Tuesday 27 September 2022

Accor clinches deal to open first Novotel Living in Riyadh

Accor, a world-leading hospitality group, is expanding its footprint in the Saudi capital with the signing of a 170-key serviced apartment property, the very first Novotel Living to operate in Riyadh. The newly built property is set to open in 2026.   The group,


Abu Dhabi Air Expo picks Etihad as official airline sponsor

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has been named the official Airline Sponsor of Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2022, which is likely to see participation from 18,000 attendees. The aviation & aerospace exhibition runs from November 1 to 3 at Al Bateen Executive Airport, A


Travel bookings ahead of Saudi National Day surge 141%

Bookings from Saudi Arabia for travel between September 22 and 25, ahead of Saudi National Day on September 22 soared by 141% in August compared to the previous month, according to Skyscanner, a leading travel marketplace. In the last week alone, week commencing 5 September, book


Saudi Event records 2,500 MICE and entertainment experts

Over 2,500 event professionals and 50 exhibitors from across the region are taking part in the ongoing Saudi Event which has a focus on the MICE and entertainment industry in the Kingdom. Featuring over 25 free-to-attend live seminars taking place at the exhibition covering the l


Marriott plans 20 new properties in Mideast by 2023

Marriott International has announced plans to expand its Middle East footprint with the expected addition of over 20 properties and more than 5,000 rooms across the Gulf countries over the next 15 months. The announcement came at the ongoing Future Hospitality Summit in Dubai.


Green Planet Dubai features region’s first flying foxes

The Green Planet Dubai, a tropical rainforest home to over 3,000 plants and animals across four indoor rainforest levels,  is now featuring the Middle East’s first flying foxes at the biodome.   Highly social with tawny fur that glistens in the sun, flying foxes a


Queen Alia airport receives inaugural Ethiopian flight

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan has welcomed welcomes today (September 20) the first Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The flag carrier of Ethiopia will operate three weekly direct flights between Amman and Addis Ababa


Sonara Camp set to launch desert overnight experience

Nara Desert Escapes, the award-winning team behind the world-famous Sonara Camp is this month launching its exclusive, unique and eco-friendly desert overnight experience; ‘The Nest’ by Sonara. First there was camping, then there was glamping and now ‘nesting&rs


Oman Air appoints Al Qassabi as Country Manager - Oman

Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, has announced the appointment of Majid Sulaiman Al Qassabi as its new Country Manager - Oman. An aviation veteran with a career spanning 14 years, Al Qassabi has held leadership positions at several top companies in Oman an


Fujairah Airport, YASA Dubai in tie-up for World Cup

YASA Dubai, a leading project management company, has signed a strategic partnership with Fujairah International Airport that involves exclusive hospitality packages for football fans to fly on chartered aircraft from Fujairah International Airport to Doha, Qatar, for the football World Cup t

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