Sunday 23 February 2020

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi invests $1.3 m in technology enhancements

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, a five-star luxury hotel and a leading venue for Mice events in the heart of the capital, has enhanced its already extensive offerings by investing Dh5 million ($1.3 million) in upgrades to its meetings, events and room facilities. Ideal for business travel


BTEA kicks off fifth edition of food festival

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) launched the fifth edition of Bahrain Food Festival on February 20. The festival will be held over two periods, with the first taking place until February 29, and the second from March 5 to March 14 at Bahrain Bay.  


Abu Dhabi announces new regulations for holiday homes

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has issued a Resolution regarding the provision and licensing of holiday homes, said a report. The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) will oversee all activity relating to organising, licensing, classifying and controlling of holiday homes, in


Expedia Group records growth in Saudi visitors to UAE

According to the latest data compiled by Expedia Group from the fourth quarter of 2019, the number of travellers visiting the UAE from Saudi Arabia grew significantly. Recent data shows that Saudi Arabia is one of the highest traffic volume generators for the GCC with over 1.25 m


Kuwait Airways cancels flights to Iran over coronavirus concerns

Flag carrier Kuwait Airways has suspended all flights to Iran after five infection cases with, and two deaths from, the Coronavirus were confirmed there, said a report. The move comes following a decision by the Kuwait civil aviation authority, which has also decided to ban resid


AnadoluJet to launch international flights in March

Turkish Airlines’ AnadoluJet brand goes global on March 29 with the launch of new international flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport and Ankara Esenboğa Airport. The expansion was announced during the pre-launch event held at Swissotel Al Ghurair, Dubai,


SriLankan celebrity video 'new social media sensation'

SriLankan Airlines said its new promotion video ‘Serendipity Right Next Door’ - targeting the airline’s largest market India - has become an internet rage garnering over a record 5 million views within 19 hours.   The video features two of Sri


Dubai lines up events, promotions for Kuwait National Day

Dubai is gearing up to host an array of events, experiences and promotions to celebrate the National Day of Kuwait, which falls on February 25.   The line-up of events that will mark the National Day of Kuwait will offer families and visitors the opportunity to enjoy festive


Discover the art of cooking at Dubai Food Festival

The Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), established by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), invites all those with a passion for cooking to brush up on their skills and experience a culinary adventure during specialised classes and demo stations at the Dubai F


Bahrain's ATC centre set for Q2 completion

Bahrain's Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications said steady progress was being made on the new air traffic control (ATC) centre, with over 60 per cent work already completed, said a report. The ATC, which has been designed by French company Aéroports de Par

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