UAE visas issued before March cut-off cancelled

DUBAI: Visit visas to the UAE issued before the March 17 cut-off have apparently also been cancelled, according to travel agencies, citing official government documents. Malou Prado, CEO of MPQ Tourism told Rappler they learned about this after word got out that a visit visa holder from the Philippines who arrived at the Dubai InternationalContinue reading “UAE visas issued before March cut-off cancelled”

15 new coronavirus infections bring UAE total at 113

‘All those in close contact with the confirmed cases are being screened to avert spreading of the disease and ensure public safety.’ — MoHAP DUBAI: The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHaP) today reported 15 new COVID-19 cases, bringing to 113 the total infection tally in the UAE, up from 98 just two daysContinue reading “15 new coronavirus infections bring UAE total at 113”

Dubai temporarily shuts down bars and spas

Dubai, this international city that never sleeps, may soon be getting lots of it in the coming days as authorities directed bars, lounges and spas to suspend operations for two weeks till the end of March. In separate directives, the Department of Economic Development (DED) asked establishments licensed to operate massage parlors and spas “toContinue reading “Dubai temporarily shuts down bars and spas”

Filipino afflicted with COVID-19 recovers; 4 more under treatment – PH Embassy in UAE

DUBAI: A Filipino, who was among COVID-19 patients under intensive care of the UAE government, has fully recovered as four more continuously undergo treatment, the Philippine Embassy confirmed. The embassy said it has been informed by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) that the Filipino patient has already tested negative for COVID-19. MoHAP hasContinue reading “Filipino afflicted with COVID-19 recovers; 4 more under treatment – PH Embassy in UAE”

UAE coronavirus infections reach 98 as 12 more cases are reported

Number of ‘symptom-free’ patients now 26 DUBAI: The number of COVID-19 cases in the UAE has further climbed to 98 with the addition of 12 new infections, the Emirates News Agency (ENA) reported on Sunday, March 15. At the same time, the government media outfit also reported three more recoveries, which brought the total toContinue reading “UAE coronavirus infections reach 98 as 12 more cases are reported”

UAE suspends inbound, outbound flights to 4 countries

Cultural sites temporarily closed include Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, Culture Foundation, Al Ain Palace Museum, Al Ain Oasis, Al Jahili Fort and Qasr Al Muwaiji. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the full recuperation of three additional individuals, bringing the total number coronavirus recuperations in the countryContinue reading “UAE suspends inbound, outbound flights to 4 countries”

Visit visa holders in UAE scramble to update visa amid new policy over COVID-19

DUBAI: Visit visa holders in the UAE have gone on a rush to have their travel documents renewed following a government announcement, Saturday afternoon March 14, on the temporary suspension of all visas to foreigners, except those who hold diplomatic passports. The new visa policy by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC) takesContinue reading “Visit visa holders in UAE scramble to update visa amid new policy over COVID-19”

UAE COVID cases continue to rise; total now at 85

2 Filipinos among 11 new infections The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today, Thursday March 12, announced 11 new coronavirus cases, pushing the total to 85 from 74 just two days ago. According to a statement released by the Ministry, two Filipinos were among the new cases, the rest being two Italians, a Montenegrin,Continue reading “UAE COVID cases continue to rise; total now at 85”

Filipino visa runners in quandary over Oman border closure due to COVID-19

DUBAI: Visa runners in the UAE now have to spend a few hundred dirhams more to have their documents renewed or face possible deportation should they stay illegally. This, following the temporary closure of the Oman border over COVID-19 concerns. Noting the situation and what this could possibly lead to, Consul General Marford Angeles ofContinue reading “Filipino visa runners in quandary over Oman border closure due to COVID-19”

3 Dubai hotels suspend booking for 5 months due to COVID-19

This hospitality arm of a major property developer in Dubai said three of its hotels will stop bookings in the next five months starting March 15, citing the effects COVID-19 have taken on operations. Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG), stated in a letter to industry partners that three of its hotels will stop bookings from MarchContinue reading “3 Dubai hotels suspend booking for 5 months due to COVID-19”

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