Articles tagged “uae”

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 month 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?

3 months 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 years ago

Etihad Working with Boeing to Develop Biofuels in the UAE

Etihad Working with Boeing to Develop Biofuels in the UAE

Associated Press

While airlines are not exactly green businesses, the high cost of jet fuel makes smart research into alternatives a smart investment.

5 years ago

Hotel Chains Are the Most Digitally Adept Brands in the Middle East

Hotel Chains Are the Most Digitally Adept Brands in the Middle East

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Luxury brands across all sectors are entering the Middle East to tap into the local and visitor base of high-spending customers. Their online presence is as, if not more, important than their on-the-ground services.

5 years ago

Real Madrid Cancels Plan For Soccer-Themed Resort in United Arab Emirates

Real Madrid Cancels Plan For Soccer-Themed Resort in United Arab Emirates

Alex Duff and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

The draw of soccer in the UAE is strong, but as we're seeing in the unfolding 2022 World Cup drama, this fandom is quite seasonal.

5 years ago

Dubai’s Futuristic Airport Set to Open for Passenger Flights on October 27

Dubai’s Futuristic Airport Set to Open for Passenger Flights on October 27

Isaac John, Khaleej Times

Al Maktoum will very quickly compete with Heathrow for the title of world's busiest airport for international travel. And provide Dubai the infrastructure needed to fuel its booming tourism sector.

5 years ago