Passenger demand drives increase in flydubai’s frequency to Tanzania

Dubai-based flydubai announced the start of flights to Kilimanjaro from 29 October. The relaunched service to the carrier’s third point in Tanzania, along with Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, will see flydubai’s network in Africa expand to 12 destinations. flydubai...
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Pegasus Receives Airbus Operational Excellence Award

Pegasus Airlines has received an Airbus “Operational Excellence” Award at the Operational Excellence Awards which was held at the Airbus A320 Family Symposium on 17th May in Berlin.   Pegasus received the Best Operational Excellence Award for Europe, Middle...
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Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Oman

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new General Manager for the Sultanate of Oman.  Based at the airline’s offices in Muscat, Hassan is responsible for leading Etihad...
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Dubai to welcome the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East

Sofitel has announced the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East with development partner MKM Commercial Holdings LLC. Expected to open in early 2019, Sofitel Dubai Wafi will join the luxury brand’s growing portfolio of 14 hotels and 4,400 rooms in operation and...
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Gulf Air onboard with annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution

Building on the success of previous years, national carrier Gulf Air, last week commenced its annual Ramadan iftar meal box distribution initiative with members of the airline’s workforce helping ensure the safety of drivers on the road and facilitate the breaking of...
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Pegasus Receives Airbus Operational Excellence Award

Pegasus Receives Airbus Operational Excellence Award

Pegasus Airlines has received an Airbus “Operational Excellence” Award at the Operational Excellence Awards which was held at the Airbus A320 Family Symposium on 17th May in Berlin.   Pegasus received the Best Operational Excellence Award for Europe, Middle...

Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Oman

Etihad Airways Appoints New General Manager In Oman

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has announced the appointment of Hassan Al Yousuf as its new General Manager for the Sultanate of Oman.  Based at the airline’s offices in Muscat, Hassan is responsible for leading Etihad...

Etihad Airways Doubles A380 Service to New York JFK

Etihad Airways Doubles A380 Service to New York JFK

Etihad Airways today introduced its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on its second daily service between the UAE capital and New York JFK. All 14 weekly flights between the two cities are now operated by the double-decker aircraft. The superjumbo has replaced a...

A motorbike parade across the UAE to support Autism Awareness

A motorbike parade across the UAE to support Autism Awareness

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) organized a motorbike parade across the United Arab Emirates in support of autism awareness, in partnership with Emirates Autism Society. Over 200 participants, including 40 EAG staff, departed Etihad Airways’ head office in Abu Dhabi on...

Dubai to launch taxi drones by July

Dubai to launch taxi drones by July

The taxi drones are part of a wider initiative to make 25% of all passenger journeys in Dubai be carried out in autonomous vehicles by 2030 and to make the emirate the smartest city in the world. The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced during the...

Etihad Museum opens in Dubai

Etihad Museum opens in Dubai

Etihad Museum, which chronicles the story of the UAE since its birth, opened to the public on 7 January, following its inauguration by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on 2 December...

3 best family city breaks in Europe

3 best family city breaks in Europe

A city holiday with children can be difficult but you shouldn’t avoid it. The best family vacations become the stuff of legend, inspiring the stories you and your relatives repeat and reminisce over for years. Here are ten of the most family-friendly cities in...

Middle East hotels achieve occupancy increase in April 2017

Middle East hotels achieve occupancy increase in April 2017

The hotel industries in the Middle East and Africa each posted growth in the three key performance metrics during April 2017, according to data from STR. During April 2017, hotels in the Middle East saw occupancy increase 7.3% to 75.7%, ADR increase 2.8% to $176.60...

RSG International & Rotana announce new collaboration

RSG International & Rotana announce new collaboration

RSG International, UAE-based business group with interests in the property development, automotive and industrial equipment sectors, signed a management agreement with Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with the hotels across the...

Oman Travel Trade welcome Gulf Air commercial roadshow

Oman Travel Trade welcome Gulf Air commercial roadshow

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, recently hosted key members of the Sultanate of Oman’s travel trade industry at a dinner and networking event, aimed at informing guests of the airline’s latest developments and customer-focused initiatives while...

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Gavin Halliday

Etihad Aviation Group Appoints Gavin Halliday

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) today announced the appointment of Gavin Halliday as Managing Director of Hala Group, its destination management and global loyalty unit. At Hala, Mr. Halliday will lead EAG’s new global loyalty company which brings...

PATA to hold first event in Abu Dhabi

PATA to hold first event in Abu Dhabi

The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The PATA Adventure...

Dubai welcomes Forever Living mega-incentive group

Dubai welcomes Forever Living mega-incentive group

Dubai has officially welcomed one of its largest ever incentive groups, with more than 12,000 visitors from over 100 countries worldwide arriving for the Forever Global Rally 2017, taking place 2-11 April. Dubai Business Events, the city’s official convention bureau,...