February 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The move follows the suspension of flights between the two countries for a week, subject to renewal, as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The UAE has announced it is coordinating with Iran to operate flights for the evacuation of Iranian visitors in the UAE to return...

February 29, 2020 no comments 289
The banking sector continues its lead over other business platforms, securing net profit of $12.66bln ABU DHABI - The combined profit of 126 listed Emirati and foreign firms amounted to AED78.52 bn in 2019, a year-over-year (YOY) growth of 7.7 pct from AED72.24 bn, according to the...

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The Supreme Council of Energy is responsible for issuing authorization for trading petroleum products in the emirate of Dubai DUBAI - In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Decree No. (8) of 2020...

February 28, 2020 no comments 360
Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship temporarily suspends travel using only the national identity cards of citizens of the UAE and other Gulf countries The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has issued a decision to temporarily suspend travel using only the...

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Department of Health - Abu Dhabi says it has taken all necessary measures to ensure the good health and safety of guests at two hotels Two hotels on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi are acting as temporary quarantine centres as UAE health officials attempt to stop the spread of the new...

February 28, 2020 no comments 292
New survey shows that Saudis are most concerned about the threat posed by the new coronavirus to the Gulf region Saudis are most concerned about the threat posed by the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, to the Gulf region, according to a new survey. Overall, 59 percent of Gulf...

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Former Emaar Properties executive Nima Khojasteh to oversee expansion to markets including London, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria UAE-based Azizi Developments has strengthened its senior executive team as it embarks on an international expansion plan. Former Emaar Properties executive...

February 28, 2020 no comments 244
UAE Space Agency chief says legislation will provide foreign investors with 'assurance ahead of starting their business and projects' The UAE Space Agency has announced details of the new Space Law issued by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Agency said the law...

February 28, 2020 no comments 260
One-bedroom flats preferred over two-bedroom units, Dubizzle study finds Discovery Gardens, Dubai Investment Park and Jumeirah Golf Estates were the three most popular areas to rent near the new Dubai Metro extension, according to a study by Dubizzle. A 15-kilometre, five-stage...

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Quality management is the foundation of successes, and good governance is not just a slogan, but a course of action - says DSC Chairman DUBAI – His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has stressed on the need for Dubai’s sports...

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