Saturday, July 20, 2019

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.

How Qatar is finding ways around the blockade

When its neighbors severed diplomatic ties and cut land, sea and air links, panic rippled through the tiny Gulf state. There was a rush to...

Saudi Arabia imposes Dh389 fee on domestic pilgrims

The Saudi Haj Ministry has imposed a $106 fee on each domestic pilgrim to be paid by organisations and companies offering services for them,...

Air hostess reveals ‘horror’ at being sacked by Emirates

Ciara Burke thought she had landed her dream job when she was invited to join the carrier's 'Emirates Aviation College' from among a host...

PICTURES: Dubai’s $1 billion indoor theme park is the largest on...

Dubai is already home to the world's tallest building, artificial islands, and the world's first hotel with a rainforest. And now it's also home to...

Qatar Airways becomes fourth airline to be granted US laptop ban...

Qatar Airways becomes fourth airline to be granted US laptop ban exemption allowing for passengers to carry laptops in the cabin on flights to...

Qatar Airways launches new routes after GCC crisis reduces its network

Qatar Airways said on Monday it would start flights to Sohar in Oman and Prague next month, the first new routes to be announced...

Salalah Air set to launch Oman’s first flying taxis

Salalah Air, Oman’s first private airline, plans to launch charter jet services in the Sulatanate. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with...

Saudi: Drug runner loads pills on camel’s hump

Saudi border guards have foiled an attempt to smuggle half a million illegal pills into the Kingdom ... by camel. The drugs were loaded on...

Bahrain foils drug smuggling from Iran

Coast Guard patrols in Bahrain have succeeded in foiling an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of narcotics via the sea from Iran. The operation...

Lebanon’s tourism rebounds

Beirut's landmark Hamra Street is bustling again and hotel occupancy rates are on the rise as Lebanon's tourism industry rebounds, thanks in no small...
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