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All expatriates with valid UAE resident visas allowed to return, says top official

There is no ban on UAE residents stranded abroad as all are allowed to return to the country provided they follow the set procedure, said a senior government…

UAE Exchange customers finally get their money back after months of uncertainty

After months of waiting, former customers of UAE Exchange Centre have finally got their funds back, while the future continues to look bleak for the once-dominant remittance company….

Airlines update pre-travel testing guidelines for passengers from Dubai to India

Two major airlines have updated their pre-travel Covid-19 testing requirements for travelers from Dubai to India. UAE’s budget carrier flydubai and India’s Air India Express announced the changes…

Jobless Indian-Filipino parents struggle to make ends meet, get paperwork done for newborn in Dubai

Indian-Filipino couple who want to fly back home is desperate for help. An Indian dad and a Filipino mom who both lost their jobs due to the coronavirus…

Dubai loosens up alcohol rules again to boost economic recovery

Dubai again has loosened laws governing alcohol sales and possession as the sheikhdom tries to claw its way out of an economic depression. The sales also serve as…

Emirates To Operate Special Flights To Five Cities In India

Emirates will operate special repatriation flights to five cities in India Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram from 20 until 31 August. The special flights will facilitate travel…

UAE Authorities advice Dubai’s Indian Hindu community to celebrate Ganesh festival at home

Authorities in the UAE are advising the Indian community to celebrate the Ganesh festival at home and limit visitors to immediate family members to prevent the spread of…

Etihad to operate special flights from Abu Dhabi to 3 Indian cities from August 21

Etihad Airways will operate a series of special passenger flights from the UAE capital Abu Dhabi to three Indian cities, Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai, starting from August 21….

Air India Express mandates valid COVID test report for Indians flying out of these UAE airports

All passengers departing from Abu Dhabi airport on Air India Express flights must possess negative COVID-19 PCR test reports. The test should have been conducted within 96 hours…

Vande Bharat Mission phase 6 to begin on September 1, 2020

India has announced the sixth phase of its repatriation drive, Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) from September 1, 2020, and will be carried out until October 24, 2020. Civil…