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Singapore, Dubai, Maldives launch campaigns to woo Indian tourists

Despite lockdown restrictions, some short-haul destinations such as Singapore, UAE and Maldives are trying to woo Indian tourists with...

Global

Indian government allows tourist visa holders to fly to UAE, US, UK and Canada under air bubble agreement

This includes those with tourist, business, student and transit visas.

Travel

Emirates to cover COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs in industry first

This cover is provided free of cost to all Emirates customers regardless of class of travel or destination.

Covid-19

International flights to resume to select destinations, says Indian Aviation Minister

The Indian Union Civil Aviation Ministry announced that limited international flights are set to start operations to the United States from...

Global

Indian Embassy in UAE removes restrictions on passport renewal applications

Embassy of India Abu Dhabi has decided to remove all restrictions on passport renewal applications from July 15.

UAE

Hero is what Hero does: Salman Khan to Indians in UAE

Bollywood actor Salman Khan conveyed a special message to the Indian diaspora in the UAE, as the country continues its battle against...

UAE

Two special flights to operate from UAE to India on May 7

Two special flights to operate from UAE to India on May 7 2020. as the Government of India undertakes the massive task of repatriating them...

UAE

Indians stranded in UAE due to COVID-19 can register at Indian mission’s online portal

Stranded Indian diaspora, visitors and expatriates in the UAE, due to COVID-19 restrictions, can now register their interest to return home...

UAE

COVID-19 round up from the UAE

COVID-19 round up from the UAE with updates from various ministries as well as airlines and immigration.

UAE

Visitors stuck in UAE due to COVID-19 border closures granted stay extension

Visitors stuck in UAE due to COVID-19 border closures granted stay extension to stay legitimately in the country

UAE

Temporary suspension of Indian passport services in the UAE amid COVID-19

Temporary suspension of Indian passport services in the UAE amid COVID-19

UAE

Emirates reverses suspension of passenger flights decision, initiates salary cuts for employees due to COVID 19

Emirates announces suspension of passenger flights but later reverses the decision and initiates salary cuts for employees due to COVID 19.

UAE

COVID-19: Passengers stranded in UAE airports due to suspension of all visas

The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has suspended many visas as a preventive and precautionary measure to contain the...

Covid-19

Touring Dubai from the comfort and safety of your home

Visit several sites of interest across Dubai while sitting in the safety and comfort of your home through an online platform offered by the...

Covid-19

14-day quarantine for travellers to India from UAE and other GCC countries

The Indian Ministry of Health extends compulsory quarantine of a minimum of 14 days for all passengers coming in from and transiting through...

Covid-19

UAE suspends all tourist visas, shuts down tourist attractions and entertainment destinations to break COVID-19 spread

UAE and Oman suspend visas to all foreigners, Dubai and Sharjah shut down tourist attractions and entertainment destinations to break...

Covid-19

Airfare to India from UAE plunges due to coronavirus

Coronavuirus fears have resulted in a significant drop in demand for air-tickets from the UAE to India as well as to other sectors.

UAE

Saudi Arabia restricts arrivals to and from 9 countries, including UAE, due to coronavirus concerns

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Sadi Arabia is currently 15.

UAE

Expats and residents in the UAE urged to curb travel out of the country amid COVID-19 spread

Expats and residents in the Middle East who are planning to travel out of the country have been asked by the United Arab Emirates’...

UAE

India becomes largest tourism source market for Abu Dhabi

Tourism in Abu Dhabi has seen a significant growth in 2019, with the emirate welcoming a record 11.35 million visitors through the year, a...

Travel

Saudi Arabia bans religious visits to Mecca and Medina over coronavirus fears

Saudi Arabia has suspended visas for religious pilgrims visiting the Kingdom and Mecca or Medina for the purpose of Úmrah’ and visiting...

UAE

Bur Dubai Hindu temple opens in time for Mahashivratri after fire

Located in the centre of Souq Al Baniyan, the temple is visited by thousands of Hindu expatriates in Dubai.

UAE

Counting down to Dubai Shopping festival, one of the world's largest

The 25 edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival starts on 26 December 2019 and runs up to 1 February 2020

UAE

Free 48 hour transit visa for UAE passengers

Passengers transiting through the UAE’s airports can avail of a free transit visa valid for 48 hours.

UAE

Visa-on-arrival for Emiratis after first visit to India

New scheme whereby UAE nationals, who have visited India once, will be eligible for the visa-on-arrival scheme from their next visit...

UAE