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Etihad releases new virtual reality video starring Nicole Kidman

Etihad Airways has released its highly anticipated 360-degree virtual reality film starring Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman, marking the first time that a Hollywood actor has ever starred in a fully immersive virtual reality movie.   The five-minute feature, title

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Jean-Georges Dubai celebrates Ramadan

This Ramadan, Jean-Georges Dubai will be hosting delicious daily Iftars throughout the holy month. Between 6:30 and 8:30 pm,  guests are invited to break their fast over an exquisite selection of dishes from the JG menu, priced at Dh248 ($67.5), before enjoying a shisha on t

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French black box search vessel arrives at EgyptAir crash zone

A French vessel carrying specialist probes designed to detect black box pinger signals has arrived to the search area where an EgyptAir jet is believed to have crashed last week, sources on the investigation committee said on Friday. A week after the Airbus A320 crashed with 66 p

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Turkey tourist arrivals drop biggest in 17 years

The number of tourists visiting Turkey fell by 28.07 per cent in April from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, marking the biggest drop in 17 years on tensions with Russia and security concerns after a spate of bombings. The number of Russian visitors to Turkey slid

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Korean Air evacuates plane at Japan's Haneda airport

Korean Air Lines on Friday evacuated 319 passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan's Haneda Airport in Tokyo after its left engine caught fire. The incident prompted authorities to temporarily close down Japan's busiest aviation hub. Three of t

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Jet Airways posts record profit

India’s Jet Airways Group, an Etihad Airways Partner airline, has declared the highest annual net profit of $185 million for the year ended March 31, 2016, (FY16) compared to a loss of $342 million for the previous financial year (FY15). Jet Airways, in which the UAE-based

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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday. Developing countries such as Nepal, home to Moun

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Etihad named 'Most Innovative Airline of the Last 10 Years'

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, was presented the title of ‘Most Innovative Airline of the Last 10 Years’ at the Telegraph UltraTravel Awards, which was held at the London Savoy Hotel. The award was presented by singer Ronan Keating to James Harrison, Etiha

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French specialist vessel to join black box search, says official

Egypt's air accidents chief said on Thursday that a vessel provided by French company Alseamar, which specialises in marine wreckage searches, will join within hours the hunt for the black boxes from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804. Ayman al-Moqadem said negotiations were also

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Rixos the Palm welcomes new executive chef

Rixos The Palm, Dubai, a boutique hideaway on the Palm Jumeirah, has appointed Nurettin Celik as the property's new executive chef who will trail blaze the culinary experience at the hotel, giving primary importance to Turkish cuisine. Cenk Unverdi, the hotel general manager,

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