Arabian Travel Market to host its 2021 edition as in-person event in Dubai

The event is scheduled to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between May 16-19, 2021

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Passengers in Sharjah Airport will soon have access to e-book library

Travellers can download the books on their devices, which will then be available for 21 days for them to read

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Private jets movements at Dubai South increased 21% y-on-y in 2020

The Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace Hub recorded a 78 per cent growth of private jets movements in Q4 2020, compared to Q4 2019

First winners of UAE’s ‘World’s Coolest Winter Challenge’ announced

Participants invited to post images or short videos of their winter activities across the UAE

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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

Dnata’s DUBZ offers home check-in services to Emirates passengers

Emirates passengers can book their home check-in services online up to 24 hours before the flight

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Emirates to offer complimentary hotel stay in Dubai to select transiting passengers

Eligible Emirates passengers will receive a complimentary night’s stay in a 4 or 5-star hotel in Dubai

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Emiratis can travel to Israel without a visa

The Israeli cabinet has ratified the agreement for Emiratis to visit without pre-approved visas

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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-based VFS Global adds Covid-19 coverage to international travel insurance

Travel insurance with Covid-19 cover is now mandatory for travel to many countries

Radisson hotel group launches new brand; signs 10 new hotels across EMEA in Q3 2020

The new signings build on the 15 hotel signings which were announced in Q2 2020

Habtoor Hotel Dubai Kosher Food Elli's

Al Habtoor hotels offer 24×7 kosher in-room dining in Dubai

Guests will be able to order from an OU Certified Kosher Room Service Menu throughout the day

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Revealed: Winners of the Business Traveller Middle East 2020 Awards

This year’s programme recognised industry-leading airports, hotels, airlines and other travel services across 35 categories

Explore: Five things to do in Ras Al Khaimah during the weekend

The emirate offers a multitude of activities including adventure sports and heritage visits

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches additional flights

It is the eight destination that the low-cost carrier will fly to from the UAE’s capital

Oman Air

Oman Air to restart flights to Dubai, 15 other destinations from Muscat next month

It will connect Muscat to 16 destinations in 12 countries

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Jumeirah Group opens new serviced apartments property in Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is the fourth serviced-residences property from the luxury hospitality group

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Travel review: Rediscover Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur

A heady mix of cultures has influenced most facets of Malaysia and Singapore, from diverse foodie scenes to inspiring historical sites

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Dubai’s Atlantis The Palm to offer international guests free in-resort Covid-19 tests

Guests need to book a minimum stay of five nights in order to avail of the free testing service

FIVE Hotels & Resorts to open new destination in Europe

The brand intends to revive the prestigious history of Zurich’s Atlantis hotel

Emirates Holidays introduces new measures to offer customers increased flexibility

Emirates Holidays has also introduced video appointments, to facilitate and personalise travel support

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MEBAA business aviation airshow will be held this December in Dubai

It will take place from December 8-10, 2020, at the DWC, Airshow Site in Dubai

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

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UAE residents and citizens cannot travel abroad for tourism

Residents who wish to visit their home countries and return to the UAE will be permitted to do so

UAE residents, citizens allowed to travel to select countries from June 23

The categories of people allowed to travel along with the approved destinations will be announced at a later date

Saudi Arabia among first destinations to adopt global safety stamp protocol

Eligible businesses such as hotels, restaurants, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, restaurants, outdoor shopping, transportation and airports, will be able to use the stamp once the health and hygiene protocols have been implemented

Airbnb in talks to raise more debt amid global crisis

The additional funds would give Airbnb an extra financial cushion as prospects dim for an initial public offering this year

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Travel: 36 hours in Syracuse

A historic Grecian city with well-honed Italian cultural traditions

Etihad plane finds new life as holiday rental

An old Etihad A319 has been converted into a holiday rental in the UK