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Turkish Airlines Commences its Istanbul-Turin Flight Route

Flying to more countries than any other, Turkish Airlines added another destination to its robust flight network across the world by commencing daily flights between Istanbul and Turin on 10 July 2024. These flights, celebrated today at Turin Airport with the attendance of Turkish Airlines' executives and distinguished members of the Piedmont community, will strengthen the global airline's presence in Italy with Turin becoming its ninth destination in the country and 349th in the world.   The Istanbul-Turin route not only facilitates direct travel to Istanbul, one of the world's foremost tourism and business destinations but also offers passengers seamless connections through flag carrier's world renown flight network across six continents.   Flight Timetable: Flight ......read more

Ajman Tourism Launches Summer Training Program "Self-Exploration through Tourism"

Ajman, United Arab Emirates - July 12, 2024: The Ajman Department of Tourism Development has announced the launch of its summer training program "Self-Exploration through Tourism," which will run throughout July 2024. This ambitious program aims to provide exceptional learning opportunities for young people and to activate initiatives that contribute to acquiring the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for various disciplines. The "Self-Exploration through Tourism" program offers a unique opportunity for participants to train in a diverse range of important disciplines, including marketing and promotion, where they will learn effective marketing strategies and promotional techniques to attract more visitors and tourists to Ajman. In tourism and hospitality, trainees will acquire the skills necessary to ......read more

Emarat Signs First Agreement with Emirates Airline to Supply its Aviation Fuel at Al Maktoum Airport

11 July 2024, Dubai, UAE: Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) has announced a new agreement with the Emirates Airline group to supply aviation fuel for its cargo operations at Al Maktoum International Airport. The agreement is the first of its kind between Emarat and Emirates at Al Maktoum Airport and is part of the long-standing cooperation that has existed for more than three decades. Emirates is one of Emarat's oldest customers. This agreement marks a new phase of cooperation between Emarat and Emirates and reflects the confidence of Emirates, one of Emarat’s long-standing customers, in the quality of Emarat’s aviation fuel and distinguished services over the years. For several decades, Emarat has been active in transporting and supplying aviation fuel at Dubai Airports through its ......read more

Global Aerospace Summit 2024 set to fast-track greater investments for the future of the aerospace industry

11 July 2024 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The seventh edition of the Global Aerospace Summit is set to return to Abu Dhabi in September 2024. Representing the aerospace, aviation, space, and defence sectors, the premier thought leadership forum will aim to accelerate investments to drive greater sustainability, youth engagement and innovation for the industry. The Summit is a CEO-led, critical meeting of the world's aerospace supply chain that brings together sector and government leaders at the highest level for strategy development and partnerships. The two-day event will take place on 25-26 September at the St. Regis, Saadiyat Island Resort in the UAE capital – Abu Dhabi. Since its first edition in 2012, the Global Aerospace Summit has solidified the UAE's position as a leading hub for aerospace, with ......read more

Dhofar Province Announces Details of the Dhofar Autumn Season 2024

Exceptional Events Lasting for 90 Days Throughout the Autumn Season A Unique Tourist Experience Combining Stunning Nature and Various Activities for Families, Youth, and Children Oman, 11 July 2024: Dhofar Province has revealed the details of the Dhofar Autumn Season 2024 through the digital interactive platform of the Information Ministry of the Sultanate of Oman (Ain platform). The activities and events for this year's Dhofar Autumn Season started on June 21 and, for the first time, will continue for 90 days until September 20. The exceptional and global events, combined with the cool weather and stunning nature, create a unique tourist experience. His Highness Sayyid Marwan Bin Turki Al Said, Governor of Dhofar, stated that the province welcomes its unique and divinely gifted autumn season (Dhofar Autumn Season) every ......read more

Seek Solace in Silence at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort this Summer

