No rent evictions in Abu Dhabi for next two months

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 24 March 2020: All rental property eviction cases currently underway in Abu Dhabi, along with executive procedures like imprisonment, blocking of bank accounts, seizure of vehicles, stocks and assets,have been suspended for a period of two months.

The decision, on the orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was carried outby the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

The decision also exempts cases related to alimony and labour disputes.

The move is in line with the UAE government’s keenness to support members of society and reduce their burdens during the current situation, said Wam.

NCTH exempts hotel under its management from fees

The National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels (NCTH), announced that owners of the hotels under its management will be exempted from all management fees and other expenses for three months, as part of its support for the country’s precautionary and preventive efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, Covid-19.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Chairman of NCTH, said:”This decision follows an earlier move to exempt tenants of retail shops and restaurants at NCTH-owned hotels from rents for three months.”

Emaar Group adopts work-from-home for employees

DUBAI: Emaar Group announced it has adopted a work-from-home policy for its employees effective Monday, 23rd March.

The move is aligned with the country’s ‘Stay at Home’ campaign aimed at combating the coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic, said a press release issued by Emaar on Monday.

During this period, Emaar Group will continue to monitor global developments and prevention measures, and update its actions based on how the worldwide situation evolves.

Mohammed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said that Emaar has proactively adopted all measures required to maintain the well-being of its employees and customers. He called on all Emaar employees to abide by the guidelines issued by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Dubai Health Authority and other authorities advising people to practice social distancing.

He also assured Emaar’s customers, partners and affiliates that these measures will not impact the company’s operations. “We are committed to delivering our services without compromising quality and overall customer satisfaction. We remain united as a group in providing exceptional services as per our customers’ expectations,” Alabbar said.

The company’s customer channels will be reachable 24/7 and its frontline team is fully committed to providing seamless services during this sensitive period.

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