Saudi Arabia bans travel, flights to EU, India, Philippines, among other countries

It has given a 72-hour period for its citizens and residents from the countries on the list to return to the kingdom

People returning to the UAE from these countries must self-isolate for 14 days

School students and staff to undergo mandatory 14-day self-isolation after returning to the UAE irrespective of the country to which they have travelled

Emirates says travellers from over 20 countries will not be allowed to fly to Saudi

All those with Umrah visas will also not be permitted to travel to the kingdom

Saudi King heads to $500bn mega city NEOM for holiday

Construction work on the $500bn NEOM project is slated to begin this year

Emirates chief commercial officer Thierry Antinori resigns

The senior Emirates executive joined the airline in 2011

Saudi mulls granting visa-free access to visitors from certain nations

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts

Dubai’s Emirates to launch new service to Portugal’s Porto

The four times weekly service will be launched in July

Revealed: World’s best and worst passports for travel in 2019

The UAE, which has risen by five spots, ranks highest in the region

Revealed: World’s most and least powerful passports

The UAE passport ranks as the fourth most powerful worldwide

Saudi introduces tough new punishments for traffic violations

The kingdom is aiming to reduce the number of deaths linked to traffic accidents

Dubai’s Emirates adds flights to Canada

Emirates has been seeking additional flights to Canada for years

Azerbaijan grants UAE residents visa on arrival

The on-arrival tourist visa is valid for one month the date of arrival

UAE announces new visa rules for residents, jobseekers and tourists

The UAE Cabinet has also added an insurance scheme in place of bank guarantees when recruiting private sector workers

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to suspend New York service

Etihad is also suspending flights to Edinburgh and Perth on the same date

Dubai’s Emirates introduces new seat selection fees

The new charges come on top of advanced seat selection fees for some economy fares introduced last year

What to do if you lose your passport in the UAE

A step-by-step guide on the procedures to follow if you have lost your passport in the UAE

Revealed: 10 things to do at Dubai airport when in transit

From shopping to relaxing, the airport offers several options for transit passengers

Olympics Restores London’s Smile

After a difficult few years and low public morale, the greatest show on earth has returned London to its pinnacle status.

The Other Face Of Nepal

Kathmandu’s growing hotel options offer tourists a luxury experience away from budget paths.

Belize Beckons Nature Lovers

The country offers a simple but charming holiday destination that has not been ruined by over-development.

Blissed Out On Bali’s Beaches

An island of sharp contrasts, Bali offers cultural fascination and luxury rest and recuperation.

Turn Back Time In Malta

Malta offers towns drenched in yesteryear and impressive architecture, writes Peter Shaw-Smith.

Tap Online, Experts Urge Hotels

Regional hotel operators must invest in new technologies to stay ahead, say industry experts.

Mesmerising Malaysia

One of the world’s fastest growing cities, Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of capitalism and culture.

Africa’s Great Escape

Cape Town showcases the ultimate African adventure, writes Alexandra Gouveia.

Insider’s Guide: Barcelona

The Spanish city’s bustling streets and Gaudi architecture offer the ultimate city break, writes Sara Hamdan.

London’s Savoy Hotel Reclaims Its Glamour

The Savoy’s age-old spirit has been revived by an artful revamp, writes Alicia Buller

Destination Nostalgia

Enjoy Europe from the unique vantage point of the Orient Express train journey from Istanbul to Venice, writes Adrian Mourby.

Veiled In Venice

The 18th century spirit of the Venice Carnival comes to life when you don your own mask and costume, writes Adrian Mourby.

The Sacred Island Of Miyajima

For years, ordinary folks were not allowed near Miyajima, the Japanese shrine. Today it’s one of Japan’s most beautiful places.