Covid-19 travel

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Covid-19 Pirola variant likely to fade out, say experts
Also known as BA.2.86, Pirola has been spreading in Denmark, Israel, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK and the US
September 07, 2023, 9:20 AM
How much of a threat is the new Eris Covid-19 variant?
The EG.5 variant spreads easily and may be better able to get around immunity from vaccination or previous infection
August 18, 2023, 3:00 AM
Kuwait detects new Eris strain of Covid-19
No concerns over 'expected' discovery of latest EG.5 sub-variant of Omicron
August 16, 2023, 1:11 PM
Spike in flu-type viruses could hide new Eris strain of Covid-19, doctors warn
Medics remind those with symptoms to isolate at home and the vulnerable to have vaccine booster
August 10, 2023, 2:00 AM
Architect in Dubai wins Dh25,000 every month for 25 years
Mohd Adil Khan will fulfill dream of bringing his family from India to live with him in the UAE
July 27, 2023, 11:09 AM
Air monitor can detect Covid-19 in a room within five minutes, scientists say
Nanobodies taken from llamas key to working of device
July 10, 2023, 3:04 PM
Eid Al Adha: Hotels in UAE say staycations remain popular despite surge in travel abroad
From Abu Dhabi to Fujairah, many hotels are full or close to capacity, with beach properties highly sought after
June 28, 2023, 3:00 AM
How British Airways refunds for flights grounded after Covid-era fines
What has changed after US charged BA refund system was set up to delay, dispirit and discourage customers
June 02, 2023, 2:38 PM
Flights between China and Middle East soar with UAE poised for tourism surge
Egypt and Saudi Arabia see major boost as Chinese companies win contracts and a desire for cultural travel returns
June 02, 2023, 3:00 AM
Covid-induced supply chain concerns to continue in aviation sector, industry experts say
Trade frictions have delayed plane manufacturer efforts to boost production and meet demand for new jets with better fuel efficiency
May 24, 2023, 3:30 AM
Heathrow Airport warns passenger growth is levelling off
West London airport welcomed 6.4 million passengers through its doors in April
May 11, 2023, 6:53 AM
Novak Djokovic able to play at US Open as vaccine mandate set to end on May 11
World No 1 is one of the most high-profile athletes unvaccinated against Covid-19 and was forced to miss last year's US Open because of his vaccine status
May 02, 2023, 6:48 AM
Dubai hotels must be 'China-ready' to cater for influx of tourists, expert says
Economists said the number of Chinese visitors would swell to tens of thousands in the first quarter of this year
May 02, 2023, 3:00 AM
Global travel and tourism sector inches closer to pre-pandemic peak, WTTC says
Industry is projected to reach $9.5 trillion this year, only 5 per cent below 2019 levels
Travel and Tourism
April 26, 2023, 6:08 PM
How catching new Covid variant in India showed me threat still lingers
There are fears the Arcturus coronavirus subvariant, which is rampant in India, could soon lead to surges in cases elsewhere
April 20, 2023, 8:30 AM
Dubai may exceed pre-pandemic international tourist numbers in 2023
City recorded 'strong start' to year, hosting 1.63 million visitors in February, up 7% from 2019
Travel and Tourism
April 19, 2023, 3:00 AM
How much of a threat is the new Covid Arcturus variant?
Omicron subvariant has been blamed for recent surge in cases in India but is also found in other nations
April 14, 2023, 3:00 AM
Generation Start-Up: Why Elggo's mental health outreach focuses on schoolchildren
The Dubai-based education technology start-up aims to enter Saudi Arabia next year
April 10, 2023, 4:00 AM
Global air passenger traffic in February rebounds to 15% below pre-Covid levels, Iata says
Air travel demand remains strong, led by Asia-Pacific airlines, despite economic uncertainties
April 05, 2023, 12:27 PM
Yacht builder to the stars capitalises on Dubai boom with new boatyard
Sunreef, which counts Rafa Nadal and Fernando Alonso among its clients, could soon employ 2,000 people in Ras Al Khaimah
March 01, 2023, 4:32 AM