Thursday 30 July 2015

Abu Dhabi room tally to reach 26,000 by 2017

Abu Dhabi is expanding its luxury hospitality offering with around 5,300 rooms in the pipeline set to push the emirate’s total room tally to 26,000 from 20,700 by 2017, said a report. Around 2,300 rooms will enter the market by the end of the year alone, mainly in response


Abu Dhabi focused on attracting Australian visitors

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is looking to capitalise on the surge in Australian tourists by embarking on a four-destination roadshow to Australia next month to increase awareness about the emirate’s growing business and tourism opportunities. The 11-strong delegation,


New ‘Falcon Holding’ to boost Bahrain’s aviation push

Bahrain’s sovereign fund Mumtalakat is looking for acquisition opportunities in the aviation sector, its chief executive has said. Mahmood Al Kooheji also told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, that Falcon Holding, a proposed new company consolidat


Qatar Airways in talks with India's IndiGo

Qatar Airways said on Tuesday it was in talks with IndiGo about taking a stake in India's biggest airline that would expand the Gulf carrier's foothold in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets. "Qatar Airways confirms that the only airline it is tal


Oman Air launches anti-credit card fraud initiative

Flag carrier Oman Air has launched a new initiative to prevent credit card fraud, which will see a tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions. It will be backed up with social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters, aimed at raising awareness amongst


Jazeera reports 27pc jump in H1 net profit

Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways Group has registered a net profit of KD6.2 million ($20.4 million) for the first half of the year, up 27.1 per cent compared to the same period last year. Its operating revenue stood at KD26.6 million ($87.6 million), down 0.8 per cent from H1 in 2014


Catch a 'movie and dinner' at Cipriani Yas Island

Cipriani Yas Island, an upscale restaurant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will give a whole new meaning to ‘dinner and a movie’ with the introduction of Cipriani Cinema in August. Powered by Archimedia, Cipriani Cinema will feature a mix of Italian themed films and a special them


French tourist wins Benz car in Abu Dhabi raffle

A lucky French tourist on holiday in Abu Dhabi, UAE, walked home with the keys to a Mercedez-Benz car when she was declared the winner of the weekly Abu Dhabi Summer Season raffle draw. Stephanie Cserep is the fifth winner for the star prize at World Trade Centre Mall and was pre


Qatar Airways ‘not interested in India's SpiceJet’

Qatar Airways, which owns a 10 per cent stake in British Airways owner IAG, is not in talks to buy a stake in Indian carrier SpiceJet nor is it interested in doing so, it said on Tuesday. "Qatar Airways is not in talks to pursue a commercial stake in SpiceJet. There is no in


Emirates plans fourth daily A380 service to Bangkok

Emirates airline plans to introduce its fourth daily A380 service between Dubai and Bangkok from December 1. The new two-class A380 service will operate daily as flight EK376 from Dubai to Bangkok and EK377 from Bangkok to Dubai. The up-gauge from its current Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

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