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Etihad sets Eid passenger record

Etihad Airways has reported that it enjoyed the busiest four days in its history with 181,333 passengers flying with the Abu Dhabi-based airline during the post Eid Al Fitr period. On August 2, 46,572 passengers boarded Etihad Air

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Festival boon for Bahrain’s luxury hotels

Eid festivities and the annual Bahrain Summer festival have proved a major boon for luxury hotels. Five-star hotels reported 91.6 per cent occupancy rate on Wednesday (July 30) and Thursday, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), o

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Bahrain logs 20pc rise in GCC visitors for Eid

Bahrain saw a 20 per cent increase in visitors over the last week as GCC nationals flocked to the kingdom to celebrate Eid, according to official figures. A total of 240,702 people entered Bahrain during the seven days to Wednesda

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Dubai hotels see 35pc occupancy by Saudis

Hotels in Dubai recorded 35 percent occupancy by Saudis during the Eid Al-Fitr holidays, a report said. Statistics revealed by Dubai tourism authorities show that more than two million Saudis visited the emirate during the past si

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Bahrain tourists seek alternatives due to Mideast turmoil

Civil war and political instability around the Middle East means Bahrainis are looking elsewhere for their Eid break, it has emerged.   Travel agents said turmoil in traditio

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Bahrain extends Eid Al Fitr greetings

Bahrain's Cabinet has extended Eid Al Fitr greetings to His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa

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Eid extravanganza at Dubai malls

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, celebrates this Eid with special activities from July 28 to August 4 at the Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre

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34 Bahrain hotels to slash room rates by 20pc

Thirty-four of Bahrain's top hotels have agreed to slash room rates by 20 per cent after Eid, a tourism official said.   The Culture Ministry has signed an agreement with

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Nine-day Eid holiday in UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government departments will be closed for nine days from this weekend for Eid holidays and regular weekend holidays. Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start on July 27 a

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Flynas to launch Riyadh-London flights for Eid

Flynas, Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, will operate two direct flights a week between Riyadh and London Gatwick starting from July 27 to coincide with the Eid holidays. Travelers will be able to fly to London with prices s

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