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Dubai welcomes 4.88 million tourists between Jan-Oct 2021

A total of 9.4 million room nights were booked during the first 10 months of the year

In pictures: Expo 2020 Dubai records 5.66 million visits until Dec 5

More than a quarter of November visitors came from outside the UAE

AlUla to welcome guests on ‘Museum in the Sky’ flight by Saudia

Visitors are invited to book a unique inflight experience on November 4

Dubai’s Global Village opens for Season 26, welcomes guests to explore new attractions

This season will host 26 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures

Dubai Airports sees doubling of visitors in 2022 as curbs ease

Dubai is “very confident” that from October 4, the UAE will be included among countries not deemed by the UK as high-risk for coronavirus infections

Emirates NBD Group, Expo 2020 Dubai and Mastercard launch new card programmes

The limited-edition cards are designed to enhance the Expo 2020 Dubai experience for both residents and visitors

Watch: Dubai’s Emirates partners with Thor actor to beckon visitors to Expo 2020

The ad was conceptualised and filmed pre-Covid in time for the original opening date of Expo 2020 Dubai

Abu Dhabi updates protocol for home quarantine and those arriving from abroad

Those who are vaccinated and have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive case will need to quarantine for seven days and take a PCR test on day 6

Explainer: Are physical events making a comeback in the GCC?

Events that are the leaders in their sector will probably recover quicker as customers will reduce the number of exhibitions they attend, opines Andy White, senior vice president, dmg events

GCC: How a traditional mall can become relevant and profitable again

The new consumer is looking for a multi-layered and interactive environment, which can provide memorable and rewarding experiences

Free parking for vaccination centre visitors in Dubai

Designated parking spaces will be available near Hor Al Anz Health Centre, Al Barsha Health Centre, Al Qusais Health Centre and Grand Hyatt Hotel Tent

Passport control at Dubai Airports can now be completed in 9 seconds

The new service that uses AI technology was launched to expedite immigration processes

Qatar seeks Covid-19 vaccinations for all World Cup visitors

Qatar is spending hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure construction ahead of the FIFA event

Brexit and the GCC – What lies ahead?

With Brexit having come into full effect on January 1, how will the UK’s ties with the GCC evolve?

DXB Entertainments posts net loss of Dhs2.7bn for 2020

The company reported revenues of Dhs144m for the year ended December 31, 2020, 71 per cent lower than Dhs491m in 2019

In pictures: Passengers arriving to the UAE receive ‘Martian ink’ passport stamp

The ink is created from same rocks found on the red planet

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Dubai ‘ready to welcome world’ for Expo, tourism chief says

The Expo is meant to be one of the biggest events globally this year

Dubai bets on speedy vaccine rollout to keep Expo 2020 on track

The Expo is meant to be one of the biggest events globally this year and generate billions of dollars for the government

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Covid-19 update: Oman to reopen its borders on December 29

The sultanate had closed all its borders on December 22 to prevent the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

Expo Centre Sharjah delays SteelFab event to June 2021

The 17th edition of the event was scheduled to be held in January 2021

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Saudi to resume Umrah and visits to the Grand Mosque in phases

The first phase will begin on October 4, with international visitors expected to be allowed from November

UAE residents, visitors need negative Covid-19 test to enter Abu Dhabi

Test results must be presented via the Alhosn app or text messages from any UAE-based hospital or screening centre that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme

Dubai’s DMCC adds new dog park to its JLT community

The park, open seven days a week, from 8am to 9pm, includes a sand pit, an open green space, a shaded seating area and dog play equipment

Dubai permits swimming pools to reopen, water sports to resume

A strict set of guidelines has been issued for operators and visitors

Saudi extends tourist visas for three months free of charge

The kingdom suspended all international flights in March