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Etihad Airways: Best International Procurement

Etihad Airways: Best International Procurement

Etihad Airways’ Procurement & Supply Management department has received three prestigious awards from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

Saudi Arabia vows to punish perpetrators of deadly terrorist attack

Saudi Arabia vows to punish perpetrators of deadly terrorist attack

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz said today that Saudi Arabia would find and punish those responsible for the terrorist attack on Friday on ...

Cruise ship brings 6000 tourists to Aqaba

Cruise ship brings 6000 tourists to Aqaba

AMMAN, Jordan — An international cruise ship that docked in Aqaba last Thursday introduced the “golden triangle of tourism” — Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum — to a new group of tourists, a ...

First ever tour guide to Kurdistan released

First ever tour guide to Kurdistan released

A 400-page guide book that hopes to tempt adventurous travelers to Kurdistan has been released.

Ras al-Khaimah aims to attract more diverse range of tourists

Ras al-Khaimah aims to attract more diverse range of tourists

RAS AL KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates - Greater effort must be made to attract a more diverse range of tourists to the emirate, experts say.

UAE clarifies residency visa policy

UAE clarifies residency visa policy

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A six-month stay outside the country does not automatically cancel residency visas in some select situations, says the Ministry of Interior.

Qatar Airways and Aspire Academy: Football Dreams Africa team

Qatar Airways and Aspire Academy: Football Dreams Africa team

Qatar Airways, FC Barcelona and Aspire Academy hosted a friendly match at Miniestadi, Barcelona, between Qatar Airways & Aspire Academy – Football Dreams Africa team and FC Barcelona’s ...

Follow religion? Destroy ancient ruins of Palmyra

Follow religion? Destroy ancient ruins of Palmyra

The clock is ticking for the Roman world heritage site at Palmyra in central Syria.

Time Hotel management expands portfolio to add a sports-themed restaurant

Time Hotel management expands portfolio to add a sports-themed restaurant

UAE-headquartered TIME Hotels Management has revealed a new addition to its rapidly-growing hospitality portfolio with the launch of its first non-hotel product, a sports-themed restaurant located ...

Etihad Airways: New VP Corporate Safety and Quality

Etihad Airways: New VP Corporate Safety and Quality

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Emirati national, Captain Majed Al Marzouqi, as its new Vice President for Corporate Safety and Quality.

Amsterdam Schiphol airline route expansion cap in progress?

Amsterdam Schiphol airline route expansion cap in progress?

Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways have been succesful in expanding global networks and opening new options to airline passengers to connect the world.

Worth US$10 billion: Richest Saudi woman

Worth US$10 billion: Richest Saudi woman

In 2004, she became the first woman to be elected to the board of a Saudi company, Saudi Hollandi Bank, in which an Olayan Group division has a 21.8 percent stake.

Shangri-La: MOU for management of new luxury hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Shangri-La: MOU for management of new luxury hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited and Assila Investments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to the management and operation of a luxury hotel and residences ...

Strategic competition in Middle East and North Africa requires regional solution

Strategic competition in Middle East and North Africa requires regional solution

DEAD SEA, Jordan – The geopolitical disorder across the Middle East and North Africa is part of a strategic competition that is playing out and could lead to major changes in the Arab world, ...

Ghandour: Educational reform and women in workforce key to Arab youth employment

Ghandour: Educational reform and women in workforce key to Arab youth employment

DEAD SEA, Jordan – To reduce unemployment among Arab youth, schools and universities should teach critical thinking, women should be encouraged to join the workforce, and governments should ease ...

King of Jordan reaffirms commitment to reform

King of Jordan reaffirms commitment to reform

DEAD SEA, Jordan – His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan opened the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, reaffirming his commitment ...

Egypt’s President: Arab region and international community must work together

Egypt’s President: Arab region and international community must work together

DEAD SEA, Jordan – The Arab world is facing severe political, economic and security challenges, which countries have to address together with the international community, said Abdelfattah Said ...

Deadly terror during Friday prayer in a Saudi Arabia Shiite minority town

Deadly terror during Friday prayer in a Saudi Arabia Shiite minority town

The al-Qadeeh town is home to Saudi Arabia’s Shiite minority, in a country which is predominantly Sunni.

Oman is thinking big on the International Convention Industry platform

Oman is thinking big on the International Convention Industry platform

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the Sultanate’s landmark business events hub, revealed its latest 3D structures and aerial drone images in the lead-up to the opening in 2016 ...

World’s largest hotel to be built in Mecca

World’s largest hotel to be built in Mecca

MECCA, Saudi Arabia – Imagine a hotel with 10,000 rooms, covering 1.4 million square meters – that’s large enough to accommodate the population of a small town.

E-visa fraud lands travel consultant in Dubai jail

E-visa fraud lands travel consultant in Dubai jail

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A travel consultant has been accused of forging two e-visas and emailing them to a woman and her mother, who had planned to visit Dubai last year.

Expanded ATM 2015 line-up results in 15% visitor growth

Arabian Travel Market Dubai Final result Expanded ATM 2015 line-up results in 15% visitor growth

Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organizer of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2015, which took place May 4-7, 2015, has shared initial post-event numbers for the 22nd edition of the annual travel trade ...

UAE Foreign Minister visits Etihad Airways Alitalia pavillion

UAE Foreign Minister visits Etihad Airways Alitalia pavillion

Etihad Airways and Alitalia welcomed His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, to their joint pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 this week.

Gulf Air: Barhain-Istanbul increase

Gulf Air: Barhain-Istanbul increase

MANAMA, Kingdom of Bahrain - As part of its new summer schedule, Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is launching additional flights to and from Istanbul as of July 11 with a ...

