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UAE bans citizens from travelling to India, Pakistan, other countries: Reports

The UAE also said its citizens must self-isolate in case they test positive for Covid-19 while travelling.
The UAE in June extended the travel ban on passengers from 14 countries until July 21 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Reuters File Photo)
The UAE in June extended the travel ban on passengers from 14 countries until July 21 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jul 02, 2021 05:24 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray

Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights

From US increasing its travel warning for the United Arab Emirates and four African countries to New Zealand reopening travel bubble, Vietnam to resume flights and Spain taking UK off restriction-free list, catch all the travel updates amid Covid-19 here
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Covid-19 travel update: UK off Spain's curb-free list, Vietnam to resume flights(File Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 06:39 PM IST
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Sputnik V showed 97.8% efficacy in UAE; no adverse cases seen, says RDIF

  • Sputnik V is “one of the best Covid vaccines in the world” and its inoculation helps in creating a durable immunity and also to return to a normal life, RDIF CEO Kirill Dmitriev said in a statement
The Drug Controllers General of India (DCGI) approved Sputnik V for emergency use in India besides Covishield and Covaxin.(REUTERS)
The Drug Controllers General of India (DCGI) approved Sputnik V for emergency use in India besides Covishield and Covaxin.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 03:54 PM IST
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UAE ban on flights from India, Pakistan, and 12 other countries to continue

  • UAE had suspended all flights from India on April 24 when the country was in the throes of a brutal second wave of coronavirus
Dubai announced on June 19 that restrictions on arrivals from India, South Africa, and Nigeria will ease from June 23. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)
Dubai announced on June 19 that restrictions on arrivals from India, South Africa, and Nigeria will ease from June 23. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 27, 2021 04:30 PM IST
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BCCI secretary Jay Shah hints at T20 World Cup shifting out of India

  • Jay Shah hinted that the T20 World Cup may be shifted to UAE. The tournament was slated to be held in India in the month of October and November.
BCCI general secretary Jay Shah and president Saurav Ganguly(ANI Photo)
BCCI general secretary Jay Shah and president Saurav Ganguly(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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UAE capital Abu Dhabi offers free Covid-19 vaccines to tourists

Visitors with visas issued by Abu Dhabi and passport holders eligible for tourist visas when they arrive in the UAE through Abu Dhabi can book free Covid-19 vaccines
FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Khushnum Bhandari/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at St. Paul's Church in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Khushnum Bhandari/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2021 05:34 PM IST
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UAE to suspend entry from three countries, allows fully vaccinated Indians

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country from Monday. Travellers from India, who have valid residence visas and have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, will be allowed in the emirate.
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country.(AP / File)
In order to limit the spread of COVID-19, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend travellers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Namibia from entering the country.(AP / File)
Updated on Jun 20, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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Covid-19: Abu Dhabi expands green list; UK, India not added

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 is using Chinese-made Sinopharm to inoculate its residents against Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)
Abu Dhabi is using Chinese-made Sinopharm to inoculate its residents against Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jun 13, 2021 04:57 PM IST
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Covid-19: Abu Dhabi to place new curbs on the unvaccinated in malls, beaches

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.
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)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 12:38 PM IST
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Salman Butt convinced that BCCI will find a way to bring back overseas players

  • Salman Butt remarked that for a board like BCCI and for a premier T20 club competition like IPL, things will be worked out accordingly to convince the international boards to send in their players for the completion of IPL 2021.
FILE PHOTOS OF Salman Butt (left) and IPL trophy.(HT Collage)
FILE PHOTOS OF Salman Butt (left) and IPL trophy.(HT Collage)
Updated on Jun 03, 2021 12:14 AM IST
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Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa for the UAE, see pics

  • Sanjay Dutt has received the golden visa for the UAE. The actor shared the news on Twitter.
Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa from UAE.
Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa from UAE.
Updated on May 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST
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When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021: While Saudi Arabia, UAE, London and North America could not sight the crescent moon for Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here’s when chaand raat will be in India to mark ‘Meethi Eid’ the next day
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
When will Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 be celebrated in India? Know all about chaand raat(Twitter/AmShah656)
Updated on May 12, 2021 01:45 PM IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

  • 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
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)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: Crescent not sighted in Saudi Arabia

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting highlights: The crescent moon for the month of Shawwal 1442 was not sighted on Tuesday evening. Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Thursday, May 13 2021 which will mark the end of Ramadan 2021
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 moon sighting: Saudi Arabia to sight crescent on Tuesday(Twitter/MAbduweli)
Updated on May 11, 2021 09:36 PM IST
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Hindu temple in UAE ships oxygen aid to Covid-hit India

  • Hindu spiritual leaders, dressed in saffron robes, came to bless the oxygen before sending it out, showering rose petals on the shipment and marking the cylinders with traditional orange dye.
The head of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Abu Dhabi throws rose petals before shipping hundreds of liquid oxygen cylinders to India.(AP)
The head of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Abu Dhabi throws rose petals before shipping hundreds of liquid oxygen cylinders to India.(AP)
Published on May 10, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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UAE to bar travel from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka from Wednesday

The UAE announced last month a ban on entry from India to guard against the spread of the highly contagious Indian variant of the coronavirus.
A woman enters the face and iris-recognition gate to board a plane, during a media tour at Dubai Airport, in the UAE.(AP / File)
A woman enters the face and iris-recognition gate to board a plane, during a media tour at Dubai Airport, in the UAE.(AP / File)
Updated on May 10, 2021 04:56 PM IST
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Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect

