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Half of SMBs in the UAE, 35% in Saudi reduced their workforce due to virus: study

Small businesses turn to digital channels to survive the pandemic

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Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III vaccine trials

A total of 15,000 volunteers are required to participate in the trials

How should regional companies protect their workforce amid Covid-19 recovery

Amid evolving challenges, businesses needs a clear and incisive guide on best practices to support and protect their workforce

Kuwait likely to end current school year for students due to Covid-19

The government suspended all public schools on March 12 due to the spread of Covid-19

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

GCC Covid-19 update: Oman reports 1,679 cases; 2,671 infections in Saudi

The number of Covid-19 cases in Saudi Arabia has crossed 240,000

Paving a path to build resilience within the FMCG industry

In compelling times, FMCG companies must elevate their approach to efficiently meet the needs of the communities they serve

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

The carrier resumes A380 flights to London and Paris, and announces A380 services to Amsterdam

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Why digitalisation has helped Bahraini banks escape the brunt of Covid-19

As Covid-enforced social distancing measures became commonplace, Bahrainis turned increasingly online to conduct financial services

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Watch: Digital transformation – how can companies do more for less in the UAE?

The key word right now is to “optimise” existing technologies, says Gigamon’s Vijay Babber

GCC Covid-19 update: 2,779 infections reported in Saudi; Oman registers 1,318 cases

The death toll in Saudi Arabia has risen to 2,223

UAE reports 403 Covid-19 cases, 679 additional recoveries

The death toll in the UAE now stands at 331

Dubai reveals additional stimulus package worth Dhs1.5bn to support businesses

The stimulus package aims to support small and medium enterprises and a number of strategic sectors

Explainer: Is the booming healthy snacks sector in the region well regulated?

As consumers in the GCC increasingly focus on adopting fitter lifestyles, the regional health food industry has seen massive growth, suggests Mahmoud Adham, founder and CEO, Munchbox

How to be financially prepared amid the Covid-19 outbreak

These four financial moves can help tide you through challenging times

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Expired UAE residence visas, ID cards no longer valid until December-end

UAE citizens, GCC nationals and residents inside the country have a grace period of three months to renew their documents

Dubai’s Emirates resumes flights to 6 more cities; network to grow to 58 destinations

Emirates has revised its booking policies to offer customers added flexibility