Thursday 25 December 2014

Etihad’s Emirati lawyer to train in UK law firms

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has seconded Jaafar Al Baloushi, one of the first Emirati licensed lawyers working in the airline, to train at two of the most reputable international law firms in the UK. Jaafar will spend 12 weeks working alongside top legal prof


Sofitel The Palm Dubai receives top honour

Sofitel The Palm Dubai, a luxury resort in the UAE emirate, has received the Blue Flag certification for its environmental commitment. The international Blue Flag certification involves an assessment conducted by the Blue Flag UAE Committee and the Blue Flag International Jur


Oman Air receives top recognition

Oman Air, the country’s national carrier, recently attracted high praise for its customer service and business leadership at the ceremony held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE. On November 13, the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management (ISMM) presented the Mena Cust


Dubai Airports delivers smooth experience on busiest weekend

Dubai International Airport, a major airline hub in the Middle East, witnessed its busiest weekend when its three terminals welcomed a total of 638,317 passengers from December 18 through December 20. December 19 was the busiest day for the airport in terms of departures, with traffic


Sehteq reveals expansion plans

Dubai-based Sehteq, a leading medical tourism network, plans to expand into the GCC, Libya and US after a successful year in Iraq and its recent win at the ninth World Health Tourism Congress, held in Dubai, UAE. The company was recently awarded ‘Best Medical Tourism Facilitator&


Etihad closes Alitalia SAI deal

UAE's Etihad Airways and Italian carrier Alitalia have completed all formalities related to the transfer of air transport operations from the old Alitalia Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI) to the new Alitalia Società Aerea Italiana (SAI), with the UAE carrier acquiring a 49 per cent sha


UAE hotels see drop in November occupancy

While UAE hotels recorded the highest occupancy (83.1 per cent) for November in the region, the rate still marked a decrease of 2.5 per cent over the figures for the same month of 2013, a report said. Egypt hotels logged 55.2 per cent occupancy, reflecting the highest increase at


Egypt Air selects Sabre for airline transformation project

EgyptAir, the country’s flag carrier, has signed an agreement with global technology company Sabre to help develop and implement a transformation programme for EgyptAir Airlines and Express. The airline is embarking on a comprehensive transformation strategy to increase revenues,


Kuwait Airways seals $3.3bn Boeing order

Boeing and Kuwait Airways have finalised an order for 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at list prices. The order underlines the popularity of the 777-300ER as the preferred long-haul aircraft of many of the world's leading airlines including those from the Mid


Etihad Airways welcomes first Residence guest

Miami-based businessman and aviation enthusiast Gino Bertuccio is the first guest to book a ticket on the inaugural flight of The Residence by Etihad offered by UAE’s Etihad Airways. Bertuccio will be the first person to experience the world’s only private multi-room cabin

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