August 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

August 27, 2020 no comments 202
The Sharjah Police’s Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department has now issued a two-year ownership for individuals driving light vehicles. This decision comes in line with the Department’s plan to provide high-quality police services for community members, in manner that meets their...

August 27, 2020 no comments 162
Construction of pedestrian bridges in Dubai is part of Dubai’s traffic safety strategy targeting a zero-fatality rate Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to build 34 new pedestrian bridges across the emirate from 2021 to 2026. With its completion, the total number...

August 27, 2020 no comments 161
The Agriota platform was jointly developed with CropData Technology, an Indian company DMCC on Wednesday announced the launch of Agriota E-Marketplace, a technology-driven agri-commodity trading and sourcing platform that uses blockchain to help bridge the gap between millions of rural...

August 26, 2020 no comments 164
The UAE Health Ministry conducted 69,309 new coronavirus tests, reported 339 new cases of infection. The UAE still leads the world in total medical examinations compared to the population. 172 people have recovered, 1 death due to COVID-19 complications. The authorities said 8,490...

August 26, 2020 no comments 164
The UAE Public Prosecution has warned individuals of serious consequences for sharing inaccurate information on COVID-19 that has a negative effect on society. The news involved the death of 5 members of a family as a result of infection with coronavirus. The investigation stated that the...

August 26, 2020 no comments 129
Indicators show UAE is on the right track towards recovery The UAE has witnessed a 10 per cent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since the beginning of August, taking the percentage of active cases in the past two weeks from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent, Dr Omar Al Hammadi, the...

August 26, 2020 no comments 164
At Reflection on Reem Island, strong progress is being made across the 374-apartment development ABU DHABI: Aldar Properties today delivered its latest update on projects under development across Abu Dhabi. Considerable progress is being made across Aldar's entire development...

August 25, 2020 no comments 243
Nation aims to fast-track development with robust plans to stimulate economic activity The UAE's tourism industry is well-positioned to overcome the current challenges and reinforce its contributions to the country's economic development, said Abdulla bin Touq Al Mari, UAE Minister of...

August 25, 2020 no comments 135
Saudi Arabia topped the list of Abu Dhabi's trade partners UAE: The total value of Abu Dhabi's non-oil trade with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman reached around AED 21.74 billion in the first four months of 2020. Abu Dhabi's trade with the four GCC countries accounted for...

August 25, 2020 no comments 134
The total value of enforcement claims filed amounted to Dhs192.4m for the first half of 2020 The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts has registered a 96 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of main court cases for H1 2020. The total value of cases in the...

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