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Emirates lets lower-tier frequent flyers use its luxury lounges

Emirates is opening up its lounges at its Dubai hub to lower-tier frequent flyer members.

Egypt Air A300 pilots ignored warnings by air traffic controllers and cockpit TCAS alerts Air France and Egypt Air: Almost crashed over Belgium

An Egypt Air flight from Ostend heading to Cologne, and an Air France jet packed with passengers heading towards Amsterdam almost ended in a possible disaster, a possible midair crash of the ...

Saudi top religious authority: No cinemas, concerts for the kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s top religious authority has slammed government plans for opening cinemas and concerts in the kingdom, saying such places would be harmful and corrupting.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Faisal Al Nuaimi Inaugurate 'The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair 2017'

The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair, organized in association with The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was inaugurated today by H.E.

Qatar Duty Free and China UnionPay International celebrate Chinese New Year

In celebration of China’s most popular festival, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and China UnionPay International are offering special Chinese New Year promotions to passengers travelling through Doha’s ...

Ritu Kumar to showcase bridal wear at The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair

Celebrated Indian designer Ritu Kumar will present select items from her latest bridal collection at the Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair on 12th January, 2017.

Dubai records most successful year to date for business events

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, recorded its most successful year to date, winning 129 bids and proposals for upcoming conferences, meetings and incentive ...

Arabian Travel on Wellness & Spa US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

The global wellness industry grew 10.6% to become a US$3.72 trillion market in 2015, with the spa market a key driver according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).

Qatar Airways to introduce new amenity kits to Economy Class passengers this month

As part of an ongoing upgrade across its portfolio of on-board products, Qatar Airways will introduce new amenity kits to Economy Class passengers from this month.

HMH names new COO

Hospitality Management Holding (HMH) has announced today the appointment of Ferghal Purcell as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Emirates flight cancelled after snake found in cargo hold

A snake on a plane led to the cancellation of a flight from Muscat to Dubai on Sunday.

Aleppo International Airport is back in business after four years

A first airplane has taken off from the international airport in the Syrian city of Aleppo in four years, during which the airport was closed due to the civil war in the Arab country.

Qatar Airways congratulates Hamad International Airport

Qatar Airways proudly congratulates Hamad International Airport, the airline’s home hub, on achieving the coveted ‘5-Star Airport’ award by Skytrax, the London-based aviation institute and ...

Hamad International 6th airport in the world to achieve 5-Star status

Hamad International Airport (HIA) today joined the top tier of global airports becoming the sixth airport in the world to receive the ‘5-Star Airport’ designation by Skytrax, the London-based ...

Qatar Airways Munich to Doha declares emergency and landed safely

A Qatar Airways Airbus 350-941 flight QR 58 from Munich to Doha is declared an emergency 15 minutes away from approaching the International Airport in Qatar's capital city.

Hamad International Airport hosts FC Bayern Munich fan meet and greet event

Hamad International Airport (HIA) welcomed four of FC Bayern Munich’s top footballers for a special fan meet and greet event, as part of the unique partnership that pairs aviation’s newest, ...

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free welcome guests to ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF), the official airline and retail sponsors of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis 2017, are welcoming fans to the first tournament of the 25th annual ...

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s Hajj delegation invited to come to the kingdom

According to the latest reports, Saudi Arabia has invited Iran to discuss the resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, a process that has been halted over a litany of Hajj-time disasters.

Most expensive New Year's Eve 2016 destination in California named

South Lake Tahoe is the most expensive destination in California to spend New Year's Eve 2016. That finding is the result of a recent survey conducted by LosAngelesHotels.org.

Fog delays hundreds of flights at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah airports

More than 300 outbound flights were reported to have been affected in UAE by Wednesday morning’s fog from as early as 3am to 1pm, including Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International ...

Qatar Airways: 2016 - a successful year of continued growth

Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions.

Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair 2017 starts on January 11

A spectacular evening of Couture and Bridal wear awaits fashionista as at The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair 2017, managed by HMH.

Qatar Airways introduces signature Nappa Dori amenity kits for all of its premium travelers

Qatar Airways has introduced signature Nappa Dori amenity kits on board for all of its premium passengers traveling on short and medium haul flights.

Jordan needs tourists and not travel warnings

Jordan has been an example in a troubled world when it comes staying out of trouble in the field of travel and tourism.

Lebanon, wine and tourism

© Dr. Elinor Garely, Editor in Chief, TourismExecutives.com (a division of eTN Publishing)

Although the first winery in Lebanon was Chateau Joseph Spath (Chateau Chbat) in 1847 it was not until 1857 that Jesuit missionaries formally introduced viticulture and new vines from ...

