On 1 September, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United Arab Emirates of betraying the Islamic world, Arab countries and Palestine. Khamenei said normalization will only be temporary, but the UAE will have to endure forever the shame of the agreement. He accused her of working with Israel and Kushner against the interests of the Muslim world, in the hope that the country would soon return for what he did.  Other leaders and groups, including the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, unanimously rejected the agreement, according to Al Jazeera. Mustafa Barghouti, head of the Palestinian National Initiative, said they were not surprised by the recent actions taken by the United Arab Emirates and the fact that the Emiratis had never attempted to fight Israel. He added that this could encourage other nations to ignore the Palestinian issue. The head of the Palestine Liberation Front, Wasel Abu Yousef, said the agreement would only give Israel greater influence over its occupation. ANP Social Affairs Minister Ahmed Majdalani said they did not know the agreement in advance and that the UAE was bartering the others, while unilaterally changing the Arab world`s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  On 16 August 2020, Israel and the United Arab Emirates opened direct telephone services.  The emigrating company APEX National Investment and the Israeli group Tera have signed an agreement on partners in research on COVID-19, making it the first commercial contract between the companies of the two countries since the normalization of relations.
 Mossad Director Yossi Cohen arrived in the United Arab Emirates on 18 August to discuss security policy cooperation, regional developments and issues with national security advisor Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan with National Security Adviser Tayoun al-Zayed Al Nahyan. It was the first visit by an Israeli official since the agreement was announced.  The United Arab Emirates officially ended its boycott of Israel on 29 August.  Well, towards the end of the evening, as promised, the door opens. And Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife Sara enter. And first of all, it`s a bit of a stylish case. People get up. No one is sure what to do. He`s not really going to sit down and join us for dessert. But it is immediately clear that Netanyahu wants to take advantage of this moment to bring home a point. And the point he wants to bring home is that Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reason to be more friendly to each other.
And as it does by showing their common enemy, Iran. The contract was signed on September 15, 2020. The treaty recognizes the sovereignty of each state, obliges the two states to exchange ambassadors and conclude bilateral agreements on various subjects, including visa agreements, and will enter into force as soon as ratification.  The agreement was ratified by the Israeli government on 12 October and ratified by the Knesset on 15 October. If the pact were respected, the UAE would be only the third Arab country to have normal diplomatic relations with Israel, with Egypt, which signed a peace agreement in 1979, and Jordan, which signed a treaty in 1994.