The region’s largest low-cost carrier will support Sheraa’s initiatives through mentorship and funding new businesses that cater to the industry
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2017: Coming on the heels of its successful inaugural accelerator showcase day, Sheraa - a launch pad for aspiring entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates - is making swift progress to expand the portfolio of industries tapped by its growing community of budding entrepreneurs. The latest addition comes in the form of a collaboration with Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC), to launch the ‘Travel and Tourism’ track at Sheraa’s co-working space.
Najla Al-Midfa, General Manager of Sheraa: “We are proud to be associated with Air Arabia and launch ......read more
RAKTDA CEO Haitham Mattar highlights commitment to continue emirate’s drive towards sustainable tourism during the UNWTO and ATM Ministerial Forum 2017
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 25 April 2017: Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has reaffirmed the emirate’s commitment in promoting a sustainable tourism industry during this year’s United Nations World Tourism Organization and Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Eng. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, the forum focused on tourism’s contribution to sustainable and inclusive economic growth and diversification in the MENA region.
Speaking among industry peers, Mattar, noted: “It is vital that we work hand-in-hand with our travel and ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tours ATM, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism event as it celebrates 24 years of industry milestones
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was joined by dignitaries including HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO of the Emirates Group; and His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
The 24th edition of the show welcomes over 2,600 confirmed exhibitors – with 100 exhibiting for the first time – representing more than 150 countries, across 65 national pavilions. The show also ......read more
Boost in services to Middle East & Asia Pacific
25 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: With comprehensive and structured expansion plans in place, SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is set for a takeoff to fresh growth across some of its most valued global markets.
SriLankan Airlines' has reinforced its existing services to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and China, while targeting fresh destinations in Australasia, according to plans revealed at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
With increasing demand being experienced from the countries of the GCC, SriLankan Airlines will boost capacity on the Dubai-Colombo route by making it an all-widebody service served by the airline's Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The airline will also look to add further ......read more
New programme offers baby essentials on-demand, healthy children’s menus, family-friendly services, locally-inspired activities and special room discounts
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2017 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has launched “Mövenpick Family” a new global programme designed to take all the stress - and sometimes distress - out of holidays, leaving parents to focus on what really matters — creating family memories that will last a lifetime.
The new Family Programme available in all Mövenpick properties worldwide focuses on what is really important for parents — providing baby essentials on demand; ensuring there are fun healthy menus for children; offering family services such as kids’ TV channels or babysitters; providing opportunities to ......read more
• Chinese outbound tourism market currently growing 6.7% year-on-year; India experiencing average growth of 7%
• Indian visitors to Abu Dhabi up 15% in 2016
• Oman has seen an increase of 60% in Indian visitors over the last five years
• Over half-a-million Chinese tourists visited Dubai in 2016
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Major tourism destinations in the GCC will increase efforts to target Indian and Chinese inbound tourists, as regional and international guests from Europe continue to feel the acute financial pressures of the challenging global economy.
The findings were published today (Monday, 24th April) by Colliers International at Arabian Travel Market, at Dubai World Trade Centre, during a seminar session entitled ......read more
Dubai maintains the strong growth in visitation since the start of 2017 from key feeder markets across the world, with standout performance from China, Russia and India
Dubai, UAE; 24 April 2017: Dubai’s tourism sector sustained the momentum of its strong 2017 start, with the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reporting a stellar 11 per cent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016. January to March 2017 saw 4.57 million travellers visit the city, reflecting more than double the growth achieved in the first quarter of last year.
Among Dubai’s top 20 source markets for inbound tourism, China and Russia continued to top the growth trajectory charts with unparalleled 64 per cent and 106 per cent increases over Q1 ......read more
RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENHANCE AND EXPAND JEBEL JAIS VIA FERRATA AS PART OF EXPERIENTIAL TOURISM PUSH AT ATM
Due to popular demand for experiential tourism products in the Middle East, the UAE’s only commercial Via Ferrata’s inaugural season will extend until the end of May, re-opening in October with a renovated product and increased capacity
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 24 April 2017: Due to popular demand, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is investing in the expansion of the its highly-successful Jebel Jais Via Ferrata (Iron Path) adventure challenge in the Hajar Mountains, the only commercial product of its kind in the UAE.
Since its launch in December 2016, strong demand for the experiential tourism product, which has seen 1,500 enthusiasts climb, ......read more
24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation safety stakeholders to reinforce their commitment to a safety framework based on global standards, cooperation and dialogue, and effective use of data.
