ArchiveJune 2020

Commercial Flights to Resume in Early August


A Kuwaiti Government spokesman has announced the country’s Council of Ministers has approved a three-stage plan to resume commercial flights. The first phase will begin in August. No more than 30% of commercial flights will be allowed. Full story

Dubai Customs to Fully Resume Operations


Dubai’s Customs Department has announced it is returning back to work with full capacity. The Manager of Administrative Affairs said the Department has launched various initiatives to ensure a safe working environment including providing a disinfection system. However, they will have to comply with anti-Coronavirus measures. The aim is to apply flexible working and support smart operations...

Abu Dhabi: Indoor Individual Sports Activities Can Resume


Abu Dhabi’s Sports Council has announced indoor individual sports activities in the Emirate can resume. Gyms will also be able to open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, they must commit to apply anti-Coronavirus measures to sports facilities, training teams and players. Procedures for training include conducting a Coronavirus test before resuming activities. They must also...

Abu Dhabi: Tourist Restaurants to be Allowed to Reopen


Abu Dhabi’s Culture and Tourism Department has issued a Circular to hotels and tourist establishments regarding the reopening of tourist restaurants. They will be allowed to reopen for their usual hours. In addition, they will have to comply with anti-Coronavirus measures and the national disinfection requirements and standards. Other requirements like social distancing, public gathering...

Food Security Dashboard Launched in Dubai


The Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has announced a food security dashboard has been launched. It includes representatives from the public and private sectors in the Emirate. It will support the Dubai Food Security Committee and is part of the UAE’s strategy to ensure food security across the country. The Committee are responsible for ensuring...

Guidelines for Reopening of Beirut International Airport Announced


The guidelines for the reopening of Beirut International Airport have been announced People will be allowed into Lebanon in line with the rules and regulations issued by the country’s General Security. Lebanese, Arab and foreign nationals, diplomats and domestic workers must be accompanied by a sponsor. Palestinians with a Palestinian refugee travel document issued by the Lebanese...

Curfew Lifted


The UAE authorities have announced the national lock down has been lifted. At the same time the authorities have announced the completion of the National Disinfection Programme. It means all movement restrictions have been lifted from today and residents can now move freely across the country except to Abu Dhabi at any time of day. As part of the National Disinfection Programme, residents had to...