BUSINESS | UAE To Activate Remote Work System From March 29 For Two Weeks, Barring Virtual Sectors

DUBAI – The Federal Authority For Government Human Resources (FAHR) will activate the Remote Work System for all ministries, authorities, and federal institution, effective Sunday, March 29th, for a renewable period of two weeks. According to the decision, which will be subject to revision and reassessment, a maximum of 30 percent of the workforce of … Continue reading BUSINESS | UAE To Activate Remote Work System From March 29 For Two Weeks, Barring Virtual Sectors

BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

RIYADH -  Saudi Arabia reported a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases on Sunday while the United Arab Emirates pumped more money into its economy as its state-owned carrier Emirates said it would halt almost all passenger flights. Saudi Arabia recorded 119 new cases of the virus for a total of 511, the … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Saudi Coronavirus Cases Pass 500; Emirates Cancels Most Passenger Flights

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Suspends Entry Of GCC Nationals Until Approval Of Pre – Examination Mechanism: WAM

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates suspended entry of citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states until the approval of the pre-examination mechanism, starting at midnight today, WAM said on Friday quoting the foreign ministry.

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Suspends Entry Of Valid Residence Visa Holders Abroad Over Coronavirus Concerns

DUBAI – United Arab Emirates will suspend entry of valid residence visa holders who are still abroad starting at noon on Thursday for two weeks, over coronavirus concerns, state news agency WAM said on early Thursday. The UAE has recorded 113 cases on COVID-19.

BUSINESS | UAE Suspends All Types Of Labour Permits

DUBAI – The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has suspended the issuance of all types of labour permits, including for drivers and domestic workers, effective Thursday, March 19th until further notice. The decision exempts intra-corporate transfer and EXPO 2020 permits. The Ministry said the move has been taken in coordination with the National Emergency … Continue reading BUSINESS | UAE Suspends All Types Of Labour Permits

TRAVEL ALERT | UAE Urges Citizens Abroad To Return Home As Coronavirus Spreads

RIYADH  | SAUDI ARABIA – United Arab Emirates has urged its citizens abroad to return due to travel difficulties amid the spread of coronavirus and suspensions of flights from some countries, state news agency WAM said on Monday, citing the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation. UAE has recorded 98 cases of the virus.