Travel agents have advised UAE residents returning to the country to thoroughly check requirements before booking their air tickets. This includes getting a negative Covid-19 PCR test result and checking the validity of travel on a Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship (ICA) website (https://uaeentry.ica.gov.ae).
The advice comes after some residents were reportedly stranded at Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports on Monday. On August 12, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster... Read More
Etihad Airways has announced the expansion of its partnership with AccesRail, the world’s leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions.
The partnership allows Etihad to use AccesRail's expertise to enable its customers to book train and coach tickets in Europe in conjunction with their air fare using the airline’s online booking platform, or through their travel agency, the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.
Etihad’s guests can connect to and from their international... Read More
Dubai's flagship carrier Emirates will operate repatriation flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Delhi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram from August 20 until August 31. The special flights will facilitate travel for Indian citizens in the UAE wishing to return home, and for residents of UAE currently in India to return to the UAE.
The airline will operate repatriation flights to India on the following dates:
Bengaluru: August 21, 23, 25, 28, and 30
Kochi: August 20, 22, 24, 27, 29... Read More
Fashion insiders’ go-to footwear label BY FAR is excited to reveal new designs exclusive to Level Shoes in The Dubai Mall. In tune with the up-coming Ramadan and Eid celebrations, the collection leans into the vibrant side of BY FAR. Think: gemstones in an array of rainbow hued brights littered across heeled mules, disco-style evening bags, and iridescent summer sandals.
“The capsule collection we create specially for Level Shoes reimagines our iconic styles with a touch of sparkle... Read More
Authorities in the former Soviet republic responded by arresting thousands of people in the first night of unrest, periodically shutting down internet access and employing what the European Union called a "disproportionate" use of force.
At least 50 journalists have also been detained or injured during street protests, Belarus' Press Association said in a statement Wednesday.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemned the violence in a... Read More
The Russian government sent five planes of medical equipment and a team of doctors to set up a field hospital in Beirut to help the city in the aftermath caused by Tuesday's explosion, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said Wednesday.
The ministry also sent a team trained for search and rescue operations and a mobile laboratory to identify cases of COVID-19, the TASS news agency reported.
At least 150 people have died and more than 4,000 were wounded in Tuesday’s... Read More
Emirates has announced that it will deploy its iconic A380 aircraft to Guangzhou from 8 August 2020. The airline has also restarted its A380 operations to Amsterdam and Cairo this week, and introduced a second daily A380 service to London Heathrow, serving market demand and offering customers more travel options.
Emirates has so far resumed A380 services to 5 cities and it will gradually expand the deployment of this popular aircraft in line with demand and operational... Read More
A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 100 people and injured more than 4,000 others, the health minister says.
Videos show smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city's port.
Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years.
President Michel Aoun tweeted it was "unacceptable" that 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate was stored unsafely.
An investigation is under... Read More
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has launched 33 applications to share Eid greetings and cash gifts (Eidiya) remotely, as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.
As a tradition, children receive toys and cash gifts from parents on Eid.
TRA has republished on its website a list of 23 apps for banks operating in the country, in addition to 10 apps for electronic wallets through which Eidiya can be transferred, under the titles of "Greet them... Read More
Emirates' unmatched First Class travel experience was given double honours at the 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines, winning the World's Best First Class award as well as Middle East's Best First Class. Emirates has topped the First Class category every year since the awards was launched in 2017 –making this its 4th consecutive win.
The airline also secured its spot as the Top 10 airlines in the world and clinched several... Read More