Monday 5 October 2015

Eid bonanza for Bahrain's hotels, retail centres

Tens of thousands of tourists from around the region visited Bahrain to celebrate Eid Al Adha festivities. Five-star hotels reported an average of 90 per cent occupancy rate over the five-day holiday, while shopping centres and restaurants reported an influx of visitors, said a report in the


Muslims spend $142 billion on tourism

Muslims worldwide spend $142 billion on tourism, according to a new report which forecast that Muslim consumer spending is expected to reach $2.6 trillion by 2020. The second edition of the Global Islamic Economy Indicator (GIEI) ranked the UAE in the second position (following Malaysi


Dubai Airports wins World Routes Marketing award

Dubai International (DXB) has won the World Routes Marketing Award 2015 in the 50 million passengers category, which was announced at the 21st World Route Development Forum which recently concluded in Durban, South Africa.   Anita Mehra, vice president of Commun


Oman Air to get first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in October

Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, is set to receive its first state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner in October this year.    The people of Salalah will be among the first in the world to see the iconic aircraft in its distinctive Oman Air livery, sai


UAE launches 90-day visa via smartphone

UAE’s Ministry of Interior has launched a 90-day visit visa service, available via the e-services that are provided through the website, and the UAE-MOI app on smartphones. The visit visa requires sponsorship from a citizen, resident or investor, a statement said


Four Seasons' classes to focus on 'art of entertaining'

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is set to launch Entertain U(Niversity), a series of educational consumer classes, workshops and experiences led by in-house global event planners, culinary teams and beverage masterminds held within versatile event spaces.   The


Dunes by Al Nahda a new desert paradise

Dunes by Al Nahda, a new "paradise" set in the golden sands of Wadi Al Abiyad,  is all set to woo guests from all over the world following its recent soft launch. Situated about a 45-minute drive away from Al Nahda Resort and Spa in Barka, Oman, Dunes by Al Nahda i


Rotana makes Turkish debut with 2 properties

Rotana, a leading hotel management company, with presence in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe, has announced the opening of two hotel apartments in Istanbul, marking its first properties in Turkey. Located majestically on Turkey’s longest coastal lane,

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