Dubai Travel News

Travel & Tourism News of Dubai and rest of UAE

Year: 2013


UAE free from violence, says Nahyan bin Mubarak

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, has said “thanks to prudent policies of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan UAE is free from violence. He was addressing the event held…


Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave opens to tourists

Known as the most incredible cave, Son Doong Cave in Vietnam which is so big that it harbours underground jungle and a river has been opened to public now. The cave was discovered in 2009 but was not open for…


Emirates highlights its global reach with 3 launches in a day

Emirates’ expansion reaches new heights today with the launch of flights to Clark in the Philippines, the inauguration of a route between Milan and New York, and a brand new A380 service to Brisbane – all on the same day…


The countdown has begun: Dubai Expo 2020 bid

100 Days count down has begin for Dubai’s competition \with three other cities to host the World Expo in 2020. Representatives from 167 member nations of the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) will cast their votes on November 27…


Philipine Airlines (PAL) returns to the UAE

Abu Dhabi: PAL the national airline of Philippines, will operate a direct daily flight from Abu Dhabi to Manila starting from 1st October. This comes as part of PAL’s plan to expand its operations in the region, starting with Abu…


UAE Hotels faced a slow summer

Dubai: a HotStats survey by TRI Hospitality Consulting Middle East shows hotels in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region did not reach high occupancy levels in July 2013, . Hotels in Dubai and Abu Dhabi registered declining revenues…


NCDR completes 81 per cent of organizing UAE’s archives Project

ABU DHABI, 22nd August, 2013 (WAM) — The National Center for Documentation ‘&’ Research (NCDR) has accomplished 81 per cent of the archives of the Governmental and federal local authorities. This came as part of the project aims to organize…


Emirates Boosts Dubai Travel With Quick Visa Processing

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has made travel to Dubai much easier, with 48 hour UAE visa processing. This is aimed at reducing the amount of time for travelers to acquire a visa to the Middle East…

Abu Dhabi Events

Rotana Jet adds more flights to Sir Bani Yas Island to meet rising demand

July 7th, 2013 Rotana Jet, the growing airline from the UAE, is to increase capacity on its services to Sir Bani Yas Island from August 1st, 2013, with the addition of two more flights per week, the airline announced today….

Dubai News General

New ‘mini world’ tourism attractions to be built in Dubai

In continuation to promote Dubai as the city of Expo 2020 yet another wonder is being built in Dubai the tourist attraction boasting miniature recreations of iconic world landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Great Wall of China and…


Dubai plans “privilege cards” for tourists

Dubai plans to introduce a “privilege” program for tourists visiting the emirate, in the form of reward points on all purchases. These points can be redeemed for various benefits, a person involved in the initiative told Zawya. Every visitor landing…


Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi wins prestigious prize at World Travel Awards

DUBAI – Just five months after opening its doors to the public, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi swept away its formidable competition to claim the gong for the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2013 at the World Travel Awards (WTA). The…


Annual income from tourism to 300 billion dirhams ($82 billion) by 2020

Tourism is crucial to Dubai’s economy, which had a gross domestic product of around $90 billion last year; it supports the emirate’s large retail industry as well as its hospitality sector. Occupancy at Dubai’s 599 hotels, which have 80,500 rooms…


Canadian citizens will not need visa to travel to UAE

ABU DHABI // The UAE will drop its visa requirements for Canadian citizens visiting UAE within a month, the two countries’ foreign ministers announced here today. John Baird, the visiting Canadian foreign minister, today met Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice…


Emirates-Qantas partnership will increase tourism activities for Dubai

Abu Dhabi, April 02nd, 2013 (WAM) — The Emirates-Qantas partnership, which took off yesterday, means increased retail and tourism activities as well as freight operations for Dubai, commented a UAE daily. “The partnership will help boost Dubai’s economy as well…