CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates health ministry reported on Friday 931 new daily cases of the coronavirus following a recent surge in infections that are near the highest since the pandemic broke out. Until last month, there had been a generally falling trend since the UAE’s new daily cases peaked at 994 in May, … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS | UAE Daily Coronavirus Cases Surge To Near Peak Level

DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Issues Directives To Transform Dubai Into A Bicycle – Friendly City

DUBAI – Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has issued directives to transform Dubai into a bicycle-friendly city. As part of implementing the directives, Dubai will introduce laws and legislation to promote cycling both as a sport and a means of environmentally … Continue reading DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Issues Directives To Transform Dubai Into A Bicycle – Friendly City

ROYALS | Sheikh Hamdan Shares Results From Dubai’s COVID-19 Public Satisfaction Survey

DUBAI – Following a briefing by the Dubai Government Excellence Programme on Sunday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai took to Twitter to share the results of the city’s Public Satisfaction Survey. Intended to metricate the level of satisfaction afforded to residents on the basis of how COVID-19 was and is being managed … Continue reading ROYALS | Sheikh Hamdan Shares Results From Dubai’s COVID-19 Public Satisfaction Survey

SCIENCE | United Arab Emirates Set To Launch Mission To Mars

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates launches its first mission to Mars early on Monday as it strives to develop its scientific and technology capabilities and move away from its reliance on oil. The  Hope Probe will launch from Japan’s Tnegashima Space Center at 1:58 A.M. UAE time/ 6:58 A.M. Japanese time Monday (2158 GMT … Continue reading SCIENCE | United Arab Emirates Set To Launch Mission To Mars

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates authorities on Wednesday said residents and citizens were not yet allowed to travel abroad for tourism and leisure purposes and all travel abroad needed a permit, as part of restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. A spokesman for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Says Residents, Citizens Cannot Travel Abroad For Tourism Yet

BUSINESS | Dubai Tourism Launches ‘Dubai Virtual Backgrounds’

Users of video conferencing apps can download free images showcasing the beauty and diversity of Dubai’s destination and use them as their backdrop, announced the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism. In a statement, the Department said, ‘With the world’s business ecosystem embracing a virtual environment due to the global pandemic and … Continue reading BUSINESS | Dubai Tourism Launches ‘Dubai Virtual Backgrounds’

BREAKING NEWS | UAE Imposes First Lockdown On Historic District To Slow Coronavirus

DUBAI – Dubai enforced the UAE’s first full lockdown on district housing the emirate’s famous gold and spice markets on Tuesday, to disinfect the normally bustling tourist and trade as part of efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The United Arab Emirates has extended a daily overnight curfew for a nationwide disinfection drive … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | UAE Imposes First Lockdown On Historic District To Slow Coronavirus

SPORTS | Horse Racing: Dubai World Cup Meeting To Be Held ‘Without Paid Spectators’

DUBAI – The Dubai World Cup horse race meeting will go ahead on March 28 ‘without paid hospitality spectators’ due to concern of the new coronavirus outbreak, Dubai Racing Club said in  a statement. Spectators have been banned at race meetings this month across the United Arab Emirates, which has recorded 98 cases of the … Continue reading SPORTS | Horse Racing: Dubai World Cup Meeting To Be Held ‘Without Paid Spectators’

NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan

DUBAI| RIYADH – The United Arab Emirates said on Saturday it was shutting major tourism and cultural venues, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi museum and the Ferrari World theme park, from March 15-31, as Gulf states stepped up measures against coronavirus. The UAE central bank also announced a 100 billion (AED) ($27 billion) economic plan … Continue reading NEWS | UAE Cancels Events, Flights Due To Coronavirus As Central Bank Announces Fiscal Plan