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A lot of time, money and effort goes into planning the perfect holiday, and to have it canceled or cut short at the last moment can be the worst feeling. But with travel insurance you can save thousands on travel expenses. Here's how. Read More
An end-to-end online customer journey, instant quotes, and a 20-minute time to policy - Souqalmal.com’s newly launched travel insurance aggregator has got it all. Read More
Are you planning for your next holiday? According to the survey conducted by Souqalmal, about half the UAE residents fail to secure a travel insurance policy before they leave for the holidays. Read More
Using your credit or debit card abroad? Beware of the conversion trap called 'Dynamic Currency Conversion'. We explain how it works and why paying in Dirhams could end up being a costly mistake for you. Read More
We’re bang in the middle of summer when the school break is on and the sun is shining high over the city. With travel plans in motion, have you set the seal on whether you are properly insured against any mishaps? Read on for the importance of understanding the... Read More
Are you thinking of relocating to a new country? Relocating offers you the chance to start afresh and find that stability in a new country. But it can be an expensive endeavor. Here are a few tips to move without burning a hole in your pocket. Read More
Looking forward to some quiet time for yourself on your next travel destination ? Traveling solo to an unknown or new destination can be a good opportunity to discover yourself and achieve that balance in life. Follow these few tips for solo traveling for women. Read More
Are your travels burning a hole in your pocket? Traveling to a foreign country means exchanging currency, which can be an expensive endeavor for many holidaymakers. Follow these foreign exchange tips to save more on your travels. Read More
Ever dream of going backpacking across Europe? Traveling independently across the world can be quite an adventure. Follow these tips on how you can backpack safely across Europe. Read More
Ever had your luggage delayed, damaged or lost at the airport ? Losing your luggage is the definition of a traveler's nightmare. But with these 4 tips you can learn how to retrieve your lost luggage. Read More
Are you all packed for a new holiday destination? Travelling can be an exciting experience until you fall for travel scams that can deceive you, turning your vacation into a miserable one. Learn how you can avoid falling for these 5 travel scams. Read More
Want to earn more Air Miles? Dubai Mall offers shoppers the opportunity to earn more air miles when they shop at any retail stores. Find out more about how you can earn miles. Read More
DWTC events and exhibitions produce great value in overall non-trade business activities and support thousands of jobs in the UAE. Find out more about the most contributing sector in the World Trade Centre. Read More
Looking for a way to reduce the cost your traffic fines? Abu Dhabi introduced a 25% discount on parking fines for motorists who pay their fines within 30 days of issuance. Find out more about the discount. Read More
Credit cards offering travel insurance coverage could potentially save you thousands of dirhams on your next trip.Here's how! Read More
Planning to travel solo to Dubai, or seeing a family member or friend. Here’s what you must know about securing a UAE visa before you travel. Read More
ِِAnswers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the implementation of VAT, and which products and services are exempt from it. Read More
Winter has arrived and it’s finally time to go out and have fun. If you are able to save your money, it even better. Here are a few things you can do to spend on budget: Read More
It is predicted that the smart city market will increase from over a whopping $400 to $1.5 trillion. The initiative will give way for the city to become the prime torchbearer of the field. Read More
Earlier this week authorities have released further on the awaited VAT taxation including UAE VAT exempts on a list of products and services. Read More
Don’t think travel insurance is worth the money? Before you jump to any conclusions, take a look at some of the benefits or covers that you get with a standard policy in the UAE. Read More
Nothing matches the joy of traveling the world and going on spontaneous trips, but how do you go about the unexpected list of situations that could go wrong on your holiday? Read More
A nutshell of the weekly news across the Emirates, what affects the general public and the UAE society financially. Read More
Have travel plans this spring break, but don't know where to start? Here's a checklist you can follow to have a smooth vacation ahead. Read More
There's nothing more exciting than planning a solo journey to another part of the world! Here's a checklist for solo travelers that will help you plan a hassle-free and safe holiday. Read More
Does your air miles card give you the best? Souqalmal.com conducted a survey to find out what UAE residents think of their travel credit card, and to gauge what’s lacking in the market. Read More
Planning a holiday this festive season? We round up top credit card offers that can help you save big and make your holiday easier on your pocket. Read More
Are you trying to plan a family holiday that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Here are some ideas to enjoy a fun family vacation even on a shoestring budget. Read More
Does your credit card come with free travel insurance? More importantly does it adequately protect you? Here's what you need to know to be able to benefit from this lesser-know credit card perk. Read More
From cashback to travel vouchers, cash prizes and more, we round up the top bank offers this month that can help you save. Also check out how you can save big on your next holiday or fun adventures in the UAE. Read More
Are you a frequent traveler? Did you know the right travel credit card can save you some big bucks? Find out how you can make travel a whole lot more rewarding with your credit card. Read More
