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Eid Al Adha - Hotel Staycation Offers

Park Regis By Prince  Eid al Adha All-Inclusive Staycation Offer at Park Regis by Prince! Indulge in our exclusive All-Inclusive Promotion for a limited time! Enjoy complimentary meals and beverages (House only) throughout your stay. Book directly with us to unlock early check-in priority and extend your relaxation with a late check-out until 6:00 PM.  Don't miss out on this special offer! Starting from AED698 per stay.  Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown The discovery room by Aya Universe  Embark on a journey to the stunning AYA universe with us this Eid at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown  Book our exclusive room category for a day or more, and receive two complimentary tickets to explore the wonders of the AYA universe, breakfast included.  Book now and let the adventure begin. Starting ......read more

Turkish Airlines started flights to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan

Having the title of “the airline that flies to more countries than any other in the world” with 346 destinations in 130 countries over 6 continents, Turkish Airlines has now started flights again to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as of 21 May 2024. Available for purchase as of 26 April 2024, Kabul flights will be operated 4 times weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Round trip fares are available from Istanbul to Kabul starting from 805 USD. (including taxes and fees). Kabul flight times as scheduled from 21 May 2024; Carrier Fl. No Start (UTC) End (UTC) Pattern (UTC) Orig STD (UTC) STA ......read more

Qatar Executive Welcomes the World's First Gulfstream G700 Aircraft to Doha

Qatar Executive is currently the only international operator of the ultra-modern G700 on a private charter basis The Qatar Airways subsidiary was also the first Gulfstream customer to receive delivery of the aircraft 22 May 2024: Dubai, UAE – Qatar Executive (QE), the corporate jet subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, has officially welcomed the delivery of two new Gulfstream G700 aircraft to the fleet, becoming the worldwide exclusive commercial operator of the aircraft. Qatar Executive is the first carrier to offer the Gulfstream G700 to charter customers, continuing to provide an ultra-modern fleet with the ultimate in aircraft capabilities, luxury and performance. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “Today we welcome the industry’s highest performance ......read more

Embark on an Enriching Cultural Journey this Eid al-Adha with Nova Maldives

Dubai, 22 May 2024: Recognising the growth of slow and experiential travel trend in the GCC, this Eid Al-Adha, from June 16 to June 19, Nova Maldives extends an invitation to join a journey that integrates traditional and modern aspects of Maldivian culture. Set against the backdrop of the islands' serene beauty, Nova is preparing an extensive cultural event that allows guests to delve into the heritage and customs of the Maldives. Central to the festivities is the Holhuashi event, redefining traditional storytelling on Wink Beach. The term "Holhuashi," meaning "public meeting space," has been adapted here to create a dynamic space for cultural exchange. During the event, master storytellers will share traditional Maldivian stories, aiming to connect guests with the historical roots of the Maldives. Mr. ......read more

Sita Announces Acquisition Of Materna Ips In Game-Changing Move For The Air Travel Industry

This major strategic acquisition marks a giant step forward in SITA's global leadership in passenger processing. Combined expertise will reshape SITA and air travel.   21 May 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced its acquisition of Materna IPS, leader in passenger handling for airports and airlines. The move will reshape the entire aviation industry, creating the world's most powerful passenger portfolio for airports and digital travel. It brings to life SITA's vision to reinvent travel and transport, boosting the company's leadership in passenger processing, as part of a fast-growth strategy for the years ahead.   With air traffic set to double by 2040, airports and airlines must deliver smoother passenger experiences. SITA's ......read more

DXB's record-breaking first quarter highlights the hub's significance as a contributor to Dubai's economy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 21, 2024: Dubai International (DXB) made a stellar start to the year by recording its busiest quarter in history, affirming its role as a global aviation hub and a key driver of Dubai’s economy and Middle East’s aviation sector. In Q1, DXB witnessed a significant surge in passenger numbers, with 23 million guests passing through its terminals, marking an 8.4% increase compared to the same period last year. This growth underscores DXB's appeal to major markets and its contribution to Dubai’s prominence as an international destination for tourism and trade. Total passenger traffic for the quarter reached 23,052,060 guests, with January recording the highest traffic at 7.9 million guests. Paul Griffiths, CEO of DXB commented, "The robust growth trajectory at DXB ......read more

