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Arabian Travel Market confirms dates, theme for 2022 edition in Dubai

The in-person event will be held from May 8-11, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, while the virtual edition will be conducted the following week

Hotels

UAE records 62% hotel occupancy rate in H1 2021

The country’s hotel and tourism establishments attracted nearly 8.3 million guests during this period

UK to remove quarantine requirement for UAE travellers next month

The new decision is anticipated to take effect on October 4

Wasl hospitality

Wasl to open four new hotels in Dubai

Wasl hospitality and leisure has a portfolio of 6,885 hotel rooms

Emirates Dubai Philippines

Emirates resumes scheduled services between Dubai and Philippines

The airline will also operate special “Bayanihan” passenger flights to Manila this month

Dubai tourism

Dubai received 2.85m international overnight visitors from Jan-July 2021

Hotels in Dubai recorded overall occupancy levels of 61 per cent in the first seven months of the year

Abu Dhabi airport

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, adds Indonesia

The revised list includes a total of 56 destinations

Abu Dhabi airport

Abu Dhabi revises green list, adds 23 destinations including Qatar and Oman

The updated green list, effective September 1, will include a total of 55 destinations

UAE tourist visas dubai aiport

UAE to open processing of tourist visas for vaccinated individuals from all countries

Starting August 30, the decision applies even to citizens arriving from previously banned countries

Hatta Dubai Tourism

Sheikh Mohammed approves six new development projects for Hatta

Tourists in Hatta have increased from around 60,000 in 2016 to a million in 2020

Pics: Work continues on SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, marine park on track for completion in 2022

Once complete, the park is set to be home to the world’s largest marine-life aquarium

Bahrain International Airport

Bahrain adds Georgia, Ukraine and Malawi to travel red list

Starting August 12, there will be 25 countries on the kingdom’s red list

Dubai Airport

UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and India removed from UK’s travel red list

These countries will be added to the UK’s amber list, with the changes coming into force from 4am BST on Sunday, August 8

Saudi Arabia airport

Saudi Arabia: Vaccinated tourists can now enter without having to quarantine

Saudi recognises the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Covid-19: Saudi citizens will need to be fully vaccinated to travel outside the country from Aug 9

The only exemptions include children aged under 12 and those who have recovered from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the date of travel

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list with France, Seychelles and Canada among new additions

The green list now includes 35 countries, with 12 countries added and eight removed since the previous update

Qatar reopens to fully vaccinated international travellers with no quarantine

The decision will only cover travellers inoculated by vaccines approved by Qatar

Bahrain adds 16 countries to travel ‘red list’ including the Philippines, Indonesia

Only citizens and residents of Bahrain are permitted to enter from the red list countries

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy rises to highest since pandemic began

Hotels in the UAE capital were 68.5 per cent full last month

Covid-19: UAE suspends entry of travellers from Indonesia, Afghanistan

The move also covers travellers who were in these countries 14 days prior to coming to the UAE

The ‘revenge travel’ rage: How tourists are planning their summer

As vaccination numbers pick up and countries worldwide cautiously open their borders, are travellers packing up their bags?

Saudi’s Tourism Development Fund deploys Oracle Cloud to automate processes

The implementation is designed to drive automation and integration of TDF’s core functions including banking, finance, HR and procurement

How financial inclusion is a pathway to reviving tourism

Financial inclusion can contribute to tourism development in many ways

Abu Dhabi clarifies that free Covid-19 vaccines will not be given to tourists

The emirate stressed that vaccines are only available to those holding expired residency visas or expired entry visas

Saudi wealth fund weighs new airport in Riyadh for tourism drive

The crown prince’s economic transformation plan has identified Islamic pilgrimage as a key source of non-oil revenue

Saudi developer awards facilities management contract for its coastal village

The Coastal Village area includes management offices, villas, townhouses and apartments, and a 144-room hotel

Abu Dhabi adds five new European countries to its ‘green list’

Cuba and Kyrgyzstan have been removed from the list, effective from June 24

Abu Dhabi to welcome back cruise liners from September

Only vaccinated passengers will be allowed to disembark in the emirate

In pics: Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai’s Bluewaters this year

The attraction will feature 60 global stars, including 16 brand new wax figures from the Middle East