Wednesday 18 January 2017

Qatar Airways extends Travel Festival by two days

Qatar Airways has extended its popular Travel Festival until midnight of January 18, with exceptional discounts continuing for people travelling together, special companion fares and kids fly free offers. The extended promotional period covers flights on board the airline’s World


Retaj Hotels inks new property deal in Doha

Retaj Hotels & Hospitality has signed an agreement to manage a new four-star hotel in Doha, Qatar, located in Rawdat Al Khail area. The new 84-key hotel will be equipped with all the facilities and amenities to ensure the comfort of guests residing in Doha or travelling to Qa


Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel hosts Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait hosted a number of dignitaries at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner including the Ambassadors of Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Romania, and South Korea. Guests of honour included Arlette Mabardi from Lebano


Consumer experiences drive spending at DSF

Consumer spending on experiences, rather than more traditional sectors like fashion retail and luxury goods, saw the biggest growth during the first two weeks of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), revealed global payments technology company Visa. An increasing number of consumers are


Four Seasons Riyadh unveils new 'sensational' package

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is inviting guests to experience its “Sensational Suite Package”. Guests can revel in the luxurious setting of the Presidential or Royal Suite, complemented by the renowned Four Seasons service, the hotel said.  


Emirates introduces blankets made from recycled plastic bottles

Dubai-based Emirates airline has introduced new sustainable blankets made from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles. The soft and warm blankets are made using ecoThread patented technology and is now available in Economy Class on all long-haul Emirates flights, the airline said.


Shop Bahrain set for exciting third edition

Get ready to play Footypool, shop a wish or taste new dishes around the kingdom as Shop Bahrain makes a comeback for its third edition this week. Co-organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Tamkeen, Shop Bahrain (from January 19 to February 18) is a u


Etihad, Natixis close first aircraft leasing transactions

Etihad Airways and Natixis have completed a sale and leaseback for two 2016 vintage Airbus A380 aircraft. Both aircraft are owned by special purpose companies based in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the world’s newest international financial centre (IFC), and are leased to


Royal Continental Hotel opens first ME property

Royal Continental Hotel, a leading four-star hospitality chain, has launched its first hotel in the Middle East in Deira, Dubai, UAE. The luxury hotel with a unique combination of traditional Arabic design and urban elements of modern architecture offers an unmatched technologica


Emirates to allow lower-tier frequent fliers access to Dubai lounges

Emirates airline has unveiled plans to open up its lounges in Dubai to lower-tier frequent flyer members, said a report. The moves comes as part of efforts to boost revenues after the airline reported a 75 percent drop in half-year profit in November, said a Reuters report in

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