Monday 31 August 2015

Emirates to fly second daily A380 service to Frankfurt

Dubai’s Emirates airlines has announced a second daily A380 service to Frankfurt, Germany, starting in January next year. Adding 1,155 seats a week on the route, with 280 in First Class and Business Class, Emirates flights EK47/48 will be up-gauged to an A380 from a Boeing 777-30


Gloria Hotels launches new website

Gloria Hotels, a leading hotel management group in the Middle East, has launched a new responsive website designed to provide an optimal viewing experience with easy reading, navigation and booking across a wide range of devices. The new website combines all seven Gloria Hotels group p


Renovation complete on Bahrain's main bus terminals

Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC), the new operator of the kingdom’s modern, fully revamped public bus service, has completed refurbishment work on the main bus terminals in Manama, Muharraq and Isa Town. The renovation of all three stations supports the full implemen


Turkey introduces visa requirements for Libyans

Turkey is introducing visa requirements for Libyans, Libyan officials said on Tuesday, pushing the North African country deeper into isolation. Turkey had been one of the few countries which Libyans could without a visa and became a major holiday destination for Libyans seeking t


Al Mathaaq Hospitality launches skill development programme

Jeddah-based Al Mathaaq Hospitality has launched a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme in partnership with Ektefaa, a charitable organisation, with the aim of developing the employability skills of the Saudi Arabian youth. The programme, which was launched this Ramadan, run


Ibis Styles Jumeirah officially opens

R Hotels, the hospitality management division of UAE-based R Holding, has announced the soft opening of ibis Styles Jumeirah in Dubai.   The new upscale three-star property features 191 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant and two specialty restaurants, a gym, meet


Madinat Jumeirah welcomes new resort executive chef

Madinat Jumeirah, a five-star property in Dubai, UAE, has appointed Dirk Haltenhof as the resort executive chef. Chef Dirk brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience from working across leading hotels and restaurants in Europe, Asia and the UAE. He will be


Langham Hospitality plans $273m Dubai hotel

Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group has signed an agreement with Omniyat, a Dubai-based real estate developer, for a $273-million hospitality project in the UAE. The new hotel will be the hospitality group’s first luxury city hotel bearing the Langham Hotels and Resor


Dubai foodies anticipate the opening of Marina Social

Foodies across Dubai have been booking the first tables ahead of the September inauguration of Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton’s debut restaurant in the region. With just about a week to go, Marina Social and The Social Room at InterContinental Dubai Marina is set to open on


Air Astana to re-launch Dubai flights

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, plans to re-launch services between the capital and Dubai, UAE, in October. Starting October 25, the non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320. Additionally, timely conne

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