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October 2021 1186

The wait is over. The world has arrived in Dubai and the enchanting city is super excited to welcome the world for the Expo 2020 Dubai, which begins on Oc ...


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October 2021 957

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has signed a few hotel management agreements at the recently concluded Arabian & African Hotel Investment Conf ...


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October 2021 3124

Integrated global property developer, The First Group, has launched a lifestyle brand, The First Collection, which encompasses its portfolio of hotels, re ...


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October 2021 929

With the opening up of Saudi Arabia to travellers from the UAE last month, the revival of quarantine-free travel between the popular travel route of the U ...


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October 2021 1057

The newest family friendly hotel from the house of Hilton makes an impressive entry on Abu Dhabi’s tourist magnet Yas Island. Overlooking Yas Bay, t ...


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October 2021 923

Taiwan is a place rich in history, character, and fantastic scenery. This place is the ideal spot for any photographer wanting to take some amazing pictur ...


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October 2021 1262

Safety, security, and the wellbeing of clients are fundamental for all at VistaJet. In addition to the unparalleled training with the Briti ...


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October 2021 1714

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, part of Marriott, along with Singaporean developer Chiu Teng Enterprises announced the opening of Le M&eacut ...


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October 2021 1096

Qatar Travel Mart (QTM 2021), the first exhibition of its kind in Qatar to promote both inbound and outbound tourism and to cater specifically to the ...


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October 2021 2108

Air France-KLM has appointed Sylvain Mathias as the new Regional Commercial Director Middle East, based in Dubai. Mathias has held several senior roles with Ai ...


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People & Places


  • The star of Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero, Mickey Mouse, was spotted at Yas Island, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment hubs, following the successful opening of Disney On Ice at the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, Etihad Arena. Mickey Mouse was joined by Disney On Ice skaters on Yas Island, who visited destinations including W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, Etihad Arena, Yas Links, CLYMB Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall and Yas Marina Circuit.

  • Europe's leading micro-mobility provider, TIER, has touched ground in the city of Manama with the deployment of its industry-leading e-scooter fleet across different locations. This move came as part of TIER’s ongoing expansion plans in the Middle East, which was achieved through a collaboration with Bahrain’s official authority, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications. TIER's latest market launch marks Bahrain as the third country in the Middle East for the leading tech company to operate in.

  • Europe's leading micro-mobility provider, TIER, has touched ground in the city of Manama with the deployment of its industry-leading e-scooter fleet across different locations. This move came as part of TIER’s ongoing expansion plans in the Middle East, which was achieved through a collaboration with Bahrain’s official authority, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications. TIER's latest market launch marks Bahrain as the third country in the Middle East for the leading tech company to operate in.

  • The leading Swiss hospitality school in Dubai, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, HTMi Switzerland Dubai is set to move to a new purpose-built hotel where students can engage with real life experiences to better prepare them in achieving their management career goals. This new realistic hotel learning environment will be the first and only hospitality campus in the region that offers exemplary practical classes situated at an ideal hospitality destination in Al Jaddaf, Dubai.

  • Etihad celebrated Emirati Women's Day with a series of events to highlight this year's theme, "Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for the Next 50 Years," in line with the UAE’s 50th anniversary year. The airline announced a new collaboration with Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination to establish a chocolate factory for people of determination. Women from ZHO will be trained by Etihad’s professional chefs from Etihad Catering to operate the factory and hand make chocolate. Etihad will help establish the facility by providing the machinery and funding the ingredients for the first year of production, in addition to promoting the chocolate.

  • Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, announced its recent achievement of the “GSTC-Recognised Standard” status from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, a milestone achievement in the group’s commitment to long-term sustainability. With the new GSTC Recognition, Centara becomes the first Asian hospitality group to formally incorporate the GSTC Criteria in its internal sustainability system called Centara EarthCare.

  • The National Aquarium at Al Qana is now home to a 14-year-old reticulated python - the world’s longest snake, which weighs 115kg and prefers a diet of ducks and rabbits. When measured, 12 people had to hold this Super Snake at full length. She will live at the Flooded Forest Zone in The National Aquarium at Al Qana in Abu Dhabi, with more than 8,000 fascinating rainforest creatures.

  • The Bonnington Hotels’ brand-new Jameson’s Barber Shop Experience is now open for all beverage lovers to enjoy. For $25.86 per person, a group of six to ten guests can arrange a private tasting session, where they will be guided through the tasting session by Jameson’s expert trainers, learning about the unique flavours and history of this iconic Irish brand.

  • A new e-book ‘Marine Mammal Atlas of Oman’ has been released by the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). This full-colour photographic book is the culmination of 20 years of scientific research, providing a thorough geographical representation of the Arabian whales and dolphins that call the Northern Indian Ocean their home.


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