is under the age of 35

Nearly half of all Saudi employees are below the age of 35

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UAE reports 225 additional Covid-19 cases, precautionary guidelines issued for shopping malls

The total number of cases recorded in the country has risen to 62,525

UAE Satellite

UAE prepares to launch navigation satellite in 2021

The UAE’s navigation satellite will be the first project of Satellite Assembly, Integration and Testing Centre

ESI Digital Summer Esports

ESI to organise major B2B online esports gaming conference next week

The online ESI Digital Summer conference will be held from August 17-21

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Bee'ah Saudi Arabia Madinah

Sharjah’s Bee’ah waste management company expands into Saudi Arabia

Beea’ah will provide services including solid waste collection and transport services along with disinfection and sanitisation of waste bins

Kuwait city

Kuwaiti MPs reject draft law allowing private sector firms to cut salaries by up to 50%

Kuwaiti lawmakers have approved amendments to the rent law, allowing tenants to delay their rent payments

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Saudi assistant defence minister dies

Mohammed bin Abdullah Al-Ayesh was suffering from an illness

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UAE reports 239 Covid-19 cases, 230 recoveries

The overall number of recoveries has risen to 56,245

Dubai-skyline

Dubai government employees to have flexible working hours from August 16

The circular by the Dubai Government Human Resources Department was issued to all government entities on Saturday, August 8

INDIA-AVIATION-ACCIDENT-PLANE

Air India Express flight from Dubai breaks apart after skidding off runway at Kerala airport

There were 190 people onboard the Boeing 737 aircraft

Ajman fire

Massive fire breaks out at Ajman market

Investigations are currently underway into the cause of the fire

AI everything

Dubai issues guidelines to restart exhibitions, live events and concerts

Measures to be followed include social distancing and limited capacity

TOPSHOT-LEBANON-BLAST

Explosion rocks Lebanon capital Beirut, with several dead and thousands hurt

Authorities say it was caused by highly explosive materials at the port

Covid-19 UAE

UAE Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 90%; children above two should wear masks

The UAE has completed over five million laboratory Covid-19 tests to date

2019 IPL Final - Mumbai v Chennai

UAE set to host IPL 2020 cricket tournament beginning next month

The matches are slated to be held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Kuwait Airways Flights

Kuwait suspends flights to 31 countries; caps daily number of incoming passengers

All incoming passengers will need to undergo a mandatory 14-day home quarantine

UAE Covid-19

UAE records second consecutive day of no Covid-19 related fatalities

The Ministry of Health and Prevention added that 239 new Covid-19 cases were detected

Dubai DMCC Diamond Exchange

Dubai’s DMCC cuts business registration fees for diamond companies by 50%

DMCC also said that newly registered companies will be offered a free 12-month membership of the Dubai Diamond Exchange

Covid-19 coronavirus

UAE reports 254 new Covid-19 cases, 346 new recoveries

The total number of cases detected has risen to 60,760

Repatriation flights from India to UAE to resume – Air India

Only UAE residents with a stamped copy in their passports can travel on the flights

New space technology centre to be set up in Abu Dhabi

One of its main objectives will be to build capabilities and create a technical space hub in the UAE

Kuwait to resume flights from Aug 1, bans residents from seven nations including India, Philippines

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March

Hajj 2020 Saudi 5

In pics: Hajj 2020 begins, Saudi authorities confirm no Covid-19 cases among pilgrims

The number of pilgrims attending this year’s Hajj has been limited to 1,000

Dubai fire

Sheikh Hamdan condoles firefighter who died in Dubai blaze

The fire broke out at two warehouses in Dubai Investment Park

ADCB

UAE’s ADCB to lay off around 400 employees – reports

The bank had asserted in March that no employees would be made redundant as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19

UAE reports 264 Covid-19 cases, 328 recoveries

There are now 6,322 active cases within the country

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Mandatory regular Covid-19 testing for all tourism sector employees in Abu Dhabi

The directive was issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on Monday

Abu Dhabi

Private sector companies in Abu Dhabi restricted to 60% on-site workforce capacity

Abu Dhabi has issued a new set of precautionary guidelines for all private sector firms operating within the emirate