Unveiling a new ‘Silent Immersion Program’, InterContinental Maldives makes headway in offering quiet wellness packages in this Summer July 2024: InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is proud to unveil its latest wellness offering of Silent Immersion Packages, including a ‘Hermit’ package as well as a ‘Digital Detox’ packages. Designed for those seeking solace and tranquility amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Raa Atoll, Maldives, these packages cater to guests looking to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with themselves for a more mindful experience. This summer, guests can look forward to an idyllic escape where the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of the Maldives provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and self-discovery. With many guests seeking an escape ......read more

dnata wins multi-year contract with ITA Airways in the USA

Los Angeles, USA, 9 July 2024 – dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide quality inflight catering services to ITA Airways from its facilities at Los Angeles International (LAX) and San Francisco International (SFO) airports. dnata’s highly trained teams will produce and uplift more than 200,000 meals annually to ensure a world-class dining experience on board the Italian flag carrier’s daily flights from both airports to Rome. Peter DeVito, Chief Executive Officer, dnata Catering North America, said: “We are proud to have been selected as the exclusive catering supplier to ITA Airways in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Our experienced team will contribute to the excellent on-board experience by consistently delivering outstanding meals that ......read more

SITA Reports record results as it pursues a strategy of Fast-growth and Expansion

As SITA celebrates 75 years at the forefront of air transport IT, the company continues on a trajectory of growth, winning landmark contracts and addressing the major trends of digital transformation, digital travel and sustainability.  9 July 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, has announced record results for 2023 as revenues reached almost US$ 1.5 billion. This represents a rise of 7% on prior year, with all signs so far in 2024 indicating similar positive performance this year. Unveiling the results at SITA’s Annual General Assembly in June, SITA CEO David Lavorel also cited growth in margin and EBITDA, which exceeded plans by 4%. “Every one of our customers and members benefits from our strong performance and growth,” said Lavorel. “It means ......read more

Escape to Paradise: Exclusive Summer Travel Offers to the Maldives!

Discover the Essence of Freedom at the Ultra-Luxury Private Island Resort The Nautilus Maldives Experience the sensation of being on your own private island at The Nautilus, where time ceases to exist and every summer reverie is brought to life. Nestled in the stunning Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus boasts 26 beach and ocean houses and residences, ranging from 300 sqm to nearly 1000 sqm, catering to the ultimate desire of its affluent guests: total privacy, unimpeded. Each house and residence serves as a personal sanctuary, featuring a separate living room, dedicated butler service, and a private infinity pool. Combining the comforts of home with unscripted, bohemian playfulness, this immensely private hideaway delivers the barefoot lifestyle paired with ultimate luxury, positioning itself as one of the ......read more

IATA and ASF to Develop Standard Cabin Waste Composition Audit Program and Drive Circularity Solutions

04 July 2024 (Geneva) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is collaborating with the Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF) to launch a standardized Cabin Waste Composition Audit (CWCA), with the ASF Cabin Waste Composition Auditing Platform to be launched in September 2024. CWCA audits have already been trialed in two waves, covering 25 flights (short, medium, and long-haul) at Singapore’s Changi Airport in November 2023 and April 2024. ASF conducted the audits based on a methodology developed by IATA. Preliminary results indicate that the sector is generating over 3.6 million metric tonnes of cabin and catering waste annually, with 65% being food and beverage waste. Untouched meals account for 18% of all waste. Audit data will guide the airline industry and policy makers in their efforts to reduce the levels ......read more

South Africa has vast potential in Sustainable Aviation Fuel production

03 July 2024 (Johannesburg) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on South Africa to mobilize its experience, resources, and infrastructure to accelerate the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production. The call came as government and industry officials gathered in Johannesburg for the IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa conference. “South Africa has vast potential to become a leading Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer in the region. And there is a waiting market for SAF as airlines work to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. More than a strategy in support of aviation’s decarbonization, it is a strategy for economic development and should be a top priority for the new South African government. Across agriculture, energy, and transportation, new jobs and industries are ......read more

Passenger Demand Up 10.7% in May

3 July 2024 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2024 global passenger demand with the following highlights: ·         Total demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs), was up 10.7% compared to May 2023. Total capacity, measured in available seat kilometers (ASK), was up 8.5% year- on-year. The May load factor was 83.4% (+1.7ppt compared to May 2023), a record high for May. ·         International demand rose 14.6% compared to May 2023. Capacity was up 14.1% year-on- year and the load factor improved to 82.8% (+0.3ppt on May 2023). ·         Domestic demand rose 4.7% compared to May 2023; capacity ......read more

