UAE reports 1,519 Covid-19 cases, 1,470 recoveries

The nationwide case count has risen to 686,981

Global Esports Federation welcomes UAE as 100th member

Emirates Esports is committed to advancing the GEF’s values of equality, fair play, diversity, inclusion, and innovation

Whatsapp Payments

UAE’s Payit partners with Platx for WhatsApp payments in the region

Merchants who enroll for this service can simply provide their WhatsApp enabled mobile numbers to their customers

Potential hijack off UAE coast ends as boarders leave vessel

The UK Maritime Trade Operations said there was a “potential hijack” roughly halfway between Iran and the UAE on Tuesday

indonesia solar plant

Masdar JV starts construction on Indonesia’s first utility-scale floating solar power plant

The 145-megawatt Cirata Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant is expected to begin commercial operations in Q4 2022

UAE flights

UAE carriers Emirates and Etihad issue updates on flights from India, Pakistan, other countries

Authorities issued new guidelines on Tuesday as to those who will be able to travel to and through the UAE starting August 5

UAE’s ADNOC sells trial cargo of blue ammonia to Japan firm

ADNOC will send the ammonia to Japan’s Itochu Corp. for use in fertilizer production

Emirates Dubai Mexico

Dubai’s Emirates partners with Aeromar to expand connectivity in Mexico and the US

Customers can book tickets to fly to and from 12 destinations in Mexico and the US connecting to Emirates’ flights EK 256/255

UAE reports 1,548 Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 685,462

UAE permits entry of select travellers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, three other countries

Passengers from all countries will also be allowed to transit through the UAE, provided that they furnish a PCR test taken not more than 72 hours prior to departure

UAE business conditions at two-year high as virus woes ease

A Purchasing Managers’ Index compiled by IHS Markit rose to 54 in July from 52.2 in the previous month

Emirates Dubai Airport

Emirates Skywards members can earn a mile every minute during visit to Dubai

Existing and new members can earn up to 5,000 Miles during this offer valid until March 31, 2022

Abu Dhabi vaccine

Abu Dhabi: Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for students aged 16 and over to enter schools

The rule is also applicable to staff and visitors, who must be fully vaccinated with a UAE approved vaccine to access the school’s premises

Covid-19: UAE reports 1,537 cases, 5 deaths

The nationwide case count has now risen to 683,914

Children aged 3-17 in UAE can now receive the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

The decision comes in the wake of clinical trials and evaluations conducted in the country

Dubai Museum of the Future

Dubai’s Museum of the Future named among the world’s 14 most beautiful museums

The building spans an area of 30,000 square metres, with the seven-storey pillarless structure rising 77 metres above the ground

UAE reports 1,519 Covid-19 infections, 2 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 682,377

Patrcik Tillieux_CEO_ OSN

Five minutes with Patrick Tillieux, CEO of OSN

Over the last 18 months, OSN have produced new content, launched a revamped platform, forged new partnerships and entered new markets

Dubai RTA’s revenues via digital platforms hit Dhs2.6bn in 2020

RTA’s digitalisation efforts resulted in a 64.5 per cent reduction in the number of transactions completed at customer happiness centers in 2020 compared to 2019

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed names board members of various organisations in the UAE

The organisations include the British University in Dubai, Dubai Cares, Dubai Women Establishment and the Watani Al Emarat Foundation


Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution to waive and reduce fees for 88 government services in Dubai

The resolution is intended to stimulate economic growth, promote competitiveness, lower living costs, and support investors

John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment

Why live events have a promising future in the UAE

Abu Dhabi’s live events industry has shown resilience. John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment, now wants to replicate the model elsewhere

Ant Martland, Frank Afeaki and Loren Holland, co-founders of GymNation

How Dubai-based GymNation is set to disrupt the regional fitness industry

Loren Holland, Frank Afeaki and Ant Martland are co-founders of homegrown affordable fitness chain GymNation


Dubai’s Emirates extends suspension of flights to South Africa and Nigeria

Regular services between Dubai and South Africa and Nigeria will remain suspended until August 7, 2021

UAE reports 1,550 Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

The nationwide case count has risen to 677,801

UAE hikes petrol prices for August 2021

The UAE fuel price committee also announced an increase in the price of diesel


Poco X3 GT launched in the UAE

The smartphone is available in all stores starting July 29

UAE builds waste-to-energy plant to manage growing trash

Dubai is constructing a $1.1bn facility that will burn garbage to generate power

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank net profit at Dhs1.1bn in H1 2021, up 89% y-on-y

Its total revenue grew 3.4 per cent to Dhs2.644bn compared to Dhs2.557bn in H1 2020

DP World

Dubai’s DP World reports 17.1% volume growth in Q2 2021

Jebel Ali in the UAE handled 3.4 million TEU in 2Q2021, up 4.2 per cent year-on-year