“Safety is the top priority for all involved in aviation—and aviation is the safest form of long-distance travel. Last year there were over 40 million safe flights. That’s an achievement that we can all be proud of. And it was made possible by a framework that incorporates respect for global standards, cooperation and the value of data,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
Speaking at the IATA Safety and Flight Operations Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, de Juniac identified air accident investigations as a key area ......read more
Dubai, April 23, 2017: SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to gain further impetus from the Middle East, even as the Indian Ocean island nation increasingly reaps the positive dividends of rapidly growing tourist numbers. The airline will be making fresh forays into the region, which is one of its significant source markets, through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (April 24 to 27).
The airline is uniquely positioned to serve as a seamless connector between the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Far East and Southeast Asia, as a result of its strategic location and strong route network.
The Airline has traditionally done well in carrying tourists and expatriates between the Middle East, Sri Lanka and the sub-continent and has also ......read more
Over 40,000 industry professionals expected from more than 152 countries throughout four-day event
Dubai, April 23, 2017: Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai today (Monday 24th) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the region’s leading travel industry showcase.
Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “We have visitors registered from all corners of the globe and all facets of the hospitality industry for what promises to be the biggest show yet in the event’s 24-year history.
“The growth and scale of ATM 2017 is testament to the buoyant travel and tourism industry here in the MENA region. It is no secret the growth we observe in the regional industry is spurred by visionary national agendas and a favourable ......read more
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New partnerships, tailored services for Middle Eastern guests and an expanding Bicester Village are unveiled at this year’s ATM
Dubai, April 22, 2017: Chic Outlet Shopping® extends a warm summer welcome to Middle Eastern guests as it showcases its continued commitment towards expanding hospitality and services.
Over the summer, new boutiques will open across the Collection of Villages, together with exclusive pop-up boutiques and late night opening hours with live entertainment. In autumn 2017 around 30 additional boutiques and two restaurants/cafés will open in Bicester Village near London, alongside new parking facilities for cars and ......read more
Mobile exhibition unit provides delegates with unique experience of cabin product and services
Middle East showcasing follows highly successful 18 month, 60,000km, tour of Europe
Mobile exhibition unit is part of Etihad’s strategic objective on innovation
Etihad will also host fashion model, Halima Aden, and UAE ice hockey player, Fatima Al Ali
Dubai, April 22, 2017: Etihad Airways will debut its innovative mobile exhibition unit at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, providing delegates with a first-hand experience of its award-winning cabin products and inflight service.
The 16m long mobile exhibition unit, weighing approximately 22 tonnes and measuring 50m², travelled to the UAE from Europe where it has clocked 60,000km in 18 months, having visited trade events and ......read more
Abu Dhabi on target to reach record 4.9 million guest arrivals during 2017
Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Department for Economic Development, Tourism Police and Department for Residence and Foreign Affairs attend ATM for first time
Abu Dhabi, April 22, 2017: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is leading the largest delegation it has ever taken to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) later this month in a bid to capitalise and increase on record numbers of guest arrivals into the emirate.
The Authority will be joined by 67 stakeholders representing 115 products at the region’s biggest travel and tourism fair, which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, between 24th and 27th April.
The emirate’s leading hotels, destination management companies, tour operators and attractions will ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 April 2017: Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the master developer of major tourism, cultural and residential destinations in Abu Dhabi, announced today that 60% of the units has been sold after unveiling a compelling selection of residential units on Saadiyat Island at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017, taking place from April 18 - 20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
TDIC released 109 residential units for sale at Cityscape Abu Dhabi through its 3 major projects in Al Saadiyat Island, including 50 distinctive apartments in Mamsha Al Saadiyat, 29 contemporary villas on sale in the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-facing Jawaher Saadiyat, as well as more than 30 units across the fully inclusive nature-based community of Saadiyat Lagoons.
The new sales achievements ......read more
Middle East’s largest travel trade event will feature 2,600 exhibitors, 65 national pavilions, over 35 seminar and technology theatre sessions and anticipates 30,000 trade visitors
Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2017: Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, the region’s leading travel industry showcase, opens its doors on Monday 24th April for four days of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions and top level ministerial discussions.
Now in its 24th year, the 2017 edition, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April, will welcome over 2,600 exhibitors and an expected 30,000 visitors to the largest travel trade event in the Middle East.
For the second successive year, organisers have added an extra hall, to accommodate extra demand, with over 150 countries represented, 65 ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 18 April 2017: By launching flights to Voronezh, the global carrier reaffirms its ongoing expansion strategy to provide travelers with the greatest number of travel destination options.
