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Abu Dhabi’s ‘safe zone’ at UFC Fight Island ensures maximum safety for all

An 11-square-kilometre stretch of Yas Island has been blocked off from the public to create a safety bubble for all those involved with the ongoing UFC event

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

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to four more cities

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

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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

Sheikh Khalifa issues decree to restructure board of directors of UAE Central Bank

The restructure follows the appointment of Abdulhamid Saeed as governor in April

Update: Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe to now launch between July 20-22

The launch is contingent upon improved weather conditions

UAE’s used car sales set to surge past 1 million mark by 2025

Market will be powered by digitalisation and new business models

Amazon’s ‘Everything for you sale’ to begin on July 21

Prime members will get exclusive 12-hour early access to deals from 12pm on July 20

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

Abu Dhabi bourse plans first ETF next month, followed by futures

The exchange in the capital of the United Arab Emirates is close to setting up a central clearing house

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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

UAE weather update: Rainfall, dust storms expected in parts of the country

The UAE recorded its lowest temperature of 24.7°C in Jabal Al Heben at 6.15am today

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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for 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

Virgin Mobile UAE launches reward programme for customers

Accumulated points are converted monthly upon plan renewal and added to the Virgin Mobile in-app wallet

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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

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

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

Update: Launch of Emirates Mars Mission’s Hope Probe delayed

A new launch date will be announced in the next 24 hours

Sharjah’s Bee’ah launches new biomass facility

The plant will process 200 tonnes of cellulose and carbon-based waste daily

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UAE’s ENEC completes construction of second unit of Barakah nuclear energy plant

Located in Al Dhafrah, the Barakah plant is one of the largest nuclear energy new build projects in the world

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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

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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