The Dubai carrier will also restart its routes from South Africa and Nigeria Dubai: Dubai’s Emirates airline will resume flights connecting India, South Africa and Nigeria to Dubai from June 23. "Emirates welcomes the latest protocols and measures announced by Dubai's Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management to allow the safe resumption of passenger travel from South Africa, Nigeria and India to Dubai and onwards," said the airline's spokesperson in a statement. On Saturday, the Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai said passengers from India with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, will be allowed to travel to Dubai. They should also present a negative test certificate from a PCR test taken 48
Teenaged rider was crossing the road when he collided with a vehicle Khor Fakkan: A 13-year-old Emirati boy was seriously injured when he collided with a vehicle while crossing the road on an electric scooter in the Zubarah area of Khor Fakkan, Sharjah Police said on Saturday night. Colonel Dr. Ali Al-Kay Al-Hamoudi, Director of the Eastern Region Police Department, said the Operations Room of the Eastern Region Police Department received an emergency call on Saturday evening saying that a traffic accident occurred after an e-scooter collided with a vehicle. A 13-year-old boy was riding the e-scooter on the road.Traffic patrols and the National Ambulance, which rushed to the accident site, found the boy had sustained serious injuries. He was immediately transferred to Khor ...
The militia attempted to target the region with booby-trapped drones. The UAE has expressed its strong denunciation and condemnation of the attempts by the Iran-backed terrorist Houthi militia to target civilians and civil objects in a systematic and deliberate manner in Khamis Mushait, Saudi Arabia, with booby-trapped drones, which were intercepted by Arab Coalition forces. The UAE affirmed, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), that the these recurrent terrorist attacks by the Houthi group reflects its blatant disregard for the international community and all international laws and norms. The Ministry urged the international community to take an immediate and decisive stand to stop these recurrent attacks, which ...
Several red alerts for fog were issued early Sunday morning. Temperatures are set to soar to a sizzling maximum of 49°C over some internal parts of the UAE, with fair weather, dusty at times, prevailing. The National Centre of Meteorology had issued several red alerts for fog over northern and some internal parts of the country early on Sunday morning, in place tip 8am. Fog was spotted over Ras Al Khaimah Airport, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Umm Al Quwain, Awir in Dubai, Dhafra and Al Suyoh in Sharjah. The night is expected to reach a maximum of 90 per cent humidity, with mist formations predicted early on Monday morning. Light to moderate winds may offer some respite from increasing temperatures. The sea will be slight in the Oman Sea and slight to moderate in th
The new cases were detected through 243,844 additional tests. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention on Wednesday reported 2,167 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, along with 2,127 recoveries and 3 deaths. Earlier this week, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed that about 20 per cent of the emirate’s eligible population are yet to take the vaccine. But out of this percentage, many have pre-existing health issues, Dr Hanan Al Suwaidi, chair of testing and vaccination at the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, explained to KT. More than 2.3 million people in Dubai have so far been vaccinated, six months after the UAE launched the national vaccination programme, according to the DHA. Meanwhile, The UAE’s National Vaccination Programme is proving to be a reliable shield again
They said they paid an agent Rs30,000 (Dh1,500) each, as they were promised employment. A group of Indian blue-collar workers is stranded in the UAE without jobs after they were allegedly duped by an agent. The workers are unable to look for new jobs or return to India as they don’t have their passports with them. The eight workers are now staying at a labour accommodation. After the Indian Consulate in Dubai was apprised about their plight, the mission facilitated the services of some social workers. The workers said an agent brought them to the UAE after promising them jobs. They said they paid Rs30,000 (Dh1,500) each. One of the workers, Raijullah Devan, said: “We are stranded here with no food or work or money.” A social worker, Kiran, first spotted them on a stre
Inbound passenger movement suspended till July 6, says Air India Express. Indian budget carrier Air India Express, on Tuesday, announced that UAE has suspended ‘all inbound passenger movement’ from the country till July 6. The airline issued an alert to this effect on Tuesday stating that the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority ((GCAA) has extended the suspension. The airline has advised passengers to reschedule their tickets for travel at a future date. However, UAE national carriers Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways, at the time of print, have retained that the suspension would last till June 30. Khaleej Times reached out to other Indian and UAE budget carriers, including Spice Jet and flydubai, who said they haven’t received any notifications from the GCAA regarding an exte
The authority has asked practising physicians to step up monitoring for the disease. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has called on all government and private health facilities to step up monitoring for the dengue fever virus infection. According to Al Bayan, the Ministry advised all practising physicians to consider dengue fever as a differential diagnosis for acute fevers. It also instructed the medical community to consider the fever as a disease that must be reported immediately as per the Communicable Diseases Control Law. Dengue fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, and it has spread rapidly in recent years, according to the authority. The disease spreads widely in tropical regions, with local variations in the level of risk influenced by rainf...
It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim. A man driving a pick-up truck slammed into and killed four members of a Muslim family in the south of Canada’s Ontario province, in what police said on Monday was a “premeditated” attack. A 20-year-old suspect wearing a vest “like body armour” fled the scene after the attack on Sunday evening, and was arrested at a mall seven kilometres (four miles) from the intersection in London, Ontario where it happened, said Detective Superintendent Paul Waight. “There is evidence that this was a planned, premeditated act, motivated by hate. It is believed that these victims were targeted because they were Muslim,” he told a news conference. The names of the victims were not released, but they include a 74-year-old wom
An official recommended that Covid costs be covered by health insurance firms. A member of the Federal National Council (FNC) has proposed the provision of more free Covid-19 tests, which health insurance firms could cover to save residents from spending money on routine screenings. Hamad Ahmed Al Rahoumi, an FNC member from Dubai, who is also the deputy speaker of the council, said individuals and companies have had to shell out a lot of money on routine PCR tests, while insurance companies are yet to come up with a plan to cover Covid treatment and screening since the outbreak started. “The Covid-19 PCR tests have become a basic requirement for all people in the country. Residents must present a negative Covid result to access government offices and other places and for attending