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Abu Dhabi Sees Promising Signs of Progress in Tourism as Domestic Restrictions Ease

A rise in hotel occupancy rates by 3% year-on-year in the first week of July provide an optimistic outlook for sector

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by 3% year-on-year since July 1 and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at boosting the sector.

The UAE government has received global praise for its response in confronting the pandemic, as well as for how it has proactively managed its social and economic impact. The local government in Abu Dhabi in turn has relentlessly increased testing for COVID-19 and implemented strict measures, which has been reflected in cases dipping to less than 1% in Abu Dhabi City as a result of the government’s efforts.

DCT Abu Dhabi has also been working closely over the past period with industry partners and stakeholders to introduce a number of initiatives to aid hotels and cultural attractions in reopening.

The Go Safe certification programme is amongst the initiatives rolled out to boost consumer confidence and the tourism sector within Abu Dhabi simultaneously. The programme aims to regulate hygiene standards across all hotels in Abu Dhabi through implementing a strict set of guidelines across all tourism destinations including malls, restaurants, museums, public beaches, theme parks and other attractions. To date, more than 80% of hotels in Abu Dhabi have started the process to become ‘Go Safe’ certified, with W Hotel and Louvre Abu Dhabi amongst first venues to obtain the certification.

UFC Fight Island, which is taking place on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island from July 11 to 25, is another major step towards rebooting tourism in the capital of the UAE. Abu Dhabi is hosting over 1,632 local crew members, as well as 609 international delegates flying in as part of 63 commercial flights. All attendees will be staying within a safe zone of 11 square kilometres on Yas Island, comprising seven hotels and several dedicated facilities.

Abu Dhabi has long been known for its unparalleled hospitality and diverse range of offerings. The progress we have seen since the start of this month was achieved by simply leveraging our offerings and the existing high standard of hospitality, to help us speed up the enlivenment of our sector and elevate further from that point,” said HE Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, Executive Director of Tourism and Marketing at DCT Abu Dhabi. “The support we have received from government authorities has also been a key driver in the progress of the tourism sector. Their handling of the current situation has been beyond exceptional, providing us with a sense of optimism for the future of our destination and sector.”

The government has also offered its share of support to the tourism industry via a range of schemes, including up to 20% rental rebates for restaurants, tourism and entertainment facilities, and a suspension of tourism and municipality fees for sector players for 2020.

Hotels in Abu Dhabi have started opening after adhering to guidelines set out earlier this month following an extensive period of sterilisation.

As Abu Dhabi cautiously moves towards opening its borders to visitors, the tourism sector is witnessing strong collaborations across both public and private sectors to prepare for the reopening of popular attractions and museums in the emirate, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, and plans hosting more global events in the near future.

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organisation manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi also supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

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How to open an account in Swiss Bank from India

As soon as the news of increase the in money in Swiss Bank increased, numbers of queries related to Swiss Bank got increased. So, we thought to help you to with the most searched question on the internet “How to open an account in Swiss Bank from India”.

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Swiss Bank, like me many of you was introduced this name in 2014 when Mr. Narendra Modi who was the chief minister of Gujarat that time made his election campaign on Black money in Swiss Bank. Now, in 2021 no money was back to India as promised by Narendra Modi. On other hand there is huge hike in Indian Money deposited into Swiss Bank. According to the media reports the total amount has reached more than 20,700 Cr and also the Swiss bank account holders in India gets increased post 2014.

Now, if you see google then many people are searching to open a Swiss Bank account online. It’s not that everyone wants to open an account in Swiss Bank, however many of them like me are just curious to know the process to open an account in Swiss Bank.

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How to open a Swiss bank account

  • Just like Indian Banks, Banks in Switzerland also minimum balance criteria. You have to find a Bank that will accept the amount of fund you have. The minimum balance is between 100.000 CHF up to 500.000 CHF and it vary from Bank to Bank.
  • Once you identify the Bank, or you can also take a professional help from third party websites. They charge you a professional fee to help you to open a Bank Account.
  • These are the four steps to open an account
  • Fill out the application form at our order page
  • After reception of your order the bank will mail you a welcome packet
  • Sign the documents and send them back to the bank
  • The bank will confirm the opening of your new Swiss bank account
  • If you will not be able to travel Switzerland, then you can also complete the process through post (Courier)
  • You also have to show the origin of fund like bank statement, documents from the sale of property or any other document that shows the transaction amount

Thinks you should know before opening a Swiss bank account

  • Any individual over the age of 18 is allowed to open a Swiss Bank account
  • An Indian can open an account but with a ceiling for the financial year. However, for the purpose of conducting business such an account is permitted under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
  • There are nearly 400 banks in Switzerland with the top two – UBS and Credit Suisse Group
  • There is an account type called ‘numbered account’. All interaction with the account is through the account number. Very few people in the bank will know the name behind the numbered account.
  • You can close your account any time without any restrictions or cost
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Sports world pays tribute to Milkha Singh

Veteran Indian athlete Milkha Singh passed away at a local hospital here at 11.30 pm on Friday, leaving the sports world in a tizzy. After the death of this great sprinter, many celebrities have paid tribute to him. There are some kind.

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Sports world pays tribute to Milkha Singh

Veteran Indian athlete Milkha Singh passed away at a local hospital here at 11.30 pm on Friday, leaving the sports world in a tizzy. After the death of this great sprinter, many celebrities have paid tribute to him.

I promise you Milkha Singh ji that we will fulfill your last wish. India has lost its star. Milkha Singh ji has left us but he will continue to inspire every Indian to shine for India. My deepest condolences to the family. I pray for the peace of his soul. Kiren Rijiju

Rest in peace our very own ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh Ji. Your passing has left a deep void in the heart of every Indian today, but you will continue to inspire many generations to come. Sachin Tendulkar

SAI is deeply saddened by the passing away of “The Flying Sikh” Milkha Singh, one of the greatest sportspersons India has ever produced. Gold medalist at Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, she held the 400m national record for 38 years. Condolences to his family and the millions he inspired. Sports Authority of India

Your story inspired millions and will continue to inspire….Rip Legend. Ritu Phogat

We might not have seen you competing, but every time we ran fast as kids, we ran like Milkha Singh. And to me, she will always be the legend you left behind. You didn’t just run, you inspired. Rest in peace, sir. Sunil Chhetri

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Delhi government will prepare 5,000 health assistants in view of the third wave of corona

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the first and second wave of corona we have seen shortage of medical and paramedical staff.

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Arvind Kejriwal speaking with media in his office in Delhi

In an important announcement today, the Delhi government said that it will prepare 5,000 health assistants as a precaution in the wake of the third wave of corona. Under this ambitious project of Delhi Government, Indraprastha University will start training the youth gradually.

Talking about this project, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the first and second wave of corona we have seen a shortage of medical and paramedical staff. So the government has an ambitious plan, under which 5000 health assistants will be prepared.”

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Describing the outline of the project, Arvind Kejriwal said, “Indraprastha (IP) University will train 5000 youth sequentially for every 2 weeks. After that they will be given basic training in 9 premier medical institutes of Delhi.

Clearing doubts about the usefulness of health assistants prepared after just two weeks of training and training, Kejriwal said that these health assistants will work as assistants to doctor-nurse. They will be given basic training in nursing, paramedics, life saving, first aid and home care. Online applications for this can be filled from tomorrow, Thursday, June 17. The training will start from June 28. For this the qualification is 12th pass and age limit is more than 18 years.

This plan of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is prima facie looking very futuristic, but the reality will be known only after its implementation. It is to be known that with this announcement of Kejriwal, his critics have started to satire on this plan.

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