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UAE to get 5-day break for National Day

The UAE government has declared a three-day holiday for the public sector to mark the National Day this year, said the state news agency WAM. With the National Day holidays running from December 2 (Tuesday) to December 4, and foll

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Thomas Cook points to sluggish German market

British holiday operator Thomas Cook on Tuesday highlighted a slowdown in bookings in its German market but also provided guidance on full-year earnings that put the company broadly on course to meet analyst expectations. Thomas C

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Nine-day Eid holiday in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government departments will be closed for nine days from this weekend for Eid holidays and regular weekend holidays. Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start on July 27 a

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Emiratis to spend big on family holidays

More than 50 per cent of UAE travellers will spend more on family holidays in the next 12 months, said a recent survey conducted by Global payments’ technology company Visa. The company will deliver a snapshot of the finding

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Travel firms cancel Egypt holidays over violence

Violence sweeping Egypt has hit its tourism - a vital part of the economy - as governments warn holidaymakers to stay away, prompting some foreign travel agents to stop all trips there. The latest unrest looks likely to kill off a

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Ritz-Carlton Doha unveils seasonal offers

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, the 374-room, five-star hotel on West bay Lagoon, has launched a variety of summer getaway packages as well as Ramadan tents and culinary line-ups. The Family Fun Summer package offers 50 per cent savings o

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Jacky’s to give holiday packages during DSS

UAE-based Jacky’s Electronics, a top consumer electronics retailer, is giving away holiday packages from Air Arabia along with the latest deals and promotions in this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). For six weeks

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Oman to shift to Friday-Saturday weekend

  Oman will shift to a Friday-Saturday weekend to align itself more closely with banking and trade elsewhere in the world, its ruler Sultan Qaboos bin Said announced.   At present Oman, like neighbo

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Royal Jet launches luxury travel unit

Royal Jet, a leading private jet charter company, recently launched an ultra-luxury travel division for holidays in Seychelles at an event in Abu Dhabi. The Royal Jet Luxury Vacations (RJLV) in the Seychelles Islands is a new part

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Bahrain Premier issues key edicts

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday issued six key edicts including one on the official holidays for workers in the Bahrain civil sector. Article 1 of this edict deals with granting ful

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