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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

Hala and Careem launch e-hailing services in Ras Al Khaimah

Both Hala and Careem will be launching a pilot phase, available across Ras Al Khaimah by mid-August 2020

Dubai launches marine agency to regulate, promote dhow sector

The agency will be the only entity responsible for dealing with dhows during their presence in Dubai waters

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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

Uber partners with Mastercard to offer free rides home to all inbound UAE residents

The service will be applicable for rides home from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sharjah

Sharjah to resume parking fees from July 1

Motorists in the emirate were exempt from paying parking fees for three months starting April 1

Serco Middle East appoints new managing director for Dubai Metro, Tram

Wallace Weatherill has almost 20 years of experience in the operations of critical rail systems in both the UK and the Middle East

Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway set to open new gates on the Saudi side

The bridge’s passenger capacity will increase by 45 per cent when it reopens to passenger traffic

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Careem launches ‘super app’ to offer ride-hailing, delivery and payments on one platform

The roll-out of the super app started in March 2020 and is expected to complete by the end of June 2020

Uber introduces enhanced Covid-19 safety precautions in the UAE

The new measures will be in place until the end of June after which it will be reviewed

Emirates announces four repatriation flights to Cairo from Dubai

The flights will depart from Dubai to Cairo on June 14, 18, 19 and 21

Dubai RTA bus stop

Dubai’s RTA partners with private sector to build new-gen bus shelters

The first four shelters are already operational, with plans to construct a total 1,550 over the next 3-4 years

UAE fuel prices for June announced

This is the second month in a row that prices have remained unchanged

Free parking in Dubai during Eid holidays, public transport timings revealed

The metro will run from 7am to 9pm during the Eid holidays

Dubai public transport timings updated – RTA

These new timings for public transport services will remain effect until further notice

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

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports 28% drop in full year profit

The group’s revenues decreased 5 per cent to Dhs104bn

Dubai’s Aramex posts 38% dip in Q1 2020 net profit

Aramex’s Q1 2020 revenues fell 3 per cent to Dhs1.19bn, compared to Dhs1.23bn in Q1 2019

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Dubai’s Careem cuts 536 jobs, Uber Eats to stop Saudi operations

Dubai-based Careem also suspended a portion of its public transit offerings

Etihad

Etihad announces flights to 15 international destinations from Abu Dhabi in May

Emiratis wishing to return home from any of the foreign destinations where Etihad is flying to should contact their local UAE embassy or consulate

Audi Volkswagen Middle East Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

Audi and Volkswagen supply SUVs to Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services

The vehicles are being used to transport critical equipment, medical supplies and meals to team workers and their families living in the UAE

Emirates announces new repatriation flights to eight destinations from Dubai

Only citizens of the destination countries will be allowed to board the flights

Dubai Metro likely to resume services within a “maximum period of one week”

The metro will operate between 7am-7pm during the first phase of the planned reopening of the public transport system

Update: Air Arabia denies reports that it is delaying launch of low-cost carrier

The airline says preparatory work for the launch remains in motion

Dubai’s Emirates SkyCargo expands operations to transport essential items

Since the beginning of the year, Emirates SkyCargo has helped import more than 33,000 tonnes of perishable items and more than 1,700 tonnes of pharmaceuticals into the UAE

Passengers from these countries can travel to Dubai despite entry visa suspension

Emirates airline also denied social media reports that it is planning to suspend all flights from March 17

Saudi Arabia bans travel, flights to EU, India, Philippines, among other countries

It has given a 72-hour period for its citizens and residents from the countries on the list to return to the kingdom

New economy class seats – with no TV screens – unveiled by Abu Dhabi’s Etihad

Passengers can view inflight entertainment by using their own devices

Dubai’s Emirates to launch new service to Portugal’s Porto

The four times weekly service will be launched in July

Saudi’s Al Haramain train ticket prices officially revealed

The prices for the rail line vary depending on the class and the destination