Thursday 9 April 2020

Citizens’ Debt Settlement Fund postpones instalment payments

The Citizens' Debt Settlement Fund announced that it will postpone the payment of monthly instalments for three months, starting in April and ending in June, 2020.   This comes in implementation of the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy


Emirates Auction activates remote work system across all branches

Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organisation of public and online auctions in the Middle East, has announced the activation of the remote work system for all branches including the head office.   The move comes in response to


Remote work: The new normal?

As COVID-19 continues to spread, remote work is no longer an experiment, but a requirement in many nations.    While it represents a huge change, the results of research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, reveal that a majority of employees a


Free on-demand bus service to healthcare staff in Abu Dhabi

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has announced the launching of a bus-on-demand service named “Abu Dhabi Healthcare Link”.     This service will be offered for free


Closure of malls, cinemas extended in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has issued a new circular extending the temporary closure of commercial centres, shopping malls, cinemas, electronic game halls (arcades) and other entertainment destinations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi until further notice.


$2.4bn Saudi help for private sector staff hit by Covid impact

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a royal decree ordering the allocation of SR9 billion ($2.4 billion) through employment insurance (Saned) to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, on the private sector and Saudi workers, who may lose their jobs because of this crisis.  


24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior has announced a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the cities of Makkah and Madinah in line with the kingdom’s efforts to confront the novel coronavirus pandemic, and in implementation of the recommendations of competent health authorities.


Largest krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a new, state-of-the-art krill fishing vessel, which when delivered will be the largest and most efficient of its kind in the world.    The ship design order was placed by


Covid-19 creates an opportunity to reset priorities

As the COVID-19 pandemic continuously unfolds, mankind has collectively endured loss, but there are also opportunities for many to learn and grow.    With self-isolating and social distancing encouraged by governments, people have begun to revert their focu


Dubai launches tracker for prices of staple foods

Dubai Economy has launched a ‘Price Monitor’ portal to track daily prices of staple foods and essentials making sure that consumers continue to get their basic needs at fair prices, a media report said. A dedicated portal – – has also been lau

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