Friday 28 November 2014

Burj Al Arab marks 15th year with ‘The Dream’

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, a luxury hotel in Dubai, UAE, has launched The Dream - a powerful motion graphics video that takes the viewer on a journey of the hotel and its vision. ‘The Dream’ uses a unique double-exposure technique m


Etihad to launch new Dallas-Abu Dhabi service

UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways will introduce a new service from Dallas-Fort Worth in the US to Abu Dhabi, UAE, starting December 3. This service will initially begin with three flights per week and increase to a daily service in April 2015. The new service will dep


New schedule for Abu Dhabi-Seychelles flights

Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles have announced changes to their flight schedules on the Abu Dhabi-Seychelles route. Effective December 1, the new schedule will see Etihad add one service per week and Air Seychelles a further two services per week, bringing the combined number of week


SAS, Etihad announce codeshare plans

SAS, Scandinavia's leading airline, and UAE’s Etihad Airways are planning a codeshare agreement, which will enable them to offer greater connectivity to and from a number of key European cities. The agreement, which is subject to regulatory approval, will strengthen both carr


Lufthansa offers 43pc discount to mark UAE National Day

In celebration of the UAE National Day, German carrier Lufthansa will roll out a special offer of 43 per cent discount on its Economy Class tickets. The promotion will be available for 43 hours starting November 30 till December 1. These special travel deals are available to 2


Lion Air buying 40 ATR planes worth $1bn

Indonesia's Lion Group is buying an additional 40 aircraft from ATR for $1 billion at list prices, the companies said, in a move that will make Lion the biggest customer of the European manufacturer. The purchase order will be signed on Thursday in Rome by Lion's co-found


‘AbuDhabi Taxi’ app now on Android and iOS

The “AbuDhabi Taxi” mobile App will now be available on iOS and Android supported smart phones and devices. This user-friendly app, which offers the convenience to book a taxi in the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain region of UAE, registers over 25,000 bookings a month. The app is a pa


Saudia to double Manila service

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is planning to double its flights to Manila, Philippines, in early 2015. “The carrier will fly twice daily in the first quarter of 2015, upping the current frequency of its daily flights,” said a report in eTurboNews quoting Abdul Az


Qatar Airways to sponsor tennis event

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, has teamed up with Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) as the presenting sponsor for the inaugural edition of the event. The Coca-Cola IPTL is the first of its kind initiative in tennis to encourage a competitive franchise-


RAK firms to celebrate UAE National Day

Al Marjan Island (AMI) and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority have lined up exciting events to celebrate the 43rd UAE National Day. The activities, on November 27 and 28, will include UAE traditional performances, crafts, live hospitality stations offering UAE cuisine as well

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