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India to Offer 5-Year E-Tourist Visa

On Tuesday (August 20), Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel announced that India will introduce a flexible e-tourist visa regime based on tourist footfall, with a higher fee for July to March (peak period) and a considerably lower fee during April to June (lean period). Patel shared in his speech at the inauguration of a meeting with… Read more

Jumeirah Group Expected to Cut Around 500 Jobs Amid Slowdown in Tourism

With the on-going preparations for the Expo 2020 Dubai, companies particularly in the hospitality and tourism sectors have been keen on introducing new facilities and services for the expected surge in visitors and guests for the global event. However, the projections do not seem to add up, because majority of Dubai’s hotels have seen stunted… Read more

Abu Dhabi Gov’t Adjusts Fees to Boost Tourism

With the current drop in the oil prices not only in the UAE but across all countries in the Middle East, various governments in the UAE are now looking at other sectors that could drive profit in place of the inconsistent turnaround from the oil sector. With this vision at the back burner, the Abu… Read more

dubai global village open

Dubai Global Village is on it’s 23rd season and opens today, October 30, 2018. This famous Dubai attraction will once again entertain visitors with food, entertainment, shows, rides and activities. Some of its new features include a 58-meter Ferris wheel, circus and floaing market. Every year, millions of guests come to this spot in Dubailand to join the festivities,… Read more

Dubai Royal Tries Out Human Slingshot Ride at Kite Beach 7

Aside from HH Sheikh Hamdan, who leads an active lifestyle, there’s another Dubai royal who obviously has a taste for adventure… Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, who is better known as “Uncle Saeed” on social media. ALSO READ: HH Prince Hamdan Invites Everyone to Participate in Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 On Wednesday, the… Read more

How to Claim Tourist Vat Refund in the UAE

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has released an announcement last October 22 (Monday) regarding the implementation of the Tax Refund for Tourists Scheme.  Under this scheme, tourists will be allowed to refund VAT for purchases made at participating retail brands through designated refund outlets starting November 18. ALSO READ: WARNING: Avoid False Info and… Read more

If you happen to travel to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to “Old Town Tbilisi.” Commonly referred to as Tbilisi Historic District, this place is known for its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and historic monuments. Several years ago, the government of Tbilisi launched a program to “revive” Old Town… Read more

Spanning an area of 1700 square kilometers, Ras Al Khaimah is the fourth-largest emirate in the UAE. It is situated along the east of the Persian Gulf, on the northern part of the country. About half of the population of Ras Al Khaimah are Emiratis. In recent years, the emirate has witnessed massive developments in… Read more

“I can show you the world… shining, shimmering, splendid…” Sounds familiar? These are the lines from the soundtrack of a famous Disney animated film about a street-smart young man, a beautiful princess, and a mischievous genie. Yes, I am talking about “Aladdin”! If you loved the film, then get ready for “Aladdin City,” a mega-project… Read more

Fujairah is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE, with an area of 1,450 square kilometers. Notably, it is the only emirate that is not located on the Persian Gulf. Instead, you will find it on the Gulf of Oman, situated on the eastern part of the country. This fascinating emirate is filled with spectacular mountains… Read more

Spanning a total land area of 800 square kilometers, Umm Al Quwain is one of the smaller emirates in the UAE. Located between Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, this emirate also happens to have the smallest population in the country. Despite its size, Umm Al Quwain has a flourishing economy based on agriculture, fishing, livestock… Read more

In terms of land area, Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE, with an area of only 460 square kilometers. You will find it on the western coast of the country, along the Gulf Coast. Even though it is the smallest in size, however, Ajman has the fifth-largest population in the UAE. Majority of… Read more

Sharjah is the third-largest emirate in the UAE. It may not be as well known as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but it is fast becoming a popular destination in the country. One interesting fact about Sharjah is that it is the only emirate that has land on both the Arabian Gulf Coast and the Gulf… Read more