Saturday 31 January 2015

Yas Island participates in Indian travel trade show

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier business, leisure and entertainment destination, is participating at the South Asian Travel and Tourism Exhibition (SATTE), which started today (January 29) in New Delhi, India. The Indian travel trade show, which offers a platform for tourism dele


Gulf Air suspends flights to Baghdad

Gulf Air has suspended all flights to Iraq's capital Baghdad until further notice, it announced yesterday. The move follows an incident on Tuesday, when a FlyDubai aircraft carrying 154 passengers was shot at while landing at Baghdad International Airport. Gulf


Qatar, Guinea in open skies pact

Qatar and the Republic of Guinea have signed an agreement to open up the air transport sector between the two countries. The agreement was signed by Jassim bin Saif Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and his Guinean counterpart Aliou Diallo, said a report in Qatar News Agency.


Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre honoured at IHA

Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, has been awarded the “Best Hotel Renovation/Refurbishment” in Dubai and Arabia by The International Hotel Awards (IHA). The success of the Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre team was announced during a gala di


Joint Bahrain-Saudi bid to host Olympics rejected

Plans for a joint Bahrain-Saudi Arabia bid to host a future Olympic Games have been rejected outright by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It comes after Saudi Arabian General Organisation for Youth and Sports presidential representative Prince Fahd bin Jalawi Al Saud, w


Millennium Plaza Dubai offers Valentine's Day packages

Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, is offering couples exclusive Valentine’s Day packages. Couples can enjoy a romantic dinner at the property’s Executive Club Lounge located on the 61st floor with stunning views of Dubai whilst savouring a fou


Emirates to fly A380s to two new destinations

Dubai-based Emirates plans to launch its A380 services to two European destinations: Dusseldorf (Germany) and Madrid (Spain). For both cities, Emirates will be the first airline to operate a scheduled A380 service. The Dusseldorf route will be launched on July 1 and the Madrid route on


Etihad Flight College receives GCAA approval

Etihad Flight College, a flight training college based at Al Ain International Airport in the UAE, has received certification as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). A wholly-owned subsidiary of Etihad Airways, Etihad Flight Colleg


Saudia tops in on-time flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national carrier of the country, was awarded the top position for on-time performance in the ‘Middle East & Africa Major Airlines’ category by FlightStats - a leading publisher of real-time global flight and airport information. The


Sofitel The Palm Dubai wins five awards

Sofitel The Palm Dubai, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, has claimed five awards at the International Hotel Awards (IHA) held in London, UK, on January 26. The best hotels and hospitality related companies from more than 50 countries across the world had competed to achieve one or mo

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