Wednesday 29 March 2017

Le Cirque Dubai appoints new head chef

Manuel Olveira Seller has been appointed as the head chef of the soon-to-open Le Cirque Dubai - a branch of the iconic New York restaurant Le Cirque - located in the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Born in Spain, Seller began to craft his culinary skill


Hotel wi-fi specialist secures $2.1m to fund growth overseas

Airangel, a market-leading guest wi-fi solutions provider for hotels, has secured a £1.7 million ($2.1 million) funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial to support its further growth. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised Santander on the deal.


Turkey welcomed around 40,000 tourists from Bahrain

Bahraini nationals traveling to Turkey in 2016 reached 41,505 tourists, according to new figures released by the Turkish Consulate General Cultural and Information Office in Dubai. The figures show a 27 per cent increase in tourists travelling to Turkey from the Gulf Cooperation


UAE's Strata creates ME's first 3D-printed aircraft interior part

Strata - a composite aero-structures manufacturing facility in the UAE - Siemens and Etihad Airways Engineering have successfully created the Middle East's first 3D-printed aircraft interior part as part of a pilot project, said a report. The part, a plastic frame which surro


Middle East theme park market to see remarkable growth

The theme park and amusement market across the globe is projected to generate revenues of almost Dh118 billion ($32.1 billion) by 2017, as per Global Industry Analysts, with remarkable growth expected in the Middle East as new projects are coming up in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman.


Oman Air takes off to Nairobi

Oman Air today commenced its service to Nairobi, with a four times weekly flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital. Saeed Bin Hamdoon Al Harthy, undersecretary at the Ministry of Transport and Communication for Ports and Maritime Affairs joined the Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial


Qatar Airways to buy 100 planes; eyes India airline

Qatar Airways is looking to accelerate its push into India and also expand its destination network in the UK as the airline plans to order 100 new jetliners before the end of this year, said a report. The move comes following a new  aviation policy mapped out by Indian Prime


Overtourism 'becoming a critical issue'

Over the last year or more, destinations around the world have been witnessing a new phenomenon - Overtourism - a situation where either there are too many tourists, or where the impact of tourist development is negatively affecting local lives without providing enough benefits in return.


Germany to welcome 3.6m GCC visitors by 2030

The Middle East is the fastest growing inbound market for Germany in the world with numbers forecast to grow by more than 200 per cent by 2030, increasing to 3.6 million visitors annually. Since 1993, the number of overnight foreign visitors to Germany has increased by 45 million and i


Dubai passenger traffic up 8.8pc in February

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) continued to grow steadily in February, rising 8.8 per cent to 6,948,157, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports today. The operator said this brings the total year to date passenger traffic at DXB to 14,985

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