Wednesday 23 May 2018

Taiwan 'dedicated to becoming Muslim-friendly hub'

Taiwan is going full throttle to becoming a popular and Muslim-friendly tourist destination. With more than 150 restaurants, hotels, and other business operations having obtained Halal certification in Taiwan, Taiwan is now a preferred travel destination from the Middle East.


Etihad introduces AI robot Sophia to Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways has brought Sophia the Robot – the world’s most advanced Artificially Intelligent robot – to Abu Dhabi to explore and discover all the excitement and emotions one can experience on a visit to the UAE capital. Sophia is officially the first robot t


Meraas, Carnival in deal to make Dubai top cruise tourism hub

UAE developer Meraas has signed a strategic deal with Carnival Corporation, a US-based cruise company and the world's largest travel leisure company, to transform Dubai into a major regional maritime tourism hub. The agreement was signed by Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman o


Jazeera Airways unveils new dedicated passenger terminal

Low-cost carrier Jazeera Airways today unveiled its new dedicated passenger terminal at Kuwait International Airport. The new terminal was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, the Prime Minister of Kuwait, who was given a tour of the the state-of-the-art faci


Sharjah looking to boost tourist numbers from China

As part of the ongoing intensive efforts to meet Sharjah’s target of 10 million tourists by 2021, an elite group of government and private organisations from the emirate, led by Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), is travelling to Shanghai to join this year’s


Emirates to launch signature Ramadan service onboard

Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17. Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on board, relevant programming on its ice inflight entertainment system, and the distri


Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain welcomes new GM

Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain has appointed seasoned hotelier Alban Dutemple as its new general manager. Dutemple brings over three and a half decades of outstanding experience in the industry with some of the world’s leading hospitality brands. Out of this, his longest stint


Global aerospace, defence sector poised for sustained growth

Global aerospace and defence (A&D) industry revenues are expected to experience significant growth in 2018 with analysts predicting a 4.1 per cent jump - more than doubling last year’s 2.1 per cent growth. This is according to Deloitte Global’s 2018 Global aerospa


AirBaltic launches flights from Riga to Sochi

Latvian airline airBaltic has launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Sochi International Airport in Russia. The route offers new travel options for travellers from the Baltics and Russia with convenient connections via Riga. In addition, this summer, Sochi will b


Mammoet wins new Kuwait airport terminal work

Global heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet said it has been contracted by Turkish builder  Limak Insaat to carry out the transportation and installation works for the new $4.3-billion terminal project at Kuwait International Airport. A leading player in the region

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