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DUBAI AIRPORT IN OPERATION AT FULL CAPACITY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MARCH 2020

All the terminals, services, restaurants and shops at Dubai Airport, one of the busiest in the world...

ABU DHABI NAMED BEST DESTINATION IN MIDDLE EAST FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL

The Abu Dhabi Culture and Tourism Department has been recognized for the tourism diversity of the ca...

THE ABU DHABI PROMOTER IS HOPING FOR AN F1 FINAL IN THE SHOWDOWN.

While Max Verstappen could win the world championship in the penultimate race of the season in Saudi...

WHERE TO RENT A CHARTER OR PRIVATE BOAT IN DUBAI?

One of the advantages of living in the Emirates is that you can enjoy the sea at all times. Centaur...

DUBAI LAUNCHES NEW 5-YEAR MULTIPLE-ENTRY VISAS

Dubai continues to be booming in the recovery and growth of global tourism, will launch a five-year...

THE NBA WILL PLAY IN ABU DHABI!

NBA - The league signed a multi-season contract with the United Arab Emirates, and that includes two...

DUBAI INAUGURATES THE TALLEST FERRIS WHEEL IN THE WORLD

The world's largest Ferris wheel has been in Dubai since October 21, 2021. This luxury attraction re...

ABU DHABI PROGRESSES IN THE GENERAL RANKING OF “SMART” CITIES

Abu Dhabi has climbed 14 places and thus rose to 28th position (out of 118 cities) in the world rank...

PCR TEST VALIDITY EXTENDED FOR ABU DHABI

Since Sunday, October 31, the validity of PCR tests allowing you to attend an event in the capital o...

DUBAI BREAKS RECORD WITH TALLEST FERRIS WHEEL IN THE WORLD

RECORD - The craziness for grandeur still doesn't end in Dubai. The economic capital of the United A...

TRAVEL TO ABU DHABI: LIFTING OF QUARANTINE FOR THE UNVACCINATED

Abu Dhabi has changed its entry conditions into its territory. Indeed, France has just joined the gr...

WHAT ARE THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR DUBAI?

For those traveling to Dubai from Europe, here is what is required For holders of a residence visa...

DUBAI WORLD EXPO 2020 OPENS: AROUND THE WORLD IN 190 PAVILIONS

Expo 2020 in Dubai, the first World Expo in history to be held in the Middle East, opened its doors...

CARREFOUR OPENS CASHLESS STORE IN DUBAI

This is the first of its kind for the French retail giant. A Carrefour store without any cash regis...

ABU DHABI UPDATES ITS GREEN LIST

Abu Dhabi has just updated its “Green List”, bringing the number of countries on it to 55. As a remi...

ABU DHABI: QUARANTINE MEASURES LIFTED ON SEPTEMBER 5 FOR VACCINATED FRENCH TRAVELERS

Travelers from France, which is not currently on the green list established by Abu Dhabi, will howev...

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM UNDECLARED AMOUNT YOU CAN TAKE TO DUBAI?

Whether it is cash, checks, jewelry, you know that you are limited on the value of these if you retu...

EMIRATES RELAX RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS WITH NEW VISA

The United Arab Emirates announced on Sunday the launch of a "green visa" that will allow beneficiar...

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES OPENS DOORS FOR INDIAN VISA HOLDERS WITH RIDERS; CHECK TRAVEL CONDITIONS HERE

Previously, only Indian citizens with a valid residence permit are allowed to come to the UAE, Indi...

LOUVRE ABU DHABI ART HERE AND RICHARD MILLE ART PRIZE: THE EXPERTISE OF AN INTERNATIONAL JURY

The jury, made up of renowned experts from the art world, will present its selection at the Louvre A...

DUBAI: DRONES TO MAKE THE RAIN FALL!

The United Arab Emirates have been particularly affected by the sweltering heat this year, recording...

ABU DHABI RAISES NIGHTTIME TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

The national sterilization program runs daily between midnight and 5 a.m., and authorities have remi...

DUBAI CREATES "FAKE RAIN" TO COOL ITS INHABITANTS

The United Arab Emirates is one of the hottest countries in the world. It is not uncommon for it to...

THE RETURN OF SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PERSON AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN UAE

Students attending schools in the Emirate will be able to return to the schools in August and the re...

ABU DHABI: VACCINATED OR UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS EXEMPT FROM QUARANTINE

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism has just published an update of the list of countries...

TRAVELING TO THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: WHAT ARE THE MEASURES AND MODALITIES TO KNOW?

Dubai, Abu Dhabi ... these two UAE emirates are among the tourist destinations favored by the French...

SANTORINI AND MYKONOS FROM ABU DHABI

Etihad Airways will launch two new seasonal flights this summer from Abu Dhabi to the Greek islands...

DUBAI: THE YACHT MARKET OR LUXURY SOCIAL DISTANCING

Yachts as far as the eye can see at the edge of Dubai's "Marina": with the return of tourists, escap...

SOON A MADAME TUSSAUDS MUSEUM IN DUBAI

Attraction operator Merlin Entertainments announced on Tuesday, June 22, the opening of a Madame Tus...

Quarantine in Abu Dhabi for travelers not coming from countries on the green list

Vaccinated travelers to Abu Dhabi from countries not on the "green list" will now have to stay in qu...

SHEIKH MOHAMMED HAS STARTED THE 100-DAY COUNTDOWN TO EXPO 2020

It is on his Twitter account that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Mi...

COVID-19: MOROCCO IN ABU DHABI'S "GREEN LIST"

Passengers from Morocco will not be subject to a mandatory quarantine when traveling to Abu Dhabi. O...

EMIRATES ID WILL BE USED TO VERIFY TESTS AND VACCINES WHILE TRAVELING

Following an agreement between the airline Dubaiote Emirates and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), i...

ABU DHABI: FREE VACCINE FOR FOREIGNERS WITH ENTRY VISA

In Abu Dhabi, foreign visitors with an entry visa will be able to be vaccinated free of charge. Vac...

COVID SCANNERS INSTALLED AT ABU DHABI ENTRY POINTS

Abu Dhabi will soon install high-tech scanners at various strategic entry points in the Emirate to d...

ALMOST 85% OF THE ELIGIBLE POPULATION FOR VACCINATION IN UAE

The spokesperson for the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority said that thank...

THE HIGHEST POOL IN THE WORLD IS IN DUBAI

The highest swimming pool in the world opened in early May in Dubai. Located on the 77th floor of a...

OPENING OF THE NEW OBSERVATION POINT "THE VIEW PALM JUMEIRAH"

The new observation deck "The View Palm Jumeirah" has opened its doors to the public and offers its...

ABU DHABI ADDS UK AND 8 OTHER COUNTRIES TO ITS "GREEN LIST"

Abu Dhabi has just updated its "Green List", this list of countries from which it is not mandatory t...

CHANGES TO TRAVEL PROCEDURES FOR RESIDENTS OF ABU DHABI

The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee approved a new procedure applicable as of ye...

DUBAI: NEW PADEL FACILITIES SOON!

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

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...

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...

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...

AT DUBAI AIRPORT, IRIS RECOGNITION REPLACES PASSPORTS

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

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...

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...

DUBAI SUSPENDS SOME PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EMIRATES: RESUMPTION OF FLIGHTS TO 77 DESTINATIONS

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

UPDATE TO ENTER ABU DHABI

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

DUBAI AIRPORT: HEALTH MEASURES AND TOURISTS WELCOME

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

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...

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...

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 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...

DUBAI OPENS THE DOOR TO FOREIGN TOURISTS

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

A NEW QUICK TEST TO ENTER ABU DHABI

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...