Emirates Angola Guinea

Emirates suspends flights from two African countries to Dubai

The suspensions from Angola and Guinea take effect from Tuesday, December 28

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi updates protocols for social gatherings

The new directives state that social events held at home should not host more than 30 people

Abha International Airport Saudi Arabia

Saudi forces destroy armed drones launched towards Abha and Jazan airports

The coalition later said that it carried out airstrikes on “legitimate military targets” in Sana’a

Covid-19: UAE announces protocols for Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations

All event attendees must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours

UAE says it’s suspending F-35 talks with the US

The UAE said it is reassessing the strategic requirements and the costs/benefits of the aircraft

Gulf leaders stress need for joint security, approve establishment of GCC Railways Authority

The GCC Supreme Council also urged for the need to accelerate the establishment of a joint customs union and the GCC Common Market


UAE announces 92 new Covid-19 cases, 71 recoveries

No deaths were recorded over the preceding 24 hours

ADNOC Distribution cars taxi

UAE’s ADNOC Distribution signs exclusive fuel deal with Cars Taxi

For the next five years, ADNOC Distribution will be the only supplier of fuel and lubricants for Cars Taxi’s 3,000-plus strong fleet in the country

Dubai renewable solar energy

Dubai reduces 33% of carbon emissions in 2020

Dubai aims to become a carbon-neutral economy by 2050

Israeli PM Naftali Bennett arrives in the UAE on historic visit

The trip marks the first official visit by an Israeli PM after the two countries established diplomatic ties last year


Sharjah private educational institutions to have four-day week

They will have a three-day weekend from Friday to Sunday each week


Covid-19: UAE announces 83 new cases, 75 recoveries

It takes the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 742,802

Dubai UAE

Dubai becomes world’s first paperless government

All 45 government entities in the emirate are now paperless and provide more than 1,800 digital services covering 10,500 key transactions

Kuwait’s $33bn holding firm Kipco appoints Sheikha Dana as CEO

She will replace Faisal Al Ayyar, who will retire as the CEO after more than 30 years with the company


Sharjah declares four-day work week for public sector

It becomes the first government within the Middle East to declare a permanent three-day weekend for all its employees

Dubai-based Danube Group confirms shift to new weekend structure

The organisation’s workforce of 4,000 employees will be provided a two-hour prayer break on Fridays, and have a two-day weekend on Saturdays and Sundays

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Qatar after completing UAE trip

The visit marks the first by the Saudi leader since the GCC rift with Qatar was ended in January this year

UAE stock market

UAE stock exchanges to begin operating Mondays-Fridays

The banking and financial sectors are expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the newly structured weekends

Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Abu Dhabi on two-day state visit

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan conferred the ‘Order of Zayed’ on Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

New UAE weekend: Private sector companies can decide whether to make a change

The UAE on Tuesday announced a new four-and-a-half-day working week for federal government entities

Private schools across Dubai to follow new working week

The UAE government announced a truncated working week for the public sector earlier today

Sole DXB

Sole acquires stake in UAE basketball league Ball Above All

The league will be rebranded as Sole Ball Above All

Saudi Arabia Sputnik V

Saudi Arabia approves entry of visitors jabbed with Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine

However, upon entering the country, persons vaccinated with Sputnik V will be required to quarantine for 48 hours and take a PCR test

Projects of the 50: Dhs50bn UAE Railways Programme launched

It includes a high-speed passenger service connecting 11 key cities in the country including Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai’s RTA completes 50% construction of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Roads Corridor

The project, which extends 8km along Ras Al Khor Road, runs from the intersection of the Dubai-Al Ain Road to the junction of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

UAE cabinet

UAE cabinet approves conditions for housing loans exemptions for Emiratis

The cabinet during a meeting on Monday also approved a National Medicine Policy and a national strategy for cultural and creative industries

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

Sheikh Mohammed pardons 672 prisoners in Dubai

The order was issued ahead of the UAE 50th National Day which will be observed this week

Etihad Airways

UAE National Day: Etihad offers up to 50% discount on flights

The 50-hour sale will run from 10pm on November 29 and will end at midnight on December 1, 2021

Etihad Morocco

Etihad to suspend flights between Abu Dhabi and Morocco

The suspension will be effective starting November 30, for a period of two weeks

Dubai Vaccine Covid-19 booster

Dubai: DHA to administer Pfizer-BioNTech boosters for residents aged 18 and above

The health authority said that the boosters can be taken six months after receiving the second dose