Friday 27 May 2016

Isla brings Latin flavours to The Pearl-Qatar

Hospitality Development Company (HDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Development Company (UDC), announced the soft opening of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s latest concept, Isla, at The Pearl-Qatar in 2 La Croisette, Porto Arabia. Bringing a new street food experie


Mauritius raises 2016 tourism earnings forecast by 2pc

Mauritius said on Friday that tourism revenue in 2016 will be 1.9 per cent higher than it had previously forecast, after a surge in visitors during the first quarter. Tourism is a valuable source of foreign exchange for Mauritius, an Indian Ocean country known for its luxury spas


Dragon City launches Summer Surprise Month

Dragon City, Bahrain’s flagship wholesale and retail shopping destination, held an official opening ceremony in the mall last week to mark the launch of the Summer Surprise Month, which will run from May 18 to June 18. The Chinese culture themed ceremony heralded the start


Dadabhai Travel marks 35th anniversary

Bahrain-based Dadabhai Travel, a leader in travel and hospitality services, recently marked the 35th anniversary of its founding with a gala dinner at the Gulf Hotel in Manama, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Solar Impulse 2 lands in US state of Ohio

An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun landed in the US state of Ohio on Saturday night on the latest leg of its historic bid by pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Dayto


EgyptAir crash report to take one month

A preliminary report into Thursday's EgyptAir crash will be presented in one month, the head of the Egyptian investigation team was quoted as saying by Egypt's state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper. Ayman al-Moqadem, the head of Egypt's Air Accidents Investigation d


EU ministers make it easier to suspend visa-free travel

European Union ministers on Friday backed making it easier and faster to suspend visa waiver with third countries and said relaxing travel rules for more states was not imminent amid deepening public concern about immigration into the bloc. The EU is in politically sensitive talk


EgyptAir jet 'sent smoke-alarm warnings before crash'

The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens, French investigators said on Saturday. A spokesman for France's BEA air accident invest


Egypt finds human remains, belongings from plane crash

Egypt said on Friday that its navy had found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for


EgyptAir plane debris 'found 290 km from Alexandria'

The Egyptian military said on Friday it had found parts of debris from the missing EgyptAir plane 290 km north of the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria.   The navy has also found some of the passengers' belongings and is sweeping the area looking for

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