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Flydubai doubles Africa network with 2 new flights

Dubai-based Flydubai, a leading low-cost carrier, has doubled its network to 12 destinations this year with the launch of inaugural flights to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in Tanzania which touched down yesterday (October 22). Flydu

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Hilton opens DoubleTree in Tanzania

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 km off the coast of mainland Tanzania.     The 58-room hotel, nestled in the heart of the Unes

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Etisalat's Zantel defaults on $96m loan

An unidentified bank has demanded Zanzibar Telecom repay $96 million owed to it after the Tanzanian mobile operator defaulted on the loan, a bond prospectus for parent firm Etisalat said.   Zanzibar Telecom, whic

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Oman Air plane 'involved in minor incident'

An Oman Air B737-800 was involved in a minor incident at Zanzibar Airport on September 1, when its wing tip came into contact with that of another aircraft, said a statement.   The incident happened while the pla

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Tanzania reflagged 36 Iranian ships

  Tanzania said a shipping agent based in Dubai had reflagged 36 Iranian oil tankers with the Tanzanian flag without the country's knowledge and approval.   Tanzania said it was now in the proce

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Oman Air restarts Zanzibar service

Oman Air, the Sultanate's national carrier, said it has restarted its services between capital Muscat and Tanzanian city of Zanzibar. The carrier will operate three non-stop flights on this sector every week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Satur

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Etisalat raises stake in Tanzania's Zantel

Emirates Telecommunications Corp (Etisalat) said on Sunday it had raised its stake in Zanzibar Telecom Limited (Zantel) to 65 percent for $16 million. Etisalat purchased a further 14 percent in equity in Tanzanian operator Zantel, the firm

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Dubai's Essque to manage Zanzibar resort

Dubai-based luxury hospitality brand Essque Hotels has signed its first management contract in Africa with Zalu Resort and Spa, located on Zanzibar’s tropical east coast in Tanzania. As per the agreement,  Essque will manage the five-

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Gulf Hotels Group posts record profit

Gulf Hotels Group, owner of the Gulf Hotel and the Ocean Paradise Resort in Zanzibar, has posted a record net profit of BD8.91 million ($23.6 million) for last year. The figure represented a growth in net profit of BD3.250 million or 57.4

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IFA HR opens new resort in Zanzibar

IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) and its strategic partner Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) have opened a new resort in Zanzibar. The hotel was inaugurated in the presence of president of Zanzibar and chairman of the Revolutionary Cou

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