With existing services to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, and Stavropol, Turkish Airlines has now added Voronezh to its expanding Russian network.
Due to the carrier’ capacity increase strategy on its Russia flights, roundtrip services between Istanbul and Voronezh will be operated as 3 times per week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, beginning from today.
Introductory round trip fares are available between Istanbul and Voronezh starting at 189 USD (including taxes and fees).
Additionally, for the first 6 months of operation to the new destination, there is a special offer for ......read more
13 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Finnair will reassume the control and responsibility of preparing and developing the meals for their flights as part of Finnair’s operations. Finnair and its meal service provider LSG Sky Chefs have signed an agreement with which the catering company LSG Sky Chefs Finland Oy operating at Helsinki Airport will be transferred under the control of Finnair. Since November 2016 Finnair and LSG have been negotiating about new forms of cooperation as the LSG Group does not exercise its purchase option of LSG Sky Chefs Finland Oy. The closing date is still subject to final approval of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.
In the future, LSG Sky Chefs Finland Oy’s name will be Finnair Kitchen Oy and it will become a part of Finnair’s Customer Experience unit. Mikko Tainio ......read more
- World Aviation Safety Summit tackles runway incursion issues on day two
12 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In order to keep airfields safe, flight crews needs a clear, safe and consistent operating environment that avoids confusion, according to a leading aviation expert speaking on day two of the World Aviation Safety Summit, held in Dubai. Andrew Green, Manager Aerodrome Safety & Standards, Aviation & Airports Safety Department at Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) explained that a more consistent approach is needed in terms of signs and instructions at airport runways to ensure airfield safety is kept to the highest standards.
Andrew added that Dubai International Airport is consistent in its runway environment. He also highlighted some specific reasons why other airports are ......read more
Mohammed Ahli: We have a commendable record of maintaining the highest security standards
DCAA to implement online system for employee requests
Dubai, April 12, 2017: "No economy can progress without providing security and safety to all stakeholders, whether it’s life, investments, industrial activities or services. It’s more pronounced in the case of aviation. We take pride in the fact that the UAE has been recognised as the top country worldwide by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), for compliance with international security and safety standards," His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group, has said in his message in the latest issue of Via Dubai, the bilingual monthly publication of ......read more
Dubai, U.A.E., 12 April 2017 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. reported financial results for full year 2016.
Total Revenue: US$417.8 million (AED 1,534 million) for full year 2016, an increase of 22% from US$341.7 million (AED 1,255 million) for full year 2015.
Net Income from Continuing Operations: US$124.9 million (AED 459 million) for full year 2016, an increase of 323% from US$29.5 million (AED 108 million) for full year 2015.
Total Net Income: US$199.0 million (AED 731 million) for full year 2016, a decrease of 67% from US$610.4 million (AED 2,241 million) for full year 2015. (2015 results included a gain on the sale of StandardAero.)
Results for 2015 included amounts reclassified from continuing operations to discontinued operations for the impact of the FALCON 2017-1 ABS transaction.
DAE Managing ......read more
12 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Delegates and attendees of the fifth annual World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS) discussed today that aviation safety should not be threatened by commercial or political interference, such as the recent US and UK electronics bans that have caused controversy throughout the sector.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, WASS Chairman and prominent aviation analyst Alan Peaford spoke of the need to maintain safety above other interests, calling for consistency in analysis and applications of intelligence material.
The US and UK electronics bans implemented last month mean that passengers on certain flights outbound from the Gulf region are required to stow electrical devices larger than a smartphone in checked-in luggage. This has raised concerns over the fire hazards posed by Lithium-Ion ......read more
Twice-launched rocket successfully delivers communications satellite
Sharjah-UAE: 11 April, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, welcomed the first stage of the relaunched Falcon 9 rocket at the Canaveral Cargo Terminal, operated by the company’s US arm, GT USA, on 4 April 2017.
Marking the first time that SpaceX has launched and landed a reused booster, the event is being hailed as a breakthrough for the space industry, as it could reduce the cost of space travel in the long run.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster launched from the Kennedy Space Centre on 30 March to deliver a commercial communications satellite into orbit and successfully landed on SpaceX's Of Course I Still Love You drone ship about eight minutes later. The booster is set to ......read more
Hotel’s signature outlet by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia spices up glittering awards ceremony after voters declare it’s the region’s top Indian dining experience
Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), 11 April 2017 - Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar’s signature restaurant, Maharaja by Vineet, has spiced up the 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards where it was honoured as the ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ in the region.
