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Dubai ‘set to capture Mideast luxury market’

As travel creates new opportunities to capture luxury spend in the Middle East, Dubai as a major tourist hub and passenger transit point is well placed to capture this market, said an industry expert. “Several key aspects of

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Dubai ‘set to capture Mideast luxury market’

As travel creates new opportunities to capture luxury spend in the Middle East, Dubai as a major tourist hub and passenger transit point is well placed to capture this market, said an industry expert. “Several key aspects of

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Airlines face growing disruptions from computer glitches

A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say. As airlines switch to electronic lugga

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Airlines face growing disruptions from tech snags

A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say. As airlines switch to electronic lugga

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Jumeirah Group gears up for Kuwaiti rush

Jumeirah Group, a Dubai-based luxury hotel company, is expecting large numbers of Kuwaiti travellers this summer as they continue to spend increased amounts on holidays and visits to friends and family within the Gulf region. Alison Bro

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Bahrain Airport to handle 13.5m travellers per year

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) aims to accommodate 13.5 million passengers per annum, said a senior airport official, emphasising the importance of stepping up police readiness and improving human resources to meet the expansion plans.

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UAE urges travellers to register for E-Gate service

The UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) has urged nationals, residents and visitors to register for the E-Gate service.   Major Mohammad Al Zaabi, director of the Electronic Ports’ Project, said registration has been made av

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Malaysia-linked plane mishaps spook air travellers

What appears to be a third air disaster involving a Malaysian carrier in less than a year has further dented confidence in the country's aviation industry and spooked air travellers across the region. A plane belonging to Indo

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Dubai eyes 4m smart gate users in three years

Dubai has announced plans to register four million travellers over the next three years for smart gates at the UAE emirate's two international airports. Equipped with automatic identification system, facial imprint and automat

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Ebola-hit states must screen departing travellers: WHO

Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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