‘Get Me Out:’ Wealthy Flee India’s Covid Crises By Any Means

Wealthy Indians are chartering helicopters to escape the worsening Covid-19 pandemic in their … [+] country. Hindustan Times via Getty Images”Get me out,” were the three words messaged to Charles Robinson. Their author was one of many wealthy Indians attempting to flee the country’s worsening Covid-19 pandemic by any means. “This gentleman…

Beyond Dubai And Abu Dhabi: UAE’s Ras Al Khaimah

Want a unique vacation destination once the world returns to traveling post-pandemic? You’ll likely be surprised by everything Ras Al Khaimah—called the most pristine of the United Arab Emirates—has to offer. gettyRas Al Khaimah, called RAK for short, is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the last to join the federation….

From Sushi and Pasta to Falafel and Jalebis, Find it All in Abu Dhabi

Getting to experience the culinary marvels of different places is one thing one truly misses about travel. You miss the rich variety of cuisines both local and international in addition to eating at all those funky restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs known for their experiments. Hemmed inside the confines of our homes, we can only reminisce about…

Under 18? Grab The Golden Chance As UAE Offers Free Visa To Minors Till September Only!

UAE is on a roll to offer surprises to its visitors and it doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. Following the amendments that were done to the transit visa rules in June, kids aged 18 years and below will now be able to travel to this Arabian paradise as UAE offers free visa to minors until the month of September 2018.The UAE tourist visa amount…

Take a 360-Degree Virtual Tour Experience of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment holiday destination, is now satisfying the vacation needs of hungry travellers by bringing to you a complete 360-degree Virtual Tour platform. Travellers can now virtually experience the best of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi at https://www.yasisland.ae/360/index.html with the tours easily operated…

Etihad Airways joins IATA Travel Pass trials

Guests travelling with Etihad Airways before May 31st will be among the first to trial the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials.The new technology will be tried on routes from Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto.Mohammad Al Bulooki, chief operating officer at Etihad Aviation Group, said: “With the dynamically…

UAE likely to stay on red list ‘because it is a major transit hub,’ Shapps indicates

The UAE is set to remain on the red list indefinitely because Dubai and Abu Dhabi are key hubs, the transport secretary has indicated.Grant Shapps told an online ConservativeHome event that the Gulf State’s status as a global hub meant UK health authorities could not be certain about travellers’ origins.The government is set to assign countries…

Air fares from India soar after red list ruling

Within an hour of the announcement that India would join the “red list” from 4 am on Friday morning, all non-stop flights between the country and the UK that would beat the deadline had sold out.The Independent has searched options on Air India, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Vistara from a range of Indian cities to London Heathrow between…

Yas Island Abu Dhabi woos Israeli travellers with new campaign

Yas Island Abu Dhabi has launched a new online brand campaign entitled ‘Experience it to Believe it’ – designed to entice Israel based holidaymakers to visit Yas Island.The advertising campaign represents one of the first destination marketing campaigns targeting Israeli holidaymakers, encouraging them to visit one of Abu Dhabi’s leading vacation…

Dubai holidays: United Arab Emirates resumes direct flights to Scotland – FCDO update

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has issued a new update for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the nation eases some travel restrictions with the UK. However, only Scotland is included in this latest update, with the UAE now resuming direct flights with the nation.It comes as a step in the right direction for holidays, despite…

Etihad Airways Launches Historic Service From Abu Dhabi To Israel

Etihad Airlines cabin crew on board the first scheduled flight to Tel Aviv from Abu Dhabi, April 6, … [+] 2021. Etihad AirinesThe world has changed during the pandemic years in unexpected ways. Journalists are constantly informed of ‘historic’ developments, most of which are quickly forgotten. But Etihad Airway’s launch this week of commercial…

Shopping In Al Ain: 5 Best Places For A World-Class Shopping Experience!

Al Ain is not as well known as Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, but is slowly becoming a major desert destination in UAE as it lies in the interior part of the country. People from other parts of the country have second homes in Al Ain and tourists visit this country to witness the massive desert region and oasis of Al Ain. It is slowly, but, surely developing…

New Hyperloop Will Take You From Chicago to Cleveland in 35 Minutes

Zipping across the country in pods is something typically reserved for futuristic fantasy stories. But that far-out idea is about to become a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) just revealed its design for the first full-scale hyperloop that would let passengers travel in pods up to 700 miles per hour.People would board spaceship-looking…

Breaking Travel News interview: Elie Farhat, general manager, Telal Resort Al Ain

Breaking Travel News here talks to Elie Farhat, general manager, Telal Resort Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, about his resort’s inspirational approach to the challenges set by Covid-19, and his upbeat prognosis for the future.Breaking Travel News: What operational changes have you implemented at Telal Resort Al Ain in order to continue operating through…

Etihad Airways reveals new safety video

Etihad Airways has unveiled a new safety video, filmed on location at Louvre Abu Dhabi, to give passengers across the globe a glimpse of what attractions the capital has to offer.Terry Daly, executive director guest experience brand and marketing, Etihad Airways, said: “Our safety video needed a refresh including the safety messaging requirements…

Yemen’s Socotra archipelago awaits ecotourists

SOCOTRA, Yemen: With its lush landscape, distinctive trees, unique animals and turquoise waters home to dolphins, Yemen is hoping its Socotra archipelago will become a dream destination despite the country’s nightmarish conflict.Lying in the Indian Ocean some 200 kilometers (120 miles) off the Yemeni coast, the four islands and two rocky islets are…

Dubai In June 2021: What Makes It A Happening Tourist Destination Even In Summer

Dubai in June, undoubtedly, is hot! But then it’s the same in any other month, give or take a few degrees. The benefit of visiting the king of the Emirates in June is that you won’t find armies of noisy tourists buzzing around, and won’t have to stand in long queues at ticket counters of the famous attractions of Dubai. The city will be all yours!…

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