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Bahrain goes to Berlin

While in Washington, defense ties were discussed between the US and his H.H.

Surprising Sharjah – Emirate in the Gulf

The Emirate Sharjah is the quiet brother to its glittering and glamorous brother next door - Dubai.

Turkish Airlines expands Middle East presence

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, will “fly to 31 destinations in the Middle East’’ by the end of this year.

The cultural pearl in the Gulf

(eTN) - Bahrain is the only island state in the Middle East and the smallest Gulf member. We have heard a lot about Bahrain recently, but where is it exactly?

No love lost between key Gulf aviation rivals

(eTN) - When Emirates launched their global sales campaign on Boxing Day, travelers from around the world flocked to their travel agents or booked online with up to 25 percent knocked off the cost of

Abu Dhabi and Seychelles commemorate new era of cooperation

Seychelles President James Michel has opened the doors to increased tourism cooperation and investment from the Middle East, with his symbolic unveiling of the plaque of the new Embassy of the Republi

Gulf summer air travel takes off

While Doha recorded its highest temperature in 40 years last week, according to an official from the Qatar Meteorological Office, with temperatures climbing up to 51°C (123.8 °F) and Tuesday’s 50

Gulfcoasttravelupdate.com keeps travelers apprised of Gulf beach and travel conditions

MIAMI, Florida — Tripatini.com announced today the launch of the Gulf Coast Travel Update ( www.GulfCoastTravelUpdate.com ), an online group that provides convenient, centralized information on trav

Cruise ships’ departure times altered to avoid oil

MIAMI - Carnival won't sail its cruise ships at night through the Gulf of Mexico. It's too hard to spot the oil then.

GIBTM continues to shape Gulf meetings sector

Initial unaudited figures of the 4th annual

Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings attracts 220 exhibitors and 277...

Started in 2007, GIBTM – The Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings - in it’s fourth year opened today Monday, March 29, attracting 277 senior level hosted buyers from 40 countries to meet wi

Air Seychelles drops Frankfurt

Last week saw the last flight from Mahe, en route to London with a stopover in Frankfurt, as the Seychellois national airline decided to drop the main German gateway from their schedule due to a strea

Expert: Gulf cruise tourism will never produce significant volumes

The Gulf’s cruise tourism will continue to grow but will never produce significant volumes of passengers, an industry expert said on Monday.

Star Alliance CEO says they need no hub in the desert...

Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht, while discussing other issues with this correspondent in Brussels last week, made it quite clear that the world’s leading airline alliance was not presently seeking

Gulf travelers fear the swine flu and stay at home

According to airline officials and industry data, Gulf residents stayed home in greater numbers this summer due to fears over the H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic and the global recession.

Geneva crime surge targets Arab tourists

GENEVA — An assault on a Saudi Arabian outside a Geneva night club has cast an unwanted spotlight on surging street crime and claims of "cut throat" neighbourhoods in the Swiss city with an internat

GCC journalists say goodbye to Saudi Arabia

The Gulf Tourist Information convoy concluded its visit to the city of Jeddah yesterday.

WTO: Middle East tourism is expected to rise

JEDDAH - Tourism within the Middle East is expected to rise by around 2 percent to 6 percent this year due to the financial crisis and swine flu, according to a new report by the World Tourism Organiz

Royal Caribbean has announced plans to create a hub in Dubai...

The cruise operator views the Gulf as a major growth area for its business, and statistics for cruise traffic in Dubai bear that out.

Arabian Gulf oil business is still bubbling

While world market prices of oil are currently sitting at about a third of those enjoyed at the commodity’s peak less than 12 months ago, plenty of producers can still make profits at current levels

Work Boat Gulf incorporates valuable excursion

Thanks to the generosity of the Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY), exhibitors at and visitors to next month’s Work Boat Gulf Exhibition and seminars will have a chance to take a close look at the heart o

Extensive seminar program set for Work Boat Gulf event

An extensive program of practical, useful product presentation seminars will be held alongside the Work Boat Gulf Exhibition in Bahrain on April 6 and 7, 2009.

Middle East work boat market becomes more “worldly”

In the three years since they last managed a maritime event in the Middle East, the organizers of April’s Work Boat Gulf Exhibition have noticed a distinct broadening of the local work boat market.

Dubai presents first Middle East Tourism Marketing Summit

DUBAI - Dubai has been selected as the host destination for the inaugural Middle East Tourism Marketing Summit, which will take place in December this year.

Singapore Airlines increases flights to Gulf

ABU DHABI - Singapore Airlines is increasing flights to the Gulf Arab region to tap growing demand despite the global downturn, its regional head said on Monday.

Gulf work boat demand remains strong

Despite the Wall Street “meltdown” and the recent 60 percent drop in the price of oil, the demand for work boats, tugs, and offshore service vessels remains strong in the Arabian Gulf.

Gulf Cruise Sector to Double by 2010

DUBAI - The cruise sector of the shipping industry continues to grow, as the popularity of cruising holidays increases in the Gulf region and expects to handle 400,000 passengers by 2010.

Railway to link Gulf with Europe

A rail link between Turkey and the six member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is currently being studied by regional engineers, The Media Line has learned.

Air Arabia set for Nairobi

The Sharjah / United Arab Emirates based first Gulf low-cost airline is now set for flights between Nairobi and Sharjah beginning at the end of October.