Sunday 26 March 2017

Hyatt in UAE top 15 work places list for 4th year

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has made it to the Top 15 Great Places to Work (GPTW) in the UAE list for the fourth consecutive year, revealed Great Place to Work, a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognizes the best workplaces in over 50 countries worldwide. The r


Oman Air launches summer ops with 3 new routes

Oman Air, the sultanate's national carrier, will begin operating its new summer schedule starting from tomorrow (March 26) with the introduction of three new routes - Nairobi (Kenya), Kozhikode (India) and Manchester (UK). The introduction of the new schedule coincides with t


Etihad bans e-devices bigger than smartphones on US flights

UAE National carrier Etihad Airways said it will not permit passengers on its US-bound flights to carry electronic devices bigger than a smart phone or mobile into the aircraft cabin starting from today (March 25). The rule will be applicable only for passengers on its US-bound f


Shaikha Mai named sustainable tourism ambassador

The president of the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and chairperson of the board of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaika Mai Bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa, has been appointed as special ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.


First cruise ship enters Iran island waters

A cruise ship equipped with recreational facilities entered waters of the Kish Island in southern Iran on Wednesday evening, a report said. The cruise liner dubbed “Sunny” is designed to render services to tourists and boom marine tourism on Kish Island, reported


Dubai Parks and Resorts joins the global Earth Hour movement

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park destination, will join the global Earth Hour movement by turning off lights in certain areas. The power shut down will affect the exterior of the Raj Mahal theatre, the Hall of Heroes façade, the destination&rs


Le Petit Chef offers exclusive culinary experience in Abu Dhabi

Creative dining concept Le Petit Chef is returning to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal this month to provide guests at the Al Fresco restaurant with a culinary experience like no other. Using a combination of 3D animation and motion capture, the virtual miniature chef will


Elaf to showcase hotel brands at Saudi travel show

Elaf Group, a Sedco Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, has announced its participation at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) 2017 in Riyadh. STTIM will be held from March 26 to 30 at the Riyadh Internation


Emirates to allow laptops till Dubai boarding gate

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of


St. Regis Abu Dhabi names new marketing director

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has appointed Sona Shah to the position of director of marketing. With over 10 years’ marketing experience, Shah brings extensive strategic marketing and communications knowledge to the property. Shah’s previous hospitality marke

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