Say Hello to Summer with Artful Adventures and Exclusive Savings at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Sublime experiences await at this boutique art hotel 2 July 2024, Dubai - Passionate about sparking inspiration through art and storytelling, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is tickled pink to launch ‘Hello Summer’. As temperatures rise in Dubai, the boutique art hotel is keeping visitors cool with a lineup of indoor summer art tours over afternoon tea, as well as special offers Art tour and afternoon tea The art tour experience is complementary to Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown’s guests. Visitors can book the art tour for AED 50, or enjoy it as part of the neighbourhood inspired afternoon tea experience for AED 125 per person and AED 195 per couple. Art tourists are guided around the installations, including the new Dubai Videntium Temporis Machina (Dubai Viewer of Time Machine in Latin) by Franscois ......read more

African Airlines Set for a Small Profit in 2024: Governments Urged to Harness Aviation for Economic Growth

02 July 2024 (Johannesburg) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Africa’s governments to take advantage of a strengthening aviation sector to maximize its benefits for economic and social development across the African Continent. Recently IATA announced that Africa’s airlines are expected to earn a collective net profit in 2024 for the second year in a row. That is a welcome and hard-won result reflecting the sector’s resilience in its post-COVID recovery. The expected $100 million profit, however, translates into just 90 cents per passenger—well below the global average of $6.14. “Africa’s airlines are making a collective profit. That is good news. But it is razor-thin and well below the global benchmark. And there are wide variations across the ......read more

Strong Air Cargo Demand Continues in May

02 July 2024 (Geneva) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2024 global air cargo markets showing continuing strong annual growth in demand. Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 14.7% compared to May 2023 levels (15.5% for international operations). This is the sixth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth. Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 6.7% compared to May 2023 (10.2% for international operations). "Air cargo demand moved sharply upwards in May across all regions. The sector benefitted from trade growth, booming e-commerce and capacity constraints on maritime shipping. The outlook remains largely positive with purchasing managers showing expectations for future growth. Some dampening, however, ......read more

flydubai touches down in Islamabad and Lahore

The Dubai-based carrier inaugurated its latest points in Pakistan with the launch of its direct flights to Islamabad and Lahore Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 July 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, inaugurated its operations to Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan on 01 July. This marks the start of the carrier’s daily services to Islamabad and Lahore. The inaugural flights touched down at Islamabad International Airport (ISB) and Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) and were met with a water cannon salute and a warm welcome by airport officials. Commenting on the start of operations, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent) at flydubai, said: “at flydubai, we are always looking for opportunities to better serve our customers with more ......read more

SalamAir Launches an Exciting Magic of Khareef Campaign

SalamAir is thrilled to announce its network-wide social media engagement campaign to celebrate the enchanting Khareef season in Salalah, Oman. This campaign aims to gather travelers from around the world in a collective celebration and promotion of Salalah as a must-visit destination during the summer months, renowned for its refreshing cooler weather and stunning natural beauty. We invite all our passengers to capture and share their favorite moments from Salalah during Khareef for a chance to win a free return ticket to any of our destinations! "We are thrilled to reveal this interesting social media campaign, designed to harness the power of our vibrant community of travelers and showcase the enchanting Khareef season in Salalah. By encouraging our passengers to share their personal experiences, we highlight Salalah's ......read more

Emirates welcomes 101-year-old centenarian Rachida Smati onboard

Dubai, UAE 1 July 2024: Emirates recently welcomed 101 year old centenarian and seasoned traveller Rachida Smati onboard its flight to Algiers this past weekend. To show its appreciation to the well-travelled customer and ensure she has the most comfortable travel experience possible, the airline extended a First-Class upgrade for Rachida. She was also greeted by a dedicated team ensuring she was fast-tracked through the airport before heading to the First-Class lounge for a relaxing experience ahead of boarding her flight. Rachida, an Algerian national, flew to Algiers with Emirates after visiting friends and family in Dubai. Her third visit to the city, Rachida counts it as one of her favourite destinations for its accessibility, high standards of medical care and vibrant attractions. Rachida plans to become a repeat visitor with ......read more

Have an unforgettable summer at Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls this Dubai Summer Surprises 2024

Dubai, UAE; 28 June 2024: Get ready for an unforgettable summer as Mall of the Emirates and City Centre malls bring you a spectacular array of events and offers during the highly anticipated Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2024! Running from June 28 to September 1, 2024, this city-wide festival promises entertainment, unbeatable sales, and endless fun for everyone. Here’s your guide to all the exciting happenings at Mall of the Emirates and City Centres. 1. Kick-off with the 12-Hour Sale Extravaganza Mark your calendars for June 28, when DSS kicks off with a bang at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, and City Centre Deira. From 10 AM to 10 PM, enjoy up to 90% off on a wide range of products in stores, and up to 70% on the shoppable mall website MallofTheEmirates.com. Plus, if you spend AED 300 and are a SHARE member, you ......read more

flydubai receives “Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth” award at the MEA Business Achievement Awards 2024

