Sunday 23 October 2016

Oman Air plans to re-commence Najaf service

Oman Air will commence a four-times weekly service from Muscat to Najaf, in Iraq, starting in November. It is expected that the flights will further strengthen political, economic and cultural ties between Oman and Iraq.   Paul Gregorowitsch, chief executive o


Preferred Hotels & Resorts expands portfolio to Saudi Arabia

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality service provider, continues to expand its Middle East portfolio with the addition of two new five-star hotels in Saudi Arabia. The additions consist of a duo of ultra-boutique properties in the Saudi capital Riyadh, namely the


Air Arabia plans new Baku service

Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, iss looking to expand its international route network with a new service to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Starting March 23, 2017, the airline will operate four weekly flights from its pri


Mövenpick opens new hotel in Marrakech

Morocco welcomes the arrival of a significant new hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, following a $100 million redevelopment, invested by Alajial Assets company, a subsidiary of Al Ajial Holding. Opening to the public for the first time on Oc


Anantara The Palm Dubai enters Guinness World Record

Anantara the Palm Dubai Resort has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the 'Largest Mango Sticky Rice' dish, which weighed in at 2,831 kg. Cooked by 10 chefs, the recipe for record-breaking success included 1,000 kg of rice, 500 litres of coconut milk, 500 litr


Turkish Airlines names new chief executive

Turkish Airlines has appointed Bilal Ekşi, 48, the head of the country's civil aviation authority, as the new general manager replacing chief executive officer Temel Kotil. Kotil, who was also the Turkish Airlines Group general manager and vice chairman of the executive board


Gulf Hotels opens new 4-star property in Bahrain

Gulf Hotels Group, a leading hospitality chain in Bahrain, has announced the opening of its newest four-star property in the kingdom, Gulf Residence Amwaj. The hotel boasts 173 luxury hotel apartments spread across two buildings, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites a


London airport declared safe after chemical scare

Hundreds of passengers were forced to evacuate London City Airport on Friday, after a number of people complained they were feeling unwell and fire alarms sounded. After a three-hour investigation by police and firefighters in protective clothing, the terminal was declared safe.


UAE opens consulate in Kerala

The UAE has opened a consulate in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of India's Kerala state, and appointed Jamal Al Zaabi as the consul-general there. The opening of the second UAE consulate in India comes within the context of bolstering the growing relations between the two c


Turkish Airlines adds Zanzibar to network

Turkish Airlines continues to expand its network and has added Zanzibar (Tanzania) as its 293rd destination.     Already a globally recognised brand, Turkish Airlines strengthens its presence in Africa and will have a presence at 50 destinations in 31 African countries,

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