Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 25, 2017 – Etihad Airways is reassuring passengers of its highest level of service to minimise disruption following the introduction of a new US travel directive on electronic devices.
Effective March 25, passengers on all US-bound flights from, or transiting through, Abu Dhabi International Airport will not be permitted to carry electronic devices bigger than a smart phone or mobile into the aircraft cabin.
Items such as laptop computers, tablets including iPads, gaming devices, cameras and e-readers will be required to be placed in checked-in luggage. Medical devices are exempt and can be carried onboard.
All Etihad Airways’ US flights have mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity, together with power and USB points at every seat enabling guests to remain connected through their ......read more
Legendary aircraft is aiming to become the oldest aircraft to circumnavigate the globe, as it marks its 77th birthday
500-piece Navitimer limited edition series is accompanying the aircraft on the tour
Dubai, 23rd March 2017: The legendary Breitling DC-3 aeroplane has landed in Dubai as part of its record-breaking world tour. This historic aircraft, which is aiming to become the oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe, arrived at Jetex FBO Terminal, Dubai World Central on Tuesday (21st March) ahead of the next leg of the trip which will take it to Karachi, Pakistan.
Having crossed the Arabian Gulf from Qatar, flying low over Dubai’s world-famous landmarks, the Breitling DC-3 is making its first ever visit to a region that today boasts some of the world’s leading airlines, with fleets of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017: Finnair is making changes to its traffic program for the summer 2017 season, due to operational reasons which relate to a temporary shortage of crew and aircraft. Finnair will suspend its flights between Helsinki and Miami between May 4th and September 29th and will also cancel two of its weekly frequencies on its Helsinki-Chicago route during the month of May.
“We are very sorry about the disruption this is causing our customers, and we are doing our best to offer suitable alternative routings for them,” says Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair. “We are contacting all customers with bookings on the affected flights to offer an alternative routing. In case a suitable alternative routing cannot be found, customers may apply for a ticket refund. Finnair continues to ......read more
Dubai, March 22, 2017: Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments, hosted a Nowruz event to showcase the true essence of the Persian New Year.
The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners and bloggers in the hotel. During the event, an overview of its enticing offers was introduced.
With prices starting from AED 120* per person; come along with your family and friends to spend a splendid time at Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan by Rotana as Festive Nowruz is back at the Shayan specialty restaurant. Book your table now, as Nowruz will be from 19th March, Sunday serving dinner buffet, 20th March, Monday serving lunch and dinner buffet and 21st March, Tuesday serving lunch buffet and sumptuous set menu for the whole month of March. *Lunch ......read more
Kuwait Government adds $1 billion promotional campaign to its projected tourism industry investment
Country prepares to welcome 440,000 visitors by 2024, up from 270,000 in 2014
Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017: With ambitions to welcome 440,000 visitors a year by 2024, the government of Kuwait is pressing ahead with multiple plans that will see billions of dollars invested in projects and a further $1 billion budget earmarked to promote the Gulf state over the same period.
Plans are in place to establish a Supreme Commission for Tourism to initiate its tourism strategy as the country prepares to showcase at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre 24-27 April.
A number of mega-projects will share the multi-billion dollar development budget, including: Madinat Al Hareer and ......read more
Exciting programme of seminars includes focus on experiential travel theme, selling local experiences, and halal tourism
Dubai, March 19, 2017: The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre, from April 24 to 27.
Expo 2020, between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.
Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “Early forecasts are that 70% of visitors will hail from outside of the UAE, representing the largest international visitor contribution in Expo history. While the short-term goal is to deliver an exceptional six-month event, we have secured a top panel who will discuss how ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: An airport strike and support actions are planned for Friday, March 17, from 3 pm – 7 pm EET at Helsinki Airport, related to the dispute between the Finnish Aviation Union and the service sector employer union Palta about labour agreements in Airpro Oy. The airport strike will again considerably impact Finnair’s flights on Friday, even though Finnair is in no way a party in the dispute. The impacts are approximately the same as the strike which took place last Friday.
