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Bars And Restaurants Allowed To Serve Beverages Again

Bars And Restaurants Allowed To Serve Beverages Again

21 May 2020

Licensed premises in Dubai have been given permission to serve alcohol again with certain limitations in place. 

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Changes To Timings Of National Sterilisation Programme Announced

Changes To Timings Of National Sterilisation Programme Announced

18 May 2020

New timings for the National Sterilisation Programme have been announced that will come into effect just before the start of Eid Al Fitr. From the 27th day of Ramadan, which is Wednesday 20 May

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Skate Park On Kite Beach Opens Again

Skate Park On Kite Beach Opens Again

18 May 2020

Skateboard enthusiasts, there is good news for you. Dubai’s popular and state of the art skatepark has reopened for those wanting to get their adrenalin rush on their skateboard, scooter, bmx or in-line skates.

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Reckless And Irresponsible Individuals Cause Increase In Fines For Not Following Precautionary Measures

Reckless And Irresponsible Individuals Cause Increase In Fines For Not Following Precautionary Measures

18 May 2020

Precautionary measures in place to help contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 have not been followed by all members of the community, and have been dubbed "reckless and irresponsible"

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Three Dubai Metro Stations Have Changed Their Names

Three Dubai Metro Stations Have Changed Their Names

18 May 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with Mashreq Bank where the former Sharaf DG Metro Station will now be known as Mashreq Metro Station.

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Mobile Testing Unit Launched To Do More COVID-19 Tests In Labour Camps

Mobile Testing Unit Launched To Do More COVID-19 Tests In Labour Camps

17 May 2020

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a mobile testing unit to conduct coronavirus COVID-19 tests in densely populated areas.

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10 Million Meals Initiative Secures Over 15 Million Meals

10 Million Meals Initiative Secures Over 15 Million Meals

17 May 2020

The ’10 million meals’ initiative launched by his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has concluded.

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More Parks Opening In Different Phases

More Parks Opening In Different Phases

17 May 2020

It was recently announced that parks and hotel beaches were to open as part of the ongoing measures to ease restrictions in place to contains the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.

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New Website Launched In The UAE To Share Positivity Among All UAE Residents

New Website Launched In The UAE To Share Positivity Among All UAE Residents

14 May 2020

Over the past few weeks, since everyone's day to day life has changed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed a wave of humanity and support for each other at levels previously not experienced, and people coming together

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Golden Visas To Be Issued To Front Line Workers

Golden Visas To Be Issued To Front Line Workers

14 May 2020

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued directives to grant Golden Visas to front line workers working for Dubai Health Authority.

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Fines On Expired Residence And Tourist Visas Waived

Fines On Expired Residence And Tourist Visas Waived

14 May 2020

A directive issued by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has confirmed that all visa fines imposed on residents with expired residence visas and visitors with expired visit visas, will be waived

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Private Sector Eid Al Fitr Holidays Announced

Private Sector Eid Al Fitr Holidays Announced

14 May 2020

The UAE’s Ministry of Human Resources has announced that the dates for the forthcoming Eid Al Fitr holidays for the private sector will be from Ramadan 29 to Shawwal 3, in accordance with the Islamic calendar, and shall be paid holiday.

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Parks And Hotel Beaches Open

Parks And Hotel Beaches Open

13 May 2020

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management, headed by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, have approved the partial easing of some restrictions in place

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Emirates To Resume Scheduled Passenger Flights

Emirates To Resume Scheduled Passenger Flights

13 May 2020

Dubai based airline Emirates, has announced it will begin scheduled passenger flights to 9 destinations. The scheduled flights will resume on 21 May

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