Middle East

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Air Malta and Emirates have renewed their long-standing agreement by which they will codeshare flights between Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. Emirates, the operating airline, has restarted operations between Malta and Larnaca with a three times a week schedule, with flights connecting on to Emirates’ home base in Dubai. Commenting on this agreement Roy Kinnear, Air […]

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While businesses across Lebanon are fighting to survive a monumental economic meltdown, the coastal city of Batroun is thriving as a tourist destination for Lebanese whose summer plans have been scuppered by the crisis and the pandemic. Crowds stroll along Batroun’s streets and visit its historical sites, others sunbathe on beaches and many drink their […]

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Full exemption from licensing fees and fines for 2021 for businesses which entirely shut down Jordan has approved a raft of measures to help individuals and businesses in the Petra region’s tourism belt cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which seriously affected local and international visitor numbers. Among the initiatives approved during a […]

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Herds of hard-working donkeys once carried hordes of tourists on the rocky paths of Jordan’s Petra, but visitor numbers crashed amid the pandemic and the loyal animals are left without a job. “Before coronavirus, we all had work,” said Abdulrahman Ali, a 15-year-old donkey owner at the ancient rock-carved desert city, where the sure-footed animals […]

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UAE-based TIME Hotels will open its first two hotels in Egypt later this year. The properties include the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre near Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coast, which is being hailed as Egypt’s second capital. These […]


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