Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: In a city where sun and sand reign supreme and you can enjoy outdoor living for more than nine months of the year, Dubai welcomes Azure Beach, a new Mediterranean-inspired beach destination, to its infamous collection of shore side hang-outs, having officially opened its doors on the 26 June 2017.
Opening in the highly anticipated Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, the Rixos’s second property in Dubai, Azure Beach will cater to both tenants of the Rixos Residences and esteemed hotel guests, complementing the exceptional services and world class hospitality that will truly set the destination apart from other beach side experiences in the city.
“Azure Beach will offer its guests a stylish and sophisticated destination for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with its tranquil and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress, in Australia, Adelaide, between September 25-29, 2017. The Congress is one of the leading space conferences worldwide, attended by presidents and CEOs of international space agencies, decision makers, researchers, academics and professionals in the space sector from 70 countries.
During the Congress, MBRSC will showcase its space projects and programs either launched by the Centre or delegated to it, under the umbrella of the National Space Program, which includes the Emirates Mars Mission - Hope mission, National Astronaut Program, Integrated Satellite Manufacturing Program and Mars 2117 ". The Centre will highlight its plans and strategies for implementation, as well as its vision for ......read more
First wide-body centre outside Europe, first European and Chinese made A330 delivered
Dubai - UAE, 20 September 2017 - Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines.
Located at the same site as the Airbus Tianjin A320 Family Final Assembly Line and the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Centre, the A330 C&DC covers the aircraft completion activities including cabin installation, aircraft painting and production flight test, as well as customer flight acceptance and aircraft delivery. Some 150 Chinese staff members of the C&DC were trained by Airbus experts in ......read more
20 September 2017 (Dubai - UAE) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the theme for the 2017 Africa and Middle East Aviation and Aeropolitical Affairs Day will be “Disrupting through Innovation.”
“Disruptive changes create disruptive opportunities. Anticipating, preparing for and identifying how new technologies such as block chain, big data and artificial intelligence can and will affect aviation will mean the difference between success and failure for companies in the aviation industry of the future. The conference provides a platform to discuss disruptive scenarios and how emerging and disruptive technologies can be used to meet the needs of an increasingly complex and connected passenger,” said Muhammad Ali Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2017: What is your perfect day out? Where do you go and what do you do in a bustling and busy city like Dubai, with so many activities and iconic attractions?
U By Emaar, the unique customer-focused loyalty programme that has won over the hearts and minds of thousands of members, is offering a million reasons to #CelebrateU to guests who Stay, Dine or Play at Emaar’s venues.
From July 1 until September 30, 2017, U By Emaar members have been able to register to earn 2,000 bonus Upoints on their 5th, 10th and 15th visit with a minimum spend of AED 100, at any of the participating venues. Additionally, members who stay, dine and play can earn an extra 1,000 bonus Upoints. Now, U By Emaar have added something extra special – by giving away 1 Million Upoints through a ......read more
Airline focused on technology and innovation to enhance its service and delivery
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 20, 2017: Etihad Airways has become the first airline in the region to offer fully automated credit card Installment payment plans after partnering with PayFort, the leading online payment service provider in the Arab world.
The initiative allows Etihad Airways to offer consumers who book directly via Etihad.com that range from three to 60 months. Seventeen of the region’s leading banks are taking part in the programme.
This is the latest enhancement in Etihad’s ongoing digital transformation, after establishing its Digital Transformation and Innovation team at the start of 2017.
Etihad Airways Vice President Digital Strategy and Innovation Justin Warby, said: “Etihad ......read more
In line with its strategic plan to ensure sustainability of the aviation system
19 September 2017
The General Civil Aviation Authority and Spanish company Indra Sistemas (Indra) have signed a contract to develop a new air traffic management system for Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre. This initiative marks the beginning of a new and important era for the Centre. The new system will enhance and modernize its capabilities in order to cater for the growth of the air traffic management sector in the country. The Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Center provides air traffic control services to more than 2,500 air traffic movements per day.
