Revealed: UAE is world’s most searched destination for 2021

British travellers face the worst possible outcome once the Brexit transition period ends, the government has confirmed. Promises that the European Health Insurance Card (Ehic) scheme would continue have been dashed, meaning travellers to the EU will face sharply increased travel insurance premiums. UK visitors to the European Union are

UAE suspends passenger flights from Pakistan

GCCA said any passengers travellers affected by the decision should follow-up with their respective airlines to reschedule their flights Pakistan is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, with more than 185,000 so far, including 3,695 deaths. The UAE’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GCCA) has announced the suspension of passenger

Covid-19: Blocking off middle seats on planes not necessary, says Boeing exec

Boeing’s director of product marketing Jim Haas said that other, personal safety measures are more important Blocking off middle seats in aircraft is not necessary to protect aircraft passengers from Covid-19 as long as other safety measures such as mandatory face masks are in place, according to Jim Haas, the

Everything you need to know about Dubai's relaxed travel plans

Stranded residents ready to return, overseas travel given the green light and tourists to be welcomed from next month There will be no restrictions on the overseas destinations that citizens and residents can travel to. After months of lockdown restrictions as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic Dubai has

Rent woes weigh heavy on UAE F&B operators, survey shows

A majority of operators report payment deferments from landlords, or no help at all The survey covered 100 restauranteurs of various kinds and sizes. A vast majority of F&B operators in the country are concerned about rent and a lack of support from landlords, according to a new survey. According

UAE to arrange repatriation flights for Indians and other stranded citizens

On leaving the country, people will receive a sticker in their passports, which bears the message “Have a safe flight… we’ll meet again…” The sticker bears the message: “Have a safe flight… we’ll meet again…” Image: GDRFA-Dubai Flights are to be arranged to repatriate stranded Indians and citizens of other

Flydubai allocates six 737-800 planes for cargo operations amid coronavirus

Flydubai has also operated relief flights to a number of destinations impacted by travel restrictions during the pandemic Dubai-based airline Flydubai has allocated six-generation 737-800 aircraft to operate as cargo flights shuttling essential goods amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We recognize that air cargo has an important role to play in

Time Out Dubai launches buy now, eat later initiative, in support of home-grown restaurants

Customers can buy credit that can be redeemed at the chosen Dubai restaurant between September 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 Time Out Tab has been launched to allow customers to purchase credit in advance and help keep much-loved local eateries in business. Time Out Dubai and ITP Media Group