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Emaar Malls appoints Rajiv Suri as new CEO

Former Emaar Malls CEO Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne stepped down in 2019

Drake & Skull

Dubai-based contractor Drake & Scull appoints new CEO, CFO

Munir Mansour has been appointed as the new CEO, while Peter Lalor has now taken over as the CFO

Gulf Business Awards

Gulf Business Awards: A roundup of the previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners

As we get closer to the 2020 edition of the esteemed Gulf Business Awards, we look back at the previous winners of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award

Pure Harvest

UAE’s Pure Harvest to open $30m facility in Kuwait to supply retailer Sultan Center

The farm will supply many varieties of tomatoes, vine crops, leafy greens and berries and is expected to open next year

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center

Tadweer inaugurates second phase of solar power unit at Abu Dhabi recycling facility

The second phase has enhanced the facility’s solar energy utilisation by increasing its capacity to 600 kilowatts per hour

UAE spending

UAE federal budget records Dhs9.75bn surplus in H1 2020

The federal government’s total revenues were reported at Dhs34.7bn

Dubai Central laboratory

New food testing lab in Dubai to screen for contaminants

The lab has been set up in the Fruits and Vegetables Market in Warsan, Dubai

BMW LVL Up Academy

BMW Middle East to organise esports training sessions throughout September

The series provides esports enthusiasts and casual gamers an opportunity to learn different aspects of gaming from professionals in a private one-on-one setting

GCC Covid-19 update: Oman registers 256 cases; 470 cases reported in UAE

The death toll in the UAE stands at 390

Israel’s two biggest banks sending delegations to UAE

The normalisation process announced last month is the first between Israel and a Gulf Arab state

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RTA begins using machine learning in planning bus routes in Dubai

The RTA aims to revamp 158 routes used by 2,158 buses in Dubai

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Dubai Land Department introduces AI into real estate valuation process

The valuation will be provided via DLD’s app called Dubai REST

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 513 cases; 619 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 388

Covid-19

Abu Dhabi updates Covid-19 testing requirements to enter emirate

Visitors and residents entering and staying there for six consecutive days or more, must undergo a Covid-19 PCR test on the sixth day of their stay

UAE reports 705 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

The death toll in the UAE has reached 388

Explainer: How can the construction sector ensure the new normal is green?

Sustainable policies and awareness will help build a better future, opines Ali Al Jassim, chairman of Emirates Green Building Council

Fujairah

UAE reports earthquake in Fujairah

The quake was recorded at 3.4 on the Richter scale

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How to build a post-Covid ‘green economy’ in the UAE

To ensure the success of these ambitious green projects, a renewed emphasis should be placed on public-private partnerships

Al Habtoor Palace

Al Habtoor Group to offer kosher food at all its properties in the UAE

Habtoor Hospitality has partnered with Elli’s Kosher Kitchen which was founded by Ellie Kriel in 2019

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 614 cases; 900 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The infection count in the UAE has risen past 72,000

Gold & Diamond Park Dubai

Jafza agrees with Emaar Malls to manage business activities of Gold & Diamond Park in Dubai

There are currently over 90 retailers and brands operating in the Gold & Diamond Park developed by the Emaar Malls Group

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Dubai introduces five-year renewable Retirement Visa for those aged 55 and over

Applicants will need to meet certain financial requirements in order to be eligible for the new visa

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Saudi Arabia approves use of airspace for UAE flights to and from all countries

The UAE and Israel have recently normalised ties and pledged to cooperate in areas including civil aviation

UAE e-commerce platform Awok shuts shop after securing $30m funding

The global economic downturn was cited as the reason

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 735 cases; 667 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 387

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to additional cities

The flights to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services, operated thrice a week

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Invest in Israel

Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Invest in Israel outline upcoming areas of collaboration

The collaboration will focus on innovation and technology

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‘Group of schools’ in UAE instructed to implement 100% distance learning as suspected Covid-19 cases detected

UAE educational institutions must restrict student face-to-face attendance to 25 per cent for first two weeks

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm to offer international guests free in-resort Covid-19 tests

Guests need to book a minimum stay of five nights in order to avail of the free testing service

UAE Israel US

UAE, Israel, US issue joint statement reaffirming peace plans; will cooperate in 7 key areas

In another event on Monday, the UAE reiterated its support for the cause of an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital