Saturday 1 August 2015

Dubai Metro ridership crosses 88m in H1

More than 88.2 million commuters used the Dubai Metro’s Red and Green lines in the first half of the year, according to a report. The tram service in the emirates saw more than 1.8 million commuters, said the UAE’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). M


Etihad launches 2nd daily service to Melbourne

Etihad Airways is set to launch its second daily non-stop service this weekend that will connect Melbourne to the world and create new opportunities for international commerce and trade. The flight EY462 will depart Abu Dhabi at 10:30 am local time on August 1 and touch down in M


Etihad appoints new general manager for Korea

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed Jinmoon Ahn as general manager for Korea, based in Seoul.   Ahn will lead the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s commercial strategy in South Korea and will be responsible for further strengthening Etihad Airways&rsq


MH370 victims’ families renew compensation talk

The discovery of plane debris washed up on a remote island in the southern Indian Ocean has rekindled efforts by family members of passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight to seek greater compensation, aviation lawyers said. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeare


Qatar Airways refutes subsidy allegations by US carriers

Qatar Airways has fully refuted the subsidy allegations levelled against it by the Big 3 US carriers in a ‘White Paper’ it submitted to the US government. The detailed submission comprehensively addressed and answered all issues raised in the 'Open Skies' deba


Airbus seeks to rebuild trust as A400M systems fall short

Airbus Group has told buyer nations of the A400M transporter aircraft that it cannot deliver all of its high-tech defences according to plan, casting a shadow over some of its military uses as Europe battles growing instability on its borders. The troop and cargo lifter was devel


New smart ticketing launched for Bahrain’s public transport

Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC), the new operators of the kingdom’s fully revamped public bus service, has introduced the Go Card - a pre-paid, re-usable smart card that facilitates flexible and faster travel for public transport users. The new cards were launched t


Biber Lounge at Rixos the Palm gets a makeover

Rixos The Palm, a luxurious resort in Dubai, UAE, has revamped its signature bar, Biber Lounge, introducing a cool new pub concept on the Palm Jumeirah. A new menu featuring modern pub grub‎ has been designed alongside a unique Biber inspired cocktail menu. The Club; Fish & Chi


Orient Pearl named 'Best Family Restaurant'

Orient Pearl Restaurant in Qatar was recently named the “Highly Commended Best Family Restaurant” by 2015 Time Out Doha Restaurant Awards. The award was presented to at a glittering ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Doha. Orient Pearl Restaurant is Qatar


Nominations invited for World Halal Travel Awards

The World Halal Travel Awards is inviting nominations from industry professionals for its inaugural event in Abu Dhabi, UAE, this October. The World Halal Travel Awards are the first awards to solely represent the Halal and family friendly travel and tourism industry and are presented

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