Category: Middle East

21 reasons to #VisitDubai in 2021

Travel in 2021 will heavily depend on shorter travel distances and cities that offer travellers a sense of assurance when it comes to safety protocols. As international travel very (very) slowly opens up, Dubai is proving that it has placed the safety and wellbeing of travellers at the top of their agenda, with revised airport […]

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20,000 riders make history at the first-ever Dubai Ride

An exhilarating atmosphere of positivity and excitement surged through Dubai this morning as a section of the city’s main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road, transformed into a 14km cycling track for the very first time as part of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020. More than 20,000 cyclists logged their rides to make history and mark a […]

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Dubai Run to turn the whole city into running track on 27 November

The Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is bringing the biggest citywide fun run to residents and visitors with Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai, in association with Fitbit and Cigna. On 27 November, the entire city will become a personalised running track for all ages, abilities and fitness levels; giving everyone exciting new reasons to join […]

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Tel Aviv-Yafo celebrates #WorldVeganMonth

Tel Aviv-Yafo is a leading global vegan destination where growing awareness of healthy eating has influenced the consumption meat in the last year Tel Aviv-Yafo, a city that is recognized globally for its thriving and diverse culinary scene, was named as one of BBC Good Food’s “Destinations for Foodies in 2020” due to the city’s […]

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Flydubai to connect Kolkata to Dubai in a first during lockdown

Flydubai will become the first air carrier to connect a new Indian destination to Dubai post lockdown as its maiden flight touches down at Netaji Shubhash Chandra Bose International Airport today. Fly Dubai will operate two flights between Kolkata and Dubai, one each on Mondays and Thursdays. The flights will be a part of the […]

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Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority appoints Intrepid Marketing & Communications

  The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) has assigned Intrepid Marketing and Communications to undertake all its trade, marketing, and communication initiatives across the country to establish Bahrain as Indian travellers’ go-to short-haul destination. Bahrain has been of note for its opulent weddings, but it’s centuries-old culture and history is what the BTEA is […]

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Saudi Arabia plans to issue e-visas for Indian tourists

Saudi Arabia will be extending its e-visa facilities for Indian tourists soon, informed Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO, Saudi Tourism Authority (STA). While participating in a virtual seminar, Hamidaddin said that Saudi being home to nearly 5 million Indians, the proposed e-visa facility will help in unlocking the huge potential that exists for Visiting Friends & Relatives […]

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Yas Island concludes successful destination sponsorship of the first-ever Virtual Travel Mart

    Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, has concluded a successful destination sponsorship of the first-ever Virtual Travel Mart (VTM) in India, which took place from 15-16 September 2020. As part of its efforts to continually connect and engage with key industry stakeholders, Experience Hub, a subsidiary […]

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Turkey announces single entry visa with 2-year validity for Indian Travellers

    In an attempt to boost the arrival of Indian tourists to Turkey the Embassy of The Republic of Turkey in India recently announced to offer long validity visas to the Indian applicants. Under this decision, the Turkish consulate will offer single entry visas with 2-year validity for applicants. In addition to this, Turkey […]

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Saudi Arabia: The fastest growing tourist destination in the world

Saudi Arabia first opened its doors to international tourists in September 2019. By March 2020, more than 500,000 tourism visas had been issued, making Saudi Arabia the fastest growing destination in the world, according to the WTTC Economic Impact Report. International visitors could explore the country’s five UNESCO heritage sites, as well as pristine beaches, […]

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