Tuesday 31 March 2020

UAE to extend expired residence visas for 3 months

The UAE cabinet has endorsed the extension of residence permits expired on March 1, 2020 for a renewable period of three months without any additional fees upon renewal as part of measures to contain the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision is aimed to spare the resident


MBRSC extends deadline for UAE astronaut programme registrations

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced that it is extending the registration deadline for the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme to May 1.    The second batch of the programme is aimed at finding the next two Emirati astronauts


Remote working could reduce costs for businesses

Management consultancy Oliver Wyman expects the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to have a lasting effect on the future of work, as remote working and virtual collaboration will increase in Dubai and the Gulf countries, following the crisis.   According to Jeff Y


Online job sites offer better internship opportunities

Online job sites emerge as the top way to find relevant internship opportunities (62 per cent), says Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site.    The site conducted a poll entitled “Internships in the Middle East and North Africa” in order


Saudi orders Jeddah lockdown amid Covid-19 concerns

Saudi Arabia has shut down entry into and exit from Jeddah Governorate and advanced a curfew there to begin at 3pm (local time) on Sunday, due to the spread of Covid-19, the kingdom’s Interior Ministry has announced. This suspension will stay in effect until the end of the


Sharjah suspends all social events till April-end

The Sharjah Executive Council announced on Sunday that it will extend the suspension of all social and sporting events and celebrations in wedding halls, event halls, hotels, and government and community facilities, until the end of April.   The decision comes a


Dubai Government Workshop supports Earth Hour initiative

The Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) joined the whole nation in its support and celebration of the Earth Hour initiative, an annual event aimed at encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM as a symbol of


Dubai Chamber launches electronic attestation service

As part of  commitment to the vision of Smart Dubai, and to facilitate business operations for customers through smart transformation, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the launch of the electronic attestation service and the authentication of signatures on documents, whic


Call for showcasing creativity from home

A nationwide digital campaign that provides a unique cultural experience for members of the community while they commit to staying in their homes has been launched.   Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has launched the digital campaign through its


UAE, India discuss co-operation in fight against Covid-19

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces discussed with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the latest developments of the Covid-19 pandemic and international efforts being made to contain its repercussions.

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