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The importance of retail renaissance as shoppers seek new in-store experiences

Physical stores are making a comeback and will play a significant role in retail in the future

UAE’s Etisalat completes acquisition of elGrocer

The acquisition is expected to complement Etisalat UAE’s existing marketplace services under the Smiles brand

UAE reports 2,545 Covid-19 cases, 1,320 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 838,384

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

Dubai approves Dhs74.5bn Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041

The private sector’s direct contribution to the strategy is expected to amount to Dhs70.5bn

Public cloud gains pace in the MENA region

With cloud computing gaining traction during the pandemic, players like Oracle have stepped up and demonstrated their commitment to the region through the opening of cloud regions

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,638 cases, 1,099 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 835,839

American Medtech company Zimmer Biomet expands operations in Dubai

The Dubai office will be led by Farah Hamdan, general manager – MENAT at Zimmer Biomet

Dubai’s Emirates signs new distribution agreement with Amadeus

The agreement offers travel agents on Amadeus access to surcharge-free Emirates content

Antonio Gonzalez, CEO, Sunset Hospitality Group.

Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group to expand to 14 countries in 2022

It has announced plans to increase its portfolio to 50 operating venues globally by the end of this year

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UAE lifts restrictions on flights from 12 African countries

It has also updated the entry measures for travellers coming in from three other African countries: Uganda, Ghana and Rwanda

UAE reports 2,369 Covid-19 cases, 1,201 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 833,201

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UAE’s MoHAP launches world’s first Metaverse customer happiness service centre

The health minister asserted that virtual reality technology will play a more important role in the future of the UAE during the next fifty years

Israeli President Isaac Herzog

Israeli President Isaac Herzog to visit UAE

It will be the first-ever state visit by an Israeli president to the country

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Dulsco opens new material recovery facility in Dubai

Located at Ras Al Khor, the new recycling processing plant has a capacity of 80,000 tonnes per year

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New department in Ras Al Khaimah to regulate entertainment and gaming operations

The scope of activities of the Department of Entertainment and Gaming Regulation established will cover licensing, taxation, operational procedures, and consumer safeguards

Covid-19: UAE reports 2,504 cases, 965 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 830,832

Mubadala Health to enter Dubai with new medical facility in Jumeirah

The 125,000 square-foot Mubadala Health day surgery and medical facility is scheduled to open in Q3 in 2022

Why this 21-year-old Dubai resident is hoping to create a unicorn with his sports app

Dubai resident Amit Singh launched a sports fan engagement app in the UAE called Boomer11 last year. Here’s why he is confident the startup will achieve its goal

Etihad

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad offers talabat users option to offset carbon emissions with every order

In partnership with CarbonClick, the project will offset each ride made by a talabat rider through Etihad Guest’s Miles on the Go programme

Bridge Medical GPO

Bridge Medical GPO launches new e-procurement healthcare platform in UAE

The software platform was developed by Jaggaer, the developers of Tejari and eSupply

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Dubai’s energy demand grows 10% y-on-y in 2021

Energy demand in 2021 reached 50,202 gigawatt-hours compared to 45,712 gigawatt-hours in 2020

UAE Ministry of Health

UAE launches new e-platform for surveillance of future pandemics

Sphere provides a unified national database that enhances disease prevention, by sharing and exchanging information locally, regionally and globally

UAE reports 2,629 Covid-19 cases, 1,115 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 828,328

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UAE’s Securities and Commodities Authority approves GCC’s first SPAC regulatory framework

The framework will provide international investors with access to growth opportunities

Arab Health

Arab Health 2022 and Medlab Middle East begins at Dubai World Trade Centre

More than 60,000 attendees are expected across the four days of both shows, with almost 4,000 exhibitors having confirmed their participation

Abu Dhabi

UAE intercepts two missiles over Abu Dhabi

The missiles were reportedly fired by the Houthi group. No injuries have been reported

Banking across the GCC: Carving out a new future

Growing customer awareness and the recent global health crisis have encouraged regional banks to ramp up their offerings 

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VFS announces new timings for application centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

The centres will now operate between 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 2,921 cases, 1,251 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 819,866

Hatta Master Development Plan

Sheikh Hamdan forms Supreme Committee to oversee development of Hatta

The committee serves for a renewable period of three years, and is subject to an extension based on the recommendation of its chairman made to the Crown Prince of Dubai