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UAE remains on UK’s red list in latest update

The UK added the UAE to its red list in January this year

Kuwait resumes flights to the UK following suspension in Jan

Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways and British Airways have been licenced to operate direct flights to and from London Heathrow airport

Abu Dhabi removes UK from ‘green list’ destinations in latest update

Malta has been added to the list, which includes 28 destinations in total

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Emirates to restart flights from Dubai to the UK this month

The airline said that travel restrictions remain in place as the UAE is still on the UK’s red list for travel

Paul Griffiths Dubai Airports CEO

Dubai Airports CEO expresses uncertainty over UAE being removed from UK’s travel red list soon

Paul Griffiths added that the UAE is working on a vaccine passport system which will help facilitate travel

Saudi Arabia Quarantine

Saudi lifts entry ban for travellers coming from UAE, UK, other countries

The directive is effective from 1am, on Sunday, May 30

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The UAE should be off UK’s red list “very soon” – Emirates chairman

He pointed to the fact that there are over 150,000 people from the UK currently living in the UAE

Dubai Police Michael Paul Moogan

Dubai Police arrest UK fugitive Michael Paul Moogan in the UAE

Extradition procedures for Moogan, accused of being part of a large-scale international drug trafficking plot, are currently underway

Abu Dhabi adds nine countries, including the UK, to its ‘green list’

Passengers arriving from the green list destinations are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures

UAE could continue to remain on UK’s ‘red list’ for travel

The UK is expected to lift its ban on non-essential international travel from May 17

Saudi to retain ban on 20 countries including UAE, India and UK when international flights resume in May

The kingdom will resume international flights on May 17

Saudi Prince reportedly sells English country estate to Bahrain’s King

The sale price was more than $165m, according to sources

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Bremont unveils new Argonaut Azure timepiece

The caseback of the new chronometer features the heraldic badges of all three services of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to invest £800m in UK life sciences sector

Joint investment programme with UK govt to devote £1bn to the sector

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Oman suspends flights from UK, reduces staff capacity at offices

The sultanate also prohibited the entry of passengers who departed from or transited through the UK in the past 14 days

Covid-19: UK adds Oman, Qatar to travel ‘red list’

This move is to protect the UK against new variants of the coronavirus infection

Saudi-backed UK health app Babylon ends deal with Tencent

A $550m cash infusion led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in 2019 valued the company at about $2bn

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

Emirates to operate flights from UK to Dubai for stranded UAE citizens and residents

The UK banned all direct passenger flights to and from the UAE starting January 29

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Covid-19: UK indefinitely bans all passenger flights from UAE starting January 29

All non-British or Irish passengers, excluding third-country nationals who have residence rights in the UK, who have been in or transited through the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted entry to the UK

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UAE bans import of eggs, live birds from UK and Netherlands

The announcement was made by the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on Monday afternoon

US, UK condemn air attack on Riyadh which ‘targeted civilians’

Saudi Arabia said it had “intercepted and destroyed a hostile air target going towards Riyadh” on Saturday

Tom Watson Counterculture

Interview: Tom Watson, president Counterculture and former UK Labour Deputy Leader

How the UK and UAE arts and culture sector can collaborate and spur creativity while weathering the pandemic

UK says travellers from the UAE will now have to self-isolate for 10 days

The UAE has been removed from the UK’s travel corridor list

Gold near eight-week high as Covid angst fires up haven demand

Spot gold added as much as 0.1 per cent to $1,945.67 an ounce, the highest since November 9

Kuwait Airport Flights

Kuwait to indefinitely ban flights to the UK

Inbound passengers from all other countries will be subject to a PCR test upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport

Brexit trade deal: All the main details as EU, UK avoid chaotic breakup

The agreement, which runs more than 400 pages with an additional 800 pages of annexes, will be put to a vote in the UK parliament on Dec 30

Oil slips with new coronavirus strain threatening fuel demand

More than 40 countries are restricting flights and effectively isolating the UK

Four cases of new mutated strain suspected in Oman

Oman will receive a consignment of 15,600 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week

UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad suspend flights to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman

Emirates has suspended flights to the kingdom until December 27, while flights to Kuwait and Oman have been halted from December 22-28