August 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Expo 2020’s global innovation and partnership programme has announced the provision of additional support to innovators from around the world facing financial hardship as a direct result of the global pandemic Expo Live has set aside AED3.7 million (US$1 million) in an Emergency Relief Fund,...

August 18, 2020 no comments 226
Al Jalila Foundation (AJF) chief executive officer Dr. Abdulkareem Mohammed Ali Sultan Al Olama is optimistic of the UAE’s capability to broaden more its contributions to improvements in global public health. On Monday and on a sideline interview from the press tour of the recently...

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The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Dubai Purchasing Managers' Index increased to 51.7 in July from 50.0 in June Dubai's economy is expected to contract 5.2% this year from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic but the Middle East trade and tourism hub could see growth rebound to 4.3%...

August 15, 2020 no comments 232
The special flight will help to meet the demand for flights to and from the Philippines Dubai's Emirates will be operating a one-off A380 service to Clark International Airport on August 19, 2020, marking the first commercial flight, utilising an A380 aircraft, to operate to Clark....

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'The road map for the UAE is clear. All we want is peace for everybody' Emiratis and Arab expats in the UAE have welcomed the historic tripartite announcement made by the UAE, the US and Israel on Thursday, saying it is a great leap towards peace in the region. Many hoped that this...

August 14, 2020 no comments 373
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) on Thursday announced that Sunday, August 23, would be a holiday on the occasion of the New Hijri Year. The holiday will follow a weekend giving private sector employees a long three-day weekend. The Ministry said on its...

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, on Thursday said it carried out over 68,964 additional COVID-19 tests in the country over the last 24 hours, using the latest testing methods. The Ministry said in a statement that the intense testing drive uncovered 277 new cases of various...

August 14, 2020 no comments 377
It had $366mln in cash and cash equivalents at the end of June versus $425mln at the end of 2019 DUBAI - Dana Gas on Thursday posted a first-half loss of 69 million dirhams ($18.79 million) which included a $37 million impairment charge related to oil and gas assets in Egypt affected...

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Indians travelling to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah will be allowed entry of the country without ICA approval, the Air India Express said on its website. The airline said, “For Resident Permit Holders Returning to UAE – residents returning to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi are permitted entry without ICA...

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77% of executives allowed to take business trip this year: Messe Frankfurt Several business executives in the UAE and around the world are now allowed to travel abroad, however, many are not willing to travel by plane, according to a new survey. In a market survey of more than...

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