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Shurooq, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, won the World Travel Leader Award at the recently concluded World Travel Market 2021 in London, ...

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Atmosphere Hotels|Resorts has launched a new brand –COLOURS OF OBLU – including two brand-new resorts – OBLU SELECT Lobigili and OBLU XP ...

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Exhibitors, buyers, partners and members of the media from around the world have hailed the success of this year’s hybrid WTM London and Travel Forw ...

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Expo 2020 Dubai organisers have hailed the first month of the event as a ‘huge success’, announcing an impressive 2,350,868 visits from Octobe ...

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Emirates has announced that it will retrofit 105 of its modern wide-body aircraft with its Premium Economy product, in addition to oth ...

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As meeting planners across the globe head to Expo 2020 Dubai with heightened ambitions, Al Habtoor City prepares an Expo-Ready Checklist to tackle increas ...

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Sunny beaches, clear blue skies and plenty of sea therapy has been the allure for the Maldives for tourists the world over.

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The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has opened its Dubai office on November 1st, 2021, its first overseas office in the Middle East and its 23r ...

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Lilian Roger has been appointed as the new General Manager of Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana; the five stars hotel located in the heart of Riyadh. Backed by over 25 ye ...

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People & Places

  • IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing of a management agreement with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), an affiliate of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to open the InterContinental Resort Red Sea in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Situated within the premium Red Sea Development destination, the new InterContinental resort is scheduled to open during Phase One of The Red Sea Project’s development. Activity for the first phase of development is well underway and is on track to be completed by the end of 2023.

  • The St. Regis Downtown, Dubai has announced the launch of its Tiny Tea, an afternoon tea designed for little ones that embraces children’s literature and sustainability. Starting on November 3, from 4.00pm – 5.00pm and taking place daily from 2pm to 6pm the Tiny Tea is in collaboration with local children’s author Ebtisam Al-Beiti, promoting her first book, “Can I Go Out Now?” that aims to educate little ones about current environmental and health issues in a fun and playful manner. The Tiny Tea will be hosted in The Library and is priced at $32.67 per child and includes a copy of the book.

  • Circuit X, Abu Dhabi’s favourite fun-filled adventure park at Hudayriyat Island by Modon Properties, celebrated its one-year anniversary, by launching Track Rush 2.0, the second edition of the exciting challenge at their BMX Park in partnership with Vans and Redbull.  The event took place on November 13, and participants had a chance to win exciting prizes. Competitors enjoyed an adventure-packed ride through the BMX Park and the two tracks, Pump Track and Dirt Track, and competed to be the most skilled biker at the venue. Races at the Track Rush 2.0 competition was categorized by age group - juniors, seniors, and adults.

  • The recently concluded Taste of Seychelles event held at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on October 26 celebrated the first official encounter of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of Seychelles with tourism partners in the United Arab Emirates. Alongside the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, various other government representatives from Seychelles attended the event. The Minister of Youth, Sports and Family, Marie-Celine Zialor; the Designated Minister and Minister of Fisheries, Jean François Ferrari; The Mayor of Victoria, David Andre and other notable senior government officials from the Seychelles joined Minister Radegonde.

  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has launched its branded online shopping channel, providing a global online shopping experience. Shop M.O. features a collection of signature luxury items, from hotel bedding and award-winning spa products to bespoke gifts from individual hotels within the portfolio. The service provides multilingual concierge representatives and has fulfilment centres and warehouses throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia.

  • flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, announced its latest flights expansion including the first ever direct international flights into AlUla International Airport. The first international route into AlUla took off from Dubai and Kuwait, while domestic routes added include Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah.

  • Dubai Investments, a leading diversified investment company, has signed an agreement with Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, to acquire land to develop an $272 million mixed-use beachfront residential, beach resort and lifestyle destination on Al Marjan Island. The agreement was signed by Khalid Bin Kalban, Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Investments and Eng Abdulla Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan. Designed to be situated on the View Island, set at the heart of Al Marjan Island, the project’s design will offer a private enclave with water-front views.

  • Centara Hotels & Resorts, on October 12, marked the debut of Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the resort in the gracious presence of His Excellency Mohammed Al-Shaibani, Chairman of Nakheel; Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts & Suparat Chirathivat, Executive Vice President Central Group of Companies. The new resort – a joint venture between Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resort and world-leading master developer Nakheel, brings a new concept in hospitality to Dubai, and opened its doors on October 14.

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