The restaurant, which is headed up by Michelin-starred Chef Vineet Bhatia, received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony staged in Dubai recently, after thousands of diners declared it the Gulf’s best Indian dining experience.
More than 1.1 million votes were cast to decide the winners of this year’s 2017 Food & Travel Arabia GCC Awards, confirming that ......read more
- World Aviation Safety Summit to analyse airspace designs and ATC security’s impact on safety
- How to handle complex geopolitical environments to also be a key focus at the Summit
11 April 2017 — Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Improvements to air traffic management (ATM) and airspace design will be critical points of debate at the fifth edition of the World Aviation Safety Summit (WASS), to be held in Dubai this April. Next generation ATM technology will be analysed, as well as airspace design planning and how to minimise unstable runway approaches.
This topic is of significant concern to GCC aviation leaders who have for a long time debated improving airspace collaboration across governments to reduce congestion and ultimately improve safety. It was recently announced ......read more
Special industry theme at Arabian Travel Market will turn its attention to what the Middle East offers tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising
Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016: Experiential travel encompassing the adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruise tourism segments, which are currently trending globally, will be adopted as the ......read more
Inaugural Egyptair Cargo flight delivers an unusual workforce – of 60 million!
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 17 October, 2016: The inaugural Egyptair Cargo freighter touched down at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport at 3:45pm yesterday with some delicate passengers from Cairo – about 60 million of them! They were honey bees destined for farms across the UAE. As well as being a ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2016: The threat from new and emerging competitors is the number one risk on the minds of executives in the transportation industry in the Middle East and Africa region, according to a new report released today by Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company.
The comprehensive report, Willis Towers ......read more
This week’s annual technology show is an ideal platform for the Abu Dhabi eGovernment to show the latest electronic and smart government services to their clients.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 15, 2016: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has teamed up with the Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) – the Abu Dhabi government’s information ......read more
Leading Indian Travel Agents Urged to Discover Emirate’s Diversity
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2016: India’s leading travel agents have been urged to seize the potential of Abu Dhabi’s diverse tourism offering to further boost their already growing business relations with the Emirate.
The call came at a welcome gala reception for up to 600 agents, all members of The ......read more
RAKTDA and Emirates Airline organized joint travel trade roadshow in Jeddah and Riyadh
Saudi visitors to Ras Al Khaimah during September increased 39 per cent, compared to September 2015
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 12th October 2016: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and plans, initiates and drives ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 October 2016: Royal Jet, the Middle East’s foremost private charter company, chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, has been awarded ‘Middle East’s Leading Private Jet Charter’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2016.
This is the ninth year running that Royal Jet has received the award, which is voted for by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2016: Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, Peter Baumgartner, addressed the annual Travel Convention summit in Abu Dhabi today and took the opportunity to underline to conference delegates how the airline will continue to be a leader in the development of the aviation sector, through its approach to innovation and technological advancement.
The Travel ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 12, 2016: Abu Dhabi Airports Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today with the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport to discuss further how Abu Dhabi Airports will develop the country’s international airport on the island of Mahe.
Signed by H.E. Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, and H.E. Joel ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2016: Finnair and Qatar Airways have entered into a code share agreement, enabling new smooth connections between the two airlines' networks, and bringing new travel opportunities to Finnair and Qatar Airways customers.
As of October 11, Finnair's AY code will be added to Qatar Airways' flights between Helsinki and Doha, as well as to flights between ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2016: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s popular interactive competitions for school-children are back. The Readers’ Cup and Qasidah par Coeur competitions give students the chance to put their reading and performance poetry skills to the test. Last year 300 teams battled it out at the Readers’ Cup, while 190 students delighted ......read more
Spurred by ub-cool co-founder Medina Ilyassova, an epilepsy survivor, the ub-cool team will take part in the Spartan Race in Muscat, Oman on October 21 to raise epilepsy awareness.
Having been the victim of epileptic bouts for over 14 years, Medina Ilyassova knows the strength it takes to deal with and overcome epilepsy. Now, the ub-cool co-founder will lead her team in demonstrating ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: Munich Airport's InnovationPilot crowdsourcing platform, launched in June 2006, welcomes passengers and visitors to offer input and suggestions on specific airport issue. At www.innovationpilot.de creative minds are invited to play an active role in the design and implementation of airport projects and events by contributing their requests and proposals. All ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: As the wedding industry continues to grow in the Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced a new initiative to establish the hospitality company as a premium choice for both weddings and honeymoons.
