20 Dhu al-Qi'dah 1445 - 28 May 2024
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Saudi first-time applicants granted five-year Schengen visas
Government | Tuesday 23 April, 2024 9:30 am
Saudi citizens are granted Schengen visas for five years when applying for the first time, the French ambassador to Saudi Arabia said. According to Al-Arabiya, first-time applicants from GCC countries will now be eligible for Schengen visas valid for an extended period of five...
Dubai family business survey highlights focus on growth, technology adoption
Government | Monday 22 April, 2024 11:33 am
The Dubai Centre for Family Businesses, which operates under the umbrella of Dubai Chambers, has revealed the results of a survey conducted to gauge the opinions, aspirations, and strategies of the next generation of family business members in the emirate. The survey was aimed at developing a...
GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre Introduces Cutting-Edge Registration Protocols for Arbitrators and Experts
Government | Monday 22 April, 2024 9:31 am
Dr. Kamal Al Hamad, Secretary General of the GCC Commercial Arbitration Centre, emphasized the Centre's dedication to stringent and cutting-edge standards by outlining the procedures for registering arbitrators and experts. This includes a requirement for applicants to register electronically on...
MoF launches 'digital public consultation' on potential implementation of R&D Tax incentive
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:53 am
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) today announced the launch of a digital public consultation to gather the views of relevant stakeholders on the potential implementation of a Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive under the UAE Corporate Tax law. The consultation will be open from...
AD Ports Group, ADNOC Distribution sign agreement for marine lubricants supply
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:46 am
AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has announced today that its Ports Cluster is expanding its business remit to the global distribution of marine lubricants. The announcement came following a strategic agreement inked with ADNOC Distribution, the ...
Subscription to April’s issue of Sah to start tomorrow; return set at 5.59%
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:36 am
Subscription to the government-backed savings product for individuals (Sah) will start tomorrow, April 21. Shariah-compliant securities are issued by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and arranged by the National Debt Management Center (NDMC). The return is set at 5.59%. The allocation is set to...
Non-oil foreign trade through Abu Dhabi's ports reached AED281.9 billion in 2023
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:36 am
The total volume of non-oil foreign trade through the border crossings of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi amounted to AED281.903 billion during the year 2023, with a growth rate of 8 percent compared to AED260.435 billion in 2022. Imports grew by 19 percent during the past year, reaching a value of...
UAE Chamber boosts trade cooperation with Colombia
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:29 am
The UAE Federation of the Chambers signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Colombian counterparts to boost investment and trade opportunities between the two nations. These MoUs also establish a joint business council. The agreements align with the recently signed Comprehensive...
DEWA launches the second edition of its technical infrastructure manual
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:26 am
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) launched the second edition of its Infrastructure NOC (No-Objection Certificate) Technical Manual, to be a reference for contractors, consultants, and developers accredited by DEWA. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to promote business in the Emirate....
TGA exempts private educational institutions from minimum bus limit
Government | Sunday 21 April, 2024 10:18 am
The Transport General Authority (TGA) exempted the private educational institutions from the minimum bus limit, Saudi Press Agency reported. The authority earlier stipulated that such institutions should provide at least five vehicles.  The decision aims to facilitate providing...