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Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to four more cities

The carrier’s passenger network will grow to 62 destinations in August

DP World

DP World lists $1.5bn sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The capital raised by the sukuk will be used for general corporate and growth purposes including refinancing debt

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MEBAA business aviation airshow will be held this December in Dubai

It will take place from December 8-10, 2020, at the DWC, Airshow Site in Dubai

Property prices in Dubai ease out in H1 2020

According to the Dubai Land Department, 15,897 sales transactions were recorded in Dubai between January to June 2020

Dubai’s Emirates’ A380s take to the skies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spencer Lodge

How I made my first million dollars: Spencer Lodge

Serial entrepreneur and leadership trainer Spencer Lodge says anyone can become a millionaire if they plan and stay focused on their goal

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

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Emirates airline cuts more jobs among pilots and cabin crew

Sources have indicated that Emirates’ workforce of 4,300 pilots and almost 22,000 cabin crew “could shrink by almost a third from its pre-coronavirus levels”

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Dubai buildings

Sheikh Mohammed establishes new committee to ease issuing building permits in Dubai

The committee will list, analyse, revise and develop procedures for providing services related to the issuance of building permits

Dubai tourism chief expects ‘aggressive’ bounce back this year

Dubai has allowed holiday-makers to resume flying into the emirate from July 7

DIFC Presidential Directive ends on July 31, 2020

The directive had introduced new measures for employees and businesses related to their workforce

Sheikh Mohammed Dubai Metro Route 2020

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Metro’s Route 2020

The new route will provide direct metro connectivity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

Dubai Land Department

Land Department launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ virtual platform to connect stakeholders

The virtual platform features stakeholders including developers, investors and brokers

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB

Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

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Video: Dubai closes Covid-19 field hospital at World Trade Centre

Managed by Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, the 25,000 square metre facility was opened on April 17

Amazon Home Services

Amazon launches on-demand home services in UAE including disinfection, car washing and pet grooming

During the launch phase, customers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah can book from over 70 services

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Dubai reopens to international tourists

Airports in Dubai were closed to international visitors in late March

3D Printing

Sheikh Hamdan launches 3D Printing Strategic Alliance in Dubai

He also called for the establishment of a specialised zone within Dubai dedicated to 3D printing entities

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Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence

Dubz Dnata Covid-19 tests

Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

Dubai’s in5 startups raise Dhs65m in H1 2020

The investments came through multiple channels such as venture capital funds or angel investors

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Dubai Developments Group offers tenants rent relief of upto six months

The package is valued at Dhs200m and expected to benefit over 1,500 businesses