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Marassi Continues to Redefine Egypt's Stunning North Coast

Marassi Continues to Redefine Egypt's Stunning North Coast

London/New York/Cairo, 27th September 2016 – Situated along the pristine Alamein coastline (Egypt's 'White Med'), Emaar Egypt's resort development on the Mediterranean, Marassi is a 1,500-acre ...

Abu Dhabi and Riyadh: Etihad flies the Dreamliner now

Abu Dhabi and Riyadh: Etihad flies the Dreamliner now

Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from 30 October 2016.

New transit visa rules make visiting Qatar easier

New transit visa rules make visiting Qatar easier

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior announced today a revised tourism visa scheme available to passengers transiting through Doha in a move to ...

Qatar Airways will be launch airline for GlobalBeacon technology for global tracking

Qatar Airways will be launch airline for GlobalBeacon technology for global tracking

Qatar Airways announced today it will be the global launch customer of GlobalBeacon(sm), a technology solution by Aireon LLC and FlightAware, designed to provide up-to-the minute global tracking ...

Free Qatar transit visa: Now tourists can stay in Doha up to 96 hours

Qatar Visa easy: UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai commented Free Qatar transit visa: Now tourists can stay in Doha up to 96 hours

Qatar is a world-class stopover travel destination, and the Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar Airways, and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior know this.

When girls become boys: Afghanistan's Bacha Posh torture

When girls become boys: Afghanistan's Bacha Posh torture

Russian TV station RT is showing currently a documentary on the curious case of "bacha posh." The documentary from Afghanistan – a society so patriarchal that a family having several daughters ...

Emirates A380 touches down In Amman

Emirates A380 touches down In Amman

Emirates’ A380 touched down at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) today as the airline bought its popular aircraft into Jordan for a one-off service.

Egypt: 162 bodies recovered after boat sinking in the Mediterranean

Egypt: 162 bodies recovered after boat sinking in the Mediterranean

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian rescue workers have pulled out from the Mediterranean Sea the bodies of more than a hundred refugees whose boat recently capsized near the coast of Egypt.

W Hotels debuts in the United Arab Emirates

W Hotels debuts in the United Arab Emirates

NEW YORK, NY - W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc, today announced the debut of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate.

Florence Tourism in Dubai for a sales mission with Emirates

Florence Tourism in Dubai for a sales mission with Emirates

FLORENCE, Italy - From 18 to 21 September, the staff of the Convention Bureau of Florence, was in Dubai to present the destination, the MICE and leisure products to an audience of tour operator, ...

Qatar announces easier entry for cruise passengers as 32 ships head to Doha port

Destination prepares to offer seamless tourist experience to over 50,000 passengers this season Qatar announces easier entry for cruise passengers as 32 ships head to Doha port

With a large number of cruise passengers expected to arrive at the country’s ports, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), in co-ordination with the Ministry of Interior and Qatar Ports Management ...

Etihad Airways launches new activity packs for young explorers

Etihad Airways launches new activity packs for young explorers

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - With millions of families planning and looking forward to their next holiday or trip abroad, Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ ...

Dubai Business Events to generate AED344 million, attract 65,000 delegates to Dubai

Dubai Business Events to generate AED344 million, attract 65,000 delegates to Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Business Events has secured 15 percent more events in the first eight months of this year than the whole of 2015, and is poised to capitalize on increasing ...

Qatar Airways: Additional capacity to its two South American

Qatar Airways: Additional capacity to its two South American

Qatar Airways will introduce additional capacity to its two South American gateways from December 1, 2016, when the airline upgrades its existing aircraft operating on the route, a Boeing ...

Sunway Hotels and Resorts chooses Dubai

Sunway Hotels and Resorts chooses Dubai

The hospitality division of the Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group opened a regional sales office in Dubai covering the Middle East and Africa, representing a collection of 11 hotels and resorts ...

Qatar Airways named 'Best Up In The Air"

Qatar Airways named 'Best Up In The Air"

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Up in the Air Experience at the Future Travel Experience Awards for the second consecutive year, at the Future Travel Experience Global 2016 ...

Hajj scams: What Muslims will do to get to Mecca

Hajj scams: What Muslims will do to get to Mecca

Katie Beiter | The Media Line

Some Muslims are apparently ready to go to any lengths to participate in the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Latest insights in hospitality investment in Dubai

Latest insights in hospitality investment in Dubai

Speaking at the Vision Conference at The Hotel Show in Dubai, CEO of HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings Laurent - A.

Qatar Airways chief: Sydney welcomed us with open arms

Qatar Airways chief: Sydney welcomed us with open arms

Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network.

Qatar: Hamad International Airport served 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016

Qatar: Hamad International Airport served 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016, registering a growth of more than 20 percent compared to the 14.6 million passengers served ...

Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British-themed DUKES Dubai

Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British-themed DUKES Dubai

Dubai-based Seven Tides Hospitality has signed a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels.

Qatar Airways increases Doha–Luxor service

Qatar Airways increases Doha–Luxor service

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, has announced that it is planning to expand flight operations on Doha-Luxor route for the 2016-17 winter season.

Qatar Airways Cargo: Implements next generation messaging standard

Qatar Airways Cargo: Implements next generation messaging standard

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to fully adopt, implement and integrate the next generation messaging standard, Cargo Extensible Mark-up Language or Cargo-XML in its core cargo ...

Emirati climber: Women have natural mental strength to conquer highest peaks

Emirati climber: Women have natural mental strength to conquer highest peaks

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Women have the natural mental strength for climbing the highest mountains in the world, according to a young ambitious Emirati woman who is training to climb ...

