Covid-19 in 2020




Covid-19 in 2020

Covid-19 in 2020 turned the world upside down and by the summer of 2020, everyone was affected in one way or another.

Financially, it caused chaos in markets around the world.

In business, nearly all companies had to consider a bottom line which had dramatically changed from their earlier predictions. Working from home became the norm.

Schools and other educational establishments closed their doors to protect their students from Covid-19.

Hairdressers, parks, parks, water parks, and many other amenities were closed, including the beautiful beaches of Dubai.

Medically, the world saw huge hospitals being built in a few weeks to cope with the expected high numbers of Covid-19 patients, showing what can be achieved in a short space of time.

Mentally, the restrictions on personal movement and lockdowns affected many individuals and families. Governments looked to provide support.

The cost of Covid-19 to all nations is extreme and will be felt for years to come but it is the citizens and residents of countries who will remember this painful period in history.  Some governments, like Dubai, assured them of their safety by acting responsibly and quickly.

Prioritising safety, Dubai worked with extraordinary courage and strength throughout the dark nights to disinfect areas and allow the general public to go about their business and lift restrictions as early as possible, giving us all a sense of relief and protection from Covid-19. 

In a video letter of 10th June 2020 to Covid-19 frontline workers, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF), stated:

”Your courage has built an invincible fortress, protecting our society.”

Soon Dubai will be open; the visitors will know their safety is of the utmost importance.

Expo 2020 (1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021) will welcome the world to celebrate their National Day and the biggest party on Earth, safely.


Dubai & Covid-19


The history of Dubai and the UAE is as interesting as its modern-day towers, infrastructure and now, of course,  the world’s greatest party, Expo 2020. Expo 2020 is being postponed until 2021 due to the unfortunate turn of events globally with COVID-19 taking centre stage and disrupting the lives of everyone regardess of who and where they live and work.

In the meantime, we have gathered together information to help you see Dubai in its true colours. This city is a thriving economic powerhouse, having taken the world by storm over the past 20 years or so.

The brand ‘Dubai’ can teach us all a thing or two. 

Back in the days before the United Arab Emirates, the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman , Fujairah and Sharjah – were independent and it wasn’t until 1971 that they gathered together as one and ‘united we stand’ was never seen more clearly than in this move. Ras Al Khaimah joined a few months later in February 1972.

What this means is that 2021 will be a tremendous year of celebrations for the United Arab Emirates and the 2nd December 2021 will be of paramount importance to them.

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Eating in Dubai

One of our favourite subjects…FOOD!

The pleasures of eating in Dubai are many. You can eat any kind of international cuisine in cafes and restaurants and you will find at least one close to your home. Prices really do vary hugely. 

If you like to get value for money check out Zomato’s website. Uploaded menus give you an idea of the cost to eat and drink in many of the eateries in Dubai. Zomato is a hugely successful brand here and currently have just under 12,000 restaurants listed.

Another money-saving trick is to buy into the Entertainer. You get discounts across a huge number of restaurants. 

We will be reporting regularly on the food scene in Dubai. Keep checking-in!


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Healthcare in the UAE

Dubai and the UAE have any number of outstanding healthcare facilities, manned by international experts in the fields of healthcare and medicine.

It is mandatory for companies to provide their staff with health insurance but this relates only to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The other Emirates will follow but we do not have a definitive time line for that yet.

Providing staff with health insurance was a massive step forward in the healthcare industry here. 

Individual health insurance should be taken out if living and working in one of the other emirates. Travel insurance should be considered when travelling as the cost of health insurance can be high. 

Currently, Dubai is providing free medication and tests for COVID-19 sufferers.

We will be providing detailed information in this blog so check-in regularly.

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