The Civil Aviation Authority on Thursday said that travellers from India will not be allowed to disembark in Sri Lanka. The decision has been taken as the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly in India.
Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect(Photo by Jalitha Hewage on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Sri Lanka joins UK, UAE to ban Indian arrivals with immediate effect(Photo by Jalitha Hewage on Unsplash)
Updated on May 06, 2021 12:45 PM IST
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Covid: UAE to ban all flights from India for 10 days starting April 25

Sharing a statement, the UAE said arrival passengers from India through other countries are not allowed to enter unless they were staying for 14 days in those countries.
The UAE is the latest to impose strict travel restrictions on India this week due to Covid-19.(AP )
The UAE is the latest to impose strict travel restrictions on India this week due to Covid-19.(AP )
Updated on Apr 22, 2021 07:05 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Reported by Anisha Dutta | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

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

  • 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: 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)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • 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
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)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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United Arab Emirates names country's first female astronaut for space program

  • Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum identified Noura al-Matroushi as the UAE's first female astronaut, with her male counterpart as Mohammed al-Mulla.
Updated on Apr 10, 2021 05:54 PM IST
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UAE sheikh lays claim to oil cargo that US seized alleging Iran's

The case underscores the difficulty the US faces as it tries to bar Iran from generating income from energy sales and pressure it into re-starting nuclear talks.
A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Arab in Al-Faw south of Basra.(REUTERS / File Photo)
A general view of Abadan oil refinery in southwest Iran, is pictured from Iraqi side of Shatt al-Arab in Al-Faw south of Basra.(REUTERS / File Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2021 07:35 PM IST
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Israel, UAE weigh travel corridor after speedy vaccine rollouts

The Middle Eastern nations aim to implement the agreement in April, according to the UAE’s state-run news agency.
Israel leads the race to vaccinate its population. It has fully inoculated more than half its residents, while the UAE is on track for that goal by March-end. Cases in both countries have fallen from a peak in January. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Israel leads the race to vaccinate its population. It has fully inoculated more than half its residents, while the UAE is on track for that goal by March-end. Cases in both countries have fallen from a peak in January. (Representative Image)(AFP)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 11:38 AM IST
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Sudan officials, Saudi crown prince talk Red Sea investments

  • The Red Sea features heavily in Saudi Arabia’s so-called Vision 2030 to diversify its economy away from oil with business zones along the coast.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announces a zero-carbon city called
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman announces a zero-carbon city called "The Line" to be built at NEOM in northwestern Saudi Arabia, January 10, 2021. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout via REUTERS(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Mar 10, 2021 03:45 PM IST
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US sanctions on Syria challenge rapprochement, says UAE minister

In a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart in Abu Dhabi, Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan pushed for “joint action with Syria,” saying that the American economic pressure campaign “as it is today makes the matter difficult.”
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(AP)
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.(AP)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:39 PM IST
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Covid-19: Which countries have most number of fully vaccinated people?

  • The number of fully vaccinated people are nowhere near the number of doses administered since most of the countries are using Covid-19 vaccines that require a two-doses regimen.
A German police staff member receives AstraZeneca's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS)
A German police staff member receives AstraZeneca's vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Munich, Germany.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2021 07:08 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi

First UAE ambassador arrives in Israel, eyes Tel Aviv embassy

Meeting Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem, Al Khaja, 40, said he was "very proud and honoured to be the first Emirati ambassador" to Israel, where, he said, he and his hosts were discussing "the model of how we operate".
Emirati and Israeli flags fly at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters)
Emirati and Israeli flags fly at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 01, 2021 08:46 PM IST
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Sentence reduced for driver in fatal Dubai tour bus crash that killed 12 Indians

  • Among the 31 people on the ill-fated bus were also citizens of Bangladesh, Germany and the Philippines.
FILE - This June 7, 2019 file photo released by Dubai Police Headquarters shows the aftermath of a bus crash, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. State-linked media in the UAE says a Dubai court has reduced the sentence of the Omani bus driver who smashed into a warning sign off a highway in 2019, killing 17 people on board. The appeals court reduced his seven-year sentence followed by deportation to just one year without deportation. (Dubai Police HQ via AP, File)(AP)
FILE - This June 7, 2019 file photo released by Dubai Police Headquarters shows the aftermath of a bus crash, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. State-linked media in the UAE says a Dubai court has reduced the sentence of the Omani bus driver who smashed into a warning sign off a highway in 2019, killing 17 people on board. The appeals court reduced his seven-year sentence followed by deportation to just one year without deportation. (Dubai Police HQ via AP, File)(AP)
Published on Feb 25, 2021 10:02 PM IST
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A year later, UAE govt grants birth certificate to interfaith couple’s child

  • The Indian couple was told that according to marriage rules for expatriates in the UAE, a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim woman but a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man
The first application for a birth certificate required for obtaining the UAE visa was rejected by the health department(HT Photo)
The first application for a birth certificate required for obtaining the UAE visa was rejected by the health department(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Emirati man arrested for stealing camel as gift for girlfriend's birthday

  • When interrogated, the man’s story fell apart, according to police in Dubai. He soon admitted to trespassing on his neighbour’s farm to steal a rare breed of camel for his girlfriend, the report said, settling for the newborn after failing to wrangle an adult.
The owners of the baby camel reported the theft from their farm earlier this month(HT Archives. Representative image)
The owners of the baby camel reported the theft from their farm earlier this month(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on Feb 17, 2021 10:38 PM IST
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