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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 tourism body to award museum, heritage contracts worth SR1.2 billion

RIYADH: Nine museum and heritage projects will be awarded across the Kingdom at costs totaling more than SR433 million ($155 million), the Saudi Commission...

New app to rate Saudi government services

RIYADH: A new smartphone application for citizens to provide feedback on government services will be launched in early 2018.Hussam Al-Madani, acting director general of...

Makkah governor opens Jeddah’s new waterfront

JEDDAH: Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal on Wednesday inaugurated the Jeddah Waterfront Project.The inauguration took place in the presence of Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal...

Visa-free entry for Emiratis visiting Solomon Islands

Emiratis holding diplomatic, special and ordinary passports have been exempted from pre-entry visas to visit the Solomon Islands.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International...

First Saudi Railway Company train arrives in Hail

JEDDAH: A Saudi Railway Company (SAR) train arrived in Hail on Saturday, making its debut trip. Hail is the fourth stop from Riyadh, with...

Visa within 30 minutes at this UAE airport

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi announced on Monday the launch of a new visa counter to facilitate the visa application process and grant both transit...

Volcano alert: UAE flights cancelled

Duba: Flights from the UAE to Bali have been cancelled for security reasons following a series of eruptions of a volcano in the island...

Quick trip? How to spend a history-filled 24 hours in Bahrain

MANAMA: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a tiny nation with a big history. This is a country that was once ruled by a 12-year-old...

Revealed: This Swiss village will pay you Dh93K to live there

Dubai: A new proposal to pay outsiders close to Dh100,000 to live in a small town in Switzerland is creating a social media frenzy.The...

High-speed Haramain train makes pilot trip

JEDDAH: The mega public transport project in the Makkah region on Tuesday received the first pilot trip of the high-speed Haramain train between Jeddah...
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