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

BUSINESS | Expo 2020 Dubai To Be Postponed By One Year

DUBAI – Expo 2020 Dubai is set to be postponed by one year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter. An estimated 11 million overseas visitors were expected to attend the nearly six-month-long showpiece of culture, business and technology featuring pavilions … Continue reading BUSINESS | Expo 2020 Dubai To Be Postponed By One Year

TRAVEL ALERT | Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Says Only UAE Citizens Or Diplomats To Board Its Flights From Overseas – Tweet

DUBAI – Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways said on Monday that effective immediately only citizens of the United Arab Emirates or diplomats will be able to board its fights from overseas destinations and only if their final destination is Abu Dhabi, the airline said on twitter. The UAE is suspending all passenger flights for two weeks … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Says Only UAE Citizens Or Diplomats To Board Its Flights From Overseas – Tweet

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 ALERT | Dubai Closes Bars, Lounges Due To Coronavirus Outbreak: Government Circular

RIYADH – Dubai is closing all bars and lounges in the emirate with immediate effect until the end of  March due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a government circular issued on Monday. A Dubai government media office spokeswoman did not immediately comment when contacted by Reuters. Popular Dubai bar Barasti said on social media … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Dubai Closes Bars, Lounges Due To Coronavirus Outbreak: Government Circular

BREAKING NEWS | Gulf States Extend Coronavirus Precautions To Bourses, Shipping, Arcades

 RIYADH - Gulf Arab states expanded measures to contain the spread of coronavirus on Sunday with Oman banning open ship-to-ship transfers with Iranian vessels, Abu Dhabi’s bourse closing trading halls and Dubai shuttering cinemas, gyms and arcades. Citizens and residents in Kuwait, which went into virtual lockdown on Thursday, had their temperatures tested before entering … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Gulf States Extend Coronavirus Precautions To Bourses, Shipping, Arcades

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