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New board of Dubai Chamber aims to lead Dubai’s economic transformation

New board of Dubai Chamber aims to lead Dubai’s economic transformation

27 Jun 2021

Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the new board of directors of Dubai Chambers.

The board is chaired by Abdulaziz Al Ghurair and its members include Omar Al Futtaim, Khalid Jumaa Al Majid, Rajaa Al Gurg, Omar Al Olama, Sultan bin Sulayem, Butti Saad Al Kendi, Helal Saeed Al Marri, Faisal Jumaa Belhoul, Patrick Chalhoub, Ghassan Al Kibsi, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani and Tariq Hussain Khansaheb.

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Switzerland prepares to ‘open’ its borders

Switzerland prepares to ‘open’ its borders

24 Jun 2021

 

 

Tourism officials in the Canton (state) of Graubunden, also known as Grisons, in Switzerland are gearing up for a busy summer as the Swiss government prepares to open its borders on 26 June to visitors from the GCC countries who have been fully vaccinated.

The new ruling, which was ratified on Wednesday 23 June, now allows GCC residents who have been vaccinated with a European Medical Agency (EMA) and WHO approved vaccination, such as Pfizer or Sinopharm (up-to 12... Read More

DMY BY DMY debuts in the Middle East at THAT Concept Store

DMY BY DMY debuts in the Middle East at THAT Concept Store

24 Jun 2021

Independent British eyewear brand, DMY BY DMY, is now available for the first time in the Middle East at THAT Concept Store in the Mall of the Emirates. Created by Majid Al Futtaim as a one-of-a-kind destination, THAT Concept Store hosts over 150 luxury labels from regional and international designers as part of its ever-evolving collection. The beautifully curated spaces takes shoppers on a complete lifestyle journey from fashion to accessories, beauty to food, art to fitness, offering an... Read More

Flights between India and UAE suspended until July 6

Flights between India and UAE suspended until July 6

24 Jun 2021

Air India has confirmed that flights between India and UAE are to remain suspended until July 6, 2021. Responding to a customer query, the carrier took to Twitter to confirm that the decision was in line with travel restrictions announced by UAE government. While flights remain suspended, Dubai recently eased restrictions for incoming passengers from India, effective today. Those with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a ‘UAE-approved vaccine’, are allowed to travel to the... Read More

Abu Dhabi announces resumption of cruise liners

Abu Dhabi announces resumption of cruise liners

23 Jun 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced the resumption of cruise liners in Abu Dhabi starting from September 1st 2021, after months of closure in 2020 as a result of the strict COVID-19 precautionary measures.

In 2019, maritime tourism in Abu Dhabi witnessed impressive growth, resulting in a record-breaking year for the sector. Around 500,000 cruise visitors arrived in the Emirate’s ports throughout the year which marked a 46% percent increase... Read More

Stay and Splash with Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel this Summer

Stay and Splash with Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel this Summer

23 Jun 2021

Pack your bags this summer and take a trip to the contemporary luxe surrounds of Al Jaddaf Rotana for a fun-filled getaway! Beat the heat the best way as you enjoy the comfort of Al Jaddaf Rotana’s spacious family rooms with stunning views of the pool. Spend quality time with your family and friends as you sip and savour a mouthwatering selection of food and beverages with a 20% off discount.

Afterwards, indulge in a scrumptious breakfast at Timo, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant... Read More

Yas Island recognised as a leader in customer experience delivery and innovation

Yas Island recognised as a leader in customer experience delivery and innovation

20 Jun 2021

Yas Concierge, the customer experience arm of Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub Yas Island and a subsidiary of Experience Hub, is proud to be the winner of the CX Pioneers Award at the Genesys G Summit, recently held as a virtual event in the UAE.

Yas Concierge triumphed amongst regional and local peers and was presented with the prestigious award, recognising Yas Island as the leader in customer experience delivery and innovation. The CX Pioneers award highlights how... Read More

Dubai Airports to reopen Terminal 1 and hire 3,500 staff

Dubai Airports to reopen Terminal 1 and hire 3,500 staff

20 Jun 2021

Chief Executive of Dubai Airports stated that Terminal 1 will be reopened on June 24 at its main Dubai International hub and hire about 3,500 staff to keep up with the expected rise in traffic in the coming months.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Paul Griffiths said about 66 airlines will gradually shift their operations to the terminal, the airport's main facility for foreign airlines, from Terminals 2 and 3 once it opens.

“We have school holidays coming up and we have a... Read More

The documentary "Last Poem" private screening in Dubai

The documentary "Last Poem" private screening in Dubai

16 Jun 2021

Asia’s first-ever Nobel laureate and Indian literary icon Rabindranath Tagore had written more than 2000 songs and touched the hearts and souls of millions across the globe for more than a century. However, little did the multi-faceted universalist from India know that many decades after his death, a young composer in faraway Russia would find the perfect words for his magnum opus song in Tagore’s writing.

A young Alexey Rybnikov created the most magical song of his life that not only... Read More

Abu Dhabi announces updated “Green List” of destinations

Abu Dhabi announces updated “Green List” of destinations

16 Jun 2021

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has issued the updated list of ‘Green List’ destinations. Passengers arriving from these destinations will be exempt from mandatory quarantine measures after landing in Abu Dhabi and will only be required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Countries, regions, and territories included within the ‘Green List’ will be regularly updated based on international development. Inclusion... Read More

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