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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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Virtual Cycling Classes At Home

Virtual Cycling Classes At Home

23 March 2020

While many of us are already spending all our time indoors, local gyms are doing their bit to keep us active and healthy. Motion Cycling, a spinning studio in Business Bay, is offering to deliver and instal a spin bike at your home, including shoes

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UPDATED: Emirates Suspends Passenger Flights

UPDATED: Emirates Suspends Passenger Flights

22 March 2020

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and heavy restrictions on air travel across the globe, Dubai based Emirates Airlines has announced the temporary suspension of most of its passenger operations from 25 March, however some passenger flights and its

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Autonomous Vehicle Trials Begins At Expo Site

Autonomous Vehicle Trials Begins At Expo Site

22 March 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the trial run of an autonomous vehicle at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai. The vehicle will carry individuals from the main entrance of the site to the staff offices following a dedicated path

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Earn Shukran Points With DTC Limos

Earn Shukran Points With DTC Limos

22 March 2020

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with the retail group, Landmark to link the DTC app with their ‘Shukran Loyalty Points Programme.’ Passengers can book limos through DTC app and have a chance to earn Shukran points on all

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Dubai World Cup Postponed

Dubai World Cup Postponed

22 March 2020

It has announced that due to the growing concerns around the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, and to safeguard the health of all participants, the organising committee has decided to postpone the 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup

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Emirates Suspends 70 Per Cent Of Routes

Emirates Suspends 70 Per Cent Of Routes

22 March 2020

Emirates has announced it is suspending flights to more destinations in light of ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions on air travel. The total number of destinations affected now stands at 111, which means Emirates has temporarily suspended

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Sheikh Mohammed - Education Will Never Stop

Sheikh Mohammed - Education Will Never Stop

22 March 2020

As students in the UAE today settled down for their first distance learning class from home, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai took to the social media to share a pictu

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Dubai To Disinfect Streets

Dubai To Disinfect Streets

22 March 2020

Dubai Municipality has begun to disinfect streets and roads around Dubai to contain the spread of COVID-19. The programme began on Friday, 21 March and will run for 11 continuous days. The campaign will see at least 95 major roads thoroughly

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