UAE airports to suspend all passenger flights as of Thursday

In this Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, an Emirates jetliner comes in for landing at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP)
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Updated 24 March 2020

UAE airports to suspend all passenger flights as of Thursday

  • Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi Airport said they will suspend all passenger flights as of Thursday

DUBAI: Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi Airport said they will suspend all passenger flights as of 11:59 p.m. local time on Thursday for two weeks, with the exception of evacuation flights, as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The latest statements from the United Arab Emirates’ main airports came after the government announced early on Monday that all passenger and transit flights to and from the country would be suspended after 48 hours.
“We would like to inform you that all passenger flights to, from, and through AUH will be temporarily suspended starting March 26 23:59 UAE time for two weeks except cargo and evacuation flights,” Abu Dhabi Airport tweeted on Tuesday.
Dubai Airports’ website carried the same notice for Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.


UAE extends distance learning until end of academic year

Updated 30 March 2020

UAE extends distance learning until end of academic year

  • WAM said studies would continue online for students in all public and private schools and universities

DUBAI: Schools and universities in the UAE are to continue online "distance learning" until the end of the academic year in June amid coronavirus fears, the education ministry said Monday.

The state-run news agency WAM said studies would continue online for students in all public and private schools and universities until the end of the 2019-2020 academic year .
The distance e-education system was taken as a precautionary measure to avoid the spread of coronavirus.