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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE announced that its citizens can enter any countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council by using their Emirates ID cards. The decision took effect on April 29, 2022.
The move was taken to facilitate smooth travel between the countries of the GCC, and in support of sustainable recovery efforts, the National Authority for Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management said.
The authorities also said that GCC nationals can also use their respective country’s ID cards to travel to the UAE.
On Thursday, Saudi Arabia announced that using of the national identity card to travel to and from the Kingdom for citizens of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf would be allowed.
A statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) read, "The General Directorate of Passports announced lifting the suspension of using the national identity card to travel to and from the Kingdom for citizens and citizens of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf."
The authorities said that citizens can travel to the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf using the national identity card, while making sure of the entry requirements for the country to which they want to travel, stressing that the family record card is not a document that can be traveled with.
This is part of Emirates full digital verification of COVID-19 medical records connected to testing and vaccination for travellers based in the UAE.
"The UAE is the first country I visited during my tour. I consider UAE my second home. Moreover, it is a global tourist destination witnessing an unprecedented boom in the field of bicycles," said Salim Saleh Al Sarifi.
A summit was held in Abu Dhabi that brought together Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, King Hamad and Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The three leaders reviewed the terrorist attacks carried out by the Houthi militia on civil sites and facilities in the UAE.
Prior to the meeting, Sheikh Mohammed said, “We need a strong start for the fifth decade of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s march... Our people are looking forward to economic and development integration... Our people are looking for real and deep cooperation... Our people are waiting from our meetings in Riyadh for the results of transforming all our cities into growth, prosperity and progress.”
Even as China opened to the outside, Jiang’s government stamped out dissent at home. It jailed human rights, labor and pro-democracy activists and banned the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which it viewed as a threat to the Communist Party’s monopoly on power.
The Darb toll gate system will be free of charge during the holiday starting from Thursday, December 1, 2022 and will be reactivated on Monday, December 5, 2022 during the regular peak hours (from 07:00 am to 09:00 am and from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm).
The live coverage of the event will start at 10am UAE time. The launch of the 10-kilogram Rashid Rover will mark the 55th launch for SpaceX in 2022.