Thursday 23 March 2017

Turkish Airlines plans to revive passenger numbers, gains

Turkish Airlines is looking to revive its growth in passenger numbers by next year as the effects of terrorism and political turmoil wane after causing a loss in 2016, said a report. Last year, the airline posted a net loss of 47 million lira ($12.8 million) - its first annual de


Al Khobar third top destination for hotel development in Saudi Arabia

Al Khobar has emerged as the third top area for hotel development in Saudi Arabia this year according to a new report, demonstrating the growing market for leisure and business tourism across the kingdom.   With 20 hotel projects underway, the city has overtaken long-term hub


Michelin magic at the Rixos The Palm Dubai

The Italian inspired L’Olivo Ristorante at Rixos The Palm Dubai will be hosting Chef Giorgio Diana from March 22 – 30, where he will be demonstrating his cooking techniques and dishes that earned him the highest culinary honor at the age of 24. Chef Diana, whose roots


Gulf Air rolls out new online group bookings facility

Gulf Air has launched an online Group Bookings Facility on the its official website The group bookings facility is available to both travellers and travel agents wishing to avail of preferential deals on bookings of 10 persons or more across the Gulf Air network.


Saade named new GM of Villa Rotana Dubai

Rotana Hotels, a leading hospitality group, has appointed Camille Saade as general manager of Villa Rotana Dubai. A Lebanese national with more than 30 years of vast experience in the field of hospitality, Saade is not new to Rotana as he was previously the hotel manager of Rihab


New hyper-reality experience coming to Dubai

The Void, a US-based company, has partnered with UAE developer Meraas to bring its critically-acclaimed hyper-reality experience to Dubai - the first destination outside of the US to host a Void attraction. Residents and visitors to Dubai will be able to experience The Void at a


Dine in the dark at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is joining the global Earth Hour event on March 25 at 8:30 pm by switching off all non-essential lights at the resort for one hour while inviting guests to enjoy a blind dinner on the beach. The three-course dinner will feature a secret men


Dubai Culture provides wi-fi service at all culture, heritage sites

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has introduced WiFi UAE service across all of its culture and heritage sites, concluding the project in Hatta Heritage Village. This step follows the MoU signe


Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza appoints new GM

Dimitrios Zarikos has been named the new regional vice president and general manager for Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza. Zarikos is a Four Seasons veteran with a 27-year experience spanning the globe, opening seven hotels in the US, Egypt, France and Canada.


Yellow Door Energy to fund Novotel Fujairah retrofit

Yellow Door Energy, a Dubai-based firm that invests in and operates distributed solar and energy efficiency assets, has announced a new investment in the energy services industry by financing the retrofit of Novotel Fujairah hotel. The retrofit is based on the recommendations of

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