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UAE approves COVID-19 vaccine for front-line workers

UAE approves COVID-19 vaccine for front-line workers

15 Sep 2020

Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, said the findings of studies during the final stages of phase III clinical trials show that the vaccine is effective and has a strong response, generating antibodies to the virus.

"The vaccine’s safety have been reviewed and results show it is safe for use," the minister added during a press briefing.

Dr Nawal Al-Kaabi, Chairman of the National Clinical Committee for Coronavirus and the principal investigator of the... Read More

Flydubai offers passengers free global cover for COVID-19

Flydubai offers passengers free global cover for COVID-19

13 Sep 2020

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced that passengers booking with flydubai for travel between 01 September and 30 November 2020 will automatically receive free global cover for COVID-19.

The new service covers passengers’ health expenses and quarantine costs if diagnosed with COVID-19 during their trip and is valid for 31 days from the time they take their first flight on their itinerary. The service enables passengers to benefit from coverage for their medical expenses up to... Read More

Russia has resumed international flights with the United Arab Emirates

Russia has resumed international flights with the United Arab Emirates

09 Sep 2020

After approximately four months of international isolation, on Aug. 1 some airports in Russia were able to welcome international departures to a small number of foreign destinations.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a directive to resume international air service with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Maldives on a mutual basis, the government’s press service reported. Egypt (Cairo), three flights a week; the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), two flights a week;... Read More

Ithra Dubai announces the launch of Plot 3 of the Deira Enrichment Project

Ithra Dubai announces the launch of Plot 3 of the Deira Enrichment Project

02 Sep 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) - September 1st, 2020: Ithra Dubai, wholly owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, announces the launch of Plot 3 of Phase 1 of the Deira Enrichment Project (DEP.) Known as “Sherina Plaza,” Plot 3 has entered the close-out and handover phase, leading the way before Plots 1, 2, 11 and 12 soon to be completed within Phase 1 of DEP. 

The announcement was made during a media tour of Plot 3 organized by Ithra Dubai and attended by the developer’s... Read More

UAE grants paternity leave for private sector employees

UAE grants paternity leave for private sector employees

31 Aug 2020

Private-sector workers are now entitled to more parental leave after an order from President Sheikh Khalifa on Sunday.

Under the new law, private companies should give male and female employees five days of paid parental leave, to be taken within six months of the child's birth.

Previously, UAE law did not require private sector companies to provide the leave to male staff, although companies could include paid paternity leave at their discretion.

Male public sector... Read More

Ulysse Nardin Releases Four-Piece Blast Watch Collection

Ulysse Nardin Releases Four-Piece Blast Watch Collection

29 Aug 2020

A bold, new timepiece bursts onto the scene, inspired by the turbulent forces of nature.

Emblazoned with the luxury Swiss watchmaker’s signature “X” emblem, the Blast watch combines a rock-solid frame with smooth, geometrical lines. The result calls for a crisp design that gets the job done stylishly and efficiently. Taking its cues from the volcanos and ice glaciers that drove the design—Blast merges seemingly opposing elements, such as a satin-finish case and a rugged openwork face... Read More

The DSS Final Sale – Packed With Super Promotions and Family Activities

The DSS Final Sale – Packed With Super Promotions and Family Activities

26 Aug 2020

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 August 2020: As another successful edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) comes to a close, the citywide celebration of shopping, winning and entertainment has saved the best deals, family fun and promotions for last!

With the seven weeks of super sales, exciting promotions and fun-packed activities almost over, DSS presents its eagerly awaited grand finale – the DSS Final Sale! Taking place from Thursday, 27 August to Saturday, 29 August, the mega... Read More

Abu Dhabi schools to charge full fees regardless of the mode of attendance

Abu Dhabi schools to charge full fees regardless of the mode of attendance

25 Aug 2020

Students will need to pay tuition fees in full, regardless of the mode of attendance and reopening model followed by the school, according to a new set of guidelines issued by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) on Monday.

The 21-page document, viewed by Khaleej Times, outlined an extensive list of guidelines for parents preparing their children for the new school term, after Covid-19 restrictions shut educational facilities across the country in March.

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Residents must get 'green' ICA message before returning to UAE

Residents must get 'green' ICA message before returning to UAE

23 Aug 2020

Travel agents have advised UAE residents returning to the country to thoroughly check requirements before booking their air tickets. This includes getting a negative Covid-19 PCR test result and checking the validity of travel on a Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website (https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae).

The advice comes after some residents were reportedly stranded at Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports on Monday. On August 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster... Read More

Etihad Airways has signed a partnership agreement with AccesRail

Etihad Airways has signed a partnership agreement with AccesRail

21 Aug 2020

Etihad Airways has announced the expansion of its partnership with AccesRail, the world’s leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions.

The partnership allows Etihad to use AccesRail's expertise to enable its customers to book train and coach tickets in Europe in conjunction with their air fare using the airline’s online booking platform, or through their travel agency, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

Etihad’s guests can connect to and from their international... Read More

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