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Arabian Travel Market 2021: UAE’s tourism industry set for impressive recovery

Arabian Travel Market 2021: UAE’s tourism industry set for impressive recovery

26 May 2021

Arabian Travel Market 2021, the first large scale face-to-face travel industry event since the outbreak of pandemic unlocked business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from around the world showcased a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions, and travel technology and key airline routes. Also, for the first time in the event's 28-year history, this year's showcase runs as a hybrid event, with... Read More

Saudi Arabian tourism buoyed by domestic demand as it prepares to welcome foreign tourists

Saudi Arabian tourism buoyed by domestic demand as it prepares to welcome foreign tourists

23 May 2021

As Saudi Arabia forges ahead with Vision 2030, with tourism earmarked as a key economic driver, tourism and travel leaders from the Kingdom convened at the ATM 2021 Saudi Arabia Tourism Summit on the Global Stage yesterday to discuss the strategy’s positive repercussions for the country, its people, investors and millions of global travellers.

Addressing a capacity crowd at the in-person ATM 2021, the region’s largest travel and tourism showcase, were Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO, Saudi... Read More

Middle East aviation experts optimistic about rebound in 2021

Middle East aviation experts optimistic about rebound in 2021

23 May 2021

The health of the Middle East aviation sector was in focus this week at Arabian Travel Market 2021 which concludes today (Wednesday 19 May) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Regional experts were debating the state of the Middle East aviation industry and a timetable for its recovery, particularly after significant announcements recently by Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, relaxing travel and social restrictions.

The conference session entitled ‘Aviation – the key to rebuilding... Read More

Dubai Metro: Expo 2020 station to open on June 1

Dubai Metro: Expo 2020 station to open on June 1

23 May 2021

The Dubai Metro’s Expo 2020 station will be opened on June 1, as the emirate prepares to open the mega event on 1st October this year.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also confirmed that the Dubai Investment Park station on Route 2020 of the Dubai Metro, which runs from Al Rashidiya station on the red line to Expo 2020 station, will open on June 1.

The opening of the two new stations comes six months after the opening of Route 2020, which launched its maiden journey... Read More

DCT Abu Dhabi unveils its plans for the recommencement of international tourism activities across the destination

DCT Abu Dhabi unveils its plans for the recommencement of international tourism activities across the destination

20 May 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) participated at this year’s edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the largest in-person travel and tourism event to physically take place in over a year. Now in its 28th year, ATM 2021 will be delivered in a hybrid format, with an on-ground event took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16th to 19th May, followed by a virtual event from 24th to 26th May. 

Aligning with this year’s theme, ‘A New Dawn for... Read More

Rossiya Airlines operates direct flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Russian cities

Rossiya Airlines operates direct flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Russian cities

06 May 2021

Rossiya Airlines begun operating direct flights between Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and nine Russian cities. The airline will offer weekly passenger flights from Ras Al Khaimah to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa and Rostov-on-Don.

The airline’s inaugural flight touched down at 8:35am at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on April 2 and connected the emirate in the UAE to Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city and Siberia... Read More

Full list of centres to get Pfizer, Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines in Dubai

Full list of centres to get Pfizer, Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines in Dubai

05 May 2021

Dubai has roped in 17 private healthcare service providers to offer its Covid-19 vaccination rates. The Emirate aims to vaccinate 100 per cent of target groups by the end of 2021.

Two types of vaccine - Pfizer BioNTech and Sinopharm – are available for free at over 30 government and private healthcare centres in Dubai.

Below is the full list of centres from where you can get the jab:

Private health centres for Sinopharm vaccine

Al Futtaim Health Hub Al Garhoud... Read More
Dubai to host the largest in-person travel & tourism event in the world since the pandemic

Dubai to host the largest in-person travel & tourism event in the world since the pandemic

04 May 2021

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021 has reconfirmed that Dubai will host the largest in-person travel & tourism event in the world, since the onset of the pandemic last year.

Now in its 28th year, ATM 2021 will go-ahead at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, as final preparations are being put in place.

“The theme of this year’s show is ‘A new dawn for travel and tourism’ and the spotlight will be focused on the very latest ‘COVID’ news from... Read More

UAE and Italy set sights on boosting bilateral trade

UAE and Italy set sights on boosting bilateral trade

02 May 2021

Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE International Investor Council (UAEIIC), Dubai Exports, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and Confindustria, the largest Italian industrial confederation, have discussed cooperation in various fields, including increasing exports, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and trade finance support between the UAE and Italy.

The high-level discussion is in line with Italy’s objective of promoting ‘Made in Italy’ products across the world and attract FDI in the... Read More

Bloomingdale’s partners with talanted interior designes

Bloomingdale’s partners with talanted interior designes

29 Apr 2021

As part of the New Dawn campaign for Ramadan, Bloomingdale’s partners with two interior design talents to reveal how they decorate their homes and revive long-lived traditions for the Holy Month and Eid al-Fitr.

Nisrine El Lababidi, Interior Designer and Founder of Harf Noon Design Studio, invites Bloomingdale’s into her beautiful home to share her Ramadan preparations and favorite memories.

“One of the dearest memories I have,” says Nisrine, “is when my siblings and I were... Read More

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