Sunday 14 February 2016

First Group acquires first hotel in Dubai Marina

Leading Dubai-based property developer The First Group has taken possession of its first hotel development in the Dubai Marina. The hotel is a 32-storey, 486-room, four-star property flagged under the globally recognized Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand. Known as Wyndham Dubai


Action Hotels buys Dubai plot for $10m

Unveiling plans of its latest development in Dubai, leading upscale property developer Action Hotels has purchased a plot of land in Media City’s Innovation Hub from a subsidiary of Dubai Holding’s Tecom Group for $10 million, said a report. Innovation Hub is a new, 1.6 mil


Air Arabia adds Sarajevo to destination network

Air Arabia, a leading low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has added another European destination to its route network with direct flights between Sharjah and Sarajevo next to be launched on March 18. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina and is


Global slowdown fears overshadow Singapore aviation show

Aerospace leaders gathering for this week's Singapore Airshow face conflicting pressures as they juggle growing concerns over jetliner demand while keeping record production plans on track. Worries about the effects of a faltering global economy and tensions in the South China Sea


New GM for Le Méridien and Westin Bahrain City Centre

Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East has appointed Anna-Marie Dowling as the new complex general manager for The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre. Dowling’s expertise and experience in the hospitality industry spans 24 years,


Dubai popular among European travellers

Dubai continues to be a popular destination for European travellers, climbing from 11th to sixth position globally in 2015, said a report. According to a Global Travel Insights report by Sojern, a leading performance marketing platform for travel brands, the UK saw a high amount of tri


'Discover Asia' with Flight Centre UAE

Flight Centre UAE, a leading travel agent in the region, is offering new Discover Asia packages to some of the continent’s hottest destinations and best-kept secrets off the beaten path. Discover Asia opens the doors to exploring the mystical world of Asian culture, whether


Aviation show to boost Abu Dhabi's hub status

The inaugural Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week (ADAAW) will gather six aviation-focused business, commercial, industrial and leisure activities together in the UAE capital next month. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince


RAK Mice sector to receive boost through training workshop

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosted its first Mice training workshop of the year last week at Al Hamra Convention Centre. The workshop provided tourism industry professionals with insights into the emirate’s plans to support the development and expansion of its Mi


Air India Express to launch RAK flights

Air India Express, India’s leading low-cost carrier, will start flights to Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, from Kozhikode (Calicut) in the Indian state of Kerala on March 28. This comes on the back of the commencement of scheduled flights by Qatar Airways between Ras Al Khaimah and Do

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