While it’s been a standstill year for many in terms of staying in one place and working from home, there couldn’t have been more changes that have gone on in our everyday lives.
This particularly rings true when it comes to the rules and regulations surrounding COVID-19.
However, the Dubai government is making it easy for UAE citizens and residents to keep up-to-date on changes taking place with a new service that’s been launched by The Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO).
Members of the public are now able to ask questions they have directly to government officials via social media under the new initiative entitled #AskDXBOfficial.
As part of the new #AskDXBOfficial initiative launched by @DXBMediaOffice, you can use the hashtag #AskDXBOfficial to address your questions to Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (@KHDA). pic.twitter.com/BPFH2zmCt7
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) August 24, 2020
“The initiative is part of GDMO’s objective of creating platforms that allow the community to clarify issues and concerns with government officials,” a statement from Dubai Media Office says.
In the first instalment of the initiative, questions surrounding immigration, travel procedures and COVID-19 protocols were answered by Major General Mohammed Al Marri, the Director-General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA).
He took the opportunity to further clarify the current rules in place for UAE residents returning to Dubai. He said that “all residents holding a valid resident visa are allowed to return to Dubai. Once they receive a return permit from GDRFA-Dubai and obtain a negative PCR test result, they can return to Dubai through any UAE airport.”