Travellers wear face masks as they arrive at Dubai International Airort. Fiel / Reuters
The embassy noted that it coordinated with UAE national carriers Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways and Saudi national carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines to operate flights for the next 72 hours according to the announced schedule. It commended in this regard the notable cooperation shown by officials of the national carriers in question.
The UAE embassy also expressed its appreciation to Saudi authorities for their support in facilitating these measures in light of precautions undertaken by the Kingdom to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19.
The 11 individuals diagnosed with the new coronavirus include two Italians, two Filipinos, one Montenegrin, one Canadian, one German, one Pakistani, one Emirati, one Russian and one British citizen.
"We are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterised as a pandemic," WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Wednesday.
The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) nationals wishing to enter the UAE should undergo COVID-19 medical test and place themselves under house quarantine for 14 days, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Friday.
The Abu Dhabi Police have affirmed that drivers can object to traffic fines within a month from the date an SMS to this effect has been received by the vehicle owner.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg, speaking at the company's live virtual and augmented reality conference, said the new name reflects his focus on building the metaverse.
Besides celebrating reading and culture, the milestone Sharjah International Book Fair 2021 (SIBF), being organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) at Expo Centre Sharjah from November 3 to 13, has announced 12 workshops focused on social media and online marketing for all age groups.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), through the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science (UAEREP), has carried out a research campaign in Colorado, United States of America, to investigate the possibility of using autonomous unmanned aircraft systems to collect cloud microphysical measurements and provide automated cloud seeding decisions.