On Staurday 22 July the UAE announced it is lifting the ban on Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Sports. The news comes just hours after Qatar's emire said he was open to talks to resolve the ongoing Gulf crisis.
beIN Sports channels will now be live again for all du and Etislat customers. Etislat let its customers know the news with the following SMS:
The UAE has lifted the ban on beIN Sports
"Dear customer, we would like to advise that starting the 22 July the beIN package will be available to customers and normal charges will apply. The provision of the beIN package will be subject to ongoing review."
Back in June UAE authorities announces plans to fine any shop found selling or renewing beIN Sports subscriptions.
The news that the ban has now been lifted will come as a very happy surprise to football fans especially. With the Champions League, La Liga and England's Premier League about to start, now the opportunities to watch the beautiful game will be plentiful.
All together now... "We're football crazy, we're football mad..."