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Dubai International’s northern runway reopens after upgrade

The first flights were welcomed onto the upgraded runway on the afternoon of June 22

Dubai Islamic Bank lists $750m sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The issuance was oversubscribed by more than 2.5 times

Expo 2020 Dubai records almost 9 million visits in first three months

From October 1 until December 31, almost 30 per cent of all visitors came from outside the UAE

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai programme to enable drone transportation

The primary objective of the programme is to explore the use of drones in several sectors, including health, security, shipping and food

Saudi Arabia

Saudi: 44 global companies shift regional HQ to Riyadh ahead of 2024 deadline

The licenses were issued at the 5th edition of the Future Investment Initiative

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District 2020’s Scale2Dubai opens applications to global entrepreneurship programme

Successful applicants to be announced at end of Expo 2020, with 80-100 businesses expected to move in to their workspace by October 2022

Emirates NBD Group, Expo 2020 Dubai and Mastercard launch new card programmes

The limited-edition cards are designed to enhance the Expo 2020 Dubai experience for both residents and visitors

Sheikh Mohammed launches Dhs30bn strategic programme to stimulate vital sectors

The programme will contribute to financing more than 13,500 SMEs and creating 25,000 jobs

Abu Dhabi launches programme to attract expatriates

The ‘Thrive in Abu Dhabi’ initiative invites foreigners and their families to settle down in the capital emirate

Abu Dhabi launches new Emirati Cuisine Programme

The programme aims to increase the number of local dishes offered at top hotels in Abu Dhabi via incentives, training courses, and promotions

Saudi Arabia extends Covid salary aid programme in reduced form

The programme originally covered 70 per cent of Saudi employees in firms with over five workers

Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

The cutoff date for fee assistance applications is April 23, 2020