Monday 6 April 2020

Oman residents abroad can renew visas online

Residents of Oman who are unable to return to the country due to travel restrictions imposed due to Covid-19 can now renew their expired visas online, a report said.   The residence visa can be renewed online through the website of Royal Oman Police (https://www


UAE waives fines on expired residency visas

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the UAE Cabinet decision to cancel fines for residence visa holders until the end of the year. He also gave directives to reinforce the nation's strategic sto


Citizens’ Debt Settlement Fund postpones instalment payments

The Citizens' Debt Settlement Fund announced that it will postpone the payment of monthly instalments for three months, starting in April and ending in June, 2020.   This comes in implementation of the directives of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy


Emirates Auction activates remote work system across all branches

Emirates Auction, the leading company in the field of management and organisation of public and online auctions in the Middle East, has announced the activation of the remote work system for all branches including the head office.   The move comes in response to


Remote work: The new normal?

As COVID-19 continues to spread, remote work is no longer an experiment, but a requirement in many nations.    While it represents a huge change, the results of research conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Citrix Systems, reveal that a majority of employees a


Free on-demand bus service to healthcare staff in Abu Dhabi

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) has announced the launching of a bus-on-demand service named “Abu Dhabi Healthcare Link”.     This service will be offered for free


Closure of malls, cinemas extended in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) has issued a new circular extending the temporary closure of commercial centres, shopping malls, cinemas, electronic game halls (arcades) and other entertainment destinations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi until further notice.


$2.4bn Saudi help for private sector staff hit by Covid impact

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has issued a royal decree ordering the allocation of SR9 billion ($2.4 billion) through employment insurance (Saned) to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, on the private sector and Saudi workers, who may lose their jobs because of this crisis.  


24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Interior has announced a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the cities of Makkah and Madinah in line with the kingdom’s efforts to confront the novel coronavirus pandemic, and in implementation of the recommendations of competent health authorities.


Largest krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a new, state-of-the-art krill fishing vessel, which when delivered will be the largest and most efficient of its kind in the world.    The ship design order was placed by

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