• Jenny Hunt

UAE Weekly News Roundup 11/10/20

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

11th October 2020


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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)