2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

October 29, 2020 no comments 83
Dubai Miracle Garden is all set to open its doors for visitors from Nov.1 as it returns for its ninth season. The park will follow stringent health and safety protocols to ensure safety for all the visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 150 million flowers of more than 120...

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Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, announced on Thursday on her official account on Instagram that she had given birth to a baby girl. The newborn girl has been named “Sheikha,” Latifa said. Sheikha Latifa, daughter of...

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The UAE-India Food Corridor would be a key joint initiative that would take bilateral relations to the next level UAE - A proposed UAE-India food corridor initiative is projected to draw investments of up to $7 billion from the Emirates to the Subcontinent. Food industry experts,...

October 28, 2020 no comments 88
Indian expats residing in the UAE can now include their UAE address in their passports. An officer at the UAE consulate in Dubai said NRIs would have to apply for a new passport to avail the service. The service aims to help those who have been living in the UAE for a long time...

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Dubai’s residential sector witnessed a more buoyant third quarter UAE - The real estate market in Dubai recorded 3,849 sales transactions in September 2020 worth Dh8.943 billion, surging 55.3 per cent month-on-month reflecting a ‘V-shaped recovery’, latest data from Dubai Land...

October 27, 2020 no comments 85
More than 12.5mln Covid-19 tests have been carried out in the UAE so far The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Monday reported 1,111 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 1,819 recoveries. Three deaths were also reported. As many as 85,093 new Covid-19 tests were...

October 27, 2020 no comments 68
Third-quarter net profit was $682mln DUBAI- First Abu Dhabi Bank, the United Arab Emirates' biggest lender, reported a 19% fall in quarterly profit on Monday, dragged down by a double-digit drop in net interest income and higher impairment charges. Third-quarter net profit was...

October 27, 2020 no comments 62
The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre offer is valid until December 31 The Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC), a free economic zone, has rolled out an offer to international companies to set up a representative office in the emirate in five working days for a free 6-month trial period....

October 27, 2020 no comments 60
They can also opt to receive the flu vaccines at home for a flat fee of Dhs500 per household The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced on Monday that it will administer the seasonal influenza vaccine for free to all residents of the emirate. It will be available at...

October 27, 2020 no comments 62
Travel insurance with Covid-19 cover is now mandatory for travel to many countries Visa services outsourcing company VFS Global is offering Covid-19 insurance coverage for travellers. The policy complies with EU requirements and waives the exclusion of epidemic and pandemic...

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