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Ritz-Carlton brings its brand of timeless luxury to Jeddah

Ritz-Carlton brings its brand of timeless luxury to Jeddah

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will open its second hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah late summer with The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers consistently achieves sustainable outcomes

Jumeirah Emirates Towers consistently achieves sustainable outcomes

LOS ANGELES, California - Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai graces the city skyline with its stunning architecture.

Qatar Airways loves African football - and it shows

Qatar Airways loves African football - and it shows

After what was undoubtedly much nervous anticipation from the players, as well as careful evaluation and deliberation by the coaches, the names of the final 15 footballers selected for the Qatar ...

Emirates Sky Cargo: Dubai to 11 US destinations

Emirates Sky Cargo: Dubai to 11 US destinations

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to expand its United States cargo network to 11 destinations, when the airline launches a daily service to Orlando, Florida, from ...

Visitors to the United Arab Emirates face less jail time and faster court proceedings

Visitors to the United Arab Emirates face less jail time and faster court proceedings

Drinking in the United Arab Emirates. It's not a good idea, because you may get in deep trouble with the law.

Riyadh and Jeddah: 16,000 new hotel rooms by 2018

Riyadh and Jeddah: 16,000 new hotel rooms by 2018

A new report published by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) for The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2015 reveals today that the major cities of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and Jeddah, are forecast to see an increase of ...

The Last Wilderness of the UAE

The Last Wilderness of the UAE

Emirates has signed up to sponsor ‘The Last Wilderness of the UAE’, a documentary series that will feature the United Arab Emirates’ remarkably rich biodiversity.

Alila Salalah: How it will change tourism for Oman

Alila Salalah: How it will change tourism for Oman

Award-winning hospitality design firm, BLINK Design Group, found inspiration in the "Khaleef," a rare phenomenon that makes the desert bloom for a few short months in Oman, in developing its ...

CBS MoneyWatch: The most dependable airline

CBS MoneyWatch: The most dependable airline

This airline has been named the “World’s Most Dependable Airline” in a comprehensive study of all major carriers, published by CBS MoneyWatch and conducted by recognized travel site, ...

Arabian Travel Market 2015 welcomes timely return of UNWTO Ministerial Forum

Arabian Travel Market 2015 welcomes timely return of UNWTO Ministerial Forum

A high profile line-up of regional ministers of tourism and leading industry luminaries are to debate the future of the tourism sector in the Middle East and North Africa, with an agenda focus ...

Oman: Tourist inflow rises 12 percent

Oman: Tourist inflow rises 12 percent

MUSCAT, Oman - Tourist inflow into Oman until the end of February 2015 reached 390,000, a rise of 12 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

Sharjah leading tourist destination for Saudi families

Sharjah leading tourist destination for Saudi families

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Hotels in Sharjah received 42,150 guests from Saudi Arabia during the first two months this year, according to latest available figures from Sharjah Commerce and ...

Hikers: Sinai tourism is safe

Hikers: Sinai tourism is safe

CAIRO, Egypt - “Sinai – specifically South Sinai – is not the danger zone it is often made out to be,” according to the Sinai is Safe campaign’s Facebook page.

Tourist in Dubai court for drugging, robbing businessmen

Tourist in Dubai court for drugging, robbing businessmen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A tourist who told a court he was an imam at a mosque in Mecca has denied drugging two businessmen and stealing Dh200,000.

International Halal Tourism event to be held in Istanbul

International Halal Tourism event to be held in Istanbul

CAIRO, Egypt - Over 1,000 delegates from more than 50 countries are expected to converge upon the capitol city of Istanbul, Turkey, for the second annual European international Halal Tourism ...

On a Libyan beach today: 12 humans beheaded by ISIS

On a Libyan beach today: 12 humans beheaded by ISIS

A new video from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) purportedly shows the group killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

Connected!  Doha to Ta'if, Basra, Gassim, Ankara, Zagreb, Athens, Larnaca, Salalah, Alexandria

Connected! Doha to Ta'if, Basra, Gassim, Ankara, Zagreb, Athens, Larnaca, Salalah, Alexandria

Qatar Airways has responded to the continuous rise in passenger demand with an increase in the frequency of weekly flights to 10 of its most popular destinations throughout the Middle East and ...

