Articles tagged “uae”

Wizz Air Looks to Middle East for Further Expansion

Wizz Air Looks to Middle East for Further Expansion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Wizz Air's announcement of a move into Abu Dhabi was certainly eye-catching, but we maybe shouldn't expect anything similar elsewhere. Rather, the airline seems to be happy just moving into those markets like Armenia, Georgia, and Israel that had previously been underserved.

4 weeks ago

Medical Tourism Emerges as a Bright Spot for Flagging Dubai

Medical Tourism Emerges as a Bright Spot for Flagging Dubai

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

Dubai has faced a slump in recent years as it struggled amid a global economic slowdown, an oversupplied real estate sector, and slow tourism activity due to regional unrest. But its ability to build a reputation for itself as a medical tourism hub in the Middle East has provided some much-needed support for its travel sector.

1 month ago

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

U.S. Pavilion at Dubai World Expo Will Be Sponsored by Emirati Government

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

The United Arab Emirates is pouring lots of cash into its Dubai Expo 2020, and the United States will reportedly benefit from that generosity. The question is, on what terms?

1 month ago

Dubai’s Big Bet on Expo 2020 Meets Political and Economic Headwinds

Dubai’s Big Bet on Expo 2020 Meets Political and Economic Headwinds

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Dubai may have ambitious plans for Expo 2020 to attract 25 million visitors, but regional politics and global economic conditions may stand in its way.

4 months ago

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Etihad Cancels Aircraft Order as Part of Cost Overhaul

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Cutting costs can only get you so far. Is Etihad really a viable independent business or would it be be better suited partnering with Dubai-based Emirates?

1 year ago

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Gobi Bets on Middle East Player Holidayme to Unlock Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Holidayme has scooped up $16 million in new investment from Gobi. But can the UAE eagle soar in Asian skies where Tripfez, Gobi’s first investment in the Muslim travel space, had barely tapped the potential of the market?

1 year ago

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

5 Key Travel Markets to Watch for Online Booking Growth

Michelle Evans, Euromonitor

All markets are not created equal, and these five have lessons that are helpful beyond their borders.

3 years ago

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain Caution Citizens About U.S. Travel

United Arab Emirates, Bahrain Caution Citizens About U.S. Travel

Associated Press

The U.S. State Department regularly advises U.S. citizens on travel to foreign countries. Police brutality protests and shootings have prompted the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Bermuda to caution their own citizens about travel to the U.S.

4 years ago

Emirati Tourist’s Traditional Clothing Scares Ohio Hotel Clerk, So He Has Him Detained

Emirati Tourist’s Traditional Clothing Scares Ohio Hotel Clerk, So He Has Him Detained

Associated Press

The migrant crisis and a surge in chauvinistic movements around the world leads to admonitions like the UAE having to warn its citizens to forsake wearing traditional garb when traveling.

4 years ago

Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

Dubai Constructs a Conference and Events Hub for the Future

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Dubai might not offer meetings and convention attendees the culture of Tokyo or the cuisine of New York, but its location, growing room and space inventory, and desire to bring in more events will drive its growth beyond the 2020 Expo.

5 years ago

Interview: Dubai Tourism CEO on Branding Dubai for the Future

Interview: Dubai Tourism CEO on Branding Dubai for the Future

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The #MyDubai initiative was a first step towards telling a more human story about the city, but Dubai's challenge moving forward will be making the city relevant outside of its iconic buildings so that visitors will travel far to visit and have reason to come back after the bucket list items are ticked.

5 years ago

The UK’s New Electronic Visa Waiver Is a Hit for Travelers from the UAE

Kelly Clarke, Khaleej Times

As in other nations that have adopted visa-on-demand, easier visa rules will make traveling life better for visitors at every level, and travel business better for hotels and retail.

6 years ago