August 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

August 24, 2020 no comments 186
The UAE Ministry of Health conducted 71,282 COVID-19 and reported 275 new coronavirus cases, 94 recoveries and a death in the past 24 hours. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus...

August 24, 2020 no comments 144
The UAE’s Hope Probe has shared images of solar system and planets as it moves towards its objective, Mars. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, shared two images by the Hope Probe. Sheikh...

August 24, 2020 no comments 132
The Ferris wheel towers 250 metres over the Bluewaters island, giving 360-degree views of Dubai's famed skyline The world's tallest observation wheel that is nearing completion has got its first passenger pod. A spokesperson for Ain Dubai said the attraction is "shaping up well" and...

August 24, 2020 no comments 177
Firms show 'incredible willingness to evolve in the face of change': Visa study Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the UAE are beginning to feel optimistic about the future of their business but estimate it will be about six months before their businesses are back to full...

August 24, 2020 no comments 166
New hotel openings set to pick up next year as businesses, tourists return to action Following delays in the openings of a number of hotels this year, new supply in the UAE is set to pick up in 2021 ahead of Dubai Expo in order to meet demand stemming from the growth of local and...

August 23, 2020 no comments 156
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has announced a rise in the peak load of electricity to 9074 MW in Dubai this year DUBAI - Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has announced a rise in the peak load of electricity to 9074 MW in...

August 23, 2020 no comments 136
This investment further underscores Waha Capital’s strategy of investing in companies that have strong growth potential and are market leaders in their segments ABU DHABI – Waha Capital PJSC, a leading investment company in Abu Dhabi, has announced an investment of AED 184 million (US$...

August 23, 2020 no comments 179
Holders of expired residency visas should renew their visas before exiting the country if they wish to return to the UAE DUBAI - The Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, has launched #AskDXBOfficial, an initiative that gives the public and the media a chance to ask questions to...

August 22, 2020 no comments 158
Dubai also saw an increase in visitors from three source markets, which were the guests coming from Russia, Saudi Arabia, and France Dubai's real estate sector witnessed the completion of an estimated 14,000 residential units in the first six months of 2020 - or 30 per cent of the...

August 22, 2020 no comments 135
Salem Al Zaabi, Acting Director of the Federal Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Prosecution said, “The penalties list for coronavirus violations are still in effect, and we bet on the awareness of community members in dealing with the situation.” UAE National Crisis and Emergency Management...

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