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 NEWS | Dubai World Makes Final Repayment To Creditors Of $ 8.2 Billion

DUBAI – State conglomerate Dubai World, at the centre of Dubai’s debt crisis a decade ago, said on Tuesday it had made a final payment of $8.2 billion to creditors. The payment, made ahead of its September 2022 maturity, was an ‘important milestone’ for the company and Dubai, Dubai World Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Dubai World Makes Final Repayment To Creditors Of $ 8.2 Billion

NEWS ALERT | UAE Lifts Coronavirus – Related Curfew: Tweet

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates’ government has lifted its coronavirus – related curfew, it posted on Twitter on Wednesday. ‘All members of society are allowed to freely enter and exit throughout the day without restrictions’, it said in an announcement also tweeted by the country’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority.

TRAVEL | Dubai To Welcome Tourists From July 2020

Longing to get away for the perfect vacation in 2020? Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there’ some good news for those wishing to travel abroad in 2020. Dubai is set to welcome tourists to the country from this July. Dubai has officially announced it will reopening its borders on July 7. Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis … Continue reading TRAVEL | Dubai To Welcome Tourists From July 2020

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’

ROYALS | Dubai Crown Prince Pays Tribute To Brave Heroes At The Frontline

DUBAI – Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, paid a glowing tribute to health and other workers and actors from the public and private sectors as well as public benefit organisations for being the country’s ‘first line of defense’ while heroically fighting the … Continue reading ROYALS | Dubai Crown Prince Pays Tribute To Brave Heroes At The Frontline

BUSINESS | Malls, Private Businesses To Reopen In Dubai On Wednesday

DUBAI – Dubai will allow the full reopening of malls and private business starting on Wednesday, its media office said, in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions, the emirate’s media office announced. ‘Shopping malls and private sector businesses in the emirate will fully operate at 100 percent from Wednesday’, the Dubai Media Office tweeted on … Continue reading BUSINESS | Malls, Private Businesses To Reopen In Dubai On Wednesday

BUSINESS NEWS | Expo Body Set To Approve Year’s Delay To Expo 2020 Dubai

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – The awarding body for World Expos is set to approve a one – year postponement of Expo2020 Dubai, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) said on Monday. The resolution to delay the event to now start on October 1,2021 and run until March 21, 2022 has surpassed the required two-third … Continue reading BUSINESS NEWS | Expo Body Set To Approve Year’s Delay To Expo 2020 Dubai

DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Chairs Remote Meeting Of Supreme Committee Of Crisis And Disaster

Dubai – Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management Sunday held a remote meeting chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to review the latest outcomes and progress of efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the emirate. The remote meeting … Continue reading DUBAI | Hamdan Bin Mohammed Chairs Remote Meeting Of Supreme Committee Of Crisis And Disaster

NEWS ALERTS | UAE Shortens Curfew Hours For Ramadan

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates has shortened a nationwide coronavirus curfew by two hours to now run daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, state news agency WAM said on Thursday. The curfew to help stem the spread of the coronavirus had previously run from 8 p.m. … Continue reading NEWS ALERTS | UAE Shortens Curfew Hours For Ramadan