Tuesday 19 September 2017

Royal Wings aircraft skids off course in Aqaba

A Royal Wings carrier flying in to Aqaba from Amman, Jordan, skidded off course upon landing at King Hussein International Airport. No injuries to passengers or crew were reported. The Boeing 737, which was leased on ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) basis from Solita


Dubai International Hospitality Week opens tomorrow

Hospitality and F&B decision makers from across the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian sub-continent are in Dubai this week, to attend Dubai International Hospitality Week (DIHW), which opens its doors tomorrow (September 18). Running until September 20 at Dubai World T


Jumeirah Luxury joins hands with Dubai Carbon

UAE-based Jumeirah Luxury Living said it has signed an agreement with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) in a further step to support the emirate's ‘green vision’ for sustainable development. A collection of 291 attached villas and townhouses, ‘Jumeira


Rezidor's charity initiative to collect 20,000 boxes

The Box Appeal, a month-long annual charity appeal organized by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has launched this year’s campaign. In its 10th year The Box Appeal is an initiative that collects boxes of essential everyday items that are then given to labourers. This year t


Nest Co-working Space to open in Tryp by Wyndham Dubai

Nest Co-working Space, an innovative and unique shared workspace concept is set to open its doors in Dubai this autumn.   Located within the new Tryp by Wyndham Dubai, Nest represents one of the world’s first full-service co-working spaces integrated with a major inter


VFS Global to launch Italy visa application centre in Kuwait

The Embassy of Italy in Kuwait has signed a contract with VFS Global to launch a proficiently managed and modern Italy Visa Application Centre in Kuwait City. VFS Global recently won the four-year contract after participating in an official tender published by the Embassy of Ital


AirAsia launches flights to Nha Trang, Vietnam

AirAsia continues to widen the Asean connectivity with the inaugural flight of its 54th unique route to Nha Trang, Vietnam that flies daily directly from Kuala Lumpur. The maiden flight also marked another milestone for the carrier as AirAsia is the first airline to operate direc


New chef for Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community

Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community has appointed Artyom Hakobyan as the new chef of Cucina, the hotel’s Italian eatery.   Originally from Armenia, Hakobyan joins the Marriott family with seven years’ experience and a love for molecular gastronomy.


UAE patients 'highest spending' medical tourists in S. Korea

More than 3,562 UAE tourists had visited Korea for medical purposes in 2016, reflecting a 20.9 per cent increase as compared to the previous year, a recent report from the Korea National Tourism Organization showed. As such, a total of 364,189 tourists coming from 190 countries w


Qatar outlines efforts to boost passenger numbers

Qatar’s plans to increase air passenger traffic and extend its reach across a number of untapped destinations was a key topic of discussion at a meeting held recently between Abdullah bin Nasser Turki Al-Subaey, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), and a team from Oxford

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