Sunday 22 September 2019

Global thought leaders gather at AVSEC 2019

More than 650 delegates, from over 50 countries, and 30 speakers headlined another thought-provoking and action-packed edition of the aviation security conference – AVSEC Global 2019, being held in Dubai. The symposium was officially opened earlier today by HH Sheikh Ahmed


Dubai to host fireworks display for Saudi National Day

In celebration of Saudi Arabia’s 89th National Day on September 23, Dubai will light up its skies with spectacular fireworks displays across many of the city’s vibrant destinations to mark the joyous occasion. Saudi National Day Fireworks can be viewed at:


Abu Dhabi keen to boost Chinese visitor numbers

A tourism delegation led by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) visited three major cities in China to help boost awareness about the emirate as a holiday destination for Chinese travellers. The delegation, which included Etihad Airways, hotels


Second Hampton by Hilton opens in Dubai

Hilton Worldwide, in a management agreement with His Excellency Abdullah Al Neyadi, has announced the launch of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha, the second location for the mid-market brand in Dubai. The launch of Hampton by Hilton Al Barsha will provide guests with value for m


GCC nationals continue to top list of visitors to Oman

Oman attracted a total of 1.7 million tourists between January and June, of which a whopping 597,009 visitors were from the GCC countries - topping the list of five leading source markets that visited the sultanate, new data revealed. This was followed by 204,848 travellers from


IHG appoints new area GM for Oman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has appointed Anna-Marie Dowling as area general manager for Oman with a concurrent appointment as general manager of InterContinental Muscat. Anna-Marie is the first female general manager of this 43-year old iconic property. Do


Sabre in deal with Bahrain's Magnum Travel Services

Sabre Corporation, the leading technology provider to the travel industry, has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Magnum Travel Services, a travel management company fully owned by World Travel Services, a leading and well-established travel company in Bahrain.  


WTM World Responsible Tourism Awards finalists revealed

The WTM World Responsible Tourism Gold and Silver Award finalists have been announced for 2019. After an extensive process, the panel of expert judges have decided on 14 global businesses, destinations and organisations to receive the prestigious awards. The esteemed pan


Etihad unveils special livery for Saudi National Day

Etihad Airways has teamed up with  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) to launch a series of aircraft liveries for Saudi National Day. This joint initiative celebrates ADNOC’s and Etihad’s robust international trade relationships and the rich diplomatic and cu


Portable 'palace' to be showcased at Sharjah cultural expo

Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) is celebrating heritage in the Mena region with a portable “palace” made of recycled fabrics using the art of reverse appliqué.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Counc

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