Monday 20 October 2014

Jumeirah spreads wings across China

Jumeirah spreads wings across China Dubai’s Jumeirah Group is to manage three new luxury hotels and resorts that are being built across China. The Jumeirah Haikou Resort is set in an exclusive golf community on a private island in Hainan; the Jumeirah Wuhan h


Gulf Air-Citi Bahrain in new promotion

Gulf Air and Citi Bahrain have launched a promotional campaign that will allow Citi credit cardholders to purchase Gulf Air tickets/services with zero interest instalment plans. Under the agreement, Gulf Air will offer all Citi credit cardholders the opportunity to pay for any ti


Dubai Legoland park to open in 2016

Merlin Entertainments, Europe’s number one visitor attractions operator, has announced that Legoland Dubai is scheduled to open in 2016 and will feature over 15,000 Lego model structures. The park, which will be operated by Merlin, is being developed in conjunction with Dub


Emirates SkyCargo trucking op strengthens Dubai’s link

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has strengthed the link between Dubai International and Dubai World Central (DWC) – SkyCargo’s new terminal – through its trucking operations. Emirates SkyCargo launched its trucking operations on May 1 in tandem wi


Conrad Dubai celebrates first anniversary

Conrad Dubai, a stylish haven located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE, is celebrating its first anniversary with top hospitality awards and increasing number of guests. The 58-storey hotel with 555 rooms boasts six remarkable restaurants and bars for its discerning guests. The hotel


Abu Dhabi goes blind-friendly

Visually-impaired tourists and residents visiting Abu Dhabi, UAE, are now being offered information on the destination in braille – the tactile writing system used by the blind and the visually-impaired. A concise brochure outlining ‘Ten Things to Know about Abu Dhabi, its


Flydubai hires seven banks for debut sukuk

Low-cost airline Flydubai has mandated Credit Agricole CIB, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, HSBC, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Noor Bank and Standard Chartered to arrange a potential debut sukuk issue, according to two sources. The mandate runs for six months, but leads are hopi


Etihad reports 130pc increase in Emirati staff overseas

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has increased the number of its Emirati staff on international work placements to 142, up 130 per cent compared to the end of last year. Over the next three months, an additional 33 Emirati employees will be deployed by the airlines in m


Rosewood Abu Dhabi receives top honour

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has become first UAE hotel to receive the Welcome Chinese Gold Certification from the China Tourism Academy (CTA). The certification attests the hotel’s compliance to the highest standard of hotel requirements defined by the C


Damac, Paramount to launch hotels in region

Luxury real estate developer Damac Properties has signed an exclusive deal with Paramount Hotels & Resorts to expand its branded hotels and serviced living concepts to new cities around the UAE over the next five years. New hotels and serviced residences will be launched in Dubai a

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