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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

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

Why rebuilding trust with travellers is key to reviving the hospitality sector

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitality operators have a strong opportunity to deliver an unmatched experience to customers

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches new attractions to mark a decade

The Ferrari-inspired theme park opened its doors on November 4, 2010

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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

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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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Dubai’s Emirates expands reach to 45 more destinations via interline agreement with Airlink

Emirates customers will now have access to 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and over 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa

Wizz Air

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi receives green light from UAE aviation body

It took eight months for the airline to receive its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)

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

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

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad launches global student offer

This offer excludes departures from India and China

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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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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi announces new flights

It will fly from Abu Dhabi to Chattogram twice every week on Sundays and Tuesdays

Rolls-Royce preparing announcement on equity issuance

The British maker of aircraft engines said last month it intends to raise as much as GBP2.5bn

Careem

Careem begins intercity services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Passengers will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test to be eligible for entry into Abu Dhabi

All emirates in the UAE start issuing tourist visas – ICA

However, work permits will still not be issued at this stage

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Bahrain receives first direct flight from Israel – reports

Flight data reportedly showed an Israir Airlines Airbus A320 taking off from Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and landing at Bahrain International Airport

Saudi Arabia flights

Saudi Arabia indefinitely suspends flights from India, Brazil and Argentina

Entry will also be denied to individuals who have been in either of these countries 14 days prior to their arrival in the kingdom

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Etihad confirms wristbands for residents returning to Abu Dhabi; mandatory 14-day self-isolation

Holders of diplomatic passports, those under the age of 18 or above 60, and individuals suffering from a chronic disease will not be required to wear the tracking device

Saudia

Saudi Arabia to permit residents to return from September 15; will lift all travel restrictions by January 1, 2021

International flights will be able to operate to and from the kingdom starting 6am on Tuesday, September 15

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Emirates and Etihad to resume flights from UAE to Casablanca

In addition to Casablanca, Etihad will also operate a direct flight from Abu Dhabi to Morocco’s capital, Rabat, from October 28

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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

Abu Dhabi International Airport, shopping duty free

Abu Dhabi Duty Free launches home delivery service for residents across the UAE

The deliveries will be fulfilled by Aramex

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

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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

Dubai’s Emirates to restore full salaries of employees from October

The carrier first introduced salary cuts in March this year

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Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to additional cities

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

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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

Emirates, Etihad ask crew to take more unpaid leave as virus saps travel demand

Emirates aims to serve 100 per cent of its network destinations by summer 2021

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Uber launches ride services in Sharjah

Customers in Sharjah can access UberSelect, Uber’s more affordable service