Qatar Airways introduces new premium amenity kits

Qatar Airways has signed an exclusive three-year partnership with premium purveyors BRICS and Castello Monte Vibiano Vecchio to elevate the airline’s premium cabin experience.

Mawgif to manage parking at DXB and DWC for Dubai Airports

Following a competitive process, Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest international airport and Dubai World Central (DWC), has awarded a 10-year parking ...

100% delegate satisfaction sets the standard for future BestCities events

The first edition of the BestCities Global Forum was hailed as a momentous success by organisers and delegates alike as the three-day conference drew to a close in Dubai.

Qatar Airways receives Mercurys Award

Qatar Airways has been awarded Best Premium Service Concept 2016 for exceptional on-board catering innovation from the Mercurys Awards.

2017 Skal Asia Congress headed for Bahrain

Skal Asian Area has confirmed the programme for the organisation’s 2017 Annual Congress and General Assembly with the Chief Executive of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority, Sheikh ...

Statement on today's deadly attack in Jordan

It does appear to be a terror attack in Jordan today.

Canadian Tourist dies in shooting attack at Jordan tourism site

Jordanian media says several hostages have been freed from the Karak Castle where they were held by a gunmen.

Match of Champions: FC Barcelona wins Qatar Airways Cup trophy

A phenomenal football match saw Qatar Airways’ sponsored FC Barcelona beat Al-Ahli Saudi FC, during the Match of Champions, with the winning side taking home the Qatar Airways Cup trophy.

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2016 a grand success

Hozpitality Group's Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2016 was a grand success with over 84 gold and silver winners in different categories including Judges Choice winners.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi - Yas Island’s fourth theme park

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is set to welcome another world-famous theme park by 2022.

Qatar Airways: Sold-out Match of Champions sure to be a crowd pleaser

Qatar Airways welcomed Al-Ahli Saudi FC and FC Barcelona teams to Doha, in preparation for the sold-out Match of Champions to be held at Al Gharrafa Stadium this evening.

Inferno at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai

It's a residential building also with expats. A fire broke out at this 14-story apartment building on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai late Monday

Qatar Airways Cup: Match of Champions set to draw fans from around the world to Doha

Fans from around the world will converge in Doha tomorrow, when Qatar Airways brings together superstar football teams FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi FC to compete in the first ever Match of ...

Hamad International Airport Announces Long-Term Commitment to Tackle Climate Change and Reduce Carbon Emissions

DOHA – Qatar: Hamad International Airport (HIA) is celebrating its successful renewal of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme by announcing a ...

Surveillance cameras to keep track of Dubai taxi drivers' behavior

All taxi drivers in Dubai will soon be under the constant watch of surveillance cameras, keeping track of their behavior as well as their fatigue levels.

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai recertified by Green Globe for operational efficiency and community support

A busy hotel located next to the Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall has made great efforts in lowering its overall carbon footprint over the last five years.

Commonwealth Hotels appoints Denise Tempco area director of operations

Commonwealth Hotels is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Tempco to the position of area director of operations.

MENA chain hotels struggling to turn a profit

Cost Cuts Can’t Stop Rooms Profit Drop at Manama Hotels

Airline passengers stranded at Dubai airport

Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded at Dubai International Airport, as thick fog enveloped most part of the UAE Monday morning, causing disruptions in inbound and outbound flights.

Dubai welcomes first ever BestCities Global Forum

Dubai Business Events in collaboration with the BestCities Global Alliance and the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), inaugurated the first ever BestCities Global Forum ...

Gulf States in fear Donald Trump could focus on “America First”

Jacob Wirtschafter, TheMediaLine

This week’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Bahrain provides an eye-popping glimpse into the shifting sands of Middle East politics in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory.

Etihad Airways and Magic Bus in Mumbai: How does it fit together?

Mumbai, INDIA – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has partnered once again with the community development charity Magic Bus on its mission to support children and ...

United Arab Emirates celebrates 45th National Day

The Crown Prince Court celebrated the United Arab Emirates and its 45 years of nationhood and it has been asked to the Olympic Producer Balich Worldwide Shows to create and produce a live ...

Israel recycles 4 times more waste water than any country in the world

Israel's Minister of Strategic Affairs & Public Diplomacy, Gilad Erdan, paid tribute to Israel's world-renowned sustainable innovation at this week’s first-ever Israeli CSR Experience ...

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