Tuesday 3 March 2015

Two Middle East teams selected for Airbus competition

Two teams from the Middle East have made it to Round Two of the global student competition ‘Fly Your Ideas’, organised by leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Unesco. A total of 100 teams were selected for the second round of the competition, having passed a thorough ev


Emirates increases capacity on its Nairobi service

Dubai-based Emirates will switch from the current Airbus A330-200 aircraft used on one of the two daily services to Nairobi, Kenya, to a larger Boeing 777-300 ER from May 1. The introduction of a Boeing 777-300ER will boost capacity on the route by 1,638 seats a week, and make Nairobi


MHG, Dubai Properties partner for a new Anantara in Dubai

Minor Hotel Group (MHG), a leading global hotel owner, operator and investor, has partnered with Dubai Properties (DP) to develop a new Anantara to open in Dubai, UAE, in early 2018. Anantara Dubai Creek Hotel will be located in Culture Village, a new world-class destination being deve


Qatar Airways, Bangkok Airways deepen codeshare agreement

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the country, has strengthened its relationship with Bangkok Airways with the addition of further code-share routes. The new code-shares come after a year of rapid expansion for Qatar Airways across the globe, with the 12 new destinations added thr


Mazagan Beach Resort sponsors MICE Arabia Congress

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, a leading luxury resort in North Africa, was among the sponsors of ‘The MICE Arabia Congress 2015’ that was held on February 22 and 23 in Dubai, UAE. The Moroccan resort, considered to be an ideal destination for MICE events in North Africa, s


Marina Bay Suites by Jannah hosts exclusive preview ceremony

Jannah Hotels and Resorts, luxury hotel apartment suites in the UAE, held an exclusive preview ceremony of the Marina Bay Suites by Jannah in Dubai, celebrating the latest addition to the group’s portfolio. Nehme Imad Darwiche, CEO of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, said: “The p


Qatari fashion students to design Kempinski's concierge wardrobe

Luxury resort Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha has partnered with Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar) to offer students a chance to intern for six months at the upscale property by creating a customised wardrobe for its concierge. Described as the First La


Emirates airline urges US to ignore subsidy claims

The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at US airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. In an interview with Reuters, Tim Clark, president of the world's largest international carrier,


Key conference on tourism held in Bahrain

Bahrain’s tourism sector organised a forum, ‘Sustainability of Quality and Services in the Tourism Sector,’ to mark Arab Tourism Day. The discussion focused on the elements of tourism in Bahrain and the vision of the government in developing facilities for recre


Dubai hosts 100 European travel experts on fam trip

Around 100 influential meeting planners and business events journalists from across Europe convened in Dubai for a familiarisation trip which was aimed at enhancing the city’s global status as a premier destination for international business events. Organised by Dubai Business Ev

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