For every USD 5,000 spent on a wedding at participating hotels in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016: Dubai-based DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) broke ground today on a major expansion of its facility at Dubai South.
Scheduled for completion by Q3 of 2017, the new hangar will add 6,800 sqm of covered space to the existing DCAF business aviation terminal at Dubai South bringing its total land-side plot area to 24,000 sqm and the apron area to 13,000 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: JA Resorts & Hotels’ brought home multiple wins at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016. The event, which took place on 29th of September at The St. Regis Dubai, saw the hospitality group’s exceptional performance receive international appreciation, with two of its local properties, JA Oasis Beach Tower and JA Jebel Ali ......read more
Global inflight catering services market to reach $17.6 billion by 2020
4th edition of WTCEME from May 15 – 17th May 2017 at DICEC
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: Responding to a strong interest from the global travel catering industry to tap into business opportunities in the region, triggered by a robust aviation sector performance, the 4th edition of the World Travel Catering ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 4, 2016: As the mercury finally starts to dip, visitors to THE BEACH, Meraas’s urban lifestyle destination, are set to be entertained with more activities than ever before including:
Free yoga classes
Map showcases the most popular scents by country
Oriental fragrances featuring spices such as cinnamon and ginger are the most popular among Emiratis, according to Heathrow’s global fragrance report
Over a third of UAE residents (35%) choose new fragrances after smelling samples or reading about them in magazines
Over 2.6 million bottles of perfume are sold at Heathrow every ......read more
MBRSC has announced the names of the winners of the Explore Mars Science Competition
Al Shaibani: “Investing in scientific research has substantial economic benefits for sustainable development”
Sharaf: “Hope project has encouraged the UAE youth to develop an interest in sciences, technology and space”
Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2016: The Mohammed ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2016: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced today that it had closed the acquisition of 80% of Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited from The Abraaj Group. The agreement to purchase was previously announced on 20 September 2016.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company headquartered in Dubai. More information ......read more
RAK Ruler keynote speech: Tourism is prioritised in Ras Al Khaimah and throughout the UAE as a pillar of development.
UNWTO Tourism for All theme: Tourism must be inclusive and barrier-free.
RAKTDA commits to a plan for international accessible tourism standards across the emirate
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 29, 2016: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 29, 2016: Royal Jet, the Middle East’s foremost private charter company, has appointed a new leader to pilot the latest chapter in its pioneering history.
Effective immediately, Rob DiCastri has taken up the position as President and CEO of the company.
Mr. DiCastri joins Royal Jet with more than 25 years of international leadership experience in ......read more
Agreement strengthens long-standing partnership with the roll-out of new, faster connectivity
Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2016: Middle East Airlines-Air Liban (MEA) has signed a new five-year master agreement with global communications provider SITA to introduce new, faster connectivity across the airline’s network. The contract marks a continuation of the strong ......read more
IAC will serve as a platform for MBRSC through which it can share the UAE’s strategy in space technology with the international space community
Dubai, UAE, September 28, 2016: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre is participating in the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), one of the leading conferences and events on the international space sector calendar. IAC is being ......read more
August Traffic Summary:
Year to date
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Riyadh, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, September 27, 2016: Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from 30 October 2016.
The upgrade from a single aisle Airbus A321 aircraft will cater to strong demand to and from the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offering guests more seats on a ......read more
Family of training systems combines technologies for maximum training value
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016: Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will deliver a new simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) under a contract valued at nearly $40 million. The family of training systems includes a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat ......read more
Rehlat goes foodie way for this annual survey of airline’s with best in-flight food service for both domestic and international airlines. Our experts took opinion from our esteemed clients on what exactly is served on their flight and how much they actually like it.
It was obvious but Emirates topped the list for best food and beverages. It was given huge thumps up for both domestic and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature picked up another accolade today, winning Best Family Friendly Day Out at the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2016. Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, accepted the Award.
‘We could not be prouder of what ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 September 2016 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts today opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities.
The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical ......read more
September 26, 2016 - The Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, will be showcasing Saudi Arabia’s tourism opportunities through strategic marketing tours across different countries in the month of October 2016. The Group will be visiting Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jakarta, Indonesia to highlight ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016: The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB), yesterday took delivery of the very first ATR 72-600 High Capacity aircraft at an event in Toulouse, France. The delivery is the first of a US$673-million order of 16 aircraft that was placed at the 2015 Paris Airshow, which also includes an option to acquire additional 10 more ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016: Have just 48 hours to get the most out of London and the surrounding region? Don’t fear, we’re here to help. From the best tea shops and art-deco hotels London has to offer to the perfect spots for enjoying some of the best countryside scenery in the whole of England, our guide will ensure that you don’t miss out.