The new system which has been characterized as a "Next Generation Air Traffic Management System", will be one of the most advanced systems in the world. It’s specifications and ......read more
19th September, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports announced today that it has achieved 65% increase in earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization (EBIDA)/ operating profit during the January-August period this year compared to the same period in 2016. This announcement comes after the company’s executive team weekly meeting that took place at Al Ain International Airport last week, led by Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports.
The company grew its operating revenue by 26%, which impacted the 65% EBIDA increase for 2017. One of the key contributors to this increase is the passenger facilitation charge introduced in July 2016. Previously, UAE airports were some of the few around the world that didn’t implement transfer passenger fees. In response to market change, the government ......read more
19 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The UAE Space Agency is to participate in the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre in Australia, from 25th to 29th September. The delegation is being led by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the UAE Space Agency.
Organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the IAC is one of the world’s premier space events, attracting more than 5,000 participants, from policy-makers and heads of international space bodies to industry experts and students.
Hosted this year by the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA), IAC will covers all sectors and topics related to space exploration, regulation, and education. It also offers ......read more
Visit to UAE-Jordan Camp part of group’s ongoing 2017 Year of Giving initiatives
Donation of education supplies to benefit more than 2,500 children living in the camp
Third year that group has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent to support camp’s activities
Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 18, 2017: Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) has donated school supplies to help thousands of Syrian refugee children at the UAE-Jordan, Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan pursue their studies.
A senior delegation visited the camp to present the donation, headed by Khaled Al Mehairbi, Etihad Airways Senior Vice President of Abu Dhabi Hub and attended by His Excellency Hamad Al Shamsi, EAG Board Member.
The donation to Emirates Red Crescent, comprising more than 2,500 school bags and stationery sets, ......read more
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group Opens 2017 Editions of the Hotel Show and the Leisure Show in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 18th September 2017: The leading events for the hospitality and leisure industry in the Middle East and Africa – The Hotel Show Dubai and The Leisure Show Dubai – were opened this morning (18th September 2017) by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
Taking place until Wednesday (20th September 2017) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the co-located events will showcase the latest innovations set to impact ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
MBRSC Science event will include scientific and education initiatives about science and space that brings together students, experts and decision-makers in the UAE
The event will host ministers, high-level speakers from the UAE, scientists, researchers in space missions and specialists
MBRSC Science Event includes scientific and research initiatives, workshops and interactive activities for all the society
September 17, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched the first edition of Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre Science Event (MBRSC Science Event), that will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of ......read more
Airbus to equip A350 XWB pylon with bracket
Dubai UAE, 16 September 2017 - Airbus completed for the first time the installation of a titanium 3D-printed bracket on an in-series production A350 XWB. The bracket, built using additive-layer manufacturing (ALM) technologies (also known as 3D-printing), is part of the aircraft pylon, the junction section between wings and engines.
This is the first step towards qualification of more complex 3D-printed parts to be installed on production aircraft.
Additive-layer manufacturing “grows” products from a fine base material powder – such as aluminium, titanium, stainless steel and plastics – by adding thin layers of material in incremental stages, which enables complex components to be produced directly from computer-aided ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2017: As part of its growth strategy, Finnair has increased its capacity to several existing destinations in Germany. As of March 26, 2018, Finnair is adding a fourth daily frequency between Helsinki and Berlin. Furthermore, additional capacity will also be added to the German capital for the upcoming winter season by flying the route with a larger aircraft. In total, Finnair will add over 145,000 seats between both cities from now until the end of the summer 2018 season.
Finnair is also adding capacity on many of its existing routes in Germany. In total, Finnair has increased its capacity to Germany by 24% for 2018. Finnair currently flies daily to five German destinations including Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Last month, Finnair also announced that it will start flying daily to ......read more
Travellers to P. R. China can apply for visas at a centrally located centre in the WAFI Mall
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2017: The first-ever ‘Chinese Visa Application Service Center’ in the Middle East was launched at the centrally located WAFI Mall in Dubai, making China visa application facilities more accessible to residents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The centre was inaugurated by Ms. Li Lingbing, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai, Mr. Chen Xiongfeng, Deputy Director – General, The Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Wei Xiaodong, Deputy Director – General, The Department of Services for the Foreign Ministry Home and Overseas Offices, Ministry of Foreign Affairs ......read more
New service to be operated by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft from 25 March 2018
Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2017: Emirates is set to introduce a fourth daily service from Dubai to Sydney from 25 March 2018, complementing its existing three daily A380 services and improving connections globally.
