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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

UAE Israel

UAE delegation led by Obaid Humaid Al Tayer signs landmark agreements with Israel

The UAE, US and Israel also established a $3bn Abraham Fund to help stimulate private sector-led investments across the region

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UAE, Israel agree on bilateral visa-free travel

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

Dubai skyline

Dry night coming up in Dubai next week

The birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad is expected to fall on October 29

Air Arabia

Air Arabia announces new service from Ras Al Khaimah

It also confirmed that it will resume flights to several destinations across Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh from Ras Al Khaimah

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

The Palm Fountain Dubai

Watch: World’s largest fountain to launch in Dubai this month

The Palm Fountain will run three-minute shows, every half an hour, beginning 7pm until midnight

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Dubai issues new travel guidelines for residents, visitors and Emiratis

Emiratis, residents and tourists travelling overseas from Dubai must undergo a Covid-19 PCR test prior to departure only if their destination country requires them to do so

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Dubai says all entertainment activities must end by 1am

Hotels will also have to suspend the provision of food and beverage services after 3am

Saudi Arabia sees quick tourism rebound after domestic boom

Ten sites where the government chose to promote summer travel generated $2.3bn from June 25 to August 31

sharjah airport

Sharjah issues new guidelines for travellers, residents can now return without prior approval

Travellers must present negative Covid-19 results prior to boarding and take another test upon arrival in Sharjah

Wine glasses

Abu Dhabi scraps need for individual alcohol licence

Residents and tourists will be permitted to buy and possess alcohol from licenced retail shops

Dubai safari lion

Video: Dubai Safari Park set to reopen in October

The park features a group of new animals, including African elephants and giraffes

Maldives

Flydubai to resume flights to the Maldives next month

The service expands flydubai’s network to 40 destinations

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate

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

Bahrain

Bahrain reopens border to tourists and non-residents following Covid-19 closure

All incoming passengers must undergo a PCR test at their own expense after landing at the airport as well as on the tenth day of their stay in the kingdom

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to additional cities

The flights to Accra and Abidjan will be linked services, operated thrice a week

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

Dubai airport

Tourists flying to Dubai do not need GDRFA/ICA approvals – Air India Express

Dubai reopened to tourists last month

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Dubai Tourism extends deadline for hotels to comply with sustainability measures

Hotel establishments have been offered a 12-month extension to ensure they implement the new measures

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Dubai businesses return to growth in July as pandemic impact eases

Construction as well as the wholesale and retail industry are leading the upswing

UAE Dubai Airport

UAE grants one-month grace period for those with expired visit visas to exit the country

The grace period commences from Tuesday, August 11

Alcohol MMI

Smart alcohol licence launched in Dubai

Residents holding the existing red card licence will need to replace it with the new black smart licence by August 31

Covid-19 impact: Is consolidation the way ahead for GCC’s aviation industry?

Are mergers the way ahead for the GCC’s airline industry post pandemic?

AI everything

Dubai issues guidelines to restart exhibitions, live events and concerts

Measures to be followed include social distancing and limited capacity

Emirates Dubai Seychelles

Dubai’s Emirates becomes first international airline to resume services to Seychelles

Emirates will fly five times a week to the popular tourist destination from Dubai

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Mandatory regular Covid-19 testing for all tourism sector employees in Abu Dhabi

The directive was issued by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) on Monday

Global Village

Global Village announces opening dates for 2020 season in Dubai

Season 25 will commence on October 25 and will run for 25 weeks