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2022 Free parking announced in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi for UAE National Day

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah announced Free parking in the announced areas during the National Day weekend.


Sharjah Municipality also announced free parking in most areas of the emirate starting December 1 till December 3, in celebration of the UAE’s 51st National Day. Zones marked with blue signs to indicate 7-day parking zones will be excluded.

Abu Dhabi take it to the twitter as well to mark celebrations of 51th National day

To introduce the business environment of the UAE to global audiences, the UAE is launching a film series

As part of its ongoing partnership with VICE Media, the UAE Government Media Office has launched a series of inspiring short films designed to show the world the UAE’s vibrant and supportive business environment.

A modern, vibrant, and multifaceted nation is portrayed through language, art, music, innovation, and creativity in the It’s Possible series. The six short films tell engaging stories about living, learning, working, creating, and growing in today’s UAE through the eyes of residents from a variety of backgrounds, and from across the emirates.

The It’s Possible short film series celebrates the Emirates in a creative but informative way, according to Alia Al Hammadi, Deputy Chairperson of the Media Office of the UAE Government. “The UAE has been a destination for successful and aspiring people over the past 50 years.

According to her, As a global destination for living, working, creating, and investing, the UAE exhibits an extraordinary array of diversity. The series shows how more than 190 nationalities live and work together in harmony and safety.

Clips feature artist profiles who discuss their creative inspirations, ideas, and philosophies, as well as why art is a medium through which they express their identities, reflecting the pluralism and diversity that define the UAE’s society and culture. The video features artists Tarsila Schubert and Majd Alloush, as well as painter Maisoon Al Saleh.

A panel of four food professionals highlights the variety of flavours available in the UAE and the country’s status as a magnet for international cuisines. There’s an Emirati chef whose job allows him to combine his love of food and travel with his job as an oyster farmer in Fujairah, an Ethiopian coffee roaster, and an Egyptian barbecue pitmaster.

Vega, head of Khalifa University’s Research and Innovation Center, discusses her role in developing clean energy solutions, while Sky Kurtz, CEO of Pure Harvest, explains how hydroponics can address the triple threat of food security, water conservation, and economic diversification. Ayesha Sharafi, a spacecraft propulsion engineer on the Hope Probe, discusses the importance of inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers.

There are many languages spoken in the UAE, including Arabic, English, Urdu, Hindi, and Tagalog. The United Arab Emirates is also a place where creativity finds new forms, whether based on the mime work of the deaf actor Abdulsalam Zourob or the books of the local author Annabel Kantaria.

There are no better facilities or tournaments than those found in the UAE. The region is also home to athletes breaking down barriers and giving opportunities to those with special needs, like adventurer Khalif Al Mazroui, UAE national team midfielder Areej Al Hammadi, and special needs coach Holly Murphy.

Emirates says visitors with an entry permit and a visit visa to Dubai can travel without approval

Emirates Airline’s customer service account posted on Twitter that travelers with visas and entry permits from restricted countries can fly to Dubai. A number of questions were addressed on Twitter by Emirates Support.

“Travel permits for entry into Dubai are now open for Pakistani citizens. It said in a Tweet that you wouldn’t need approval from the GDRFA. “According to the current information, passengers traveling with newly issued visit visas can enter Dubai without GDRFA or ICA approval. According to another, you must ensure you meet all of the requirements for your arrival, departure, and transit country.

An additional response read: “Passengers who hold a tourist visa can now travel to Dubai.”. They will need to submit a negative PCR certificate within 48 hours and a Rapid PCR certificate within 6 hours before departure.” According to the customer support handle, the Emirates website will be updated “shortly.”.Earlier this week, UAE authorities had announced that tourist visas will again be issued. Starting today, August 30, people from all countries can apply for tourist visas.

How UAE became a world-class sporting destination

UAE is still looking forward to hosting more sports events, as UAE already hosted the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in June.