Embrace Summer at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Dubai, UAE, 20th May 2024: At Patina Maldives, the sunny shores beckon guests to embark on an unparalleled island journey where they can indulge in a symphony of culinary delights and wellness rituals designed to elevate and rejuvenate the spirit. Visitors can immerse in captivating workshops led by esteemed artists and dive into meaningful conservation initiatives, forging deeper connections with our planet at Patina Maldives. This summer, Patina Maldives is set to ignite the spirit of adventure and exploration with a diverse array of activities tailored to cater to every interest. From diving into the world of football under the guidance of Real Madrid Foundation coaches to embarking on a journey of sustainability and creativity with Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar, there's something for everyone. Guests can also learn the art of ......read more

An Unbeatable Afternoon Tea At Millennium Place Barsha Heights?

Experience the Unbeatable Afternoon Tea at the Twenty9 Lounge, Millennium Place Barsha Heights. Take in Dubai Skyline views while making the most of exquisite savoury bites and sweet treats.  From 3pm - 6pm, join us this week for Afternoon Tea Daily at a special rate of AED129 for two.  To Book: (48 hours in advance), please email: restaurants.mpbh@millenniumhotels.com or call +971 58 606 0831.

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EL&N London Introduces Dessert Gathering Boxes: The Perfect Gift to Show Your Love

The renowned café, which invites diners to experience elegance in every bite, has just introduced the most delicious Gathering Boxes, available in 6 or 12 pieces and carefully crafted to be the most flavourful symbol of love The renowned café, which invites diners to experience elegance in every bite, has just introduced the most delicious Gathering Boxes, available in 6 or 12 pieces and carefully crafted to be the most flavourful symbol of love   The brand has also just launched a tempting selection of hot desserts, each more delicious than the last Dubai, UAE: At EL&N London, the acclaimed café and lifestyle brand renowned for bringing a splash of colourful sophistication to every setting, the essence of love is eternal. If you're looking for a new way to show those closest to you how much you care, then the ......read more

Our museums are inspiring global communication platforms and vital institutions for education and research.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, emphasized the importance of museums as cultural narrators of societies and civilizations, documenting history, heritage, and transferring knowledge to future generations. She highlighted the significance of celebrating International Museum Day as an opportunity to showcase human civilization. She said: "Museums are open windows to history, serving as vital institutions for education and research, and preserving treasures of knowledge that reinforce identity and reflect humanity's progress through different eras. They establish a shared cultural dialogue among the world's nations, contributing to societal advancement by promoting cultural sustainability, and play an active role in comprehensive development and ......read more

Emirates Receives Certified Autism Center™ Designation Plaques for all Check In Facilities in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 17 May 2024: Today Emirates received the official Certified Autism Center™ Designation plaques for all four of its Dubai Check In facilities - Emirates City Check-in & Travel Store in DIFC, Emirates Cruise Check In - Port Rashid, Emirates Cruise Check In - Dubai Harbour and Emirates City Check-In Ajman, as well as for the Emirates’ dedicated hub in Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport (DXB). The certification plaques were awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to acknowledge that Emirates facilities in Dubai have taken significant steps towards making travel more inclusive and accessible to neurodiverse customers, meeting criteria required for a comfortable and supported travel experience. Presented by Myron Pincomb, CEO and Board Chairman of ......read more

Turkish Airlines Becomes the Main Sponsor of the Taş Tepeler Project

As Türkiye's most valuable brand, Turkish Airlines continues to support archaeological efforts to uncover the cultural heritage of Türkiye, proudly representing the nation's flag, and projects that promote this heritage globally. The global carrier has undertaken the role of Main Sponsor for the Taş Tepeler Project and Naming Sponsor for both the Welcome Center and Research Center between 2024 and 2029.  With the agreement signed with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Türkiye, Turkish Airlines will not only support the excavation works of the Taş Tepeler Project but will also organize events to contribute to regional tourism within the scope of global promotional activities.  Commenting on the Taş Tepeler agreement, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mr. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said, “The Taş ......read more

A Blissful Summer Package for an Ultimate Luxury Stay at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

Sofitel Dubai Downtown is delighted to offer its Signature Escape package, a special stay opportunity that includes waking up to breathtaking views of Downtown Dubai's cityscape, attractive 25% discounts on Les Cuisines, Sofitel Pool and Lounge, La Patisserie and L'Apero. Guests can also enjoy a special 15% discount on the finest Japanese cuisine at Wakame. Experience ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation with an additional 15% discount on all services at Spa Sofitel Downtown. Furthermore, the package also includes complimentary access to the exclusive Club Millésime, which offers VIP service along with extra benefits such as happy hours and premium breakfast.  Guests who would like a slow start the next morning are welcome to sleep in and take advantage of a late checkout at 3 PM.

