Tuesday 28 May 2024

4,500 professionals to join Middle East Event Show

The 15th edition of Middle East Event Show (MEES) will bring together 4,500 professionals when it gets underway from June 12-13, 2024, at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, providing an opportunity for industry stakeholders to connect, collaborate, and stay ahead of emerging trends.


Saudi Arabia holds ICAO Facilitation Global Summit 2024

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Facilitation Global Summit 2024 (May 22) held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, saw 500 aviation leaders in attendance, and featured 30 speakers who explored key issues of international air transport, and the challenges facing the sector. The


Qatar to host UN Tourism Regional Commission Conference

Qatar said it will host the 51st UN Tourism Regional Commission Conference for the Middle East, with a high-level delegation from Qatar Tourism participating in the 50th edition, which is underway in Muscat, Oman from May 22-24. The choice of Doha as the host for the next conference is


ACI World Assembly charts course for sustainable aviation

At the Airports Council International (ACI) World Annual General Assembly taking place from May 22-23, in Riyadh, ACI airport members unanimously adopted three foundational resolutions aimed at ensuring a safe and sustainable aviation system as demand for air travel continues to increase.


Emirates seals codeshare deal with Colombian carrier Avianca

Dubai flag-carrier Emirates has signed a new codeshare partnership agreement with Colombian airline Avianca that will allow the customers of both airlines to enjoy seamless connectivity on select routes.   Under this deal, Emirates customers flying on the Dubai


Baheej Tourism unveils first tourist destination in Yanbu

Baheej Tourism Development Company, a joint venture between Asfar, the Saudi tourism investment company owned by PIF, and the Tamimi-AWN Alliance, has announced the development of the waterfront area of the Royal Commission at Yanbu. Their first project in Yanbu will cover an area of 3


Deals worth $20 billion signed at Future Aviation Forum

The second day of the Future Aviation Forum 2024 (May 20-22) held in Riyadh, saw the signing of 102 memoranda of understanding (MoUs), agreements, and deals that topped more than SR75 billion ($20 billion), a report said. Held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque


Saadiyat Cultural District Abu Dhabi on track for 2025 completion

Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Cultural District, along with its cultural institutions, is on track for completion in 2025, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).     Saadiyat Cultural District is


BAC seeks bids for development of Bahrain airport commercial spaces

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), has invited expressions of interest (EOIs) from leading companies for developing key commercial spaces at BIA Passenger Terminal Building.   The available 5 spa


Middle East, Asia-Pacific climb up air connectivity index

The Middle East, which reported near 4% growth in passenger traffic in 2023 vs 2019, is on its way to recover with the region lagging just 5% below 2019 level in air connectivity, according to a new air connectivity index. The Air Connectivity Ranking 2023 released by ACI Asia-Pacific

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