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Monday, January 27, 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 Prince worth $20 billion swaps 280ft superyacht for a bike...

 A Saudi prince worth $20 billion swapped his 280ft superyacht for a rather awkward-looking bike trip as he holidayed with his family in Turkey. Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal...

The GCC Crisis and Qatar Airways

The ongoing Qatar crisis has posed a series of dilemmas for the tiny Arabian emirate. With three fellow Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states –...

Growing expat communities in countries you may not have considered

1. TaiwanTaiwan ranks #1 in the InterNation quality of life index; an index based on variables like available leisure options, travel & transport, safety...

European hotsposts expats want to call home

Housing is near the top of every expat’s to-do list when relocating abroad. Whether for a month, a year, or a lifetime, we all...

Saudi Airlines refuse to fly passengers who show arms or legs...

Saudi Arabian Airlines (also known as Saudia), the national carrier of Saudi Arabia, has warned passengers about the way they dress, stating that those...

Qatar launches new “blockade-busting” maritime routes

Qatar will launch three new direct maritime routes with Malaysia, Pakistan, and Taiwan in September in a move that will further enable Doha to circumvent...

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...
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