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Emirates returns to Nigeria from 1 October

Airline to resume daily operations to Lagos offering unrivalled connectivity for Nigerian travellers Dubai, UAE, 16 May, 2024 – Emirates will resume services to Nigeria from 1 October 2024, operating a daily service between Lagos and Dubai, and offering customers more choice and connectivity from Nigeria’s largest city to, and through, Dubai. The service will be operated using a Boeing 777-300ER. EK783 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs, arriving in Lagos at 1520hrs; the return flight EK784 will leave Lagos at 1730hrs and arrives in Dubai at 0510hrs the next day. Tickets can be booked now on emirates.com or via travel agents. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer said, “We are excited to resume our services to Nigeria. The Lagos-Dubai service has traditionally been popular ......read more

Emirates invites UAE's cabin crew candidates to exclusive events

Dubai, UAE, 16 May 2024: Live in the UAE and dream of living the Emirates cabin crew life? If yes, Emirates has just the ticket for you. On the back of its incredibly successful financial results and profit share, the airline is hosting a series of exclusive events in Dubai for those eager to be a part of its iconic cabin crew community. The five-star invite-only events, designed exclusively for those who live and work in the UAE, are open to all nationalities. To be shortlisted for the events, all aspirants need to do is check-out the eligibility criteria and fill in a simple online application form here. Top 5 reasons to become an Emirates cabin crew: Travel for work with friends: Emirates’ crew fly to and explore more than 130 stunning places spanning six continents – from the Americas to Australasia. They ......read more

Deliverect honours top restaurants in UAE and Saudi Arabia with 0% failed orders in first quarter of 2024

Epik foods, Mama Noura, Shawarma Classic, JJ Chicken, and Boxit Meals named winners of the Deliverect Star award Deliverect announces the selected restaurants achieved a 100% success rate on orders processed via the Deliverect platform in the first three months of 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 May 2024: Deliverect, an all-in-one digital solution that seamlessly integrates and consolidates online orders in the global food service industry, has revealed the winners of its ‘Deliverect Star’ award for achieving 0% failed orders during the first quarter of 2024. Epik Foods was named the regional winner, JJ Chicken and Boxit Meals were named the two UAE winners, while Mama Noura and Shawarma Classic were named the top restaurant brands in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliverect’s Star initiative aims to ......read more

The Matcha Tokyo Debuts In Dubai

The Matcha Tokyo, a renowned Japanese matcha brand dedicated to championing a healthy lifestyle through the finest organic matcha, proudly announces its debut in Dubai with a captivating kiosk nestled in JBR. With a vision to seamlessly blend tradition with modernity, The Matcha Tokyo introduces a refreshing matcha lifestyle that effortlessly integrates into contemporary living. Esteemed for its commitment to taste and quality, The Matcha Tokyo ensures an authentic matcha experience, boasting a robust umami flavor without any hint of astringency. Embark on an exquisite journey through the world of matcha mastery at The Matcha Tokyo's JBR kiosk, where an enticing array of expertly crafted beverages awaits. Guests can indulge in the essence of pure matcha with the Japan Premium selection, offering a harmonious balance of umami, ......read more

Emirates begins operating with SAF at London Heathrow Airport

Dubai, UAE/London, United Kingdom, 15 May 2024: Emirates has taken delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Shell Aviation at London Heathrow Airport.  Over 3,000 metric tonnes of neat SAF, blended with conventional jet fuel, will be supplied into the fuelling infrastructure network of the airport* until the end of summer 2024.  This is the first time the airline will be using SAF to power some of its flights at London Heathrow and represents the largest volume of SAF it has purchased to date. Emirates is participating in London Heathrow's SAF Incentive Programme, which ensures its affordability and accessibility for airlines operating at the airport. The airline will be accounting for, tracking and tracing the delivery of SAF at London Heathrow as well as its sustainability attributes through robust reporting ......read more

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Shines Spotlight on Air Transport Enablement at Airport Show 2024

