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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

Sheikh Mohammed

Sheikh Mohammed announces new government structure with merged ministries

About 50 per cent of federal agencies will be merged with each other or within ministries

Abu Dhabi Group 42 (G42)

Abu Dhabi-based G42 joins Israel Aerospace Industries, Rafael to combat Covid-19

They will jointly leverage their combined knowledge, human and technological assets, to accelerate the delivery of solutions to combat the pandemic

Asian workers take a break at Friday Market in Kuwait City

Kuwait’s National Assembly approves expat quota bill – report

If approved, the law would require some 800,000 Indians to leave the country

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

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Sheikh Mohammed to announce new UAE government structure

The UAE is expected to merge some of its ministries and departments

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UAE reports 400 Covid-19 cases, 1 death; Saudi records 3,383 infections, 54 fatalities

The total number of infections in UAE and Saudi Arabia stands at 49,469 and 197,608 respectively

Etihad operates 106 UAE humanitarian aid charters to combat Covid-19 globally

The flights were undertaken to 54 destinations to transport medical and food aid