Category: Travel

RIF Trust hosts Vanuatu Citizenship by Investment Webinar

Image Credit: Supplied Vanuatu is a small tropical island nation which is part of the British Commonwealth. Featuring some of the happiest people in the world, the Southwestern Pacific island is renowned for its warm water, diving, active volcanoes, tropical…

Sheikh Hamdan’s college in Dundee: A college that inspires students to aim for the skies

Al Maktoum College of Higher Education, Dundee, Scotland Image Credit: Supplied ‘Small in size but great in our ambition’ is the slogan that aptly sums up the Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland. Funded primarily by the…

A traveller’s worst nightmare: Testing positive for COVID-19

Illustrative image: When a person gets ill far from home, even if they speak the language, knowing what to do in the midst of a developing crisis is daunting Image Credit: Supplied Late last year, Jose Arellano, a U.S. Navy…

The serene JA Manafaru in the Maldives

Image Credit: Supplied Positioned at the most northern tip of Maldives in the beautiful Haa Alifu Atoll, the magnificently serene all-inclusive JA Manafaru offers privacy and distance from other islands as it sits idyllically where the Arabian Sea meets the vast…

Travel advisory: UAE Embassy in Cairo alerts tourists of new US$25 entry visa fee to Egypt

From March 21, 2021, tourists from Arab countries and the GCC will be charged with entry visa fees. Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: Arab and Gulf tourists will soon have to pay a new visa fee to enter Egypt, according to…

RIF Trust hosts St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Programme Webinar

Image Credit: St Lucia is often referred to as the “Helen of the West” for the island’s immense beauty. Visitors and residents of St Lucia are spoiled for choice with its iconic Piton Mountains, pristine beaches and waterfalls, “drive-in” volcano,…

UAE, Israel discuss establishing quarantine-free travel corridor

The UAE, Israeli and US flags sway in the wind at the Abu Dhabi airport at the arrival of the first-ever commercial flight from Israel to the UAE, on August 31, 2020. Image Credit: AFP Abu Dhabi: The Governments of the…

Is Migrating to Canada in 2021 a good idea?

Image Credit: Y-Axis On Friday, February 26 at 2 PM GST, UAE’s largest and most trusted Immigration Consultant Y-Axis will be holding a Free Canada Webinar for the curious as well as the interested. Since 1999, Y-Axis has assisted many…

Google fined $1 million for misleading French hotel rankings

In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo a woman walks below a Google sign on the campus in Mountain View, Calif. Photo for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: AP Paris: Google has agreed to pay a fine of 1.1 million euros ($1.3…

Dear Reader, Gulf News is innovating again

Image Credit: Gulf News/Seyyed Llata Gulf News has been your trusted source of information for more than 40 years. We have evolved and innovated with the times, adopting new media and design to bring you content that is fact-checked and…

Sri Lankan cuisine | Destinations – Gulf News

Sri Lankan dishes at Plantation Villa, a wellness resort just south of Colombo Image Credit: Supplied A common greeting in Sinhalese, the most widely spoken language in Sri Lanka, is “Have you eaten rice?” That underscores how seriously Sri Lankans…

Ras Al Khaimah adds a new landmark with the longest suspended bridge in the Northern Emirates

Dubai: Ras Al Khaimah has achieved another architectural landmark that will add to its touristic attractions – The longest suspended bridge that connects the two buildings on Al Marjan Island. The project has a development value of Dh543 million. At 36 metres…

Abu Dhabi adds Bahrain to list of Green Countries exempted from quarantine

Manama’s city skyline. Image Credit: Shutterstock Abu Dhabi: Passengers travelling from countries, regions and territories exempted from quarantine has increased from 17 nations to 18, according to the updated list issued by Abu Dhabi’s tourism authority. In the list of…

COVID-19: Dubai passengers returning to Scotland now have to quarantine for 10 days

As of January 11, 2021, passengers travelling to Scotland from Dubai will have to undergo a quarantine period of 10 days. Image Credit: AFP Dubai: Passengers travelling from Dubai to Scotland will now be required to quarantine for 10 days,…

Video: Dubai Tourism releases a song celebrating Dubai

Dubai Image Credit: Supplied Dubai: The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) on Friday announced the global release of ‘Ya Salam Ya Dubai’, a new iconic song that celebrates what makes Dubai one of the best cities in the…

