CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Reports 3,977 New Coronavirus Cases

DUBAI – The UAE on Wednesday reported 3,977 new coronavirus cases, the highest daily figure since the first infection was reported in the country, pushing the caseload to 313,626. The Ministry of Health and Prevention also announced 12 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the death toll to 878, a report from state news agency WAM … More CORONAVIRUS ALERT | UAE Reports 3,977 New Coronavirus Cases

NEWS ALERT | UAE Adopts Amendments To Grant Citizenship To Investors And Other Professional

DUBAI – – The United Arab Emirates has adopted amendments that would allow the Gulf state to grant citizenship to investors and other professionals including scientists, doctors and their families, the government said on Saturday. ‘The UAE cabinet, local Emiri courts and executive council will nominate those eligible for the citizenship under clear criteria set … More NEWS ALERT | UAE Adopts Amendments To Grant Citizenship To Investors And Other Professional

BUSINESS | UAE Confirms It Inked $23 Billion To Buy F-35 Jets, Drones From U.S.

WASHINGTON – – The United Arab Emirates confirmed that it signed agreements with the United States on former President Donald Trump’s last full day in office to purchase up to 50 F-35 jets, 18 armed drones and other defense equipment in a deal worth $23 billion. The UAE embassy in Washington said in a statement … More BUSINESS | UAE Confirms It Inked $23 Billion To Buy F-35 Jets, Drones From U.S.

TRAVEL | Denmark Suspend Dubai Flights Amid Doubts Over Virus Tests

 DUBAI – Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable, authorities announced Friday. The development, which comes amid a surge of infections in the UAE, poses a direct challenge to the mass … More TRAVEL | Denmark Suspend Dubai Flights Amid Doubts Over Virus Tests

ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Suspends Live Entertainment Permits As Covid-19 Cases Surge

MILAN – – Dubai has suspended live entertainment permits for hotels and restaurants amid a surge in COVID-19 cases according to an official circular issued by Dubai Tourism. ‘The Department observed, through field inspection, an increase in number violations during entertainment activities in hotels and restaurants. Accordingly. the Department directs all concerned in hotel establishments … More ENTERTAINMENT | Dubai Suspends Live Entertainment Permits As Covid-19 Cases Surge

NEWS ALERT | Trump Issues Formal Threat To Veto Effort To Block Massive UAE Arms Sales

MILAN – – U.S. President Donald Trump issued a formal threat on Wednesday to veto congressional efforts to block his plans for $23 billion in military sales to the United Arab Emirates. The Senate is due to vote on resolutions of disapproval of the sales later on Wednesday. In its policy statement, the White House … More NEWS ALERT | Trump Issues Formal Threat To Veto Effort To Block Massive UAE Arms Sales

NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Friday a resolution to a bitter dispute with Qatar seemed ‘within reach’ after Kuwait announced progress towards ending a row that Washington says hampers united Gulf front against Iran. The United States and Kuwait have worked to end the dispute, during which Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and … More NEWS ALERT | Saudi Arabia Says Resolution Of Gulf Dispute Seems Within Reach

TRAVEL | UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

The United Arab Emirates has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim – majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park. A source briefed on the matter told Reuters that visas had temporarily stopped being issued to Afghan, Pakistan and citizens of … More TRAVEL | UAE Halts New Visas To Citizens Of 13 Mostly Muslim States

G20 RIYADH SUMMIT | UAE Foreign Minister Praises Saudi Arabia Ahead Of G20 Summit

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affaits, Anwar Gargash, has praised Saudi Arabia ahead of the G20 Summit which will be hosted in the Kingdom over the next two days. In a tweet posted on Friday, Gargash said Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the summit ‘confirms the central role of Riyadh in the region’. And … More G20 RIYADH SUMMIT | UAE Foreign Minister Praises Saudi Arabia Ahead Of G20 Summit

NEWS ALERT | UAE Widens 10-Year Residency ‘Golden’ Visa Eligibility

DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will extend its ‘golden’ visa system-which grants 10-year residency in the Gulf state- to certain professionals, specialized degree-holders and others, the UAE’s vice president said on Sunday. Foreigners in the UAE usually have renewable visas valid for only a few years tied to employment. The government in the past … More NEWS ALERT | UAE Widens 10-Year Residency ‘Golden’ Visa Eligibility