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Emirates aircraft cover 432 million kilometers across the globe in 6 months

Emirates aircraft cover 432 million kilometers across the globe in 6 months

Emirates aircraft have traveled over 432 million kilometers since January 2016, the equivalent of traversing the globe more than 10,700 times.

Crown Prince of Dubai launches Dubai Future Accelerators program

Solving "21st century challenges" Crown Prince of Dubai launches Dubai Future Accelerators program

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Today the Crown Prince of Dubai unveiled an ambitious new program to change the world.

UAE to represent 90 percent of Middle East leisure tourism market by 2020

UAE to represent 90 percent of Middle East leisure tourism market by 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE is forecast to make up 90% of the leisure tourism market in the Middle East by 2020, according to research by Team Leisure LLC ahead of The Leisure Show Dubai ...

Approved: Dubai - Mombassa now on FlyDubai

Approved: Dubai - Mombassa now on FlyDubai

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Africa Correspondent

News from Kenya suggest that FlyDubai, the Gulf's low cost carrier, has been granted traffic rights to Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city.

54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - There are 183 hotel projects and 54,000 hotel rooms in the UAE pipeline, according to a new report.

Abu Dhabi bans extra fees on credit card users

Abu Dhabi bans extra fees on credit card users

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tourists and consumers in Abu Dhabi may no longer be asked to pay extra fees when using their credit cards for purchases across the emirate as per the latest ...

Solar Impulse completes around-the-world flight in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse completes around-the-world flight in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday.

Arabic Calligraphy exhibition opens at La Verda Suites & Villas, Dubai Marina

Arabic Calligraphy exhibition opens at La Verda Suites & Villas, Dubai Marina

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An Arabic Calligraphy exhibition by well-known Egyptian Artist Diaa Allam opened recently at La Verda Suites & Villas, Dubai Marina.

Abu Dhabi tourism: No fees to pay by credit card - it's the law

Abu Dhabi tourism: No fees to pay by credit card - it's the law

Are you planning to travel to Abu Dhabi and like to pay using your credit cards? There is good news for tourists and local consumers in Abu Dhabi.

Egypt hopes unique antiquities will help with declining tourism revenue

Egypt hopes unique antiquities will help with declining tourism revenue

CAIRO, Egypt - "The exhibition is incredibly successful with high turnout, and we study holding it in different museums inside and outside Egypt," said Dorwis Hana, head of Center for the Revival ...

US citizens in Saudi city of Jeddah warned of "imminent threat"

US citizens in Saudi city of Jeddah warned of "imminent threat"

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The US government issued an urgent warning that it has information about a possible attack against its citizens in the Saudi port city of Jeddah.

16 people killed, 13 injured in Iran bus crash

16 people killed, 13 injured in Iran bus crash

TEHRAN, Iran - At least 16 people have been killed and 13 injured after their bus smashed into a concrete electricity pylon and overturned in a mountainous road in northern Iran, a provincial ...

30 people injured in Iran train-truck collision

30 people injured in Iran train-truck collision

TEHRAN, Iran - At least 30 people have been wounded after a train crashed into a truck crossing a railroad in northern Iran, a provincial official says.

Second daily A380 service Dubai-Milan

Second daily A380 service Dubai-Milan

Emirates today unveiled plans to increase capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380.

FC Barcelona and a partnership with Qatar Airways

FC Barcelona and a partnership with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that an agreement with FC Barcelona has been reached to renew the partnership with FC Barcelona’s first team until June 30, 2017.

Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait reaps benefits of sustainable product supply

Mövenpick Hotel Kuwait reaps benefits of sustainable product supply

Green Globe

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has become the most Green Globe-certified hotel company in the world.

UAE mulls banning 12 dog breeds

UAE mulls banning 12 dog breeds

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE Federal National Council (FNC) proposed a draft law on stricter regulation on pets that can be raised in the UAE.

