February 2022 — Topical news of the United Arab Emirates

February 28, 2022 no comments 182
Expo 2020 Dubai COVID-19 preventive measures will continue to include the mandatory wearing of masks indoors. While event organisers do not mandate the wearing of masks at outdoor public areas, guests and staff are encouraged to continue to do so at popular entertainment venues with large...

February 28, 2022 no comments 154
The Emirates said in October that non-oil foreign trade rose by 27% in the first half of last year to $245.23bln DUBAI - The United Arab Emirates recorded a 27% year-on-year jump in its non-oil foreign trade to 1.9 trillion dirhams ($517 billion) in 2021, Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed...

February 27, 2022 no comments 215
Emirates, Etihad Airways and Air India have updated their travel protocols All UAE residents can now travel into UAE without a pre-travel or registration on the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) or Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, Customs and...

February 27, 2022 no comments 167
The aggregate fiscal positions of the GCC sovereigns, excluding Kuwait, will improve to a surplus of $50bln in 2022 Higher oil prices, lower pandemic-related expenditure, and buoyant economic activity are poised to narrow the budget deficits of GCC oil producers, prompting most...

February 26, 2022 no comments 403
Project to integrate purpose-built maritime hub with Mina Rashid area DP World’s purpose-built maritime hub Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has launched a 140 million dirham ($38 million) infrastructure project. The new project is expected to integrate with the Mina Rashid area, home...

February 26, 2022 no comments 191
UAE residents travelling to Dubai from India now do not need GDRFA/ICA approval to enter the country. Air India Express said on Twitter, “More relaxation in travel rules for guests travelling to #Dubai! “GDRFA/ICA approval is no longer required for UAE residents to travel to Dubai.”...

February 26, 2022 no comments 150
The new rules will come into effect on March 1 UAE - The wearing of face masks in open space has been made optional in the UAE, the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA) announced Friday. However, masks will continue to remain mandatory in closed...

February 25, 2022 no comments 175
MoHAP also noted that an additional 2,096 individuals had fully recovered ABU DHABI- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced that it conducted 474,340 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a...

February 25, 2022 no comments 173
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated on Thursday morning Al Dhaid Fort (ADF), and a number of nearby projects, in the presence Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Sultan Bin...

February 25, 2022 no comments 186
Suspension of passenger services takes effect Thursday UAE-based airlines have temporarily stopped operations in Ukraine after tensions in eastern Europe escalated further. Forces from Russia started firing missiles at several cities in Ukraine on Thursday, just days after Russian...

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