• UAE tightens ban on VPNs with jail time, fines of up to A$725,000

    Travellers caught using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the broader United Arab Emirates could face fines of up to A$725,000 or even jail time under hardened laws introduced this month. Popular with business travellers, VPNs allow secure remote access to corporate network...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2016 61 Comments

  • Vodafone suspends data roaming in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Vodafone Australia customers will no longer be able to use smartphone data roaming in the United Arab Emirates from January 1, 2015, leaving many travellers disconnected in the popular destinations and stop-over cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Although voice and text messaging services will still...

    POSTED 29 Dec, 2014 0 Comments

  • Etihad to start Dusseldorf flights in December

    Virgin Australia passengers will be able to make single-change connections to Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi once Middle Eastern partner airline Etihad starts flights to the German city in December. Flights will initially be four days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but timings ar...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Emirates settles on 777s for

    Emirates is removing the chance factor from its Australia-to-Dubai services and ensuring that almost every flight uses a near-identical aircraft.It’s all about “product consistency”, says the Dubai flag-carrier, and making sure that customers can confidently expect the same in-f...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Emirates adds second 777 with private suites to Perth-Dubai

    Emirates’ two daily flights from Perth to Dubai will both feature a Boeing 777 as of today, with the UAE carrier replacing the previous Airbus A340 on the morning EK425 service for the sake of “product consistency”. The new 777-200LR aircraft is kitted out to the same three-cla...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2010 2 Comments

  • Etihad offers free Abu Dhabi stopovers for premium flyers

    UAE-based Etihad airlines will offer flyers in first and business class a free stopover at one of two top hotels in Abu Dhabi and will also include limosine transfers to get you there in style.  Diamond First Class passengers being able to choose from three nights’ free accommodation ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Hong Kong to get world's tallest hotel in March

    You'd expect the tallest hotel in the world would be in either the UAE or the USA, but Hong Kong is set to claim the prize when the city's new Ritz-Carlton opens in March next year. It occupies the top 16 floors of Hong Kong's soaring International Commerce Centre at Kowloon, which towers over ...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

  • Emirates allies with JetBlue for single-ticket US travel

    Emirates and JetBlue have inked a deal allowing travellers to book a single ticket for journeys involving the two airlines, including single check-in and baggage transfer. The partnership means Australian travellers can now fly from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbaner and Perth to New York (via Dubai) ...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2010 0 Comments

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