2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), issued a decision to extend the deadline for holders of expired entry permits and visas from Aug.11, 2020, for one month, to enable them to leave the country and exempt them from all resulting fines. The authority’s decision is...

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But overall market remains down, with total property transaction falling 50% Sales of completed residential units in Dubai continued to show signs of picking up in July as more buyers came into the market following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. The volume of ready home...

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Dubai's overriding appeal as a prime global residential destination has been enduring for the past several years Dubai retains its allure as one of the world's most preferred prime residential destinations for investors due to its affordability and relatively high yields compared to...

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Dubai Design District, d3, today launched the inaugural d3 Architecture Festival in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects Gulf Chapter, RIBA Gulf Chapter, establishing the emirate’s first platform to showcase regional architecture, urbanism and sustainable development....

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted an additional 61,544 COVID-19 tests, and revealed 225 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 62,525. The new cases identified are undergoing treatment. The ministry announced that one person who tested positive for COVID-19 died...

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The Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) has issued a comprehensive guideline for reopening private schools in the emirate for the academic year 2020-2021, including the policies, protocols and precautionary measures that private schools must follow in order to provide a safe and healthy...

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Most banks and lenders have tightened credit requirements Fewer businesses and private individuals in the UAE have applied for loans during the second quarter of the year, as the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices lessened borrowers’ appetite for...

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened on Saturday five bridges leading to Deira Islands constructed in cooperation with Nakheel. The new bridges link with the existing bridge crossing over the Navigation Canal. The bridges leading to Deira Islands Project is a key part of Al Shindagha...

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Property owners have to register and be available for communication with the brokers and to assist them in selling or renting their properties DUBAI: The Dubai Land Department, DLD, through the Real Estate Licensing Department of the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, RERA, has announced...

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The decision was taken to boost the happiness of government staff and ensure their safety Dubai will implement flexible working hours for government employees starting August 16, the emirate's human resource authority announced on Saturday. In a circular, the Dubai Government...

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