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India-UAE travel: This airline’s new offer gets you discounts on tickets, baggage

The discounted fares are available exclusively through the airline’s mobile app and website

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flydubai launches new direct flights to 4 European cities

The addition of the four new routes grows flydubai’s network in Europe to 43 destinations across 21 countries

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Hajj 2024: Registrations open for Saudi citizens, residents

Those wishing to perform Hajj from the kingdom can register via the ministry’s website or through the ‘Nusuk’ application

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Emirates to relaunch daily flight to Adelaide

By December, Emirates will return to its pre-pandemic capacity offering 77 weekly services to Australia,with the ability to transport 68,000 passengers per week

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GCC travel and tourism: On a steady path to growth

Chris Ross, chief commercial officer, EMEA Collinson, gives us insights into how the travel industry is contributing to the region’s economy and key travel trends

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Power Letters 2024: Muzzammil Ahussain, CEO of Almosafer

A surge in visitor numbers is on the cards both in Saudi Arabia and the wider region when the announced unified GCC tourist visa begins to be implemented

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Here’s how travel, transportation will change for UAE consumers in 2024

As we navigate the ever-evolving travel landscape, 2023 has laid the groundwork for a more conscious, luxurious 2024 journey ahead

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UAE, Kosovo approve visa-free entry for citizens

UAE citizens holding valid passports for at least six months are exempt from the visa requirement for entry into Kosovo and can stay there for up to 90 days per visit

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Saudi’s new ‘passengers with no bags’ service — what you need to know

The ‘Passengers with No Bags’ service has been launched across domestic and international Saudi airports, enabling travellers to ship their luggage ahead from home to any destination

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Here are top 5 travel trends in the Middle East for 2024

Priority Pass operator Collinson shares that from backpacking to wellness retreats, the rise in holidays that enable travellers to get back to basics is undeniable

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Etihad announces new flight destinations in India, US, Europe, Africa

Etihad Airways commenced daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on January 1

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Dubai Duty Free offers up exciting promotions to mark 40 years of operations

In line with its anniversary celebrations, the retailer has announced a slew of promotional offers for travellers until December 20

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Air Arabia Abu Dhabi commences direct flights to Colombo

The airline will connect the UAE’s capital to Colombo with three flights a week on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

UAE Union Day: Top 5 destinations for holidaymakers

Travellers are opting for more alternative international destinations when it comes to the upcoming long weekend break.

UAE dominates corporate aviation in MENA, says aviation body

Business or corporate aviation in the Middle East and North Africa is still predominantly taking place within the UAE, says the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association

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Etihad’s new premium lounges at Terminal A: Here’s what you can expect

Located between Piers C and D on the north side of Terminal A, the lounges are spread across three levels

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Travellers put off holiday trips to Middle East as Israel crisis rages

Leisure travel demand to the region was hit after the Israel crisis broke out on October 7

Digital nomad visas: Close to 50% of all global destinations offer DNVs

Digital nomad visas: Close to 50% of all global destinations offer DNVs, says UNWTO

A digital nomad visa allows individuals to live and work overseas while maintaining employment or conducting freelance work in their home or another country

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Dubai 2023-24 cruise season: Emirate welcomes Resilient Lady from Virgin Voyages

The call is one of a number of international cruise liners set to arrive at Dubai Harbour during this year’s cruise season, with 300,000 passengers and 49 ship calls

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Air Arabia launches direct flights between Sharjah and Giza City

Sphinx International Airport marks Air Arabia’s fourth destination in Egypt from Sharjah

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UK visas: Fees set to rise from October 4, here are the details

The rise in fees mean that the cost for a visit visa for less than six months is rising by GBP15 to GBP115 (around Dhs514)

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Abu Dhabi’s debut Travel & Tourism Week set to drive growth

The platform is set to further enhance the city’s business and leisure tourism industries while advancing economic growth

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Insight: Embracing the future of business travel

We explore key trends that are reshaping the landscape of business travel

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Oman visa-free entry: Check list to see countries that qualify

Nationals of 103 countries and regions are exempt from entry visas for stays up to 14 days

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United, Emirates expand codeshare network; add 8 new Mexican cities

Mexico is the first country outside of the US to be included in Emirates’ codeshare network with United

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Abu Dhabi: ADNEC’s Tourism 365 launches charter flights to these countries

This new service is poised to increase visitor arrivals to the UAE

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Experience unforgettable memories with AFC Holidays travel packages from UAE

From the UAE to destinations across the globe, AFC Holidays redefines the way you experience travel and create moments that you will treasure forever

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Google Flights helps you book cheap tickets: Here’s how

The tech giant has unveiled a new feature that indicates when fares have been the lowest for their chosen travel dates and destinations

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Insights: Safeguarding against online identity theft during travel

We look at top eight cyber travel tips to keep in mind when travelling

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Travel will represent a $15.5tn economy by 2033

The report by World Travel & Tourism Council reveals the top five most powerful travel and tourism economies as of 2022 in terms of GDP contribution