All emirates in the UAE start issuing tourist visas

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) has announced that it has resumed issuing entry permits into the country, starting Thursday, September 24. However, work permits will still not be issued at this stage. “The resumption of this service is within the framework of easing restrictions and strengthening the state’s efforts towards supporting … More All emirates in the UAE start issuing tourist visas

GCC healthcare sector investments to reach $89bln by 2022

KPMG says healthcare expenditure in the region will increase by 50% over a decade Healthcare-related expenditure in the GCC states grew from $60 billion in 2013 to $76 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow to a further $89 billion by 2022, an overall increase of nearly 50 percent from 2013 to 2022, according … More GCC healthcare sector investments to reach $89bln by 2022

Dubai hosts first medical conference since onset of Covid-19 pandemic

More than 450 local and international health specialists attended physically or virtually Dubai has hosted the “6th Annual MENA International Orthopaedic Congress”, in the physical and virtual presence of over 450 specialists from 20 countries worldwide. The hybrid event, hosted with support from the country’s health authorities and events management firm Maarefah Management, was the … More Dubai hosts first medical conference since onset of Covid-19 pandemic

Qatar’s first solar agriculture greenhouse

Qatar University’s (QU) Solar Greenhouse project is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), National Priority Research Program (NPRP), in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Research of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME). During the past 15 years, Qatar witnessed rapid economic and exponential population growth. Thus, the research and development projects of … More Qatar’s first solar agriculture greenhouse

Reopening of international flights in Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia is set to ease its suspension on international flights from 06:00 on Tuesday 15th September, after nearly six months of an air travel ban aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus. The Kingdom will end some restrictions on air, land and sea transport for its citizens from tomorrow. From 1st January 2021, all … More Reopening of international flights in Saudi Arabia:

Saudi Arabia reopens its land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s land borders with the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain will reopen after a four-month closure as the Kingdom eases the pandemic’s restrictions and economic activity returns to normal. Commercial trucks carrying goods for the Kingdom will also be allowed to enter through land ports from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states following a circular issued … More Saudi Arabia reopens its land borders with UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain

For start: 15 other destinations from Muscat next month

Oman’s national carrier, Oman Air, tweeted on Wednesday night confirming that it would resume flights from Muscat International Airport to 16 destinations in 12 countries, including the UAE, from October 1. The airline confirmed that these flights will connect Muscat with London, Istanbul, Frankfurt, Cairo, Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Dubai, Doha, Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar, Kuala … More For start: 15 other destinations from Muscat next month

Dubai’s Danube chairman on why the UAE will see a V-shaped recovery from the Covid crisis

The UAE is poised for a rapid rebound from the Covid-19 pandemic, mainly led by tourism, opines Danube Group’s Rizwan Sajan As he admits, the chairman and founder of Dubai-based construction and property conglomerate Danube Group is an optimist by nature, and hence it is easy to fathom why he believes that the UAE’s economy … More Dubai’s Danube chairman on why the UAE will see a V-shaped recovery from the Covid crisis

Oman to resume international flights from October 1

Oman is set to reopen to international flights on October 1. The country’s Supreme Committee said it would restart international flights to and from the sultanate next month in accordance with health data for specific destinations. No further details of the reopening have been released, but it’s likely that Oman will categorise destinations based on … More Oman to resume international flights from October 1

Bahrain re-opens borders to tourists and non-residents from 182 countries

Passengers must undergo a PCR test at their own expense after landing Those staying in the country for longer than 10 days must take a follow-up test on the 10th day of their visit. Bahrain has re-opened its borders to tourists and non-residents following the introduction of new Covid-19 testing measures. Passengers holding electronic visas … More Bahrain re-opens borders to tourists and non-residents from 182 countries