Category: Middle East

Qatar Airways submits formal request to offer temporary assistance to Indian expats during summer travel peak

Due to the recent exceptional circumstances affecting the Qatar-India market, which has resulted in a drastic reduction in the number of seats offered by Indian airlines operating to/from Qatar, Qatar Airways has made a formal submission to the Indian authorities to allow for the implementation of a temporary solution to Indian families during the summer […]

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Dubai showcases new venues, hotels and offerings for meeting planners at IMEX Frankfurt

Following a strong start to 2019, Dubai Business Events (DBE) showcased Dubai’s dynamic business events offerings yet again at IMEX. The aim of DBE’s participation at the event in Frankfurt was to position Dubai as a destination of choice for business events and incentive travel for a global audience of over 14,000 hosted buyers and […]

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Sammy Yahia appointed as the new Director of Tourism for Israel in India

Israel Ministry of Tourism is pleased to announce Sammy Yahia’s appointment as the new Director of Tourism for India & Philippines markets effective June 3, 2019. He will be responsible to lead the tourism board’s initiatives in India while overseeing the development of policies and strategies to strengthen Israel’s reputation as a world-class tourism and […]

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Israel reveals new travel initiatives to welcome tourists

Israel recorded 1.14 million overseas visitors in the first quarter of this year, up 14% from the corresponding period of 2018. With new travel-friendly services initiated in the country, Israel is certainly set to welcome record millions by the end of 2019. • Israel Pass – Make your trip smooth and easy and secure entry […]

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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. According to the cumulative statistics of the weekly Umrah Index of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia, an estimated at 621,742 pilgrims from India set foot in Saudi Arabia. As the holy […]

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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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