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Tourism

Why Is Comedian Kevin Hart Looking to Hire an Ambassador for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island?

If being paid $100,000 for two months is not reason enough, American actor Kevin Hart lists out the reasons why he thinks being hired as Yas Island's ambassador is the "best job in the world."

Why Is Comedian Kevin Hart Looking to Hire an Ambassador for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island?

Tourism

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank

As countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar turn towards tourism to diversify the economy, Dubai wants to make sure that its position as the top tourism destination in the region is maintained.

Israel Looks to Boost Tourism Investment for West Bank
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Dubai Scraps 30 Percent Tax on Alcohol to Woo More Tourists

In a further liberalization of regulations to attract more tourists, Dubai has scrapped the 30 percent municipality tax on alcohol. Also, tourists and expats will no longer need to pay a fee to secure a personal liquor license to purchase alcoholic beverages. However, an Emirates ID, or passport for tourists, will still be required. However,…

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United Arab Emirates Revises GDP Forecast Higher on Tourism Resurgence

As Middle Eastern nations look to diversify their economy beyond oil, tourism will most likely be the strongest sector to drive this change.

United Arab Emirates Revises GDP Forecast Higher on Tourism Resurgence

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Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Even as global hotel development may have slowed down due to serious risks looming over the economy, the hospitality sector's development of Gulf nations remains robust. The nations realize offering choice is essential for people to visit a destination.

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

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Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

The economic spinoffs of Qatar's World Cup will be felt all over the region that has been looking to diversify beyond the oil sector.

Abu Dhabi Airport Is Expecting 1.5 Million Travelers Over 6 Weeks

Tourism

UAE Bids Goodbye to Pandemic-Related Restrictions: Middle East Travel Roundup

The Middle Eastern nations realize that for tourism to flourish restrictions would need to be eased.

UAE Bids Goodbye to Pandemic-Related Restrictions: Middle East Travel Roundup

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The Shift Happening at the Gulf’s Busiest Airports

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at big shifts in busy Gulf airports, Booking Holdings' AI innovations, and family matters at Loews Hotels

The Shift Happening at the Gulf’s Busiest Airports

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Etihad Airways Names Former TAP Chief as Its New CEO

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways has got the former boss of Portugal's national carrier TAP, Antonoaldo Neves, as its new CEO. Etihad's earlier boss Tony Douglas had agreed to join RIA — Saudi Arabia’s newest airline. Earlier reports had suggested that global consulting firm Korn Ferry had been looking to find a replacement for Douglas.…

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World Cup Boosts Flight Bookings to Qatar and Gulf Nations

Despite the requirement to present a negative Covid-19 test to enter Qatar, flight bookings to the country for travel during FIFA World Cup — between November 14 and December 24 — have witnessed a massive boom, according to ForwardKeys' data based on issued flight tickets, including day trips. The flight bookings to Qatar from countries,…