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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE residency: Foreign students can now sponsor families

Foreign students in the UAE will now be permitted to sponsor their families, provided they have the financial means to do so

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UAE’s Mahzooz lottery player wins Dhs1m in weekly draw

It is the draw’s third millionaire winner in the last month

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DEWA’s Dhs256m water pipeline project in Dubai nears completion

It will extend DEWA’s water transmission network by 36km across Dubai and is now nearly 88 per cent complete

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UAE says seeking clarity from Denmark regarding suspension of flights

Denmark suspended all flights from the UAE for five days starting Thursday

Sharjah

Sharjah attracted $220m FDI in 2020

There was a 60 per cent increase in the number of FDI projects between Q3 and Q4 in 2020

Covid-19: Dubai announces new restrictions for restaurants, gyms and events

Attendance at parties and weddings will be limited to first-degree relatives

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Dubai reschedules first dose of Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

However, all appointments for the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will go ahead as scheduled

UAE approves Russian vaccine Sputnik for emergency use

This marks the third vaccine approved for use in the country

UAE operators Etisalat, du raise foreign ownership to 49%

Etisalat first opened up to foreign ownership in 2015

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Qatar Airways to begin flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi next week

It will operate a double daily service from Doha to Dubai and a single flight between Doha and Abu Dhabi

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Dubai will end Covid-19 vaccination campaign by December 2021, says taking jab is not compulsory

The authorities in Dubai aim to vaccinate 70 per cent of its resident population

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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Etihad Airways to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha in February

The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

UAE Covid-19 Vaccine Drive Through

Drive-through Covid-19 vaccine centres to be introduced across the UAE

These centres will be operated by Abu Dhabi Healthcare Services (SEHA) and will increase the total number of locations for Covid-19 vaccines to 218

Covid-19 update: UAE reports highest daily rise in infections

The case count in the UAE has crossed 263,000

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UAE’s frontline workers eligible for upgraded medical insurance

Eligible professionals enrolled in the Frontline Heroes Office registry will enjoy expanded coverage, with benefits similar to Daman’s “Enhanced Sahtak”

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UAE administers more than 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

The country aims to vaccinate more than 50 per cent of its population during the first quarter of this year

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Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launches one-year healthcare equities note for investors

The structured note which matures in 12 months provides 95 per cent capital protection

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Dubai responds to “party haven amid pandemic” media report

The state-run Dubai Media Office issued a clarification on Tuesday, January 19

Power Letters 2021: Erik Dudman Nielsen, group CEO, Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

At Virgin Mobile, digital has always been the core of its business proposition

UAE telecom du to consider raising foreign ownership

The company will hold a board meeting on January 20

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UAE becomes world’s first country to produce aluminium using solar power

This solar-powered aluminium will be supplied to global customers under the new product name of CelestiAL

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UAE postpones visa-free travel agreement with Israel until July 1

Airlines from both countries have begun scheduled direct commercial passenger flights over the last few weeks

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Covid-19 PCR tests mandatory for those visiting inpatients at medical facilities in Abu Dhabi

However, those who have been vaccinated already do not need to undergo a PCR test prior to their visit

Dubai’s Emirates rolls out vaccination programme for its staff

The company will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines to employees based in the UAE

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UAE federal government employees to undergo Covid-19 PCR test every 7 days

Previously, they were required to get tested every 14 days

UAE telecoms du and Etisalat partner with Emaar Properties to provide services to local communities

Customers will be able to choose a retail telecom operator of their choice

Abu Dhabi

Mubadala, ADNOC and ADQ form alliance to grow green hydrogen economy in the UAE

The alliance will develop a roadmap to create hydrogen production sites in Abu Dhabi and the UAE

Sharjah

Sharjah: Staff at private educational institutions must pay for mandatory PCR test every 14 days

An exception will be made for those employees who have received both the doses of the vaccine, or those who have a medical condition that exempts them from taking the jab

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 3,453 cases; total infections cross 250,000

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 745