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Cruise industry in Oman - impressive!

Cruise industry in Oman - impressive!

Oman attracted more than 300,000 cruise passengers from October last year to June this year, compare that to the 2003 season when the number of cruise passenger arrivals was just 3,500.

Etihad Airways extends Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Title Sponsorship

Etihad Airways extends Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Title Sponsorship

Etihad Airways has extended its Title Sponsorship of the FORMULA 1 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX to become one of the longest title sponsors in F1® history.

Emirates and the DP World Championship in 2014

Emirates and the DP World Championship in 2014

Emirates, the airline based in Dubai, UAE is concluding a successful year as the Official Airline of the European Tour.

CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2014 goes to...

This airline is a strategic leader and setting a benchmark for others CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence 2014 goes to...

The CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence, the world’s pre-eminent aviation strategy awards, are for strategic leadership in the aviation industry.

Formula 1 grid girls uniforms by Etihad

Formula 1 grid girls uniforms by Etihad

Etihad Airways' cabin crew has debuted this year’s grid girls uniform at the airline’s headquarters ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Every airline passenger is a star with Emirates

Every airline passenger is a star with Emirates

Emirates, a global connector of people and passions, today launched a unique musical competition for fans and music lovers in the GCC region, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Jordan.

Dubai Convention strengthens position as a leading business event hub

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed agreement with Professional Convention Management Association Dubai Convention strengthens position as a leading business event hub

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the Official Convention Bureau, recently signed a partnership agreement with the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) with a view to further raise ...

Airline sets new world record for the fastest replacement of GE90 aircraft engine

Airline sets new world record for the fastest replacement of GE90 aircraft engine

With an engine inlet cowling diameter of 3.4 meters, and overall length of 7.4 meters, the GE90 engine weighs approximately eight tons, and is capable of delivering an extraordinary 115,000 pounds ...

The First Class Apartment: Etihad wins Top Sbid Award

The First Class Apartment: Etihad wins Top Sbid Award

The game-changing design of Etihad Airways' new Airbus A380 First Class product, called First Apartments, has been recognized at the annual Society of British and International Design (SBID) ...

IBTM Arabia unveils its new Meeting Pod

IBTM Arabia unveils its new Meeting Pod

IBTM Arabia has unveiled the design impression of its exhibitor “meeting pods” for the transformation of the region’s MICE event, previously known as GIBTM, which takes place for the first ...

Dubai’s hosting of 2018 ICCA Congress

Emirate wins bid to host global meeting industry’s most prestigious event Dubai’s hosting of 2018 ICCA Congress

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai’s business event industry has received a formidable international commendation with its successful bid to host the 2018 International Congress and Convention ...

Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

Best Islamic Economy Startup award goes to a mobil app

The “Irhal” Islamic travel mobile app has won the first prize for being the most innovative application developed by a startup in the field of Islamic economy at The Entrepreneurs Day Awards ...

Dubai wins prestigious award for hosting UAE's largest-ever incentive group

Dubai wins prestigious award for hosting UAE's largest-ever incentive group

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Earlier this week Dubai’s world class event infrastructure was internationally recognized with the prestigious Crystal Award, the highest award in the incentive ...

Timeless luxury and legendary service come to Dubai

Timeless luxury and legendary service come to Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Welcome to the new Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, where personalized service, uncompromising quality and the utmost attention to every detail are the ...

"Innovation in Work Culture" award goes to...

"Innovation in Work Culture" award goes to...

The Daman Corporate Health Awards recognize the best employers in the United Arab Emirates for their commitment and success in organizational wellness.

Aviation sector and Dubai’s economy

Aviation sector and Dubai’s economy

Emirates airline, Dubai airports, and the aviation sector as a whole contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, which was almost 27% of Dubai’s GDP and supported a total of 416,500 ...

Gulf Air to operate daily flights to Thiruvananthapuram

Gulf Air to operate daily flights to Thiruvananthapuram

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, today announced the increase of its direct services to Trivandrum International Airport following a successful first year of ...

