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Saudi Crown Prince launches master development plan for AlUla

It will be implemented in three phases until 2035, with the first phase set to be completed by 2023

Video: Inside The View observation deck at Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, set to open this week

Located on the 52nd floor of The Palm Tower, The View at The Palm also features an exhibition and interactive aquarium tunnels

Abu Dhabi updates ‘green list’ destinations, includes two new countries

The new list, which includes 14 destinations, will be in effect from April 5

Adam Boukadida, Etihad CFO

Exclusive: Etihad’s CFO on restructuring, recovery from Covid crisis

Adam Boukadida is hopeful that air travel will pick up towards the end of 2021

Outlook for the year 2021 is ‘positive’, despite Covid-19 fallout, says Al Habtoor chairman

The real estate sector in Dubai recorded a strong sales growth of 17 per cent in January 2021

Abu Dhabi updates green list of destinations which do not require quarantine

Kazakhstan, which was added in the previous update, has now been removed from the list

Saudi’s AlUla airport receives inaugural flynas flight from Riyadh

Flynas will operate two weekly flights between Riyadh and AlUla on Wednesdays and Saturdays

How Microsoft tools have helped Abu Dhabi’s tourism authority during the Covid crisis

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) embarked on its digital transformation journey before the pandemic, leaving it better prepared to adapt to the crisis

Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan

Sheikh Mohammed launches mega Dubai 2040 urban development plan

Nature reserves and rural natural areas will constitute 60 per cent of the emirate’s total area, while land used for hotels and tourist activities will increase by 134 per cent

Israel UAE Travel Corridor

UAE, Israel consider quarantine-free travel corridor for fully vaccinated individuals

The two countries are expected to reach an agreement by next month

Dubai Tourism steps up inspections to check compliance with Covid-19 guidelines

A total of 274 violations were recorded and 47 facilities closed, marking a compliance rate of 89 per cent

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Abu Dhabi amends ‘green list’ destinations, Saudi back in

The new list, effective from March 8, includes 13 countries, up from 10 in the previous update

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Dubai’s Global Village to resume ‘musical fireworks’

The venue had announced on February 3 that all shows and street entertainment will remain suspended

Saudi wealth fund commits $3bn to build mega mountain resort project, Soudah

Soudah Development will build 2,700 hotel rooms and 1,300 homes in an area that includes Al-Soudah, the tallest peak in Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi removes Saudi Arabia from ‘green list’, destinations cut to 10

Passengers arriving from the green list are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures

Kuwait entry ban

Kuwait suspends entry of foreigners until further notice

Kuwaiti nationals will continue to be allowed entry, but will be subject 14 days of quarantine, seven days of which will be in an institution

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

Aerial View of Coral Bloom Concept

In pics: Saudi’s Red Sea project unveils ‘Coral Bloom’ design for gateway island

Upon completion in 2030, the Red Sea project will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

ADNEC to oversee two Anantara properties in Abu Dhabi

It takes the total number of hotels under ADNEC’s umbrella to five, including Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Abu Dhabi Capital Gate and Aloft London Excel

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Abu Dhabi reduces number of ‘green list’ countries that do not require quarantine

Some of the countries removed from the ‘green list’ include Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Maldives and Thailand

Abu Dhabi Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi issues new restrictions for tourism, commercial and economic activities

All parties and gatherings are now banned indefinitely

Scat Airlines Kazakhstan Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah inks agreement with Scat Airlines for direct flights to eight cities in Kazakhstan

The airline will commence direct flights from March between Ras Al Khaimah and Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Aktobe, Aktau, Atyrau, Uralsk, Karaganda and Shymkent

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021: Registration begins

Hotel registration is now underway, with the event scheduled to take place in May

Saudi Arabia to start tracking tourism’s contribution to economy

The Tourism Establishment Survey will provide data on the industry, including the size of the workforce, pay and revenue and expenditure

Dubai airport

Covid-19: Dubai updates travel protocols for all inbound passengers

The validity period for PCR tests has been reduced from 96 hours to 72 hours

Abu Dhabi modifies ‘green list’ destinations, adds Australia and removes Kuwait

Passengers arriving from the green list are exempt from mandatory quarantine measures

Covid-19: Dubai announces new restrictions for restaurants, gyms and events

Attendance at parties and weddings will be limited to first-degree relatives

Dubai hotels and restaurants to cease entertainment activities until further notice

The suspension comes into effect from Thursday, January 21

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans Tel Aviv flights from Feb with fares starting from Dhs99

The low-cost carrier begins operations from Abu Dhabi this month

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