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The best sites to see on a helicopter tour in Dubai

From the towering skyscrapers to pristine beaches and lush desert landscapes, there’s no better way to take in all Dubai has to offer than on a helicopter tour

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Dubai Safari Park opens for 2022-2023 season on Sept 27

The park will be open every day, from 9am to 5pm, during the new season

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Miral announces the opening of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi in 2023

According to Miral, construction of the marine theme park is 90 per cent complete

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The NBA Abu Dhabi Games are set to dazzle UAE’s basketball fans on Oct 6 and 8

Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, DG for Tourism, DCT – Abu Dhabi, tells Gulf Business about the upcoming NBA matches in the emirate, the tourism authority’s partnership with NBA and Abu Dhabi’s role as a global sporting hub

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Inaugural match at Qatar’s Lusail Stadium draws thousands of fans, venue to host World Cup Final

The stadium is set in the smart city of Lusail, which is considered Qatar’s largest sustainable real estate development

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Amaala project pushes forward, over 300 contracts signed worth more than $1.7bn: Red Sea Development Company

Work is underway on-site to develop the destination, with more than 2,400 staff already on site and 9.9 million manhours logged to date

ADNEC rebrands and unveils new coporate identity

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company unveils new corporate identity

The new corporate identity reflects ADNEC Group’s refreshed vision and mission, as it seeks to expand both in business terms and geographically

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Saudi carrier flynas to launch direct flights between Jeddah and Tashkent

Flights connecting the two destinations will commence from September 15

emirates launches third flight to Mauritius

Emirates announces third daily flight to Mauritius

Emirates started operations to Mauritius in September 2002 with three weekly flights and currently is in its 20th year of operations to the island nation

RAK Tourism announes seven weekly flights from Germany to RAK

RAK tourism authority signs strategic airline partnership to connect emirate to German cities

From November 1, Corendon Airlines will operate seven direct weekly flights to Ras Al Khaimah International Airport from cities such as Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich

AlUla-Low-Carbon-Tram project announced

Plans for new tram system in AlUla announced

The tram is expected to boost AlUla’s development as a tourist hotspot and modern living destination and will complement the existing autonomous pods shuttle service

Hospitality Tourism

An industry in motion: Stakeholders across hospitality, tourism space share key insights

Executives share their views on the growth and future prospects of their sectors

How to find the best bargain deals while booking flights?

What are the best ways to find and book cheap flights?

Ayoub El Mamoun, social media manager at Skyscanner, shares tips on how to find the best deals on flights

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Travel trends: More than 50% people in UAE and Saudi Arabia are seeking new experiences

Results from a new Twitter Insights Survey showed that around 33 per cent of the respondents in Saudi Arabia didn’t know how they felt about travel in 2022 against 31 per cent who were confident to hop on a plane and travel

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Saudi tourism official clarifies country’s stand on alcohol consumption

Princess Haifa Mohammed Al-Saud, the kingdom’s assistant minister of tourism, spoke on the subject at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Revealed: UAE tourism sector’s performance in Q1 2022

According to tourism figures for Q1 2022, the country’s hotel establishments attracted nearly 6 million visitors who spent 25 million hotel nights

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ATM 2022: Emirates signs MoU with DCT Abu Dhabi to boost tourism

The two partners will collaborate on advertising and cross promotional marketing campaigns, familiarisation programmes and promotional competitions

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ATM 2022: In-destination experiences to shape the future of global travel and tourism

Topics discussed at the one-day forum included the role of sustainability in driving the in-destination business forward

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Ras Al Khaimah offers new hot air ballooning experience

The RAK Airventure attraction is open daily at Manar Mall and is part of the emirate’s sustainable tourism initiatives

UAE’s flydubai to launch services to Pisa in June

Flydubai, which is the first carrier in the UAE to operate direct flights to the Italian city, is also resuming services to Catania in June

Vaccinated and unvaccinated UAE residents can now visit Israel

Travellers from the UAE will still have to present a negative PCR test taken before departure and after arriving in Israel

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Trojena: All you need to know about Saudi’s new mega tourism project

Trojena which will include the GCC first outdoor ski resort is expected to create more than 10,000 jobs and add SAR3bn to the kingdom’s GDP by 2030

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UAE’s Emirates signs MoU with Sri Lanka Tourism

Since Sri Lanka re-opened to international tourists in February 2021, Emirates has carried more than 80,000 passengers to Colombo

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The possible growth avenues for the GCC’s tourism market

There is much potential for GCC countries to offer digitally-enhanced experience tourism alongside innovative offerings

Special report: How the GCC is poised to develop as a major destination market for global tourism

The region is building its infrastructure and programmes to transform into a major tourist destination over the next few decades

Dubai’s Emirates signs agreement with Tourism Authority of Thailand

The carrier will develop initiatives to boost tourism to the kingdom by showcasing it to customers across its network

How Singapore became a beacon for sustainable tourism

Beverly Au Yong, area director for the Middle East at Singapore Tourism Board, explains how the city-state has become a benchmark for sustainable practices

Venture capital investments in Saudi Arabia record SAR2.19bn

Saudi wealth fund rakes in $5bn as demand for stocks booms

The Saudi benchmark index has jumped about 9 per cent this year

Dubai’s Emirates signs MoU to promote tourism to The Bahamas

The carrier will develop initiatives to promote the island nation as a tourism spot

Hatta Master Development Plan

Sheikh Hamdan forms Supreme Committee to oversee development of Hatta

The committee serves for a renewable period of three years, and is subject to an extension based on the recommendation of its chairman made to the Crown Prince of Dubai