The Emirates Health authority are cancelling all non essential operations at Dubai hospitals because of the surge of Covid cases in the country.
This will take effect from today until the 19th February, and procedures will only be carried out as an emergency or at the discretion of your doctor.
NEW FOG RULES IN ABU DHABI
Abu Dhabi Police have banned trucks, heavy vehicles and buses from the roads when its foggy.
Yesterday there was a serious accident in the capital, forcing officials to decide to remove all heavy vehicles from our roads when visibility is greatly reduced.
If you choose to drive a heavy vehicle on foggy days, be prepared to get yourself a 500 dirham fine and 4 black points on your license.
PINK LAKE DISCOVERED IN RAK
Ammar Al Farsi, a 19 year old student from Sharjah has discovered a pink lake 100 metres off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah.
Ammar took photos that have now gone viral on social media.
You'll find the lake on Saraya Island, located in the Al Rams area of RAK. Its approximatly 10m wide and 40m in length.
India defeats Australia in the fourth and final test match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy to win the series 2-1.
This is the first time in history that India has defeated Australia at Gabba!
Yayy team India!
AND THE AWARD FOR 'ONE OF THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE CITIES' GOES TO...
Dubai has been named one of the most instagrammable cities in the world.
It's come 6th out of 50 other countries globally.
Strike a pose Dubs!
THE RULES IF YOU'VE BEEN VACCINATED
Things are constantly changing but its not all bad if youve taken the vaccine, are a volunteer in covid 19 clinical trials, or are part of the national vaccination programme.
If you're arriving from one of the countries on 'The Green List', a PCR test will be required on arrival, and another on day 6, but theres no need to qaurantine.
If you're arriving from a country thats not included in 'The Green List' then a PCR is required on arrival, aswell as day 8. And you will still need to qaurantine for 10 days.
Periodic testing wont be required, but a PCR test will be needed to activate the special status on the Alhosn App, and that wil;l be valid for 7 days.
And if you've been in contact with somebody who has Covid, youll will still need to do 5 days qaurantine and do a PCR test on day 4. If the result is Negative, you no longer have to qaurantine.
COVID VACCINE NOW AVAILABLE TO OVER 16'S
The covid vaccine is now available for anyone from the age of 16.
Previously, the vaccine was only available to people aged 18 and over.
The Ministry of Health in the country had previously not allowed this because there wasnt enough testing, but now its safe to do so.
DEMI'S DOCUSERIES RELEASING SOON!
Demi Lovato will release a four-part docuseries, titled "Dancing with the Devil". It will premiere on March 23 via her YouTube channel and focus on the last three years of her life and career, starting with her 2018 "Tell Me You Love Me" world tour.
FRIDAY BRINGS EXCITEMENT FOR EXPO 2020
The Expo 2020 Terra Pavillion opens its doors to the public this friday.
It's set to raise awareness of how the environment is affected by everyday things causing climate change.
Amongst other attractions , make sure you check out the underground ocean, underground forest and how the whole pavillion is powered by solar energy and recycled water.
We're excited, are you?
For more info and how to buy tickets, check out www.expo2020dubai.com
CARDI B: COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU
Cardi B has landed her first leading role in a film.
The Grammy winner will play a crook turned elderly woman in Paramount’s upcoming film Assisted Living.
Cardi said 'Work and life is about to get 10 X harder, but im overwhelmed with happiness'.
Go Cardi B, we love yah!
Who can relate?!
Errrytime you step out during summer! #uaeproblems ; )
What a year! #2020challenge
What a year its been! Sonya Mac took the #2020challenge
We're a 6..what about you?
What a week! Currently we're no.6...you?
Sheikh Mohamed sends aid & his prayers
HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said "Our thoughts & prayers are with our Lebanese brothers & sisters during these trying times" after the horrific explosion in Beirut Port this week
The UAE has shown its support by rushing urgent medical aid to Lebanon to assist those affected
Burj lights up for Lebanon
Our thoughts & prayers are with the people of Lebanon after a horrific explosion ripped through Beirut last night
The Burj Khalifa lit up in solidarity
Naima chats to Priyanka Chopra
Naima chatted to @priyankachopra at the International Government Communication Forum.
Dane & Chiara chat to the first Arab woman to climb Everest
It’s International Women’s Day today & Dane & Chiara chat to the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest from the Northeast Ridge. Dubai-based Jordanian Dolores Al Shelleh scaled the world’s tallest peak (8,839-metres) in Nepal from its toughest route.
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