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

BUSINESS | Dubai Businesses, Hurt By Coronavirus, Pin Hopes On Expo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Luxury car rental dealer Sheshan Gautham had a disappointing start to 2020 when nearly two thirds of his Chinese clients canceled bookings in January due to the coronavirus outbreak. The business, Uptown Rent A Car, took the hit and Gautham thought the worst was over. But then Saudi Arabia, his biggest source … Continue reading BUSINESS | Dubai Businesses, Hurt By Coronavirus, Pin Hopes On Expo

BUSINESS | Arabian Travel Market Postponed

DUBAI | Arabian Travel Market, which was due to be held this April, has been postponed to June, the event’s organizer, Reed Travel Exhibition announced. In a statement on Monday, Reed said, ‘Due to the escalation of the COVID-19 epidemic around the World management, supporting associations, and in alignment with the advice from the UAE … Continue reading BUSINESS | Arabian Travel Market Postponed

SPORTS | Cycling: Teams In Abu Dhabi Hotel Instructed To Remain In Quarantine Until March 14

DUBAI | Cycling teams confined to a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel have been instructed by the state’s health authorities to remain in quarantine until March 14 due to coronavirus concerns, several team members said on Wednesday. Emirati authorities ordered the lockdown of the Crown Plaza in Yas Island and the nearby W Hotel after two … Continue reading SPORTS | Cycling: Teams In Abu Dhabi Hotel Instructed To Remain In Quarantine Until March 14

CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Cycling Team Manager Threatens Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Quarantine In UAE

DUBAI – A manager of a French professional cycling team, who has been in quarantine in an Abu Dhabi hotel due to coronavirus concerns, threatened to go on hunger strike on Tuesday if authorities do not allow his team to leave the United Arab Emirates. Roberto Damiani, sporting director of the Cofidis team, told Reuters … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS ALERT | Cycling Team Manager Threatens Hunger Strike Over Coronavirus Quarantine In UAE