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One of the best camping spots in Sharjah and the whole of the United Arab Emirates, Al Dhaid, is to be the host for the first and only camping and outdoor adventure show in the country in December. The Adventure & Camping Exhibition 2019, which has been organised by Expo Centre Sharjah, is to be held from 26th to 30th November at Expo Al Dhaid, which just recently opened. The Expo is positioned to be the only…

VFS Global has been chosen to become an official ticket reseller on behalf of ‘the world’s greatest show’, Expo 2020 Dubai. Customers who travel to the United Arab Emirates during the six-month show will now be able to go to their closest VFS Global Visa Application Centre in India, Russia, Germany, the GCC, China and the UK. There, they will be able to leverage the services of VFS Global, plan their trip and reserve their…

Russian tourists who come to the GCC are predicted to generate approximately $1.22bn in revenue for the travel and tourism industry by the year 2023, according to new data. The data, which was published in advance of the Arabian Travel Market 2020, suggests that 2023’s figures will be an increase of as much as 19% on those from last year. The Arabian Travel Market is being held from 19th to 22nd April 2020 at Dubai…

On Sunday, budget carrier Air Arabia revealed that its net profit had increased by as much as 57% in Q3 of this year due to a rise in the passenger numbers that the airline is carrying. Air Arabia, which is the only listed carrier in the United Arab Emirates, listed profits of Dh809m for the first nine months of 2019. This is a rise of 53% in comparison to the profits recorded in the same…

Tourists from Israel will soon be allowed to freely visit the United Arab Emirates, according to a report from the newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday. Israeli and UAE authorities are apparently engaged in high-level discussions to try to get the new policy put into practice. Israeli tourists will first be allowed to come to the UAE in order to attend Dubai’s Expo 2020 world fair, which is set to feature an Israeli pavilion. However, sources…

Residents of the United Arab Emirates are leading the way in the Arab world as the most likely travellers to Japan, according to the results of a new poll in an influential survey in the region. Arab News commissioned the YouGov survey as part of the recent launch of its edition in Japan and demonstrated that the Arab residents in the country are more likely than other Arabs in the region to have gone to…

The organisers of Expo 2020 in Dubai are hoping to attract as many as 25 million visitors and add nearly $30bn to the economy of the United Arab Emirates next year. The chief commercial officer of the world fair, Sanjive Khosla, says that achieving that goal would be an incredible benchmark and leave a lasting legacy that would demonstrate the sustainability of such massive events. Around 70% of the Dubai South site has already been…

The Health Tourism Department of Dubai will be participating in London’s World Travel Market 2019 as part of its effort to promote the emirate’s leading position as a destination for health and wellness treatments that is recognised all over the world. Dubai has been steadily growing in the health tourism industry and is continuing to try to improve the experience for wellness tourists and patients. The Dubai Health Authority says that 337,011 medical tourists came…

People who have come to the United Arab Emirates on a visit visa can renew it without having to first leave the country again in order to do so. There are a variety of methods that this can be done via Dubai’s General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs or a number of travel agents who are based in the UAE. The part that will please visitors the most is that they no longer have…

The Dubai Accessible Tourism Summit is to begin on Tuesday 5th November.  The new platform will help the United Arab Emirates to move toward realising its vision of becoming one of the friendliest and best nations for people with disabilities, particularly in regard to travel and tourism. The first edition of the Summit is being held with the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Al Maktoum is also the CEO and…