#Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE’s 100 Million Meals campaign reaches 78% of target in first week

Food distribution has already begun in several countries including Jordan, Egypt and Pakistan

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Sheikh Mohammed launches National Behavioural Reward Programme

It aims to incentivise positive behaviour through a point-based system that can be used in payments for government services

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Dubai Chamber members’ exports reach Dhs54.8bn in Q1 2021, up 6% y-on-y

Over 6,000 new member companies joined Dubai Chamber in the first three months of 2021

Dubai launches new strategy to double companies and jobs in the creative sector

The Dubai Creative Economy strategy aims to double the creative industries’ GDP contribution to 5 per cent of Dubai’s economy by 2025

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Sheikh Mohammed restructures Dubai government; approves five-year foreign trade plan

Three new chambers of commerce will be created and the five-year plan seeks to increase Dubai’s foreign trade from Dhs1.4 trillion to Dhs2 trillion

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UAE announces new remote working residency visa, multiple-entry tourist visas

The decision was reached on Sunday during a cabinet meeting chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Sheikh Mohammed launches mega Dubai 2040 urban development plan

Nature reserves and rural natural areas will constitute 60 per cent of the emirate’s total area, while land used for hotels and tourist activities will increase by 134 per cent

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Dubai expands Covid-19 vaccine eligibility criteria

Those aged 60 and above with a resident visa issued in any emirate, but residing in Dubai, can register for the vaccine

First female Emirati common law judge appointed in Dubai’s DIFC Courts

Four new judges have been sworn in at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts

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Sheikh Mohammed launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ platform to ease process of establishing businesses

The centralised portal offers services such as commercial licensing in which government permits and approvals can be obtained without the need to physically visit any service centre

Countdown begins as UAE’s Hope probe prepares to enter Mars’ orbit

The probe is expected to enter the red planet’s orbit on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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Dubai launches logistics alliance to distribute 2 billion Covid-19 vaccine shots in 2021

Members of the alliance include Emirates airline, DP World, Dubai Airports, and the International Humanitarian City, which will partner on the World Health Organisation’s COVAX initiative

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UAE’s World’s Coolest Winter campaign nets Dhs1bn revenue for domestic hospitality sector

The campaign helped raise hotel occupancy across the UAE by 17 per cent year-on-year, increasing the average hotel room price to Dhs450 per night

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

UAE cabinet approves decision to establish embassy in Tel Aviv

Israel establishes embassy in Abu Dhabi, appointing diplomat Eitan Na’eh as the head of the mission in the UAE

UAE leaders congratulate Biden on inauguration as US President

Sheikh Khalifa wished Biden success and expressed hope that the two countries would deepen their decades-long partnership in working together

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Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed condoles death of Saudi Prince Khalid bin Abdullah

The Saudi prince was a high-profile thoroughbred owner-breeder

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Sheikh Mohammed launches DEWA’s space programme and Hatta tourism projects

The Space-D programme will include the launch a main satellite with the latest imaging and communication technologies

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UAE extends tourist visa validity for additional month for free

The move aims to support tourists in the UAE since many countries have implemented temporary airport closures

Saudi’s King Salman invites GCC leaders for group summit in Riyadh

The 41st GCC Summit is set to be held in the Saudi capital on January 5, 2021

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Real estate: New Dubai law issued for cancelled and unfinished projects

If RERA cancels a real estate project, a special tribunal will be responsible for liquidating it and ensuring settlement of all rights related to the project

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UAE to form an independent National Human Rights Authority

The authority will be granted complete financial and administrative independence to carry out its tasks

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

Sheikh Mohammed launches the UAE’s first federal domestic tourism campaign

The UAE’s domestic tourism sector contributed Dhs41.2bn to the national economy in 2019

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UAE reports 1,285 new Covid-19 cases, four deaths

The total number of infections announced so far in the country has now reached 171,434

‘We want 2021 to witness a major breakthrough for the next 50 years’ – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE saw “stellar success” during the Covid crisis this year, displaying its readiness to face pandemics and disasters, say leaders

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Record growth in users of official UAE government portal from January-October: TRA

It recorded a 50.73 per cent year-on-year increase over the 6.54 million users recorded in the same period in 2019

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Sheikh Mohammed launches digital school initiative aiming to reach a million students in five years

The initiative will mainly cater to students who do not have easy access to formal education

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Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dhs590m Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre

The centre will use artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and advanced communication systems to monitor and manage road networks

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UAE cabinet amends law on evidence in civil and commercial transactions

The amendments includes the introduction of remote communication technologies in evidence-related procedures

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Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed receives Covid-19 vaccine

The ruler took to Twitter on Tuesday to share an image of him receiving the Covid-19 vaccine

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UAE cabinet approves Dhs58bn budget for 2021

The new federal budget is 5.2 per cent lower than the 2020 figure of Dhs61.35bn