New border restrictions will be in place from Monday 19th July if you are crossing the Abu Dhabi border.
A negative PCR is required to enter the capital and then you'll need to take a PCR on day 4 and on day 8.
This applies to vaccinated and non vaccinated people.
MOVEMENT BAN IN ABU DHABI
The national sterilization programme starts from the 19th July in Abu Dhabi. This means between the hours of midnight and 5am you need to stay home, unless you have to leave to get essential supplies or medicene.
If you need to go out for anything, you'll need to apply for a movement permit at adpolice.gov.ae
ABU DHABI UPDATES 'GREEN LIST'
Abu Dhabi adds France, Canada, Ireland and Jordan to travel green list. The emirate removed nine countries from the list including Japan, Spain, Portugal, Finland and Morocco in the latest update.
Abu Dhabi's quarantine-free travel green list now contains 35 countries, up from 31 last month.
For more info visit: https://visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan-your-trip/covid-safe-travel/permitted-countries
ITALY WINS EURO2020!
Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties in the Final.
It was less than four years ago that Italy plunged to the lowest moment of its soccer history by failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Now, they are the best team in Europe and on a national-record 34-match unbeaten run under Roberto Mancini, their coach.
EID AL ADHA ANNOUNCED!
Eid Al Adha holidays for the public sector has been announced.
Employees will be off from Monday to Thursday, July 19 to July 22, returning on Sunday, July 25. Federal government departments and ministries will be closed on those days.
DUBAI IS NOW HOME TO THE WORLD'S DEEPEST POOL
Dubai has just opened it's newest attraction, Deep Dive Dubai, located in Nad Al Sheba and inspired by the UAE’s pearl diving history and culture. It is verfied by the Guinness World Records as the world's deepest pool at 60.02 metres and can hold 14 million litres of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The pool is home to a sunken city, where divers can explore an underwater world, complete with an abandoned streetscape, apartment, garage and arcade. The 1,500-square-metre facility has been designed to resemble a giant oyster and includes an 80-seat restaurant, as well as a hyperbaric chamber.
Celebrity Will Smith was one of the first to take the plunge and dive deep underwater, sharing his experience on social media.
An explosion in Dubai last night was felt across the city.
It happened at Jebal Ali Port, on a cargo ship in the early hours of this morning.
Nobody was hurt, everyone on-board was evacuated safely.
Emergency services took 40 minutes to put the blaze out and to control the fire.
FIRST FEMALE ASTRONAUT UNVEILED!
Arab world's first female astronaut unveiled to public at Dubai event.
Nora Al Matrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla were confirmed as the latest members of the country's flourishing space corps.
The groundbreaking announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who said the pair would "raise the name of the UAE in the sky".
They were chosen from 4,305 Emiratis who applied – including 1,400 female applicants.
The selection of the two new astronauts echoes the UAE’s focus on equal opportunities for women.
HH MBZ RECEIVES MAN OF HUMANITY AWARD
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, received the Man of Humanity award at a ceremony in Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
The award was given by Vatican’s Pontifical Foundation Gravissimum Educationis, which supports global education and learning projects, a support foundation created by Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church.
Sheikh Mohamed was honoured for his tireless support and international aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, when he provided support to 135 countries, and sent supplies on 200 flights.
CHANGES TO HOME QUARANTINE
Abu Dhabi has made some changes to the home quarantine rules for people in contact with those who have tested positive to Covid.
The authorities have announced that anyone vaccinated must quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day six. If the PCR test result is negative, you can remove the tracker device on day seven.
If you're not vaccinated you must quarantine for 12 days and take a PCR test on day 11. Then you can remove the device on day 12 once you get a negative test result back.
Previously, home quarantine was five days, with a PCR test taken on day four.