Nearly 12,000 commercial activities were recorded in the aviation sector during Q1. Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi expresses commitment to developing and managing aviation policy for Dubai, contributing to sustainable sector growth under the Authority's leadership. Digital services, technological solutions, and innovative initiatives contributed to sector expansion and development. Requests for aviation sector permits witnessed a growth of 72%, with renewals having increased by more than threefold. Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2024: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has highlighted its pivotal role in advancing the aviation industry and related activities in the emirate during the 23rd edition of the Airport Show. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of DCAA, Chairman of Dubai ......read more

10 years of French flair: Sofitel Dubai Downtown celebrates milestone anniversary

The luxury French hotel reflects on a decade of joie de vivre and hospitality excellence, spotlighting sustainability initiatives and hallmark successes Dubai, 13 May 2024 - Sofitel Dubai Downtown, the epitome of French sophistication nestled in the heart of Dubai, joyously marks its tenth anniversary, a decade embellished with a tapestry of elegance, warmth, and unparalleled hospitality. To commemorate this significant milestone, the hotel hosted a splendid celebration attended by esteemed partners and associates, cherishing a decade of shared success and visionary collaboration. A Decade of Distinction: Since its inauguration in 2014, Sofitel Dubai Downtown has been adorned with numerous accolades, recognizing its commitment to luxury, business excellence, and impeccable service. Among its illustrious achievements are the ......read more

Etihad Cargo Fully Prepared For UAE-PLACI

Etihad Cargo is fully prepared for the UAE Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) regulations, ensuring seamless operations without disruptions for partners and customers. The UAE’s National Advance Information Centre (NAIC) under the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs & Port Security is the first country outside North America and Europe to implement PLACI, with more countries planning to follow. As one of the pilot carriers in the UAE’s PLACI initiative, Etihad Cargo has already integrated PLACI standards into its operations and is fully equipped to meet these new requirements efficiently and assist local authorities, partners and customers in understanding and adapting to these changes. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad ......read more

InterContinental Dubai Festival City Invites Guests to the Culinary Marvels in May

Dubai, UAE, 14th May 2024: InterContinental Dubai Festival City beckons guests to embark on an unforgettable gastronomic journey, brimming with tempting promotions across its acclaimed outlets. From indulgent afternoon teas to lively brunch options, the hotel presents an array of enticing offers sure to cater to every palate. Thomas Schmelter, Area General Manager for IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City, expressed, “At InterContinental Dubai Festival City, we are dedicated to curating experiences that enchant and inspire our guests, crafting memories that linger for a lifetime. Whether it's savouring innovative cocktails at Vista, relishing seasonal delicacies at Belgian Café, or immersing oneself in the vibrant energy of our culinary offerings, we extend a warm invitation to all to join us for an unforgettable journey ......read more

International Families Day Offer

As the 30th anniversary of International Day of Families approaches on May 15th, The Nautilus Maldives is pleased to announce an exclusive offer for GCC families to enjoy together at its pristine private island resort. The resort serves as an ideal hideaway for families to reconnect and create cherished memories. With its unscripted dining concept, guests can dine at their leisure – whether it's having breakfast for dinner or enjoying a post-midnight dinner. The Nautilus offers bespoke experiences tailored to each guest, allowing families to relax and enjoy their vacation at their own pace, free from time constraints. Families can engage in a variety of free-spirited activities, such as private movie screenings under the stars or sailing to their own private beach house across the turquoise seas. They can also indulge in ......read more

Emirates Group announces 2023-24 results

Group reports best-ever financial performance with record profit of AED 18.7 billion (US$ 5.1 billion), up 71% from last year, record revenue, and record level of cash assets. Group revenue increased 15% to a new high of AED 137.3 billion (US$ 37.4 billion), driven by strong customer demand across its businesses. Ends year with highest-ever cash balance of AED 47.1 billion (US$ 12.8 billion). The Group declares a dividend of AED 4.0 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) to its owner the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD).  Chairman credits record performance to Dubai's progressive policies, says profits enable further investments in new aircraft, facilities and equipment, technology, products and services, and its people. Emirates reports new record profit of AED 17.2 billion (US$ 4.7 billion), up 63% from AED 10.6 billion ......read more

