Friday 12 February 2016

Fujairah to host first International Arts Festival

The emirate of Fujairah is stepping up its cultural offerings with the introduction of its first  International Arts Festival this month, hosted by the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority. The festival will run from the February 19 – 29 and will incorporate the Monodrama Fe


Etihad appoints new GM for US operations

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has appointed Craig Thomas as general manager for the US. Thomas, the first general manager for the US in the airline’s history, will be based in New York where he will be responsible for all commercial activity for Etihad Ai


Seychelles offers UAE visitors new beach homes

Seychelles is offering UAE holidaymakers an opportunity to own a holiday home or investment property in the new Pangia Beach, a residential development of 33 high-end beach apartments, which is set to open in 2017. As the latest and most prestigious apartment complex in Seychelles, Pan


Qatar Airways to display new carriers at Singapore Airshow

Qatar Airways will be showcasing three state-of-the-art aircraft from its fast-growing fleet at the upcoming Singapore Airshow this month. The Gulf carrier will be showcasing the A350, for which it was the global launch customer, and its superjumbo A380. Also appearing in Asia is Qatar


TCA Abu Dhabi embarks on roadshow campaign

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has lined up exciting and fun-filled events this year which will be announced during its roadshow campaign in the capital cities of the GCC. Headlining these events will be the action-packed Red Bull Air Race, which forms part o


Cristal Erbil welcomes new general manager

The Cristal Group, a premier luxury hospitality company in the Middle East, has appointed Roland Debs as the new General Manager of Cristal Erbil Hotel in Iraq. A maven hotelier with 20 years of experience across three continents, Debs spent a big part of his career at Interconti


Rapid growth predicted for Qatar hotels sector

The total number of hotel and apartment rooms in Qatar is expected to reach 23,000 by the end of this year, according to a report by Colliers International, a global leader in real estate advisory. Currently there are close to 18,100 hotel and service apartment keys in Qatar, including


Turkish Airlines receives 300th aircraft

Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand its fleet to meet the needs of its ever-growing network and customer base with the addition of a new Airbus A330-300, its 300th aircraft. The latest addition was celebrated with a ceremony held at Atatürk International Airport in the


New GM for Grand Hyatt Muscat

Stefan Radstrom has been named the new general manager for Grand Hyatt Muscat, a luxurious hotel in Oman. Radstrom joins from Hyatt Regency Istanbul – Ataköy, where he was part of the opening team from January 2014 to January 2016. He has accumulated over 21 years o


Jannah Hotels to break ground on new Dubai hotel

Jannah Hotels and Resorts is strengthening its foothold in the UAE with plans to begin construction work on a new five-star hotel in Dubai’s premium Creek area. The UAE-based hotel developer and operator will break ground on its seventh hotel, Jannah Creek Dubai, and is sch

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