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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Travel

Latest updates on GCC travel and tourism with enhanced tourist destinations and entry of visitors into the GCC with updates in the aviation sector.

Saudi: Around 650 violations detected in car rental firms

As many as 648 violations were detected in car rental offices in various parts of the Kingdom, Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Monday quoting Khaled...

Qatar set to lose richest country in the world status

Qatar is set to be knocked off its perch as the richest country in the world by the Chinese gambling enclave...

Airbnb price in Dubai lower than hotel rates

Online short-term leasing platform Airbnb offers better value for travellers in Dubai when compared to typical hotels, with the average price of a booked...

Saudis now having to find ‘low status’ jobs

Government cuts to oil-funded subsidies and high unemployment has lead to locals being prepared to do more manual work for extra cash.Blue-collar occupations are...

Dubai: Tourist jailed with her daughter, 4, ‘for having a glass...

A Swedish mother has told of her terrifying ordeal of being locked up in a filthy Dubai jail for three days with her four-year-old...

Bahrain Metro to occupy 43K passengers per hour

The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications released a video on the first phase of the Kingdom’s latest innovative transport solution that will feature a...

Tourist racks up Dh175,000 fine within 3 hours in a rented...

A British tourist racked up Dh175,000 in traffic fines in only three hours after being clocked driving at twice the speed limit in a...

Saudi: Flight skids off runway sparking minor fire during take-off

A Jet Airways flight bound for Mumbai carrying 151 passengers and crewmembers on board skidded off the runway during takeoff Friday morning.Saudi aviation security...

Dubai records 8.1 million tourists in first half of 2018

Dubai attracts a record 8.10 million international overnight tourists during the first six months of 2018, according to figures released on Wednesday.India, Saudi Arabia...

Bahrain: New law reduces traffic fines for more offences

A new law issued yesterday, allows prosecutors to reduce fines by half for more categories of traffic offences, under the condition that the offenders...
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