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Saudi billionaire businessman Saleh Kamel dies

The businessman, who had an estimated net worth of $2.6bn, was the founder and chairman of conglomerate Dallah Albaraka

GE’s regional head Nabil Habayeb takes on global role in the company

Habayeb has now been named as the senior vice president of GE, and the president and CEO of its Global Growth Organization

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What role do social media influencers play in the UAE in the current crisis?

The impact of Covid-19 on the influencer industry has been significant. Yet, some are adapting to the crisis to capitalise on a vast new captive audience

UAE issues decree to regulate private sector job cuts, salary reductions during Covid-19

The provisions of the new resolution are only applicable to expatriate employees

Revealed: Top 5 most powerful Arabs in finance

The highest ranking entries from the world of finance in Gulf Business’ annual Arab power list 2020

Revealed: Top 5 most powerful Arabs in Saudi Arabia

The highest ranked Arabs originating from Saudi Arabia in Gulf Business’ annual Arab power list

UAE confirms holiday dates for Commemoration Day and National Day

Long weekend coming up for public and private sector workers in the country

UAE confirms holiday date for Prophet’s birthday

Public and private sector workers will have a day off to mark the occasion

Kuwait records world’s highest temperature this week

The temperature in the region of Mitribah touched 51.4 degree celsius on Tuesday

American woman on Emirates flight dies after landing in Dubai

Brandi Hodges, 40, was reportedly travelling to Dubai for a holiday

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UAE reveals prices for long-term residency visas

The UAE has started handing out five and 10-year residency visas to select expats this year

UAE unveils ‘golden card’ permanent residency scheme for expats

The move will see permanent residency granted to “exceptional” professionals

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi to offer free weekend entry during Ramadan

Other parks in Yas Island including Yas Waterworld and the recently opened Warner Bros have also revealed Ramadan offers

Dubai to observe a dry night on April 2

The decision is a result of the Isra and Mi’raj which falls on the 27th day of Rajab

Kuwait plans to pass first ‘pro-expat’ law in nine years – report

The new legislation seeks to increase the annual leave allowance and hike monthly salaries for expats in the private sector

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UAE public and private sector to have same number of national holidays

New decree aims at achieving a “balance between the two sectors”, the government said

Revealed: Top 100 most powerful Arabs 2019

In this year’s collection of powerful and influential individuals we have a heady mix of consolidation and breakthrough

UAE holiday dates for 2019 revealed

The first public holiday in 2019, after New Year, is expected to fall in April

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UAE Cabinet approves long-term visas for certain expats, lists conditions

Long term visas will be granted to investors, entrepreneurs, specialists in the medical, scientific, research and technical fields and outstanding students

Revealed: World’s most and least powerful passports

The UAE passport ranks as the fourth most powerful worldwide

Saudi king extends National Day holiday

The kingdom’s labour force will now receive a two-day break

Saudi brings forward Eid Al Adha holiday

Some workers will receive an extra long Eid break this year

Saudi denies social media ‘rumours’ about expat fees

Expat fees introduced this year will continue to increase until 2020, clarifies ministry

UAE announces Eid holidays for public sector

Federal government employees will be off from Thursday, June 14, until the third day of Shawwal

Saudi to release detained billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi

On Friday, Ethiopia aannounced that Saudi Arabia had agreed to release 1,000 Ethiopian nationals

Top 20 salaries in Kuwait 2018

An insight into earnings in Kuwait from the 2018 Gulf Business Salary Survey

Saudi royals gather after death of Prince Bandar bin Khalid

The royal family member passed away on Monday, March 12

Saudi Prince Bandar bin Khalid dies

His funeral prayers will be performed at the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Tuesday

Abu Dhabi, Dubai among world’s top 15 cities for wealthy households

Regionally, the UAE capital topped the list with 270,686 households earning more than $250,000 annually

Top 100 most powerful Arabs 2018

Amid a sea of change across the Gulf region, our 2018 ranking has received a major shakeup from the previous year