Saturday 23 January 2021

UAE backs Asia to restart tourism

The United Arab Emirates supports plans by nations throughout the Asian region to restart their tourism and travel sectors safely and with proper protocols in place, Ahmed Al Sayegh, UAE Minister of State, has said.   Speaking to a virtual session of the 17th Mi


SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences to open in Q2

sbe, a leading lifestyle hospitality company, in collaboration with World of Wonders Real Estate Development, has announced SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences is set to welcome guests, residential, hotel and local alike, in the second quarter of 2021.   The highly


Dubai Tourism suspends live entertainment

Dubai Tourism has announced that all entertainment permits issued will be on hold effective immediately due to the non compliance of Covid-19 guidelines.   The department will continue to evaluate the progress with the health authorities, said a Dubai Tourism tw


Oman extends visa-free period for visitors to 14 days

Citizens from the 103 countries allowed to enter Oman without first booking a visa can now stay in the country for up to 14 days, the Royal Oman Police said.    “As part of the efforts to support the tourism sector in the Sultanate, it has been decide


Minor Hotels to expand footprint in China

Minor Hotels, a Bangkok-based international hotel owner, operator and investor, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Funyard Hotels & Resorts (Member of Country Garden Core Business Alliance), which will see the expansion of its brands in China.  


Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark offers 50pc off

Make the most of Dubai’s cooler climes with up to 50 per cent off on selected tickets and experiences at Atlantis Aquaventure, Dolphin Bay and The Lost Chambers Aquarium.   • Aquaventure Stand-Alone Admission for UAE Residents – AED135/$36.7 (us


Staff welfare, local community support top TIME Hotels' CSR agenda

UAE-based hospitality company TIME Hotels has underscored its commitment to staff welfare and dedication to positively supporting local communities with the launch of the group’s 2021 CSR calendar.   The campaign, which is based around the four pillars of


Flydubai to launch double daily flights to Doha

Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, has announced the resumption of flights to Qatar. A double daily service from Dubai International (DXB) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) will start from January 26.   Commenting on the announcement, Ghaith Al G


$540bn tourism revenues seen in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every sector globally, but the travel and tourism industry is among the hardest hit. Although hotels and resorts implemented increased safety and sanitation measures and cautiously reopened in the second half of 2020, the second wave of the pandemic brought


Flights between Munich and Singapore resume

Singapore Airlines has once again started operating three flights per week between Singapore and the Munich hub.    Flights from Singapore will take place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while those from Munich will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Satu

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