JA Beach Hotel is Back – Beautified, Bigger and Better!
JA Beach Hotel has completed a renovation of the entire building facade, now showcasing sleek all-glass balconies and new furniture, giving guests panoramic sea views of the 800 metre private beach Described as the ‘original heritage hotel at the heart of the action’, the much-loved and award-winning JA Beach... Read more
Saudi Nationals Can Now Visit 63 Countries Without a Visa
Out of all 200 countries in the world, you’re going to be surprised to know that with your Saudi passport you can now visit 63 countries without a prior visa. Those countries are welcoming you now with open arms, so you have absolutely no excuse to stop you from grabing your... Read more
Diwali Night at Zabeel Park
Get into the spirit of Diwali with a special celebration at the Zabeel Park Amphitheatre on 18 October. Come along with family and friends as you dress in your festive best to be in the running to win the Best Dressed competition. The main highlights at Diwali Night include... Read more
Japan Woos Chinese Tourists Amid Rise in Arrivals
Chinese businessman John Li’s parents fought against invading Japanese troops during World War II and have never set foot in Japan. But Mr Li fell in love with Japan after visiting it and cannot stop going back. Many elderly Chinese still have vivid memories of Japan’s wartime atrocities and... Read more
United Arab Emirates Lifts a Ban for its Citizens to Travel to Lebanon
The United Arab Emirates has lifted a ban for its citizens to travel to Lebanon, according to the state-run news agency WAM. The announcement coincided with a visit to Abu Dhabi by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Harari, who has been touring Gulf states in an effort to shore up... Read more
Saudis Arabia to Allow Unmarried Tourist Couples to Share Hotel Rooms
In a move seen as an attempt to further promote tourism to Saudi Arabia, authorities will now allow unmarried tourist couples to stay in the same hotel room. Previously, visitors to the ultraconservative Sunni Muslim kingdom had to provide proof of marriage; now, they will only have to provide... Read more
Pakistan Regains Status as Favored Tourist Destination
Improved security control in face of terrorism allows focus on country’s stunning beauty, cultural diversity    – In March 2019, Pakistan introduced an e-visa policy. “Pakistan opening its doors to the world is the manifestation of the new confidence that the security situation has significantly changed and Pakistan is now... Read more
Influencers Face Criticism for Saudi Arabia Travel #Ads
A handful of popular Instagram influencers are facing backlash online after taking part in a sponsored ad campaign for Saudi Arabia. The kingdom’s tourism board and a program called Gateway KSA have given supervised trips to popular travel bloggers as the country prepares to expand its visa program. Saudi... Read more
Saudi Arabia Plans to Let More Foreign Tourists Have Visas
So, who wants to go to Saudi Arabia? The government is about to find out. The country said on Friday that it would open up the country to international tourists, announcing a new visa program for citizens of 49 countries that is intended to diversify the economy and reduce... Read more
Tour Operator Thomas Cook Collapses, Leaving Hundreds of Thousands of Travelers Stranded
LONDON — The tour operator and airline Thomas Cook said on Monday that it had collapsed, leaving hundreds of thousands of travelers stranded and scrambling to find a way home, after last-minute negotiations to obtain necessary financing for the debt-ridden company fell apart. “We are sorry to announce that... Read more