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Free UAE visa for Select Tourists this Summer

Tourists travelling to the UAE during the summer won’t need to pay visa fees for dependents aged 18 years or below, the Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship has announced. The fee exemption will be applicable between July 15 and September 15 every year and is expected to boost tourist numbers during the off peak …

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Emirates to launch 46 additional flights to Saudi Arabia during Hajj

Emirates will introduce 46 additional flights to and from Jeddah and Madinah between July 27 and August 22, to facilitate travel for thousands of Hajj pilgrims. The new flights will run alongside Emirates’s existing services to the Saudi cities, and will be open to all travellers holding a valid Hajj visa. The airline is expecting …

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Emirates announces plans to go single use plastic-free

Emirates

Emirates is the latest major business to announce its plans to go plastic-free, and stop use of the use of single-use plastic products on its aircraft. The airline has said that its entire network has already reduced the number of single-use plastics on-board – with the start of June seeing plastic straws replaced with eco-friendly …

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New Evening Ferry will sail around Dubai’s Landmarks

Burj Khalifa

The air-conditioned cruise takes in the Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, the Spice Souk and La Mer. With summer upon us in Dubai, perhaps one of the nicest place to be is by the water. So it’s good timing that the Roads and Transport Authority has launched a new evening ferry service to sail travellers around …

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New Rove Hotel opens at Dubai Parks & Resorts with Special offer

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Rove Hotels has brought its contemporary, midscale hospitality offering to Dubai Parks & Resorts, with the opening of its sixth property in Dubai. Rove At The Park offers 579 rooms, including interconnecting family rooms to cater to families and larger groups. Guests have easy access to the 100-plus rides and attractions across Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood …

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The oldest Christian site in the UAE is now open to the public

A monastery from the 7th to the 8th century that was discovered in Abu Dhabi back in 1992 has just been made available for public viewing. Now called Church and Monastery of Sir Bani Yas, the site is located in the UAE’s capital on the eastern side of Sir Bani Yas Island and is 1,400 …

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Tourists to be given free SIM cards on arrival at Dubai Airport

Dubai Airport

Dubai is set to become the first city in the world to offer tourists free SIM cards on arrival at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The du SIM cards will be given to all tourists over the age of 18, and will come loaded with complimentary minutes and data. Free SIM card provides three minutes of …

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Tourists to Recover VAT through Self-Service kiosks

Self-service kiosks have been set up across all the ports included in the Tax Refunds for Tourists Scheme in order to allow tourists to recover Value Added Tax, VAT, when leaving the UAE. The kiosks are operated by Planet, the company enlisted by the Federal Tax Authority, FTA, to operate the system for the Tax Refunds …

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Dubai is the Place to be this Summer with DSS

DSS

With nearly a week to go until the start of the 22nd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) announced the highlights of this year’s exciting and fun-filled programme. Running from 21 June until 3 August 2019, DSS will bring residents and visitors an incredible six-week line-up of retail promotions, …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi Announces major Exhibitions for New Season

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s 2019-2020 season will launch in September and will include four exhibitions to explore how the arts have channelled and acted as a witness to society throughout history. It will be accompanied by live performances, world-renowned installations, music, poetry and family events. Commenting on the new season, Manuel Rabaté, Director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, …