Tag: tourism

    UAE, Israel to focus on increasing mutual investments, says official

    Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has shared his thoughts on the growing ties between the UAE and Israel ahead of the new year in an exclusive interview with Khaleej Times. Let’s read the full story. Following a year of cooperation in the fields of tech, health, agriculture, food and water security, tourism, defence, and space, […]

    From renewables to reforms: how Saudi Arabia made strides in 2021

    In 2021, Saudi Arabia kept up the breakneck speed of reforms that have, in recent years, propelled it to become a dynamic business, tourism, and cultural destination. The kingdom has undertaken some of the world’s most ambitious megaprojects, The National News states. From education reform and changing women’s role in society to investing billions in […]

    Environmental activists were hiking on Mount Bradost in a blizzard
    29 Dec 2021

    Around a dozen hikers from an environmental organization made a trip to the peak of Mount Bradost in Erbil province on December 24 as a blizzard raged around them, Rudaw reports.  Mahdi Faraj, a member of the Nian Organization for Environmental Protection, told the media that they began hiking on the mountain in the early […]

    Let’s celebrate International Mountain Day

    International Mountain Day, held each year on 11 December, was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains. December 11, “International Mountain Day”, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly “encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that […]

    Saudi Arabia approves new authority for the Red Sea amid more steps to develop and protect it

    Saudi Arabia is taking more steps to develop and protect the Red Sea, which the Kingdom deems to be a big contributor to the growth of its tourism industry, Arab News reports. The Saudi Cabinet approved on Tuesday the establishment of a new body to protect the coral reefs and sea turtles in the Red […]

    Natural wonders of Oman: where you may get into nature watching

    There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in Oman from watching turtle hatchlings make their way to the ocean to visiting an Oryx sanctuary. It’s a laborious journey, climbing up the sands in the dead of night. But thousands of turtles do it every night, between July and October, on the shores of Oman. […]

    Middle East coral reefs: How sunscreen and mass tourism are taking a toll on marine life

    Overcrowding is damaging some Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coral reefs as the struggle to balance tourism and ecology preservation falls short, Middle East Eye states. Let’s get to know more. *** “Amazing natural pools surrounded by corals, one of the best snorkeling sites in Dahab,” a 2017 Facebook review of popular snorkeling spot, Three […]

    Spring spreads cheer, colors over Dhofar

    Spring season has arrived in Dhofar after the end of Khareef. Across the governorate, one can experience pleasant weather, sunshine, low humidity, calm seas, clear and spectacular landscapes of mountains, plains, and desert, and watch colorful flower beds. Also known as Al Sarb season locally, spring starts from the end of September and lasts for […]

    Bahrain attracts $40m in tourism project investments
    25 Sep 2021

    Bahrain’s tourism sector has attracted nearly $40 million worth of new investments in the kingdom’s tourism sector to date, which will help create more than 260 jobs over the next three years, according to a report by the Economic Development Board (EDB).  Bahrain’s EDB is seeking to capitalize on the growth of the country’s tourism […]

    Seven Best Parks in Qatar
    20 Sep 2021

    Qatar maintains some lush, green parks despite the Gulf state’s hot climate. These open spaces have jogging trails for those looking for a place to keep active, while some keep kids entertained with pretty features and playgrounds. If you prefer a leisurely activity, unwind with a cup of coffee at a parkside café. We’ve found […]