Saturday 29 January 2022

Saudi Arabia unveils $66.6m tourism development project

Saudi Arabia has announced the launch of a key tourism project in the Eastern Province being set up at an investment of over SR230 million ($66.6 million).    The Central Awamiyah project is being implemented on an area covering 180,000 sq m with the Gulf h


Holidays by flydubai unveils Valentine’s Day packages

Holidays by flydubai is offering attractive holiday packages including city breaks and tropical getaways starting from AED1,199 ($326) per person for passengers to travel with someone special on this Valentine’s Day. These packages are available for booking by February 5, 2


Russia Dubai's second-largest tourism source in 2021

Russia has grown to become the second-largest source market for Dubai’s travel and tourism sector in 2021, climbing from eighth place in last year’s rankings, according to data released ahead of the next edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM). ATM will take place at D


Swiss-Belhotel International readies for Fifa World Cup

Swiss-Belhotel International said expects strong demand at its hotel in the Qatari capital Swiss-Belinn Doha as 1.2 million fans are expected to throng the country during the upcoming Fifa World Cup 2022. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President – Operations & Develop


Dubai Expo witnesses Indian healthcare prowess

With the view to position India as the ‘Healthcare Destination of the world’, The India Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is hosting the Health & Wellness week from January 27.    The weeklong event will showcase India’s expertise in the hea


Gulf Air brings stranded passengers from snow-hit Istanbul

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has operated its first flight from Istanbul to return the first batch of stranded passengers to the kingdom following recent severe snow storms that resulted in halting air traffic in the Turkish city. The airline has operated a special


Lifestyle hotel Millennium Place Mirdif opens in Dubai

Millennium Place Mirdif, a four-star, chic urban lifestyle hotel has opened its doors for stay and leisure in the up and coming Mirdif Hills Community by Dubai Investments Real Estate Company. Bassam Bou Sleiman, General Manager of Millennium Place Mirdif, said: “We are thr


Boeing’s commercial jets deliveries up 68% to 99 in Q4

Boeing delivered 99 commercial airplanes in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021, as against 59 during the same period of 2020, reflecting an increase of 68 per cent. The US-based aircraft manufacturer said that its Q4 2021 revenue in the commercial airplanes sector increased slightly


UAE resumes entry from 12 African countries

UAE authorities have announced the resumption of all inbound flights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from 12 African countries from January 29, effective 14.30hrs, while adhering to precautionary measures. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)


Oman, Colombia sign visa waiver agreement

Oman and Colombia have signed an agreement on mutual visa waiver for holders of diplomatic, special and service passports, with the step coming within the framework of promoting bilateral relations between the two countries. The agreement was signed on behalf of the governments o

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