“This is already the second time we have to cancel over 90 flights, which is nearly one third of our daily flights on Friday. Cancellations apply to a large share of our domestic and European traffic during the strike time,” says Jaakko Schildt, Finnair’s Chief Operating Officer. “The cancellations ......read more
World’s Largest Passenger Jet Features Airline’s Award-Winning Three-Room Suite, The Residence
Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 16, 2017: Etihad Airways is introducing its award-winning A380 on the Abu Dhabi – Paris route this summer as part of seasonal adjustments to the airline’s fleet deployment plan.
Featuring the carrier’s revolutionary The Residence – the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner – the aircraft will operate on one of its twice-daily services to the French capital between July 1 and October 28.
Paris becomes the airline’s latest A380 long haul destination following London, Sydney, New York and Melbourne. With the aircraft upgrade from a 328-seat Boeing 777, Etihad Airways is able to offer an all-A380 daily service from Paris to both Melbourne and ......read more
5th World Aviation Safety Summit to take place in Dubai this April
16 March 2017 – Dubai, UAE: Tackling the safety challenges posed by the booming global aviation industry, the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority is hosting the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS), returning to Dubai this year in its fifth edition. Taking place on 11 and 12 April, WASS 2017 will highlight key strategies for the safety culture of the future by engaging with local and international stakeholders from regulatory authorities, airline operators, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers, pilot associations, safety organisations and air traffic control service providers.
The Summit will address how the aviation industry implements essential safety measures in order to efficiently manage the processes, threats and risks facing aviation ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017: The Organizing Committee of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi has announced the support of the Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) in the delivery of the 2019 Congress. The agreement appoints Hala Abu Dhabi as the Official Travel & Destination Partner alongside Etihad Airways as the Official Airline for the 2019 World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.
The agreement was signed today by His Excellency Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chair of the Organizing Committee and Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy, and Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial at Etihad Airways.
The World Energy Congress is the longest-running and only global event to cover every aspect of the energy sector around the world. In October 2014, the UAE National Committee for the World Energy Council won an ......read more
Passengers invited to trial new SITA Smart Path™ technology for a smooth secure journey
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 14 March 2017: Brisbane Airport, in partnership with SITA and Air New Zealand, has launched an Australian first trial of facial recognition technology that is set to transform the future of travel.
The new SITA Smart Path™ technology uses sophisticated biometrics which allows passengers to present their details at a self-service kiosk at check-in then, when ready to board, use an automated boarding gate to be verified using face recognition technology to access the aircraft.
Brisbane Airport is the first Australian airport to trial this secure walkthrough experience at check-in and the boarding gate using SITA’s biometric technology, which integrates with the ......read more
14 March 2017 (Abu Dhabi): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the air cargo industry to accelerate modernization and focus on delivering high quality service.
The call was made at the 11th World Cargo Symposium, which opened in Abu Dhabi today against a backdrop of cautious optimism for the global air cargo sector. After several years of virtually no growth, air cargo demand began to rise in the second half of 2016. January cargo performance showed a 7% growth in demand compared to the previous year.
“Listening to the customer has never been more important. The positive forces currently supporting growth are good news. But our customers are telling us that they expect more. Complicated and convoluted paper-based processes that are basically unchanged from the 16th century are still being ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., March 14, 2017: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. today announced it has completed the purchase of a portfolio of ATR 72-600 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). This purchase brings the total number of owned and committed ATR 72-600 aircraft in DAE’s fleet to 57, making DAE one of the largest lessors of the ATR 72-600 worldwide. In addition, DAE has options with ATR for a further 20 aircraft of the same type.
