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29 August 2017
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) plans to introduce a mandatory health insurance examination (the Exam) for those health insurance providers marketing, selling and placing health insurance risks in the Emirate of Dubai.
20 July 2017
The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) has fined the former SEO of a DFSA-authorised firm (the Company) US$52,500 and banned him from providing financial services in or from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). These sanctions stem from the SEO’s personal involvement in facilitating insurance for customers based in the UAE but outside of the DIFC.  This investigation demonstrates the DFSA’s continued rigour as a prudential regulator of the DIFC and serves as a salutary warning to others.
22 June 2017
On Monday 5 June 2017, a number of countries including Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (the G4) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and introduced unprecedented restrictions. These included cutting land, air and sea travel to and from Qatar and (save for certain exceptions) expelling Qatari citizens from their respective jurisdictions.
20 June 2017
As has been widely reported, on 5 June 2017 a number of states broke off diplomatic relations with the State of Qatar, and severed a number of other links with Qatar; those states are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt. Subsequently, the Tobruk based government in Libya, Comoros, Yemen, the Maldives, and Mauritania have also joined in supporting the boycott1.
16 June 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
12 June 2017
On Monday 5 June 2017, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (the G4) severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and effective 6 June imposed restrictions on flying into, over or out of the State of Qatar and the carriage of Qatari nationals or those holding Qatari residency visas.
6 June 2017
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Yemen have all cut diplomatic ties with Qatar yesterday, over Qatar’s alleged support for Islamist groups.
1 June 2017
The General Authority of Civil Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the GACA) has approved the new Executive Regulations for Consumers’ Rights Protection (the Regulations) which will come into force on 6 June 2017.
25 May 2017
It has recently been reported that the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED), which permits non-regulated companies that operate in the DIFC to operate onshore in the Emirate of Dubai.
25 May 2017
The insurance authority (the authority) has issued Circular No. 33 of 2016 as the first draft (the first draft) of the Regulations for Life Insurance and Family Takaful Business (the life regulations) on 14 November 2016.
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