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Saudi begins phase two of easing lockdown: Mosques reopen, fines revealed for violators

Domestic flights are also allowed to resume in the kingdom

UAE Ministry of Finance reduces fees for certain federal entities

The measures include a 50 per cent reduction in the fees to register suppliers

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UAE says it cannot confirm virus is subsiding; reports 726 new Covid-19 cases

The total number of cases detected in the country has risen to 33,896

UAE announces change in disinfection timings

The programme will begin at 10pm across the UAE except in Dubai, where it will start at 11pm

UAE fuel prices for June announced

This is the second month in a row that prices have remained unchanged

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Nissan posts biggest loss in 20 years, unveils turnaround plan

A four-year plan calls for production to be cut by 20 per cent to about 5.4 million vehicles a year

UAE records nearly one-third decline in nitrogen dioxide levels from February to April

The country’s climate change ministry published its first national-level inventory of emissions in February

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Only 30% of UAE federal government staff to return to workplace from May 31

The decision to increase the number of employees will be reviewed weekly based on the prevailing health conditions

All Dubai government employees to begin working out of offices from June 14

Fifty per cent of these government employees will resume working from the office starting Sunday, May 31

Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan announces new Covid-19 award for firms battling pandemic

The total prize money allocated for this category is $80,000

Three women in Saudi’s Jazan injured in missile attack

Shrapnel from the missile attack wounded the three women and damaged one house

Domestic flights to resume in Saudi Arabia from May 31

All local destinations will be covered by these flights within two weeks

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Saudi Arabia issues guidelines for reopening mosques

Children under the age of 15 are not allowed to attend prayers at the mosques

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Dubai offices allowed to reopen with 50% capacity; public transport timings revised

Earlier, offices were permitted to reopen with only 30 per cent of their staff in attendance

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UAE defers ban on e-cigarettes, water pipe tobacco products without ‘digital tax stamps’

The ban will now go into effect from January 1, 2021

UAE reports 779 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Another 325 patients have recovered from the virus too

Dubai Tourism outlines steps for post-pandemic recovery plan

The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from the city’s aviation and hospitality sectors

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Saudi Arabia unveils phased plan to reopen mosques, offices and malls

The curfew will begin to be eased across the kingdom, except Makkah, from May 28

Dubai to resume business activities from May 27, cinemas, gyms to reopen

There will be no restrictions on movement between 6am and 11pm

Video: Heavy rains continue across the UAE, poor visibility warning issued

Cloudy weather conditions have also been forecast for the rest of the week

Video: Heavy rainfall, hail reported in the UAE

Authorities warned of low visibility and the possibility of flash floods

Sharjah Ruler pardons 108 prisoners for Eid Al Fitr

The prisoners were released from punitive and reformative institutions in Sharjah

Six winners share Dhs1m Emirates Loto Eid Al-Fitr draw

No one has yet claimed the Dhs50m jackpot prize

In pics: Eid Al Fitr celebrations across the world

Across the world, governments have urged people to pray at home or follow strict social distancing measures due to Covid-19

UAE, Saudi announce first day of Eid Al Fitr

The Shawwal crescent was not sighted on Friday evening

Pakistani plane with 99 people onboard crashes in Karachi

Flight PK 8303, an Airbus A320 jet operated by Pakistan International Airlines was flying from from Lahore to Karachi

Up to 50% discount on traffic fines in Abu Dhabi

Those who do not avail of this discount offer will have to pay the full amount of the fines once the scheme ends

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Public urged to download ALHOSN UAE Covid-19 tracing app

The app is being updated to include an additional function of being able to remotely monitor quarantined individuals

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Muslims in the UAE to perform Eid prayers at home

The UAE has set up a moon sighting committee which will hold a virtual meeting after Maghrib prayers on Friday, May 22

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Game developer Ubisoft files lawsuit against Apple, Google

There have been over five million downloads of the game on the Google Play store alone