#Travel

Flydubai to resume flights to Asmara

Flights to Eritrea’s capital start from April 15

Abu Dhabi updates ‘green list’ destinations, includes two new countries

The new list, which includes 14 destinations, will be in effect from April 5

Kuwait aircraft lessor cuts purchases as virus weighs on travel

Alafco continues to divest aircraft that fall short of fuel efficiency and revenue criteria

Covid-19: UK adds Oman, Qatar to travel ‘red list’

This move is to protect the UK against new variants of the coronavirus infection

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to launch new flights to central Asian country

Flights to the two cities in Kazakhstan are expected to commence from May 2021

Emirates Dubai

Emirates suspends flights between Dubai and Nigeria, South Africa

Those who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE, including connecting to onwards flights through Dubai

Israel UAE Travel Corridor

UAE, Israel consider quarantine-free travel corridor for fully vaccinated individuals

The two countries are expected to reach an agreement by next month

Air Seychelles Dubai flights

Air Seychelles to begin weekly direct flights to Dubai this month

Travellers will not be required to quarantine upon arrival in Seychelles

Etihad Abu Dhabi Covid-19

UAE’s Etihad extends global Covid-19 insurance until September 30, 2021

Passengers are covered for up to EUR150,000 of medical costs in case of a positive diagnosis 31 days from the date of travel

Emirates Dubai Khartoum

Emirates to operate daily flights between Dubai and Sudan’s capital Khartoum

The daily flights will commence from March 9, 2021

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flight operations to Newark via Athens

The daily service will commence from June 1, 2021

Kuwait entry ban

Kuwait suspends entry of foreigners until further notice

Kuwaiti nationals will continue to be allowed entry, but will be subject 14 days of quarantine, seven days of which will be in an institution

Luxury-jet market perks up as new buyers turn to private flying

Leisure trips are driving demand in the pandemic, as more of the world’s wealthy travelers opt for private flights instead of premium seating on jetliners

Emirates

Emirates suspends flights from Nigeria to Dubai until February 28

However, Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue to operate as per the normal schedule

Etihad A380

Etihad’s focus on smaller aircraft puts fleet plans in limbo

Etihad has a fleet of 40 Dreamliners and potentially 11 more still to come after already trimming its order by 20 aircraft in 2019

Oman Covid-19 quarantine

Oman: Mandatory institutional self-paid quarantine for all arrivals, new Covid-19 restrictions announced

The Supreme Committee advised all citizens and residents in Oman to avoid traveling abroad, except in cases of extreme necessity

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to begin flights to new destination in Egypt this month

One way fares from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria begin from Dhs182

Denmark UAE flights

Denmark lifts ban on flights from UAE

All passengers must present a negative Covid-test no older than 24 hours before boarding a flight to Denmark

Kuwait suspends entry of foreigners for two weeks, imposes restrictions on malls, shops

Officials have also banned all types of gatherings, including for national holiday celebrations later this month

Saudi Arabia

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia bans entry from 20 countries including UAE, UK and India

The temporary entry ban will go into effect from Wednesday, February 3, at 9pm

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021: Registration begins

Hotel registration is now underway, with the event scheduled to take place in May

UAE Dubai UK

Covid-19: UK indefinitely bans all passenger flights from UAE starting January 29

All non-British or Irish passengers, excluding third-country nationals who have residence rights in the UK, who have been in or transited through the UAE, Burundi and Rwanda in the last 10 days will no longer be granted entry to the UK

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

UAE’s World’s Coolest Winter campaign nets Dhs1bn revenue for domestic hospitality sector

The campaign helped raise hotel occupancy across the UAE by 17 per cent year-on-year, increasing the average hotel room price to Dhs450 per night

Abraham Accords: Impact on talent synergies between the UAE and Israel

The relations between Israel and the UAE will have omnipresent long-term benefits through their similarities

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Australia

The carrier will resume operations to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane later this week

Etihad Airways flights Doha

Etihad Airways to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Doha in February

The service will operate daily using an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Dubai’s Emirates introduces special fares to select destinations

Bookings have to be made between January 19 to February 2, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2021

UAE Israel

UAE postpones visa-free travel agreement with Israel until July 1

Airlines from both countries have begun scheduled direct commercial passenger flights over the last few weeks

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Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Bahrain is the latest to be added to the list, which also includes other Gulf countries

Oman Muscat

Oman closes land border for one week, says closure can be extended

The land border will be closed for at least a week, starting at 6pm on Monday, January 18