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Dubai Business Conditions Improve as Coronavirus Cases Spike

(Bloomberg) — Business conditions in Dubai improved for the third straight month in September even as a renewed spike in coronavirus cases poses a threat to the city’s recovery.

Non-oil private sector activity in the Middle East’s business hub fared better amid a rise in activity and new business, according to IHS Markit. Its Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 51.5 last month from 50.9 in August, remaining above the 50 mark that separates contraction from growth.



chart, line chart: Dubai business conditions improve amid recovery from coronavirus shock


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Dubai business conditions improve amid recovery from coronavirus shock


Employment declined at the slowest in seven months, as business expectations improved slightlyThe pace of new business was faster than in August and demand growth was at a 10-month highA sharp increase in new orders seen in the wholesale and retail sector; construction work experienced “a modest rise”The travel and tourism sector continued to decline, but at the slowest pace since FebruaryExpectations of

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Watch: What is your status if your residency visa in Dubai was cancelled after July 12?

Visitors at an Amer centre in Al Twar, Dubai. According to an official, Dubai residents who cancelled their visas between March 1 and July 12 and have not exited will be considered as those who have already overstayed as the deadline to leave or change their statuses ended on August 11, 2020.
Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/ Gulf News

Dubai: Visa cancellations in Dubai are back to pre-pandemic times. If a resident cancels his residency after July 12, he or she will have the one-month grace period from the date of cancellation to either leave the country or change the status to avoid fines.

Major Salim Bin Ali, Director of the Amer Department for the Happiness of Customers at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (DGRFA) in Dubai, told Gulf News in an exclusive interview: “Cancellation is back to normal, like before the outbreak of the pandemic. If a

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Italian consulate, VFS Global launch new visa application centre in Dubai

Dubai: Residents can apply for visas to Italy at a new Visa Application Centre in Dubai without having to visit the Consulate General of Italy.

The new centre, located in DIFC, was officially inaugurated on Sunday by Valentina Setta, Consul General of Italy in Dubai, and Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global, in the presence of dignitaries from the Italian Consulate and VFS Global staff members.

The centre was jointly launched by the Italian consulate and VFS Global, a large outsourcing specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. The centre will initially accept applications for limited visa categories. It is located in Dubai International Financial Centre, The Gate Avenue, Zone C.

Commenting at the inauguration ceremony, Vinay Malhotra, Regional Group Chief Operating Officer — South Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Americas, VFS Global said: “With the launch of the new centre in Dubai, and our new relationship with the

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Head of Dubai based staffing company wins 2020 Business Worldwide Magazine CEO Award

LONDON, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Align On-Demand Labor Services is a premier staffing company based in Dubai, UAE. In just three years the company has grown at a rapid pace, and now its CEO, Atul Sinha, has been named ‘Best CEO in the Staffing and Recruiting Industry – UAE’ in the 2020 Business Worldwide Magazine CEO Awards.

The Awards seek to identify and honor the Most Respected C-level executives across the globe from a variety of different sectors.  The awards themselves do not focus on a company’s success, as many do, but the spotlight is on the success of individuals who make the corporations tick– namely senior executives such as CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and senior-level management.  The intention is to give a worthy individual the recognition he/she deserves as well as to use their example to inspire other companies and business leaders to achieve similar

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Dubai Business Women Council And Creative Zone Launch Program To Empower 100 Female Entrepreneurs In The UAE

Dubai Business Women Council, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry platform for business women in Dubai, and Creative Zone, a Dubai-based business setup advisory firm, have partnered to launch an initiative called “She Leads” to accelerate and incubate 100 female-led startups from the UAE.



a man and a woman sitting at a table: Lorenzo Jooris, CEO of Creative Zone, with Nadine Halabi, Business Development Manager of the Dubai Business Women Council.


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Lorenzo Jooris, CEO of Creative Zone, with Nadine Halabi, Business Development Manager of the Dubai Business Women Council.

“She Leads” has been designed as a 12-week program that will train 100 UAE-based female entrepreneurs, above the age of 21, who have an existing business or a concrete business plan. All training modules and workshops will be taught online by industry experts, coaches, and business leaders based in the UAE and abroad, focusing on business launch strategy, funding and scaling, impactful leadership, marketing, finance, and distribution.

The two most promising applicants in the program will receive a set of free business

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