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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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Burj Khalifa Lights Up To Send A Strong Message

Burj Khalifa Lights Up To Send A Strong Message

24 March 2020

The world tallest building, Burj Khalifa lit up to urge everyone in the UAE and beyond to stay at home as it is the one thing we can all do to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. 

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Restaurant And Cafes Closed For Two Weeks

Restaurant And Cafes Closed For Two Weeks

24 March 2020

In a string of new measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Dubai has ordered all eateries in the emirate to temporarily close for two weeks, however, deliveries are exempt from this. People can order food to be delivered to their home but

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Visitors Unable To Leave Can Stay Legally

Visitors Unable To Leave Can Stay Legally

24 March 2020

People currently in then UAE with a visit visa, who are unable to leave the country due to the closure of air and land borders are allowed to stay in the country legally. WAM, the government news agency released the statement saying

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Inbound and Outbound Flights Suspended

Inbound and Outbound Flights Suspended

23 March 2020

All inbound and outbound flights, including those of passengers in transit, will be suspended for two weeks. A statement issued by the government news agency WAM

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People Advised To Stay Home Unless Absolutely Necessary

People Advised To Stay Home Unless Absolutely Necessary

23 March 2020

The UAE government has urged the public to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary to get essential supplies, such as food and medicine, or to perform essential jobs. A joint statement issued by the Ministry of Interior

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UAE Shuts Down Malls For Two Weeks

UAE Shuts Down Malls For Two Weeks

23 March 2020

The UAE has decided to close all commercial centres, and shopping malls along with fish, meat and vegetable markets for a renewable period of two weeks.

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