The Dubai-based carrier was recognised for its outstanding sector leadership and growth at the first edition of the MEA Business Achievement Awards 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2024: flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, received the “Outstanding Sector Leadership and Growth” award at the MEA Business Achievement Awards. Francois Oberholzer, Chief Financial Officer at flydubai, received the award on the carrier’s behalf at an awards ceremony held in Dubai. The event was attended by key members across various industries such as travel and tourism, aviation, banking and finance, technology as well as hospitality. Voted by industry experts, this award honours the carrier’s strong and agile business model and its dedication to innovation and enhancing connectivity to new and previously underserved ......read more

Industry Leader Mohamed Hawwam takes the helm as General Manager at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Part of the Sofitel Dubai Downtown team since 2020, Mohamed assumes his new position as General Manager following a three-year stint as Director of Operations 27 June 2024, Dubai - Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the renowned French hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mohamed Hawwam as General Manager.  With an illustrious background spanning 20 years in the luxury hospitality space, Mohamed's career is underpinned by a commitment to excellence.  A distinguished hotelier, Mohamed is celebrated for his extraordinary leadership and visionary prowess. Throughout his illustrious career, he has consistently surpassed profit and market growth targets while setting new standards for customer satisfaction. Mohamed's strategic acumen and innovative initiatives have redefined luxury in the industry, establishing him ......read more

Unwind and Explore: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa Invites GCC Families to a Rejuvenating Summer Escape

A teens’ Holiday Camp, a brand-new sleep wellness offering and enticing added benefits await holidaymakers this Summer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 2024 – Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, an all-pool villa haven nestled amidst the breathtaking natural seascapes of the Indian Ocean, invites GCC families to embrace the joy of relaxation and the spirit of adventure this summer with a slew of experiences designed to inspire playful discoveries and foster tranquil reconnections with the mind and body. An accessible four-hour flight from Dubai and a five-hour flight from Saudi Arabia, the resort is easily accessible via a 20-minute premium speedboat from Velana International Airport.    Fun for All Ages   Budding adventurers and creative little spirits alike can discover ......read more

Dubai Airports sets new standards with AI-powered inventory forecasting

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 26, 2024: Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), has implemented a groundbreaking demand planning and forecasting initiative that is transforming behind-the-scenes supply management operations. This innovative approach has enhanced service levels, streamlined inventory management, and boosted operational efficiency across the organisation, contributing to a superior experience for airport guests.   Over the past year, the introduction of a sophisticated Material Requirement Planning (MRP) tool, powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning, helps the inventory team predict future spare parts consumption. With parts on hand, the team can promptly execute engineering work orders, resulting in quicker maintenance ......read more

Cathay Pacific returns to the world's top five airlines in industry rankings and wins World's Best Economy Class

Thank you to our customers for their continued support with a vote of confidence in our vision to become the world’s best premium airline In the 2024 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Cathay Pacific has been awarded the fifth World’s Best Airline, up three places from last year, and the World’s Best Economy Class Airline. The carrier was also named World’s Cleanest Airline.  These distinctions follow Cathay Pacific being named the third best premium airline in the world in AirlineRatings’ rankings last month, up six places from last year.  Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam said: “We feel extremely encouraged to have moved from last year’s top 10 to this year’s top 5 according to Skytrax and AirlineRatings, both major airline industry ......read more

Etihad unveils 20th Anniversary Livery

Airline reveals special livery on one of its six A321neos joining its fleet Detail marks airline’s 20-year journey and looks forward to the future Abu Dhabi, UAE - Etihad’s newest bespoke livery has been revealed. The design’s line-style art celebrates the intricate beauty of unity, with each stroke embodying the essence of the airline’s home. It reflects the rich history that the national airline of the UAE has developed over the last twenty years as one of Abu Dhabi’s most important home-grown brands. The design has been applied to one of the A321neos that has just joined the airline’s fleet, and artfully showcases iconic landmarks across Abu Dhabi. Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The livery marks our 20th year of delivering remarkable service, ......read more

