#News

Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed

Head of Abu Dhabi’s health department becomes first volunteer for Covid-19 Phase III vaccine trials

A total of 15,000 volunteers are required to participate in the trials

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DP World lists $1.5bn sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

The capital raised by the sukuk will be used for general corporate and growth purposes including refinancing debt

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Abu Dhabi’s Covid-19 laser-testing at border made by-appointment only

A new laser-based DPI technique developed by the QuantLase Imaging Lab can rapidly screen travellers at the border for Covid-19

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UAE reports 393 Covid-19 recoveries, no deaths

The total number of Covid-19 cases recorded in the UAE stands at 55,848

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MEBAA business aviation airshow will be held this December in Dubai

It will take place from December 8-10, 2020, at the DWC, Airshow Site in Dubai

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All Sharjah government employees to return to their offices from July 19

An exception will be made only for those with chronic diseases

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UAE reports 375 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

There were 512 new recoveries reported too

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UAE government signs agreement with IESF to promote tolerance in esports

An IESF Global Commission of Tolerance and Coexistence in Esports will be formed as a result of the agreement

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Abu Dhabi introduces Covid-19 laser-testing at border to gain entry into emirate

Those with a positive result must undergo a nasal swab PCR test at the same location to confirm whether they have the virus

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Saudi to allow Eid Al Adha prayers at mosques, warns of fines for entering holy sites without permit

A fine of SAR10,000 shall be imposed on violators, and doubled if repeated

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UAE to begin Covid-19 vaccine trials with 15,000 volunteers

There will be two vaccines that will be tested during the Phase III trials

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UAE’s first N95 respirator manufacturing facility can produce upto 90,000 units per day

The facility, with an annual production capacity of 30 million units, has secured orders from UAE entities for the rest of the year

Turki Al Malki, Saudi coalition

Saudi forces destroy two missiles, six ‘bomb-laden’ drones launched from Yemen

The attacks were launched by the Houthis in Yemen “to deliberately target civilians in the kingdom”

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to six European destinations from October 1

Tickets for flights to the six European destinations from Abu Dhabi are already on sale

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UAE announces phased renewals of expired residency visas, Emirates IDs from July 12

Those whose documents have expired in March and April must proceed with the renewal process immediately

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Expired UAE residence visas, ID cards no longer valid until December-end

UAE citizens, GCC nationals and residents inside the country have a grace period of three months to renew their documents

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Sharjah declares three days of mourning after Deputy Ruler dies

Sheikh Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi passed away in London

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

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UAE establishes new office to recognise and support country’s frontline workers

The Frontline Heroes Office will grant rewards, present certificates of appreciation, and nominate some to receive honorary medals too

Sheikh Hamdan Dubai Cyber Index

Sheikh Hamdan launches Dubai Cyber Index to enhance cybersecurity among government entities

The Index was developed by the Dubai Electronic Security Center

Sheikh Mohammed Dubai Metro Route 2020

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Metro’s Route 2020

The new route will provide direct metro connectivity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site

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Emirates passengers from these 10 countries require Covid-19-negative certificates prior to their flights to Dubai

The certificates must be issued no more than 96 hours before departure

Dubai Land Department

Land Department launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ virtual platform to connect stakeholders

The virtual platform features stakeholders including developers, investors and brokers

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Pictures: Sheikh Hamdan reviews protocols for welcoming tourists at Dubai International Airport

Dubai’s Crown Prince was accompanied by top aviation, tourism and security officials as he inspected different areas across the airport, especially the arrivals terminal

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Two British nationals arrested in Dubai on charges of drug peddling

The penalty for personal possession can be up to 10 years imprisonment, and drug trafficking can result in a life sentence

UAE Covid-19 testing

UAE reports 528 new Covid-19 cases; to conduct 2 million tests in two months

There were 424 new recoveries recorded taking the overall number of recoveries up to 40,721

Dubz Dnata Covid-19 tests

Dnata’s DUBZ now offers Covid-19 testing as part of its home check-in services in Dubai

Dubz has partnered with Mediclinic for the service with results available between 24-48 hours of testing

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Wizz Air begins flights connecting Abu Dhabi and Budapest

The airline will expand its network from Abu Dhabi to include flights to Sofia, Katowice and Cluj-Napoca in September

Asian workers take a break at Friday Market in Kuwait City

Kuwait’s National Assembly approves expat quota bill – report

If approved, the law would require some 800,000 Indians to leave the country

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too