Friday 24 November 2017

Charity race challenge by St. Regis Saadiyat Island

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, will host a race challenge on its beach on December 8 to raise funds for children’s healthcare.   The biathlon, in aid of Al Jalila Foundation, will appeal to all family members from toddlers to adults, who


Emirates cuts cost; environment impact

The Emirates Group's efforts during the year to enhance operational efficiency across the business helped it to reduce costs and its environmental impact, the group's annual Environmental Report said.   The group, comprising Emirates airline and dnata, t


Iata members approve NewGen settlement systems

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has announced that the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf), composed of Iata’s member airlines, have adopted resolutions for the full implementation of the New Generation of Iata Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS) initiative. 


IHG partners with India's Samhi; to add 2,000 Holiday Inn Express rooms

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with Samhi to rebrand approximately 2,000 rooms (operating and under construction) within its India hotel portfolio, to Holiday Inn Express hotels.    The r


Gate Avenue at DIFC 'comes to life'

Gate Avenue at DIFC, the new premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), came to life today with the planting of three trees by Essa Kazim, Governor of DIFC.   He was joined by Arif Amiri, C


Mubadala tennis championship reveals draw

Organisers of the 10th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) running from December 28 to 30 have revealed the draw for the Abu Dhabi event, with two strong matches set to dominate day one of the tournament. Taking to the court for the first time since the Frenc


Bahrain opens new 400-m walkway in Tubli

Bahraini authorities have announced the official opening of a 400-metre-long-walkway in Tubli area of the kingdom. The BD500,000 ($1.3 million) project, which boasts 8,000 sq m of green space in addition to other family-oriented facilities, was opened to the public on Tuesday (No


New room offer at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, invites guests to benefit from this month’s enticing room offer with breakfast for two persons in Garden Café Restaurant.    Award-winning hospitality and luxurious dining


Tilal Liwa offers special National Day package

Tilal Liwa Hotel, a secluded hideaway leisure resort perched on the edge of Rub Al Khali Desert in Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter, will celebrate the UAE’s 46th year of the Union with a special fun-filled weekend package.   The package has been created with


Gulf travellers 'go digital to enhance hotel experience'

Travellers in the GCC are embracing digital solutions to enhance their hotel experience, according to a new survey from Avaya.   About 89 per cent use hotel mobile apps to perform tasks such as tracking bill changes and communicating with staff via chat, the sur

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