Zazou: No new tourism licenses for now

Zazou: No new tourism licenses for now

CAIRO, Egypt - No new tourism licenses will be provided to companies during the current period, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou said during the Arab Tourism and Umrah (minor pilgrimage) forum on ...

Airline employee steals charity money from Emirates plane

Airline employee steals charity money from Emirates plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - An airline employee was reportedly sacked from his job in Dubai after he stole AED463 ($126) worth of goods and cash from his employer, which included AED62 taken ...

Etihad Airways and the connection to a New York City Football Club

Etihad Airways and the connection to a New York City Football Club

Etihad Airways celebrated becoming the new Principal Partner of the Major League Soccer franchise, New York City Football Club, by hosting a cocktail function in New York last night.

Madinat Jumeirah scores international sustainability certification first

Madinat Jumeirah scores international sustainability certification first

Madinat Jumeirah resort in Dubai has been awarded international Green Globe certification across its entire luxury complex.

Emirates overhauls its First Airbus A380

Emirates overhauls its First Airbus A380

Emirates Engineering marked another milestone when the team performed its first 3C-Check on an A380, a major overhaul that restores the airline’s first A380 aircraft to near pristine ...

Emirates to resume services to Erbil

Emirates to resume services to Erbil

Erbil, also written Irbil, and known as Hewlêr, is the largest city and capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways update

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways update

Tourism Australia and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have deepened their strategic marketing partnership with a significant increase in joint funding for the ...

Emirates Group announces half-year performance

Emirates Group announces half-year performance

The Emirates Group today announced its half-yearly results which show steady performance and growth, despite a challenging business environment marked by ongoing health pandemic concerns, regional ...

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai appoints new Chief Engineer

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai appoints new Chief Engineer

The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, Dubai, has appointed a new Chief Engineer to upgrade technological infrastructure and ensure its proper maintenance to further improve guest satisfaction.

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar reaffirms commitment to sustainability in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar reaffirms commitment to sustainability in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

LOS ANGELES, California - For continuously driving environmental awareness and committing to its sustainable management and socio-economic plans, Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar has once again received ...

Inside airport hotel opens at Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Inside airport hotel opens at Hamad International Airport (HIA)

A new 100-room hotel provides passengers with exceptional facilities where they can relax between flights or enjoy short-term stopovers in Doha.

Sharm El-Sheikh: Occupancy rates stable despite North Sinai bombing

Sharm El-Sheikh: Occupancy rates stable despite North Sinai bombing

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - Tourist occupancies in Sharm El-Sheikh remain at the same level recorded last week, according to an official with the Egyptian Chamber of Hotels.

Arabiyat: Jordan's tourism revenues up 8.8 percent

Arabiyat: Jordan's tourism revenues up 8.8 percent

AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's tourism revenues rose 8.8 percent in the first 9 months of 2014, Director General of the Jordan Tourism Board, Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, said.

Egypt to re-open courtyard in front of the Sphinx to tourists

Egypt to re-open courtyard in front of the Sphinx to tourists

CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt will soon open to tourists the courtyard in front of the Sphinx, the colossal monument which has been under restoration for nearly four years, officials said on Sunday.

Tourism increase to Sharm El-Sheikh,  Egypt

Tourism increase to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Tourist occupancies in Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt remain at the same level recorded last week, according to an official with the Egyptian Chamber of Hotels.

Agreement underlines need to prevent use of stolen passports to cross borders

Agreement underlines need to prevent use of stolen passports to cross borders

DOHA, Qatar – As part of efforts to enhance international travel security, Qatar Airways has signed an agreement with INTERPOL to use the world police body’s I-Checkit system to screen the ...

Kigali - think twice before going on FlyDubai

Kigali - think twice before going on FlyDubai

By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

In what can only be termed a bad start for their flights twice a week to Kigali, which run as an extension of the daily flights to Entebbe, flydubai has, according to tweets seen already, started ...

