Friday 28 November 2014

Jazeera Airways reports 5pc increase in passengers

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways has reported a 5 per cent increase in the total number of passengers in September compared to the same period last year. The airline witnessed an on-time performance of 96 per cent and also reported a 9 per cent increase in passengers compared to September


Ritz-Carlton Bahrain unveils new spa menu

The Royal Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, is offering a new enhanced menu providing an extensive selection of treatments designed for complete care of the skin, body and soul, this autumn. With natural products from around the world gently applied by The Ritz-Carlton’s team of


Niki inaugurates Abu Dhabi’s first direct flight to Vienna

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, welcomed the arrival of its codeshare partner Niki’s inaugural flight from Vienna to Abu Dhabi, offering a direct connection between the UAE and Austria’s capital citiy for the first time. The daily service is operated using


Airlines to offer protection plan for stranded fliers

Members of the International Air Transport Association (Iata) have reached an agreement to cover the repatriation of passengers flying to, from and within Europe unable to return home due to an airline ceasing operations as a result of financial failure. “I am delighted to


Luxury superyacht app launches in the Middle East

Yachting Partners International (YPI), a leading luxury superyacht brokerage service, has launched a new mobile app in the Middle East to enable wealthy individuals to book bespoke holidays at the touch of a button. The app opens up a world of astounding holiday experiences that cater


Du, Travelling Connect launch rewards programme

Du, a leading telecom operator in the UAE, has partnered with global rewards programme Travelling Connect, offering travellers to the country rewards, privileges and seamless connectivity upon roaming on du’s 4G LTE network. Members of Travelling Connect can now earn airline mile


DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai launches Arabic restaurant

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, has launched Al Maeda – its signature Arabic restaurant offering a selection of authentic dishes from Levant and North African regions. Al Maeda, which is Arabic for “The Dining Table&rdqu


New ArabiaWeather a ‘big hit’

ArabiaWeather, a leading private weather company in the Arab World, has revealed that its new mobile app has been used more than two million times in less than a month of its launch. Made available for both iOS and Android, the ArabiaWeather app provides key weather forecasts covering


New $1.6bn hotel planned for World Cup in Qatar

A new $1.6-billion hotel and conference/expo centre has been proposed for the upcoming 2022 Fifa World Cup in Doha, Qatar. The Silver Pearl Hotel calls for a 1,000 plus-room luxury property to be located 1.5 km off shore near Doha. The name of the hotel refers to a structure that will


Best Western launches hotel in Jizan

Best Western International has embarked on the latest stage of its expansion in Saudi Arabia with the launch of its first hotel in the port city of Jizan. The new Best Western Jazan Hotel becomes one of the first internationally-branded hotels in the city, which is located in the

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