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Emirates and airBaltic are starting codeshare cooperation that will open new, seamless travel opportunities.

Over three million guests visited The Galleria Al Maryah Island during October, setting a footfall record for the destination to date. Coming out of a strong summer which peaked in July with 2,8 million visitors, October’s footfall is a testament to the continued growth and success of The Galleria as a safe shopping destination, offering a curated mix of best-in-class lifestyle, fashion, dining, home and entertainment brands.

According to the Q3 2021 Middle East Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the end of the third quarter (Q3), the hotel construction pipeline in the region stands at 545 projects/168,042 rooms. While the number of total pipeline projects has increased over the previous quarter, project counts are down six percent and room counts are down 19 percent year-over-year (YOY).

Providing expatriate workers, who qualify, with residence visas to stay beyond their working lives and the introductions of a series of other new visa options will be key for tourism and give a boost to attractions, activities and entertainment venues. This will be one of the topics addressed at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which takes place May 8-11.

Etihad Airways has announced the appointment of Nadia Bastaki as chief human resources, organisational development and asset management officer, becoming the first-ever female chief at the national airline of the UAE.

Marriott International  recently  signed an agreement with wasl Hospitality & Leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to bring the W Hotels Worldwide brand to Dubai’s sought-after Jumeirah Beach coastline.

Effective 2 December, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will transfer all Russian operations to the new state-of-the-art International Terminal C at Moscow Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO). 

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled smart systems and platforms aimed at enhancing its administrative and operational procedures.

Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, recently welcomed UAE Team Emirates to its Pavilion. 

 flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, recently announced the start of flights to Sohar in Oman becoming the first airline to operate this route from Dubai.