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Even on a budget, there are a number of great countries that people in the United Arab Emirates can travel to on holiday without breaking the bank. One of the easiest places to get to for a quick break is Oman. UAE tourists do not even need to get on a plane in order to take a trip to Oman – they can either drive there or go by bus in Dubai. In a car,…

The groundbreaking multi-specialty hospital Cleveland Clinic and Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have joined forces in a bid to turn Abu Dhabi into a premier destination for medical tourism.  The agreement is the first collaboration of its kind between a medical services provider and an airline in the region. The agreement will see Etihad offer a number of particular medical travel packages to important worldwide markets, providing a single package solution for the…

The travel agency based in the United Arab Emirates, dnata Travel, says that bookings to Russia from the UAE have increased by as much as 500% between the months of May and September this year in comparison to the same period in 2018. Russian bookings were recently made visa-free for people with UAE nationality. The retail and product head of dnata Travel, Emily Williams, says that travel to Russia from the UAE has experienced a…

A large number of jobseekers from Nepal are coming to the United Arab Emirates without having already got secure work permits in their home nation and could be exploited by the unscrupulous, according to a top Nepal Government minister. In an interview with Gulf News while visiting Abu Dhabi recently, Gokarna Bista, the Nepalese Labour Minister, says that those who do not get work permits could fall victim to dubious agents and fraudsters. 250,000 Nepalese…

SpiceJet, the low-cost Indian airline, has announced its intention to build its very first international hub in the United Arab Emirates. The announcement, which was made on Wednesday, revealed that the new hub will give support to the troubled Boeing Co. by making use of the currently grounded 737 Max aircraft in its operation, after they have been approved for flight by regulators. The hub will be situated in the northern sheikdom of Ras al-Khaimah…

World travel authority Lonely Planet has named Dubai as one of the world’s best cities for travellers to visit next year. The editorial team at Lonely Planet and its travel expert community have created the ‘Best in Travel 2020’ list, which names Dubai as one of the world’s top ten ‘must-visit’ destinations for next year. The emirate’s position as a preferred tourist destination has been cemented by its one-of-a-kind mix of entertainment destinations, cultural and…

The popularity of Dubai with tourists is soaring, with group trips, shopping excursions and other getaways increasing in popularity. Travel advisors are continually promoting the emirate as the place to go for glamour, glitz and memorable moments that few other destinations are able to provide. Travel advisor Franda Graves says that Dubai is an enormous metropolis, the population of which is massively diverse. Dubai has been compared to New York in terms of its excellent…

The United Arab Emirates has united to celebrate the fact that there is just one more year until the biggest event to ever take place in the region, Expo 2020, will begin. Spectacular events have been held in all of the emirates to mark the important milestone and offer a glimpse of what is to come next year. Celebrations in Burj Park in the downtown of Dubai were headlined by Expo 2020 Ambassador and acclaimed…

Industry experts have claimed that investors are enthusiastic about the idea of the increasing number of opportunities in the worldwide aviation sector. According to the ‘Aviation Industry Report’, which was released by KPMG, the improvement in the worldwide economy over the course of the last 10 years has seen an increase in airline profitability. Airlines have also matured with the employment of superior cost control and capacity management and have seen many benefits from the…

Parents of residents can now be brought to the United Arab Emirates on a visit visa without the need to pay the extra (refundable) security deposit normally required by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai.  This can be financially beneficial for those on a tight budget, and there are UAE travel agencies that will assist with bringing out parents for visits for lower prices. The travel agency is able to…