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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

Air Arabia-Abu-Dhabi

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

etihad

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

Casablanca Morocco

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

Jumeirah Living Marina Gate

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

The Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Penang

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

Emirates

Dubai’s Emirates to resume passenger services to additional cities

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

Atlantis The Palm Dubai

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

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UAE residents arriving in Abu Dhabi do not require ICA approval

Those arriving in Abu Dhabi will still be subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 PCR tests

Six Senses Zighy Bay

What will the future travel industry look and feel like?

It’s time to ask ourselves how our trips – whether for pleasure or work – impact the world around us

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Dubai businesses return to growth in July as pandemic impact eases

Construction as well as the wholesale and retail industry are leading the upswing

Covid-19 impact: Is consolidation the way ahead for GCC’s aviation industry?

Are mergers the way ahead for the GCC’s airline industry post pandemic?

Dubai’s Emirates to resume flights to Toronto from August 16

Customers can fly the Emirates A380 from Dubai to Toronto five times a week

VFS Global launches Covid-19 testing service in UAE

The testing service will commence from August 3, and is being offered in partnership with UAE Ministry of Health approved testing laboratories

Emirates Dubai Seychelles

Dubai’s Emirates becomes first international airline to resume services to Seychelles

Emirates will fly five times a week to the popular tourist destination from Dubai

Kuwait to resume flights from Aug 1, bans residents from seven nations including India, Philippines

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March

Saudi mountains, Crimean beaches beckon for staycations in Covid-times

As the Covid-19 pandemic dented international travel and tourism, companies look to capture domestic spending that normally goes abroad