August 2021 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The total number of transactions processed through the Dubai Police Smart Stations (SPS) during the first half of the year 2021 has reached 66,432, Dubai Police revealed recently. Smart transactions handled by SPS included registering 3,884 reports, said Brigadier Jamal Salem Al...

August 21, 2021 no comments 90
The summit will address major humanitarian issues such as racism, gender inequality, intolerance and persecution The UAE will host the International Humanitarian Summit on March 30, 2022, during the Expo 2020 Dubai. The summit, which was announced on World Humanitarian Day on...

August 21, 2021 no comments 98
Travellers from 29 countries can now travel to Abu Dhabi without having to quarantine. This was revealed in an updated ‘Green List’ issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT- Abu Dhabi. The List is effective from Friday (Aug.20, 2021) 12AM UAE time....

August 20, 2021 no comments 136
New facility cuts existing loan by $1bln, extends debt repayments Emirates Global Aluminium, which is owned by Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala and Investment Corporation of Dubai, has refinanced a $5.5 billion corporate debt to boost its balance sheet and reduce leverage. In a...

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The Committee for the Management of Emergencies, Crises and Disasters to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi announced on Thursday the achievement of the goals of the national sterilisation programme and the approval of its completion on Thursday, August 19, 2021....

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Areas near Dubai registering biggest increase in apartment prices Prices for apartments and villas in Sharjah are on the rise, with areas close to the neighbouring emirate of Dubai showing huge increases, according to the latest data released by Property Finder on Wednesday. The...

August 19, 2021 no comments 114
The sales covered 194 units, 31 buildings, and 58 land plots, while the mortgages included 20 units, 5 buildings and 23 land plots DUBAI - Dubai’s real estate market recorded 283 sales transactions worth 580.54 million and 48 mortgage deals of AED104.87 million in addition to 12 gift...

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Confident of meeting full-year expectations on recovery in all markets Dubai-based payments processor Network International has posted a net profit of $15 million for the first half of 2021, compared with a net loss of $936 million for the same period in 2021. It had revenues of...

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Accumulated losses reach $1.3mln as of June 2021 Dubai-listed contractor Drake & Scull International (DSI) has reported a net profit of 78 million dirhams ($21.2 million) for the first half of 2021. The company’s revenue increased to 82 million dirhams from 78 million dirhams...

August 19, 2021 no comments 94
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced 1,089 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 705,089. The Health Ministry stressed in a statement on Wednesday that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to...

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