The acquisition falls in line with DAE’s long term strategic interest in ATR aircraft, of which DAE ultimately expects to own up to 100. Khalifa AlDaboos, Managing Director of DAE said: “DAE firmly believes in the potential of the ATR 72-600 in regional networks, both in terms of its technical capabilities as well as the superior customer experience it provides. ......read more
Over 30,000 visitors expected to attend annual showcase
ATM 2017 boasts additional exhibition hall, with 2,800 exhibiting companies, 100 new exhibitors and 65 country pavilions
UNWTO and ATM Ministerial Forum, ILTM Arabia, Digital Transformation Summit, and Halal Tourism Summit among many highlights
Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017: Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, which takes place in Dubai World Trade Centre from April 24-27, is set to be the biggest in the event’s 24-year history.
More than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the four-day show, with over 2,800 exhibiting companies, forcing organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions to open up an additional hall this year to cope with the increased demand.
Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “The show has experienced phenomenal growth of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 09 March 2017: The global residence and citizenship advisory firm, Henley & Partners, says the vote by the European Parliament to end visa-free travel for Americans to EU countries will have a major impact on global mobility, especially the travel freedom currently enjoyed by US and possibly even EU citizens, if US President Donald Trump retaliates in kind. The firm is due to publish its annual Visa Restrictions Index within the next ten days, but the EU backlash against President Trump’s failure to meet the deadline to lift visa restrictions on five EU countries — namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, and Romania — may see America fall out of the top ten on the prestigious travel freedom ranking for the first time since it was first published in 2003.
The Henley & Partners Visa ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 9, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 6.9% in January 2017 compared to the year-earlier period. While this was down from the 10% annual growth recorded in December 2016 it still was well above the average annual growth rate of 3% over the past five years.
Growth in freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), slowed to 3.5% in January 2017.
The continued positive momentum in freight growth into 2017 coincides with a steady rise in new export orders, which reached their highest level in February (latest data available) since March 2011. There has also been an increase in the shipment of silicon materials typically used in high-value ......read more
MENA to welcome 195 million visitors by 2030
Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade
Over 20 Ministers form high profile line-up of regional leaders and industry luminaries at Ministerial Forum
Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2017: Visitors to the MENA region will total 195 million by 2030, growing at a rate higher than the world average, according to figures by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
The rapid development of the sector will form part of the discussion at the UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum at the Arabian Travel Market, which is being held from April 24-27 in Dubai World Trade Centre. The Forum returns to the show repertoire this year, with a particular focus on the contribution of tourism to sustainable economic growth and diversification in the ......read more
The global carrier has won three awards at Bonds & Loans Awards Night as “Transport Finance Deal of the Year”, “Trade and Export Finance Deal of the Year” and “Structured Finance Deal of the Year”
Dubai, UAE; 8 March 2017: Turkish Airlines has been awarded as the runner up in the “Trade and Export Finance Deal” category by Bonds & Loans for its brand new B777-300ER aircraft delivered in September 2015. The total financing builds up to 16.8 billion Japanese Yen and the structure is a combination of an innovative, complex and unique U.S. Ex-Im Guaranteed French Tax Lease.
This structure has been successfully implemented by Turkish Airlines by placing the financing in Japanese Yen rather than placing the predominant currency in aircraft finance which is American ......read more
Launched on Sidelines of Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations
Lab to Enable ADNEC Employees to Lead Development of Cutting-edge Solutions to Meet Dynamic Customer Requirements and Enhance Abu Dhabi’s Competitive Edge
Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 8, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, officially inaugurated the Innovation Lab at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) as part of its sustained efforts to instill a workplace culture based on creativity and innovation.
The lab was launched on the sidelines of Mohammed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations currently underway at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event was attended by His Excellency Ahmad Belhoul, the Minister of State for Higher Education, Her ......read more
ITB Berlin to attract more than 180,000 visitors and 10,000 exhibitors
Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 7, 2017: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is spearheading a large delegation of more than 50 of the emirate’s leading hotels, tour operators, attractions and destination management companies to Germany to highlight the best of the emirate at one of the world’s largest travel and trade exhibitions to help build on last year’s record number of guest hotel guests.
