Friday 27 February 2015

Emirates Group Security, AACO sign MoU for diploma programmes

The Centre of Aviation & Security Studies (CASS), the academic arm of Emirates Group Security, will extend two University Diploma programmes to the members of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO) following a recent agreement. CASS and AACO Regional Training Centre have signed


$40bn investment seen in top 10 UAE tourism projects

The UAE is expected to retain its position as a regional tourism leader with top 10 of its tourism projects representing a collective investment of just under $40 billion. Moreover, the country’s hotel pipeline is also set to grow substantially with a total of 144 hotels and reso


Emirates to restart Baghdad flights from March 1

Dubai-based Emirates will restart passenger flights to Baghdad, Iraq, from March 1. The airline, which suspended operations to the capital on January 26, will again operate with six weekly flights to Baghdad, served by an A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration. Baghd


Cipriani Yas Island offers meeting spaces with a flair

Cipriani Yas Island, an upscale restaurant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, offers a varied range of event spaces catering to different markets as Abu Dhabi continues to ascend as a global destination for business. Located in the capital’s leading lifestyle, entertainment and shopping destinat


Airbus to deliver 30 aircraft to UAE airlines

Airbus Group, a leading aircraft manufacturer, will deliver 30 commercial aircraft to UAE carriers Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Air Arabia. UAE, which is considered as one of the group’s biggest clients, makes up around 20 per cent of its Middle East market, a report in


Air France offers BEST cabins on Dubai flights

Air France, the French flag carrier, has introduced its new Boeing 777-300 with BEST Cabins to Dubai, UAE, the first destination in the Middle East to benefit from the new cabins. Offering services from Paris-Charles de Gaule Airport, the gradual implementation of the Boeing 777 BEST e

More… turns its focus to Middle East, a leading online hotel room reservation website, is focusing on the Middle East, particularly Doha, as a base from which to better grow its portfolio of international hotels. Moreover, the hotel reservation website has added Warwick International Hotels (WIH) and Steige


Qasr Al Hosn Festival attracts nearly 120,000 visitors

The Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which celebrates the UAE’s tangible and intangible heritage, witnessed around 120,000 people attend the 11-day event. The festival, which took place in Abu Dhabi from February 11 to 21, presented guests with the opportunity to visit Qasr Al Hosn - the s


Air Arabia flies to Kathmandu from RAK hub

Air Arabia, a Sharjah-based carrier, has added Kathmandu as its latest destination to be served from the recently launched Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) hub in the UAE. The low-cost carrier will fly twice weekly to the Nepalese capital, the 10th destination which travellers can now access from


Al Bustan Centre announces key management promotions

Al Bustan Centre and Residence (ABCR), a popular hotel-apartment in Dubai, UAE, has promoted two executives to the senior management team. Yasser Moussa has been promoted to executive assistant manager – sales and business development With 17 years’ experience on h

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