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November 2019 1656

ITB Asia, the continent’s leading travel trade show, came to a close last month at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapo ...


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November 2019 1418

According to research from Colliers International, the UK is predicted to retain its position as one of the top European destinations for GCC nationals to ...


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November 2019 1258

According to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of travel and tourism to the Middle East’s GDP is predic ...


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November 2019 1234

In a historic move, Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time.

Visas are available for citizens fr ...


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November 2019 1297

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) unveiled four innovative tech projects last month at Gitex, a major technology show in Duba ...


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November 2019 1400

The Costa Calida, in Spain’s Murcia region, is fast-becoming one of Europe’s top dive destinations with a variety of experiences for the begin ...


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November 2019 1359

Airbus Cabin Electronics inaugurated its first service centre for the Africa and the Middle East regions at Dubai Airport Freezone last month. The facilit ...


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November 2019 1514

Aleph Hospitality, with a portfolio of nine hotels across five countries on the continent, with plans to expand to 35 hotels across the MEA region by 2025 ...


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November 2019 1622

Every year, TTN nominates a winner for the regional World Travel Market London Glo ...


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  • The new ‘Caravan of Taste’ adventure at The Chedi Muscat, on camel back, is a unique concept of indulging in food and beverage experiences that range from barbecue to tea. It is a five-stop, three-and-a-half-hour tour of the hotel’s contemporary interpretations of cuisines developed in Arabia, India and Japan.

  • Emirates’ award-winning A380, the world’s largest commercial passenger jet, made its debut at Cairo International Airport (CAI) recently. It was welcomed with a ceremonial water cannon salute. Travelling on the flight from Dubai was Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ chief operating officer, as well as prominent members from the UAE business community.

  • MAZI Abu Dhabi opened its doors at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The new restaurant offers Greek cuisine with modern recipes and can house up to 120 guests. MAZI Abu Dhabi introduces the concept of sharing small plates that are reinterpreted versions of classic dishes.

  • The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi invited a group of 113 Chinese professionals to experience the emirate’s unique cultural offerings. The group experienced two full days of sightseeing, taking in key attractions such as Qasr al Watan, Louvre Abu Dhabi and the many offerings on Yas Island.

  • Turkish Airlines is collaborating with United Nations Alliance of Civilizations over a joint project, ‘Sport for Peace Awards’ to encourage and support sports since it encourages peace, tolerance, mutual understanding and empathy that helps to reach the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Al Mouj Muscat, an integrated tourism complex, a collaboration between the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has confirmed that the famed St. Regis brand will open its first luxury hotel and resort destination in Oman at Al Mouj Muscat. The 340-room luxurious hotel was announced in a grand launch event with over 200 VIPs and delegates.

  • Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched edition 3 last month for 30 consecutive days until November 16, 2019, inviting people to commit to an active lifestyle. DFC will transform the city into a gym that supports 30 min of daily activity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

  • The Ritz-Carlton has organised a ‘Grand Tour’, a luxurious four- day driving exploration of the Middle East, on Maseratis. The drive will begin at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, travelling north through The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert and arriving at Al Bustan Palace, in Muscat (pictured here).


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