When it comes to travel insurance, one size does not fit all! We take a look at the variants that most UAE insurers offer, and help you decide what will work best for you. Read More
Most of us know the standard features of a travel insurance policy. But there's more to your policy than just flight & baggage delays, medical expenses and missed departures! Here are five interesting travel insurance covers you probably didn’t even know existed! Read More
Travel insurance can not only save you a lot of trouble, but a lot of Dirhams too. Find out why investing in a travel insurance plan is a good idea and what you can learn from real life experiences of other UAE residents. Read More
Wondering where you can go this Eid and not break the bank? Check out how you can save on your flights, hotel bookings and holiday packages. Other offers include discounts on Eid shopping and jewelry. Read More
The UK will hold a referendum this June on whether to remain a member of the European Union. Find out what will be the short-term and long-term implications if UK decides to leave the EU. Read More
DHA aims to turn Dubai into a regional and global hub for health and wellness treatments, and efforts are underway to draw 500,000 medical tourists by 2020. Read More
Find out what will drive Dubai’s economic growth over the next few years with falling oil prices and concerns about slower global growth. Read More
Looking for a travel agent for a family or a group holiday? Find out six things you should consider before planning your holiday. Read More
Do you wish to take a break, plan a holiday and head out of the UAE? If you don't want to spend too much, check out five affordable holiday destinations to prevent draining your finances. Read More
Find out how you can exchange your credit card reward points for travel packages to exciting destinations or earn a million miles on your credit card. This week also check out offers to help you save on fun activities with your kids. Read More
If you're planning your next holiday and are shortlisting destinations, check out the five most popular countries to travel to among UAE nationals. Read More
Will the new set of traffic rules and regulations introduced by RTA at the start of this year improve the traffic situation in Dubai in the near future? Read More
The search for the perfect credit card is never easy. So we did the research for you and here's our take on American Express credit cards - an all-around great card for frequent travelers. Read More
Souqalmal.com launches its Air Miles Calculator, which will help you estimate the number of flight tickets your credit card spend can get you and also enable you to accurately compare air mile credit cards. Read More
Know what's in store for you this Public Transport Day - from lucky draws, prizes such as gold and Apple laptops, to upcoming RTA projects and public transport innovations. Read More
Compare various credit cards in the UAE that offer miles, and see how much it would cost you to fly to Mumbai, London or Beirut and back. Read More
What are your plans for Eid Al Adha? If you're looking for activities, events and travel offers, find out what your options are. Read More
Are you going on a holiday where you need adventure or sport insurance? Find out if your travel policy will cover all activities and injuries. Read More
A look at what you can do if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have lost your passport or it is stolen. Read More
Unlimited stretches of deserts, mountain landscapes, wadis and coastal areas make UAE the perfect playgrounds for memorable road trips. Read More
With a budget airline you really do get what you pay for, and anything more than the flight will cost you extra. If you were to add on any or all of the services - would the total cost of flying still remain cheap? Read More
A travel insurance policy can save you thousands of dirhams in unexpected costs. Find out which are the most common type of travel and medical insurance. Read More
Looking for Eid getaway this month? Check out the ten affordable travel deals you can enjoy with your family and friends. Read More
How do you really tell if a hotel will live up to its own hype - and more importantly, your expectations? Read More
This Ramadan, if you're heading out of the country for a nice break, do remember to tie up all loose ends at home much in advance to make your holiday more enjoyable and stress free. Read More
Have you planned the details of your money and how to cover key expenses during your holiday? We cover money matters to bear in mind before travelling. Read More
How do you know which car hire company to pick and which options to get? Here are tips and tricks to a hassle-free holiday car rental booking. Read More
It's getting hotter in the Middle East. And if all you can think of is taking a summer break, check out these special Ramadan offers from major airlines and holiday providers in the UAE. Read More
While traveling, using your card could be much safer than carrying around large bundles of foreign currency. We put together some useful tips to managing your card for travel purposes and protecting yourself from any kind of fraud. Read More
Emiratis can now travel visa-free to any of the Schengen countries. Find out what implications it will have on tourism, trade, banking and insurance sectors. Read More
Are you looking for getaway this summer for an exotic holiday or visit your home country? There are deals you can watch out for, from major airlines as well as holiday package providers. Read More
When you picture travelling in business class, enjoying an airport lounge and checking into a 5 star resort, you probably imagine spending lots of money. Read More
If you're flying out of Dubai on 20 December make sure you take advantage of the Dubai Duty Free discount. Read More
Need help picking a place to retire in the world? Consider these countries, based on quality of life, affordability, safety and activities. Read More
A recent ATM scam in the UAE used stickers to read cards. What are the warning signs and how do you protect yourself from ATM fraud? Read More
A survey of expats living abroad shows Switzerland, Singapore and China are the best places to live - but Bahrain was a surprise entry. Read More
