Sharjah to host a street festival

A street festival is set to be held in Sharjah in the run up to the new year.

The Al Qasba Street Fiesta 2013 kicks off on December 19 and will feature live performances and activities for all ages.

Acts from Canada, Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Italy will take place daily during the festival’s 12 days, starting from 5pm most days.

Kids will be able to attend a circus workshop and learn about the rolla bola, walking globe, tightwire, diabolo and juggling.

The cost of Covid testing around the world


Dh514 for citizens; Dh865 for tourists

Information can be found through VFS Global.



Centres include the Speciality Hospital, which now offers drive-through testing.



Travel tests are managed by the Ministry of Health and National Institute of Public Health.


AED 295

Zanzibar Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, located within the Lumumba Secondary School compound.

Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi’s Seha has test centres throughout the UAE.


From Dh400

Heathrow Airport now offers drive through and clinic-based testing, starting from Dh400 and up to Dh500 for the PCR test.

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