Turkish Airlines' new ad with José Mourinho is now live

The official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Turkish Airlines, has announced a significant collaboration with one of football's most esteemed managers, José Mourinho. This partnership underscores the shared passion for excellence and victory between these two global giants in their respective fields. In the movie, José Mourinho experiences the unique in-flight services of Turkish Airlines, which holds the title of Europe's Best Airline. He emerges victorious in a challenging chess match, enjoys gourmet dishes from the Business Class menu, watches live UEFA Champions League matches, and relishes a comfortable journey with noise-cancelling headphones. On the flag carrier’s new ad featuring José Mourinho, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Prof. Dr. Ahmet Bolat stated; “As holding ......read more

DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel and Residences voted Sharjah's Leading Hotel for the Second Consecutive Year

Sharjah, UAE – 13th May 2024 – DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Residences is proud to announce that it has been voted Sharjah’s Leading Hotel for the year 2024 by the prestigious World Travel Awards. This marks the second year the hotel has received this distinguished accolade, underscoring its commitment to excellence in hospitality and service. Nestled in the vibrant heart of the City of Sharjah, DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Residences has set a benchmark for warmth and comfort, providing guests with a memorable stay experience. The award recognizes the hotel’s dedication to maintaining the highest standards of guest satisfaction and its significant role in promoting Sharjah as a top travel ......read more

New Doughs, Wraps Reimagined: Zaatar W Zeit introduces the new and exclusive Potato Dough and the High Protein Dough to the UAE market!

Dubai 13 May 2024-: Culinary innovations always find home in the UAE! Popular Lebanese Urban eatery Zaatar W Zeit has just announced the launch of its first-ever potato dough in the region, now available across its 19 locations in the United Arab Emirates. The new dough is not only delicious and fulfilling, but also healthy and gut-friendly. It is packed with Vitamins B and C, high in Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus, rich in fiber, and contains Iron, Zinc, and Magnesium. To complement the potato dough’s rich taste and unlock its flavor, Zaatar W Zeit is serving it in 3 amazing wraps: The Crispy Hotdog wrap, the Egg N’ Cheese wrap, and the all-new Simply Kafta wrap (ground beef mixed with spices, diced onion, and parsley, and topped with chips, mayo and ketchup) which is set to become a best-seller. But the potato ......read more

Dubai Civil Aviation Authority participates in Airport Show's 23rd edition

The DCAA is committed to empowering the aviation industry in Dubai by enhancing investments and ensuring effective communication with stakeholders. H.E  Mohammed Abdulla Lengawi: “This year’s exhibition is particularly significant as it coincides with our leadership’s approval of the designs for the new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport and the immediate commencement of its construction.” Dubai, UAE, 13 May 2024: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has completed its preparations to participate in the 23rd edition of the Airport Show, taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who serves as the President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline. The event is ......read more

Wonderful Indonesia Night at Raffles Dubai showcases essence of Indonesia

Dubai; May 10, 2024 – Indonesia embarked on an immersive journey into the heart of the east Asian nation as the vibrant spirit of the country took centre stage at the esteemed Raffles Dubai Hotel on May 8, 2024. Organised by The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, this exclusive Wonderful Indonesia Night event provided guests an evening of cultural immersion, culinary delights, and fashion extravaganza, with the esteemed presence of Mr. Sandiaga Uno, the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, adding to the excitement. The event served as a celebration of Indonesia's rich fashion cultural heritage and culinary diversity, offering attendees a glimpse into the enchanting beauty and flavours of the archipelago. One of the highlights of the evening was the ......read more

Emirates returns to Edinburgh with a daily A350 service

Airline announces it's back to flying customers better to/from the Scottish capital, in addition to its current daily A380 flight to Glasgow. Reinstated flight will meet market demand and offer customers more flexibility. Dubai, UAE: 10 May 2024 – Emirates has announced it will resume flight operations to Edinburgh starting from 4 November 2024. The highly anticipated return to the Scottish capital will complement the airline's current A380 daily flight to Glasgow and offer customers 14 weekly flights to/from the country. The Dubai to Edinburgh route will be served utilising the Emirates A350-900 aircraft in a three-class configuration, with 32 lie-flat seats in Business Class, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 259 seats in Economy Class. Emirates flight EK23 will depart Dubai at 14:50hrs and arrive in Edinburgh at ......read more

Milaidhoo Maldives Claims Prestigious Accolade in Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award 2024

May 2024 – Milaidhoo Maldives is thrilled to announce that it has been honoured in the Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards for 2024. The distinguished award celebrates businesses that consistently receive outstanding reviews, positioning them within the top 10% of listings worldwide on Tripadvisor. As the leading platform for travel guidance, Tripadvisor holds unparalleled credibility among travellers worldwide. The recognition is a testament to the genuine feedback from guests who have enjoyed stays at Milaidhoo and shared their experiences on Tripadvisor in the last year. Their testimonials solidify the small island’s reputation as a benchmark for outstanding luxury resort experiences.   "We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed guests whose unwavering support has propelled us to this ......read more

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of flydubai

"For me, personally, I always think of Emirates and flydubai as one," said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates and flydubai From our home the Emirate of Dubai, supporting the vision of our leadership and Dubai's ambitious future plans.  

