Monday, 30 March 2020

COVID-19: Free parking in Dubai for two weeks


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Free parking in Dubai from tomorrow, Tuesday March 31, to Monday, 13 April 2020


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) today announced that paid parking areas and multi storey parking in Dubai will be free of charge for the coming two weeks starting from tomorrow, Tuesday 31 March to Monday, 13 April 2020.

The decision for supporting the public during the period of preventive measures against COVID-19 and the national disinfection programme of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.

The initiative also aim to support the government’s remote work from home initiative and its directives to citizens and residents to stay home during the period.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Coronavirus:- On going UAE sterilisation extended.

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Updated on March 28, 2020 . 05.49 pm
The sterilisation will be carried out daily from 8pm until 6am the following morning and restrictions in the movement of traffic will continue. 
Those who are violating will be punished with heavy fine starting from 500 up to 10,000. So please be home during these days.

The sterilisation programme, which began on Thursday evening at 8pm as part of a drive to protect the residents from the Covid-19 coronavirus, was to initially last until 6am on Sunday.

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior on Saturday announced that the national sterilisation programme has been extended until April 5.

Source from Khaleej Times,

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Covid-19: Website permission system to leave home during UAE Sterilisation Program


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Dubai has launched a website for residents where they can request permission to leave their home for essential work or purposes. UAE began a nationwide Disinfection Program to sanitise the country as it fights Covid-19 spread.

According to a statement issued by the Dubai Media Office on Thursday, Dubai's Crisis and Disaster Management Team has launched a website www.move.gov.ae on which people in Dubai can request permission to leave home during the National Sterilisation Programme for essential purposes such as buying food or medicines.

The National Sterilisation Programme, launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with local and federal authorities across the UAE, including Dubai, will take place daily over the weekend between 8.00pm and 6.00am, from March 26 till the morning of March 29, 2020.

Only people who have registered on the website and received approval for their request will be allowed to leave home in Dubai.

The process has been put in place to ensure the safety of the public during the Sterilisation Programme.

 Emirates ID and work ID cards to present it for verification when required.
The registration process on the website move.gov.ae is simple and straightforward, the statement added.
Users should first register their phone number after which they will receive an OPT code via SMS to complete the process. Resident will be then asked to enter their Emirates ID, car registration, details of their purpose and destination and time of the trip. Once the process is complete, users will receive an SMS confirming registration.

FAQ: How can I renew my domestic worker's visa and conduct their medical test


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Customers can renew residency permits for domestic workers through TAD-BEER centers, or by using MOHRE's online services. Maids or domestic workers should be screened for infectious diseases before their visa is stamped in Passport. Health officials have asked residents to get their house helps screened for infectious diseases as soon as they arrive in the country. Medical fitness test is a mandatory requirement for all expats in the UAE.

As for the medical tests, MOH is the concerned authority for the residents of the northern emirates, while the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is in charge of these tests for the residents of Dubai.

For Abu Dhabi residents, the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, represented by Mubadala and SEHA is responsible for the medical tests for domestic workers in the emirate.

Useful Links


Medical Fitness Center Locations
Al Karama Medical Fitness Express service Center
Fajer Building, Near Al Karama Central Post Office, Ground Floor

Al Rashidiya Medical Fitness Center
Al Rashidiya,Next to the Police Station

Emirates Medical Fitness Center
Health care city, building 27,block B, Dubai



UAE visit visa holders relieved by overstay extension news


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A stay extension (overstay) for visitors to UAE who could not exit the UAE borders due to flight cancellations, border closure and airport closures has come as a 'relief during these tough period'.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship made the announcement on Monday, March 23, that the affected visitors would be able to extend their stay legitimately in the country. The tweet was published on @ICAUAE twitter handle.

Visitors to the Dubai and other emirates were on the fear that they would have to pay overstay fines. People are relieved with this good news from Federal Authority. Public was worried that they would have to pay visa extension fees or overstay fines inorder to exit from the crisis when the COVID-19 is over. Most of the people are not in a position to afford the fees at the moment.



Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Work permits and Residence visas to be issued automatically in UAE


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The latest announcement by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship have announced on March 25 the exemption for medical tests of workers whose work permits have expired.

Work permits and residence visas will be issued and renewed automatically for labour staff employed by companies and support service staff such as domestic workers as part of precautionary safety measures taken by the UAE to stop the spreading of Covid-19.

Under the new measures, labour staff does not need go to the medical fitness examination centres across the country. The fees for such services will be collected through the authorised payment channels. Once the fee is paid, the workers will remain legitimate residents of the UAE.

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship asked the business company owners to report any suspected case of Covid-19 among their workers / employees. It also urged all the workers in the UAE to follow the precautionary measures and instructions for their own safety and for the safety of the society.

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