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The latest news, updates and stories from Connector Dubai.

Events Suspended And Theme Parks Closed

Events Suspended And Theme Parks Closed

15 March 2020

As part of the ongoing preventive measures against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has directed the suspension of all events involving large gatherings from Sunday 15 March till the end of

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Apple Stores Closed

Apple Stores Closed

14 March 2020

Global technology company Apple has announced that its stores in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates will be closed temporality until 27 March to help ease the spread of coronavirus. In a message through his Twitter account, Apple chief executive

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Tourist Attractions Closed

Tourist Attractions Closed

14 March 2020

Popular visitor attractions in Abu Dhabi will be closed for 2 weeks from Sunday 15 March to help contain the spread of coronavirus. Destinations including Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Yas Island Theme Parks, Yas Water World and Ferrari

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Ministry Quashes Rumours On School Closures

Ministry Quashes Rumours On School Closures

12 March 2020

The Ministry of Education has responded to recent stories circulated on social media, and some media outlets, about its plans to close schools until the end the academic year and continue the distance e-learning system till the end of the school year

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Weather Update: Temperature Is Expected To Go Up

Weather Update: Temperature Is Expected To Go Up

12 March 2020

According to the weather update from the National Centre of Meteorology, we can expect sunny a day today and into Friday, with temperatures over the next few days expected to reach highs of 27 degrees after mid-day, but can drop to around 18 degrees

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Sneak Peek At Sky Pod Map

Sneak Peek At Sky Pod Map

11 March 2020

In February this year, Dubai's Road And Transport Authority (RTA) signed an agreement with UK based BeemCar Ltd to develop Sky Pods. The new technology is being described as a cross between a monorail and a ski lift. Sky Pods can seat four

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Global Village Postpones Friday Concerts

Global Village Postpones Friday Concerts

11 March 2020

Organisers at cultural event Global Village have announced that they are cancelling all the remaining Friday concerts for the ongoing season and postponing the events to the season 25.The step has been taken in light of preventive measures against

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Emirates Extends Waiver Free Changes

Emirates Extends Waiver Free Changes

10 March 2020

Emirates Airlines has updated the new waiver policy it announced earlier this week to give peace of mind to passengers who are unsure of their travel plans in light of coronavirus. The waiver policy announced stated that any tickets booked between

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Salik Registration Goes Paperless

Salik Registration Goes Paperless

10 March 2020

Fostering the paperless environment in Dubai's day to day operations, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has discontinued the physical Salik registration forms, and now registeration and activation of Salik tags will be done online either through

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Etisalat Gives Free Access To Video Calling App

Etisalat Gives Free Access To Video Calling App

10 March 2020

To limit the impact in their operations in the wake of coronavirus, a lot of Dubai businesses are preparing back-up plans which in some cases includes plans for employees to work remotely. To support businesses who are looking at adopting remote

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Saudi Suspends Entry From UAE And Eight Other States

Saudi Suspends Entry From UAE And Eight Other States

09 March 2020

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has put a temporary ban on arrivals from nine countries, including the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, South Korea, Egypt, Italy and Iraq starting Monday, 9 March. The step has been taken as a precautionary

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New Radar To Detect Drivers Texting While Driving

New Radar To Detect Drivers Texting While Driving

09 March 2020

Dubai Police have rolled out new technology to monitor drivers' behaviour behind the wheel, ensuring road safety for all. A new radar will be installed on different roads and highways to detect drivers' behaviour including text messaging while

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Emirates Offers Flexible Booking Choices

Emirates Offers Flexible Booking Choices

08 March 2020

Dubai based airline Emirates has announced that customers who book their tickets between 7 March and 31 March 2020 have the flexibility to reschedule their tickets to different dates in the same class at no extra charges for re-issuance. The move

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Important Notice For Students Who Travel During School Break

Important Notice For Students Who Travel During School Break

08 March 2020

Ministry of Education is advising students and families against travelling during the ongoing 4 week break, a preventive measure taken to contain the spread of coronavirus. Students who travel outside the country, specifically to the countries

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