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All Sharjah government employees to return to their offices from July 19

An exception will be made only for those with chronic diseases

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UAE reports 375 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

There were 512 new recoveries reported too

Recruiting or reskilling – what makes business sense for regional companies?

Adapting and increasing employees’ skills and roles to the post-pandemic ways of working will be crucial to building operating-model resilience

Oman’s Dhofar, Masirah to remain closed due to Covid-19

Omani nationals who have requested to travel abroad during this time have been given permission

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UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

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UAE’s new low-cost airline Air Arabia Abu Dhabi operates its inaugural flight

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has started with two routes to Egypt

Saudis meet some oil buyers’ requests ahead of OPEC+ panel

Producers as well as their allies have slashed exports as OPEC+ embarked on its biggest-ever joint oil production cuts amid reduced demand

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch on July 17

The delay is due to the weather conditions at the launch site of Tanegashima Island in Japan

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

Lego opens first retail store in Saudi Arabia

The store will have interactive stations for children and their families to play and engage

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Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

A fine of SAR10,000 shall be imposed on violators, and doubled if repeated

Dubai’s Majid Al Futtaim opens largest Carrefour online fulfilment centre

Located in Dubai’s Al Garhoud area, it was built in five weeks and covers an area of 5,000 square metres

Jebel Ali Free Zone

Dubai’s Jafza records 10.6% y-on-y increase in retail and e-commerce business for 2019

There are over 1,000 companies from 96 countries that are a part Jafza’s Retail and General Trading sector

Emirates Mars Mission reveals live stream link for launch of Hope Probe

Broadcast of the launch will begin on Tuesday, July 14, at midnight UAE time

Covid-19 Lab tests

UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

Dubai’s La Perle to open DSS edition show on July 30

Dubai’s aqua theatre show will reopen after temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic

SEHA field hospital

Covid-19 field hospital at Dubai Parks and Resorts to be closed

The 1,200-bed field hospital, managed by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), provided services to over 2,300 Covid-19 patients

Dubai airport

UAE tourists, visitors with expired permits given one month to exit country

The one-month grace period to exit the country has begun from July 12

Dubai Chamber launches online marketplace for PPE products amid scaling demand

Businesses can use the marketplace to buy PPE at reduced costs, generate new leads, and build long-term partnerships with reliable suppliers 

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways rolls out Covid-19 home-testing for travellers in the UAE

It has collaborated with Mediclinic to conduct the Covid-19 PCR tests

Majid Al Futtaim’s Elan commences construction phase

The construction begins following the sale of 594 total units in phases one and two of Elan, totaling sales value of Dhs900m

Dubai Airports partners with OSN to offer streaming service to travellers

Passengers at Dubai International (DXB) will gain complimentary access to OSN’s new streaming app from July 14, 2020

Three startups win Dubai’s in5 contest to strengthen UAE’s response to Covid-19

Winners receive one year’s in5 membership and access to prototype labs valued at over Dhs125,000

Strata manufacturing masks n95

UAE’s first N95 respirator manufacturing facility can produce upto 90,000 units per day

The facility, with an annual production capacity of 30 million units, has secured orders from UAE entities for the rest of the year

Turki Al Malki, Saudi coalition

Saudi forces destroy two missiles, six ‘bomb-laden’ drones launched from Yemen

The attacks were launched by the Houthis in Yemen “to deliberately target civilians in the kingdom”

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi Fund suspends debt repayment for beneficiary countries, companies

It covers the payment of instalments and interests over the period from January 1 to December 31, 2020

coronavirus

UAE reports 401 new Covid-19 cases, 492 recoveries

The new cases were detected following over 50,000 tests conducted to screen for the virus

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to six European destinations from October 1

Tickets for flights to the six European destinations from Abu Dhabi are already on sale

Faces to watch: Game-changers in the regional tech industry

As organisations across the private and public spectrum in the GCC march ahead with digital and technology-centric transformations, we highlight the regional game-changers and stalwarts that are leading the charge

Emirates Loto

Nine winners split Dhs1m in UAE’s Emirates Loto draw

The numbers drawn were 12, 15, 19, 22, 33, and 39