Category: Travel

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’…

Indonesia reviewing plan to reopen tourist areas to foreigners

Indonesia is reviewing a plan to reopen its tourist areas to foreign visitors amid concerns that such a move could compromise the country’s effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir said. Thohir, who is…

Dubai residents from India still need GDRFA approval to fly back to UAE, clarifies Air India Express

Dubai: If you have a Dubai residence visa and are flying back to Dubai from India, you must have a return permit from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA), the Indian budget airline Air India Express has…

Travel update: UAE nationals need consulate approval when flying to Europe

Dubai: Emirates airline has confirmed that UAE nationals are required to obtain approval from the consulate general of their destination before flying out to Europe. The consular approval is required for all European destinations except the United Kingdom and Greece.…

Airlines allowed to carry Indians holding visit visas on flights to UAE

Indian holding visit visas are now allowed by their government to travel to UAE. Photo for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Gulf News/achive Dubai: Indians who hold any type of valid UAE visa can now travel from India to the…

Good news: No more ICA travel permit for UAE residents landing in Abu Dhabi from August 11

Dubai: Great news for UAE residents who are stranded abroad and waiting to come back to the UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport has informed the airlines that UAE residents stranded abroad are not required to get mandatory ICA travel permit…

COVID-19: Gilgit-Baltistan reopens for tourism as Pakistan flattens curve

Having flattened the coronavirus curve, Pakistan’s scenic Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is all set to welcome domestic and international tourists albeit with strict safety measures in place from tomorrow. Image Credit: Supplied Islamabad: Pakistan’s scenic Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) is all set to welcome…

Emirates sees busy Eid holidays, reports higher travel bookings

Dubai: Dubai’s Emirates airline said it is seeing an increase in interest and bookings since Dubai reopened on July 7, in a sign that the emirate’s tourism industry may be finally making a comeback. The airline has seen more than…

28 UAE staycation deals for summer 2020

edbb560a-795c-4eb9-8e92-d371dc1651ed Image Credit: Supplied This is the best time to go on a staycation in the UAE.  All hotels and resorts listed here should be following physical distancing standards by ensuring that guests are standing at least 2 metres away…

29 UAE staycation deals for summer 2020

edbb560a-795c-4eb9-8e92-d371dc1651ed Image Credit: Supplied This is the best time to go on a staycation in the UAE.  All hotels and resorts listed here should be following physical distancing standards by ensuring that guests are standing at least 2 metres away…

Fake pilots: 32 European countries advised not to use Pakistani pilots after ‘dubious licences’ reports

Pakistani pilots may face flying ban in the European Union countries following ‘dubious’ licences reports. Photo for illustrative purpose only. Image Credit: Dubai: Pakistan pilots faced another major blow, as they are likely to be banned from flying in the…

COVID-19: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wants the world to remove travel restrictions

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan urges the need to lift coronavirus related international travel restrictions imposed on Pakistan and other developing countries. Image Credit: Twitter/PMO Dubai: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the need to remove travel restrictions imposed…

Y-Axis keen to help immigration aspirants despite Coronavirus situation

The Y-Axis Dubai Team Image Credit: Supplied Migrating to another country is a difficult process and involves crucial decisions. Helping aspiring immigrants since several years, Y-Axis www.y-axis.ae are Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants and has the reach, knowledge & expertise to…

Oman: No fines for expired tourist visas until mid-July

Cairo: Oman has said that no fines are being levied for expired tourist visas until July 15, as the country is battling to stem the new coronavirus and prop up the economy. “Currently, there are no fines on holders of…

India: Taj Mahal to reopen on July 6

A view of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India Image Credit: Gulf News archive Agra: The Tourism industry captains in Agra have welcomed the decision of the Union Culture Ministry to reopen the Taj Mahal and other ASI protected monuments…

UAE: Permit needed for citizens, residents to travel abroad

Abu Dhabi: Residents and citizens will be allowed to travel abroad only if they fall into certain categories and after they have obtained a permit for travel. Salem Al Zaabi, acting chief of state for emergency, crisis and disaster in the…

COVID-19: Emirates airline resumes passengers’ flights to and from Pakistan

Emirates announces to resume flights to Pakistan after COVID-19 testing issue resolved. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive Dubai: Emirates airline has resumed passengers’ flights to and from Pakistan from July 1 after temporary suspension of eight days. However, all passengers…

COVID-19: Kuwait eases restrictions as it enters Phase 2 of reopening of economy

Most shopping malls have limited the number of customers per store while implementing the two-metre distance rule throughout their premises. Image Credit: Kuwait City: Kuwait has opened shopping malls, allowed 30 per cent of private and public sector employees to…

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