Tuesday 23 January 2018

Etihad posts strong on-time performance figures

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has posted its best operational on-time performance (OTP) results since 2009. OTP is calculated on actual flight arrival and departure times within 15 minutes of the published schedule and takes into consideration a variety of exte


UAE heritage festival opens

The 12th edition of the Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival 2018, organised by Emirates Heritage Club and the Sultan bin Zayed Centre, was launched on January 21 by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the president's representative and chairman of the Emirates Heritage Club, said a report.


First female Emirati ATCO at Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports and GAL Air Navigation Services have jointly certified Mariam Al Remaithi as the first Emirati female ATCO (Air Traffic Controller) at the Abu Dhabi Airports. She will be joining the team at Al Ain International Airport. GAL Air Navigation Services and Abu Dhab


Abu Dhabi Airports' facilities get top Estidama ratings

Abu Dhabi Airports said it has received the 'Two 'Pearl' rating from Estidama, for the construction of two of its latest facilities - the district cooling plant of the Midfield Terminal (MTB) and the fire station at Sir Bani Yas Island Airport. The objective of the Pe


Aloft Hotels debuts in Dubai

Marriott International has announced the opening of the design-led Aloft Palm Jumeirah, the first Aloft to open in the buzzing city of Dubai, UAE.   Located on the Eastern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, the hotel delivers a distinct lifestyle experience to the iconic landmar


Dubai Shopping Festival builds great momentum for business

As the 23rd edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) enters its home stretch, key economic sectors in Dubai have reported improved performance in the first half of the festival, creating the perfect momentum for businesses in Dubai at the beginning of the year. Malls and retail o


BinGhatti Hospitality invests over $136m in GCC F&B sector

BinGhatti Hospitality, the investment arm of BinGhatti Holding Group, plans to expand its global hospitality management services across the GCC and the Middle East by penetrating the food and beverage (F&B) sector, hotel development and management. During 2017, BinGhatti succ


RJ to launch flights to Copenhagen

Royal Jordanian (RJ) will launch a new direct service to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, from June 3.   The three weekly flights will give RJ a strong presence in the Scandinavian market. This addition is in line with RJ’s turnaround plan that includes, among others,


Mazagan Resort launches special spring packages

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading tourism destination in Morocco, is offering guests special packages and deals for the upcoming spring period. The luxurious resort is offering exclusive rates on accommodation, food and entertainment. With room rates starting from MAD1,980


Global Futurist leads agenda for IBTM Arabia 2018

IBTM, part of global exhibitions organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), has unveiled the final itinerary for IBTM Arabia 2018, which takes place from February 5-7 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. Leading the agenda as keynote speaker is Rohit Talwar, global futurist,

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