Sunday 24 September 2017

Dewa inks strategic deal with Dubai Airports

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has signed a deal with Dubai Airports as part of its efforts to achieve sustainable development, and support the Smart Dubai initiative launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al


Jazeera Airways unveils biggest sales promotion

Jazeera Airways, a leading Kuwait-based budget airline, has launched its biggest-ever promotion offering 100,000 low-fare tickets across its global network for sale at up to 50 per cent discount. A major Kuwaiti carrier with regional and international operations, Jazeera said its


UAE signs visa deal with three countries

The UAE has signed MoUs with Vanuatu, Saint Lucia and El Salvador to exempt UAE nationals and citizens from these countries from obtaining pre-entry visas for travel to the respective countries. The MoU with Vanuatu was signed by Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Chang


Turkish Airlines to buy 40 787-9 Dreamliners

Turkish Airlines has announced a commitment to order 40 787-9 Dreamliner planes from Boeing during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit to New York to join the United Nations General Assembly, an airline statement said.   "Our agreement to p


Etihad Airways launches fares promotion

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced it is offering 10 per cent discounts on flights to all destinations from Saudi Arabia, including Australia, the UK and US to mark the kingdom’s National Day on September 23. Discounted fares for UAE-based guests travelling t


Mideast hotels post mixed results in August

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results during August, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance indicators, according to data from analytics and marketplace insights provider STR. Hotel room occupancy in the Middle East dropped 3.


Bahrain, Italy committed to strengthening tourism ties

Bahrain has confirmed its commitment to further enhancing areas of cooperation between the kingdom and Italy, especially the tourism sector, with the recent visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Bahrain. A meeting was held and was attended by the chief executive off


2018 'busy year' for UAE hotel sector - forecast

As The Hotel Show draws to a close for 2017, forecasters have revealed that 2018 is expected to be hugely eventful for the UAE’s hospitality industry – with no less than 83 new hotels set to open.   The latest Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction report by To


Transforming aviation through disruptive innovation

Iata Aviation & Aeropolitical Affairs Day, organised by the International Air Transport Association (Iata) and taking place in Jordan this October, will be focusing on the theme 'Disrupting Through Innovation', it was announced. “Disruptive changes create disrup


Saudi to launch $2.6bn entertainment investment firm

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) is in the process of developing a new company with an initial capitalization of SR10 billion ($2.66 billion) to act as its investment arm in the kingdom’s growing entertainment sector. The company will play an active investm

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