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

MEBAA aviation show

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

New hotel set to open in Dubai – with 269 pools

FIVE Jumeirah Village continues the emirate’s trend of over-the-top experiences

Oxford

Travel: 36 hours in Oxford

Famed for its academic excellence, the university is rightfully one of Oxford’s major draws. But there’s more to the English city than its famous ‘dreaming spires’

Marseille

Travel: 36 hours in Marseille

A trip to this Mediterranean port offers more diversity than ever before

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Gulfstream’s G600 business jet to begin deliveries soon

It has a range of 5,500 nautical miles at a speed of Mach 0.9

Kobe Japan

Travel: 36 hours in Kobe

The Japanese port city blends traditional and modern, local and international, with a diverse mix of attractions, dining, and activities

Hoi An

Travel: 36 hours in Hoi An

For a taste of Vietnam’s eclectic cultural influences, you can’t go wrong with the ancient port town of Hoi An

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Travel: 36 hours in Salvador

Art, good food and colourful nightlife combine to give Brazilian city Salvador a unique and lively charm

bogota

Travel: 36 hours in Bogota

The energetic Colombian capital boasts an array of artistic offerings, as well as collectives, foodie havens, and communal outdoor activities

Jaipur

Travel review: 36 hours in Jaipur

Gems, palaces and a riot of sights and smells await visitors to the capital of India’s Rajasthan state