Find out how many miles you earn every time you spend using your credit card in the UAE or overseas. Use your miles to buy air tickets or upgrade your flight to cities such as Mumbai, London, and Beirut. Read More
A faulty pipe or ignored leak can cause massive damage. Before going on holiday, take steps to protect your home and contents from flooding. Read More
Leaving for the summer requires plenty of planning. You need to pack for your holiday while also ensuring everything is shipshape at home while you’re away - and that includes keeping costs down to the minimum to give you a bit more to spend. Read More
Where is it best to shop? We’re not just talking malls or boutiques here, but countries. With summer upon us and people heading to various parts of the globe for their holidays, is it a good idea to indulge in some retail therapy while you’re away or just head... Read More
If your pet is part of the family, your summer holiday is as much a time for them as it is for you. We uncover the best catteries and dog kennels in the UAE for you to drop off your pampered cat or dog for some much needed R&R,... Read More
To avoid any surprises when you receive your bill at the end of the month, here is all you need to know about foreign exchange fees. Read More
“It’s about the experience.” “For wealthy businessmen on tight schedules, the Residence fulfills a purpose.” “Even if someone had the money for this, it just seems over-the-top.” Etihad Airways unveiled the Residence on the Airbus A380 at the Arabian Travel Market. It includes a lounge, double bed, en suite bathroom... Read More
Over 2,500 exhibitors took part in the 2014 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) from 5- 8 May. It took place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and is considered to be one of the most prominent travel and tourism events of the region. Below are a few announcements... Read More
As winter comes to its gradual end, many of us have started anticipating our summer holidays. Essential to any of your vacation plans would be the travel insurance you get. Therefore, keep in mind the below factors to avoid any insurance surprises during your vacation. Always carry proof We... Read More
Umrah season will see a record influx of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for health and travel insurance. Read More
Credit cards are a great way to enjoy discounts. Depending on your card, you can enjoy perks such as dinning & travel discounts, lounge access, cashback, air miles, free rounds of golf and much more. Therefore, it’s important to pick the right card based on your needs. Are you... Read More
There are over 30 credit cards in the UAE that offers air miles programs. We've put together a list for you to make it easy to compare the card, the minimum salary required, the features of the air mile program and the different rewards associated. Read More
If you like to travel, signing up for a credit card that rewards your everyday spending with air miles is a wise move. Used correctly, you could receive one, two or even more free flights to a destination of your choice every year. Read More
Around this time of the year, an estimated two million pilgrims around the world will be preparing to make their spiritual journey to the holy sites of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. Our tips can help prevent you breaking the bank and safeguard you during your journey. Read More
For many jetting off to exotic locations for Eid Al Fitr, their only worry is whether they have packed all their holiday essentials. But what happens when they get to the airport and the flight is delayed. Are they covered by their travel insurance policy? Our team at Souqalmal.com... Read More
If you are planning a last-minute trip to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, then make sure you take advantage of the dozens of travel deals on offer. From Europe to Southeast Asia and locations closer to home, there are dozens of bargains for those conscious about cost. A road trip... Read More
We may live in one of the safest places on the planet here in the UAE, but that’s no reason to become complacent. If you are going away for the summer, you’ll be taking a few select items with you but the rest of your worldly possessions will be... Read More
The days of travelling overseas and being unreachable are long gone. Nowadays, we like to stay in touch with friends and family via text message, phone calls and social media. But using your phone without a roaming package can cost. Here’s a guide to roaming and how to ensure... Read More
There’s always a lot to do just before you leave for a holiday. At this stage, people commonly focus on finishing any pending matters at work and getting their bags packed. However, just a little more planning before you travel can help ensure that your trip goes smoothly. Well... Read More
You’ve remembered to pack your sunscreen, swimsuit and that novel you’ve been meaning to read for ages, so you’re all set for your summer holiday, right? Not quite. You may be forgetting the most essential item of all – your travel insurance. As the old industry adage goes, if... Read More
If you are jetting off on holiday or a business trip anytime soon, then you might want to check your credit card to see if it will allow you into an airport lounge. After all, who wouldn’t want access to the travel industry’s best-kept secret – a quiet place... Read More
A few years ago the UK Government in conjunction with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced that they would be introducing a new residence test. The intention was to clarify the status of people both leaving and arriving in the UK and there has been considerable discussion regarding... Read More
Compare over 20 different credit cards with air miles program, including earning and burning ratios. Read More
In all the excitement of booking and planning a holiday some important issues can get overlooked, but a little time thinking about the serious issue of money before you go can make for a smoother and cheaper break. Read More
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