ITB Berlin, held from 8th to 12th March, is one of the world’s largest and most important travel exhibitions, and one that TCA Abu Dhabi has been participating in for more than a decade. This year, a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 187 countries will exhibit their products and services to around 180,000 ......read more
It offers single login and account to manage end-to-end travel requirements including UAE visas, and booking for airlines, hotels and car rentals worldwide for one and all.
DUBAI – March 7, 2017: Cozmo Travel, a member of the Air Arabia Group and a leading travel management company in the region, has announced the launch of B2B trade portal www.travtrolley.com for local travel and tourism industry operators in the UAE. Cozmo Travel also has tied-up with Taiwan Tourism Board to launch a new destination within UAE this year.
This was announced at a Press conference organised in Dubai by senior officials from Cozmo Travel and Taiwan Tourism Board.
www.travtrolley.com is a new online booking system, which offers single login and account to manage the complete tour package including airlines, hotels and car rentals ......read more
MBRSC participation includes holding 4 educational workshops on Mars and space
7th March 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has participated at the first Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, The Centre highlighted 18 educational initiatives it has launched on space science, research and technology. It also held four workshops for raising awareness on Mars and space in general in the interactive exhibition, The Hub.
Director General of MBRSC, His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, said: ‘The Mohamed bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations is a ......read more
Mohammed Ahli: Dubai on the forefront in adopting innovative technology to enhance security
Angela Gittens: Middle East has unique opportunity to lead change and innovation in security
Airport Security market size set to exceed USD 12.8 billion by 2023
Airport Show 2017 to feature dedicated airport security zone
Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017: Airports across the Middle East, one of the fastest growing aviation sectors in the world, are driving investment to the tune of millions of dollars toward airport technology with a view to enhancing security and ensuring a seamless passenger experience.
The region, led by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expected to record over 4.8 per cent annual growth in passenger numbers over the next 20 years compared to a global average of 3.7 per cent, according to International Air ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 6, 2017: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) in South Korea with the goal of cooperating on various space-related activities and transferring expertize. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC and Dr. Gwang-Rae Cho, president of KARI.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General of MBRSC, stressed the importance of the close relationship between MBRSC and KARI. He also referred to the knowledge transfer programme with MBRSC’s strategic partner Satrec Initiative, which started back in 2006 with the launch of the first ever UAE satellite project DubaiSat-1.
“This MoU provides a concrete basis for the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. In the US, the aviation sector contributes $680.1 billion dollars to GDP and supports 6.2 million jobs. “Aviation is the business of freedom and we must continue to work together to make it so,” said de Juniac.
Looking to the agenda for the Trump Administration, de Juniac called for a reduction in the tax burden on aviation and air travelers, and a new approach to the provision of air traffic ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year). This strong performance was well ahead of the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Capacity rose 6.2% (unadjusted) ......read more
The hotel’s on-going dedication and service driven work is recognised with top industry award, the highest honour TripAdvisor provides
Accolade is based on independent reviews and opinions from millions of travellers
Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017: Citymax Hotels, the hospitality division of the Landmark Group, powers into 2017 with a prestigious industry accolade at the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017: UAE residents applying for visit visas to Russia can now submit their documents at VFS Global visa service center, which has been authorized to process visa applications on behalf of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates.
VFS Global assists with various categories of visit visas, including those for tourism, ......read more
Results will be announced in Australia in September 2017
MBRSC showcased its various space projects at Global Space Congress, while space engineers participated in the conference sessions
Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017: H.E Yosouf Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), announced that the centre has submitted a request to the International ......read more
SITA report outlines new technology to help airlines and airports predict future events
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017: Airlines and airports are investing in technologies to help predict and prepare for future events. This is according to The Future is Predictable, a report published today by air transport IT provider, SITA. It outlines how efforts are being made to tackle the estimated ......read more
ATM puts sports tourism in the limelight as UAE and Qatar lead the GCC in attracting more regional and international sporting competitions
Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017: Sports tourism will be in focus at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), held from 24 – 27 April, as the GCC competes to capture a greater share of the $600 billion global industry.
