Thursday 22 June 2017

Dubai to test 'facial recognition' airport checks

Dubai is toying with the idea of 'gate-less’ borders - a concept which will eliminate long passport control queues by using facial recognition technology to identify people when they arrive at the airport, said a report. UK-based ObjectTech is working with Dubai’s


Emaar unit to operate Jabal Omar's Makkah luxury hotel

Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), a leading real estate development company in the region, has signed up Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium luxury hotel brand Address Hotels + Resorts to manage its flagship hospitality project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.   


Egypt eases airspace ban on flights to and from Qatar

Egypt has eased its flight restrictions for Qatar, allowing airlines and aircraft not registered in either Egypt or Qatar to use its airspace to fly to and from the Gulf state, said a report. Qatar had asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene after Saudi Arabia,


Europe to discuss measures to avert expanded US laptop ban

European officials will meet with the US Department of Homeland Security  this week to seek out new measures to prevent the US government from expanding a ban on laptops beyond flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports, said a report. US Homeland Security chief J


Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel wins top award

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Resort & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, was recently awarded with the Best Business Hotel Award at the sixth edition of the Business Traveller Middle East Awards held in Dubai. Ahmed Jarkass, director of Business Development and Marketing at Jumei

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