Within easy ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for speed and innovation to enable aviation to continue to deliver its vast social and economic benefits.
“Aviation is the business of freedom. We make global mobility ubiquitous. For 63 million people, aviation provides the freedom to earn their livelihood. For 3.8 billion travelers ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2016: The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council MENA is pleased to announce the launch of the 8th Edition of FTTH Council MENA Conference taking place from 7th to 9th November at The Regency hotel, Kuwait, under the patronage of HE Salim Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO of Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) of Kuwait. Prysmian Group, ......read more
3-day show to bring the world’s latest solutions for ‘smart airports’ to the Middle East
Airport Show 2017 from May 15-17, 2017, at DICEC
Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016: Buoyed by its remarkable success over the last 16 years, the Airport Show has announced further expansion in its next edition, which will take place from May 15-17, 2017, at Dubai International ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016: With millions of families planning and looking forward to their next holiday or trip abroad, Etihad Airways has introduced a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs and a Flying Nanny Kit, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard. Etihad Explorers is the airline’s new children’s brand and will feature ......read more
Travoline one of the fastest growing online hotel booking portal, observes a rise in the hotel bookings earlier this year for the forthcoming events and New Year 2017.
Travoline observes a sudden spike in its website traffic by around 300% and increase in the hotel bookings, whilst the car rental reservations remains same as usual. Most of the customers have booked their hotels for the month ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2016: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire 80% of Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited from The Abraaj Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Established in 1963, Joramco has a solid track record as a leading independent commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) ......read more
Dubai, UAE 19th September 2016: The team behind the Ahasees Spa and Club at Dubai’s Grand Hyatt hotel were last night celebrating after their secluded desert oasis was named the region’s finest Hotel Spa in one of the most hotly contested categories at the 4th annual Middle East Pool and Spa Awards.
Judges lavished praise on the spa’s vast facilities, tireless staff and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 19, 2016: Abu Dhabi Airports Company has become the latest global brand to partner with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after agreeing an exciting new deal to support the AFC’s national teams and club competitions.
The agreement was formally signed by H E Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the AFC President, and Abu Dhabi Airports Company ......read more
The airline’s Flying with Confidence course returns to Dubai in October
Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2016: British Airways is celebrating 30 years of assisting nervous travellers conquer their fear of taking to the skies since it launched its Flying with Confidence course in 1986. To date, the course, which returns to Dubai this October, has helped more than 50,000 people and ......read more
‘Tourism For All’ Meet To Probe Making Destinations Universally Accessible
Ras Al Khaimah – UAE – September 17, 2016: Ras Al Khaimah will later this month host the UAE’s World Tourism Day Conference which this year has the theme of ‘Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility’. This is the second World Tourism Day ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 17, 2016: Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed back Hajj pilgrims from their trip to Saudi Arabia. Special arrangements were in place at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), including welcome refreshments and specific arrival procedures to handle those returning with Zamzam water, and a team of Takatof volunteers were on hand to help out. ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2016 World Passenger Symposium (WPS) will focus on key initiatives that are transforming the passenger experience. These include distribution and payments, airport processes, onboard connectivity, and baggage handling.
The conference will open with two high-level speeches. ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 14, 2016: Emerging Emirati leaders in the space industry attended NASA’s OSIRIS-REx launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida in the United States as part of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Generation Space: Space Fundamentals Training Program. Established in partnership with the UAE Space Agency and Mubadala, this program for early career professionals across ......read more
Critical Security Challenges Top Agenda
Dubai, UAE, September 14, 2016: The International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Airports Council International (ACI) have joined forces to address evolving aviation security risks with integrated solutions.
Key topics such as securing landside spaces at airports, information sharing ......read more
Impressive Speaker Line Up for Young Global Leaders Debate to be held in Ras Al Khaimah
Hosting the conference aligns with the emirate’s commitment to developing youth into the leaders of tomorrow
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, September 8, 2016: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and UAE Supreme Council ......read more
Technology helping travelers speed through formalities and maximize time for shopping and dining
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 7, 2016: Airline travelers in the UAE are increasingly using self-service technology to better manage each step of their journey and to make the most of their time in the airport to relax, shop and dine. A total of 48% of UAE travelers use ......read more