Friday 19 December 2014

Qatar firm buys 50pc stake in London's Savoy Hotel

A Qatari-owned firm has acquired a 50 per cent stake in London's legendary Savoy Hotel,  historic five-star hotel in the UK. Katara Hospitality purchased its share of the hotel, formally known as Fairmont Hotel the Savoy, from Lloyds Banking Group, said Kingdom Holding Company


Dubai set to become medical tourism hub

Dubai's medical tourism strategy and an increasing number of local hospitals benchmarking their facilities and services against global best practices have added momentum to the emirate's emergence as a leading healthcare destination, said an expert. Under the strategy, Du


Italy's Veneto region signs deal to boost bilateral trade

A high-powered delegation from the Italian Ministry of Tourism and Trade recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Dubai FDI, the investment promotion agency of Dubai Economic Department (DED), to boost industrial and trade ties between the Veneto Region of Italy and Dubai.


Owners urged to remove abandoned cars from BIA car park

Bahrain Airport Company has urged car owners to remove their abandoned cars from the long-term Car Park ‘C’ at Bahrain International Airport, following its closure, to facilitate the commencement of enabling works for new airport modernisation programme. The firm said


Emirates Executive introduces new uniform

Emirates Executive, the luxury private charter offered by UAE’s carrier, has introduced a new sleek and stylish uniform for its cabin crew. The Emirates Executive uniform features a red shift dress and a beige cropped jacket. The red pill-box hat remains, but the side veil has be


RJ celebrates 51 years of operation

Royal Jordanian, the national airline of Jordan, celebrates its 51st anniversary today (December 15). Acting president and CEO Captain Haitham Misto expressed gratefulness for the Hashemite support the company has been receiving since its inception in 1964 by His Majesty King Hussein.


Bahrain airport set for $2bn upgrade

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is set for a major overhaul during the next five years as it moves to upgrade its facilities and expand passenger capacity through an airport modernisation programme. The work will involve a "comprehensive" redevelopment of the airpor


ATDD launches new tourist guide programme

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has launched the Tourist Guide Programme, which will train industry-related professionals in various fields to get a tourist guide licence in Ajman, UAE. The English-language programme, in cooperation with Skyline University College and Ajman


Carlson Rezidor expands operations in Riyadh

Carlson Rezidor, a leading hotel group worldwide, has further strengthened its portfolio in the Middle East by signing a new Radisson Blu hotel at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Ricec) in Saudi Arabia’s capital city. The luxury property featuring 200 r


National Day festivities launched in Bahrain

Parachute jumping was one of the main attractions at Bahrain International Circuit's (BIC) National Day Festival which began yesterday (December 13). A breathtaking air show featuring F-16 fighter planes will be held today, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister pu

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