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
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
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
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 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
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 vaccineAl Futtaim Health Hub Al Garhoud... Read More
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
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
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
Hollywood's biggest night has taken place on 25th April, honouring the movie industry's finest from the past year.
In a stunning close to a largely predictable Oscar ceremony, Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor for his work in The Father over the late Chadwick Boseman, who died last year of cancer and has swept awards season so far for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Chloe Zhao made history at the 93rd Academy Awards as the first woman of colour to win the Oscar for Best... Read More