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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

King Fahd Causeway re-opening to add ‘billions’ to Bahrain economy

Saudi citizens will be permitted to travel via air, land and sea from March 31 2021

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

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Abu Dhabi to host fireworks across the emirate on New Year’s Eve

Shows will be held at the Corniche, Yas Island, Al Maryah Island and Al Wathba on Thursday night

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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

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

Revealed: Where to catch New Year’s Eve fireworks in Dubai

Popular spots in and around the city will light up the sky to celebrate the start of 2021

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

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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

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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

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Abu Dhabi to resume all activities in two weeks

All economic, tourism, cultural and entertainment activities to resume in a fortnight

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

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

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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

Saudi Arabia to pivot attention, plow funds at home

The fund intends to play a leading role in refocusing the economy toward underdeveloped industries

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

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

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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

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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

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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