Saturday 27 August 2016

Uber tests new payment option in the UAE

Ride-hailing service Uber is testing out a new cash payment option for rides in the UAE. The pilot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi makes the UAE the seventh country to test cash payments, following the launches of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Qatar. Acc


Qatar Airways, Vueling Airlines ink codeshare deal

Qatar Airways has announced a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines, offering passengers enhanced travel across Europe from today. Qatar Airways passengers can now connect with ease to 67 popular routes of Vueling Airlines’ extensive network. Vueling Airlines flies t


Emirates enhances its service to Sudan

Emirates is set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum, Sudan, with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER on the route from September 1. The Boeing 777 will replace the current Airbus A340-300 and offer travellers on the route an enhanced on-board product experie


Low-cost airlines bet on data to drive profit

Europe's low-cost airlines once mocked the air miles programmes run by flag carriers as expensive relics of a bygone era. But after watching wide-eyed as customer databases were valued at billions of dollars, they are scrambling to catch up. Europe's two largest low-cost


100 days to go till the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

August 18 marks the 100-day countdown to the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airway Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with organisers encouraging race goers to hurry up and buy their ticket to the region’s biggest and best sporting and entertainment weekend. The Formula 1 buzz is back as the Bel


Poco Loco launches 24hr food truck at Last Exit

Poco Loco, the popular Latin American food concept, has announced the launch of its second outlet at Last Exit, the newly opened first-of-its-kind street food truck park in Dubai by Meraas. Offering a mix of sophisticated and fun Latin American inspired dishes and drinks, Poco Lo


Dubai Summer Surprises boosts hospitality, retail

The first half of the 19th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), a popular family extravaganza, has seen an upswing in economic activity across retail and hospitality sectors in the emirate. With special promotions and unbeatable deals combined with world-class entertainment p


IHG Business Rewards launches new promotion

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has launched its new IHG Business Rewards promotion, offering members the opportunity to earn 50 per cent extra bonus points at participating IHG hotels worldwide. As a way of thanking those who book on behalf of others, IHG Business Rewards is


Burj Al Arab Aquarium shortlisted for World Responsible Tourism Awards

The Burj Al Arab Aquarium in the UAE has been shortlisted among the 13 finalists in the 2016 World Responsible Tourism Awards at WTM London. Sponsored by Belize, the World Responsible Tourism Awards celebrates the most inspiring and enduring responsible tourism experiences in the


Salalah Rotana launches new 'Family Room' category

The five-star waterfront Salalah Rotana Resort in Oman has recently unveiled the 'Family Room' category to meet the growing demand for spacious and comfortable accommodation for families. Ranging from 50-sq-m to 67-sq-m, the new category includes the Family Classic Room,

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