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DE GAULLE FLEURANCE & ASSOCIES OPENS A SUBSIDIARY IN ABU DHABI

Registered with the Abu Dhabi Global Market, De Gaulle Fleurance EMEA Ltd. supports companies in the...

DUBAI: NEW PADEL FACILITIES SOON!

Padel is spreading at high speed on a planetary scale and the United Arab Emirates are not spared by...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: THE COUNTRY ADOPTS TWO NEW TYPES OF VISAS

The UAE authorities have given the green light to the creation of a new long-term tourist visa and a...

EXTENDED FREE "VISITS" AND "TOURIST" VISAS

A senior official said on Monday that sightseeing or tourist visas issued before December 29, 2020 w...

ABU DHABI PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR THE RESUMPTION OF EVENTS

The Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism Department (DCT) has just created a 61-page circular which provide...

ABU DHABI AIRPORT INSTALLS RAPID PCR TEST CENTER

Abu Dhabi International Airport is setting up a rapid PCR test center, with results that can be deli...

AT DUBAI AIRPORT, IRIS RECOGNITION REPLACES PASSPORTS

It feels like a science fiction movie. While airports around the world are increasingly using facial...

YOUR FACE WILL NOW BE YOUR PASSPORT AT DUBAI AIRPORT

Air transport in Dubai has just taken the security aspects up a notch since the General Directorate...

FROM HIEROGLYPHICS TO CALLIGRAPHY, LE LOUVRE ABU DHABI GIVES PRIDE OF PLACE TO WRITING

For its first exhibition in 2021, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has chosen to highlight the evolution of writ...

SUCCESS FOR THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WHICH PLACED THEIR "HOPE" PROBE AROUND THE ORBIT OF MARS

The United Arab Emirates placed their "Hope" probe around the orbit of Mars on Tuesday, becoming the...

HUMAN BROTHERHOOD: THE POPE WILL PARTICIPATE IN A VIRTUAL EVENT IN ABU DHABI

Thursday, February 4, will be the first International Day of Human Fraternity, set for December by t...

FIRST ARAB FASHION WEEK FOR MEN IN DUBAI

Dubai, Jan 28, 2021 (AFP) - The first Arab men's fashion week kicked off Thursday in Dubai, an unpre...

ABU DHABI, DUBAI AND SHARJAH AMONG WORLD’S 10 SAFEST CITIES FOR 2021

The UAE’s three biggest cities have topped a safety index of more than 250 urban areas. Abu Dhabi t...

DUBAI SUSPENDS SOME PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT

Dubai announced Thursday the suspension of some public entertainment in restaurants and hotels, in t...

ISRAEL ANNOUNCES OPENING OF FIRST EMBASSY IN UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Israel's embassy in Abu Dhabi was officially opened on Sunday, Israel said, four months after signin...

IN THESE TIMES OF RESTRICTIONS, TOURISTS FLOCK TO DUBAI

While many travel restrictions are in place around the world, Dubai seems to be doing well in attrac...

UAE LEADERS CONGRATULATE BIDEN ON INAUGURATION

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden on his inaugura...

CAUTIOUS OPENING OF ABU DHABI TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi once again allows international visitors to come. An authorization which ho...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES REOPENS BORDER WITH QATAR

After more than three years of crisis between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and its allies including the Un...

EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF TOURIST VISAS

If you are currently a tourist in Dubai, visiting family, or just spending time here over New Years,...

RAS AL KHAIMAH "TOURIST CAPITAL OF THE GULF 2021"

Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, said the number of visi...

DESERT SAFARIS RETURN TO SHARJAH UNDER WIDER PUSH TO REOPEN ALL TOURIST ACTIVITIES

Food not allowed inside vehicles and two-metre distancing required on trips Sharjah: Desert safari...

A KING'S CAKE IN DUBAI? OUR SELECTION THIS YEAR

This year, the feast of Kings arrives on Wednesday January 6! The opportunity to celebrate once agai...

NEW RULES FOR RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS IN ABU DHABI

As of December 24, new rules will apply to Abu Dhabi for residents and tourists alike, as reported b...

DUBAI PCR TEST CHANGE FOR CCG TRAVELLERS

As part of changes to the rules for entering Dubai it was announced that as of December 6, passenger...

A FIRST MISSION TO THE MOON PLANNED BY THE UAE

Emirati engineers have started work on a landmark project (since it will be the country's first miss...

DUBAI ANNOUNCES NEW TRAVEL PROTOCOLS

The Dubai Supreme Crisis and Disaster Management Committee has announced a new set of travel protoco...

ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2021 NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

The Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the opening of registrat...

DUBAI: INSPIRED BY "HUMANITY", HE MADE THE LARGEST PAINTING IN THE WORLD

British artist Sacha Jafri has been painting on canvas for seven months the size of two football fie...

COVID-19 BOOSTS DOMESTIC TOURISM IN SHARJAH, UAE

The domestic tourism sector in the UAE and Sharjah is picking up as more UAE residents look to visit...

TOURISTS RE-ALLOWED TO TRAVEL TO ABU DHABI BY AIR

Apart from Dubai, where tourist visas can be issued again since June, tourists wishing to travel to...

HISTORIC MAIDEN FLIGHT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND ABU DHABI

If the international borders of the United Arab Emirates and Israel still remain closed, the first f...

EMIRATES AIRLINES RETURNS TO LUANDA, ANGOLA

Emirates Airlines announces the resumption of flights from its Dubai hub to Luanda, Angola, from Oct...

SHARJAH ALLOWS TRAVEL FROM ITS PORTS OPEN FOR TOURISM

The UAE Emirate of Sharjah has allowed travel for all citizens and residents and tourists and visito...

SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FRENCH VISITORS TO DUBAI

Between January and June 2019, 8.36 million people visited Dubai, 3% more than last year at the same...

A COMMITTEE CREATED TO IMPLEMENT THE IDEALS OF THE ABU DHABI DECLARATION ON HUMAN BROTHERHOOD

A committee to concretely implement the ideals of tolerance and cooperation promoted in the Document...

ABU DHABI LAUNCHES ITS E-LEARNING IN FRENCH

Abu Dhabi is launching its e-learning in French for tourism professionals: tour operators, travel ag...

ISRAEL PLANS DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN TEL AVIV AND DUBAI, OVER SAUDI ARABIA

In the wake of the normalization of relations between the two countries, Israel will open a direct a...

UPDATE TO ENTER ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi authorities have approved two types of tests that will allow entry into the emirate. The...

EMIRATES: RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS TO 77 DESTINATIONS

Emirates announces the resumption of its passenger services to Conakry, Guinea and Dakar, Senegal fr...

NO MORE PLASTIC BAGS IN RAS AL KHAIMAH NEXT YEAR: OFFICIAL

The decision was taken based on a poll which showed that the emirate's supermarkets and bakeries are...

HOW SHARJAH HERITAGE INSTITUTE SERVES AS BRIDGE FOR DIFFERENT CULTURES

The Sharjah Heritage Institute is a premier institution that devotes concrete efforts to support res...

FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI LAUNCHES ALL-NEW “HYPERCARS - EVOLUTION OF UNIQUENESS” EXHIBITION

Following the reopening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's best theme park has launched a brand...

DUBAI AIRPORT: HEALTH MEASURES AND TOURISTS WELCOME

Dubai Airport and Emirates announce the return to normal for the application and issuance of tourist...

THE EMIRATES, NEW PARTICIPANTS IN THE RACE TO MARS

After sending one of its nationals into orbit for the first time in their short history in 2019, th...

DISCOVER AL QUOZ, DUBAI’S HIPSTER DISTRICT

Al Quoz, a former industrial area, is now the beating heart of Dubai’s art scene. But behind these a...

DUBAI OPENS THE DOOR TO FOREIGN TOURISTS

"Welcome" stickers affixed to passports and strict security measures in place, Dubai reopened its do...

DUBAI OR ABU DHABI, THE DIFFERENT FORMALITIES REQUIRED TO TRAVEL

If you intend to travel in the coming weeks, the consulate will inform you to check with your airli...

A NEW QUICK TEST TO ENTER ABU DHABI

A rapid testing facility for the coronavirus, which produces results in five minutes, has been opene...

ABU DHABI OPEN TO THOSE WITH NEGATIVE COVID RESULTS

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee to Combat the Pandid of Covid-19 announced to...

DUBAI WILL REOPEN TO TOURISTS ON JULY 7

Tourists will be allowed to come to Dubai from July 7, the city-state media center said Sunday after...

THE 3 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO DO IN ABU DHABI

Visit Abu Dhabi: what are the best things to do and see in the capital of the United Arab Emirates?...

ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is a major event for the Formula 1 World Championship since the 2009 season...

DUBAI DESERT TURNS GREEN TO CELEBRATE ST PATRICK'S DAY

UAE shows support for Tourism Ireland's annual global greening initiative, with 10 major national la...

