Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches DEWA’s space programme and Hatta tourism projects

The Space-D programme will include the launch a main satellite with the latest imaging and communication technologies

In pics: Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana project, featuring region’s largest aquarium, now 90% complete

Spread across 2.4km, the waterfront destination is expected to open this year

Dubai airport

UAE extends tourist visa validity for additional month for free

The move aims to support tourists in the UAE since many countries have implemented temporary airport closures

Pictures: Drones perform light and sound show for Dubai Shopping Festival

Up to 300 drones will perform shows everyday from December 17 to January 30

Abu Dhabi updates entry guidelines for visitors, international tourists

The emirate has said Covid-19 testing centres located at entry points will now be closed

Rabbi Marc Schneier

This rabbi is bringing American Jews to the GCC. Here’s why

Rabbi Marc Schneier is launching new tourism initiatives in the GCC

Switzerland Tourism

How visitors from the GCC can turnaround the Swiss tourism industry

The Swiss tourism industry, rattled by the Covid-19 pandemic, is plotting a hard-fought comeback beginning this winter

Quick Holiday Travel

Revealed: Five countries you can currently travel to from Dubai within six hours

Travelling to a nearby country for the Christmas weekend would be an ideal getaway for many looking for a change of scenery

Dubai UAE ALSAADA Tourist card

Dubai’s GDRFA unveils new ALSAADA Tourist card

The card will offer exclusive privileges, discounts, and promotions to tourists visiting Dubai and will be distributed free of charge

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches the UAE’s first federal domestic tourism campaign

The UAE’s domestic tourism sector contributed Dhs41.2bn to the national economy in 2019

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New 4-star all-inclusive Riu Dubai resort opens at Nakheel’s Deira Islands

Riu Dubai has 800 rooms and suites, most with a sea view

Five key stages for developing the tourism sector across the Middle East

Tourism is essential for economic diversification, growth, and job creation

ISRAEL-UAE-DIPLOMACY

UAE activates tourist entry visas for Israeli passport holders

Procedures on mutual visa waiver agreement between the two states are in process

Revealed: Winners at the 2020 Gulf Business Awards

The awards acknowledged champions from across the region’s business spectrum

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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa to have fireworks, light and laser show to welcome NYE 2021

Several Covid-19 preventative measures will be in place for visitors, Emaar has stressed

Umm Al Quwain

Umm Al Quwain tourism department launches offers for frontline heroes

These offers will be available to frontline workers for a period of six months starting November 17, 2020

Hampton by Hilton Dubai

Dubai College of Tourism signs agreement with Hilton to train Emirati workforce

The initiative is part of DCT’s Medyaf programme to increase the participation of Emiratis in the country’s tourism industry

Dubai airport

UAE, Bahrain added to UK travel corridor removing 14-day quarantine for travellers

The move is hoped to boost tourism from the UK to the Emirates

Five top Dubai attractions that are now open

The world’s largest fountain made its debut on October 22

Dubai Parks to open Legoland hotel in Dec, plans to launch new record-breaking rides in 2021

Operator DXB Entertainments reported a 97 per cent year-on-year drop in revenues in Q3

Big Red. Al Badayer desert

Revealed: Top 10 natural hotspots across the UAE

Outside the urban landscape of the city, are natural outposts that pay homage to the country’s aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

Saudi tourism megaproject near to closing $3.7bn loan

The Red Sea Development Co. project, owned by the kingdom’s Public Investment Fund, is the biggest leisure development, spanning over 10,000 square miles

Emirates Dubai UAE

No pre-flight Covid-19 tests for UAE residents travelling to Dubai from these countries

The airline updated the Covid-19 testing rules for inbound UAE residents on Monday

ISRAEL-UAE-DIPLOMACY

UAE, Israel agree on bilateral visa-free travel

Emirati citizens will become the first in the Arab world to not require Israeli entry visas

Etihad

Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad confirms first commercial flight to Israel; launches Hebrew website

Etihad will become the first GCC carrier to operate a commercial passenger flight to and from Israel

Al-Ahsa Oasis

Pictures: Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa Oasis enters Guinness World Records

The oasis covers an area of over 85.4 square kilometers

Dubai event

Covid-19 impact: Events companies in Dubai lose up to Dhs5.5bn worth of business

Dubai has gradually resumed live events, but precautionary measures remain in place

Ras Al Khaimah international airport

UAE residents, tourists and Emiratis can arrive at RAK Airport without prior approvals from October 15

Passengers must obtain a negative Covid-19 result before returning

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to 5 more cities

The carrier’s global network will grow to 99 destinations