Sunday 26 April 2015

HalalTrip launches new multi-functional prayer calculator

HalalTrip, a leading online platform for Halal travel, has launched a new multi-functional next generation prayer calculator. HalalTrip has integrated the latest available technologies on its mobile app to give Muslim travellers a simple way to find prayer times and locations whether o


Gulf Air signs discount deal with Mashreq Qatar

Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air recently signed a deal with Mashreq Qatar, a leading financial institution in the region, offering the bank's Platinum credit card holders a 10 per cent discount when flying with the airline. The signing ceremony was attended by senior offici


Rotana Jet reveals aggressive expansion plans

UAE-based Rotana Jet plans to introduce new destinations and increase frequencies to its existing destinations, commencing today (April 23) with the launch of flights between Abu Dhabi and Beirut, Lebanon - its first destination in Levant and its 11th worldwide.   Rotana Jet


Rotana to operate Abu Dhabi hotel apartments

Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Bloom Holding has signed a management agreement with Rotana Hotel Management to operate its 188-key hotel apartments within 'Park View', an upcoming mixed-use development on Saadiyat Island in the UAE emirate. The agreement was signed


Bahrain passport on ‘most powerful’ list

Bahraini passport-holders can access 61 countries visa-free, making it the fourth most powerful passport in the Arab World, according to a new ranking. Bahrain is tied with Saudi Arabia and Tunisia as 57th most powerful passport globally in Arton Capital’s interactive &lsqu


Proposal to privatise Gulf Air under review

A proposal to privatise Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air is now under review by the kingdom’s parliament. Five MPs submitted a plan yesterday (April 22) to float Bahrain's national carrier on the stock exchange through an Initial Public Offering (IPO), said a r


Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers selfie-stick borrowing facility

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, a luxury hotel in the UAE emirate, is offering a complimentary selfie-stick borrowing facility at the front desk for guests staying at the hotel to capture memories of their best moments on property and around Abu Dhabi.  “More and more guests find it


Al Bidda’s La Piazza launches new Italian Friday brunch

La Piazza, the authentic Italian restaurant at Al Bidda Boutique Hotel in Doha, Qatar, has launched its new Brunch experience. A part of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels collection (SWBH), The Buffet Brunch at Al Bidda Boutique is open on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, and offers vis


Marriott to showcase 4D virtual reality travel tech at ATM

Marriott Hotels is taking an unprecedented leap into the future of travel with Oculus Rift virtual reality technology, displaying the brand’s Teleporter this May at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE, as part of Marriott Hotels’ Travel Brilliantly campaign.


Abu Dhabi air passenger traffic up 21pc

Abu Dhabi International Airport has reported a 21.1 per cent increase in passenger traffic during the first quarter of 2015, compared to same period in 2014. A total of 5,521,110 passengers used Abu Dhabi International Airport during Q1 2015, compared with 4,560,169 passengers in Q1 20

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