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Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, handled some 40% less passenger traffic in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year but it sees doubling of visitors in 2022 as travel curbs ease(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Dubai airports see visitors spike in 2022, easing of Covid-19 curbs boost travel

Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2021 01:25 PM IST
The lifting of Covid-19 travel curbs between Dubai and countries such as the UK, US and Saudi Arabia will have a ‘massive impact’ on the Gulf state, with about 27 million people passing through this year alone
Dubai Expo India (AP)
Dubai Expo India (AP)

India to have key strategic pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, says UAE envoy

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2021 03:11 AM IST
The Indian pavilion is crucial, both in terms of location and size, for the expo that is expected to draw 25 million visitors, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador Ahmed AlBanna told a media briefing.
Recipe: Let Spicy Tuna Tartare bring a bit of Dubai’s spirit to your kitchen(Bread Street Kitchen & Bar at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai )
Recipe: Let Spicy Tuna Tartare bring a bit of Dubai’s spirit to your kitchen(Bread Street Kitchen & Bar at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai )

Recipe: Let Spicy Tuna Tartare bring a bit of Dubai’s spirit to your kitchen

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2021 09:10 PM IST
  • Why wait for the travel ban to lift between India and Dubai when you can easily bring the Emirati cuisine home with this lip smacking and super simple recipe of Spicy Tuna Tartare
Dubai is due to open the Expo 2020 World Fair on October 1, for which it has been preparing for almost a decade, after a year-long delay due to the pandemic.(Reuters)
Dubai is due to open the Expo 2020 World Fair on October 1, for which it has been preparing for almost a decade, after a year-long delay due to the pandemic.(Reuters)

UAE lifts travel restrictions for residents from India, 14 other countries

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • It has also allowed residents from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Namibia, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria and Afghanistan as well to fly into the UAE from September 12.
Foreign residents form 80% of the population of the UAE and are intrinsic to the economy of the country for the past few decades.(Reuters)
Foreign residents form 80% of the population of the UAE and are intrinsic to the economy of the country for the past few decades.(Reuters)

UAE launches ‘green visas’ in a bid to target investors, highly skilled workers

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2021 09:50 PM IST
  • The Green Visa holders can sponsor their parents and children up to the age of 25 on their permits. The steps are being taken to attract talent and boost growth.
The image shows the edible gold coated vada pav.(Instagram/@opaodxb)
The image shows the edible gold coated vada pav.(Instagram/@opaodxb)

Dubai restaurant’s vada pav with edible gold costs about 2,000. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2021 03:51 PM IST
A video of the vada pav with edible gold was shared on Instagram.
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes from today(Reuters File Photo)
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes from today(Reuters File Photo)

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes from today

PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Indore
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2021 09:56 AM IST
Air India's Indore-Dubai flight operations resume after 17 months amid Covid-19 after it was stopped in March 2020
A view of Bluewaters Island and the Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye) 250-metres high Ferris wheel in the Gulf Emirate on August 24, 2021. - The world's largest and tallest observation wheel is set to open to public on 21 October 2021.(Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)
A view of Bluewaters Island and the Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye) 250-metres high Ferris wheel in the Gulf Emirate on August 24, 2021. - The world's largest and tallest observation wheel is set to open to public on 21 October 2021.(Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

World’s largest and tallest observation wheel joins Dubai’s record-breaking list

PTI | , Dubai
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2021 12:05 PM IST
At nearly twice the height of the London Eye, Ain Dubai is located at Bluewaters Island and is the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel. It will take visitors to a height of 250 metres from where they could enjoy a majestic view of Dubai’s picturesque skyline
The sustainability pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Terra, draws clean energy from 4,912 photovoltaic panels arranged atop a 130-metre-wide roof canopy and a series of 18 ‘energy trees' in its landscape.(Expo 2020 Dubai)
The sustainability pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, Terra, draws clean energy from 4,912 photovoltaic panels arranged atop a 130-metre-wide roof canopy and a series of 18 ‘energy trees' in its landscape.(Expo 2020 Dubai)

