August 2020 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

August 10, 2020 no comments 217
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...

August 10, 2020 no comments 175
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...

August 10, 2020 no comments 215
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...

August 9, 2020 no comments 198
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...

August 9, 2020 no comments 158
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...

August 9, 2020 no comments 167
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...

August 7, 2020 no comments 219
The national carrier said it flew 3.5mln passengers in the first half as a result of closure of flights to and from UAE from March 24 Etihad Airways on Thursday said it aims to increase worldwide flights to half its pre-Covid levels by September as it reported 58 per cent drop in...

August 7, 2020 no comments 227
Azizi Developments was selling just one apartment a week in the early stages of the pandemic, but a glut of duplicate projects is now prompting a new strategic approach Dubai may have been hit the hardest by the fall in property prices across the UAE, but Azizi Developments based in...

August 6, 2020 no comments 228
Financial impact in the region second highest in the world The cost of data breaches has risen over the past year, and companies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia can now expect to spend approximately $6.53 million whenever private and confidential information is compromised, according to...

August 6, 2020 no comments 178
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leisure and entertainment hub, announced that it has been awarded the coveted WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, marking the first destination in Abu Dhabi to receive the international honour. Launched recently by the World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, who represent...

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