Recent Developments

Economic Measures

  • Dubai business conditions improve as city begins to reopen after lockdown due to the coronavirus. (Link)

Health & Safety

  • On June 10, the UAE saw 403 new cases (-24.24% from the previous day) of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 54,453 total confirmed cases. (Link)
  • The Ministry of Interior has successfully completed trials on K9 police dogs showing they are able to detect the coronavirus. (Link)
  • Abu Dhabi's Department of Health has confirmed that all private healthcare facilities in the emirate are now coronavirus free. (Link)
  • UAE's first mask manufacturing facility secures orders until end of 2020. (Link)


  • Emirates Airlines announces special repatriation flights to five Indian cities between 12 and 26 July to assist those stranded to return home. (Link)
  • Abu Dhabi International Airport adopts precautionary measures to reduce spread of the coronavirus. (Link)
  • Emirates Airlines reopens flights to six more cities, including Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
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Daily Life

  • The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship will as of July 12 resume its services to customers. The authority called on its customers and recipients of its services to proceed to the renewal of identity cards and residency permits. (Link)

Originally published 12 July, 2020

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