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People & Places


  • Golf Saudi announced a number of new programmes connected to The Social Agenda, part of the newly launched National Sustainability Strategy (NSS), highlighting the sports’ importance in the country’s tourism plans as well as familiarising residents and locals with the sport. Golf Saudi announced a new Internship Scheme for new graduates. One of its latest programmes will offer 500 veterans and disabled individuals, along with their children, complimentary membership and lessons. 

  • Oman Air announced that it has achieved IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators for ‘Fresh’ Logistics (CEIV Fresh), the airline industry’s leading certification for safeguarding the integrity of perishable goods across the supply chain. The globally recognized certification aims to increase food safety, reduce spoilage and eliminate food waste, and confirms Oman Air’s standards of excellence in the quality management of perishable cargo.

  • Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers sports café hosted legendary cricketer Brian Lara as he unveiled the first memorabilia wall consisting three of his highest scoring and record-breaking bats. Lara also unveiled a limited-edition menu inspired by his Trinidadian roots. Dig into Caribbean-style Jerk Chicken with Red Bean Rice and Charred Pineapple, Spiced Grilled Salmon, Quinoa and Avocado Power Bowl and Coconut Rum Cake. In honour of the highest individual score in first-class cricket, guests can sip on the 501* Not Out cocktail, and the Sydney cocktail in admiration of his monumental score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1993.

  • Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) is gearing up to cross a brand-new milestone in its journey of transforming Sharjah into a vibrant hub for sustainable eco-tourism in the region. The authority has announced that the family-friendly Moon Retreat, which will be the fourth eco-luxury retreat to join Shurooq’s Sharjah Collection brand, managed by Mysk by Shaza, is all set to welcome overnight guests – desert adventurers and glampers alike – from around the world this March, when the UAE’s weather is ideal for immersing in the flurry of outdoor activities and nature-inspired experiences that the archaeologically rich Mleiha region has on offer.

  • The All Exclusive – All Inclusive, Rixos Premium Magawish Suites & Villas will take over Hurghada as the brand-new property sets to open on March 15 at the Red Sea Coast. The five-star property features the signature Rixos quality of services, its first-class suites and villa facilities, meeting halls, vast food and beverage options, world-class leisure, sports, entertainment, and spa.

  • The Troon-managed, Vattanac Golf Resort, celebrates the opening of the spectacular “The Dragon Turn” night golf. The night golf is an exciting addition to the recently opened West Course and offers golfers a unique opportunity to play in the breath-taking surrounds of Phnom Penh under the cover of darkness.

  • Just months after their first passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop unveiled its vision for the future hyperloop experience. The newly released concept video takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod. Virgin Hyperloop worked with world-class partners across disparate industries – including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the portal designs, Teague for the pod designs, SeeThree for the video and animation, and Man Made Music for the score and sonic identity – to design a comprehensive, multi-sensory passenger experience that surpasses that of any other form of mass transit.


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