Crystal Cabin Award awarded: A380 Premium Class  VIP’ category

Crystal Cabin Award awarded: A380 Premium Class VIP’ category

Etihad Airways has scooped the coveted 2015 Crystal Cabin Award in the ‘Premium Class & VIP’ category, for its innovative Airbus A380 upper deck cabin designs and products.

TIME Hotels: Expanded regional portfolio

TIME Hotels: Expanded regional portfolio

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels Management, returns to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this year with an expanded regional portfolio that has seen its collection of hotels, hotel ...

MOU: UAE’s national airline to conduct national service medical examinations for its Emirati Staff

MOU: UAE’s national airline to conduct national service medical examinations for its Emirati Staff

The General Command of the Armed Forces, represented by the National Service and Reserve Authority (NRSA), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Etihad Airways.

Airline signs $9.2 billion order with Rolls-Royce for A380 engines

Airline signs $9.2 billion order with Rolls-Royce for A380 engines

The engines will be used to power 50 Airbus A380s ordered at the Dubai Air Show in 2013, which will begin entering service in 2016.

ATM: To capitalize on its supremacy in Halal-friendly and family travel

ATM: To capitalize on its supremacy in Halal-friendly and family travel

Family-centric travel is the official show theme for the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this year that will take place in Dubai from May 4-7 and being a pioneer in the halal-friendly segment, it is ...

UAE first Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) opens by Etihad Airways

UAE first Aeromedical Centre (AeMC) opens by Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has received accreditation from the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate the country’s first Aeromedical ...

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts reveals 2017 Dubai Media City Debut

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts reveals 2017 Dubai Media City Debut

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to open its first property in Dubai Media City (DMC) in 2017 – a move that capitalises on the vibrant business district’s fast-paced ...

6000 hand-planted "Bed of Roses" Dior Les Parfums installations at Hamad International Airport

6000 hand-planted "Bed of Roses" Dior Les Parfums installations at Hamad International Airport

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has unveiled an exclusive 180-square-meter Dior Les Parfums podium with an avenue of 6,000 roses delicately hand-planted one-by-one to create a garden atmosphere in Hamad ...

New Abu Dhabi Airports chief named

New Abu Dhabi Airports chief named

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Following the surprise announcement that Tony Douglas has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei has been ...

Official: Many countries ready to invest in Iran's tourism market

Official: Many countries ready to invest in Iran's tourism market

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's highest-ranking tourism official said a host of countries have voiced readiness to invest in Iran's tourism market, urging German investors to seize the opportunity given a ...

New Iraqi airline to launch flights in July

New Iraqi airline to launch flights in July

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq is adding a fifth privately-owned carrier to help maintain travel links for its 8 million annual air travelers as major foreign operators halt services because of the ...

Time Hotels: Joseph Fayad appointed as Corporate IT Director

Time Hotels: Joseph Fayad appointed as Corporate IT Director

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels Management, has announced the appointment of Joseph Fayad as its new Corporate Director of Information Technology as it moves to implement ...

First Emirati Area Manager appointed by Etihad Airways

Othman Aleghfeli now Area Manager Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) First Emirati Area Manager appointed by Etihad Airways

By OTHMAN ALEGHFELI APPOINTED ETIHAD AIRWAYS’ FIRST EMIRATI AREA MANAGER

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, has announced the appointment of Othman Aleghfeli, a UAE national, as Area Manager Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) from his current ...

Armani kits will provide new level of comfort for Qatar Airways passengers

Armani kits will provide new level of comfort for Qatar Airways passengers

DOHA, Qatar – Award winning Qatar Airways has become the first international carrier to carry products by two of the world’s most renowned Italian brands; Giorgio Armani Fragrances & ...

A380 service to Zurich: Now twice a day from Dubai

A380 service to Zurich: Now twice a day from Dubai

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has announced a second daily A380 service to Zurich, adding 945 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business ...

Emirates increases capacity: Dubai-Seychelles

Emirates increases capacity: Dubai-Seychelles

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is set to increase its capacity to the popular Indian Ocean island of Seychelles, when it switches from the current Airbus 330-200 used on one of ...

