#Government

Kuwait city

Kuwaiti MPs reject draft law allowing private sector firms to cut salaries by up to 50%

Kuwaiti lawmakers have approved amendments to the rent law, allowing tenants to delay their rent payments

Dubai-skyline

Dubai government employees to have flexible working hours from August 16

The circular by the Dubai Government Human Resources Department was issued to all government entities on Saturday, August 8

Sheikh Mohammed cabinet

UAE Cabinet holds first meeting in person since Covid-19 outbreak

The cabinet returned to work a month early amid “exceptional circumstances”, said Sheikh Mohammed

Dubai DMCC Diamond Exchange

Dubai’s DMCC cuts business registration fees for diamond companies by 50%

DMCC also said that newly registered companies will be offered a free 12-month membership of the Dubai Diamond Exchange

New space technology centre to be set up in Abu Dhabi

One of its main objectives will be to build capabilities and create a technical space hub in the UAE

Ajman

All Ajman government employees to return to their workplace from August 3

Employees with chronic diseases will be exempted from the directive, provided they furnish a medical report approved by the emirate’s medical committee

Ajman

Ajman to open free Covid-19 testing centre on July 23

The centre has a testing capacity of over 2,000 people per day

Safa Al Hashem Kuwait

Kuwaiti MP proposes move to stop issuing residency permits for expats aged over 60

The proposal also seeks to deport “all expats undergoing treatment at psychiatric hospitals”

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah

Kuwaiti Emir to travel to US to continue medical treatment

The 91-year-old emir had a “successful surgery” in Kuwait earlier this week

Free Covid-19 tests for all expat residents and UAE citizens in Fujairah

The initiative will be undertaken in coordination with the Fujairah Medical District and the emirate’s emergency crisis and disaster management team

Dubai Food Security

Dubai’s external food trade valued at Dhs32bn in H1 2020

The emirate’s food imports reached Dhs22bn, while exports were recorded at Dhs5.5bn and re-exports amounted to Dhs4.5bn

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi records Dhs80.23bn non-oil foreign trade in first five months of 2020

Saudi Arabia was the emirate’s top trading partner during the period, accounting for Dhs17.91bn worth of trade

Sheikh Hamdan

Sheikh Hamdan reveals best and worst Dubai government entities to work at

The average employee happiness at Dubai government entities was found to be 85 per cent

UAE Hope Probe

Video: UAE Hope Probe bound for Mars successfully launches from Japan

The Ground Control station located in the Al Khawaneej area of Dubai has successfully received the first transmission from the Hope Probe too

New ‘DUBAI ASSURED’ stamp to confirm health protocols at hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments

The stamp is issued free of charge and is valid for 15 days

UAE reports Covid-19 recovery rate of 85.8%

The government said on Saturday that another 460 individuals had recovered from the virus taking the overall number of recoveries up to 48,917

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed

Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III vaccine trials

A total of 15,000 volunteers are required to participate in the trials

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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for Covid-19

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All Sharjah government employees to return to their offices from July 19

An exception will be made only for those with chronic diseases

IESF

UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

Covid-19 Lab tests

UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

Dubai airport

UAE tourists, visitors with expired permits given one month to exit country

The one-month grace period to exit the country has begun from July 12

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UAE announces phased renewals of expired residency visas, Emirates IDs from July 12

Those whose documents have expired in March and April must proceed with the renewal process immediately

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Expired UAE residence visas, ID cards no longer valid until December-end

UAE citizens, GCC nationals and residents inside the country have a grace period of three months to renew their documents

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UAE establishes new office to recognise and support country’s frontline workers

The Frontline Heroes Office will grant rewards, present certificates of appreciation, and nominate some to receive honorary medals too

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai Cyber Index

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Cyber Index to enhance cybersecurity among government entities

The Index was developed by the Dubai Electronic Security Center

Sheikh Mohammed Dubai Metro Route 2020

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Metro’s Route 2020

The new route will provide direct metro connectivity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site

Dubai Land Department

Land Department launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ virtual platform to connect stakeholders

The virtual platform features stakeholders including developers, investors and brokers

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai International Airport DXB

Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia extends validity of residency permits, entry and exit visas for expats

Most of the visas have been extended for three months without holders having to pay any extra fee