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Covid-19: Saudi citizens will need to be fully vaccinated to travel outside the country from Aug 9

The only exemptions include children aged under 12 and those who have recovered from Covid-19 less than six months prior to the date of travel

Etihad begins operating direct flights to Vienna

The new service will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list with France, Seychelles and Canada among new additions

The green list now includes 35 countries, with 12 countries added and eight removed since the previous update

Qatar reopens to fully vaccinated international travellers with no quarantine

The decision will only cover travellers inoculated by vaccines approved by Qatar

Bahrain adds 16 countries to travel ‘red list’ including the Philippines, Indonesia

Only citizens and residents of Bahrain are permitted to enter from the red list countries

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy rises to highest since pandemic began

Hotels in the UAE capital were 68.5 per cent full last month

Saudi’s Tourism Development Fund deploys Oracle Cloud to automate processes

The implementation is designed to drive automation and integration of TDF’s core functions including banking, finance, HR and procurement

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Ras Al Khaimah offers overnight guests guaranteed prizes as part of new summer campaign

The emirate’s summer tourism campaign, WANASA, which offers discounts and complimentary passes to Dubai Parks and Resorts, is currently underway until September 15

How financial inclusion is a pathway to reviving tourism

Financial inclusion can contribute to tourism development in many ways

Abu Dhabi clarifies that free Covid-19 vaccines will not be given to tourists

The emirate stressed that vaccines are only available to those holding expired residency visas or expired entry visas

Saudi wealth fund weighs new airport in Riyadh for tourism drive

The crown prince’s economic transformation plan has identified Islamic pilgrimage as a key source of non-oil revenue

Abu Dhabi adds five new European countries to its ‘green list’

Cuba and Kyrgyzstan have been removed from the list, effective from June 24

Abu Dhabi to welcome back cruise liners from September

Only vaccinated passengers will be allowed to disembark in the emirate

In pics: Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai’s Bluewaters this year

The attraction will feature 60 global stars, including 16 brand new wax figures from the Middle East

Martin Nydegger, CEO of Switzerland Tourism

How Switzerland’s tourism industry is gearing up for a comeback

Switzerland has been the bellwether and thermometer for the health of Central European tourism. It’s beginning to climb out of one of its most challenging years ever, with Switzerland Tourism CEO Martin Nydegger bullish about a strong recovery

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Dubai’s Intelak Hub announces 2021 programmes for aviation and tourism startups

Startups that wish to participate in the incubator and accelerator programmes can be based anywhere in the world

Abu Dhabi removes UK from ‘green list’ destinations in latest update

Malta has been added to the list, which includes 28 destinations in total

Abu Dhabi fund ADQ offers to create large hospitality group

ADQ has proposed combining Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company with one of its portfolio companies, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Arabian Travel Market ATM Dubai

Arabian Travel Market: How the event signalled a rebound in tourism

The region’s biggest travel and tourism event held a successful in-person and virtual edition last month in Dubai. And the big question predictably was – has the industry started to recover?

Revealed: Most ‘Instagrammable’ spots in the UAE

From Dubai Miracle Garden to Al Noor Island in Sharjah, find the best places to take the perfect pictures

Saudi’s ACWA Power inks agreement with Neutral Fuels for Red Sea project

According to the agreement with ACWA Power, Neutral Fuels biofuel is set to power the site’s entire transportation network

Revealed: Five spaces to visit in Dubai with friends

From board game cafes to golfing experiences, check out these exciting places to visit with friends all throughout the week

Revealed: Hidden gems that are exclusive to the UAE

From pink flamingos in the Ras Al Khor wildlife sanctuary to Mangroves in Umm Al Quwain, do visit these hidden gems spread across the country

Air Arabia Egypt to introduce direct flights from Sharm El Sheikh to Jeddah

Customers can book their flights on the carrier’s website or by calling the call centre or through travel agencies

Saudi Arabia to restart issuing tourist visas soon, official says

Encouraging foreign tourism is a key factor in the kingdom’s efforts to reduce its reliance on oil

John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company and Amaala

Exclusive interview: John Pagano, CEO of The Red Sea Development Company and Amaala

Saudi Arabia’s mega vision for its tourism industry is thoroughly embodied by way of two large-scale developments along its Red Sea coast, led by the far-sighted John Pagano

Saudi’s tourism ministry appoints Gloria Guevera Manzo as chief special advisor

Manzo was most recently the CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

Abu Dhabi updates green list to include 29 destinations, including US, Germany

The emirate is reportedly planning to lift all quarantine measure for international travellers arriving in the emirate from July 1

Revealed: 10 adventurous things to do in the UAE

Skydiving to watersports made it to the bucket list

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The UAE should be off UK’s red list “very soon” – Emirates chairman

He pointed to the fact that there are over 150,000 people from the UK currently living in the UAE