Wednesday 20 February 2019

Gulf Air, Al Baraka discuss business opportunities

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, recently welcomed the executive management of Al Baraka Banking Group at the airline’s headquarters in Muharraq, Bahrain to discuss potential business opportunities. Both executive management teams discussed business cooperation sp


Shaza Hotels opens new property in Riyadh

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has announced the opening of Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh.    The property is the first for the brand in Riyadh and its third in Saudi Arabia. It is also the first extended stay property to open for Sha


DEAL to feature US pavilion for the first time

Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure show (DEAL) 2019, the largest entertainment and amusement industry event in the Middle East, will feature a US pavilion for the first time in its 25 years history. DEAL 2019 is scheduled to be held from March 25 to 27 at the World Trad


Flydubai to increase flights to Saudi Arabia

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced plans to boost its services to Saudi Arabia with 12 new flights per week.   An additional daily flight to Riyadh Airport (RUH) and five flights a week to Hofuf Airport (HOF) will start from March 16. 


Hilton Garden Inn set to debut in Muscat

Hilton Garden Inn is set open its first property in Muscat, Oman, in the heart of the city’s bustling hub of Al Khuwair on February 25. The 232-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Muscat Al Khuwair will offer convenient access to some of the city’s finest restaurants, as well


Emirates plans flights to Porto in Portugal

Emirates announced today that it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai from July 2, 2019.   Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the air


L&T unit wins over $980m airport construction deal

India's top engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said one of its units has secured a contract worth over ₹70 billion ($980 million) for design and building of a major airport on EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis. The company, how


Best Western acquires WorldHotels

Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced today that it has acquired renowned global hotel brand WorldHotels representing a collection of approximately 300 unique and special hotels and resorts in premier destinations around the world.    “There is


New data firm to analyse 35m flights a year

The need for accurate insights to help shape the future of travel is underlined today with the launch of Cirium, designed to be the leader in data and analytics within aviation and the wider travel industry.    It provides solutions across the ecosphere of


Yas Waterworld brings back 'Cinema Under the Stars'

Abu Dhabi's Yas Waterworld, a one-of-a-kind waterpark offering families fun-packed adventures and the engaging themed experiences, is bringing back Cinema Under the Stars, the region’s first open-air waterpark cinema, with a superhero edition. Open to waterpark fans of

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