EmQuest signs agreement with Al Futtaim Travel

EmQuest signs agreement with Al Futtaim Travel

EmQuest, a technology provider and distributor of Sabre products for travel agents in the United Arab Emirates, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has signed a three-year contract with Al Futtaim ...

The world’s first interactive airline amenity kit in Economy Class

The world’s first interactive airline amenity kit in Economy Class

Emirates has launched the world’s first interactive amenity kit in Economy Class providing a more comfortable travel experience.

Qatar Airways flies Doha-Muscat 35 times a week

Qatar Airways flies Doha-Muscat 35 times a week

From August 1, 2016, Qatar Airways will provide travelers from around the world with even more choice when flying to Muscat, with the addition of an extra flight to its existing schedule – ...

UAE aircraft components supplier wins orders from Boeing and Airbus

UAE aircraft components supplier wins orders from Boeing and Airbus

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE’s ambitious diversification strategy is beginning to pay dividends.

LATAM to operate flights to Puerto Natales, Patagonia

LATAM to operate flights to Puerto Natales, Patagonia

LATAM Airlines (‘LATAM’) today announced that it will begin a twice-weekly seasonal service between Santiago and Puerto Natales, Patagonia, from 6 December 2016 until 25 February 2017.

Gerry’s dnata wins multi-year contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines

Gerry’s dnata wins multi-year contract with Saudi Arabian Airlines

Gerry’s dnata, the largest ground handler in Pakistan, has signed a multi-year agreement with Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) to provide full ground-handling services for the airline’s ...

Swiss-Belhotel International ads two properties in Egypt

Swiss-Belhotel International ads two properties in Egypt

Global hospitality management company, Swiss-Belhotel International, has signed agreements to manage two more Egyptian properties as it continues to grow its portfolio and presence in the Middle ...

Giant mural becomes Abu Dhabi's newest tourist attraction

Giant mural becomes Abu Dhabi's newest tourist attraction

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - A 600-metre-long artwork on a wall was unveiled in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha Beach on Monday, making it the city’s biggest mural.

UAE residents warned about fake money

UAE residents warned about fake money

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - UAE residents have been advised to be wary of fake money that is still making rounds and finding their way into the till.

Boeing, EGYPTAIR announce order for nine Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing, EGYPTAIR announce order for nine Next-Generation 737-800s

Boeing and EGYPTAIR announced an order today for nine Next-Generation 737-800s at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

Triple honors for Etihad Airways' First Class

Triple honors for Etihad Airways' First Class

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways has received three highly coveted awards for the World’s Best First Class Airline, World’s Best First Class Onboard Catering, and World’s ...

Qatar Airways: Improved year-over-year results in all business units

Qatar Airways: Improved year-over-year results in all business units

Qatar Airways Group announced a 3 billion QAR operating profit for fiscal year 2016 - nearly three times greater than fiscal 2015 profit of 1.1 billion QAR, resulting in an 8.6 percent operating ...

Dubai’s ranking as elite business events hub reaffirmed

Dubai’s ranking as elite business events hub reaffirmed

Dubai’s status as a premier business event destination for some of the world’s most prestigious events has been reinforced by the latest rankings published by the Union of International ...

Foreign companies hoping to tap into Iran's economy through sports

Foreign companies hoping to tap into Iran's economy through sports

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran’s sports industry could be set for a wave of foreign investment as companies seek to build brand identity and consumer loyalty in the Middle East’s second most populated ...

Fire at The Address hotel in Dubai

Fire at The Address hotel in Dubai

Some hotel guests were evacuated from The Address hotel in Dubai when a fire broke out on level 26.

First haunted attraction coming to Dubai

First haunted attraction coming to Dubai

PITTSBURGH, PA - When it comes to designing haunted houses, Extreme Fear Design & Production knows what it takes to scare tens-of-thousands of patrons every Halloween season.

