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Emirates to fly Dubai-Bali twice a day

The-Emirates-Boeing-777-300ER-2-300x2001April 7 (TravelAndy): Emirates will start it second daily flight between Dubai and the Indonesia tourist hotspot Bali from July 2, 2017.

Operated by Emirates’ popular Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration with 42 seats in Business Class and 386 seats in Economy Class. The outbound flight EK360 will depart from Dubai at 0125hrs and arrive in I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at 1430hrs, the airline said.

This service will connect seamlessly with a number of destinations across Europe, including Amsterdam, Moscow, Paris and London. It will also enable passengers to connect domestically to the nearby cities of Surabaya, Makassar and Lombok.

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Emirates to fly Dubai-Cambodia from July 1

The-Emirates-Boeing-777-300ER-2March 3 (TravelAndy): Emirates will launch its maiden flight on the Dubai-Cambodia route on July 1, 2017.

It will operate daily flights on this route with one stop at Yangon in Myanmar, said the airline.

The flight will depart from Dubai at 09.15 and arrive in Yangon at 17.25. It will leave Yangon at 18.55 and reach Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh at 21.25. The return flight leaves Phnom Penh at 23.10 and arrives in Dubai at 05.40 the next morning, after a stopover at Yangon. Continue Reading →

UAE visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens

The skyline of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The skyline of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

January 24 (TravelAndy): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced visa-on-arrival facility for Chinese visitors.

We have approved a decision to grant visas on arrival at the country’s airports to visitors from the People’s Republic of China,” Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai tweeted in his official Twitter account.

Previously, Chinese citizens had to apply for a visa before their arrival in the UAE. Continue Reading →

Ras Al Khaimah to open ‘via ferrata’ for climbers

Logo squareNovember 16 (TravelAndy): To encourage adventure tourism, Ras Al Khaimah, one of the emirates comprising the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will officially inaugurate its newly built ‘via ferrata’, an iron path connecting mountains.

A via ferrata is a secured climbing route, which is equipped with steel cables, ladders and fixed anchorages, that facilitates safe trekking, climbing and hiking along mountain trails.

This via ferrata is built across Jebel Jais, the highest mountain peak in UAE. This is the first commercial via ferrata built by the Emirates. Continue Reading →

Jet Airways to fly Kozhikode-Sharjah from Oct 30

rp_jet-300x2001-300x200.jpgOctober 12 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways has announced a daily flight service from Kozhikode to Sharjah, from October 30.

Kozhikode is the closest airport to Kerala’s beautiful Wayanad district, which attracts a significant number of tourists.

The outbound flight will depart Kozhikode at 21.25 and arrive in Sharjah at 23.55. The return flight will depart Sharjah at 16.20 and arrive in Kozhikode at 21.45, said the airline. Continue Reading →

Etihad to fly Abu Dhabi-Venice from Oct 30

An Etihad A380 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

An Etihad A380 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

August 18 (TravelAndy): Etihad Airwaysis all set to launch daily services between Abu Dhabi and Venice in Italy from October 30.

The daily flight service will depart from at 02.30 and reach Venice at 06.40. On its return journey, the flight will leave Venice at 10.55 and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 19.55.

“Launching our service to Venice further supports a very popular passenger route between Italy, our Abu Dhabi hub and onwards throughout Etihad Airways’ growing network, as far afield as Australia,” Kevin Knight, chief strategy and planning officer, Etihad Airways, said the airline in a statement. Continue Reading →

India extends e-visa to UAE tourists

The skyline of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The skyline of Abu Dhabi, UAE.

April 10 (TravelAndy): Citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who intend to visit India for tourism, can now get an e-visa.

The tourists need  to carry a printout of the e-tourist visa (e-TV), which will be e-mailed to them, during their visit to India.

A foreign traveller with an e-TV can enter India through 16 designated airports — Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram and Varanasi. Continue Reading →

Storm hits flight services in Abu Dhabi

An Etihad A380 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

An Etihad A380 at Abu Dhabi International Airport

March 9 (TravelAndy): Flight services have been affected at Abu Dhabi International Airport in the wake of a storm that hit the UAE capital on Wednesday.

Around midday, Abu Dhabi International Airport tweeted: “Due to severe weather conditions, flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport are suspended until further notice.”

According to Etihad Airways Twitter, 10 flights scheduled to take off from Abu Dhabi International Airport were delayed and 11 arriving flights were diverted. Continue Reading →

Abu Dhabi woos Indian tourists

Abu DhabiAugust 6 (TravelAndy): Abu Dhabi intends to attract an increased number of Indian tourists during the second half of 2015.

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA) is offering customised tour packages for Indians.

With Etihad Airways and Jet Airways are offering close to 200 flights every week from 14 Indian destinations to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital of Abu Dhabi, tourist foot fall is expected to increase. Continue Reading →