Articles tagged “united arab emirates”

Tourism

Dubai Attracts Large Numbers of Visitors Despite Covid Concerns

Although many destinations worldwide have tightened travel restrictions due to the emergence of Omicron, Dubai is unlikely to join that group considering how much a downturn in tourist arrivals would damage its economy.

Dubai Attracts Large Numbers of Visitors Despite Covid Concerns

Coronavirus

Dubai Expo Set to Kickstart the Emirati’s Tourism Sector: New Skift Recovery Index

Much is riding on the success of the Dubai Expo — not just for the Emirati. The Expo is undoubtedly the largest tourism-oriented event since the start of the pandemic. Many lessons will be learned from how the city state handles the coming months.

Dubai Expo Set to Kickstart the Emirati’s Tourism Sector: New Skift Recovery Index

Coronavirus

Drop in New Covid Cases Gives a Boost to Long-Stalled Travel Performance: Skift Recovery Index

Upward we go. The Skift Recovery index registered a 4 point increase in February, no mean feat compared to the almost complete absence of movement over the past six months. Declining case counts and relaxing lockdown restrictions are to thank.

Drop in New Covid Cases Gives a Boost to Long-Stalled Travel Performance: Skift Recovery Index

Online Travel

Saudi Arabia Pins Hopes on Booking Apps to Realize Grand Tourism Ambitions

In old-school business wisdom, the large eat the small. Today the truism is that the fast eat the slow. No wonder Almosafer is looking to outrun the regional and global competition in Saudi Arabia and a couple of its bordering countries.

Saudi Arabia Pins Hopes on Booking Apps to Realize Grand Tourism Ambitions

Tourism

Dubai Faces Festering Tourism Challenges Beyond Pandemic

Dubai has spent significant capital billing itself up as a progressive destination that offers uninterrupted tourism and entertainment, but now reality may have caught up to the emirate.

Dubai Faces Festering Tourism Challenges Beyond Pandemic

Tourism

Dubai to Let Foreign Tourists Enter From July 7

All positive news is welcome these days.

Dubai to Let Foreign Tourists Enter From July 7

Airlines

Emirates Lays Off More Pilots, Cabin Crew as Part of Thousands of Job Cuts

This news reminds us of an internet meme. Imagine a shot from the movie Back to the Future, where one character is saying to the other, "Whatever you do, never go to the year 2020."

Emirates Lays Off More Pilots, Cabin Crew as Part of Thousands of Job Cuts

Airlines

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Many people remain stranded far from home because they can't get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it's good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Airlines

Emirates May Take Years Until It Flies All of Its Routes Again

A slow recovery for Emirates, a Dubai-based airline owned by the U.A.E., will mean layoffs for the carrier, which employs about 60,000 people.

Emirates May Take Years Until It Flies All of Its Routes Again

Coronavirus

United Arab Emirates to Stop Dubai Airport Transit Flights Due to Coronavirus

Dubai International Airport is a critical transit hub, including for medical experts and diplomatic officials. Preventing onward travel will affect many destinations and organizations if this decision holds.

United Arab Emirates to Stop Dubai Airport Transit Flights Due to Coronavirus