Expo 2020 Dubai to lend planet a hand towards sustainability

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 11:07 PM IST
The 182-day mega-event in Dubai aims to address environmental challenges, such as climate change, plastic pollution and biodiversity conservation, through a collaborative and people-centred strategy.
The image shows fake rain created in Dubai.(Twitter/@NCMS_media)
The image shows fake rain created in Dubai.(Twitter/@NCMS_media)

Dubai creates fake rain to deal with sweltering heat. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 12:45 PM IST
UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology shared the video of fake rain created in Dubai.
Mouni Roy sets Dubai on fire in sheer lacey deep neck top, black pants | Watch(Instagram/imouniroy)
Mouni Roy sets Dubai on fire in sheer lacey deep neck top, black pants | Watch(Instagram/imouniroy)

Mouni Roy sets Dubai on fire in sheer lacey deep neck top, black pants | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2021 12:55 PM IST
  • Mouni Roy creates hotness alert in Dubai with her bold photoshoot in a sheer black lace deep neck top paired with black pants and this video is proof | Watch
The Chhattisgarh Police have booked suspended IPS officer GP Singh for sedition citing documents “promoting enmity” and “conspiracy against the government” allegedly recovered in the raids at his premises last week.(Representative image/PTI)
The Chhattisgarh Police have booked suspended IPS officer GP Singh for sedition citing documents “promoting enmity” and “conspiracy against the government” allegedly recovered in the raids at his premises last week.(Representative image/PTI)

News updates from HT: Chhattisgarh Police books suspended officer for sedition

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The collage shows images of the world's deepest pool in Dubai.(Instagram/@faz3)
The collage shows images of the world's deepest pool in Dubai.(Instagram/@faz3)

Dubai unveils world’s deepest 60-meter pool, clips of creation go viral

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a video of world’s deepest pool on Instagram.
The international airports at Mumbai and Hyderabad are gearing up for the UAE flight services to return, equipped with rapid PCR and lab testing. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The international airports at Mumbai and Hyderabad are gearing up for the UAE flight services to return, equipped with rapid PCR and lab testing. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Mumbai, Hyderabad airports prepare for resumption of UAE flights: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON JUL 09, 2021 05:46 AM IST
The Mumbai airport has instituted a rapid PCR-testing facility, that provides results in just 13 minutes, a report cited an airport official as saying. The Hyderabad airport has also partnered up with a Covid-19 testing lab certified by the ICMR and the NABL, the report said.
Dubai reopened to international tourists on July 7, 2020(Reuters Photo)
Dubai reopened to international tourists on July 7, 2020(Reuters Photo)

Dubai received 3.7 million visitors despite Covid-19 in 11-month period

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 07:35 AM IST
Dubai airport’s Terminal 1 reopened in June after a 15-month closure. Flights were operated through Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dubai announced on June 19 that restrictions on arrivals from India, South Africa, and Nigeria will ease from June 23. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)
Dubai announced on June 19 that restrictions on arrivals from India, South Africa, and Nigeria will ease from June 23. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)

UAE ban on flights from India, Pakistan, and 12 other countries to continue

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 04:30 PM IST
  • UAE had suspended all flights from India on April 24 when the country was in the throes of a brutal second wave of coronavirus
"If I get a chance to travel solo next time I will refuse. It is good for once in a lifetime experience. It was very boring," said SP Singh Oberoi.(ANI)
"If I get a chance to travel solo next time I will refuse. It is good for once in a lifetime experience. It was very boring," said SP Singh Oberoi.(ANI)

Lone passenger flies like ‘maharaja’

By Neha Tripathi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 06:08 AM IST
The businessman and philanthropist SP Singh Oberoi who took the three-hour flight on Wednesday found that he was the only passenger in the aircraft.
Emirates planes parked at Dubai international airport (File Photo/AP)
Emirates planes parked at Dubai international airport (File Photo/AP)

Flying to Dubai from India? Here are the guidelines you should follow

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Dubai-based Emirates airline announced recently it will resume services from India, South Africa and Nigeria, after officials in Dubai eased travel norms for passengers from the three countries.
A view of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2021. (Reuters)
A view of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2021. (Reuters)

