Saturday 24 August 2019

Souk Okaz showcases heritage and art

Souk Okaz, part of the annual Taif Season currently underway in Taif, Saudi Arabia, has launched an art and music scene, with different stations offering visitors a visual and audio experience. A stage performance features teams from different countries participating in Souk Okaz


Central Hotels launches new scheme to enhance business travel

Central Hotels is inviting companies to register with the group in order to enjoy exclusive rates and benefits across its properties. Upon registering, each company will be given its own unique corporate code that will be required at the time of booking online to avail the specia


Abu Dhabi airport marks Pakistan, India Independence Days

Visitors to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) from Pakistan and India were greeted by the green, white and saffron colours of their national flags, and steaming cups of Karak chai, to commemorate the Independence days of the two South Asian nations on August 14 and 15, respectively.


Millennium & Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem welcome new team member

Millennium & Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem, the newly opened properties in Al Naseem district within the holy city of Makkah, have appointed Haitham Effat as the new cluster director of sales and marketing. Effat will oversee all sales and marketing operations and lead the sales


Nikki Beach Dubai set for autumn reopening

Nikki Beach Dubai, the region’s favourite urban address, has announced its reopening on August 30. The beach club will kick off the post-summer season with a brand-new calendar of events, starting with “La Piscine” event, announcing a glamorous pool party scene,


Dubai welcomes 8.36m overnight visitors in H1

Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months of 2019, posting a positive three per cent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, a Dubai Tourism report said. India once again led the pack, drawing the highest half yea


New e-system for returning Hajj pilgrims

Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has launched a new system, 'Return Initiative' to help overseas Hajj pilgrims complete all their departure procedures automatically from their residences before reaching the airports, said a report.   The


Dubai Tourism inks partnership deal with ARY

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a partnership with House of ARY, one of the leading South Asian broadcast networks, to further strengthen travel demand to the emirate from Pakistan with the recent launch of the ‘Chalo Dubai’


Boeing delays delivery of ultra-long range 777X

Boeing has delayed the entry into service of an ultra-long range version of its forthcoming 777X widebody, the US planemaker has said.   The fresh delay comes as the grounding of Boeing’s money-spinning 737 MAX single-aisle entered a sixth month in August,


Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosts wellness workshop for employees

Al Bustan Centre & Residence, a popular hotel-apartment in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted a wellness workshop with Lifestyle Kinetics to bring the employee wellness program into action, as part of its Responsible Awareness Program. Workplace stress is evident among emplo

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