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Why partnerships are key to achieving the GCC’s smart city ambitions

UK technology companies involved in smart city projects across the region share their experience of collaborating with developers in the Gulf

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UAE bans import of birds, poultry from four countries due to bird flu concerns

The import ban extends to the Netherlands, Germany, several regions in the UK and select areas in Russia

Dubai’s Emirates ramps up A380 flights; adds services to UK and Russia

Emirates is expanding its services to the UK following the establishment of UK-UAE air corridor

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UAE, Bahrain added to UK travel corridor removing 14-day quarantine for travellers

The move is hoped to boost tourism from the UK to the Emirates

UAE joins Global Ocean Alliance to achieve 30by30 conservation target

The UAE is the first Middle Eastern country to endorse the target

Radisson hotel group launches new brand; signs 10 new hotels across EMEA in Q3 2020

The new signings build on the 15 hotel signings which were announced in Q2 2020

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Why the GCC and Britain are collaborating for food security

The GCC states have launched agritech programmes and are working to facilitate global agribusiness trade and diversify international food sources

Emirates Skywards introduces over 1,500 additional ways to earn Miles

For every GBP1 spent, members can earn up to 15 Miles; and for every $1 spent, members can earn up to 12 Miles

HSBC UAE launches online trading platform for wealth clients

The platform provides access to stock exchanges in the US, UK and Hong Kong

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Google paying billions to Apple to remain default search engine in Safari

Google reportedly pays approximately $1.5bn every year to Apple to remain as its default search engine in mobile Safari in the UK alone

UK visa services resume in UAE, Saudi, among other GCC countries

Optional Priority visas, super priority visas, and walk-in services will not be offered initially

UK-based Arena Group merges UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia divisions

The company said the move will allow for “maximum utilisation of resources” across the EMEA region

Oil dives the most in six weeks, exposing fragile recovery

The market is grappling with record high US oil inventories and an uneven demand rebound

Dubai TV presenter Richard Coram dies of Covid-19 in the UK

Coram worked as a TV and radio presenter in Dubai for several years

Why GCC Investors Should Look To The UK

Adam Price, managing director of Select Property Middle East, explains why savvy investors from the Gulf should take advantage of the British student property market.

British Retailers Eye Middle East For Expansion

The MENA region ranks fifth most popular destination for international expansion, with UAE most popular country.