Saturday 18 November 2017

AccorHotels to add another Novotel in Oman

AccorHotels, a leading travel and lifestyle group, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Al Anwar Holdings, one of Oman’s leading investment holding companies, for a new  Novotel hotel in the sultanate.    Opening in 2020, th


Finland visa centres open in Abu Dhabi, Dubai

Residents of the UAE can now apply for visas to Finland at the new Finland Visa Application Centres launched in Abu Dhabi and Dubai by the Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi.   Applicants can visit the new centres, operated by VFS Global, to submit visa application


Bahrain to welcome 54 cruise ships this season

Bahrain, known for its rich and vibrant cultural heritage and a popular destination for cruise ships, is expected to receive 54 cruise vessel calls from prestigious lines during this season with an estimated 100,000 passengers. This is an impressive 30 per cent growth over the pa


Designs unveiled for giant Oman botanical garden

Leading UK-based engineering firm Arup has joined hands with architect Grimshaw and design consultant Haley Sharpe Design to deliver the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretive designs for the Oman Botanic Garden, the largest such facility in the Arab world. Cover


Indigo Partners orders 430 A320neo aircraft at Dubai

Airbus and Indigo Partners’ four portfolio airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase by the four airlines of 430 additional A320neo Family aircraft worth $49.5 billion.    The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-co


Banana Island Resort Doha offers wellness programmes

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara has lined up a series of multi-day holistic therapy programmes for local residents to achieve their balance, relaxation and wellness goals at its Balance Wellness Centre.   The 3-7 day specialist journeys transcend the one-h


Four Seasons Hotel Tunis unveils special launch offers

In celebration of its grand opening in December 2017, Four Seasons Hotel Tunis has launched two attractive offers through March 2018.   The hotel offers luxurious accommodations, a range of dining options, lavish spa and state-of-the-art event spaces are ideal f


580 hotel projects under contract in Middle East

As many as 580 hotel projects with 166,774 rooms are under contract in the Middle East and 55,094 rooms in 299 projects are under contract in Africa, according to STR’s October 2017 Pipeline Report. Under contract data includes projects in the in-construction, final planning and


The Nest outdoor art market opens in Bahrain

The Nest 2017, an annual outdoor art market in Bahrain, will open today (November 16) in Block 338, Adliya.   The Nest, organised by Al Riwaq Art Space in partnership with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Tamkeen, has grown in popularity


UAE orders five Airbus C295 aircraft

The United Arab Emirates Air Force & Air Defence has ordered five Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft at the Dubai Airshow concluding today (November 16). The agreement takes the C295 orderbook past 200, underlining the type’s market leadership in its class, said an A

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