(News) UEA – Abu Dhabi boat show postponed to October 2021

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/TTN_372362.html The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) said that the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS), the leading marine leisure and water sports show, will be held between October 13 –16, 2021 at Adnec’s...

(News) OMAN- EFG Sailing Arabia gearing up for return to Omani shores

https://timesofoman.com/article/3018902/sports/efg-sailing-arabiagearing-up-for-return-to-omani-shores EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour will return in 2021 for the 11th year, organised by Oman Sail, to showcase the natural beauty of Oman and take the teams and spectators on a journey...

(News) SEYCHELLES- Rules Being Tightened for Foreign Owners of Private Yachts in Seychelles

https://allafrica.com/stories/202009030676.html Foreign owners of private yachts will no longer be able to lease out their vessels in the waters of Seychelles following recent revisions made to the Liveaboard and Yacht Charter Policy. Yacht owners will...

(News) SEYCHELLES-New fees expected for superyachts calling to Seychelles’ Port Victoria

http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/13472/New+fees+xected+for+su peryachts+calling+to+Seychelles+Port+Victoria The director for business development at SPA, told SNA that the new charges aim to make sure that services being rendered are at par with the yacht owners’ expectations. “The Premium Entry Fee...

(News) MALDIVES-Powerplay in Paradise: Sino-Indian Tussle in the Maldives

http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/08/powerplay-paradise-sino-indian-tusslemaldives/ On the global matrix China is racing to reach peer status with the United states. The Chinese see the Indians, because of the increasing chumminess between India and the US as an impediment to...

(News) SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi port of Dhaba welcomes first cruise ship

https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-port-of-dhaba-welcomesfirst-cruise-ship-1.73377130 The Saudi port of Dhaba on Sunday received Silver Spirit, the first cruise ship entering to the Kingdom’s ports for refuelling and taking part in the Saudi Tourism Authority’s ‘Break Free’ summer season campaign,...

(News) MAYOTTE – Mayotte Explo will soon launch its hotel on the water in...

https://www.mayottehebdo.com/actualite/actu-en-bref/mayotte-explolancera-bientot-son-hotel-sur-l-eau-a-mayotte If nautical operators are legion in the 101st department, the lagoon will soon welcome a new catamaran, but not just any catamaran. Aboard the aircraft christened Mayotte Explo and ordered by the manager...

(News) SAUDI ARABIA – Red Sea cruise ships to set sail from Saudi Arabia...

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1718521/saudi-arabia Cruise ships will set sail from the Red Sea coast in Saudi Arabia for the first time on Aug. 27, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday. The ships are part of the Saudi...

(News) RED SEA – Silver Spirit chartered to Red Sea Cruises for ‘Saudi Summer’...

https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/silver-spirit-chartered-red-seacruises-saudi-summer-campaign Silversea Cruises’ Silver Spirit is being chartered by Red Sea Cruises for two months starting August 27, to be deployed on short cruises targetted at the Saudi Arabian source market. 

(News) OMAN – Oman extends restrictions in popular tourist region Dhofar

https://www.thenational.ae/world/gcc/oman-extends-restrictions-inpopular-tourist-region-dhofar-1.1042630 Oman has extended the lockdown in the southern region of Dhofar, a region popular with GCC tourists escaping the summer heat. The lockdown in Dhofar was due to be lifted on July 3, but...