Dubai Airports celebrates graduates of the Future Faces Programme

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 June 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world's largest international hub, Dubai International (DXB), celebrated the graduation of 15 young, talented UAE national trainees of its Future Faces Programme. The year-long programme, initiated as part of Dubai Airports' ongoing Emiratisation drive, is designed for the UAE's top university graduates. Emirati graduates participating in the programme undergo immersive training and mentorship across key airport functions including Human Resource Development, Technology & Infrastructure and Service & Operations. The graduation ceremony, attended by Dubai Airports senior executives, highlighted the company's commitment to Emiratisation and nurturing the next generation of Emirati aviation leaders. Meshari Al Bannai, Chief People Officer ......read more

SITA democratizes access to airline flight operations managed services with ASISTIM acquisition

This paves the way for airlines of all sizes to outsource part of their operations, not only enhancing efficiency and scalability but also leveling the playing field in a challenging, high-volume industry with strong seasonality.   25 June 2024 – SITA, the leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has just taken the big step of moving into the operations as-a-service market with the acquisition of ASISTIM, a company renowned for its airline flight operations services. This move illustrates SITA’s never-ending search for new ways to help airlines handle challenges and stay ahead, making air travel better for everyone. This deal boosts SITA’s role as a top partner for ambitious airlines, offering them comprehensive solutions no matter their size or passenger volume. As air travel evolves, ......read more

Qatar Airways Secures the ‘Airline of the Year' Title from Skytrax, Returning to the Top for an Unprecedented Eighth Time

The 5-star carrier also received three other prestigious awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’ Qatar Airways Group becomes the first aviation group to win Best Airline, Best Airport and Best Airport Shopping, in the same year in Skytrax history 24 June 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Qatar Airways has been awarded the ‘Airline of the Year’ title by Skytrax, returning to the top for an unprecedented eighth time. This distinction highlights the airline's unwavering commitment to excellence. The 5-star carrier was also recognised with three additional awards: ‘World's Best Business Class’, ‘World's Best Business Class Airline Lounge’, and ‘Best Airline ......read more

Menzies Aviation net zero targets approved by SBTi

24 June 2024, Dubai: Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, and an Agility Global company, is pleased to announce that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its science-based targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain by 2045. This includes a 50% near-term reduction in scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 2030 from its 2022 baseline, and in scope 3 GHG emissions of between 30% and 42% within the same timeframe. This milestone underscores Menzies’ commitment to strong sustainability leadership, and environmental stewardship, taking a proactive approach to combating climate change. By setting and pursuing ambitious, science-based targets, it is not only reducing its own footprint but setting a benchmark for the aviation services ......read more

30sundays unveils a vibrant summer collection inspired by the Colours of the Sky

Dive into summer with 30SUNDAYS' latest eyewear styles Dubai, UAE – [13th June 2024]: 30SUNDAYS, the eyewear brand under the regional group Eyewa, is happy to announce the launch of its new summer collection. This limited-edition capsule features 50 trendy sunglasses and is inspired by the stunning colours of the sky; from the gentle hues of sunrise to the vivid shades of sunset. With 26 frames for men, 24 for women, and 12 chic chains, this collection promises to add a touch of fun to your summer wardrobe. The new summer collection by 30SUNDAYS is a tribute to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The designs reflect nature's most enchanting transitions. The collection offers a curated selection of timeless designs and iconic frames, ensuring you find the perfect pair to match your unique style. 30SUNDAYS embodies ......read more

Get Ready for the Ultimate Dubai Summer Surprises Fun at Mercato!

The countdown to one of the biggest summer festivals has officially begun at Mercato! The city’s annual shopping and entertainment festival, Dubai Summer Surprises, returns from June 28 to September 1, 2024, promising kids and families an abundance of shopping deals, prizes, and spectacular fun. As always, Dubai Summer Surprises promises to be the ultimate family destination for summer celebrations. This year’s Mercato lineup features a spectacular array of daily circus entertainment, bringing joy and wonder to visitors of all ages. Additionally, the much-anticipated summer slide installation is set to add an extra dose of fun and excitement to the festivities. Shoppers will delight in incredible discounts and sales across various retail outlets. Don’t miss the Shop & Win promotion, giving you the chance to ......read more

