Category: Middle East

Dubai-based Careem launches bus service for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Careem Networks FZ, a Dubai-based ride-hailing company has expanded its services in Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a bus service dedicated to pilgrims flocking the country’s shores every year. The company will provide direct rides from Jeddah on the red sea to the holy city of Mecca daily. Each side of the ride will […]

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India ranks 3rd among top nationalities visiting Saudi Arabia for Umrah

India ranked third in terms of the world’s top nationalities that visited Saudi Arabia last week to perform the Umrah, estimated at 621,742 pilgrims, according to the cumulative statistics of the weekly Umrah Index of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia. As the holy month of Ramadan is the month of purifying […]

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QNTC launches biggest ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme yet with various experiences for all

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced a summer season to remember – with travel, retail and hospitality offers, as well as a packed entertainment agenda, to run from June 4 to August 16. With visa-free access to citizens of over 80 countries, it is easier than ever to plan a trip to Qatar.  This year’s […]

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Disney’s Aladdin holds its first regional screening in Amman

Over 1,000 people watched the thrilling and vibrant live-action remake of Disney’s 1992 animated film, Aladdin, in a unique regional advance screening organised by the Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) in Amman recently. The exciting tale of the charming boy from the streets, Aladdin, the courageous and determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be […]

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World’s first Angry Birds themed entertainment park opens in Doha

World’s first Angry Birds Entertainment Park marked its grand opening at Doha Festival City on April 25, welcoming guests into Qatar’s unique indoor and outdoor destination. Home to the world-famous Angry Birds flock, the 17,000 sq m nest brings a riot of fun for the whole family. Following the launch of its indoor section last […]

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Atlantis Aquaventure is set to become one of the world’s biggest waterparks with the addition of a brand-new tower

Atlantis Aquaventure is set to become one of the biggest waterparks in the world with the exciting addition of a third action-packed tower, set to open in summer 2020. The region’s number one waterpark will break records with the 34-metre tall ‘Trident Tower’, which will introduce 12 incredible new slides to the Atlantis Aquaventure offering […]

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flydubai celebrates 10 years of flying together

Dubai-based flydubai’s participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) coincided with the start of the celebrations for the carrier’s 10th anniversary. The airline, which started operations on June 1, 2009, marked this occasion with the launch of a new website for passengers to share their memories. Ghaith Al Ghaith, flydubai’s Chief Executive Officer said, […]

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The St. Regis Doha opens ‘The Bollettieri Experience’ Tennis Centre

The St. Regis Doha has opened one of the most prestigious Tennis Centres in Doha ‘The Bollettieri Experience’, in collaboration with tennis legend Nick Bollettieri. The Bollettieri Experience Tennis Centre aspires to become Doha’s finest Tennis Centre and the leading sporting centre for tennis programmes that specialises in developing local talents and boosting the image […]

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Saudi Arabia set to welcome the Dakar Rally in early 2020

Dakar Rally, the world’s biggest and most challenging rally confirmed that it will debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2020. At a special event in Qiddiya, the location that marks the finish line at the end of the 9,000 km endurance race on the outskirts of Riyadh, officials, VIPs, leading international pilots […]

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Gulf Air and Oman Air strengthen and expand codeshare agreement to include international destinations

Gulf Air and Oman Air have expanded their existing codeshare agreement allowing passengers to benefit from the outstanding products and services offered by the two airlines. This will extend travel opportunities to fly beyond Muscat and Bahrain effective from the upcoming summer schedule. Oman Air places its ‘WY’ code on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain […]

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