Thursday, November 15, 2018

Travel

Countries expats move to when they leave the UAE (and why)

United StatesConsumer prices, including rent, in the United States are 13.71 per cent lower than in the UAE. Aside from being multicultural, the housing is affordable and taxes are...

Saudia airlines refuse to fly passengers who expose arms or legs

Saudi Arabia is one of the few Muslim majority countries that imposes a dress code by law. All women, foreign and local, must wear...

Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, with immediate effect, officials announced today. The countries include the UK, the USA, Canada,...

All Saudi airports to be privatized this year

All Saudi airports will be privatized this year, the head of the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi said. GACA’s privatization strategy...

Saudi airport offers maid transportation service

A Saudi Arabian airport has launched a new service that takes female domestic workers arriving from abroad straight to their employers' houses - apparently...

Jet Airways to phase out all expat pilots to save cost

Jet Airways (India) Ltd is looking to phase out all its expatriate pilots to control costs, company executives told employees at a meeting. The carrier...

Great PR: Qatar Airways turns a fare mistake into an opportunity

In a year full of amazing, low-cost, international, premium airfare sales, Qatar Airways may have taken the cake last week with a special fare that it...

Dubai benefits from shift in tourism away from terror-hit countries

Tourists are shunning terror-hit countries including France and countries in north Africa as they flock to other sun-drenched resorts including Dubai instead. Holidaymakers are rejecting the...

Bahrain to ease airspace curbs on Qatar from today

Bahrain is to ease airspace restrictions on Qatar from today following International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) directives to the effect, sources said. “While the first...

Kuwait ambassador leaves NZ before police can charge him with assaulting...

Kuwait has removed its ambassador from New Zealand as police sought to charge him with assaulting a woman. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade...
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