Tuesday 1 September 2015

Etihad appoints three Emiratis to key positions

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has appointed three UAE nationals to executive positions within the airline. Hareb Al Muhairy becomes senior vice president Corporate and International Affairs; Mohammed Al Bulooki joins Etihad Airways as vice president UAE commercial; and Haitham A


Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai no longer part of Taj Hotels Group

Hospitality chain Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has exited the management of the Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai, after a 14-year partnership. Located at Deira, the hotel group had managed the Dubai property since 2001, before handing it back to the Juma Al Majid Group on August 31.


Al Maktoum Airport H1 passenger numbers down 64pc

Passenger traffic at Al Maktoum International Airport - Dubai World Central (DWC) dipped 64 per cent to 209,989 in the first half of the year compared to 578,129 passengers recorded in the same period last year. The surge in passenger numbers in 2014 was mainly due to the surge in volu


Buca Di Beppo brings Italy to the UAE

Buca Di Beppo, a renowned ‘Rustic Modern Italian Cuisine’ restaurant chain, has opened up a brace of outlets in Abu Dhabi, UAE, bringing the brand’s popular dishes and lively atmosphere to the country for the very first time. Operating under GGICO Gourmet Investment,


Dubai's SKAI secures $300m for hotel projects

SKAI, a Dubai-based real estate and hospitality group, has secured a funding of Dh1.1 billion ($300 million) from major banks across the world for the construction of its Viceroy Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village projects. The syndicated finance package is a


HMH, Ethiopian Airlines offer travel rewards

Guests staying at the any participating hotel within the Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) portfolio can now earn two miles per $1 spent for their qualifying service. This follows the recent partnership agreement between the fully-integrated hotel management company and Ethiop


Smits named COO of Abu Dhabi National Hotels

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH), one of the leading business groups in the UAE, has appointed Rutger Smits as its chief operating officer. With a wealth of international experience spanning three decades and spread across four continents, Smits brings a unique blend of expertise in ho


Jannah Burj Al Sarab gets Golden Welcome Chinese certificate

Jannah Burj Al Sarab, a five-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE, was recently presented the Golden ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification issued by China Tourism Academy (CTA). The certification attests the hotel’s compliance to the highest standard of hotel requirements de


DC Aviation Al-Futtaim launches new website

DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), a fully integrated business aviation facility at Dubai World Central (DWC), has launched a new website, with improved functionality, design and navigation. The www.dc-aviaiton.ae portal offers quick and easy access to DCAF’s services and offerings t


Al Bustan Centre holds health awareness campaign for staff

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, a popular hotel-apartment in Dubai, UAE, recently organised a Health Awareness Campaign for its employees as part of its initiative on corporate social responsible programmes. In partnership with Zulekha Hospital, a comprehensive presentation on the impo

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