Tuesday 28 May 2024

Explora Journeys, ITL sign new Middle East partnership

A partnership signed in Saudi Arabia between Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle brand of the MSC Group, and ITL World, a top travel management company in the Middle East, promises to herald a new era of luxury ocean travel. This collaboration aims to draw strength from Explora Jour


Enrique Iglesias to take the stage in Dubai on Sept 13

Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias will make his debut performance on September 13 at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai to a setlist of favourite hits including ‘Hero’, ‘Bailando’, ‘Escape’ and ‘Tonight’, blending Latin and pop rhythms. Iglesias i


Global airports association urges greater air connectivity

Airports Council International Asia-Pacific & Middle East (ACI APAC & MID), an association of 624 airports, delivered two key papers at a Riyadh conference that highlighted the critical need for enhancing air connectivity, and seamlessly integrating Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) into the


King Khalid International Airport secures top spot in GACA report

King Khalid International Airport secured the top spot in the category of airports with more than 15 million passengers annually, with an 82% compliance rate, General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said in its April report on the performance of domestic and international airports in Saudi A


Saudi, UAE homes getting more smarter, says report

  Smart home devices are becoming more prominent in Saudi Arabia and the UAE as a total of six million smart devices are integrated into the everyday lives of Alexa customers, who are enjoying the benefits of a connected smart home, according to a report by Amazon.&n


Asfar seals agreement to revive Saudi cultural heritage sites

The Saudi Heritage Commission has signed an agreement with Asfar, the Saudi tourism investment company  owned by the kingdom's wealth fund PIF, in bid to boost collaboration and elevate and enrich visitor experience at its key heritage sites across the kingdom.  


Oman plans to build six new airports in five years

Oman has announced that the plan for building six new airports across the country is gathering pace with the work on the consulting designs currently under way, reported Muscat Daily.    These new airports are set to begin operations between 2028 and 2029,


Saudi Future Aviation Forum 'a big success'; 102 deals signed

The third edition of Future Aviation Forum 2024 ended on a successful note in Riyadh with companies signing nearly 102 agreements mainly aimed at developing the air-transport system and enhancing the kingdom’s position as a global logistics centre.   The t


Gama completes work on key Sharjah Business Aviation facility

UK-based Gama Aviation has announced that steady progress is being made on the new Business Aviation Centre coming up at Sharjah International Airport with the work on its 36,000-sq-m parking apron (the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, boarded, or ma


UAE tourism sector likely to contribute 12pc to GDP in 2024

The UAE's tourism sector contributed AED220 billion ($60 billion) to the GDP in 2023, accounting for 11.7% of the overall economy, said an industry expert.   This upward trend is expected to continue in 2024, with projections indicating the sector will reach

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