Friday 24 November 2017

British Airways marks 85 year of Kuwait operations

British Airways is celebrating 85 years of flying into Kuwait with the launch of several new products including its new luxurious Club World sleep proposition by spring 2018 and revamped catering menus. The airline has launched 22 new routes this year, expanding its network of on


RLS Bahrain conducts first open water lifeguards course

Royal Life Saving Bahrain recently concluded the first internationally recognised Beach Lifeguard Course at Marassi Al Bahrain Beach.   The five-day training was attended by professional lifeguards and water sports instructors from Marassi Al Bahrain, Ritz Carlt


Cornish Kern from UK is world cheese champion

Cornish Kern, an alpine-style cheese made by the UK’s Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, has been crowned World Champion Cheese at the 30th annual World Cheese Awards, after just a few years in development.    This buttery medium-hard cheese, with a deep


Saudi Arabia to impose 5pc VAT on fuel

Saudi Arabia will apply the standard value added tax (VAT) of five per cent on fuel, the kingdom's General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has been quoted as saying.   The confirmation was stated in a reply to an online question whether there would be a VA


Abu Dhabi tobacco trade down 20pc in 9 months

The Abu Dhabi trade in raw tobacco declined by 20 per cent during the first nine months of the year, as per figures released recently by the Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi on the Emirate's non-oil trade movement. The decline was recorded in the run-up to the application of the


Raising Cane’s opens outlet at The Avenues - Bahrain

Raising Cane’s fans in Bahrain can enjoy more of their favourite chicken fingers, as the brand opens its second restaurant at The Avenues – Bahrain.     The opening follows the brand’s successful opening at the Bahrain City Centre las


60 plate numbers sold for $14.97m in Abu Dhabi

Emirates Auction, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, has sold 60 distinguished number plates for private vehicles of (Category 1) for a total value of more than Dh55 million ($14.97 million).   This occurred during an auction that Emira


RTA to operate e-abras at Dubai Global Village

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the management of the Global Village, has endorsed a plan for operating electricity-powered abras to serve visitors of that popular leisure destination.   The deployment of abras on the Water


UAE announces four-day public holidays

The UAE has announced a four-day holiday for employees of ministries and federal government departments, beginning November 30 until Sunday (December 3) to mark Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) birthday, the National Day, and the Commemoration Day, reported state news agency Wam. Th


UAE President awards Order of Unity to Bill Gates

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Order of Unity on Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for his substantial efforts in humanitarian work and initiatives across the world.   While presenting

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