United Arab Emirates

Information last updated: 16 June, 2020

  • Population: 9.6 M
  • Population +65 yo: 1%
  • GDP Per Capita: 67,550 USD
  • Informal employment: Not available
  • First registered case: 29 January
  • Hospital beds: 1.50 (per 1000 people)

Status

As of June 16, 2020: 42,636 infected (out of which 14,216– active); 291 deaths; 28,129 recovered; 1 critical case (Source: National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority).

Level of confinement and until when: as of June 16, 2020, due to the ongoing National Disinfection Programme, movement for Dubai residents is restricted from 11 pm – 6 am;  from 10 pm – 6 am for the residents in other Emirates. 

Response set up and capacity

Stakeholder Mapping

Entities / Organizations

• National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP)
• Ministry of Interior
• UAE Government Communication Office

Additional actors

• Ministry of Community Development (MoCD)
• Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
• Ministry of Education
• Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Emirate- level health authorities:
• Dubai Health Authority
• Department of Health Abu Dhabi
• Dubai’s Supreme Committee for Crisis and Disaster Management

Mitigating factors - What is being done?

UAE’s response to COVID-19 timeline:

Photo credits: Victor Besa / The National

Mitigating actions on mental health:

Risks, vulnerabilities, obstacles

Photo credit: Tariq Alfaham, Mohammed Aamir, WAM News

Potential actions and demands

Key resources

Contributor(s): Aizhan Kapysheva.

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