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Burj Khalifa Displays The Union Jack From Top To Bottom

Burj Khalifa Displays The Union Jack From Top To Bottom

22 April 2020

During these unprecedented days where we are asked to stay home, it is difficult for us to go out and see some of the splendours of Dubai, however it does not mean that the sites we are so used to enjoying stay silent

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Over 1,500 Prisoners To Be Released Early By Sheikh Khalifa

Over 1,500 Prisoners To Be Released Early By Sheikh Khalifa

22 April 2020

Ahead of the Holy Month of Ramadan, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has released 1,511 prisoners serving various sentences in the UAE. The President also pledged to settle the financial obligations of the prison

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Postponing Expo 2020 Unanimously Agreed

Postponing Expo 2020 Unanimously Agreed

21 April 2020

Following the request made by the Expo 2020 Dubai Steering Committee last month, a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) has unanimously agreed to postpone Expo 2020 for this year.

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Sheikh Mohammed Launches Initiative To Provide Food To Those Most In Need During Ramadan

Sheikh Mohammed Launches Initiative To Provide Food To Those Most In Need During Ramadan

21 April 2020

A new Ramadan initiative has been launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Shorter School Hours During Ramadan

Shorter School Hours During Ramadan

21 April 2020

The school day during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be shortened by 2 hours, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced.  

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New Intensive Care And Isolation Facility Built At Rashid Hospital In Less Than A Week

New Intensive Care And Isolation Facility Built At Rashid Hospital In Less Than A Week

21 April 2020

Further to the establishment of a field hospital at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to treat mild to moderate cases of coronavirus COVID-19, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in less than one week has expanded Sheikh Rashid Hospital

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Rain And High Temperatures Expected

Rain And High Temperatures Expected

21 April 2020

Unsettled weather is expected over the next few days with rain expected followed by a hike in temperatures by around 10°C. The weather is expected to be dusty and cloudy with rain expected, and temperatures to reach 32°C.

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Burj Khalifa Lit Up With Swiss Flag

Burj Khalifa Lit Up With Swiss Flag

20 April 2020

United Arab Emirates landmarks lit up to display the flag of Switzerland, as a mark of appreciation to the Swiss Government, who displayed the UAE flag on Matterhorn Mountain, in the Alps that crosses Switzerland and Italy.

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Sheikh Hamdan Visits Field Hospital At DWTC

Sheikh Hamdan Visits Field Hospital At DWTC

19 April 2020

The field hospital set up at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has been visited by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, during a tour on Saturday 18 April

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Free Parking In Dubai Extended

Free Parking In Dubai Extended

19 April 2020

Following the announcement that the National Disinfection Programme has been extended by a further week, Dubai's Roads Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that the free parking in place in Dubai during the programme has been extended

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Ramadan Working Hours Announced For The Public Sector

Ramadan Working Hours Announced For The Public Sector

19 April 2020

Public sector working hours for the Holy Month of Ramadan have been announced by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR). In a Tweet the FAHR announced that official working hours

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Sheikh Mohammed Posts We Will Win Video On Twitter

Sheikh Mohammed Posts We Will Win Video On Twitter

19 April 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has posted a video on to his Twitter account, with a sporting theme and the simple message “We Will Win ..” 

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National Disinfection Programme Extended By A Further Week

National Disinfection Programme Extended By A Further Week

17 April 2020

The 24 hour National Disinfection Programme across Dubai that has been ongoing for the past two weeks, has been extended by another week, it has been confirmed by the Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai. 

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Permit To Move Only Allowed Every Three Days

Permit To Move Only Allowed Every Three Days

16 April 2020

Dubai residents applying for the move permit for essential groceries can now only apply for a permit once every three days. 

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