The UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, shared the news that he’d been given the Covid-19 vaccine on Twitter.
The UAE was one of the first countries to develop a vaccine. It has been given to the UAE’s frontline workers and is now being slowly rolled out.
The UAE was one of the first countries to enter the final stages of phase III clinical trials. And they found that the vaccine was effective and had a strong response to the virus.
“The vaccine’s safety has been reviewed and results show it is safe for use,” said Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention during the live press briefing.
The UAE tested the vaccine on 31,000 people from 125 different countries during the six-week trials. And they also tested the vaccine on those who suffer from chronic diseases. And the results were impressive.
We wonder how long it will be before they roll the vaccine out to everyone in the country?
UAE reveals new working visa
Dubai has updated part of its visa rules and is now offering a one-year remote working visa for those living abroad.
Which has a number of meanings, including you can now live in Dubai without working for a UAE company.
Which effectively means that remote working from the beach in Dubai is now a real-life choice. And who honestly hasn’t dreamed about that!
The updated visa will also give holders access to vital services including housing, bank account, internet, utilities and schooling.