#News

Offices Send Their employees Home

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

Electronic Cigarettes

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

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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

ALHOSN UAE Covid-19 app

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

UAE summer school holidays and reopening dates announced

The directive is applicable to both public and private schools

UAE forms moon-sighting committee to confirm start of Eid

The committee will hold a virtual meeting after the Maghrib prayers on Friday, May 22

QuantLase Imaging Lab

UAE develops rapid coronavirus laser testing technology with results available in seconds

The device which is expected to be available in the market over the next few months is developed by QuantLase Imaging Lab and will enable rapid mass-scale testing

Etihad axes ‘hundreds of jobs’ across business divisions to weather Covid-19 impact

The report added that more job cuts were expected

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Etihad adds special flights in May and June to and from Abu Dhabi

The airline is also facilitating transit flights from Sydney and Melbourne to and from London via Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Video: Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed inspects Emirates Field Hospital in Abu Dhabi

The hospital has a capacity for 1,200 patients and is staffed with 46 doctors and medics as well as 155 nurses

Saudi billionaire businessman Saleh Kamel dies

The businessman, who had an estimated net worth of $2.6bn, was the founder and chairman of conglomerate Dallah Albaraka

Mashreq Bank Metro Station

RTA renames three metro stations in Dubai

It has signed an agreement with Dubai-headquartered Mashreq Bank as part of the new deal

Expat residents allowed to return to the UAE from June 1

The Federal Authority For Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has asked residents who wish to return to the UAE to register themselves online

Emirates Skywards members can now earn Tier Miles by shopping within the UAE

Tier Miles are normally linked to miles flown and consequently determine tier status – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum

Salman Khan

Video: Salman Khan has a message for Abu Dhabi residents amid Covid-19 crisis

The Bollywood star has urged people to stay at home and to get themselves tested in case they develop symptoms of the virus

Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University creates face shield prototype for healthcare sector

The university aims to send 100 of these shields to hospitals over the coming weeks

Dubai schools allowed to raise fees by 6.4%

Schools in Dubai are scheduled to reopen in September – KHDA

It hasn’t indicated whether e-learning will continue to be a part of the education process