Sport tourism ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017: Leisure World Properties are the owners of a new Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Development in Antigua, shareholders in the project include UAE players such as Mr Khaldoun Tobari Drake and Skull and Mr Mohammad Dahmash PWC
The project has been approved by the Government of Antigua to participate in the highly sought after Antigua & Barbuda ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Project Space event will now be held on an annual basis in order to inspire and enhance the young generations' knowledge in the field of space science and technology
Mona Al Qemzi: The generation of scientists, engineers and specialists currently being prepared will achieve the UAE directives in ......read more
Next generation aircraft to serve Amman, Beirut, Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 26, 2017: Etihad Airways today unveiled plans for the deployment of its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to key Levant and Far East markets in 2017.
With a phased delivery of nine Boeing 787-9s this year, they will gradually be introduced on a number of routes from the airline’s Abu ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017: As the first airline in the world, Finnair plans to introduce onboard the world´s largest online payment platform Alipay. Finnair will trial the application on its route between Helsinki and Shanghai as of January 27.
Finnair is partnering with Finland´s leading e-payment platform ePassi to offer Alipay as an official payment method onboard ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre and general supervisor of all projects of the Centre and its strategic and development plans, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space ......read more
UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations
Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2017: This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and ......read more
Flies the Middle East’s first Pilatus PC-12NG into Sky Dive Dubai
Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017: GI Aviation, the newest name to enter the private air charter market in the UAE, is now open for bookings following the award of its GCAA Air Operator’s Certificate in December 2016. Several demo flights from its Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi home have been performed ......read more
Pilot project will harness joint capabilities to deploy 3D printing technology in aviation, enabling faster on-demand production of complex aircraft parts
Partnership will advance industrial 3D printing capabilities in Middle East
Siemens, Strata and Etihad to participate in world’s first Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, Abu Dhabi, March 2017
Dubai, UAE, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2017
There's something about Dubai...but we're not quite sure what. Whether you are a local, expat, or simply a tourist passing through, you've probably noticed the unrelenting charm of the emirate.
In the last few decades, Dubai has undergone a metamorphosis and emerged as the beautiful butterfly we now know and love. In 2015, Dubai welcomed 14.2 million ......read more
The UAE is the 11th country globally where VFS Global has rolled out visa processing operations for Russia
Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2017: In a move to enhance visa application services to travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Russia, VFS Global, in partnership with the Consulate General of the Russian Federation, launched the first Russia Visa Application Centre in the Middle ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017: In line with its growth strategy, Finnair has today announced that it is expanding for the winter 2017 season with new scheduled flights to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico, Havana in Cuba, Goa in India and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. In addition, Finnair will be adding extra frequencies to many of its popular winter holiday and business destinations in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017: Finnair has today announced that it will start flying non-stop flights to Finnish Lapland from London, Paris, Frankfurt and Zürich from mid-December 2017 until the end of March 2018. The ski and holiday resorts in Kittilä and Ivalo are attracting an increasing number of international travelers and the area is well-known for its beautiful nature, winter ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 17, 2017: The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), strengthens its partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to reach millions of undernourished children in the country. The endeavor is part of the global organization’s Change for Good program which accepts contributions from passengers on board flights of partner ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The event brings together the most inspiring personalities in space to shed light on their discoveries, experiences and hopes to inspire the UAE youth and community
Al Shaibani: The space sector is of strategic importance in terms of shaping the future of science and technology in the UAE
Dubai, ......read more
Design-led Mövenpick Hotel Colombo – the city’s first new international five-star property in 25 years – promises a ‘vertical experience’ with stunning views and culinary theatre.
Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 16th January 2017: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a strikingly-modern property in Colombo, introducing a ......read more
Commercial aerospace revenues remain flat despite increased production levels
Dubai, UAE, January 15, 2017: The global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry is expected to return to growth with total sector revenues estimated to grow at 2.0 percent in 2017, according to Deloitte Global’s Consumer & Industrial Products Industry group’s 2017 Global aerospace and defense ......read more
Brits, Indians, citizens and expatriates of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and 81 other nationalities will now be able to apply for Azerbaijan visa online in a safe and stress-free and way following the introduction of a hustle free online visa application technology by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan.
The introduction of this hustle free electronic visa application ......read more
Emirate ranked number one in the Middle East in Mastercard report
Abu Dhabi host more than 4 million guests in the first 11 months of 2016
Annual growth rate of 19.81% in overnight visitors between 2009 and 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2017: Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the fastest-growing destinations in the world, and the fastest-growing destination in the Middle ......read more
Region’s largest travel catering expo to be co-located with Airport Show 2017
Global travel catering market estimated to rise to $17.6 billion by 2020, Middle East holds significant share
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017: Buoyed by the consistent strong growth of Middle East’s aviation, the travel catering industry is attracting an increasing number of international ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 10, 2017: Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route, effective 1 February 2017.
The extra services underscore the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options between the capital cities of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The new daily ......read more
Landmark’s popular Shukran loyalty program is now redeemable at Citymax Hotels
Dubai, UAE – 8 January 2017: Landmark Group, one of the largest retail conglomerates across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, is well known for its popular Shukran Loyalty Program, the region’s largest loyalty programme. New for 2017, the group is delighted to expand ......read more
Passenger numbers increase by 6% on previous season 200,000 extra cruise ship visitors expected within next three years
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 January 2017: The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi is celebrating a year of achievement with record numbers of ship calls and passengers arriving in the emirate during the previous season and the successful launch of the Arabian Gulf’s only ......read more
January 05, 2017 - Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, has recently seen growth spikes in the tourism sector of Saudi Arabia during the Umrah season and the recent celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) birthday. This was evident in the increase of occupancy rate in hotel rooms across the country, signifying marked ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 3 January 2017: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that it had hired Bertrand Grabowski as Senior Strategic Advisor. Bertrand was most recently Member of the Board of Directors of DVB Bank in charge of Aviation and Rail.
Under his leadership, DVB Bank solidified its pre-eminence as a leading aviation asset based lending platform and expanded its ......read more
A spectacular fireworks display provides viewers with a regal treat
Sharjah, 2 January 2017: Hundreds of revellers made their way to Al Qasba, Sharjah’s premier leisure, tourism and family destinations, on the momentous eve of New Year’s to view one of the finest display of New Year’s fireworks in the emirate, and make a grand entry into 2017.
The destination ......read more
More than 250,000 use Emirates IDs to exit at Dubai Airports
Dubai, December 29, 2016: Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai), said the GDRFA is committed to excel in every area and ensure best services to passengers.
The opening of the Dubai Water Canal, which is expected to bring ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 29, 2016: The release of the first film from the #BeMyGuest campaign has already exceeded the 20 million views mark in just 2 weeks. But wait there’s more, Dubai Tourism has another surprise for Shah Rukh Khan fans, and this one too is sure to claim millions of hearts!
If watching this film made you want to pack your bags and catch the next flight to visit ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 28, 2016: Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles AG have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO organisations, design and production organisations as well as cabin interior suppliers.