Modesh World Announces Magical New Experiences For 25th Anniversary

Dubai’s favourite indoor edutainment experience brings endless excitement with its biggest and most exciting edition, with free entry for all from 21 June to 18 August 25th anniversary grand celebrations, as well as thrilling live shows, exhilarating rides, informative workshops, and much more promise to create magical memories for everyone this summer The attraction opens at Dubai World Trade Centre Halls 3-8 as part of Dubai Summer Surprises 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2024: Modesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, is opening the doors for its biggest and most exciting season this year as it celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary from 21 June to 18 August. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the city’s favourite ......read more

Dubai's Dazzling Eid Al Adha Celebrations Start Today

A jam-packed schedule of live entertainment, endless family fun, traditional feasts and exciting promotions and prizes brings Dubai together this Eid al Adha Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2024: Eid in Dubai, the eagerly awaited celebration organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), begins today to bring residents and tourists endless ways to create unforgettable memories together. From 16 - 23 June, Dubai comes alive with spectacular fireworks displays, breathtaking live entertainment, exclusive mall activities and offers, exciting raffles and prizes, unbeatable hotel promotions, and unforgettable ways to enjoy Dubai’s iconic attractions. The city lights up over Eid with stunning themed decorations to bring the beauty of the season to all 15 locations around Dubai and takes on a festive ambience ......read more

Turkish Airlines Launches "Inner Portrait" with Refik Anadol at Art Basel

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, unveils a new art project titled "Inner Portrait". This visionary initiative, created in partnership with the world-renowned media artist Refik Anadol, pushes the boundaries of storytelling through the data of human connection, offering a deeply personal exploration of the human desire to travel and its effect on human biology. The project delves into the inner landscapes of four individuals who have never embarked on a journey abroad. Tuikuru, a Brazilian man from the Amazon explores the bustling streets of Tokyo, while Kenyan woman Esther discovers the rich history of Istanbul. An Australian woman named Sahar embarks on a journey through the ancient wonders of Göbeklitepe and Cappadocia, while an Icelandic man named Sigurbjörn experiences the ......read more

Elevate your dining experience to royal heights with Asha's Maharaja-inspired special menu.

Dubai 7th June 2024: Asha’s, the international chain of restaurants best known for its Indian contemporary cuisine, is launching ‘Live Like a Maharaja’, menu that is meticulously crafted to transport you to the majestic courts of Indian royalty, where each dish is a symphony of emotions, echoing the grandeur of a bygone era. The Live Like a Maharaja menu showcases 10 new dishes that take inspiration from the royal kitchens of India, creating a spread fit for a king. Asha Bhosle’s unparalleled expertise in Indian cuisine and Chef Juber’s innovative approach to cooking, has resulted in a visual and gastronomic treat, which includes unique items like the Chicken Jodhpuri, Prawns Jaisamandi curry, Lamb Parda Biryani, Jungli Maas known as the culinary legacy of Rajasthan. In fact, some historians claim that ......read more

Turkish Airlines Expands its U.S. Network with New Denver Route

Türkiye’s national flag carrier has launched its 14th destination in the United States, bringing its passengers together with the unique beauty of Denver. Having started its operations to the Americas in 1988 with flights to New York, Turkish Airlines has expanded its flight network to include Denver as the 14th destination in the United States of America. Starting from June 11, 2024, Turkish Airlines schedules 3 flights a week to Denver, its 347th destination in 130 countries. From July 9, 2024, the frequency will increase to 4 flights a week, thereby contributing to the tourism and trade volumes between the two countries by transporting thousands of passengers annually on the Istanbul-Denver route. Commenting on the new route, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, Prof. Ahmet Bolat ......read more

Air Transport Industry Improves Baggage Handling Despite Surge In Passenger Traffic, Says SITA

AI for data analysis and computer vision tech in automated baggage handling are key for smooth operations as baggage volumes grow GENEVA – 13 June 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced an improvement in the air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 to 2023 happened as passenger traffic rose by 111%. But the industry still faces challenges, ......read more

Catch a cause and a connection at DXB

Chris Fallows' wildlife exhibition lands at DXB to inspire awareness and action through art   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 12 June 2024: Travellers passing through Dubai International (DXB) can now immerse themselves in a stunning exhibition that highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect our planet’s endangered species. Dubai Airports, the operator of the world's leading international airport, in collaboration with Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery and Kashaf Global, proudly presents the work of world-renowned fine art wildlife photographer and conservationist Chris Fallows.   Situated in the vibrant passageway between Concourses B and C, this high-traffic area has been transformed into a vivid canvas showcasing the breathtaking beauty and diversity of wildlife. Fallows' images, often ......read more

