Saturday 30 July 2016

Swiss President to witness landing of Solar Impulse 2

Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of Switzerland will participate at the celebrations of the final journey of the Solar Impulse 2, a jet that runs solely on solar power, according to, a leading UAE-based travel website. The jet is making its final journey of its


Jumeirah, Aeroflot announce partnership

Russian state airline Aeroflot and the UAE's Jumeirah Group have announced a partnership offering members of the Aeroflot Bonus loyalty programme the chance to earn one mile per $1 dollar spent at Jumeirah’s 22 hotels and resorts around the world. Jumeirah is also offer


Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea wins top award

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa, part of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), was recently named Jordan’s winner of the Luxury Resort Spa Award 2016 by the World Luxury Spa Awards. It was granted following votes by IHG guests and industry consultants in a curren


Action Group unveils $56m Dubai Healthcare City hotel upgrade

Kuwait-based Action Group will be investing $56 million to upgrade its hotel project in Dubai Healthcare City to a four-star property, said a report. The hotel, which was scheduled to open as a three-star property this year, will see construction work begin next month and is set


Check-in to Waldorf Astoria UAE and drive a Lamborghini

Guests at the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah will soon get an opportunity to test drive the latest Lamborghini models. As part of a new partnership with Italian super sports car maker, Automobili Lamborghini, uests will be given special acc


Solar plane takes off from Egypt on final leg

An aircraft powered by solar energy left Egypt on Sunday on the last leg of the first ever fuel-free flight around the globe. Solar Impulse 2, a spindly single-seat plane, took off from Cairo in darkness en route to Abu Dhabi, its final destination, with a flight expected to take


Pegasus receives first CFM-powered A320neo

Pegasus Airlines, Turkey's leading low-cost airline, recently took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines, becoming the first airline to do so for the type. Pegasus placed the largest single order by a Turkish carrier for up to


Etihad backs Arab film fest in Australia

Etihad Airways and Arab Film Festival Australia are joining forces again in 2016 to bring the best of contemporary Arab cinema to Australian audiences. The 13th annual Arab Film Festival Australia opened in Sydney showcasing diverse films from Australia, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Pal


Search for MH370 to be suspended

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will be suspended if the plane is not found in the current search area, Malaysia, China and Australia said in a joint statement on Friday. The aircraft, with 239 aboard, disappeared in March 2014 during a flight from the Malay

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