Q&A: What to keep in mind before travelling to the UAE?

Overwhelmed by the travel procedures to and from Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Here is a simple, straightforward Q&A that will assist passengers to make well-informed decisions ahead of their travels.

Q1. What category of passengers can travel to the UAE?

Q2. Which Emirates are issuing visit visas?

Dubai and Sharjah. Abu Dhabi is yet to issue visit or tourist visas

Q3. Who can travel to Abu Dhabi?

You will only

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Etihad rolls out UAE govt employee travel programme, offers 15% discount



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Etihad rolls out UAE govt employee travel programme, offers 15% discount

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways is offering federal government employees up to 15 per cent off on flights with the launch of its UAE Government Employee Travel Programme.

Travellers who enrol into the programme for free will be able to check in at Abu Dhabi International Airport using

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luxury properties 5 times bigger than London, for the same price? Chinese investment in UAE hits an all-time high thanks to Belt and Road Initiative



a row of blue water: Emaar Beachfront Dubai is a new high-end area with its own mall and marina in the emirate of Dubai, UAE. Photo: Luxuryproperty.com


Emaar Beachfront Dubai is a new high-end area with its own mall and marina in the emirate of Dubai, UAE. Photo: Luxuryproperty.com

Traditionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was not a likely destination for Chinese property investment – until it emerged as a regional hub for the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

According to a report by Savills, China spent US$71.1 billion in the Middle East between 2014 and 2017

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UAE residents welcome Indian apex court’s order on air ticket refunds

Dubai: UAE residents welcome the Supreme Court of India’s judgement directing that all airline tickets that were cancelled during the COVID-19 lockdown are refunded.

A three-judge panel, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, passed the order after considering recommendations from the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to refund ticket fares.

The timeframe for airline companies to refund the ticket charges to passengers is March 31 next year, the court has ordered.

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COVID-19: Travelling from UAE to India? Check the new state-wise quarantine rules

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Dubai: Passengers travelling from the UAE to India for certain urgent and essential short visits need not undergo mandatory quarantine in some states that have recently relaxed quarantine rules, Gulf News can reveal.

Some states have relaxed quarantine rules for international passengers on short business visits, while some have become lenient for certain other categories of passengers as well.

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Many Indian expats based in Kuwait stuck in the UAE amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Kuwait has announced travel restrictions for flights from about 35 countries.
  • Only 1,500 passengers are being allowed into Kuwait per day.
  • Ticket prices, which generally range between Dh300-500, are now going for as high as Dh8,000.
  • Indian expats in Kuwait are flying through the UAE as direct flights are not available.

Dubai: Thousands of expats, mostly Indian, based in Kuwait, who were looking to fly to their country of residence

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Thousands of expats from Kuwait stuck in the UAE amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Kuwait has announced travel restrictions for flights from about 35 countries.
  • Only 1,500 passengers are being allowed into Kuwait per day.
  • Ticket prices, which generally range between Dh300-500, are now going for as high as Dh8,000.
  • Indian expats in Kuwait are flying through the UAE as direct flights are not available.

Dubai: Thousands of expats from Kuwait, who were looking to fly to their country of residence from their home

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Zarnish Khan Takes A Road Trip To The Jebel Jais Mountains In UAE [Pictures]

Popular actress and model Zarnish Khan is on an adventurous road trip to Jebel Jais in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Jo Tu Chahey star took to her social media account on Instagram to share some breathtaking clicks with her fans and followers.

 

 

Zarnish Khan is a talented model turned actress who has quickly become one of the most popular figures in the showbiz industry. Despite having no professional

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Travelling to UAE? Check the mandatory requirements for Covid-19 negative RT PCR test

Are you planning to travel to UAE in the coronavirus pandemic? The Air India Express has mandated the requirement of a valid negative Covid-19 test report for passengers travelling to the UAE. This is mandatory for the passengers above 12 years of age. AI Express has also said that the test report should be present in the printed form, from a govt-approved lab in India (ICMR/verified designated lab).

“Things to

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UAE residents travelling with Etihad will now have to wear tracking wristbands



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It has been announced by Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad that passengers travelling into the UAE will have to wear tracking wristbands during their 14-day quarantine.

In their announcement, it was confirmed a medically-approved tag will be given to travellers arriving into Abu Dhabi International airport after they clear immigration, whatever country they arriving from.

“On arrival into Abu

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American Hospital offers COVID-19 test at Dh150 for UAE residents travelling by Emirates



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Dubai: The American Hospital is offering a special price of Dh150 for the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test to passengers travelling by Emirates airline.

The offer is available at the main American Hospital in Oudh Metha and at its outreach clinics in Media City, Al Barsha and Al Khwaneej, said a spokesperson for the

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Travelling from UAE to India? Check the new state-wise quarantine rules

Dubai: Passengers travelling from the UAE to India for certain urgent and essential short visits need not undergo mandatory quarantine in some states that have recently relaxed quarantine rules, Gulf News can reveal.

Some states have relaxed quarantine rules for international passengers on short business visits, while some have become lenient for certain other categories of passengers as well.

This is in addition to the exemption previously declared for people

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