UAE has the title of safe destination for sports events. a lot of events are already hosted by UAE, cricket, football, Formula One, tennis, golf, and UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) events are included among them.

UAE is gearing up to host the remaining matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and also the ICC T20 world cup tournament in September, October and November.

HH Sheikh Mohammed acknowledges 40 years of service to the nation by Ajman Ruler

The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, called the Ruler of Ajman a “partner in building the nation” on Twitter on Tuesday.

As of September 6, 1981, His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi assumed power as Ruler of Ajman and Member of the Supreme Council. As successor to his father, Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, who ruled Ajman for 54 years. The name of Sheikh Humaid is etched in the history of our nation, Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.

Sheikh Humaid was one of the founders of the UAE. By being his father’s representative, he contributed to the establishment of the Union. Born in 1933 in Ajman. He studied in a mosque as a young man, learning about the Quran, Hadith, and Islamic jurisdiction. Then he studied with a wide range of religious, linguistic, and mathematical scholars before going to Cairo to pursue his studies. He became Ajman’s Crown Prince in 1960 when his late father began establishing the early foundations of the modern Emirate.

Metro station at Jumeirah Golf Estates is set to open on September 1

A new underground Metro station will be opened by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai on September 1. There will be a metro station constructed at Jumeirah Golf Estates well before Expo 2020 Dubai.

The station covers an area of 28,700 square meters. During peak times, it can handle 11,555 riders per hour, or about 250,000 a day. There are two boarding platforms, four bus stops, 20 taxi stands, and 400 free parking spaces, including 20 reserved for people with disabilities. In addition to four point-of-sale display areas for retailers, the facility has 14 outlets for investors over 466 square meters.

Stations on Route 2020 have an exterior design that is unique and stylish. Dubai’s take-off to the future of innovation is reflected in the iconic design of the station at the Expo 2020 site, according to the RTA.

UAE: Are you using VPN to make internet calls? Know these rules

Virtual private networks (VPNs) usage is growing fast in the United Arab Emirates, Gulf countries, and Asia for different reasons.

The use of VPN is legal in many countries, there are some restrictions imposed by some governments under cyber laws. But It’s illegal in many countries, including the UAE, to commit criminal acts or to visit those sites which are banned very strictly by the UAE government or authorities.

In the UAE, VPN can be used by companies, institutions, and banks for internal purposes. In many Gulf countries, expatriates use VPN for audio and video chats with their families and friends back in their home countries.

The use of VPN is legal in UAE only under the guidelines of the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority. But the misuse can result in a heavy penalty as well as imprisonment for violating the local cyber law.

Article 1 of the Amended UAE Cyber Law states that the violators “shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine not less than Dh500,000 and not in excess of Dh2 million or either of these two penalties whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address by using a false address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery”.

SO it’s clear that there is a fine on the use of VPN in the UAE.

Fly Jinnah: Most Pakistanis are in favor of using the founding father’s name for commercial activities

Pakistan will benefit from an additional budget airline on domestic and international routes next year following the announcement of a joint venture between Air Arabia and Lakson Group to launch “Fly Jinnah”, but the joint venture has sparked debate over using the name of the country’s founder in commercial activity.

According to a survey from a news agency on its social media followers on its social media platforms. The majority said ‘yes’ to the move, but suggested the new airline should be called ‘Jinnah Airline’ instead of ‘Fly Jinnah’.

Over 950 respondents said there was no harm in using Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s name for commercial purposes on Twitter and LinkedIn platforms.

According to the survey, 60 percent of participants support the move, while 30 percent oppose it, arguing that the government shouldn’t allow commercial activity in the name of the country’s founder.

Covid-19: List of 63 test centers in UAE for schoolkids

As part of the health protocol with the start of the new school term, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has allocated more centers for testing kids for Covid-19 in the northern emirates.

The ministry announced 63 Covid-19 PCR test centres across the northern emirates, including ministry clinics and other affiliated institutions.