ABU DHABI AND WIZZ AIR CREATE A NEW LOW-COST AIRLINE

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi plans to begin operations in autumn 2020 from the Emirate capital. The joint vent...

IN SHARJAH, IN THE UAE, THE COMMUNICATION REVOLUTION IS UNDERWAY

Sharjah is an emirate that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With a little over 600,000 inhab...

ETIHAD AIRWAYS OPENS A ROUTE TO VIENNA

The Etihad Airways airline will launch in May a new link between Abu Dhabi and Vienna, its 2nd desti...

BACK TO AL MADAM, THE ABANDONED VILLAGE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT

Near Dubai, less than an hour by car, stands an abandoned village which is currently almost covered...

DUBAI EXPO 2020 PREPARATION UNDER CORONAVIRUS THREAT

If "the biggest event ever organized in the Arab world" will not be held until October 20, the emira...

ABU DHABI CONTINUES INVESTMENT OF AED 50 BILLION

From instant licenses to incubators, to affordable schools and works of art popping up all over the...

SHARJAH TOURISM LAUNCHES HOTEL INSPECTION CAMPAIGN

Properties will be checked for if they meet the latest health standard he Sharjah Commerce and Touri...

2019 REVIEW : DUBAI REACHES A RECORD NUMBER OF TOURIST VISITS

Preparing for the post-oil era, Dubai wants to transform itself into a real tourist destination. In...

DUBAI RELIES ON EXPERIENCE AND DISCOVERY IN 2020

After a very active year in 2019, and a 4.3% increase in visitors over the first 9 months of the yea...

DUBAI : TOURISM ON THE RISE, RECORD NUMBER OF VISITORS IN 2019

Tourism in Dubai increased 5.1% in 2019 over the previous year, with a record figure of 16.73 millio...

DUBAI : IN 2019, THE FRENCH MARKET GREW BY 10%

France ranks 11th in terms of the issuer market in Dubai, which received 38,000 tourists from France...

CRUISES: MSC STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN THE GULF REGION

Italian-Swiss cruise line has just signed a long-term agreement to dock at Abu Dhabi ports. The Eur...

DUBAI, FRENCH VINCE REFFET ACHIEVES ALTITUDE RECORD IN JETMAN

After Franky Zapata, it's Vince Reffet's turn to prove that France has no shortage of engineering ta...

ABU DHABI TO DOUBLE TOURIST NUMBERS IN 2021

The countries display one after the other statistics statistics for the year 2017, the most recent o...

NEW PARKING METERS INSTALLED IN DUBAI

Many residents of Jumeirah have noticed for some time that new, brand new blue parking meters are gr...

FUTURISTIC HOUSE OF WISDOM LIBRARY TO OPEN IN SHARJAH

Last year, in April, Sharjah was selected by UNESCO to organize the "World Book Capital" (WBC), an e...

EXTRA 3M TOURISTS FORECAST TO VISIT THE UAE DURING EXPO 2020 DUBAI

New research says India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, UK and Pakistan will be driving UAE tourism boos...

ABU DHABI BREAKS RECORD AND WELCOMES 11.35 MILLION INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

Figures compiled by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, DCT Abu Dhabi, revealed that th...

“I DON'T USE DUBAI AS A RESIDENCE”

By winning the Dubai tournament against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Novak Djokovic extended his unbeaten rec...

FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE VISITED ABU DHABI IN 2019

The Abu Dhabi Government Media Office has just published official figures from the Culture and Touri...

MAJOR GAS DISCOVERY BETWEEN DUBAI AND ABU DHABI

The UAE, whose oil resources are already well known, recently announced the discovery of a major gas...

MOST EXPENSIVE KINGFISH SELLS FOR $ 54,000 IN ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi's efforts to become one of the main sport tourism destinations in the world in 2019 did no...

MIRACLE GARDEN REOPENING WITH NOVELTIES

The Dubai Miracle Garden will reopen today, Thursday, November 1st. This one-of-a-kind destination,...

FACE RECOGNITION TUNNELS - DUBAI

In their crazy race against the clock, the Gulf countries are constantly competing in bolder inventi...

EXPO 2020 DUBAI: OFFICIAL REQUEST FOR POSTPONEMENT, IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

The Government of the United Arab Emirates officially requested, by letter to the Secretary General...

AIR: THE EMIRATES COMPANY WILL RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM DUBAI, AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES?

The emirate is expected to help the first company of the United Arab Emirates, according to the late...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET IN OR OUT OF ABU DHABI

Travelling in these times of pandemic can be a real headache. Also, we offer a small listing of what...