2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

December 31, 2020 no comments 134
The decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, teachers and school staff, officials said All school students in Abu Dhabi will have remote learning for the first two weeks of the new term, starting on January 3, the emirate confirmed on Wednesday. The decision...

December 31, 2020 no comments 89
The board approved appointing KPMG and Shuaa Capital as financial advisers and Allen & Overy as legal adviser DXB Entertainments plans to hire advisers to evaluate state-controlled Meraas Holding offer to acquire the Dubai theme park operator’s debt and take it private. The...

December 31, 2020 no comments 97
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced the exclusive launch of the GCC’s first digital nol cards and nol Pay mobile app on HUAWEI AppGallery. This collaboration is in line with the RTA’s plan to adopt advanced and innovative technologies...

December 29, 2020 no comments 120
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has approved the general budget for the Emirate of Sharjah of Dhs33.6 billion for the fiscal year 2021. According to Sharjah Finance Department (SFD), the budget has increased 12 per cent compared...

December 29, 2020 no comments 73
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has directed to extend tourist visa for all nationalities for one additional month without any government fees as some states have temporarily closed their airports and restricted travel...

December 28, 2020 no comments 135
Abu Dhabi is all set to host the record-breaking New Year’ Eve fireworks show at Al Wathba. The Zayed Heritage Festival organizers said that this year it is going to attempt a Guinness World Records with longest fireworks display. The Abu Dhabi Calendar, which keeps track of all...

December 28, 2020 no comments 80
All visitors entering the emirate need to show a negative test result ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee announced the establishment of 18 drive-through DPI testing stations on Al Faya Road before Ghantoot and approved to open new lanes at the entry points...

December 28, 2020 no comments 74
The changes place five seasoned Emirati commercial managers in key positions across the Emirates network Emirates has announced several key transfers and rotations in its commercial team, both in its Dubai hub and across key markets in the Far East, West Asia and Africa. The...

December 28, 2020 no comments 86
New outlay takes into account 'exceptional economic conditions' Dubai has unveiled a spending plan worth 57.1 billion UAE dirhams ($15.5 billion) for fiscal year 2021, a decline of 9.3 billion dirhams from the 2020 outlay. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice...

December 27, 2020 no comments 117
The Abu Dhabi Investment Office expanded its AgTech incentive programme to include support for innovative companies The UAE’s agenda to build on its food security is evident as it adopts a combination of policy development along with disruption in the agriculture sector, with 2020...

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