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Dubai tourism chief expects ‘aggressive’ bounce back this year

Dubai has allowed holiday-makers to resume flying into the emirate from July 7

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Dubai reopens to international tourists

Airports in Dubai were closed to international visitors in late March

Saudi Arabia’s fiscal crisis won’t slow $20bn project

The Diriyah Gate project plans to turn the ancestral home of the royal family into a sprawling tourism, culture and entertainment destination

Saudi Arabia to Bahrain causeway to reopen late July – report

The King Fahd Causeway shut on March 7 as part of the precautionary measures implemented by Saudi Arabia

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UAE residents and citizens cannot travel abroad for tourism

Residents who wish to visit their home countries and return to the UAE will be permitted to do so

New mega urban development project, Masar, launched in Saudi’s Makkah

The project will see the addition of “tens of thousands” of hotel and residential units in Makkah in later phases

Dubai residents planning to travel abroad must get a permit in order to return

Residents do “not need a Covid-19 test or Dubai government approval to leave Dubai”

Flydubai to resume regular flights from July 7, aims to fly to 66 destinations by summer

The airline has opened bookings to 24 destinations

Next few weeks to be a ‘big test’ for aviation industry – Emirates’ Sheikh Ahmed

The Dubai-based carrier’s chairman and CEO confirmed that the airline would expand its services to additional destinations

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Dubai to welcome tourists from July 7, unveils new travel protocols for all residents and citizens

Foreign nationals possessing residency visas issued in Dubai can return to the emirate starting Monday, June 22

Abu Dhabi launches Covid-19 self-assessment safety certification for hotels, tourist destinations

The certification will cover malls, theme parks, restaurants and public spaces too

Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway set to open new gates on the Saudi side

The bridge’s passenger capacity will increase by 45 per cent when it reopens to passenger traffic

Dubai allows waterparks to reopen with limited capacity

All attractions, including rides and slides can reopen

All residents returning to Dubai to be quarantined for 14 days

They will be tested for Covid-19 at the airport itself and will have the option to quarantine at home or a hotel

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UN recognises Dubai tech startup for efforts to spur tourism industry

Hotel Data Cloud also disseminates information regarding hotels’ ongoing precautionary measures to protect against the Covid-19 virus

Covid-19 impact on the GCC’s travel and tourism sector: When will it pick up again?

The travel and tourism industry has indisputably faced the biggest brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are there answers on when things will improve?

Video: Dubai Fountain resumes shows with social distancing measures

The attraction was closed in March due to Covid-19 restrictions

Saudi extends tourist visas for three months free of charge

The kingdom suspended all international flights in March

Dubai Tourism outlines steps for post-pandemic recovery plan

The virtual meeting was attended by representatives from the city’s aviation and hospitality sectors

Abu Dhabi launches clean certification programme for tourism

The certification programme will be rolled out in phases, the first of which will be dedicated to hotels in Abu Dhabi

Message from the top: Raki Phillips, CEO, RAK Tourism Development Authority

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

Dubai likely to start opening up for tourists in July

The reopening will likely start gradually and could be delayed until September, depending on global trends

Dubai reveals dates for three-day ‘super sale’ with discounts of up to 90%

The event will see over 500 brands taking part across more than 2,000 outlets

Video: Saudi overhauls Hajj and Umrah visas ahead of tourist visa launch

The move comes as the kingdom launches PR campaign with influencers on social media

Saudi could start issuing tourist visas soon – report

The visas will reportedly be available to people from about 50 countries

Saudi King heads to $500bn mega city NEOM for holiday

Construction work on the $500bn NEOM project is slated to begin this year

Saudi mulls granting visa-free access to visitors from certain nations

Last week, Saudi Arabia’s cabinet approved electronic visas for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts

Saudi says mega Red Sea project ‘on track’ to complete phase 1 in 2022

The project is expected to add over $5.86bn to the kingdom’s GDP when complete

Top 10 places to visit in Dubai this Christmas

With the Christmas season just around the corner, why not start having a look at the Christmas themed activities coming to Dubai this Winter

Pictures: Dubai’s Meraas opens trailers, adventure hub, water jump park in Hatta

The new additions include zip lines and lodges