May 2021 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

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Rating supported by assumption of unconditional support from Abu Dhabi for the federal government Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the Aa2 long-term issuer rating of the UAE Government and maintained outlook at stable. The agency said the rating affirmation is supported by...

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The Dubai Police General Command has warned members of the public, especially families, against hiring illegal domestic workers who as they could pose a serious risk to society. Colonel Ali Salem, Director of the Department of Infiltrators at Dubai Police, said they have arrested 54...

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President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that supporting and advancing the UAE Armed Forces and defence industries will remain a strategic priority. In a statement to mark the 45th anniversary of the Armed Forces Unification Day, carried by the 'Nation Shield'...

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1,952 recoveries announced in last 24 hours ABU DHABI - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 204,724 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its...

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Jasim Husain Thabet said demand was returning following the challenges of the pandemic The CEO of Abu Dhabi’s TAQA is optimistic about the company’s future performance based on the renewed demand for utilities and commodities in the first quarter of 2021. Jasim Husain Thabet,...

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Telecoms company says two-part finance deal will be used for corporate purposes and infrastructure deployment Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (Du) has confirmed long-term financing of more than $1 billion to use for general corporate purposes and infrastructure...

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The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources confirmed on Tuesday that public sector employees will get days off in celebration of Eid, starting from the 29th day of Ramadan to the 3rd day of Shawwal, which is yet to be declared. If Ramadan lasts 29 days, residents will have a...

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Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee has approved updated travel procedures for vaccinated citizens and residents of the emirate, effective Monday, 3 May 2021. As per the new procedures, vaccinated travellers arriving from ‘green’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and...

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New bundled price packages and laser-targeted outreach saw DMCC drive increase engagement with key markets DMCC, a Dubai government authority on commodities trade and enterprise, onboarded 216 new businesses to their free zone in April 2021, the highest recorded number for the month in...

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The UAE economy performed better than expected in 2020 despite the current global challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, following the issuance of the preliminary results of the country’s economic performance by the Federal...

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