UAE Cabinet Ratifies Accord to Israel ahead of Official Visit

The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates on Monday approved an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel that was signed in Washington last month, ahead of the first official visit by a UAE government delegation to Israel. The UAE and fellow Gulf state Bahrain in September becam


Dubai to Allow Weddings to Resume Under Strict Preventative Measures

The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai announced that wedding receptions will be allowed to resume in hotels, halls, homes, temporary venues, and tents in residential areas effective from 22 October 2020. The decision enables the community to celebrate social occasions i


UAE reports record 1,538 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced that it conducted 130,567 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early


Abdullah bin Zayed receives coronavirus vaccine

The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has received the coronavirus vaccine.Al-Nahyan tweeted an image of himself receiving the trial vaccine with a caption saying “corona vaccination is our way


UAE announces 1,398 new COVID-19 cases, 1,666 recoveries and 2 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), announced that it conducted 114,147 additional COVID-19 tests over the past 24 hours, using state-of-the-art medical testing equipment. In a statement, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate


UAE reports 1,064 coronavirus infections, one death

 The UAE on Monday recorded 1,064 new COVID-19 cases and one death.The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began has reached 107,293, while the death toll rose to 446.The ministry also said 1,271 cases recovered from COVID-19 over the previous 2


UAE starts imposing penalties on residents holding expired visas

The UAE has begun to enforce penalties on expired visa holders, after a three-month grace period given amid the coronavirus pandemic, Al Arabiya has reported.“25 dirhams ($6.8) per day during the first six months, 50 ($13.6) dirhams per day during the second six months, and 100 dirhams ($27.


UAE reports 1,096 coronavirus infections, two death

The UAE on Sunday recorded 1,096 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths.The Ministry of Health and Prevention said the total number of cases since the pandemic began has reached 106,229, while the death toll rose to 445.The ministry also said 1,311 cases recovered from COVID-19 over the previous 24 hou


Gargash Says Turkish Military Presence in Qatar Destabilizes the Region

Turkey's army in Qatar is an element of instability in the Gulf region, a senior official of the United Arab Emirates said on Saturday, adding that it contributes to negative polarization. "The Turkish military presence in the Arab Gulf is an emergency," UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs


Ministry of Health revokes licence of Sharjah psychiatrist for prescribibing psychotropic drugs to patients

The Ministry of Health has revoked the licence of a psychiatrist in the UAE for prescribing psychotropic drugs to patients who did not require them. After receiving a tip off from the anti-narcotics department at Sharjah Police, an inspection team from the ministry looked into a number of claims


UAE Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Infections

The United Arab Emirates, with a population of around 9.9 million people, surpassed 100,000 recorded cases of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday. The UAE, whose tally stands at 100,794 infections and 421 deaths, has seen the number of daily new cases surge over the past two months from 164 on Aug. 3 t


Coronavirus: UAE reports 932 new Covid-19 cases and 1,287 recoveries

The UAE reported 932 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday, after conducting an additional 87,669 tests. The new cases brought the country's total to 99,733 since the first infections were detected in late January. Three people died from complications related to the virus, raising the death toll to 42


UAE University Develops PCR Test to Detect COVID-19 in 45 Minutes

A team of researchers from UAE's Khalifa University has developed a portable COVID-19 testing kit that is both portable and can deliver the results in 45 minutes only. While PCR testing is always highly accurate, and the gold standard for detecting viruses, it can be complex to use. The researche


Dubai announces amendments to COVID-19 travel rules

Dubai stipulated new rules for travelers arriving and leaving the emirate on Friday.Citizens arriving in Dubai are no longer required to take a PCR test for the coronavirus when leaving the place they are coming from and are only required to take the test on arrival in the emirate, Dubai Media Off


UAE announces candidacy for UN Security Council seat

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday announced its candidacy for a two-year term on the UN Security Council in 2022-2023, the state news agency WAM said. The announcement came in a statement made by the minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, Sheikh Abdulla


Dubai continues crackdown on businesses violating COVID-19 safety measures

The Dubai government’s regular inspection activities as economic activities are further normalized, to ensure that businesses and individuals keep to coronavirus safety protocols, have resulted into fines and warning for some establishments. Inspection teams issued fines on seven commercial


Abu Dhabi registers 1,672 violations of virus preventive measures in malls, beaches

Over two months, the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), Tourism Section, registered 1,672 violations against people for not adhering to the precautionary measures aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, in shopping malls and beaches. The violations include not wearing face masks and not maint


UAE signs contracts with Israel firms on UN blacklist

Emirati companies have signed contracts with Israeli firms and banks blacklisted by the United Nations (UN) for supporting illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, an investigation by Anadolu Agency revealed on Wednesday. In February, the UN released a database of 112 compani



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