Saturday 1 October 2016

Zohny joins Oryx Rotana as business development director

Oryx Rotana, a five-star luxury business hotel in Doha, has announced the appointment of Ferhad Zohny to the role of business development director. Zohny will be responsible for identifying and leading strategic business development, alliance and acquisition opportunities for the


Emirates A380 touches down in Amman

Emirates’ award-winning A380 touched down at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) today as the airline brought its popular aircraft into Jordan for a one-off service. The celebratory A380 flight, touched down to a water cannon salute with almost 400 passengers on-board.


Saudi Arabia will need 8,000 tourist guides by 2030 - source

Tourism in Saudi Arabia continues to grow year-on-year, with the kingdom requiring 8,000 tourist guides by 2030, a member of the Saudi Society for Tourist Guides (SSTG) has revealed. According to Ahmed Al-Jaid, the current number of tourist guides in Saudi Arabia is around 500, s


Gulf Air selects Finesse for business intelligence solution

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has established partnership with Finesse for the implementation of a sophisticated Business Intelligence solution using Qlik, one of the market-leading products in this field. Finesse has been selected by Gulf Air as a strategic partner


UAE receives close to 1m Saudi visitors

Close to 1 million visitors from Saudi Arabia entered the UAE last year, a report said citing Saudi Arabia ambassador to the UAE, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Bishr. According to Al Bishr, such visits were prompted by the social relations, common traditions and customs betwee


Bollywood Parks Dubai to feature an Aamir Khan film ride

Bollywood Parks Dubai, the world's first Bollywood inspired theme park, has announced its collaboration with Aamir Khan to create the ride, Lagaan: Thrill of Victory. The highest grossing film of 2001, Lagaan is a favorite among Indian’s all over the world. Ranked No. 5


Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah celebrates five years

This September, Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah invites guests to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its grand opening. To honour the occasion, guests can enjoy 20 per cent off the best available rate valid until December 31, 2016 along with five unique experiences


Bahrain celebrates Saudi Arabia's national day

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) celebrated Saudi Arabia’s national day by distributing gifts to visitors coming to Bahrain through the Bahrain International Airport and King Fahad Causeway on September 23, 2016. The celebration is in line with the bilat


Dadabhai named travel partner for Gitex expo

Dadabhai Travel has been announced the official travel partner of Bahrain Pavilion at Gitex 2016 exhibition which will be held in Dubai, UAE next month, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Saudia to acquire 63 planes in fleet expansion

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) will acquire 63 aircraft as part of a fleet modernisation programme, a top executive was quoted as saying by state news agency SPA. The airline will acquire 15 Boeing B777-300ER, 13 Boeing B787 Dreamliners and 35 Airbus A320 and A321-neo,

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