Thursday 17 October 2019

UAE sees a rise in tourists from Russia

The number of Russian tourists travelling to the UAE increased more than 55 per cent in Q2 2019, compared to the same period last year, according to new data released by Expedia Group. The number of tourists from around the world visiting has significantly increased, leading to c


Saudi Arabia showcases wonders of AlUla at Paris exhibition

Saudi Arabia is showcasing the treasures of its ancient cultural centre AlUla at a special exhibition in Paris, France. The exhibition, titled 'AlUla, Wonder of Arabia', was opened on October 7 at the Institut du Monde Arabe (Institute of the Arab World) by the Saudi Cult


HIA to unveil Phase Two expansion plans at Cityscape Qatar

Qatar's Hamad International Airport is set to reveal plans for its Airport City being developed as part of the Phase Two expansion to an international audience of real estate developers and investors at the upcoming Cityscape Qatar expo. A major real estate industry event, th


Ras Al Khaimah named 'Gulf Tourism Capital'

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah was declared the 'Gulf Tourism Capital' by the Ministers of Tourism of GCC member states during a recent meeting in Muscat, where they discussed measures aimed at coordinating tourism efforts in GCC countries, said a report. The meeting was a


Over 70,000 visitors attend first day of Saudi falcon exhibition

The second Saudi Falcons and Hunting Exhibition, which opened in Riyadh on Friday, received more than 70,000 visitors on the first day. The inaugural day also witnessed falcon sales exceeding SR2 million ($532,494) through direct sales in the section for falcon exhibitors and auc


New operations head for Fairmont Dubai

Fairmont Dubai has appointed Matei Savescu as its new director of operations. Savescu joins Fairmont Dubai following his recent position as executive assistant manager at Fairmont Beijing and was prior to that in charge of the rooms division operations at Raffles Beijing. He brin


Kempinski Hotels announces expansion plans

The Kempinski Group is focusing on international expansion, with plans to have more than 100 luxury hotels in operation around the globe by 2021. In the next 12 months alone, nine new hotels with a total of 1,961 rooms and suites will open their doors: three of them in the Caribb


Porsche, Boeing partner on urban air mobility

Porsche and Boeing have signed an agreement to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace, leveraging their insights to study the future of premium personal urban air mobility vehicles. "Porsche is looking to enhance its sc


Airbus delivers 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft

Airbus has delivered the 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft. The aircraft, an A321neo produced in Hamburg, Germany, was delivered to Indian airline IndiGo. IndiGo is the world’s biggest customer for the A320neo Family with orders totalling 430 aircraft. Since its first NEO was


Dubai Air Navigation Services renews Serco contract

The Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS), the entity responsible for air traffic control at Dubai’s airports and the Northern Emirates, said it has extended its joint collaboration agreement with UK-based Serco for another two years.   One of the world&rsq

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