Security reinforced as pilgrims converge on Makkah for annual Hajj

New safety measures after last year’s deadly crush in Makkah Security reinforced as pilgrims converge on Makkah for annual Hajj

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia - Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj, where new measures aim to prevent a recurrence of last year’s stampede that ...

Saudia expanding service from Riyadh to Toronto, Canada

Saudia expanding service from Riyadh to Toronto, Canada

Saudi Arabian Airlines is expanding operation in Canada with additional flights from Riyadh to Toronto.

Saudia: New 3-class 777-300ER configurations in the planning

Saudia: New 3-class 777-300ER configurations in the planning

Saudi Arabian Airlines is introducing the re-configured 3-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its operation. The aircrafts are planned to operate mostly from Riyadh.

Food scene Dubai: Dedicated food and beverage forum

Food scene Dubai: Dedicated food and beverage forum

Leading Middle East chefs and restaurateurs are exploring the changing face of the region’s dining scene ahead of their joint participation in a dedicated food and beverage forum at the 17th ...

Emirates Skywards: 16 years 16 million members

Emirates Skywards: 16 years 16 million members

Emirates Skywards marks 16 years with over 16 million members, and enhances flight redemption with a combination of cash and Skywards Miles.

Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh achieves Gold status

Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh achieves Gold status

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh is an upscale 5-star beachfront property located in Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai on Naama Bay in Egypt.

Sharjah resort sets Emirate's occupancy record

Sharjah resort sets Emirate's occupancy record

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Coral Beach Resort Sharjah achieved the highest occupancy in the emirate recording 78 percent year to date results against the city average of 55 in its competitive ...

Emirates introduces new flavors of Japan onboard

Emirates introduces new flavors of Japan onboard

Emirates has unveiled an exciting new Japanese menu for First Class and Business Class customers on flights between Dubai and Haneda, Narita, and Kansai airports in Japan.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Aloft brand launches in Saudi Arabia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Aloft brand launches in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the entry of its innovative Aloft brand to the Saudi Arabian market with the opening of Aloft Riyadh.

Visitors to Qatar increase in August

Qatar Tourism: Second half of 2016 shows early signs of recovery from tourism slowdown Visitors to Qatar increase in August

Qatar Tourism Authority

Visits of GCC nationals to Qatar continued to increase in August, with year-to-date arrivals growing by 7% compared to the same period in 2015, a Qatar Tourism Authority report has shown.

Dubai-Christchurch: First airline to use A380

Dubai-Christchurch: First airline to use A380

Emirates A380s will fly between Dubai and New Zealand five times daily from October 30 with the introduction of the airline’s double-decker flagship aircraft on Christchurch services.

July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review released

July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review released

LONDON, England - July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review was released today.

Qatar Airways voted 'Best for Business'

Qatar Airways voted 'Best for Business'

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways has once again been recognized as one of the leading airlines in the world in the recent Condé Nast Traveler ‘Readers Travel Awards’ held in London, United ...

MeetChina: Chinese buyers arrive in UAE

MeetChina: Chinese buyers arrive in UAE

The 2016 edition of the MeetChina forum organized by npimedia in collaboration with Highway Tourism commenced in Abu Dhabi today.

Etihad Airways Medical Centre hosts Aviation Health Conference

Etihad Airways Medical Centre hosts Aviation Health Conference

Etihad Airways Medical Centre has welcomed more than 120 medical professionals as well as international medical experts to the annual Aviation Health Conference, under the theme “Ophthalmology ...

Montblanc hosts China travel delegation at MeetChina 2016

Montblanc hosts China travel delegation at MeetChina 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - International luxury Maison Montblanc has welcomed members of the Chinese travel delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the annual Meet China forum.

Free rides: Driverless vehicle tested in Downtown Dubai

Free rides: Driverless vehicle tested in Downtown Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A driverless vehicle will be on a month-long trial on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai from Thursday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.

Dubai's newest tourist attraction: Inflatable aqua park opens soon

Dubai's newest tourist attraction: Inflatable aqua park opens soon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Aqua Park is the newest addition to the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area, and will be open to the public starting from September.

Qatar tourist visa application process: New agreement set

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority sign partnership with VFS Global: Streamlining tourist visas Qatar tourist visa application process: New agreement set

Qatar Tourism Authority

DOHA, Qatar – VFS Global is set to identify a streamlined tourist visa application process in Qatar.

New agreement set to facilitate Qatar tourist visa application process

New agreement set to facilitate Qatar tourist visa application process

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority signed today an agreement with VFS Global – leading provider of visa processing services – in the presence of Qatar’s Ministry of ...

The obvious and not so obvious things to add to UAE tourist checklist

The obvious and not so obvious things to add to UAE tourist checklist

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE is known around the world as an ultimate tourist destination.

Official: Iran to get legal with Saudi Arabia over Hajj stampede victims' rights

Official: Iran to get legal with Saudi Arabia over Hajj stampede victims' rights

TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian official says the country will spare no effort to restore the rights of the victims of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Emirati Women’s Day: Etihad Airways is celebrating

Emirati Women’s Day: Etihad Airways is celebrating

Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel continues sustainability strategies

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel continues sustainability strategies

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Located in the modern city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is perfectly situated for pilgrims visiting this holy destination.

Serbian graduates on track with specialist training at Etihad Airways Engineering

Serbian graduates on track with specialist training at Etihad Airways Engineering

A group of students from Belgrade in Serbia have completed the first phase of their engineering training in the United Arab Emirates and will now commence the next stage of their practical ...

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: It’s electric!

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: It’s electric!

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has committed to being a sustainable and socially responsible property through the adaption of various ecological practices and ...

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