Saturday 28 November 2015

Sharjah to host first ever shopping festival

Expo Centre Sharjah has entered into an agreement with SAS Events, a full-service event management and consulting company based in Sharjah, for the emirate’s first ever shopping festival next year. Expo Centre Sharjah will turn into a shoppers’ paradise from March 3 t


Kuwait Airways to launch Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Kuwait Airways will launch direct flights to Sharm el-Sheikh starting on December 1 to support Egypt's tourism sector following a Russian plane crash that killed 224 people, Kuwait's minister of information was quoted as saying. State news agency KUNA quoted Sheikh Salman


Millennium Plaza Dubai welcomes new executive

Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai, a luxury accommodation along Sheikh Zayed Road, has appointed Sahil Thakur as its new assistant director of sales. In his new role, Thakur will be in charge of strengthening the property’s business ties with existing clients and stakeholders an


Guerlain Spa to open at One&Only The Palm Dubai

One&Only The Palm in Dubai is introducing its latest partnership with the prestigious house of Guerlain to operate the resort’s spa starting December 8. Since its creation in 1828, Guerlain has drawn inspiration from nature and its many wonders to formulate its excellent frag


Etihad, Masdar ink research agreement

Etihad Airways and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a graduate level, research-oriented university based in the UAE, have signed a research agreement to develop a fog prediction and monitoring system to serve the needs of the aviation sector. Signed on the first da


PJC, Jet Connections ink joint venture at Dubai Airshow

Private Jet Charter (PJC), one of the world's largest independent private jet charter brokers, sealed a joint venture deal with Jet Connections, an international company specialising in private aircraft management, sales and acquisition, on the final day of the Dubai Airshow.


Iraq grounds northern flights over air warfare

Iraq said it was suspending flights between Baghdad and the northern cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya for two days starting on Monday due to military traffic from Russia's air campaign in neighbouring Syria. Iraq's civil aviation authority said in a statement the decision


US jet diverted after crew reports 'suspicious' behaviour

A Southwest Airlines flight from Indianapolis to Los Angeles was diverted to Kansas City and searched on Sunday after the crew reported suspicious behavior by some passengers, the FBI said. "The flight crew diverted the flight to Kansas City out of an abundance of caution ba


No bomb found on Turkish Airlines plane diverted to Canada

No explosives were found on a Turkish Airlines flight diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat and the plane was cleared to continue its journey, Canadian police and the airline said on Sunday. The flight, originally bound for Istanbul from New York, has now safely depart


Travelstart launches Arabic travel booking site

Travelstart, the leading travel booking site in Africa, has officially launched a fully localised and complete Arabic version of its website in Bahrain this week. This makes Travelstart one of the top websites to offer an end-to-end experience in Arabic, without needing to switch langu

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