United Arab Emirates

  • Tourism News

    Etihad Airways doubles flights to Bangkok

    Etihad Airways is doubling its flights from Abu Dhabi to Bangkok this year. The United Arab Emirates flag carrier will fly twice a day, making 14 nonstop flights between Abu Dhabi International Airport, and Suvarnabhumi Airport, starting Sunday, March 26. Business and Economy Class cabins will be available to passengers. Etihad Airways Chief Revenue Officer Arik De said he is delighted…

  • Crime News

    Thai woman forced into prostitution in Dubai seeks help for 3 imprisoned friends

    A 40 year old Thai woman who claims she escaped forced prostitution in Dubai is pleading for help for her three friends, who are still imprisoned in Dubai, UAE, by a gang of Thai brokers. Ms. A (pseudonym), originally from Sri Saket province in northeast Thailand, says she and three other Thai women were tricked by the brokers. The men…

  • Events

    Emirates is recruiting cabin crew in Thailand

    Emirates will hold an event in Bangkok on August 20 to recruit potential cabin crew candidates. The assessment day is “invite only” – applicants are required to apply online and may attend the event if they receive an invitation. All Emirates crews are based in Dubai, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The airline offers employment benefits for cabin…

  • Thailand News

    Woman arrested on charges of trafficking to UAE, one of six suspects

    Police in Chachoengsao, a province east of Bangkok, arrested a woman suspected of tricking another woman into working as a prostitute in the United Arab Emirates. She is one of six suspects in the case. The alleged victim told authorities she was invited to work as a masseuse at a spa in Dubai. The woman who invited her was called…

  • Crime News

    Suspect in transnational sex trafficking case arrested in Samut Sakhon

    A suspect in a transnational sex trafficking case was arrested on Friday in Samut Sakhon, a province just southwest of Bangkok. The suspect allegedly promised a number of Thai women well-paying jobs in massage parlours in Dubai, but once the women were in the UAE, their passports were seized by traffickers and they were said to be forced into sex…

  • Tourism News

    38 countries reportedly on short list for no-quarantine reopening

    People were elated to hear that Thailand was launching a select reopening on November 1, but confusion exists over the Thai government’s statement that they would open 17 provinces to 10 low-risk countries, with the list of provinces and countries as yet unspecified just 2 weeks before the launch date. Then again, that’s been the way throughout the pandemic as…

  • World News

    Thai woman tricked into human trafficking in Dubai brought home safely

    A Thai woman who had been tricked into being a sex worker in Dubai, a city on the Persian Gulf Coast of the United Arab Emirates, returned safely to Thailand, today. The woman was able to send a video message through Facebook on Sunday where she pleaded for help. She says she had been deceived by an advertisement looking for…

  • Covid-19 News

    Foreign Covid-19 case had Sinopharm, domestic infections bigger concern

    More information is coming out now about the first Phuket Sandbox traveller to be infected with Covid-19 yesterday. The man from the United Arab Emirates was fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine more than 7 months ago and had tested negative before boarding his flight to Phuket. But while infections from abroad make headlines, the Phuket Provincial Public Health Office…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket Sandbox over 2000 arrivals; 1 Covid-19 infection

    On day 7 of the Phuket Sandbox, international arrivals have surpassed 2,000 people, the first Covid-19 infection from abroad has been found, and a few hiccups have been addressed. Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew says the reopening is definitely benefiting the economy, but plenty of improvements are to be made. Government officials have been pleased to announce that with their strict…

  • Thailand News

    Emirates and Etihad announce July Phuket flights

    Joining in support of reopening Phuket, Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways have both announced flights resuming in July. Etihad Airways will start back up flights from the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi on July 1, while Emirates Airlines will resume flights from Dubai on July 2. Qatar Airways had announced yesterday that they will be resuming flights to…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police arrest 3 people for allegedly tricking women into prostitution work overseas

    Police arrested 3 people for allegedly recruiting Thai women to work overseas in the United Arab Emirates where they were forced into prostitution. The suspects allegedly told the women that they would work as masseuses, promising of good pay and assuring them that the work did not involve sex, according to the Department of Special Investigations deputy director general Supat…

  • Covid-19 News

    Covid-19 travel pass to pilot on Etihad and Emirates Airways flights

    A travel pass for passengers inoculated against Covid-19 or who have tested negative will be piloted on flights for Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways. With the travel pass issued by the International Air Transport Association, passengers can keep control of their data and share their test results with airlines and authorities for travel. The travel pass will be…

  • Covid-19 News

    13 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine

    13 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine including 4 Thai students, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is at 3,759 with 3,561 recoveries and 59 deaths. 139 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. A 49 year old Frenchman travelling from France tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday,…

  • Covid-19 News

    3 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine, all asymptomatic

    3 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine, all asymptomatic, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 is now at 3,746 with 3,551 recoveries and 59 deaths. 136 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. 53 year old British engineer travelling from Qatar tested positive for Covid-19 while in an alternative…

  • Covid-19 News

    9 new Covid-19 cases in Thai quarantine, with a possible reinfection

    9 new Covid-19 cases were detected in Thai quarantine facilities, including a patient who may have been infected with the virus a second time, or never fully recovered, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Most of the cases were army engineers travelling from South Sudan. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now at 3,700 with 3,491…

  • Covid-19 News

    9 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine, all asymptomatic

    9 new Covid-19 cases were detected in quarantine in the past 24 hours. All were reported as asymptomatic and from those travelling back from India, Japan, South Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand now reports a total of 3,652 confirmed Covid-19 cases with 59 deaths. 3,457 people have recovered and 136…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today | No STV tourists, Boss in Dubai, border fears in Tak | October 13

    Daily news about Thailand. Latest information, and tourism and visa news. No one in Guangzhou applied for the Special Tourist Visa, Foreign Ministry In a stunning revelation yesterday, it turns out that not a single person from Guangzhou, China, actually applied for the new Special Tourist Visa. That’s the sad and bizarre truth, according to Thai media outlet Siamrath. Around…

  • Crime News

    Thai police to verify “Boss” whereabouts with UAE embassy

    Following recent reports that the elusive Red Bull heir, Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, is living in Dubai, Thai police say they’re writing to the UAE embassy to verify the claims (the embassy is in Witthayu road… we can send you the address if you need so you can ‘drop in’ and have a chat). Boss is wanted in relation to a…

  • Crime News

    Where’s Boss? Wanted Red Bull heir spotted in Dubai

    Some say they’ve spotted the wanted Red Bull heir in Dubai. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya has an Interpol Red Notice out for his arrest and is wanted for allegedly killing a police officer in 2012 when he sped his Ferrari through Bangkok’s Thong Lo area, allegedly running over and dragging the police officer down the street. While Thai media reported the…

  • Covid-19 News

    7 new Covid-19 cases detected in quarantine, most asymptomatic

    7 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in quarantine from those people entering Thailand via Suvarnabhumi Airport, plus 1 patient who appears to have contracted the virus for a second time. The cases come from Hungry, India, Kuwait, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the US, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand now has a total…

  • Việt Nam

    Hộ chiếu UAE “quyền lực” nhất thế giới

    Căn cứ trên chỉ số đánh giá hộ chiếu toàn cầu Global Passport Index, hộ chiếu của các Tiểu vương quốc Arab Thống nhất (UAE) tiếp tục đứng số 1 trong bảng xếp hạng này. Trong năm 2020, người sở hữu hộ chiếu UAE có thể xin cấp thị thực nhập cảnh ngay tại cửa khẩu hoặc miễn thị thực tới…