Mohap said the move would enhance the capacity of the health center network to prevent overcrowding. It is encouraged that more community members take advantage of the quick services provided by the centers. According to the ministry, all Covid-19 testing facilities are fully equipped in terms of equipment and testing tools, as well as having sufficient medical cadres in place who are highly qualified and well trained to handle the expected student inflow to health centres throughout the country. On weekdays, all centers will be open from 8am to 8pm, and on Fridays, they will be open from 10am to 8pm.

Sharjah (20)

Sharjah has 20 health centres that provide Covid-19 PCR tests. These include Al Riffa Health Centre, Sharjah Health Centre, Al Khalidiya Health Centre, Al Hamriya Health Centre, Al Dhaid Health Centre, Al Maliha Health Centre, Al Madam Health Centre, Al Thameed Health Centre, Dibba Al Hisn Health Centre, Al Nahwa Health Centre, Khor Fakkan Health Centre, Al Batayeh Health Centre, Nazwa Health Centre, Family Health Promotion Centre and Wadi Al-Helou Centre.

In addition to the National Screening Tent of Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (Seha), Mohap-affiliated external venues provide the PCR test at Ramez Mall, Suhaila suburb, Al Sajaa mall, and Wasit Center Tent. Saturday through Thursday, they are open from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday, they are open from 10am to 8pm.

Ajman (6)

There are six health care centres in Ajman, including Muzairah Health Centre, Al Madinah Health Centre, Al Manama Medical Centre, Mushairif Health Centre, in addition to Sheikh Khalifa Hall and Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (Seha). Weekday hours are 8 am to 8 pm, while Friday hours are 10 am to 8 pm.

Umm Al Qawain (4)

Besides the four health centres in Umm Al Quwain, there are three primary health care facilities, which are Al Khazan Health Centre, Falaj Al Mualla Health Centre, Al Rafa Health Centre, in addition to the National Screening Tent of Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (Seha), open Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday, from 10am to 8pm.

Ras Al Khaimah (17)

There are 17 centres in Ras Al Khaimah, including 15 health care centres, such as Al Ma’arid Health Centre, Al Jazeera Health Centre, Digdagga Health Centre, Al Dhait Health Centre, Al Hamraniyah Medical Centre, Munay’i Medical Centre, Wadi Asfini Medical Centre, Kedra Medical Centre, Shuka Medical Centre, Saif bin Ali Medical Centre, Rams Health Centre, Al Nakheel Medical Centre, Shaml Medical Centre, Algeer Medical Centre, Julphar Health Centre, in addition to RAK Exhibition Centre and the National Screening Tent of Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (Seha). From Saturday to Thursday, they are open from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday, they are open from 10am to 8pm.

Covid-19 PCR tests are offered in 16 facilities in Fujairah, including 11 health facilities, which are Al-Faseel Family Health Promotion Centre, Al Qurrayah Health Centre, Murbah Health Centre, Qidfaa Health Centre, Al Bidya Health Centre, Dhadna Health Centre, Al Halah Primary Health Centre, Tawyeen Health Centre, Kholaybiyah Health Centre, Wadi Al-Sidr Health Centre, and Siji Health Centre.

In addition to the Sheikh Khalifa Hall, Mohap also offers testing at the Dibba Exhibition Centre, the Al Orouba Hall, and the Fujairah Exhibition Centre. Tent for the National Screening of Abu Dhabi Health Services Co (Seha). From Saturday to Thursday, they’re open from 8am to 8pm, and on Friday, they’re open from 10am to 8pm.

Dubai Airport Rush: Dubai Metro operating hours to be extended on August 20, 27

Extra 2 hours are extended to serve the people landing on DXB.

Dubai Metro timing today 2021

Dubai Matro took the initiative to run for extra 2 hours on the next two Fridays on 20th and 27th.

RTA Dubai said that both red and Green lines will run from 10 AM to 3 AM on the two Fridays. Dubai Metro timing for today 2021 is as below.

Passengers can carry two suitcases and hand luggage.