The UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, has been ranked the most liveable city in the region for the second consecutive year, according to the Global Liveability Index 2021, issued by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Abu Dhabi secured the number one position, followed by Dubai as the second best city to live in the Middle East.
GREEN PASS IN ABU DHABI READY TO GO
Today the Green Pass system comes into play in the capital.
Staff at malls, hotels, restaurants, gyms, beaches, amongst other public places have been preparing to implement the system.
So from today, everytime you go into a public place, youll need to show the al Hosn APP.
Green status means you can enter with no problem, If youre vaccinated the green status will remain for 30 days, if youre unvaccinated, you will need a negative PCR every 3 days to keep the app green and to allow you free access into public places.
FIRST MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE ON THE BURJ KHALIFA
Coldplay have become the first international band to release their music video to their new single 'Higher Power' on the Burj Khalifa.
The tallest building in the world projected the music video on the side of the building transporting you to an apocalyptic planet, with holograms and aliens.
UK REMOVED FROM GREEN LIST
Abu Dhabi has removed the UK from its Green List, with travellers from Britain now required to quarantine on arrival in the UAE capital.
Before new restrictions set to come into force July 1, which will remove Covid-19 quarantine restrictions for most international travellers.
The update now has removed the UK and Tajikistan from its Green list.
COVID GREEN PASS FOR ABU DHABI
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee approved new covid measures to ensure 'safe entry' to malls, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
The "green pass" will be in place on the Al Hosn app from the 15th June.
In short, people who have received the second dose of the vaccine will have green status on the app for 30 days after having a negative PCR.
If you havent been vaccinated the app will stay green for 3 days after a negative PCR and then you'll need to get tested again.
There are some allowances on these rules...
See below for the full list:
If you are vaccinated and have received your second dose at least 28 days earlier, or if you were a volunteer in the vaccine trials, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for 30 days.
If you have received your second dose less than 28 days earlier, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for 14 days.
If you have received your first dose and are waiting for the second dose appointment, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for seven days.
If you have received the first dose and are late to the second dose appointment by 48 days or more, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for three days.
If you have a vaccination exemption certification – used for people who cannot take the vaccine for medical reasons, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for seven days.
And If you are unvaccinated and do not have vaccine exemption, a negative PCR test result will cause the Al Hosn status to appear green for three days.
HARRY & MEGHAN WELCOME BABY GIRL "LILI"
Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed a baby girl, little sister to Archie. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor is their second child, who was born on Friday morning in Santa Barbara, California. Her name is a tribute to her great-grandmother, the Queen of England, as Lilibet is her royal nickname; while her middle name, Diana, is in honour of her "beloved late grandmother", the Princess of Wales. Lilibet is the Queen of England's 11th great-grandchild and is 8th in line to the throne.
UAE TRAVEL CORRIDORS
If you're vaccinated , the UAE and other countries are creating travel corridors to eliminate quarantine in other countries...
you must provide a health control form online prior to arrival...
In a couple of days if you're vaccinated, you'll be able to travel to Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Russia, turkey, Spain, and France.