• UK tourists evading the UAE due to security concerns

    Published on : Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Teaching Abroad Direct surveyed 1001 UK residents to find out if they have been put off visiting the UAE as a result of security concerns and threats of war in the Middle East.   47% of UK residents are of the opinion that …

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  • Albert Meow appointed as the new hotel manager of Al Bait Sharjah

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    Al Bait Sharjah has named Albert Meow as hotel manager of the 53-key hotel that opened recently in a historic district of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) third largest city. From a foundation established by more than 20 years in …

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  • Despite Brexit, tourism to the UAE to remain steady

    Published on : Saturday, January 11, 2020

    In spite of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, tourism experts and officials are of the opinion that there would be a limited and short-term impact on tourism to the UAE, since it is a popular destination among travelers from the UK. …

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  • Etihad Airways named most punctual Middle East airline of 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    Etihad Airways is ranking as the UAE airline 17th among all full-service and low-cost operators. OAG also ranked Etihad Airways at number 13 on its Top 20 list of Mainline Airlines, comprised only of major scheduled carriers operating over 30,000 …

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  • Five-year tourist visa to UAE for all nationalities under new scheme

    Published on : Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been a preferred destination for travellers from around the world. Now travelling to UAE will become that much easier, as the country has decided to issue a multiple-entry tourist visa scheme for all nationalities. …

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  • Dubai Airports to be ‘single use plastic free’ in 2020

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Starting the New Year on a happy note and with a bold initiative, two of Dubai’s airports, Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) aim to be free of single-use plastics in a bid to manage environmental impact.   …

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  • Ras Al Khaimah plans to attracts global adventure tourists

    Published on : Friday, December 13, 2019

    Ras Al Khaimah, the crown jewel of the UAE located in the northern most part of the destination is renowned for its abundant natural beauty and stunning landscape that offer captivating views to the visitors. When it comes to adventure, …

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  • Al Waleed Investment opens $27.2m 114-key Lemon Tree Dubai Hotel

    Published on : Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Al Waleed Investment Group has opened its $27.2m (AED100m) Lemon Tree Dubai Hotel on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah, located close to prominent Dubai landmarks such as Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa.     The 114-key hotel will be …

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  • Etihad Airways becomes the first foreign airline to operate its flights to Jeddah’s new terminal

    Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has received a special reception – welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute – at Jeddah’s new Terminal 1. The inaugural flight was operated on Etihad’s Dreamliner with the distinctive Kingdom of …

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  • Dubai hotel sector needs a complete reposition to increase hotel supply

    Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019

    The hotel sector in Dubai will need a complete repositioning in order to continue to be successful over the coming decade, according to the hospitality division at leading international consultant, Drees & Sommer. Driven by the evolving economy, increased hotel …

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  • UAE weather dept issues dust storm warning

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

    The UAE weather department has issued a rain and dust alert for residents in the country on Wednesday. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Wednesday warned of the poor visibility of less than 2,000 meters at times due to …

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  • ATM: Indian visitors to Gulf countries to increase 81% by 2024

    Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    The number of Indian tourists travelling to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is expected to increase 81% from 5.4 million in 2018 to 9.8 million in 2024, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10%,according to the latest …

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  • 170 kmph Cyclone Maha develops in UAE coast

    Published on : Monday, November 4, 2019

    Cyclone Maha that has developed in UAE coast is supposed to cause water surges, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).     The tropical storm had progressed into a category 1 cyclone on Sunday, with wind speeds of …

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  • The UAE and Russia signs agreement to increase air traffic to different cities

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    The UAE and Russia signed an agreement to increase air traffic to different cities within the two countries after a round of aviation talks at the Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre in the capital, Abu Dhabi.   The two countries …

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  • RuPay cards introduced in the UAE

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Business leaders have recently said that the introduction to the UAE of an extensively used Indian payment card will provide the retailers a major boost and enhance tourism.   They consider that RuPay – an Indian version of Mastercard or …

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  • Tourists below 18 years are exempted from visa fee in UAE

    Published on : Sunday, July 21, 2019

    At present, tourists below 18 years of age are let off from the UAE visa fee while travelling with their parents. This new policy is restricted only to the prime attraction, Dubai in UAE. The offer stands true from July …

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  • Hotel Show Dubai celebrating its 20th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre

    Published on : Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    The Hotel Show Dubai will be celebrating its 20th edition during the Middle East Design and Hospitality Week 2019 taking place from 17th – 19th September at Dubai World Trade Centre. The landmark event that has evolved in tandem with …

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  • UAE’s hospitality market expected to reach $7.6 billion

    Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    World Expo 2020 will spear a significant boom in the  UAE’s hospitality sector  with the addition of 56,701 roooms that would represent 33.6 percent of the country’s existing supply in over the next one year.   According to the latest …

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  • Warning of possible drone attacks for American tourists in Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    American tourists to Dubai and other parts of the UAE have been warned ‘of heightened tensions in the region’. They have been asked to take extra care.  The warning follows after the attacks on two oil pumping stations in Saudi …

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  • The UAE has strengthened its performance in terms of global tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    With the help of strategic tourism initiatives and endless attractions, the United Arab Emirates has fortified its performance in terms of global tourism, which is a key component of its policy of economic diversification. This has placed the UAE among …

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