Dubai Municipality announces operating times of public parks and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday

Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2024: Dubai Municipality announced the operating times for Dubai public parks, including residential parks, plazas, specialized parks, and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday, as well as for recreational events held in these facilities during this period. The move comes in line with the Municipality’s efforts to offer an integrated and entertaining experience in these facilities, enabling Dubai residents to enjoy life and enhance their well-being and happiness. According to the Municipality, the operating hours of residential parks and squares during the period will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Furthermore, Dubai Municipality has scheduled operating hours from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm for specialized parks and recreational facilities in major locations including Zabeel, Al Khor, Al Mamzar, ......read more

DXB gears up for smooth operations as summer travel peaks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 11 June 2024: With the summer break in full swing and schools letting out for vacation, Dubai International (DXB) gears up to accommodate the surge in travel during this peak season.   DXB will welcome over 3.7 million guests in the period from 12 to 25 June, with an average daily traffic of 264,000. June 22 is expected to be the busiest day with guest numbers likely to exceed 287,000.   As families embark on their summer adventures, DXB is prepared to ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. The priority is to expedite guest formalities, allowing ample time to enjoy the diverse offerings at DXB. From international cuisine to world-class retail, lounges, spas and hospitality services, guests can commence their journey in style and comfort. DXB has curated a range of exciting ......read more

Grab online Exclusive EID Ticket for just AED 80 at Emirates Park Zoo & Resort!

The ticket is inclusive of : Full day zoo access Animal Presentation of your choice Free Meal of your choice Free Heat Gear Free Ice Cream of your choice! And tons of fun at wildlife AC walkway Abu Dhabi – June 7, 2024: This Eid Al Adha, Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the UAE, is excited to announce a special offer for all guests. From June 15th to 19th, visitors can revel in the festivities with a special all-inclusive experience priced at just 80 AED.    Indulge in the zoo's remarkable indoor air-conditioned wildlife walkway, ensuring a comfortable visit even in the peak of summer. Your day will be complemented with a complimentary delicious meal, free heat gear to keep you cool, and a refreshing ice cream treat. Moreover, guests can ......read more

Enjoy a Memorable Eid Al Adha at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking retreat and enjoy unforgettable culinary, leisure and wellness experiences this Eid Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 2024 – Embracing the spirit of Eid Al Adha, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa extends a warm welcome to GCC families, with an exciting array of discoveries, culinary experiences, adventures and Eid celebrations planned for everyone to enjoy.  An Accessible Breathtaking Retreat Nestled amongst the crystal blue waters of North Malé Atoll, with only a four-hour flight from Dubai, the resort is easily accessible via a breezy 20- minute premium speedboat from Velena International Airport.  The all-pool villa resort invites all young GCC families seeking an unforgettable Eid Al Adha to opt for the One-bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa, where comfort meets ......read more

RTA unveils 'nol Travel' card with multiple benefits and exclusive discounts

The card offers great discounts on 100 exclusive promotions Promotional deals available across 50 brands at 65 branches Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 10th June 2024: Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the 'nol Travel' discount card initiative, which provides users with various benefits related to public transport and taxi fare payments as well as parking fees in the Emirate. Users can also take advantage of 100 exclusive promotional offers, such as discounts at hotels, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, adventure activities, and other exciting opportunities. The announcement was made during an event held on Monday, 10 June 2024, at Skyview Hotel Dubai to introduce the new ‘nol Travel’ discount card to users, in collaboration with MDX Solutions Middle ......read more

Emirates ramps up preparations for a seamless Hajj-centric experience

The airline is deploying 10 extra flights to carry Hajj pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah Dedicated airport services team to provide support for Hajj travellers connecting through Dubai Airline aims to deliver a seamless airport journey, rounded off with comfortable experience onboard Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2024: This Hajj season, Emirates is geared up to serve the large volume of pilgrims making their way from the airline’s global network through Dubai, to Jeddah and Medina to perform the once in a lifetime Muslim pilgrimage. Emirates has been working hard throughout every travel touchpoint of the journey to ensure comfortable experience, both in the air and on the ground for pilgrims heading to Makkah for this significant trip.   Additional flights to Jeddah and Medina Emirates has deployed 10 ......read more

Turkish Airlines and KM Malta Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to the more countries than any other airline in the world and KM Malta Airlines, the flag carrier of Malta, have signed a code-sharing agreement to operate joint flights, effective as of June 15 2024. The codeshare agreement will provide passengers of both flag carrier airlines more flexible travel options on direct flights between Istanbul and Malta. Within the scope of the cooperation, KM Malta Airlines will place their marketing flight numbers on Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul – Malta and vice versa.       On the codeshare agreement, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi stated: "We are pleased that the codeshare agreement with KM Malta Airlines will re-foster cooperation between the two countries and provide seamless journeys for passengers flying ......read more

Dubai's Golden Return: Exclusive Gold Note Souvenir Back in Limited Numbers for Eid Al Adha

Dian Jewellery unveils revamped Gold Note Souvenir with fresh cover design, blending luxury and tradition for the festive season  Priced at AED 159 Dubai, UAE – June 4, 2024 – Get ready to add a touch of glamour to your Eid Al Adha celebrations with the comeback of the UAE’s first-ever Gold Note Souvenir by Dian Jewellery! Due to popular demand, it's back in limited numbers with a fresh cover, signifying the occasion of Eid al-Adha. It is priced at AED 159  Crafted with precision and containing 0.1 grams of pure 24K gold, each Gold Note Souvenir is a masterpiece that blends tradition with innovation. It’s not just a keepsake; it's a symbol of unity, ambition, and the forward-thinking spirit of the UAE. Why should you snag one? Apart from the pure gold content, patented technology ......read more

Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with Dhaba Lane's Special Eid-e-Khaas Thali

Available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian and is priced at AED 59 per person  From 16th - 21st June, 2024  DUBAI, UAE: Embark on a culinary adventure at the home-grown Indian Punjabi restaurant – Dhaba Lane, where you will be celebrating the festive spirit of Eid Al Adha with the special Eid-e-Khaas Thali. With the upcoming Eid holidays for the joyous and auspicious occasion, gather your family members and loved ones to indulge in a 4-course thali featuring Chaat, Starters, Mains, and a decadent Dessert.  From delicious starters and scrumptious chaat to hearty mains like Tandoori broccoli, Lehsuni Murgh Tikka, Mutton Kassa, Subz Korma, and more, this Thali promises exquisite flavours. Don't forget to save room for the sweet finale – Baklava Srikand, which will leave you dancing with ......read more

This Eid Al Adha Indulge in Michelin Guide Punjab Grill's 7-Course Chef Tasting Menu

Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: This Eid Adha, celebrate the joyous occasion with family at Punjab Grill - the Michelin Guide restaurant  located in Anantara Downtown Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi.  Indulge in Punjab Grill's 7-course tasting menu. From the very first amuse-bouche to the sublime desserts that grace the finale, every element of the Tasting Menu is thoughtfully composed to ignite a sense of connection with the dishes.   Available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for everyone to relish, this tasting menu is priced at AED 300 (v) and AED 350 (nv). This menu is available all day during the Eid Al Adha Holidays. This rich experience begins with a delicate Amuse Bouche - Cheese Kulcha with Chilli, Walnut & Dates moving on to ......read more

Oman Air and SalamAir Announce Extended Codeshare Partnership, Providing Passengers with Enhanced Travel Options

Oman Air and SalamAir leadership met recently to mark the launch of the airlines’ latest codeshare partnership, which offers passengers an expanded range of travel options within the Sultanate of Oman and beyond. During the meeting, the airlines discussed their future prospects as national carriers and their common commitment to supporting the country’s tourism goals as part of Oman’s 2040 Vision. "We are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Oman Air," said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir. "This extended codeshare agreement reflects our shared commitment to providing passengers with unparalleled travel options and superior service. Together, we eagerly anticipate aligning ourselves with the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology's ......read more

Turkish Airlines Launches “Tomorrow On-Board” Sustainability Brand

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, has launched its sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” on June 5, World Environment Day, with a special event at the carrier’s hub, Istanbul Airport. In line with “Tomorrow On-Board,” the event presented a display of sustainable in-flight products and services, along with the exhibition of items made from repurposed aircraft parts. The national flag carrier’s sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” represents the scope of its future goals and aims to present this comprehensive vision to passengers and investors as part of the corporate culture. “Tomorrow On-Board” was created with several key objectives: enhancing the brand image, delivering a unified message and visual framework for all sustainability ......read more

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