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PAM mulls 3-month iqama for some expats to find new jobs
The Public Authority of Manpower is mulling a plan to grant temporary three-month residency permits to workers of insolvent companies so they can find new sponsors.
Dubai regulator DFSA bans senior executive for not following rules
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) withdrew the authorised individual status and imposed a restriction on Trevor Conway, a senior executive officer at a DFSA-authorised firm, following an investigation into his conduct in relation to the firm's Commodity Murabaha Broking Desk.
Dubai: Woman forges Emirates ID, sentenced to 3 months in prison, deportation
A 34-year-old woman has been sentenced to three months in prison and will be
Saudi Arabia, China review defence relations
Dr. Khalid bin Hussein Al-Bayari, Assistant Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Executive Affairs,
UAE President orders completion of pending housing grant applications at cost of Dh2.3 billion
The President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has ordered the completion of all housing grant applications submitted in previous years through the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, at a total cost of around Dh2.3 billion.
Zain first telecom operator globally to launch Vo5G
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced the launch of voice over 5G services, becoming the first telecom operator globally to commercially launch Vo5G with nationwide coverage in all of Kuwait’s areas and on the all-new Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup.
Council of Saudi Chambers takes steps to bolster KSA’s trade ties with Brazil
The Council of Saudi Chambers has announced the formation of the Saudi side in the Saudi-Brazilian Business Council and the nomination of its executive committee members.
Oman backs US crypto firm to cut natural gas flaring
Oman’s sovereign wealth fund has acquired a stake in a US company that helps fossil fuel producers reduce gas flaring by using stranded natural gas to power crypto mining, Bloomberg reported.
ACWA Power, Air Products to develop another NEOM-like green ammonia plant in Oman
Following their successful green hydrogen project in NEOM, ACWA Power is partnering again with US-based Air Products to develop a multibillion-dollar world-scale green hydrogen-based ammonia production plant in Oman with the sultanate's energy company OQ.
Saudi Arabian airline operates first flight with all-female crew
An airline in Saudi Arabia has completed the country’s first flight with an all-female crew, officials said Saturday, framing it as a milestone for empowerment in the kingdom.
Saudi delegation reviews opportunities for cooperation in the Netherlands
A Saudi delegation currently visiting the Netherlands held meetings and joint working sessions with Dutch counterparts to enhance partnership and economic cooperation between the two countries as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
Global cooperation on climate is vital to drive sustainable tourism, Saudi minister tells UN
Climate action is essential to help ensure a sustainable future for the global tourism industry, Saudi Arabia’s tourism minister told the UN on Thursday.
Expat workers to be deported for tampering with gas station pumps
Expatriate workers who were caught altering the prices at gas stations will be deported and will not be permitted to reenter Saudi Arabia.
Eid Al Fitr 2022: Dubai grants Golden Visa, financial bonus to imams
Imams, preachers, and muezzins who have been serving in Dubai for over 20 years will be granted the UAE golden visa, the Dubai Ruler announced Saturday.
Authorities announce new speed limits for two roads
New speed limits have been announced for two roads in Ras Al Khaimah.
Food truck owners complain of bad govt procedures, space shortage
The food trucks parked on the seaside near Green Island are facing a plethora of problems. Not only are customers significantly fewer during the holy month Ramadan, but they also face many obstacles.
Bahrain to ban single-use plastic bags from September
Bahrain announced Sunday it would start banning the import, distribution and sale of single-use lightweight plastic bags from mid-September, the latest move by an oil producer to advance carbon reduction goals.
UAE minister and 3 professionals among World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2022
A minister and three business professionals from the UAE have been listed among the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders of 2022.
Gulf Bank alleviates debtors’ debts during Ramadan
As part of its commitment towards social sustainability during the holy month of Ramadan, Gulf Bank announced its participation in the campaign “Charity Begins at Home” organized by local organization, Altakaful.
Abu Dhabi: New government programme to help improve digital literacy in the Emirate
The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG) has announced the launch of the 'Future Shapers' programme, which seeks to unlock the digital career and leadership potential of Abu Dhabi employees.
120 Saudi govt bodies in digital training
Staff working for 120 Saudi government bodies have received training on how to improve the quality of digital content and website rankings on search engines.
Saudi Arabia sees number of Umrah performers increasing by 11.61% in 2021
Saudi Arabia reported an 11.61-percent rise in the number of Umrah performers in 2021, reaching 6.5 million, according to official data.
Gulf Bank participates in ‘Environment Month’
As part of its continuous efforts to prioritize and implement environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives, and in support of Goal 14 of the United Nations, which states the need to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources to achieve sustainable development, Gulf Bank participated in Environment Month 2022, an annual initiative organized by The Scientific Center.
Saudi labor program Tamkeen offers 600 jobs for people with disabilities
About 50 government, private and non-profit sectors entities offered 600 job opportunities for people with disabilities over the two-day Tamkeen exhibition in Riyadh that ended on Monday.
Unvaccinated travelers can enter Saudi Arabia after health ministry updates COVID-19 requirements
The Saudi health ministry has ended the need for key COVID-19 travel requirements for those entering the Kingdom.
