His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council posted a video on his Instagram account expressing appreciation for the exceptional efforts of COVID-19 frontline workers.
Emirates Post has re-started operations to India, providing a cost-effective option to UAE residents and businesses to ship goods to the world’s seventh largest economy. The move marks the continuance of all services - Economy Mail, Standard Mail, Registered Mail, Standard Packets, Standard Parcels and Express Parcels - after a period of limited operations in the wake of restrictions imposed on the travel and transport due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sharjah Public Library (SPL), an affiliate of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), has announced the reopening of select branches of its public libraries in the emirate from Sunday, June 21. All branches of SPL were closed from mid-March in line with the UAE’s precautionary measures to ensure public safety in the wake of the covid 19 crisis.
The National Creative Relief Fund launched by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development in May 2020 has announced financial grants to 87 creative individuals and SMEs operating in the cultural and creative industries. The grant, which was ranged between 15 – 50,000 dirhams is distributed among 50 individuals and 37 companies to help them overcome the financial difficulties caused by COVID-19.
His Excellency AbdulRahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Minister of State for Federal National Council (FNC) Affairs, asserted that the UAE continues to consolidate its competitiveness and leadership on a global scale, led by the foresight of its wise leadership as it moves forward to accomplish the country’s vision for its centennial anniversary.
Dubai’s economy continued its exceptional performance despite headwinds from a slowdown in global economic growth due to the coronavirus pandemic. Number of customs transactions completed by Dubai Customs skyrocketed 36% in the first five months of 2020 to reach 5.9 million compared to 4.4 million transactions in the corresponding period in 2019.