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Al Maktoum Airport marks five years

Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) celebrated its fifth anniversary, having firmly established itself among the top 20 busiest international cargo hubs and a growing reputation as an efficient and convenient passenger airport.     The airport m

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Jordan passenger traffic down 8pc

Jordan’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) recorded over 2.6 million passengers move through its facility since the beginning of the year, but fell 8.1 per cent in comparison to passenger traffic figures for the same period in 2014. Alternatively, year-to-date (YTD) cargo t

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Asiana faces new suit from passengers in 2013 crash

South Korea's Asiana Airlines is facing a new class action suit from passengers on a plane that crashed in San Francisco in 2013 that seeks a combined $30 million in damages, a lawyer for the passengers said. Three teenagers from China died in the crash and more than 180 pass

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Bundoo Khan offers enticing Ramadan discounts

Bundoo Khan, a leading restaurant in UAE and Saudi Arabia, is offering special iftar and suhoor packages to make this year’s gatherings a delight. Diners can enjoy a spread of Pakistani, Arabic and Continental dishes complete with mouth-watering desserts and refreshing Ramadan be

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New GM for Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Leading hotel Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi has welcomed Max Wiegerinck as its new general manager. Originally from The Netherlands, Wiegerinck brings with him more than 20 years of experience, having previously worked at upscale properties including with Ritz-Carlton, InterContin

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Abu Dhabi Airports launches summer awareness drive

Abu Dhabi Airports has launched its ‘Beat the Heat’ awareness campaign which aims at presenting a comprehensive set of informative guidelines and training sessions on how to safely manage the high temperatures expected during summer. The annual campaign, spread over f

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Oman Air in key nationalisation drive

Oman Air, the national carrier of the country, is recruiting more candidates from within the Sultanate following the graduation of 10 Omani cadet pilots in March. The recent graduates trained at l’École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the prestigious fly

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Weak Euro boosts Irish tourism

Ireland is on course to attract more tourists this year than ever before, the country's tourism minister said, as the European Union's fastest-growing economy reaps the benefit of a weakening euro. Older industries like tourism and agriculture have become an increasing fo

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Dur plans new three-star hotel in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's Dur Hospitality plans to open a three-star hotel in Yanbu with the recent signing of a 40-year land lease agreement for 7,600 sq m, said a report. The agreement, which comes in line with the company’s vision of developing hotels across emerging cities in

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Tour operators evacuate thousands from Tunisia

Tour companies were evacuating thousands of foreign holidaymakers from Tunisia on Saturday, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a beach hotel in an attack claimed by Islamic State. Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid said most of the dead were British, and Britain's

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