Bodour Al Qasimi inspects progress of Sharjah Sustainable City, Al Hira Beach projects
SHARJAH, Bodour Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), conducted a detailed inspection and oversaw the progress of two new projects currently under development by Shurooq.
Govt assures it has enough strategic food reserves
The National Assembly is scheduled to hold a special session today to debate the fallout of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Kuwait and the Gulf.
KSA, UAE lead military R&D spending in GCC to build domestic capacity
In a region where military threats abound, GCC countries are moving toward strengthening their military Research and Development capabilities, also known as R&D, as part of their strategy to ramp up the domestic manufacturing capacity of weapons and advanced military systems.
Saudi Arabia introduces new e-passport
The Saudi Minister of Interior Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif inaugurated the new Saudi electronic passport during a visit to the Directorate General of Passports in Riyadh on Thursday.
Zain strategic partner of ‘Kuwait Codes’
Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, announced its strategic partnership of ‘Kuwait Codes’, an educational coding program for high school students in Kuwait. The initiative, considered the first-of-its-kind in the nation, is launched by CODED Academy for the second time with the aim of empowering the next generation of young Kuwaiti programmers.
No plan to integrate Absher, Tawakkalna apps, Saudi assistant interior minister says
A senior Saudi official has dismissed reports that the government is planning to integrate its Absher and Tawakkalna apps.
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center, a civilized beacon in Kuwait
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center (ASCC) has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors since its establishment, solidifying the cultural movement in Kuwait and becoming one of the country’s scientific and cultural monuments.
All the registrations and certificates you need to visit Saudi Arabia
There are certain travel requirements that Saudis, expats and tourists need for entering Saudi Arabia.
Dubai ranks second as a 'city of choice'
Dubai has proved that it remains a ‘City of Choice’ as the emirate has constantly worked on capabilities to improve residents’ well-being and satisfaction while accommodating their needs.
Work-from-home announced for some employees
The work-from-home system has been activated for 70 per cent of government employees in Umm Al Quwain.
Dewa launches Real-Time Mobile Work Force Project to improve employee productivity and happiness
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched the Real-Time Mobile Work Force Project to improve productivity and fieldwork efficiency.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority announces new timings for customers
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced new working hours at its Customer Happiness Centres in line with the Government of Dubai’s decision to change the weekly work system in the Emirate this year.
New UAE weekend: Abu Dhabi Global Market announces shift to Mon-Fri workweek
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has announced that it will commence a Monday to Friday working week from January 1, 2022, with Saturday and Sunday as the universal weekend.
Omicron’s worldwide spread affects people’s travel plans in Kuwait
Kuwait is again witnessing a rise in the number of new coronavirus cases, with 150 cases on Saturday and 240 on Sunday. Kuwait has almost returned to normal, with most restrictions lifted, although facemasks are still needed to be worn in closed places. Kuwait detected its first case of the Omicron variant on Dec 7 in a European traveler who arrived in Kuwait from an African country where the variant is present. On Dec 21, the number rose to 13, after 12 new cases were found.
UAE's MoHRE eases procedures for 3 domestic worker services
The UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) on Sunday announced shorter processes for three services related to domestic workers.
10-day home quarantine for arrivals, 3 if PCR negative
The Cabinet yesterday imposed a 10-day home quarantine on all arriving passengers starting from Sunday, Dec 26, as the number of new coronavirus cases reported in the country increased slightly.
UAE Press: GCC emerges stronger after Riyadh summit
This year’s GCC summit, which just concluded this week in Riyadh, was meant to highlight the alliance’s unity in the face of rising tensions in the region, opined a local UAE daily.
UAE Ambassador presents credentials to President of Turkey
Saeed Thani Hareb Al Dhaheri has presented his credentials as the UAE Ambassador to Turkey, to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, at the presidential palace.
Unesco and Dubai Cares tackle learning inequalities in digital age
Dubai is backing a global mission to tackle learning inequalities and deliver access to education for all in the digital age.
UAE suspends discussions with US on F-35 sale over sovereignty concerns
The UAE is suspending discussions with the US government to acquire F-35 fighter jets over “sovereignty operational restrictions”, an Emirati official said on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt discuss IT cooperation
Amr Talaat, Egypt’s minister of communications and information technology, and Haytham Al-Ohali, Saudi deputy minister of communications and IT, discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation, particularly with regard to digital transformation and digital capacity building.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince sends letter to Kuwait crown prince
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a letter to Sheikh Mishal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al Sabah, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Monday.
Dubai schools to adopt weekends on Saturdays and Sundays
The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai confirmed that the UAE government's decision to change the weekly work system includes the private education sector in the Emirate of Dubai.
Kuwait, EU, international partners discuss women’s empowerment solutions
The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD), the Delegation of the European Union to the State of Kuwait, UNDP, UN Women, Al-Hamra Real Estate Company and the Women’s Research and Studies Center at the College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University, supported by Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, convened a high-level event which served as a platform for new private sector commitment to women’s economic empowerment.
Riyadh Season draws over 4.5 million visitors in a month
The number of people who visited the ongoing Riyadh Season crossed 4.5 million within a period of one month. The festival that began on Oct. 20 also created more than 122,000 jobs.
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