Friday 9 October 2015

Rare sea dragons on display at Jeddah's Fakieh Aquarium

Fakieh Aquarium, a premiere cultural and tourism institution in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be displaying sea dragons - a rare and endangered animal closely related to the sea horse - that live exclusively in the cold waters along Australia’s southern coast. Only about 10 aquarium


Etihad hosts 250 Dutch travel leaders in Abu Dhabi

UAE’s Etihad Airways is playing host to 250 leading travel industry representatives from The Netherlands who have arrived for the ANVR (Algemene Nederlandse Vereniging van Reisondernemingen) Dutch Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators Conference 2015. Founded on 1


Etihad announces early launch of A380 service to US

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has announced that its award-winning Airbus A380 service will begin flying between Abu Dhabi and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport on November 23. The updated arrival date and additional capacity for A380 servi


UAE passport, the most powerful in Mena

The UAE has the most powerful passport in the Mena region, which lets Emiratis travel to 113 countries visa-free, a report said, highlighting that it is the first Arab country to be granted a European visa waiver. The country’s dramatic climb was attributed to a new agreeme


Giorgio Armani showcases collection at Qatar Duty Free

Passengers travelling through Qatar Duty Free (QDF) at Hamad International Airport (HIA) last week were the first in the world to enjoy a Giorgio Armani airport fashion event. Giorgio Armani women’s and men’s clothing, bags and accessories from the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 col


Flydubai adds two new Russian cities to its network

Flydubai has launched flights to two new destinations in Russia - Nizhny Novgorod and Novosibirsk - making it the first Dubai-based airline to serve these cities.  Offering one of the most comprehensive networks from the UAE the carrier now operates to 10 destinations in Russia.


Strong dollar makes travel cheaper for Gulf residents

Now is the best time for Gulf residents to travel to new destinations due to the recent currency movements, said a top official at, a leading travel search engine. The stronger dollar means there’s never been a better time for travellers from the UAE and Saudi Arabi


Dubai Airshow anticipates over 20pc growth by 2017

Organisers of the upcoming Dubai Airshow, scheduled for November, are already looking at expanding its 2017 event by more than 20 per cent following the current flood of demand for exhibition space, said a report. The airshow exhibition site at Dubai World Central, which currentl


Two executives join Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, a five-star hotel in Dubai, has appointed two new executives to its management team. Amanda Phipps, an experienced HR innovator and strategist, is the new director of human resources and Andreas Strim joins as executive assistant manager in charge


Award-wining Nozomi restaurant opens in Doha

Nozomi, an award-winning contemporary Japanese lifestyle restaurant from London and Riyadh, has opened its doors in the gardens of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha in Qatar. The concept is an innovative addition to Doha’s culinary scene, offering guests over a

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