Sunday Brief: From Flight Shifts From Sharjah To New Visa Policy For Nigeria, Here Are 6 UAE Updates

by Deeplata Garde
Sunday Brief: From Flight Shifts From Sharjah To New Visa Policy For Nigeria, Here Are 6 UAE Updates

Recent events across the UAE and international travel have unveiled a spectrum of changes and expansions, signifying a dynamic period of modifications and growth. From shifts in airline operations to seismic activity documented by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) and substantial retail offerings, these developments paint a vivid picture of the current landscape. Notable alterations in visa policies and significant expansions in popular franchises further illustrate the evolving nature of travel and business within the UAE.

Sunday Brief With UAE Updates

1. Air India Express’s Final Flight to Sharjah Departs with 150 Passengers


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The last flight to Sharjah from Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport took off on Friday, accommodating 150 passengers. Operated by Air India Express, now under Tata Group ownership, the flight’s discontinuation prompted a request from the CEO of Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL) for reconsideration.

2. Jashanmal Warehouse Sale in Al Quoz

Al Quoz is hosting an extensive warehouse sale until Sunday, October 29, offering significant discounts of up to 90% on a wide array of products. Shoppers can enjoy substantial markdowns on various items, including electronics, household utilities, perfumes, dinnerware, apparel, and footwear. Major names like Kenwood, Hoover, Clark, Kipling, Delsey, and Babyliss products are up for grabs (a good time to gather goods). You’re welcome to attend the Jashanmal warehouse sale from 10 am to 9 pm where you can enjoy substantial discounts.

3. UAE Restricts 90-Day Visit Visas for Nigeria and Other Nationalities

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ceased issuing 90-day visit visas to individuals from Nigeria and other nations. Instead, visitors can enter the country solely through a 30 or 60-day visa. Previously available, the three-month entry permit is no longer an option for entry into the UAE.

4. UAE’s NCM Records Magnitude 6 Earthquake in Vanuatu

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The UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) officially registered a seismic event, an earthquake of magnitude 6, in Vanuatu, a Pacific island nation. The event took place at 3:32 PM local time.

Also Read: Afghanistan & Myanmar Rocked By Earthquakes Measuring 4.2 And 4.5 Today; Learn More

5. Al Baik Unveils Third Branch in Abu Dhabi at Dalma Mall


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Adding to its presence in Al Ain Mall and Al Wadha Mall, the Saudi-originated fried chicken brand, Al Baik, inaugurated its third branch in Abu Dhabi, located at Dalma Mall. Overall, the rapid expansion of Al Baik in the UAE is attributed to its widespread popularity among consumers.

6. Aldar Properties Introduces A ‘Haven’ Of Sustainable Wellness Community

Abu Dhabi’s renowned property developer, Aldar Properties, is stepping into Dubai with its inaugural residential project, ‘Haven by Aldar.’ Also, this upcoming community aspires to offer residents an exclusive escape and suburban lifestyle. Situated in a prime Dubai suburb, Haven by Aldar is crafted to foster an environment encouraging an active way of life. Located opposite Al Habtoor Polo Resort, the development ensures convenient access to key business and lifestyle centres in Dubai.

So here are some of the highlights from UAE for today!

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