Dubai eases travel curbs for fully vaccinated Indian travellers

PTI | , Dubai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:18 AM IST
With regard to travel from India, only passengers with a valid residence visa who have received two doses of a UAE-approved vaccine, are allowed to travel to Dubai.
The pandemic and the economic insecurity that’s followed have been good for fashion resale globally, which has ballooned into a $40 billion industry.(Unsplash)
The pandemic and the economic insecurity that’s followed have been good for fashion resale globally, which has ballooned into a $40 billion industry.(Unsplash)

Dubai's luxury thrift startup raises funds to go abroad

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 08:17 AM IST
The Luxury Closet, an online platform for buying and selling used high-end goods, secured fresh financing led by regional investment firm GMP Capital, alongside international and local investors.
The UAE recently said nearly 85% of its total eligible population had received at least one dose of a vaccine. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)
The UAE recently said nearly 85% of its total eligible population had received at least one dose of a vaccine. REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi(REUTERS)

Dubai has fully vaccinated two thirds of eligible people against Covid-19

Reuters | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • For six months the UAE has been running one of the world's fastest vaccination campaigns against Covid-19
Dubai’s property market, which had been in steady decline since 2014, went into flatline after Covid hit last year. REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters)
Dubai’s property market, which had been in steady decline since 2014, went into flatline after Covid hit last year. REUTERS/File Photo(Reuters)

Lockdown dodgers boost Dubai’s realty sector

AFP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 07:56 AM IST
  • Luxury villas are the hottest segment in the market, with European buyers in particular seeking homes on Dubai's signature Palm Jumeirah man-made island, as well as golf course estates.
Dubaicoin has now disappeared from the CoinMarketCap listings and is unavailable for trading on any major crypto exchanges.(Reuters)
Dubaicoin has now disappeared from the CoinMarketCap listings and is unavailable for trading on any major crypto exchanges.(Reuters)

Dubaicoin jumps 1,000% in 24 hours after claims of Dubai’s official crypto

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • ArabianChain Technology, the company behind Dubaicoin, claims to be the first public blockchain in the region, allowing users to mine the currency, and maintain the blockchain ledgers.
Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa from UAE.
Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa from UAE.

Sanjay Dutt receives a golden visa for the UAE, see pics

UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:43 PM IST
  • Sanjay Dutt has received the golden visa for the UAE. The actor shared the news on Twitter.
Image taken from video in an unknown location shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum speaking into a mobile phone camera.(AP / File Photo)
Image taken from video in an unknown location shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum speaking into a mobile phone camera.(AP / File Photo)

Photos show Dubai princess Latifa, focus of UN concern, at malls

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 02:37 PM IST
  • Sheikha Latifa, 35, had tried to flee the country in 2018 only to be detained by commandos in a boat off India.
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)
Eid-ul-Fitra 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah(Photo by Alessa Ciraulo on Unsplash)

Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: Prayer timings for Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: As Saudi Arabia and other Arab states gear to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, here are the prayer timings with Covid-19 guidelines for those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
Mouni Roy slays <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics(Instagram/imouniroy)
Mouni Roy slays 15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics(Instagram/imouniroy)

Mouni Roy slays 15k feathery black satin loungewear, in Dubai staycation pics

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • The fashion police can’t keep calm and we don’t blame them as Mouni Roy redefines regal in a slew of sizzling pictures from her Dubai staycation, donning a black satin luxury lounge set with feather trims on the cuffs to amp up the oomph factor
Dubai optimistic about travel rebound this year, unclear on number of visitors(Photo by Roman Logov on Unsplash)
Dubai optimistic about travel rebound this year, unclear on number of visitors(Photo by Roman Logov on Unsplash)

Dubai optimistic about travel rebound this year, unclear on number of visitors

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 07:55 PM IST
UAE's trade and tourism hub Dubai is 'very optimistic' that leisure travellers will return this year amid Covid-19 but numbers unclear
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