Revealed: Answers to all Dubai visa related queries

Holders of expired residency visas should renew them before exiting the country if they wish to return

UAE denies reports that it has signed an agreement with Israel on security

Reports claimed contacts had been established at the ministerial level between the two countries to conclude a security agreement

Covid-19 testing UAE 7

UAE reports 424 new Covid-19 cases, says 20-40 age group ‘most affected’

The death toll in the country due to Covid-19 has risen to 372

Saudi foreign minister

Saudi will stick to 2002 Arab peace plan – foreign minister

The plan proposes normalised relations with Israel only after it withdraws from the Palestinian territories

Bahrain Gulf Air

Bahrain cancels mandatory 10-day quarantine for all inbound travellers

However, everyone will still be tested for Covid-19 on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport

Sheikh-Mohammed Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed outlines new law for family-owned businesses in Dubai

The validity of a family ownership contract can extend up to 15 years, after which it must be renewed


Abu Dhabi residents can use credit cards to pay traffic fines in interest-free installments

Five banks have partnered on this initiative which include First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Mashreq Al Islami, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and Emirates Islamic Bank


Free parking declared in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah for Hijri New Year 2020

The Sharjah City Municipality said that paid parking will apply to certain areas within the emirate

Hala Ras Al Khaimah

Careem launches Hala taxi service in Ras Al Khaimah

There are 500 Hala taxis deployed across the emirate

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UAE says “alarming increase” in number of Covid-19 cases

The number of patients currently being treated stands at 6,631

Dubai skyline

Dry night coming up in Dubai this week

The dry night will be observed across Dubai to mark the Hijri New Year

UAE Residency Visa

UAE grants three-month grace period for those whose residency visa expired before March 1

The grace period for these visa violators to exit the country ends on November 17

Sharjah Airport

Sharjah Airport becomes first carbon neutral airport in the GCC

The carbon neutral status is received when net carbon dioxide emissions over a full year are zero

UAE Covid-19

UAE reports 283 new Covid-19 cases, 98 recoveries

The total number of confirmed cases in the country has risen to 64,102

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Covid-19 Command and Control Centre Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits Covid-19 command and control centre in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts of healthcare workers in successfully combating the Covid-19 virus

UAE Israel Covid-19

UAE, Israeli companies agree to jointly combat Covid-19 and develop testing device

The agreement was signed between APEX National Investment and TeraGroup at the headquarters of Al Qudra Holding in Abu Dhabi

Dubai airport

UAE residents flying back to Dubai still require GDRFA approval

A directive that went into effect on Wednesday had said all expats with UAE residency visas can enter the country without prior approvals

President Trump Meets With Israeli PM Netanyahu At The White House

UAE, Israel agree on historic deal to establish diplomatic ties

US President Donald Trump said the deal will facilitate peace in the Mideast

UAE vaccine trial

UAE hits target of 15,000 volunteers for Covid-19 vaccine phase III trials

The target was achieved in less than a month with individuals from 107 nationalities participating in the programme

ADNOC Distribution

ADNOC Distribution net profit dips 22.4% in H1 2020

Its revenue for H1 2020 stood at Dhs7.95bn, down 22.6 per cent from Dhs10.27bn year-on-year

Hijri New Year 2020

UAE declares holiday for Hijri New Year 2020

Sunday, August 23, will be observed as the holiday for the new year

Abu Dhabi University

Abu Dhabi University offers 20% discount to healthcare workers and their families

Students who receive the scholarship must maintain a GPA of no less than 3.0


UAE residents arriving in Abu Dhabi do not require ICA approval

Those arriving in Abu Dhabi will still be subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 PCR tests

UAE Covid-19

UAE reports 179 new Covid-19 cases, says PCR tests ‘most effective’ to detect virus

The new infections were detected following 58,953 tests undertaken to screen for the virus

dubai duty free fire

Fire breaks out at Dubai Duty Free warehouse

No injuries were reported

Saudi Arabia Youth

Two-thirds of Saudi Arabia’s population is under the age of 35

Nearly half of all Saudi employees are below the age of 35


UAE reports 225 additional Covid-19 cases, precautionary guidelines issued for shopping malls

The total number of cases recorded in the country has risen to 62,525

UAE Satellite

UAE prepares to launch navigation satellite in 2021

The UAE’s navigation satellite will be the first project of Satellite Assembly, Integration and Testing Centre

ESI Digital Summer Esports

ESI to organise major B2B online esports gaming conference next week

The online ESI Digital Summer conference will be held from August 17-21

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District