Dubai Mall: 10 years and what it did to the UAE Economy and Tourism

October 28, 2018 7:25 am2 comments
Dubai Mall: 10 years and what it did to the UAE Economy and Tourism

When it comes to tourism to Dubai, the  Dubai Mall is on the top of almost every visitor. Now, this mall is 10 years young and is marking the milestone with a special extravaganza from November 4-28. Emaar Malls’ flagship, The Dubai Mall has welcomed over 80 million annual visitors for […]

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Bollywood helps inspire a boom in Indian Domestic Tourism

October 22, 2018 5:48 am2 comments
Bollywood helps inspire a boom in Indian Domestic Tourism

Pangong Lake in Ladakh, an expanse of water at an altitude of some 4,350 meters in India’s Himalayan north-west far, is really a sublime sight. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, its icy water is indeed clear and blue you can see far into its depths. These days yet, the lake’s edge (pictured) includes […]

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Palestinian champions ‘drift’ racing for women

October 14, 2018 7:29 am4 comments
Palestinian champions ‘drift’ racing for women

  Noor Daoud was the only woman to take to the track in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm Al Shaikh, where the Palestinian racer impressed the crowds with her “drift” driving skills. Daoud has mastered the art of drift — deliberately oversteering to make the rear wheels skid — […]

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Qatar is leading the world in SportsTech Innovation

October 8, 2018 12:50 pm3 comments
Qatar is leading the world in SportsTech Innovation

Startupbootcamp is proud to announce the first SportsTech program in partnership with Qatar Development Bank (QDB). The accelerator will be aimed at attracting the world’s most promising technology startups and make Doha a spearhead pushing the boundaries of the sports industry. The accelerator is now accepting applications and will commence […]

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Contemporary Muslim Fashion Exhibition Opens in San Francisco

October 2, 2018 4:44 pm3 comments
Contemporary Muslim Fashion Exhibition Opens in San Francisco

Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex and diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this pioneering exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond […]

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Why Middle East travel deserves a closer look

September 26, 2018 12:28 pm2 comments
Why Middle East travel deserves a closer look

As travelers from the region go more international and digital, the opportunities for travel companies, including Amadeus, Booking.com and, yes, Google, are not going unnoticed. Clutching iPhones, their fashionable outfits topped by a hijab and often with children in tow, more and more of the Middle East’s female millennials can be spotted […]

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Sweeping changes add ‘fun’ to Saudi life

September 18, 2018 1:33 pm2 comments
Sweeping changes add ‘fun’ to Saudi life

On a packed night at Al Comedy Club in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah, as Saudi Arabia was preparing to allow women to drive, a performer asked the women in the audience what cars they intended to buy. “Maserati,” one called out. “Mercedes,” said another. “Just like that? […]

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Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

August 28, 2018 12:02 pm2 comments
Salalah Tourism Festival Oman: So successful it unofficially continues

Though Salalah Tourism Festival in Oman officially concluded on Saturday, due to the continuing pleasant weather, the festival has not ended completely. There are some activities that are still going on till September 5. They include children’s rides, popular shopping tents, folk dances and food outlets. Salalah is the capital […]

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Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

August 17, 2018 1:45 pm2 comments
Pilgrims descend on Mecca for ‘smart hajj’

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly high tech, with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites. This year, the hajj comes with the ultra-conservative kingdom witnessing an unprecedented pace of change. It has finally ended a ban […]

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Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

June 28, 2018 2:32 pm1 comment
Dubai Aviation plans to offer both air and space travel

Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) has introduced new projects aimed at developing the aviation industry under the umbrella of the Dubai 10X initiative with plans to offer both air and space travel. The ‘Retractable Aircraft Cabin’ project will enable airlines to re-distribute their capacity on demand for each flight in […]

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