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Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai announces special Dhs10 tickets for visitors on January 16

The announcement was made as the event prepares to mark the milestone of achieving 10 million visits

DEWA-SAT 1

Video: DEWA launches nanosatellite to aid network planning and maintenance in UAE

DEWA-SAT 1 was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex in Florida on Thursday

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Infinity Bridge Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits new Infinity Bridge in Dubai

It improves connectivity between Deira and Bur Dubai by raising the total number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek from 48 to 60

Bal Krishen CEO and chairman Century Financial

UAE’s Century Financial to invest $100m in Jammu and Kashmir

The investment will cover three hotels and one commercial-residential complex in the union territory

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA

DEWA commissioned 1,310 11kV distribution stations in Dubai in 2021

These stations are mainly spread across Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa, and Al Yafra 2

Hisham Khalid Tawfiq Abdulkhaliq

ADQ appoints new chairman of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

Hisham Khalid Tawfiq Abdulkhaliq Malak also serves as the undersecretary of the Department of Finance

Emirates

Emirates suspends flights between Dubai and six African destinations

The airline will operate one-way flights from Dubai to six other countries

UAE covid-19 vaccine

Covid-19: Health ministry issues guidelines on eligibility, timelines for booster jabs in UAE

Vulnerable individuals who took the Sinopharm vaccine have been advised to take their booster shot three months after the second dose

Abu Dhabi government employees

Booster shots mandatory for Abu Dhabi government employees to enter workplace

Additionally, they must continue to present a negative PCR test results every seven days

Air Arabia

Air Arabia resumes city check-in service in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman

The centres will accept baggage for direct transportation to the airport and generate boarding passes between 8-24 hours prior to departure

Dubai Duty Free

Dubai Duty Free achieves Dhs3.56bn sales in 2021, up 40% y-on-y

The top five selling categories for the year included perfumes followed by liquor, cigarettes and tobacco, gold and electronics

Covid-19: Kuwait advises citizens in UK to leave country

The Embassy also called on citizens to adhere to the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry’s recommendations to postpone travel to the UK

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed approves Dubai budget of Dhs181bn for 2022-2024

It includes an expenditure of nearly Dhs60bn in 2022

Abu Dhabi removes UK, Qatar, Russia, others, from green list

All travellers arriving from the green list destinations are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi

OPEC+ seen reviving output in sign of confidence for 2022 demand

The 23-nation alliance is likely to proceed with another modest monthly hike of 400,000 barrels a day as it restores production halted during the pandemic

Covid-19: UAE reports 2,556 new cases, 1 death

The total number of recorded infections in the UAE stands at 764,493

Emirates dubai

Emirates suspends entry of passengers from 10 African countries to Dubai

Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to these destinations will remain unaffected

Sharjah private schools

Sharjah: Covid-19 PCR tests required for some students to return to school in January

All school staff and students aged 12 and over are required to present a negative PCR test result not older than 96 hours to return to their campus in January after the winter break

Dubai New Year's Eve Covid-19

Dubai announces precautionary measures for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Failure to wear a mask at indoor and outdoor events can attract a fine of Dhs3,000

E-learning

Abu Dhabi schools to implement distance learning for two weeks

During this period, ongoing testing campaigns will be intensified for educational personnel

covid-19

UAE reports 1,846 new Covid-19 infections, 1 death

The total number of recorded cases in the country stands at 754,911

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi updates entry rules for individuals from within the UAE

Starting December 30, unvaccinated individuals will have to show a negative PCR test result not older than 96 hours to be allowed to enter the emirate

Expo 2020 Dubai

Over eight million visits recorded to Expo 2020 Dubai

The organisers have revealed the events lined up for New Year’s eve celebrations at the Expo

Emirates Angola Guinea

Emirates suspends flights from two African countries to Dubai

The suspensions from Angola and Guinea take effect from Tuesday, December 28

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi updates protocols for social gatherings

The new directives state that social events held at home should not host more than 30 people

Abha International Airport Saudi Arabia

Saudi forces destroy armed drones launched towards Abha and Jazan airports

The coalition later said that it carried out airstrikes on “legitimate military targets” in Sana’a

Covid-19: UAE announces protocols for Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations

All event attendees must provide a negative PCR test result taken within 96 hours

UAE says it’s suspending F-35 talks with the US

The UAE said it is reassessing the strategic requirements and the costs/benefits of the aircraft

Gulf leaders stress need for joint security, approve establishment of GCC Railways Authority

The GCC Supreme Council also urged for the need to accelerate the establishment of a joint customs union and the GCC Common Market

Covid-19

UAE announces 92 new Covid-19 cases, 71 recoveries

No deaths were recorded over the preceding 24 hours