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UAE Weekly News Roundup 11/10/20

11th October 2020

Gateway Group's weekly news from Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Welcome to Gateway's fifth weekly business news roundup for the UAE. This is a collection of business headlines, conveniently collated in one place, to be a helpful resource for companies expanding into the UAE, as well as for companies already doing business here.

Links to articles are in purple. In some instances where the publisher and date is mentioned without a link, it means it was seen in the paper version of the title and no online link was found.

UAE trade license related headlines

  • 29 industrial facilities convert their license status to ‘Production’ in Abu Dhabi with investment value of AED2.6 billion (WAM 10/10/2020)

UAE bilateral trade relationship headlines

  • Mohamed bin Zayed receives phone call from Prince of Monaco (WAM 05/10/2020)

  • Abdullah bin Zayed meets Israeli FM in Berlin (WAM 06/10/2020)

  • RAK Ruler receives US Ambassador (WAM 06/10/2020)

  • Abu Dhabi Investment Office and Israel Export Institute lay foundations for bilateral trade (WAM 06/10/2020)

  • UAE Embassy in Jakarta organises dialogue on economic, investment cooperation with Indonesia (WAM 08/10/2020)

  • UAE, India discuss strategic issues of mutual interest (WAM 08/10/2020)

  • UAE, Swiss ministers discuss ways to strengthen financial partnerships (WAM 08/10/2020)

  • Abu Dhabi-Japan Economic Council holds 7th session virtually (WAM 09/10/2020)

  • General Authority for Sports discusses signing sports cooperation agreement with Spain (WAM 10/10/2020)

  • Mohamed bin Zayed receives note from Chinese president (WAM 11/10/2020)

  • Ras Al Khaimah to discuss business cooperation with Rwanda (WAM 11/10/2020)

UAE economy-related headlines

Covid-related headlines

  • Dubai Economy fines 4 businesses, warns 2 for violating COVID-19 guidelines (WAM 05/10/2020)

  • NCEMA adopts monitoring, inspection system to verify implementation of resolutions related to coronavirus (WAM 05/10/2020)

  • Dubai Economy shuts down brokerage office, fines 8 businesses for violating COVID-19 guidelines (WAM 06/10/2020)

  • Dubai Economy fines five businesses and warns seven for violating COVID-19 guidelines (WAM 07/10/2020)

  • ADP records 1,252 violations of resolution prohibiting gatherings, parties in ranches (WAM 07/10/2020)

  • Dubai Economy fines 2 businesses violating COVID-19 guidelines (WAM 08/10/2020)

  • Dubai Economy shuts down a service centre in Al Twar after an event led to overcrowding (WAM 09/10/2020)

  • Dubai Economy fines 6 businesses and warns 1 for violating COVID-19 guidelines (WAM 11/10/2020)

  • My highs and lows of wearing Abu Dhabi's quarantine wristband (The National 11/10/2020)

  • Sharjah Police fine more than 5,000 people for flouting Covid-19 safety rules (The National 11/10/2020)

  • Dubai Municipality shuts two salons, a laundry and a food outlet for COVID-19 safety violations (Gulf News 11/10/2020)

  • Door-to-door Covid-19 testing expanded to densely populated areas in Abu Dhabi (Khaleej Times 11/10/2020)

Latest Covid-19 stats in the UAE as at 11th October 2020

  • 1,096 New Cases

  • 1,311 New Recoveries

  • 2 Deaths

  • 106,229 Total Cases

  • 97,284 Total Recoveries

  • 445 Total Deaths

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Written by Jenny Hunt, Founding Partner & CEO

Gateway Group of Companies, Abu Dhabi & Dubai UAE


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