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The global Covid-19 pandemic has shaken nearly all industries, but the retail sector was hit particularly hard by the measures put in place by governments to curb the spread of coronavirus. Travel and mobility restrictions and lockdowns meant malls and brick-and-mortar retail destinations were devoid of consumers for several months since early 2020 in many parts of the world.

Dake Rechsand, a Dubai-based company offering sustainable solutions in water conservation and desert farming, has showcased solutions that could help shape the future of UAE’s hospitality industry, as the due date for compliance with Dubai Tourism's Sustainability Board guidelines approaches. The company has pitched in with products and solutions that it believes address a key component of sustainability and carbon emissions in the hospitality industry: water use.

With economies reopening, businesses are coming to terms with the lasting impact of the global pandemic, on their workplaces. A global Gartner HR survey, released when the pandemic began, found that 88% of organizations had supported ‘work-from-home’ policies, which empowered employee productivity, while prioritizing their health and safety. Post-pandemic, this emphasis on employee engagement has become even more pronounced, with a recent Gallup study linking it to 17% higher productivity, and 21% increase in profitability.

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