Category: Middle East

flydubai becomes first UAE airline directly linking Kilimanjaro

Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight landed at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), increasing its capacity to Tanzania and further expanding its network in Africa to twelve destinations. flydubai will offer six flights a week to Kilimanjaro, three of which are via a stop in the capital, Dar es Salaam and will increase the total number of […]

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Royal Jordanian offers 54% discount on bookings as birthday bonanza

Royal Jordanian is offering a discount of up to 54% on its fares in celebration of the airline’s 54th anniversary from December 15. The exciting offer will be valid for 24 hours from December 15, 2017 and will be available through its mobile application and website. This applies to fares to and from all of Royal […]

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Israel eases visa procedure for Indian travellers

Israel recently simplified the visa application procedure for Indian citizens. The relaxed visa rule involves less documentation for Indians who have availed visas of Schengen countries, US, Canada, Australia or Israel and have completed their travel to these countries. These documents include a valid passport, completed visa application form, two photographs (5.5cm x 5.5cm), cover […]

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Gulf Air partners with VFS Global and launches Bahrain tourist visa service

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain has signed a partnership with VFS Global to launch Bahrain tourist visa service which will be available exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain. Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Air, said, “We are delighted to, […]

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Bahrain Tourism eyes influencing Indian travellers in 2018

Akansha Pandey | New Delhi The island country has been witnessing majorly business travellers from India. With their debut in the Indian market early this year, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) is expecting an increase in leisure travellers from India this year. “We are very serious about tapping the Indian market further. For the […]

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Dubai Tourism promotes 23rd Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai is all set to celebrate the 23rd edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival from December 26, 2017, to January 27, 2018, providing visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding shopping experience, as well as chances to win prizes and entertainment for all the family. Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), […]

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Oman to host 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference

The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference has been scheduled for 11th and 12th December 2017 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture of different countries to identify key opportunities and obstacles for a stronger cooperation between tourism and culture; and to discuss sustainable […]

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Boeing forecasts $730 Billion new airplanes market in the Middle East

The airlines in the Middle East will need 3,350 new airplanes over the next 20 years, valued at an estimated $730 billion. Boeing presented its 2017 Current Market Outlook (CMO) for the region during the Dubai Airshow. “Traffic growth in the Middle East is expected to grow at 5.6% annually during the next 20 years,” […]

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Abu Dhabi wins Best International Wedding Destination

Abu Dhabi won the “Best International Wedding Destination” at the 6th edition of India’s Best Awards hosted by Travel+Leisure, one of the world’s leading magazines in the travel and hospitality sector. Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, received the honour from Priya Paul, Chairperson, at Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels. […]

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Three new caves discovered in Oman

The Ministry of Tourism (MOT) announced that three new caves have been discovered by residents of Oman. These caves were named as Al Khishil Cave, Al Naqqah Cave and Al Faqa’a in the village of Hail Al Hareem in the Wilayat of Dama Wa Altayyin in North Sharqiyah. The name of the caves is local […]

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