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US 1 Billion in Tourism Earnings by 2020 for Bahrain

The tourism industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain is growing rapidly and is expected to reach US$1 billion by 2020, according to figures released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017, which takes ...

Where did you get your name from? Are you Muslim? Muhammad Ali's son detained by US Customs agents at Florida airport

A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali and his mother were detained at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of their Arabic-sounding names, US media reported late Friday.

Visa entry fees for Egypt now $60.00 per tourist Egypt tourism will remain a bargain even after visa fees will more than double

The Pyramides, the Temples of Luxor or the beaches of Sharm-El-Sheikh just got $35.00 more expensive, but still remain one of the biggest bargain in global travel and tourism.

Saudi Comic Con penalized by Entertainment Authority for “violation”

Comic Con has come to Saudi Arabia for the first time, and is now being punished by the country's Entertainment Authority for an unspecified “violation.”

Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar recertified by Green Globe for eco-friendly initiatives

Green Globe is a certification program that assesses the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses through structured international benchmarks and criteria.

Iran sends delegation to Saudi Arabia to discuss Hajj for Iranian pilgrims

Iran will send pilgrims to this year’s Hajj rituals if Saudi Arabia accepts the Islamic Republic’s conditions, says the Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance.

Qatar Airways announces Yanbu and Tabuk flights

Qatar Airways today confirmed the start of its new services to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with three-weekly flights beginning 9 May for Yanbu and 19 June for Tabuk, with ...

Dubai - Phnom Penh Emirates Airlines via Yangon Emirates to Offer Services to Phnom Penh in Cambodia

Phnom Penh in Cambodia will be the latest destination Emirates will serve from July 1 this year*, with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two class configuration.

Private drone flights banned in Iran's capital

Iran has banned the flight of private drones in Tehran, just weeks after at least two devices were shot at over security concerns in the capital.

Top fashion designers from India present at “NUMAISH Luxury Show”

In one of the season’s biggest line-up of fashion designers from India, “NUMAISH® Luxury Show” will bring together exclusive apparel and jewellery collections from 25 leading designers at ...

Award recognizes Qatar Airways' fantastic range of on-board entertainment options

Qatar Airways was recognized for content innovation at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East, held in partnership with F&E Aerospace.

flynet and Etihad Airways start codeshare cooperation

In a strategic move to expand its access to global destinations, the Saudi national carrier flynas announced it was adding seven new destinations in India as part of its codeshare agreement with ...

Tourism in Yemen: ICTP will be ready to assist when security improves

Not only is it challenging to visit Yemen right now, it is flat out dangerous.

Green Globe awards Gold to Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

In order to be certified by Green Globe, properties must comply with over 300 indicators that cover sustainable management through social elements, economic factors, cultural heritage and ...

World's first flying cars set to fly across Dubai as early as July

The world’s first pilotless aerial vehicle (AAV) aircraft capable of carrying passengers is set to fly across Dubai as early as July, the city’s transport body has announced.

Konrad Gstrein appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto

Konrad Gstrein has been named General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. A true leader in the industry, this is his sixth appointment with the company.

Abu Dhabi hotel rates are getting cheaper

Planning to take a short break from work soon? Now’s a good time to go on staycation, as there’s quite a good deal on holiday accommodations in the UAE.

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free welcome some of best talent in women’s tennis

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free are welcoming some of the best talent in women’s tennis as the players arrive in Doha this week to compete in the Qatar Total Open 2017, to be held at Khalifa ...

Emirates investing millions in medical training for pilots and crew

Emirates had to divert 60 of 194,000 flights in 2016 to treat passengers who needed immediate medical care, the airline said on Tuesday.

Qatar Airways Cargo launches additional Pharma Express flights Basel and Brussels

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced the launch of additional Pharma Express flights from the pharmaceutical hubs of Basel and Brussels to Doha, providing a unique and dedicated air service to the ...

Top Indian designer Ritu Kumar to present her latest collection at Bride Dubai 2017

Acclaimed Indian designer Ritu Kumar will present her latest bridal collection at an exclusive fashion show for the first time during Bride Dubai on 16th February, 2017.

