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UAE President: Empowering people of UAE is nation’s top priority and basis of future plans

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President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that the people of the UAE, and striving to empower them, has always been and continues to be the nation’s top priority. “Ensuring our people have everything they need to live fulfilled, comfortable, and happy lives, remains the basis of all our future plans,” His Highness said, while addressing the nation.

In his speech that was broadcasted today on local TV and radio channels, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said the UAE’s policy will continue to champion peace and stability in the region and the wider world, supporting others and advocating for wisdom and cooperation for the good of mankind.

His Highness stressed that the UAE will continue its work to strengthen cooperation and enable positive, respectful dialogue between countries to achieve stability and prosperity for all.

His Highness said that “the sovereignty and security of the UAE will remain a foundational principle that we will abide with, and we will not tolerate anything that could affect it. We extend the hand of friendship to all countries that share our values of peaceful coexistence and mutual respect, to achieve progress and prosperity.”

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed also highlighted that the UAE is fortunate to have a nation of people, who, before and after the union, and even through difficult times, have proven their spirit and determination to overcome the toughest challenges. “Our pride in our people is infinite. Equally, we deeply appreciate the valued role of our residents who consider this country their second home, and their continued contributions in building and developing the UAE since its union,” His Highness said.

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UK to remove visa requirement for Emiratis, other GCC nationals from 2023

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UAE citizens will no longer require a visa prior to travel to the United Kingdom from next year, said Mansoor Abulhoul, UAE’s ambassador to the UK. The Emirates will be one of the first countries to enjoy this facility under the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, which will be rolled out in 2023.

Travellers from GCC countries will only need to apply online to get the entry permit (ETA), the UK’s Home Office said in a statement on Monday. ETA, a UK-entry permit document available online, allows travellers from eligible nations to visit Great Britain for several purposes without acquiring a visa. “It’s important that I follow up a very exciting announcement that we have had by the UK government on visas, particularly on the Electronic Travel Authorisation system which is coming into place early next year whereby UAE will be granted access in the system, making it easier to travel for Emirati nationals to the United KIngdom, Abulhoul said in a video message on Twitter.

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By Team BuzZzing June 27, 2022

UAE citizens will no longer require a visa prior to travel to the United Kingdom from next year, said Mansoor Abulhoul, UAE’s ambassador to the UK.The Emirates will be one of the first countries to enjoy this facility under the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme, which will be rolled out in 2023.

Travellers from GCC countries will only need to apply online to get the entry permit (ETA), the UK’s Home Office said in a statement on Monday. ETA, a UK-entry permit document available online, allows travellers from eligible nations to visit Great Britain for several purposes without acquiring a visa. “It’s important that I follow up a very exciting announcement that we have had by the UK government on visas, particularly on the Electronic Travel Authorisation system which is coming into place early next year whereby UAE will be granted access in the system, making it easier to travel for Emirati nationals to the United KIngdom, Abulhoul said in a video message on Twitter.

In addition to the UAE, other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are reported to be part of the ETA scheme as well. The UAE passport has been ranked one of the strong in the world, ranked 15th in the Henley Passport Index earlier this year globally and first in the Arab World. This enable UAE citizens to travel with ease to different to different countries and visa-on-arrival score of 175.

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Dubai comes first from behind in work-life balance study

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Dubai is the land of glam and grind. While the glamour is obvious, it has come at the cost of extra man hours by its population for the past year at least. Dubai is the most overworked city, according to a finding on work-life balance done by Kisi.

The mobile access technology company looked at factors including work intensity and city livability as well as quality health care, affordable cost-of-living, and ample time off.

In a year affected by pandemic, a lack of travel for the mostly migrant labourers and hence unable to take time off must have surely played a big part in the ratings to reflect on what has also been rated as the most instagrammable place in the world.

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Burned-out workers may instead want to consider Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, or Sydney, where less than 10% of the population is overworked, according to the study.

New York City plunged in the rankings, coming in at 59 out of 100 cities, down from 38 the year before and 21 in 2019 before the pandemic took hold. London, while ranked significantly higher, also fell — to 27 in 2022 from 20 the year before and 12 in 2019.

 

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