The new service will be operated by Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft and will increase passenger capacity on the route by 6,846 seats a week, inbound and outbound between Sydney and Emirates’ hub in Dubai, and represents a 7.3% increase in capacity for Emirates’ Australian services.
The move will provide passengers travelling from Europe and North Africa greater connectivity to Australia. It also builds on Emirates’ partnership with Qantas, meeting continued demand for services ......read more
THE UK’S FLAGSHIP CARRIER PICKS ITS TOP FIVE HOLIDAY HOTSPOTS TO DISCOVER THIS AUTUMN – FROM PICTURESQUE EUROPEAN TOWNS AND BUSTLING CITIES, TO FASHONABLE COUNTRYSIDE RETREATS
Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2017: As summer swings into autumn, British Airways has named its leading hotspots for a seasonal holiday. From charming European villages and towns, to the largest metropolises in North America, the UK’s flagship carrier is launching an end of summer sale with dozens of special fares to make it even easier for travellers to experience an unforgettable autumn in some of the world’s most picturesque spots.
Stretching right across British Airways’ global network of 200 destinations, customers flying from the United Arab Emirates can choose any of the airline’s four class cabins during the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 6, 2017: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 11.4% in July 2017 compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fourth time in five months that double-digit annual growth was recorded. July’s year-on-year increase in demand is nearly four times higher than the ten year average growth rate of 3.1%.
Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), grew by 3.7% year-on-year in July 2017. Demand growth continues to significantly outstrip capacity growth, which is positive for airline yields and the industry’s financial performance.
The robust growth in air cargo demand is consistent with an uptick in global trade, ......read more
- Space Agency delegation led by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi discussed collaboration in space science, research and education with IAF President
- UAE expressed interest in hosting the annual International Astronautical Congress in 2020
- UAE Space Agency to participate in 68th International Astronautical Congress September 25 – 29 in Adelaide, Australia
5 September 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: A UAE Space Agency delegation, led by Chairman H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, met with the President of the International Astronautical Federation, Dr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, to discuss a range of opportunities for collaboration in space science, research and education. H.E. Al Falasi also highlighted the UAE’s interest in hosting the International Astronautical Congress in 2020, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 5, 2017: Snow-capped mountains, twinkly lights, warm cocoa, and gastronomic feasts are some of the things that come to mind when planning for the festive break. This upcoming season, throughout November and December, Beau-Rivage has lined up a series of memorable activities, a cookery class, truffle tasting, Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners for exceptional year-end celebrations for adults and children alike.
Boasting a white fairy-tale themed Christmas, a special winter menu, and a chocolate bar, the seasoned management and culinary teams have put together a fun-filled programme for the whole family that will fit every discerning traveller’s taste and provide travellers from this region an authentic Swiss winter fest.
Starting off with the relaunch of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017: British Airways is introducing a new service called Premium Transfer Drive at Heathrow to ensure that customers who are at risk of missing their connection are able to catch their onward flight.
The new scheme applies to customers travelling on a UK domestic flight, who are connecting on to either a short-haul flight in Club Europe, a long-haul service in Club World (long haul business class) or First, or who are Silver or Gold Executive Club members.
British Airways’ team at Heathrow will track these customers, and where there’s a risk they will miss their connection, will provide an ‘airside’ car transfer between one flight and the next.
They will also send a message to the inbound aircraft, so the cabin crew can inform the customer that a car will be ......read more
For citizen of 93 countries everything will be managed online and the visas issued after only 3 hours.
Dubai, UAE, September 4, 2017: Azerbaijan is now leading as one of the favorite destination for Arab travelers, an emerging destination of choice for tourists searching for unique places to visit and the country that easiest to get Visas to. Until recently, Azerbaijan was a stalwart on the 'Hardest visa to get' list. But, this new inclination for Azerbaijan as the hot spot destination has had the Azerbaijani government reconsider their policies on visa application to the state. Now, the whole process of getting a visa to Azerbaijan has been simplified with applicants being able to obtain visas to Azerbaijan within 3 hours, be it a weekend or a holiday.
