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Dubai’s MAF to open cinemas, entertainment destinations from May 27

This move is in line with the recent ruling permitting businesses in Dubai to gradually reopen

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to waive Q2 rent for retail tenants at its Galleria mall

The Galleria mall reopened and welcomed guests earlier this month

Covid-19: UAE reports 832 new cases, changes disinfection drive hours and revises fines

The country has also announced new timings for malls starting from Wednesday

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Abu Dhabi issues new guidelines for businesses reopening

Officials said low risk individuals are eligible to be in the workplace, but urged remote working wherever possible

Dubai reveals ‘reopening’ plan post Ramadan for malls, offices

Malls will be allowed to stay open longer but restrictions on children, elderly to continue

UAE’s Majid Al Futtaim to launch City Centre Al Zahia in March 2021

The upcoming mall spans 136,200 sqm of gross leasable space and will become the largest mall in the Northern Emirates once inaugurated

The importance of sending out the right message this Ramadan

Brands that traditionally see increased business during Ramadan should maintain increased communication with their consumers during the current crisis

Dubai’s Damas Jewellery appoints new chairman and CEO

Perramond replaces Damas’ first female CEO, Asil Attar, who was appointed to the role in February last year

Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres to reopen 20 shopping centres this week

The kingdom has allowed malls in most regions to reopen during Ramadan

Majid Al Futtaim launches Dubai’s ‘first’ in-store hydroponic farm

The farm spans 24 square metres and can accommodate up to 16 varieties of leafy greens and herbs

Abu Dhabi mall employees to be tested for Covid-19; new guidelines for customers visiting shopping centres

The testing of the employees would be carried out in coordination with the Department of Health (DoH)

Bahrain launches virtual mall with 100 stores amid Covid-19 concerns

The government-run website showcases products from over 100 local businesses

Dubai eases movement restrictions, allows malls and offices to partially reopen

Public transport services, including Dubai Metro services, will resume from Sunday, April 26

Beyond the Covid-19 crisis: In conversation with Hattem Mattar, founder, The Mattar Farm

Gulf Business Academy trainer Mark Dickinson speaks to Hattem Mattar on life after the crisis

Revealed: Dubai issues list of guidelines for reopening malls, offices

The official date for reopening businesses is expected to be “announced shortly”

Abu Dhabi considers reopening malls with precautionary measures in place

Shoppers will be required to wear masks and gloves and maintain social distancing

Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai World Trade Centre announces new measures to support businesses

A full refund will be offered to exhibitors on cancelled events and where a new schedule is not feasible for the participants

DP World manasah

DP World launches online marketplace to support artisans and small businesses during Ramadan

Sellers can register on manasah.com for free

Beyond the Covid-19 crisis: In conversation with Ziad Kamel, CEO, Cloud Restaurants & Couqley

Gulf Business Academy trainer Mark Dickinson speaks to Ziad Kamel on what the organisational structure of companies will look like after the lockdown

Rivoli

Rivoli to offer free optical lenses to all doctors, nurses and healthcare staff in the UAE

They need to visit any Rivoli EyeZone store across the country and present their work ID to avail of the offer

Mega Dhs1.2bn Nakheel Mall in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah to open next week

The mall, initially slated for completion in 2017, features five retail levels with more than 300 shops

Dubai reveals dates for three-day ‘super sale’ with discounts of up to 90%

The event will see over 500 brands taking part across more than 2,000 outlets

Pictures: Apple launches new iPhones, UAE prices revealed

Apple says flagship device iPhone 11 Pro features its “best camera ever made”

Amazon reveals best-selling products in the UAE on Prime Day

Prime members in the UAE purchased more than 21,000 litres of bottled water and over 8,500 kg of powder detergent

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall reopened after being evacuated

Some of the other places in Yas Mall were also closed, according to reports

Everything you need to know about Dubai Shopping Festival 2019

Up to 1,500 stores will have discounts for 39 days

Dubai’s Meydan One mega mall development on track for 2020 opening

The mall will feature the world’s largest dancing fountains, a 1km ski slope and a beach

Top 10 places to visit in Dubai this Christmas

With the Christmas season just around the corner, why not start having a look at the Christmas themed activities coming to Dubai this Winter

Pictures: Largest Nike store in the Middle East opens in Dubai Mall

The new shop, which comes through a partnership with UAE retailer Sun and Sand Sports, spans 3,290 square metres

Revealed: Top 10 companies in the UAE in 2018

The biggest listed companies in the UAE by market capitalisation