L’Oréal Luxe Pavillion debuts at Hamad International Airport in Doha

Qatar Duty Free continues to deliver exclusive experiences for passengers at Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, with the unveiling of the latest luxury brand podium launching a number of ...

Hamad International Airport accomplished new record of passenger traffic in 2016

Hamad International Airport (HIA) accomplished a new record of passenger traffic and aircraft movements in 2016, handling 37.3 million passengers and 245,800 landings and take-offs during the ...

New Zealand connects to the world through Qatar Doha - Auckland now on Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, today hosted a capacity crowd press conference at the Sofitel Hotel in Auckland.

"Car Free Day" launched in Dubai

Dubai Municipality on Sunday launched the eighth "Car Free Day" with the participation of government, semi-government and private organizations and a number of dignitaries, including heads of ...

Arab States Welcome Temporary Reversal of US Visa Ban

Linda Gradstein, THEMEDIALINE

Arab states welcomed the US appeals court ruling against a travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump.

Saudia airline announces latest travel indulgence

With SAUDIA First Suite, guests may indulge in the comfort and luxury of a fully-enclosed private suite filled with amenities to the brim.

New visa rule now in place in Dubai

New visa rule has now been implemented as Dubai residents are unable to renew their residence visas without the mandatory health insurance coverage.

Green Globe awards the Gold to Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach has managed to reduce carbon emissions by 22.7%, save electricity by 5.41% and conserve water by 4.82% compared to last year.

Flydubai reports profit of $8.6 million

Flydubai has today announced its Full-Year Results for 2016 reporting a profit of AED 31.6 million (USD 8.6 million).

Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles present an exciting stand at the Bride Abu Dhabi Sho

This year, Bride Abu Dhabi celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Seychelles Tourism Board Abu Dhabi was honoured to participate in its twenty years of existence by, not only having a prominent ...

US Embasy in UAE stops visa issuance to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen

On its twitter account, US Mission to UAE officials tweeted on Sunday that it is suspending the issuing of visas for travel to the US from any of the seven Muslim-majority countries identified by ...

Qatar Duty Free opens first permanent Moncler airport store in the Middle East

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) and luxury French-Italian brand Moncler have opened a dedicated boutique in Hamad International Airport (HIA) - launching the first permanent airport store for Moncler in the ...

UAE visitors and residents warned about fake “free” Wi-Fi networks

Smart mobile phone users must be careful while connecting to “free” Wi-Fi network at hotels and malls, as hackers can access the devices by making fake Wi-Fi points, UAE Telecommunications ...

Dubai, a smart tourism city with smart beaches having smart Palm trees and smart changing rooms A smart way to get out of your clothes into your swim gears at a beach in Dubai

Here is a solution for seaside resorts and beach cities around the world. Dubai in the UAE is a major travel and tourism destination and a smart city.

Abu Dhabi launches taxi rating and lost-and-found reporting service

Last year, a whopping 8,900 cell phones were mistakenly left behind in Abu Dhabi’s public taxis, a transport official said.

Green Key Certification 2016-2017 awarded to Dubai's First Central Hotel Suites

First Central Hotel Suites, managed by Dubai-based Central Hotels group, has been awarded Green Key Certification 2016-2017 for its green practices that include a host of environment-friendly ...

Qatar Duty Free is official sponsor of the 20th annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is proud to welcome the world’s golfing elite to Doha, as they compete for the Mother of Pearl Trophy in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters golf tournament, to be held at ...

Why Tourism to Bahrain 2017 expects big increases? Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority aggressive expansion

The Bahrain Tourism & Exhibition Authority has been active opening seven official representation offices worldwide.

The face behind Etihad Airways, CEO and president James Hogan will be history soon

Since 2006 James Hogan has been the face and driving force behind the growth and success of the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways.

New website reflects Qatar Executive’s boundless commitment to excellence

The ultimate travel experience begins with a visit to Qatar Executive’s newly designed website, where clients can explore the world’s most luxurious private jets via 360 degree interactive ...

Lawless: Dubai tourism will continue to grow beyond 2020 target

Expo 2020 will prove to be a new foundation for growing tourism in Dubai, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) chairman Gerald Lawless.

Ruler of Dubai commissions work to triple the size of his International City of Aid

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has commissioned work to triple the size of his International City of Aid (IHC) to ...

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 ...

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