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Fintech platform PayBy partners with Asfartrip.com

The launch of PayBy payment solutions on online travel platform Asfartrip is a step towards making cashless travel more inclusive

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Sporting tours with Eric Cantona are offered by this Abu Dhabi startup

Looking FC offers four-day journeys designed by Cantona that take visitors on a sporting pilgrimage to discover worldwide football locations

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Arabian Travel Market announces new dates for 2022 edition in Dubai

It will now be held from May 9-12, 2022, at the Dubai World Trade Centre

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Hyatt Centric opens first Middle East property in Dubai

The 173-key Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai is a seven-storey property is located in La Mer

Emirates to resume flights between Dubai and Uganda

Passengers travelling to Dubai and transiting in Uganda will also be allowed to travel

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Emirates suspends entry of passengers from 10 African countries to Dubai

Outbound passenger operations from Dubai to these destinations will remain unaffected

Abu Dhabi updates travel green list, number of destinations cut from 95 to 73

Mauritius, Morocco, New Zealand and Seychelles are among those excluded on the list

Dubai’s Emirates announces extension of flight suspension from Kenya

Dubai had announced a 48-hour temporary suspension on all flights from Kenya on December 20

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Saudi advises against ‘unnecessary’ overseas travel over omicron concerns

Travellers were specifically urged to avoid “high-risk countries” where the omicron variant of Covid-19 has spread rapidly

Dubai’s Emirates to operate flights at full capacity to Brisbane as Australian city eases restrictions

The airline’s flights will also return to full capacity on the Dubai-Perth route from February 5

UAE suspends all flights from Congo, announces new travel rules for four other African countries

Travellers who were in Congo up to 14 days before coming to the UAE will also not be permitted to enter the country

Dubai’s Emirates to suspend all Nigeria flights from December 13

The last flights to operate on December 12 include EK 783/784 to/from Lagos and EK 785/786 to/from Abuja

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Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort to open this month

Situated on Clarence Island, the five-star resort will feature its own 2,000sqm private beach

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UAE National Day: Etihad offers up to 50% discount on flights

The 50-hour sale will run from 10pm on November 29 and will end at midnight on December 1, 2021

Saudi suspends flights to and from seven additional African countries over Omicron

The kingdom has banned flights to and from 14 African countries in total, including Seychelles and Mauritius

Covid-19: Emirates announces flight restrictions over Omicron concerns

The UAE, UK and Singapore have announced restrictions on travel from certain countries

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Covid-19: Saudi to permit direct entry to all those who have received one vaccine jab

Travellers who have taken one shot of the vaccine will need to undergo quarantine for three days

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Inside Lucerne’s thriving tourism industry

Switzerland’s regional tourism sector made a strong comeback this year, with the appeal of places such as Lucerne – specifically among UAE visitors – firmly on the rise. Here’s how its local tourism board is responding

An insider’s guide to Madrid

Spain has opened its doors to international tourists, and especially welcomed visitors from the GCC region. Here’s what you can do in one of its most popular cities

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Qatar adds UAE, UK to travel red list

Effective Monday, November 15, there are 21 countries on Qatar’s red list

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Air Arabia posts Q3 2021 net profit of Dhs209m

Air Arabia carried over 1.9 million passengers in the third quarter of this year from its five hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt

UAE says all diplomats and citizens have returned from Lebanon

The country had announced last week that it was recalling its diplomats and banning its citizens from travelling to Lebanon

Dubai’s Emirates reveals special fares ahead of winter holidays

Customers can book fares until November 7, 2021, for travel until June 15, 2022

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Etihad to restart flights between Abu Dhabi and Madinah in Saudi Arabia

The thrice weekly flights will commence on November 27

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Exploring Switzerland: Lucerne, Interlaken and Geneva

As Switzerland opens to quarantine-free travel for residents of the GCC, here are some of the most popular sights to take in and things to do in Interlaken, Lucerne and Geneva

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UAE issues travel ban for citizens who are not fully vaccinated

Citizens returning from countries on the curb list must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result conducted within 48 hours from the time of departure

Saudi warns citizens not to travel to Lebanon

The warning comes after deadly clashes in Beirut last week

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World’s first Warner Bros. hotel to open in Abu Dhabi on November 11

The hotel will be operated by Hilton under the Curio Collection brand

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Abu Dhabi updates green list, adds 27 destinations including US, UK

Last month, the emirate scrapped the quarantine requirement for all vaccinated travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi

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Saudi announces further easing of restrictions for certain travellers

Travellers from select categories, who were previously required to spend 14 days outside certain countries before entering the kingdom, can now enter directly