Monday 18 December 2017

Dubai International named best layover airport

Dubai International (DXB) has been named the Favourite Airport for Layovers at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Middle East.  Dubai International along with Singapore Changi International and Hong Kong International Airport were the three international h


Air Arabia to start flights to second Moscow airport

UAE-based budget airline Air Arabia is set to launch flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport in Russia from its hub in Sharjah starting from February 1. This is the second airport Air Arabia serves in Moscow, boosting the flight to daily serve the Russian capital with a dou


Philippines targets 100,000 ME tourists in 2017

The Philippines expects to record 100,000 tourist arrivals from the Middle East region by the end of 2017, the country’s Department of Tourism (DOT) said. The Philippines received a total of 83,546 tourists from the Middle East during 2016, growing by 9.69 per cent over 201


At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers new VR experience

At the Top, Burj Khalifa, the region’s most-visited attraction by leading developer Emaar Properties, has unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) experience that simulates the real-feel of scaling all Burj Khalifa’s 160 habitable floors as well as take a hard-knuckle climb to the top of


Abu Dhabi Airports completes major MTB tunnel

Abu Dhabi Airports has announced the completion of the Midfield Airside Road Tunnel (Mart) that links the new Dh19.1 billion ($5.2 billion) Midfield Terminal Building with the southside terminals (Terminal 1 and 3) at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Abu Dhabi Airports, which is the op


Dubai launches promotion on marine transit modes

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is gearing up for the launch of special offers and a host of excellent marine transit services aboard the Water Bus, Dubai Ferry and Abra on the New Year’s Eve (December 31). Mansour Rahma Al Falasi, director of Marine Trans


VFS Global CEO wins top award

Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has been named the CEO of the Year at the Masala! Awards 2017. The prestigious accolade was awarded in recognition of his o


Al Hamra, Troon in golf partnership deal

Al Hamra Group, one of the largest real estate developers in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has partnered with leading golf course management company Troon International to provide full management services to Al Hamra Golf Club. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with international offi


RJ anniversary campaign boosts online bookings over 1,000pc

Royal Jordanian’s (RJ) 54th anniversary online sales campaign, which was launched on December 15, witnessed a remarkable 1,104 per cent increase in online bookings. Traffic on RJ’s website also increased by 151 oer cent over the regular daily visitors of RJ website.


Hotel investments in Mena to hit over $14bn

The Middle East hotel investment market has been expanding rapidly with more than $14 billion worth of hotel construction contracts expected to be awarded in 2018. According to new data from Meed Projects, the value of new hotel investments in the Mena region could hit a record h

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