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Category: United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Dubai’s decision to halt live entertainment highlights stop-start risks for tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 18:17

The restrictions are a significant effort by the government of a major global tourism destination to safeguard against the risks presented by COVID-19 Read More

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi launch provides much-needed low-cost competition

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 25, 2021 17:47

Wizz Air’s launch will certainly disrupt the market, offering competitive fares and opening up underserved destinations Read More

Etihad Airways resumes passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Doha

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 18:47

With ties between the UAE and Qatar restored, the restarting of passenger services between the two capitals will once again support the growth of trade and tourism between the two ... Read More

Dubai effective approach to beat the virus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2021 19:41

Dubai moved to be a model in countering the COVID-19 virus with vaccination centers, a massive stimulus package and comprehensive health insurance for all airline passengers. Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism targets 100% Go Safe-certified destination

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 19:27

DCT Abu Dhabi’s Go Safe campaign underpins Abu Dhabi’s efforts to safely reopen its attractions for domestic and international visitors Read More

Etihad Airways to offer IATA Travel Pass to its passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 18:57

IATA Travel Pass will initially be offered to Etihad’s guests on selected flights from Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of 2021 Read More

Emirates one of the first airlines to trial IATA Travel Pass

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 19, 2021 16:01

IATA Travel Pass enables Emirates passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination meets the requirements of the destination Read More

Emirates expands its operations in the Americas

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 11, 2021 15:22

Emirates resumes flights to Seattle, Dallas, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Toronto and Washington DC Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism launches new off-road project

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 7, 2021 16:08

Abu Dhabi Tourism introduces off-road driving route maps covering Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafrah and Al Ain Read More

Etihad Guest offers more flexibility during COVID-19 pandemic

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 6, 2021 15:21

Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty program of Etihad Airways,  concluded 2020 with a positive outlook following a series of corporate social responsibility activations and member initiatives. During 2020, the program ... Read More

This Premium Economy Class is only available for upgrades

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 3, 2021 19:57

New flights from Dubai to LondonPremium Economy Class only available as an Upgrade on EmiratesEmirates introduced A380 Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring ... Read More

Qatar Airways announces launch of four weekly flights to Seattle

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 15:41

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce it will bring forward the launch of its four weekly flights to Seattle from 15 March to 29 January 2021. The airline will operate ... Read More

Abu Dhabi Tourism wraps up 2020 with dazzling fireworks shows

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 30, 2020 18:27

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced a dazzling array of celebrations taking place in the UAE capital on New Year’s Eve, including ... Read More

Etihad Airways launches charter flight services

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:50

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has expanded its business with the launch of charter and special flight services. Fully customisable, business and leisure guests can ... Read More

French Dairy Board honors Middle East pastry chefs of the future in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 15:39

The French Dairy Board and the European Union, have once again proved its commitment to supporting the next generation of pastry chefs in the Middle East through the organization of ... Read More

Etihad Airways welcomes Abu Dhabi re-opening

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 23, 2020 18:12

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective 24 December 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travelers from ... Read More

Abu Dhabi re-opens to international visitors on December 24

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 23, 2020 15:46

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced today that Abu Dhabi will reopen to international travelers starting 24 December 2020. While the emirate will ... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the UAE

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 23, 2020 07:57

Emirates SkyCargo has notched yet another milestone by flying in COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech to the UAE for the first time for the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The vaccines ... Read More

Rove La Mer Beach: New hotel opens in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 22:43

Rove La Mer Beach, a brand-new hotel, opened its doors on the sunny shores of Dubai’s iconic La Mer beachfront, where the surf meets the city. Guided by Dubai Tourism’s ... Read More

UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 15, 2020 19:39

A recent ‘Global Holiday Intent’ survey conducted by YouGov has revealed that residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the most likely to make an international trip in 2021. ... Read More

Etihad inaugurates 2020 ecoDemonstrator

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 17:54

Following the launch of the Etihad Greenliner Program at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, and the arrival of the flagship Greenliner in January 2020, Etihad Airways today officially inaugurated the latest ... Read More

Wyndham debuts Super 8 brand in UAE alongside Wyndham Dubai Deira

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 15:21

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,000 hotels across 90 countries, today announced its continued expansion across the UAE with the opening of the ... Read More

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi issues statement on UAE’s Unified Tourism Identity Strategy

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 22:43

In alignment with the exciting news today from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of the Emirate of ... Read More

TIME opens Onyx Hotel Apartments in Dubai

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 15:27

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels Management has officially taken over the management of the Onyx Hotel Apartments in Al Qusais, Dubai, its fifth property in Dubai and its seventh in the UAE. ... Read More

The Hope Consortium flies 2 million COVID-19 vaccine dozes into Abu Dhabi

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 18:19

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium has achieved a major milestone in steering the global logistics industry towards worldwide COVID-19 vaccine distribution after facilitating the transportation and storage of two million vaccine ... Read More

UAE & Bahrain first to benefit from Israeli tourism

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 17:45

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is expecting a huge influx of exhibitors and visitors from Israel and further afield, wanting to take full advantage of Israel’s participation in its first major ... Read More

Etihad Airways joins UK leading digital aviation research project

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 15:38

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has joined the £65 million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Center (DARTeC) consortium, due to open next year at Cranfield ... Read More

UAE-bound Israeli commercial flights allowed to cross Saudi airspace

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 22:28

Saudi Arabia's government has officially agreed to let Israeli commercial flights cross its airspace on their way to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The agreement was reached on Monday evening, just ... Read More

Abu Dhabi celebrates UAE 49th National Day with an array of activities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 19:42

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled plans to celebrate the UAE’s 49th National Day through a calendar of thrilling activities, including three ... Read More

Emirates launches daily Dubai flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 15:32

On November 30, Emirates performed its first ЕК 131 flight as a part of the renewed flight schedule on the route Dubai (DXB) – Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) - Dubai ... Read More

Emirates re-opens worldwide lounges beginning with Cairo

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 26, 2020 21:58

Emirates is re-opening its lounges around the world beginning with the Emirates lounge in Cairo International Airport. In the coming weeks, Emirates' customers can look forward to once again enjoying ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces facial biometric check-in for cabin crew

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020 23:55

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered with information technology company SITA, to trial the use of facial biometrics in order to check in cabin ... Read More

Abu Dhabi reports positive signs of recovery for tourism sector

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020 18:16

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) held its quarterly industry development committee meeting this week, bringing together stakeholders and leading entities from across the ... Read More

Israel ratifies visa-free agreement with UAE

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 22, 2020 17:11

The Israeli government unanimously ratified a visa-free agreement between the Jewish state and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE authorities approved a similar agreement with Israel in early November. ... Read More

EL AL Israel Airlines and Etihad Airways explore deeper cooperation

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020 18:29

EL AL Israel Airlines, the national airline of Israel, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, are set to explore deeper cooperation following the signing of ... Read More

Emirates ups Airbus A380 deployment, adds services to UK and Russia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020 23:27

Emirates announced plans to operate its popular Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London Heathrow from 27 November and six times a week to Manchester from 2 December, ... Read More