Monday 22 July 2019

Careem NOW expands services into Makkah

Careem NOW, a digital platform for delivery of goods and services in the region, has expanded its delivery services to Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The delivery service is already operational in Jeddah and Riyadh and will now be able to deliver to the 1.5 million people who live in Makk


Key forum to promote Bahrain as medical tourism hub

Bahrain is gearing up to host a key forum that aims to promote the kingdom as a destination for medical tourism in the region, said a report. The Business Development Forums Expo 2019 (BDFEX), under the patronage of Supreme Council for Health chairman Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh


Sharjah Tourism organises fun activities at the Expo Centre

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the start of a month of exciting activities at the Expo Centre Sharjah, alongside the Sharjah Summer Festival 2019 celebrations. The ongoing activities at the centre began on July 17 and will run until A

More… sees boom in corporate travel, holiday bookings, a UAE-based premium-experience travel website, has announced that it is on track to achieve a 30 per cent year-on-year growth in its corporate business by the end of 2019 and cross 100,000 transactions. It also announced a 30 per cent rise in holiday travel bookings


Kazakhstan sees surge in tourist numbers

Almaty, the largest metropolis in Kazakhstan, has witnessed a remarkable surge in tourism arrivals from around the globe and most recently from the GCC region. From its beatific and untouched scenery, skiing facilities, and enriched city delights, Almaty has proven itself as a je


Emirates Skywards rolls out new special offers this summer

Members of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, can use travel and shopping spends from their summer holiday this year to earn more Skywards Miles that can get them closer to their next dream getaway. Miles earned through Emirates Skywa


Oman Air launches Renaissance Day offers

As Oman gears up to celebrate the Renaissance Day on July 23, the country's national carrier Oman Air has announced the launch of special offers to mark the occasion. The offer, available on the Oman Air website, can be booked from July 22 to August 3 with travel validity bet


Jordan airport opens 12 new visa counters

Reaffirming its commitment to continually improving its passenger experience, Jordan's Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) has installed 12 new counters dedicated to visa processing and purchasing, divided equally between the southern and northern arrival corridors. The l


DWTC events drive record $3.56bn in value during 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) saw a record Dh13.1 billion ($3.56 billion) in 2018, equivalent to 3.3 percent of the emirate’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) added in incremental retained economic value, it said in a new report. The total corresponding gross output was estim


Dubai Tourism launches new digital audio tours

Following the success of the first ever City-Experience Mini Program launched by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) in collaboration with WeChat, the programme has been further enhanced with the launch of 10 new digital audio tours which are available for

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