Tuesday 26 March 2019

Omniyat wins $41m funding for Dubai hotel fit-out work

Ultra-luxury developer Omniyat has announced that it had secured a financing of Dh150 million ($41 million) from Mashreq Bank for the fit-out of its premier ME Dubai hotel based in The Opus by Zaha Hadid in Downtown Dubai. Established in 2005, Omniyat has a strong track record in


Oman Air announces flight cancellations till April end

Oman Air has announced the cancellation of certain flights till April 30, triggered by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. In a tweet, the airline stated: "As a result of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) directives on suspending operations of the Boeing 737 MA


Al Mouj Rayhaan by Rotana set for 2021 opening

Al Mouj Rayhaan, the four-star hotel being developed by Oman-based Golden Group Holding and managed by hospitality group Rotana, is set to open its doors in 2021, said a report. The announcement was made on Monday by the Golden Group Holding (GGH) in the presence of Nasser bin Ha


Bahrain participates in Oman handicrafts exhibition

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) participated in the second International Handicrafts Exhibition, which was held under the patronage of the Minister of Information of Oman, Dr Abdul Moneim bin Mansour Al Hassani. The exhibition was organised by the Public Auth


The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal get top recognition

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has been recognised for excellence after winning numerous esteemed industry awards, further highlighting its position as one of the leading properties in the region for service and personnel. Mohamed Mustafa, director of sales, has been hon


Geneva welcomes 3.2m overnight visitors in 2018

Geneva registered a record 3.2 million overnight stays in 2018, up 5.8 per cent over compared to figures recorded in 2017. After its historic performance in 2017, which saw the destination exceed the three million overnight stays mark for the first time since 1934, tourism in Gen


Saudi Arabia set for Global Aviation Summit

Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the launch of the Global Aviation Summit, which will take place from April 1-2 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Riyadh. The summit, which will be held under the patronage of King Salman, will highlight the pivotal role the kingdom plays in the air trans


Gulf Aviation Academy named CAAi authorised training centre

The Gulf Aviation Academy in Bahrain has become the authorised training centre for the CAA International (CAAi), the training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, following the signing of a partnership deal between the two centres.   Setting its standards ever higher with


Jannah Hotels & Resorts to join global Earth Hour initiative

Jannah Hotels & Resorts in the UAE will be taking part in this year's Earth Hour, a global initiative to conserve energy and raise climate change awareness. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, encourages participants to turn off all non-essential lights fo


Interserve wins contract to revamp 15-year-old Dubai hotel

Interserve Group, a leading British construction company, said it has secured a £7-million ($9.2 million) contract from UAE-based Enaba Hospitality for the design, build and refurbishment of the 255-room Mövenpick Hotel and Apartments in Dubai. The contract will be del

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