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna awarded Green Globe re-certification

Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna awarded Green Globe re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - The Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna is located directly on the beachfront of the Red Sea in Egypt.

Qatar Airways now offers A350 services to Germany

Qatar Airways now offers A350 services to Germany

Qatar Airways, the Global Launch Customer of the A350 XWB, has announced the expansion of its A350 services to Germany, with the new state-of-the-art aircraft being deployed on its Doha-Munich ...

Abu Dhabi-Bangkok now four times daily non-stop on Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi-Bangkok now four times daily non-stop on Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will add a fourth daily service between Abu Dhabi and Bangkok from July 1, 2015.

His Majesty King Abdullah II supports World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa

His Majesty King Abdullah II supports World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held at the Dead Sea in Jordan on May 21-23.

Qatar Airways orders 30 Gulfstream aircraft

Qatar Airways orders 30 Gulfstream aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, today announced that Qatar Executive has agreed to purchase up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft as part of a Memorandum of ...

Dubai hotel opening: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments Al Rigga

Dubai hotel opening: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments Al Rigga

Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments in Dubai’s Al Rigga neighborhood today formally opens its doors to guests.

Etihad appointed SITA for end-to-end baggage tracking services

Etihad appointed SITA for end-to-end baggage tracking services

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has chosen air transport IT specialist, SITA, for end-to-end baggage tracking services.

Etihad Airways: New GM in Indonesia

Etihad Airways: New GM in Indonesia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has appointed Iwan Kip as General Manager for Indonesia, based in Jakarta.

Dubai to host Aviation Security Summit in November

Dubai to host Aviation Security Summit in November

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Acknowledging the current investments for expansion of airports, The Aviation Security Summit will be held on 10 - 11 November 2015 at Dubai.

Tapping policewoman on the shoulder lands tourist in prison

Tapping policewoman on the shoulder lands tourist in prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A tourist has been convicted of molestation after tapping a policewoman on the shoulder to get her attention.

Why Dubai? Deputy CEO of Jafza has the answer

Why Dubai? Deputy CEO of Jafza has the answer

Jafza highlights the Emirate's status as the hub to reach the thriving region of 2.5 billion consumers at the Invest in Dubai seminar.

Etihad Airways: 7 reasons to stopover in Abu Dhabi this May

Etihad Airways: 7 reasons to stopover in Abu Dhabi this May

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Stop over in Abu Dhabi, and Etihad Airways will give you a complimentary 96-hour visit visa.

Rewarding: How an airline call center should be operated

Rewarding: How an airline call center should be operated

Etihad Airways has been honored with two accolades at the INSIGHTS Middle East Call Centre Awards 2015.

Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort: Where all speak the common language of environmentalism

Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort: Where all speak the common language of environmentalism

LOS ANGELES, California - Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort is located on the East Coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Hyatt announces plans for two new hotels in Saudi Arabia

Hyatt announces plans for two new hotels in Saudi Arabia

CHICAGO, IL - Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Abdulelah Mohammed Ali Maghrabi Commercial Est.

96 percent of exhibitors satisfied with IBTM Arabia experience

96 percent of exhibitors satisfied with IBTM Arabia experience

Research conducted at ibtm Arabia shows that the new format meeting pod event, held for the first time in February this year, provided the connections and business that led to 96% of exhibitors ...

New Abu Dhabi Airport  30 million Midfield Terminal and SITA

New Abu Dhabi Airport 30 million Midfield Terminal and SITA

SITA’s advanced technology will set the foundation for Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new Midfield Terminal, which will serve an estimated 30 million passengers annually from July 2017.

Bahrain Airport Company to host inaugural Routes MEA forum

Bahrain Airport Company to host inaugural Routes MEA forum

Preparations are in full swing as Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body and operator of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), is gearing up to host the first edition of Routes Middle ...

Free WiFi services launched in over 200 locations in Dubai

Free WiFi services launched in over 200 locations in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Telecom operator du has rolled out free WiFi services in more than 200 locations in Dubai and aims to offer it across more than 300 locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi ...

New tourism package will offer foreigners incentive to stay longer in Aqaba

New tourism package will offer foreigners incentive to stay longer in Aqaba

AQABA, Jordan - The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and its investment arm, Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), are working on an ambitious plan to diversify the tourism product to ...

Ajman Palace Hotel appoints top Executive Chef

Ajman Palace Hotel appoints top Executive Chef

AJMAN, United Arab Emirates - The Ajman Palace Hotel has appointed Chef Thomas Fischer as the Executive Chef.

Wanting to work for Emirates? More than 2,000 applicants in 3 days

Wanting to work for Emirates? More than 2,000 applicants in 3 days

The Emirates Group’s stand at Careers UAE 2015 attracted a large number of Emirati job seekers, offering up to 850 positions during the exhibition.

Etihad Airways: New GM appointed for Greece

Philip Philippou: New General Manager Greece for Etihad Airways Etihad Airways: New GM appointed for Greece

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has appointed Philip Philippou as its new General Manager for Greece.

Tunisia tourism officials: Come home this summer!

Tunisia tourism officials: Come home this summer!

Tourism is down in Tunsia. After a series of security issues and attacks, the country has a big problem convincing foreign tourists to visit this North African country.

Maldives Travel Awards hosted in Dubai concludes

Maldives Travel Awards hosted in Dubai concludes

A Special Edition of Maldives Travel Awards 2015 was hosted abroad for the first time, at Dusit Thani Dubai, on 5th May 2015.

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