Seven Tides brings best of British to Dubai

DUKES Oceana, Dubai hotel and residences on Palm Jumeirah Seven Tides brings best of British to Dubai

Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides has unveiled its newest upscale project, the DUKES Oceana, Dubai hotel and residences, located on Palm Jumeirah.

Saudis love to travel: New figures revealed

Saudis love to travel: New figures revealed

A new report published by Euromonitor International for The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2015 reveals today that online travel sales to residents in Saudi Arabia showed record 40% growth in 2014 to ...

Etihad Airways sets record straight on labor policies and practices

Etihad Airways sets record straight on labor policies and practices

NEW YORK, NY - Etihad Airways is one of the world’s most popular new employers of the 21st century. Etihad strives to attract the top talent in the industry and it’s working.

Lebanon banking on regional demand for tourism sector revival

Lebanon banking on regional demand for tourism sector revival

Middle Eastern travelers returning to Lebanon with tourism receipts are set to rise by 7.9% to reach US$6.4 billion in 2015.

The Mumbai Indians secured Etihad Airways as a sponsor

The Mumbai Indians secured Etihad Airways as a sponsor

Etihad Airways and Jet Airways will be the official airline partners and principal sponsors for the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) team, the Mumbai Indians, for the 2015 Twenty20 ...

Emirates: Additional flights - Dubai to Dhaka and Kolkata

Emirates: Additional flights - Dubai to Dhaka and Kolkata

Emirates passengers in Europe, the Middle East, and North America can now enjoy more convenient connections to West Asia as the airline increased frequencies to Dhaka and Kolkata last week.

Emirates upgrades services to Lebanon

Emirates upgrades services to Lebanon

Emirates, a global connector of people and places, is reinforcing its commitment further in Lebanon by upgrading both of its aircraft serving Beirut to an all-Boeing 777 operation.

Qatar Airways launches new Globetrotter campaign

Qatar Airways launches new Globetrotter campaign

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways Privilege Club, the five-star airline’s loyalty program, has launched the new Qatar Airways Globetrotter campaign exclusively for members to earn bonus Qmiles and ...

Hotels invited to shape Abu Dhabi's tourism industry

Hotels invited to shape Abu Dhabi's tourism industry

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has unveiled a hotel-industry led initiative to support and bolster growth of the emirate’s expanding tourism industry as part of a ...

Portugal joins VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centres in Saudi Arabia

Portugal joins VFS Global Schengen Visa Application Centres in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Embassy of Portugal in Riyadh has outsourced its visa application process to VFS Global.

American Express World Luxury Expo opens in Riyadh

American Express World Luxury Expo opens in Riyadh

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – The third American Express World Luxury Expo took place at the palatial Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh.

Qatar Airways anounces April movie premiers, reveals fresh entertainment system design

Qatar Airways anounces April movie premiers, reveals fresh entertainment system design

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced its latest TV and movie premieres for the month of April while also unveiling an entirely refreshed “look and feel” for its on-board entertainment ...

Friends of Jordan Festivals hosts famous Lebanese show “Music Hall”

Friends of Jordan Festivals hosts famous Lebanese show “Music Hall”

By Sandy Dhuyvetter

In efforts to bring the finest arts to all Jordanians and being in line with this year’s spring activities, Friends of Jordan Festivals (FJF) hosts the famous Lebanese show, “Music Hall” ...

Bahrain visa policy updates to benefit business visitors and tourists

Bahrain visa policy updates to benefit business visitors and tourists

MANAMA, Bahrain - Following on from the new visa policy announced in September 2014, the government of Bahrain have announced a second phase updates, which will allow business visitors and ...

Ecotourism market in GCC nations to be buoyed by heightened environmental awareness

GCC Ecotourism Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment Ecotourism market in GCC nations to be buoyed by heightened environmental awareness

FMI has announced the release of a report titled “GCC Ecotourism Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2014 – 2020.” The report delivers a detailed country-wide analysis of the ...

Etihad Cargo focuses on pharmaceuticals with new product launch

Etihad Cargo focuses on pharmaceuticals with new product launch

Etihad Cargo, the freight division of United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier Etihad Airways, has unveiled TempCheck, its new cargo solution created to ensure the integrity of all temperature-sensitive ...

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