Monday 19 February 2018

Flynas set to launch new flights to Pakistan

Flynas, a Saudi-national airline, has announced plans to launch flights from Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah to Lahore and Islamabad in Pakistan. Flights from Riyadh to Lahore will commence on February 15, followed by Riyadh-Islamabad and Dammam-Lahore on February 16. Fl


Gevora, the world’s tallest hotel, opens in Dubai

The gleaming gold 75-storey Gevora Hotel, the world’s tallest hotel developed by the Al Attar Group and standing 356 m and 53 cm tall, opened yesterday (February 12) on  Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE. The Gevora, which cost more than Dh500 million ($136 million) to b


Ras Al Khaimah gears up for Fine Arts Festival

The sixth edition of Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival featuring local and international artists, photographers, and filmmakers is set to take place from February 16 to March 2 with new workshops and an extended calendar. The two-week long festival, presented by the Sheikh Saud b


Thai Airways opens Abu Dhabi office

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) recently opened a new branch office under GSA - Majestic Travel & Tours LLC in Abu Dhabi located in Al Falah Street, Opposite Ministry of Finance. The office was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Thailand Komate Kamalana


Turkish Airlines load factor hits record 79.8pc

Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of the country, recorded its highest load factor (LF) in January, which improved by 7.3 points to 79.8 per cent with an increase of 17 per cent in available seat kilometre. The international LF increased by 7.5 points to 78.6 per cent. Domestic


Arjaan by Rotana sees 80.4pc occupancy in 2017

Arjaan by Rotana, a range of fine hotel apartments located in Media City, Dubai, witnessed 80.4 per cent occupancy rate in the year of 2017, equivalent to 49,004 rooms booked throughout the year, said a top official. “As Arjaan by Rotana’s presence in the Middle East


Gulf Air appoints new chief operating officer

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced the appointment of Captain Suhail Abdulhameed Abdulaziz Ismail as the airline’s new chief operating officer. Krešimir Kucko, Gulf Air chief executive officer and Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, Gulf Air d


Jumeirah to manage 2 new hotels under Zabeel brand

Jumeirah Group, a global luxury hotel company, has signed a management agreement to operate two hotels under its Zabeel House by Jumeirah brand at Al Seef, a bustling destination by Meraas on Dubai Creek. The two hotels will open Spring 2018 with booking channels already open, in


Draw Link to complete Dubai hotel work in Q4

Draw Link Group, an international interior design consultancy and fit-out firm, is designing the Al furjan Hotel, a new brand of mid-market lifestyle hotel in Dubai, and the project will be ready in the fourth quarter of 2018. Al furjan Hotel is being developed by Assass Investme


Emaar to ‘light up’ Burj Khalifa for Chinese New Year

Emaar Properties, the developer of the iconic Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, is marking the Chinese New Year with a spectacular dragon-themed light and sound show in Downtown Dubai. From February 16 to 24, visitors to Dubai can experience a newly produced show on Burj Khalifa t

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