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Abu Dhabi is using Chinese-made Sinopharm to inoculate its residents against Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi expands green list; UK, India not added

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Abu Dhabi last week made it mandatory for its residents to have a green pass on the country's Covid-19 app in order to enter shopping malls, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15.
Abu Dhabi will limit entry to shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15.(AP photo)
Abu Dhabi will limit entry to shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15.(AP photo)

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi to place new curbs on the unvaccinated in malls, beaches

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Abu Dhabi will limit entry to shopping centres, restaurants, cafes and other public places from June 15. The restrictions will also apply to gyms, hotels and their facilities, public parks, beaches, swimming pools, entertainment centres, cinemas, and museums, Abu Dhabi's media office said.
File Image of Imam-ul-Haq.(Twitter)
File Image of Imam-ul-Haq.(Twitter)

Coconut water, ice vests: Players to improvise during PSL 6 to beat heat- Report

UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:05 PM IST
  • According to a report in the Pakistan media, players will be asked to improvise and turn to natural coolants. While players will wear ice vests on the field, the bowlers have been reportedly told to drink coconut water.
File Photo of the PSL Trophy.(Twitter/ICC)
File Photo of the PSL Trophy.(Twitter/ICC)

PSL 6 could be postponed if we don't get approvals from UAE by Thursday: PCB

PTI | , Karachi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 10:08 PM IST
The PCB, in a statement, confirmed that it had received certain approvals from the relevant authorities in the UAE but some issues still need to be sorted out.
File Photo of the PSL Trophy.(Twitter/ICC)
File Photo of the PSL Trophy.(Twitter/ICC)

COVID-19: Abu Dhabi ready to host PSL provided all participants are vaccinated

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Abu Dhabi government has given its nod to host the remaining fixtures of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the Emirates.
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: As Saudi Arabia and other Arab states gear to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here are the prayer timings with Covid-19 guidelines for those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
The Reserve Bank of India announced on Monday that the Real-Time Gross Settlement service will not be available for 14 hours on April 18 (Sunday) due to a technical upgrade.(File photo)
The Reserve Bank of India announced on Monday that the Real-Time Gross Settlement service will not be available for 14 hours on April 18 (Sunday) due to a technical upgrade.(File photo)

News updates from HT: RTGS service will be unavailable for 14 hrs on April 18

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:49 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The image shows four-year-old Mohammed Al-Harmoudi riding a police vehicle.(Facebook/@Abu Dhabi Police)
The image shows four-year-old Mohammed Al-Harmoudi riding a police vehicle.(Facebook/@Abu Dhabi Police)

Abu Dhabi police arranges ‘Happiness Patrol’ for four-year-old, wins praises

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:12 PM IST
The video shows the little one wearing a police uniform and riding a small toy car and also getting gifts from the cops.
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)

Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)

Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and UAE's Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan show the Chines made Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine Sinopharm during their meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2021. WAM/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.(VIA REUTERS)
China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and UAE's Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan show the Chines made Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine Sinopharm during their meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2021. WAM/Handout via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.(VIA REUTERS)

New UAE plant to make Covid-19 vaccine from China's Sinopharm

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 12:10 PM IST
The project is an expansion of Chinese diplomacy in the Gulf region and helps the United Arab Emirates' quest to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbon production.
The value of single-family homes, known locally as villas, rose 2% in the richest and largest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, real estate consultancy Core said in a report.
The value of single-family homes, known locally as villas, rose 2% in the richest and largest of the seven sheikhdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates, real estate consultancy Core said in a report.

Abu Dhabi villa prices climb for first time in five years

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Rental rates continued to decline for both villas and apartments as the pandemic forced companies to cut jobs. Residency permits in the UAE, where expatriates make up the majority of the population, are usually tied to employment and many residents who lose their jobs leave the country.
OPEC and its allies agreed last week to keep production unchanged for most members as their coalition seeks to keep output restrained amid slack demand and coronavirus shutdowns.(REUTERS)
OPEC and its allies agreed last week to keep production unchanged for most members as their coalition seeks to keep output restrained amid slack demand and coronavirus shutdowns.(REUTERS)

Abu Dhabi raises February Murban crude pricing after Saudi boost

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Government-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. set Murban crude at a premium of 75 cents a barrel to the regional benchmark, according to a notice from the producer. That’s 25 cents more than in January. Abu Dhabi pumps almost all of the oil in OPEC member the United Arab Emirates.
File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)
File - In this Oct. 10, 2020, file photo, Sofia Kenin, of the United States, plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Kenin is the top-seeded woman in Abu Dhabi, where the first women’s tour-level tennis event of 2021 begins main-draw play on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)(AP)

Kenin into Abu Dhabi round 3 after Flipkens injures ankle

ABU DHABI | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 04:48 PM IST
Flipkens won the first set 7-5 and was 5-4 down in the second when she jumped to play a shot and landed heavily on her left ankle, which twisted underneath her.
The Fourth Season of the only ICC-sanctioned T10 cricket tournament in the world, Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 is to going to be played from January 28 to February 6, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
The Fourth Season of the only ICC-sanctioned T10 cricket tournament in the world, Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 is to going to be played from January 28 to February 6, 2021, at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Pune Devils debuts in Abu Dhabi T10 - Announces 14 players squad

UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Appoints Jonty Rhodes as Head Coach, signs Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera as icon player, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, wicket-keeper Sam Billings, spin master Ajantha Mendis, Sri Lankan Cricketer Chamara Kapugedara, and right-arm fast bowler Hardus Viljoen from South Africa among others.
Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)
Supreme Council members will continue to exercise their role as ADNOC board members until a new board is appointed, the media office said.(Bloomberg)

UAE president forms new Abu Dhabi Supreme Council

Cairo | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:50 PM IST
The current Supreme Petroleum Council, which regulates petroleum-related policies, will be merged with this new council, the Abu Dhabi media office said in a tweet.
UAE has launched Covid-19 vaccinations in capital Abu Dhabi(AP photo)
UAE has launched Covid-19 vaccinations in capital Abu Dhabi(AP photo)

Covid-19: UAE launches inoculation using Chinese drugs giant Sinopharm’s vaccine

Abu Dhabi | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Gulf countries UAE and Bahrain, where third-phase trials of the Sinopharm vaccine were carried out, have both officially registered it for public use after it was previously approved for emergency use for frontline health workers.
Customers are lining up at a Jerusalem bakery-cafe for the “Abu Dhabi” doughnut, a date-flavoured confectionery inspired by Israel’s new relations with the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters)
Customers are lining up at a Jerusalem bakery-cafe for the “Abu Dhabi” doughnut, a date-flavoured confectionery inspired by Israel’s new relations with the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters)

‘Abu Dhabi’ doughnut a Hanukkah hit in Israel

Jerusalem | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Doughnuts, called “sufganiyot” in Hebrew, are a popular fare in Israel during the current holiday of Hanukkah, in which Jews traditionally eat deep-fried delicacies.
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists as it eases down restrictions.(Unsplash)

Abu Dhabi to reopen for foreign tourists amid vaccine optimism

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale, Abu Dhabi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Abu Dhabi is planning to reopen for foreign tourists by early January as it eases down curbs.
Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Formula One F1 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - December 12, 2020 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the post qualifying FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Hamilton still feeling effects of COVID-19

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:27 PM IST
The 35-year-old Mercedes driver has returned after testing positive for the new coronavirus and missing the Sakhir Grand Prix in Bahrain last weekend. He has tested negative repeatedly this week.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium.(Pool via REUTERS)
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race on the podium.(Pool via REUTERS)

Lewis Hamilton fit to race at Abu Dhabi GP after COVID-19 recovery

YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Hamilton’s presence at the Yas Marina circuit means that George Russell returns to drive for Williams in Sunday’s race.
The image shows the demolition of Mina Plaza.(Facebook/@Guinness World Records)
The image shows the demolition of Mina Plaza.(Facebook/@Guinness World Records)

Demolition of 144 floors of Mina Plaza in Abu Dhabi creates new world record. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 06:02 PM IST
Modon Properties also shared a post about the achievement on Instagram along with the certificate.
Abu Dhabi is seeking volunteers to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters/ Representational)
Abu Dhabi is seeking volunteers to take part in Phase 3 clinical trials of Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine, known as Sputnik V, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.(Reuters/ Representational)

Abu Dhabi seeking volunteers for Russian Covid-19 vaccine trial

Abu Dhabi | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Two doses of the vaccine will be given to up to 500 initial volunteers, according to the emirate’s media office.
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready(Unsplash)

UK begins vaccine campaign as US secures shots

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:29 PM IST
UK begins Coivid immunisation campaign, while other nations join the race to get vaccine ready
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Sakhir Grand Prix - Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain - December 3, 2020 Haas' Romain Grosjean arrives to thank marshals ahead of the Sakhir Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo(REUTERS)

Grosjean to miss Abu Dhabi career swansong

Manama | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Forced to sit out Sunday’s Sakhir Grand Prix, the Frenchman had been hoping to return for what looked set to be his Formula One swansong in Abu Dhabi on Dec. 13.
The software, its developers say, is a game changer for small and medium enterprises as it does away with the need of expensive model photoshoots.(Unsplash)
The software, its developers say, is a game changer for small and medium enterprises as it does away with the need of expensive model photoshoots.(Unsplash)

Startup develops software for displaying garment images in 3D

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 05:49 PM IST
A startup incubated by IIT Madras and NASSCOM has developed a software to convert flat images of traditional Indian garments into photo-realistic 3D images on e-commerce websites.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Dr. S. Jaishankar/Twitter)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(Dr. S. Jaishankar/Twitter)

India discusses opportunities to work with the Gulf in a ‘changing world’

Abu Dhabi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 10:45 AM IST
Jaishankar paid a two-day visit to UAE on November 25-26. It was the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, which began on Tuesday.
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)
Jaishankar met Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed advancement of cooperation between the two countries.(Photo: DrSJaishankar/ Twitter)

S Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart; discusses Covid-19, strategic cooperation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
Jaishankar, on the second leg of his six-day three-nation tour to Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles, is currently visiting the UAE. He arrived in Dubai on Wednesday night.
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)
Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)

Delhi ranks 62 in list of world’s best cities: Here are the 10 best cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Apart from Delhi, the other cities that have been featured in the list include San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Prague, St Petersburg, among others.
The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break
The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break

Jeremy Jauncey: How to quench your wanderlust during a pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Jeremy Jauncey
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The world’s most popular travel entrepreneur on how to travel safely and enjoyably!
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