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Fines Announced For Not Following Safety Advice

Fines Announced For Not Following Safety Advice

29 March 2020

The UAE government has issued a new list of fines for those not adhering to the advice and directives given in the drive to control the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, including the stay at home rules. The fines range from Dhs 500 to Dhs 50,000

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Weather Update: Rain And Strong Winds Expected

Weather Update: Rain And Strong Winds Expected

29 March 2020

According to the National Center for Meteorology (NCMS) weather update, the cloud formation in the sky today can result in rainfall accompanied by a strong wind blowing at a speed of up to 50kmh, with the possibility of storms in some parts of the

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Rent Postponement And More For Dubai Free Zone

Rent Postponement And More For Dubai Free Zone

29 March 2020

In light of the unprecedented situation as a result of coronavirus COVID-19 and the suspension of many economic activities, the Dubai government has announced new measures to support businesses operating in free zones to help them as they face

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Traffic Cameras Adjusted For Curfew Hours

Traffic Cameras Adjusted For Curfew Hours

29 March 2020

Dubai Police has readjusted road cameras to detect people who are out driving during curfew hours, between 8pm to 6am until Sunday 5 April. The UAE is currently going through a national sterilisation drive every day from 8pm to 6am

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National Disinfection Programme Extended

National Disinfection Programme Extended

28 March 2020

The UAE has announced that the National Disinfection Programme that began at the start of the weekend is to be extended by another week. Since Thursday evening, teams across the country have been sterilising the nations public spaces and public

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UAE Wide Sterilisation Programme Over The Weekend

UAE Wide Sterilisation Programme Over The Weekend

26 March 2020

UAE government will carry out a 'National Disinfection Programme' to disinfect all public utilities, public transport and metro services this weekend. The programme will begin at 8pm on Thursday 26 March and end at 6am Sunday 29 March. 

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Dubai Hotel Shares The Love

Dubai Hotel Shares The Love

26 March 2020

In these unprecedented times that are affecting daily lives in virtually every country and every city around the world, we often see displays of  togetherness, love and hope. These have included the scenes and sounds witnessed over recent evenings of

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Sheikh Hamdan Calls Everyone To Help

Sheikh Hamdan Calls Everyone To Help

25 March 2020

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council is asking everyone to donate a day of their lives to volunteer to support the nation. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan

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Restrictions On Video Calling Apps Lifted

Restrictions On Video Calling Apps Lifted

25 March 2020

The UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has lifted restrictions on a number of video and voice calling apps in light of the current situation, where travel is restricted like never before and more people are working from home. 

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Measures For Public Transport Announced

Measures For Public Transport Announced

25 March 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced some measures to be applied by users of public transport. The first and foremost measure is to maintain a safe distance between all passengers. From today onwards, bus entry doors will be

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Here's The Online Stores You Can Use For Home Deliveries

Here's The Online Stores You Can Use For Home Deliveries

25 March 2020

With a surge in online shopping due to the need to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has released a list of online stores' apps customers can use for their daily needs that include large

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Private Sector Directed To Work From Home

Private Sector Directed To Work From Home

25 March 2020

Dubai Economy has issued a directive to all private sector companies to implement work from home for 80 per cent of their employees. The decision comes into effect immediately and will remain effective until Thursday 9 April. The step has been take

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Supermarkets And Pharmacies Open 24/7

Supermarkets And Pharmacies Open 24/7

25 March 2020

The country is continuing to take back to back measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. In the latest move, the government has allowed food retail outlets, including supermarkets, pharmacies, cooperative societies and grocery stores

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Huda Supports Freelance Make-Up Artists

Huda Supports Freelance Make-Up Artists

24 March 2020

Amid all the news of flight cancellations, malls and eateries closing and events being postponed as preventive measures against COVID-19, Huda Beauty founder, Huda Kattan, has shared a heartfelt video on the Instagram page of Huda Beauty to announce

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