Alitalia recruitment for Etihad Airways

ETIHAD AIRWAYS TO EXPAND PILOT NUMBERS FOLLOWING RECRUITMENT OF 40 ALITALIA CAPTAINS AND FIRST OFFICERS Alitalia recruitment for Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the recruitment of 40 fully-qualified pilots from Alitalia, the national airline of Italy, as part of a large-scale ...

Online onboard: Emirates aims for free Wi-Fi

Online onboard: Emirates aims for free Wi-Fi

By Prof. Wolfgang H. Thome, Ph.D., eTN Africa Correspondent

Emirates, Dubai’s award-winning airline, has given the clearest indication yet that once the rollout of wireless connectivity across the fleet is complete, passengers may be able to access the ...

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay rises from the Arabian Sea

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay rises from the Arabian Sea

BAHRAIN BAY, Kingdom of Bahrain - Every weekend, about a quarter million people come to the Kingdom of Bahrain, just for the fun of it.

Qatar Airways continues fleet expansion

Qatar Airways continues fleet expansion

DOHA, Qatar – For the first time in its history, Qatar Airways took delivery of three new aircraft in one day last week as two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777 joined its rapidly ...

WestJet reports record Q3 results

WestJet reports record Q3 results

CALGARY, Canada - WestJet today announced its third quarter 2014 results, with record adjusted net earnings1 of $85.4 million, or $0.66 per diluted share.

Emirates SkyCargo connects Budapest to a world of trade

Emirates SkyCargo connects Budapest to a world of trade

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates and a global connector of business and trade, has strengthened its operations in central Europe with the recent launch of cargo services to ...

The Pearl of the Persian Gulf eyeing more tourists and investors

The Pearl of the Persian Gulf eyeing more tourists and investors

TEHRAN, Iran - Persian Gulf island of Kish is a favorite domestic tourism destination for the Iranians.

Oman: International tourist nimbers to increase 14 percent

Oman: International tourist nimbers to increase 14 percent

MUSCAT, Oman - Number of foreign tourists visiting Oman is expected to increase 14 percent compared to last year.

Al Rayyan Hospitality to unveil first resorts in Qatar

Al Rayyan Hospitality to unveil first resorts in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar - Al Rayyan Hospitality, the new Doha-based hospitality development group, plans to help put Qatar on the map at World Travel Market (WTM) as a new world class resort destination for ...

Doha’s new oasis: Hamad International Airport

Doha’s new oasis: Hamad International Airport

By Ted Macauley

One of the most striking sights inside the new International Airport in Doha, Qatar, is that of a giant teddy bear sitting in the middle of an atrium, with a helmet and a giant light bulb on its ...

Minister: Tourist arrivals to Egypt up 200 percent

Minister: Tourist arrivals to Egypt up 200 percent

CAIRO, Egypt - The flow of tourists into Egypt has increased tangibly over the past six months, according to Minister of Tourism, Hisham Zazou.In a statement on Sunday, Zazou stated that tourist ...

Emirates empowers airport staff with launch of new mobile app technology

Emirates empowers airport staff with launch of new mobile app technology

Emirates continues to be a trailblazer in technology, recently empowering its airport staff with the latest mobile application designed to deliver the best service to customers.

Dead Sea Jordan breaks Guinness World Record

Creates Largest Human Floating Image at Lowest Spot on Earth Dead Sea Jordan breaks Guinness World Record

DEAD SEA, Jordan – Monaco Business Development announced today that Destination Dead Sea Jordan broke the world record of the largest floating human image in the world on Thursday, October 30, ...

Three times a day Abu Dhabi to Delhi and to Bombay: Etihad Airways

Three times a day Abu Dhabi to Delhi and to Bombay: Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced that Mumbai and New Delhi will become its first destinations in India to be served with triple-daily flights, ...

New Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha passenger and cargo traffic situation

New Hamad International Airport (HIA) Doha passenger and cargo traffic situation

DOHA, Qatar - Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, today announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha ...

Boeing Delivers Emirates' 100th 777-300ER

Boeing Delivers Emirates' 100th 777-300ER

Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the ...

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