The decision comes as a positive gift to the visitors ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2017: Etihad Airways has introduced the Boeing 787-9 aircraft on its daily service from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, delivering greater levels of comfort to its customers flying to and from Schiphol Airport.
Etihad Airways previously operated the 787 Dreamliner on the Amsterdam service in the summer of 2016. The introduction of the ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircraft heralds the start of a year-round service to the Netherlands.
The 787 Dreamliner features Etihad Airways’ next generation Business and Economy Class cabins, configured with 299 seats - 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer, said: “The decision to upgrade our daily Amsterdam service to the 787 Dreamliner aircraft reflects the importance of the Netherlands ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2017: In line with its growth strategy, Finnair is adding two new European routes for its summer 2018 lineup including new non-stop flights to Lisbon and Stuttgart, as well as increasing capacity to Tokyo, Chicago, San Francisco, Bangkok and Delhi. Finnair will also be increasing capacity on several of its popular short-haul destinations during the summer 2018 season.
With over 100 European destinations, Finnair continues to expand its route network. As of June 1, Finnair will fly four weekly flights to Lisbon, Portugal. The flights, offering convenient connections for customers travelling to and from Asia, will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with a newly WiFi-equipped Airbus aircraft. Finnair is also expanding its presence in the German market, opening a new daily route to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2017: There have been a number of media reports incorrectly stating that the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker has been appointed CEO of IATA. This is incorrect. IATA’s Director General and CEO is Alexandre de Juniac.
At the 73rd IATA Annual General Meeting held in Cancun, 4-6 June, IATA announced that Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, had assumed his duties as Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the meeting. IATA also announced the BoG agreed to appoint Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, to serve for a one-year term as Chairman of the IATA BoG from June 2018, following Goh’s term.
The IATA Board of Governors is composed of airline CEOs. The Chair of the IATA Board of Governors rotates on an annual ......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
Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016: Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has celebrated the graduation of a group of seven Seychellois engineers who have completed a comprehensive training programme with Etihad Airways.
Antoine Francois, Cliffton Leon, Damien Azemia, Erol Agricole, Hervé Toulon, Mario DeSylva and Marlon Nourrice embarked on the specialist ......read more
The Swiss hospitality firm’s first property in the emirate capitalises on destination’s growing appeal as one of the United Arab Emirates’ holiday hotspots.
Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2016: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has finalised a deal to operate the hospitality firm’s first property in Ras Al Khaimah – one of the United Arab ......read more
December 12, 2016 - Rail Europe, the worldwide leader in train tickets and rail passes' distribution, has expanded its strong sales network across the region by appointing One of the largest & leading Travel & Hospitality conglomerate in Saudi Arabia, Elaf Travel Tourism Company, as their GSA partner. Elaf Group is a leader in travel and tour operations in the kingdom with a history ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2016: Dubai Customs managed to make the passengers of Dubai airports happier through the continual development of customs services. 94% of the participants in the latest (Think-Innovate-Win) campaign, launched by the Passenger Operation Department at Dubai Customs as part of the UAE innovation Week 2016, expressed their happiness over the quality of services ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10th, 2016:
The Saudi Operator displayed at the exhibition an outstanding luxury inside the A340-200
First Private jet operator to use high connectivity solutions from Honeywell and Amac Aerospace.
In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and with the participation of Sky Prime Aviation Services as one of the major ......read more
Major property wins include ‘World’s Leading Luxury Resort 2016’ and ‘World’s Leading Wedding Resort 2016’
Dubai, UAE, December 8, 2016: InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts walked away with five remarkable wins, including the much coveted World’s Leading Hotel Brand 2016 for the tenth time, at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final Gala ......read more
Fastest Growth in 18 months
8 December 2016 (Geneva): The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in October 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 8.2% year-on-year in October. This was the fastest pace of growth seen in 18 months. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne ......read more