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India becomes Dubai’s top source market with 2.1 million tourists

India retained the top spot on Dubai’s list of source markets in 2017, contributing 2.1 million visitors and becoming the first country to cross the two-million mark in a single year. The country’s performance represented a 15 per cent year-on-year increase and validated, among other factors, the success of Dubai Tourism’s ongoing collaboration with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the...
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Emirates, flydubai announce more codeshare routes

-by Gulf News Emirates and flydubai announced on Tuesday more routes they will be codesharing on in 2018 including Krakow and Catania, offering passengers more connectivity. In a statement, Emirates said it will begin codesharing with flydubai on flights to the Polish city of Krakow from April 8, and on flights to Catania in Italy from June 13. This follows the partnership between the two...
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Arrive early for holiday flights, Dubai airport advises

-by Gulf News Dubai International Airport has urged passengers flying between December 15 and 23 to reach the airport with plenty of time to spare as more than eight million passengers are expected to pass through the facility this month. “December is one of the busiest months of our year; on some days, there will be more than 250,000 passengers travelling through the three terminals. This...
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XDubai unveils world’s longest urban zipline

-by Tourism Breaking News Taking ziplining to the extreme, XDubai launched the new XLine, the world’s longest, steepest and fastest urban zipline. Set in Dubai Marina, the new XLine measures an astonishing 1 kilometre, with a travel of an average of 80 kilometres per hour. Building on the earlier archetype, the new XLine literally goes the distance, doubling in length and offering daring duos...
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Finland visa centre opens in UAE

-by Tourism Breaking News wo new Finland Visa Application Centres have been launched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai by the Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi, enabling applicants to submit visa applications and enrol for biometrics. The Abu Dhabi centre, centrally located at Shining Tower on Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street, was inaugurated by H E Riitta Swan, Ambassador of Finland to the United Arab...
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World’s longest zip line puts RAK on top

-by Travel & Tourism News Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), has announced that the world’s longest and highest zip line will officially open on the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, in December 2017. With the exact length of the zip line remaining a closely-guarded secret until the multi-million dollar adventure tourism product’s opening, the zip line will propel the...
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Five countries that UAE residents can visit visa-free

-by Khaleej Times A quick look at the world map will reveal that the UAE has an interesting geographical location. It provides easy access to many countries. That is why the country is not only a well-known tourist destination but also a travel hub. In fact, the Dubai airport is one of the world’s busiest. And since many of us live in a country that is friendly for travellers, there are...
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Emirates adds flights to KSA for Hajj

-by Tourism Breaking News Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to Medina from August 17 until September 11 to help serve 2 million pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca during Hajj this year. These services will run in parallel with Emirates’ regularly scheduled services to Jeddah. The airline will also be operating its A380 to...
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Philippine Airlines offers free onboard Wi-Fi

-by Philippine Airlines Under the new initiative, PAL will provide 30 minutes or 15MB of complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi to passengers in all classes. If they want to connect for longer, passengers can choose to purchase a series of Wi-Fi packages. The free service was launched following a trial and is now available on all PAL aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi. “The free Wi-Fi offer was very well...
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