Dubai suspends all residential and commercial property evictions

Gulf Business Imprisonment judgements on all rental-related cases have also been suspended Wednesday 25 March 2020 Image courtesy: WAM On Wednesday, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Judicial Council, issued a directive to suspend eviction judgments relating to residential and commercial properties in Dubai, […]

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UAE launches first online shopping initiative to support SMEs

Gulf Business The e-commerce platform will facilitate the online sale of products offered by UAE-licensed home businesses, SMEs and large companies Zainab Mansoor Wednesday 25 March 2020 Dubai Economy Solutions (DES) has launched a new e-commerce platform to facilitate small and medium businesses (SME) to sell their products online. Via the DubaiStore portal, DES – a […]

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Dubai Police could issue fines of up to Dhs1m for defying StayHome campaign

Gulf Business It is also using drones to ensure compliance with Covid-19 precautionary measures Wednesday 25 March 2020 Image courtesy: Dubai Police, Facebook The Dubai Police tweeted on Tuesday night that it had arrested a European national of Arab origin for posting a video showing her indifference to the #StayHome campaign launched by the authorities […]

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Skype for Business, Google Hangouts, other applications now available in the UAE

Gulf Business The applications would be available “exceptionally and until further notice” Tuesday 24 March 2020 UAE telecom regulator, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), announced on Tuesday that it was making available specific online applications to aid in distance learning for students and help in the work-from-home activities of employees across the private and public sector […]

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UAE dismisses rumours that it is ‘spraying pesticides’ to curb spread of Covid-19

Gulf Business The UAE has warned people against spreading false information about the coronavirus outbreak Wednesday 18 March 2020 The UAE has rubbished reports that it is “spraying pesticides” to curb the spread of Covid-19. “The National Crisis and Emergency Authority denied what is being circulated about spraying pesticides in the sky of the country […]

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Abu Dhabi closes Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre, Ferrari World, other tourist sites

Gulf Business The closures will extend from March 15-31, though visitors have been asked to check the individual websites before planning their visits Sunday 15 March 2020 On Saturday, the Abu Dhabi government tweeted that it had decided to close a few major tourist attractions including theme parks and cultural destinations within the capital emirate […]

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Coronavirus: Top crisis communication guidelines for brands in the region

Gulf Business Fact-based and real-time communication is critical Zaib Shadani Thursday 12 March 2020 The coronavirus outbreak has sent the stock market into a tailspin, ‘locked down’ cities, and caused a pandemic of fear. Rumours, misinformation and contradicting statements have created global confusion and panic, underscoring the need for effective communication so that businesses can […]

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Saudi extends travel bans to 14 countries, including Oman, European nations

Gulf Business The recent travel ban covers Oman, Germany, France, Turkey and Spain Zainab Mansoor Tuesday 10 March 2020 Image Courtesy: General Authority of Civil Aviation In the immediate aftermath of Saudi Arabia suspending travel to and from nine countries including the UAE, the kingdom announced an additional moratorium on travel to and from Oman, […]

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People returning to the UAE from these countries must self-isolate for 14 days

Gulf Business School students and staff to undergo mandatory 14-day self-isolation after returning to the UAE irrespective of the country to which they have travelled Tuesday 10 March 2020 On Tuesday, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention issued a statement outlining countries from which incoming travelers would be subject to a mandatory 14-day home […]

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Etihad flights that landed in Saudi on Monday had to return with all non-Saudi nationals

Gulf Business The kingdom temporarily suspended flights to and from nine countries, including the UAE, on Monday Monday 09 March 2020 Etihad Airways has temporarily suspended all flights between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia, following a directive issued by the kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation, it announced on Monday. The kingdom announced on Monday […]

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Dubai to begin work-from-home for federal government employees from today

Gulf Business The policy will be gradually applied to all the other emirates across the country Tuesday 10 March 2020 Beginning from Tuesday, March 10, the Dubai government will begin introducing a work-from-home policy for selected federal departments in the emirate as means to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, reported Gulf News. Read: UAE […]

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UAE students returning from abroad subject to mandatory 14-day home quarantine

Gulf Business All school staff and students returning from outside the UAE must complete necessary medical examinations Sunday 08 March 2020 Image courtesy: Ministry of Education On Thursday, the Ministry of Education (MoE) had issued a circular mandating the need for medical examinations and a 14-day home quarantine for all students and staff returning to […]

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How technology will cruise the automotive industry forward

Gulf Business The next phase of the UAE’s mobility market is here and it will revolutionise the way we travel Victor Dalmau Saturday 07 March 2020 Digitisation within the automotive industry is responsible for a rapid evolution. Technologies such as autonomous driving, electric vehicles, faster connectivity, and artificial intelligence are transforming the way city dwellers travel. […]

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Coronavirus infections in the GCC cross 150; Kuwait, Saudi report additional cases

Gulf Business The Covid-19-induced deaths have crossed 3,000 globally Zainab Mansoor Thursday 05 March 2020 Two women who recently returned from Iran were reported as the latest coronavirus infections in Kuwait. The women, who are Kuwaiti nationals, were admitted into intensive care on Wednesday, and are receiving the requisite medical care. One of them remains […]

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