US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

US Lifts Electronics Ban From Etihad Airways Flights

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  American officials have just exempted Etihad Airways from a ban on laptops and other types of electronics on some flights bound for the United States, restrictions instituted in March because of concerns that Daesh was developing a bomb that could potentially be hidden in portable devices.   The Abu Dhabi-based airline’s “electronics ban” was lifted after it implemented […]

UAE Closes down All Qatar Airways Offices Inside Its Borders

UAE Closes down All Qatar Airways Offices Inside Its Borders

  This just in – the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has closed all of Qatar Airways’ offices in the UAE with immediate effect.   Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have also revoked the licenses of Qatar Airways on Tuesday, and ordered its offices to be closed within 48 hours.     This all came […]

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

New Zealand Considers the Laptop Ban on Flights from the Middle East

  New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English just announced that they’re considering to raise the security against flights from Muslim countries in the Middle east.   The new rules would follow similar measures taken last month by USA, UK, and Australia. Minister of Transport told Reuters in an interview in Dubai that “The New Zealand […]

Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

Emirates Named Best Airline in the World by TripAdvisor

by Jaida Khaled

  Mirror, mirror on the wall, which airline is the one to rule them all? TripAdvisor has just announced that Emirates is comfortably sitting on the Iron Throne of airlines, naming them the world’s best airline in an inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, as voted for by holidaymakers.   Emirates was followed by Singapore Airlines that […]

The World’s Best Business-Class Cabin? Qatar Airways Launches QSuite

The World’s Best Business-Class Cabin? Qatar Airways Launches QSuite

  Do you think Business Class with Emirates is as good as it gets? Well, we think not! Qatar Airways just took luxury, literally, to new heights by launching a new experience named the Qsuite.     “Today I am proud to unveil the future of premium travel with our new QSuite Business Class,” Qatar Airways Group CEO […]

Egypt Considers Subsidizing Domestic Flight Tickets to Encourage Local Tourism

Egypt Considers Subsidizing Domestic Flight Tickets to Encourage Local Tourism

  Another day in Egypt, another chance for something’s price to skyrocket. Well, here’s the plot twist. This thing’s price is not skyrocketing, in fact, it’s probably doing the opposite.   According to Enterprise, the Tourism Ministry is considering to subsidize domestic air travel by up to EGP 300 per ticket to encourage local tourism. […]

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Tongue-In-Cheek Ad Jabs Trump

Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Tongue-In-Cheek Ad Jabs Trump

The entire world is talking about the US elections, and Royal Jordanian Airlines are no different. The flag carrier airline of Jordan decided to poke a little bit of fun at the possibility of a Trump presidency (and really, though, aren’t we all?) with its newest Facebook post. We here at Scoop Empire woud like to give them a […]

First German Passenger Flight Arrives in Sharm El-Sheikh After Ban Lifted

First German Passenger Flight Arrives in Sharm El-Sheikh After Ban Lifted

by Charley Parker

  141 German tourists disembarked Sharm El-Sheikh airport Monday night, according to Ahram Online. And yes, this does mark an end to the 1-year travel ban imposed by the German government last fall.   We couldn’t have been more happier as over a week ago, flights between London’s Heathrow and Egypt’s Luxor also resumed. Germany joined […]

Direct Flights Between London’s Heathrow and Egypt’s Luxor Have Resumed

Direct Flights Between London’s Heathrow and Egypt’s Luxor Have Resumed

  We’re crossing our fingers here, but we might have just taken the first step in bringing tourists back to Egypt’s globally adored antiquities: direct flights between London’s Heathrow and Luxor have resumed, according to the Guardian.   “The good news for us,” John Telfer of Explore Worldwide told the Guardian. “It sends a good, […]

Dolabk: The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide for Arabs

Dolabk: The Ultimate Honeymoon Packing Guide for Arabs

  Summer is almost here and everyone is prepping for wedding season and honeymoons. Most brides and grooms get so stressed from planning the actual wedding that when it comes to packing for their honeymoons, they just can’t ever get prepared.   Well, I have prepared an A-to-Z packing list that’ll extinguish your honeymoon packing problems and buy […]