Located inside the Etihad Airways Engineering facility adjacent to ......read more
Fast-paced change for travel industry set to continue as ATM 2017 prepares to showcase the trends shaping the future of tourism
Dubai, UAE, December 28, 2016: Innovations in travel technology will continue to transform the tourism industry, with cloud passports, personalised travel, virtual reality and apps predicted to re-shape consumer habits and marketing strategies over the short to ......read more
Top travel industry professionals and conference organisers experienced an expanded destination offering during 10 familiarization trips organised by Dubai Tourism
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 28 December 2016: Dubai welcomed almost 1,000 travel industry professionals and conference organisers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East during the final quarter of this year to showcase the ......read more
MBRSC brings space science & technology to children with a unique and engaging satellite manufacturing project
26 December, 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has officially opened its section within KidZania®, the award-winning children’s edutainment centre managed by Emaar Entertainment in The Dubai Mall. The new MBRSC ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 24, 2016: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced the “1,000 Chinese Visitors to Morocco” campaign with Beijing Yougo World International Travel Service Co. Ltd. (Uniway), the largest Chinese tour operator specialising in outbound tourism to the Middle East and Africa.
The award-winning airline is also joining ......read more
Mohammed Ahli: Our airports are gearing up to serve up to 146 million passengers by 2025
Airport authorities perform one million security checks every day
Via Dubai Security Supplement features Angela Gittens of ACI and Michael Herrero of IATA
Dubai, December 22, 2016: Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) and Chairman of Dubai ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2016: Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has been awarded by UAS International Trip Support as the best Ground Handler in 2016 for the Middle East region.
Co-Owner/Founder and Executive President of UAS, Mohammed Husary presented the award to Susan Bujtas, Operations Manager at DCAF.
Commenting on the award, Holger ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: In a move that extends its reach across East Africa, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced that it has entered into a codeshare agreement with Precision Air, Tanzania’s leading domestic airline.
Under the new codeshare agreement, Etihad Airways will place its EY code on Precision Air flights between ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: As part of its efforts to build the capabilities of the next generation of Emirati scientists, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced its call of the Research Grant Program. The program aims to promote research and studies related to space science in the UAE. Those from the UAE community willing to participate in the program can suggest ......read more
December 21, 2016 – In support of the Saudi government’s efforts to boost the domestic travel and tourism sector in line with the country’s economic diversification scheme, Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company, has recently entered into a strategic lease partnership agreement with Al Aqeeq Real Estate Development to rent the Al Majeedi Residential Center situated in front ......read more
“Most successful year” say Chairman and CEO
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 21 December 2016: Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has enjoyed a highly successful 2016, according to its Chairman, Engr. H.E. Sheikh Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi. Sheikh Salem believes that this shall be the airport’s most positive year, with a host of landmarks passed and records ......read more
The VIP Terminal offers time and cost efficiencies within a thriving aviation ecosystem
A seamless bespoke experience catering to the uber luxury lifestyle of its passengers
Dubai-UAE: 19 December, 2016: In another remarkable first for Dubai South and the country, yesterday saw the inauguration of the VIP Terminal at Dubai South by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed ......read more
New visual identity inspired by upscale hospitality brand’s heritage and contemporary Swiss values
The international Swiss hospitality company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has unveiled its new logo and corporate identity. Drawing inspiration from the legend of the brand’s origin, the clean, contemporary new visual identity also reflects the warmth, self-assurance and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana, the 5 star hotel and deluxe hotel apartments hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to showcase the true essence of Festive Season.
The two stunning Rotana properties in Deira invited valued media partners, bloggers, instagrammers, corporate clients, tour operators, travel agencies, bookers and long ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
First cruise beach destination of its kind in the region
Latest asset of Abu Dhabi’s cruise tourism sector set to change face of ‘winter sun’ tourism in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi-UAE: December 17, 2016: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's ......read more
UAE to record 5.9 per cent annual growth in international passengers
$100 billion worth of airport expansion projects in the GCC
Passenger demand to double over 20 Years
Dubai, December 15, 2016: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries continue with multi-billion-dollar worth of airport expansion projects with a view to cater to the rapid growth in the number of air travellers, ......read more
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has today signed an agreement with the owners of Mxi Technologies Ltd (“Mxi”) to acquire the company.
Mxi is the leading provider of integrated and intelligent maintenance management software solutions for the global aviation industry. Mxi serves defense and commercial operators, third-party Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul ......read more