Tourism

Middle East air passenger traffic in 2023 to reach 96.8% of pre-Covid levels
The region's passenger volumes will fully recover in 2024, with a projected 429 million travellers, Airports Council International World says
Aviation
September 29, 2023, 4:00 AM
Thailand envoy to UAE says ‘hard work’ needed to tackle climate change challenges
Sorayut Chasombat says Bangkok is working to address air pollution and will renew commitments at Cop28 to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Government
September 28, 2023, 3:00 AM
UAE economy to expand 4% in 2024 on non-oil sector growth, S&P says
Influx of tourists, government initiatives and technological advancements will spur economic growth, rating agency says
Economy
September 27, 2023, 7:39 AM
Single visa for GCC states would simplify regional travel, UAE Minister of Economy says
Development of tourism is a major aim of Middle Eastern nations, especially the six-member economic bloc
Travel and Tourism
September 26, 2023, 10:46 AM
Quake-hit Morocco offers investors 'profitable opportunities' to spur its tourism sector
North African nation seeking to double tourism investment to $2 billion per year by 2026
Travel and Tourism
September 26, 2023, 3:30 AM
Abu Dhabi hotel room rates rise 24 per cent in emirate's tourism drive
UAE capital aims to attract more than 24 million visitors by the end of 2023
Travel and Tourism
September 21, 2023, 11:39 AM
Dubai to open Dh55m floating mosque next year
Grand development built on canal will feature underwater prayer hall
UAE
September 21, 2023, 10:48 AM
Flydubai's 2023 profit to beat last year's levels after busiest summer on record, CEO says
Airline carried four million passengers between June and mid-September, up 30% on the same period last year
Aviation
September 19, 2023, 2:04 PM
Middle East's hospitality sector is strongest in the world, STR says
Regional hotels top crucial performance indicators with $160 average room rate so far this year
Travel and Tourism
September 19, 2023, 3:30 AM
Abu Dhabi airport's new terminal put to the test
The $3bn building created to serve 45 million people a year was assessed by 6,000 volunteers
UAE
September 17, 2023, 7:43 AM
Experts gather in Saudi Arabia amid push to become global archaeological centre
First AlUla World Archaeological Summit in Saudi Arabia described as groundbreaking
Saudi Arabia
September 16, 2023, 2:09 PM
PIF-backed Swiss company Aman secures $360m from investor group
New backers include Mubadala Capital and private equity fund Alpha Wave Ventures
Travel and Tourism
September 14, 2023, 6:14 AM
Wego buys Singapore’s Travelstop to expand into business travel
The move will allow the two companies to combine their resources and expertise
Travel and Tourism
September 12, 2023, 6:34 AM
Dubai's non-oil economy maintains 'robust' momentum in August with employment up
Data signals a sharp improvement in operating conditions
Economy
September 11, 2023, 5:17 AM
Tourists can now use their home e-wallets when they visit the UAE
New partnership between Astra Tech and Ant Group enables seamless transactions for overseas visitors without worrying about currency conversions
Money
September 05, 2023, 3:30 AM
Saudi Arabia's first-quarter tourism revenue more than tripled to $9.9bn
The kingdom hosted about 7.8 million tourists during the first three months of 2023
Travel and Tourism
September 03, 2023, 7:42 AM
Work begins on bridge between Giza pyramids and Grand Egyptian Museum
The 2km walkway will connect the ancient landmarks with the new institution
Travel
September 01, 2023, 10:53 AM
Abu Dhabi looks to new aviation era as $3bn terminal to open
Once fully operational in November, the new terminal will be able to handle 45 million people a year and process 11,000 passengers per hour
Aviation
August 31, 2023, 9:56 AM
Middle East records strongest post-pandemic tourism rebound globally, HSBC says
Tourist arrivals in the first three months of the year jumped 15 per cent on 2019 levels
Travel and Tourism
August 30, 2023, 7:18 AM
Two people dead as tourist boat sinks in Nile near Luxor
Video from social media shows the boat capsizing in the river
Egypt
August 29, 2023, 8:08 PM
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