Mangrove Beach in Umm Al Qaiwain opens to visitors

UMM AL QAIWAIN: The “Mangrove Beach” in Khor Al Yeefrah, Umm Al Qaiwain, has opened to visitors from around the emirates. The Department of Tourism and Antiquities of Umm Al Qaiwain is continuing to prepare for the official inauguration of…

COVID-19: Oman to start issuing tourist visas

Illustrative image Image Credit: Gulf News Archives Dubai: A decision has been taken on Monday by the Supreme Committee to deal with COVID-19 to allow the issuance of tourist visas to enter the Sultanate. A statement issued online by Oman…

All you need to know to apply for visas to travel abroad from UAE amid COVID-19 restrictions

Image Credit: Dubai: A number of countries have resumed visa services in the UAE amid COVID-19 pandemic allowing holiday makers to travel abroad during the winter holiday season. Those planning to travel abroad now need to follow some new guidelines…

See how Volkswagen is turning Greek island climate neutral

The project will be centred around an entirely new transport system with digital mobility services, including an all-electric year-round ridesharing service designed to improve upon the current very limited local bus service. Image Credit: Supplied The Volkswagen Group and Greece…

Baros Maldives resort | Travel – Gulf News

Image Credit: Supplied This year has turned many of our travel plans upside down. Previous wish lists of short weekend city breaks are now fraught with concerns about social distancing and unexpected sudden lockdowns. Our priorities have changed from ticking-off…

Japan: A country of endless discovery

Japan is easily one of the most stunning places in the world Image Credit: Shutterstock Highlight Combining ancient culture with exquisite natural landscapes and dazzling modernity, Japan has something to entice every traveller One visit is all it takes to…

COVID-19: How Dubai Airport security remains on high level to ensure smooth travel?

Major General Pilot Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief for Ports Affairs, said the outbreak of the pandemic forced the airport security across the world to change their security methods. File photo Image Credit: Dubai Police Dubai: Dubai…

Gorgeous Germany | Travel – Gulf News

Moritzburg Palace in Dresden Image Credit: German National Tourist Office Where history unfolds For those, who enjoy a journey back in time, Germany ticks all the boxes, with 25,000 castles and palaces spread all over the country. Surrounded by stunning…

Dubai COVID-19 travel rules, guidelines: Everything you should know

Dubai Airport Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News Dubai: On Friday, Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management announced a number of changes to the travel protocol for passengers arriving or departing from Dubai. These changes, authorities said, were aimed at…

COVID-19 Sharjah airport rules: Negative PCR test result mandatory, no pre-approval required

Dubai: The Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management Committee in Sharjah announced on Wednesday a set of rules for passengers flying through the Sharjah International Airport. The guidelines are in line with the authority’s efforts to preserve public health and limit the spread…

COVID-19: Residents travelling with Etihad will have to wear a tracking wristband

Passengers landing at Abu Dhabi will be required to wear a tracking wristband during their 14-day quarantine, according to the latest Etihad update. Image Credit: Abu Dhabi: All passengers arriving in Abu Dhabi will now be required to wear a…

Book a flight to nowhere: Singapore Airlines offers flights starting and ending at same place

Singapore Airlines Ltd. is planning so-called flights to nowhere – trips that start and end at the same airport – in an attempt to boost its grounded passenger business, the Straits Times reported Friday, citing unidentified people. The flights from…

UAE passengers flying to India no longer need to register with Indian missions

Dubai: UAE residents planning to fly to India aboard any flight now need not register with the Indian missions in the UAE anymore. They can now proceed to directly book their tickets with the airline they are flying on. This…

Dubai-Kerala jet crash: These two UAE-based expats missed the ill-fated Air Indian Express flight at the last moment

Indian expat Noufal Moin (centre) with his friends after he was off-loaded from the ill-fate Air India Express flight due to non-payment of visa fine. Image Credit: Dubai: Even as the tragedy of Air India Express plane crash has devastated…

Watch: How Dubai Airport is ensuring safety and ease of travel in the aftermath of COVID-19

Passengers seen arriving at Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport as Dubai reopened international travel for tourists and residents. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/ Gulf News Dubai: Dubai International Airport’s new system to travel through the facility post-pandemic has gained travellers’…

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