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Dubai suspends live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice

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All hotels and restaurants operating in Dubai are to suspend entertainment activities with immediate effect, the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has confirmed. The cessation of entertainment activities comes into effect from today, Thursday, January 21, until further notice. The directive was issued by virtue of a new circular sent by DTCM to all owners and managers of hotel establishments and restaurants. The decision follows a string of field inspections within these establishments that flagged multiple infractions that took place while entertainment activities were in progress.

Emirates and Etihad first major airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

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Nigeria’s Air Peace To Resume Flights To Dubai

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Advertisement:Nigeria’s Air Peace will return to Dubai after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. The airline confirmed yesterday that flights will resume from February 5th, operating once a week in both directions. It should be noted that while the service is marketed as a flight to Dubai, passengers actually land in Sharjah and then take a bus to Dubai.Air Peace operates a fleet of regional jets, 737s, and 777s for its operations. Photo: Anna Zvereva via Wikimedia Commons Return to the UAE Air Peace’s route to Sharjah marked an important milestone for the airline in 2019: it’s first long-haul route outside Africa. Prior to this service, Emirates was the only airline serving the UAE nonstop from Nigeria, giving it a significant advantage. However, soon after the route commenced in July 2019, the airline suspended flights due to the pandemic in late March. Since then, many online have called on Air Peace to resume this route, citing the population living in the UAE. Emirates returned to Lagos and Abuja in September, once again offering the only direct connection. Emirates resumed flights to Nigeria last September. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | JFKJets.com Yesterday, Air Peace officially announced that it would return to Sharjah (and Dubai) from...

Qatar’s mobile Internet speed fastest in world

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Mobile Internet speed in Qatar was the fastest within the world in December 2020, consistent with the Speedtest Global Index results released yesterday.   In the Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index, Qatar was ranked first within the world in terms of mobile internet speed in December. the typical download speed in Qatar was 178.01 Mbps last month while the typical upload speed was 29.74 Mbps.   Qatar, which has one among the very best internet penetrations within the world, has improved its performance by two places within the index compared to last month.   “On mobile, Qatar climbed two spots to land in first place for mobile. While the country has ranked among the highest five for the past year, this is often the primary time the country has reached the highest spot,” noted Ookla in its report.   The average download speed in Qatar was 77.07 Mbps in November while the upload speed was 21.49 Mbps.   The global average download speed in December was 47.20Mbps while the upload speed was 12.67Mbps. within the global ranking, the United Arab Emirates stood second with a mean download speed of 177.52 Mbps while South Korea was placed third with average...

UAE telecom giants Etisalat, Du increase foreign ownership limit to 49%

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UAE's telecom giants Etisalat and Du have raised foreign ownership caps to 49 percent in a move to attract external investors."Etisalat Group’s Board of Directors discussed increasing the ownership limit of the Non-UAE Nationals in the Company and resolved to increase such limit from 20% to 49% of its capital," the company notified the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, where its shares are traded.The decision is subject to approval from the company’s general assembly and regulatory authorities.Etisalat shares jumped roughly 15 percent on Wednesday - its best day in nearly six years - as the company called a board meeting to discuss increasing the foreign ownership limit in the firm.In a statement to the Dubai Financial Market, Du said that "non-UAE nationals (whether individual or legal entities) are entitled to own shares up to 49 percent of the company's capital"."Local and international telecommunication companies are not permitted to own a stake in the company," Du said."No individual or legal entities are allowed to own (directly or indirectly) more than 5 percent of capital, with exception of existing shareholders owning more than 5 percent as of the date of resolution," it said in a statement to the exchange.Shares of Du also surged...

Dubai suspends live entertainment in hotels and restaurants until further notice

All hotels and restaurants operating in Dubai are to suspend entertainment activities with immediate effect, the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing...

Emirates and Etihad first major airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

21 January 2021 Tropical Storm Eloise, which developed in the north-eastern quadrant of...

Nigeria’s Air Peace To Resume Flights To Dubai

Advertisement:Nigeria’s Air Peace will return to Dubai after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. The airline confirmed yesterday that flights will resume from...

Qatar’s mobile Internet speed fastest in world

Mobile Internet speed in Qatar was the fastest within the world in December 2020, consistent with the Speedtest Global Index results released yesterday....

UAE telecom giants Etisalat, Du increase foreign ownership limit to 49%

UAE's telecom giants Etisalat and Du have raised foreign ownership caps to 49 percent in a move to attract external investors."Etisalat Group’s Board of...

Debut UAE date for UK comedian Rob Beckett announced

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 9:26am Supplied The British comedian Rob Beckett will perform at...

Dubai Sports Council LAUNCH Dubai’s first

All-schools Sports Tournament Series Dubai (Pakistan Point News - 21th Jan, 2020) For the first time ever all private schools in Dubai have the opportunity...

PROJECTS: Oil could surpass its previous peak despite renewables – UAE energy minister

Good pace of vaccinations could lead to oil recovery by the beginning of 2022 with world oil demand exceeding 96 million barrels per day,...

Six fantastic things to do in Dubai this weekend: January 21 To 23

The best brunches, beach clubs and happy hour deals to ensure you have an exceptional weekend in Dubai. Thursday 21 January 2021 A Cut...

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