Low-cost Dubai airline launches hotel booking services

Low-cost Dubai airline launches hotel booking services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Low-cost airline flydubai said on Monday that it has partnered with online travel agent Booking.com to add hotel booking services to its website.

Middle East and North Africa chain hotels market review released

Middle East and North Africa chain hotels market review released

The latest market review of the Middle East and North Africa chain hotels was released today. According to the report, cost savings can’t stop profit drop at Abu Dhabi hotels.

Islamic tourism threatened when suicide bomber attacks one of Islam's holiest sites

Islamic tourism threatened when suicide bomber attacks one of Islam's holiest sites

Suicide bomber attacks

It's a center of Islamic tourism worldwide, where three suicide bombers attacked. This was reported in Saudi Arabia on Monday.

Emirates A380 services from Dubai now includes  LAX and Vienna

Emirates A380 services from Dubai now includes LAX and Vienna

Emirates launched its second daily A380 service from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, touching down just shortly after 8:00 pm local time on ...

18 killed, 45 wounded in Baghdad car bomb explosion

18 killed, 45 wounded in Baghdad car bomb explosion

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A bomb ripped through a busy shopping district in central Baghdad early on Sunday, killing at least eighteen people and setting stores ablaze, officials said.

Over a dozen pilgrims killed, 36 injured in Saudi Arabia bus crash

Over a dozen pilgrims killed, 36 injured in Saudi Arabia bus crash

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Over a dozen pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia as the bus they were traveling in overturned on the road between the cities of Ta’if and Riyadh.

Iranian Navy foils major pirate attack on oil tanker

Iranian Navy foils major pirate attack on oil tanker

TEHRAN, Iran - The Islamic Republic Navy has successfully thwarted a major pirate attack on an Iranian merchant vessel in Bab el-Mandeb Strait.

Abu Dhabi Airports' Chief Financial Officer named acting CEO

Abu Dhabi Airports' Chief Financial Officer named acting CEO

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi Airports said on Thursday it has appointed its chief financial officer Abdul Majeed Al Khoori as acting chief executive.

Fruitful efforts turn to gold at Mövenpick Resort Aswan

Fruitful efforts turn to gold at Mövenpick Resort Aswan

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the river Nile.

Emirates completes 33 aircraft makeovers in 12 months

Emirates completes 33 aircraft makeovers in 12 months

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre, the world’s largest aircraft painting facility owned by an airline, has completely stripped and repainted 33 aircraft last ...

Qatar Duty Free and Dior unveil immersive rose cascade experience

Qatar Duty Free and Dior unveil immersive rose cascade experience

DOHA, Qatar – The sun-drenched beauty of the South of France has been recreated in Doha by Qatar Duty Free and Dior with the unveiling of an exquisite wall of beautiful pink roses at Hamad ...

Six Flags coming to Saudi Arabia

Six Flags coming to Saudi Arabia

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX - Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced it has initiated discussions with the government of Saudi Arabia to pursue development of Six Flags-branded theme parks in ...

Ten-thousand new hotel rooms to open in Dubai

Ten-thousand new hotel rooms to open in Dubai

10,000 new hotel rooms will open in Dubai throughout 2016, according to a new report.

Preparations underway at Qatar Tourism Authority for action-packed summer

Preparations underway at Qatar Tourism Authority for action-packed summer

Qatar Tourism Authority

DOHA, Qatar - Preparations are underway at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) for a season of festivities in Qatar this summer marked by attractive offers and exciting activities, from Eid celebrations ...

International entrepreneurial women come together to brand Jordan

International entrepreneurial women come together to brand Jordan

Sandy Dhuyvetter

MONACO Business Development, an international team of entrepreneurial women, announced their business strategy this week from their offices in Amman, Jordan.

Joining together in Jerusalem: Christian, Muslims and Jews

Joining together in Jerusalem: Christian, Muslims and Jews

Noga Tarnopolsky | The Media Line

No, it is not the beginning of a bad joke. It’s a profound initiative.

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