Sunday 2 October 2016

Airports consider security an increasing tech investment priority

Airports are placing a higher priority on IT investments for passenger and airport security with 50 per cent rating it a high priority, up from 37 per cent last year. This is according to the 2016 Airport IT Trends Survey, the extensive annual study of IT trends within the global


UAE hotels have strong potential for energy ,water use savings - report

UAE hotels have unequal energy and water performance with high potential for significant savings using viable and affordable existing technologies, a new report has revealed. The 'Energy and Water Benchmarking for UAE Hotels' report by Emirates Green Building Council (Emi


The Ajman Palace hosts International African Education Summit

Established as a prestigious venue for both formal and informal gatherings, The Ajman Palace Hotel recently hosted the International African Education Summit (IAES). The conference was aimed at increasing the student enrollments, widening the network of education consultants and


New Bahrain eatery offers best of Mediterranean food

Florence La Maison Méditerranéenne restaurant is the new kid on the block in Bahrain offering a  creative concoction of authentic dishes from Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Lebanon and Morocco besides traditional Arabic dishes. It is nestled in the heart of Adli


Rezidor launches ninth Box Appeal charity campaign

The Box Appeal, a month-long annual charity campaign organised by Rezidor’s Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels, launched its ninth edition with the aim to deliver 18,000 boxes of essential items to the underprivileged workers. Eleven Radisson Blu and Park Inn by R


New identity for Yas Island Abu Dhabi

In a grand launch event at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE-based Miral unveiled the new identity for the Yas Island destination. Designed to reflect the destination’s ethos, the new brand identity is a vibrant representation of an Emirati-bred, world-class destination that is


Oman Air reveals expansion, growth plans

Oman Air’s vision is to "Become the Best”, and its objectives are to be a safe airline, increase revenues and reduce costs, cater for growth and contribute to the sultante's development, the airline has revealed. Speaking at a press conference, held on Septem


Tamkeen launches ‘Art Bahrain Across Borders’

Tamkeen, a semi-government oganisation in Bahrain, has announced the launch of ‘Art Bahrain Across Borders’ (Art BAB), an ambitious project that aims to solidify Bahrain’s position as a regional arts hub. Held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess S


Drone hits Dubai airport ops again

Airspace around the Dubai International Airport was closed for about half an hour this morning due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in a number of delays at the airport, a Dubai Airports statement said. The airspace was closed from 08.08 am to 08.35 am, it said.


Bahrain targets 15m visitors a year by 2018

New tourism projects worth up to BD2 billion ($5.26 billion) are in the pipeline as Bahrain targets 15 million visitors a year by 2018, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit

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