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Thursday, May 28, 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.

    UAE launches programme to send astronauts into space

    Dubai's ruler on Wednesday launched the United Arab Emirates' first space programme aimed at sending four Emirati astronauts to the International Space Station within...

    Dh6.25m cash, items lost by travellers at Dubai airports in 2016

    The lost and found department of the Dubai Police transferred Dh6.25 million in cash to the state treasury in 2016.Revenues from recovered items and...

    US Supreme Court backs Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim countries

    The US Supreme Court on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s third travel ban to take full effect, blocking the entry of travellers from six...

    Bahrain: New visa guidelines for visitors from Qatar

    MANAMA: Visitors to Bahrain from Qatar need to apply for visas, the Interior Ministry’s Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) Under-Secretary said in response...

    Travel agencies can now issue Saudi tourist visas

    JEDDAH/RIYADH: Travel agencies in category D can now issue visas for tourists and for educational or medical treatment purposes inside and outside the Kingdom. The...

    Jumeirah expands into Bahrain with a five-star hotel

    The Jumeirah Group, the hospitality subsidiary of government-owned investment conglomerate Dubai Holding, will enter Bahrain for the first time, with a new five-star luxury...

    Saudi banks prepare for riyal coins

    LONDON: Banks across Saudi Arabia are preparing for the transition from one riyal notes to one and two riyal coins by sorting, counting and...

    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...
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