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Etihad Airways reports record profit after tax of AED 526 Million in first Quarter Results

Profit after tax surged to AED 526 million (U.S.$ 143 million) in Q1 2024, up from AED 59 million (U.S.$ 16 million) in Q1 2023, driven by robust passenger revenue 4.2 million passengers carried over the quarter, marking a 41 per cent increase over the same period last year Operational efficiency showed significant improvement year-on-year, with Cost per Available Seat Kilometre (CASK) and CASK ex-fuel reduced by 9 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively Abu Dhabi, UAE — Etihad Airways today announced its Q1 2024 results, recording a profit after tax of AED 526 million (U.S.$ 143 million), a significant improvement over Q1 2023, marking a solid start for the 2024 financial year. Total revenue increased by AED 987 million (U.S.$ 269 million), from AED 4,752 million (U.S.$ 1,294 million) in Q1 2023 ......read more

Industry Makes Progress to Reduce Baggage Mishandling, New Survey Reveals

09 May 2025 (Reykjavík) –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today released a global progress report on the implementation of baggage tracking. Focused on IATA Resolution 753, which requires tracking baggage at acceptance, loading, transfer and arrival, the survey of 155 airlines and 94 airports reveals that: 44% of airlines have fully implemented Resolution 753 and a further 41% are in progress Regional variation in airline full adoption rates vary from 88% in China and North Asia, to 60% in the Americas, 40% in Europe and Asia-Pacific, and 27% in Africa 75% of airports surveyed have the capability for Resolution 753 baggage tracking Airport preparedness for Resolution 753 varies by size*: 75% of mega airports are capable, 85% of major airports, 82% of large airports and 61% of medium ......read more

Aviation experts at Arabian Travel Market highlight the pivotal role of innovation as regional passenger numbers soar

Representatives from IATA, Cirium, Riyadh Air and Aviation X Lab attended an aviation-focused panel discussion on the second day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) yesterday According to the panellists, technology and innovation will be key to accommodating rising passenger numbers in the Middle East and internationally Digital and data-driven strategies, along with collaboration from startups, will be critical to the innovation-focused future of aviation, say experts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 08 May 2024: As passenger numbers in the Middle East are predicted to reach 429 million this year, representing a 5.4% increase on 2019 figures, a panel of aviation experts convened at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) yesterday to discuss how the market is changing, outlining their predictions for the future of air travel. The session, ......read more

South African Tourism Showcases Vibrant Offerings at Arabian Travel Market 2024

May 8, 2024: South African Tourism, in partnership with the greater tourism industry will be participating at the Arabian Travel Market to be held from the 6th to the 9th of May 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. As the premier global event for the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East, ATM serves as a vital platform connecting travel products and destinations from around the world with buyers and trade visitors. This year, under the theme "Empowering Innovation - Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship," ATM 2024 focuses on sustainable travel trends and strategies for growth within key sectors of the industry. When engaging our insights, consumers highlight leisure as the primary motive for visiting South Africa. Gauteng and the Western Cape emerge as favored destinations, offering a plethora of ......read more

Video content key to engaging Gen Z travellers, say experts at ATM 2024

Brief yet powerful video content, such as that shared on platforms such as TikTok, is shown to significantly influence travel decisions Mobile and community-led search platforms have eliminated major barriers to travel that once hindered the pre-booking journey Leading expert from TikTok MENA shared the latest insights for Gen Z travellers during a panel discussion at the ATM 2024 Future Stage at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May 2024:    In an enlightening session on “How To Build Influence with Gen Z in Just 30 Seconds”, Marc-Antoine Simon, Industry Manager, Travel and Tourism – MENA, TikTok, shared insights on the latest trends in community-led marketing, demonstrating how brief yet powerful content can significantly influence travel decisions. According to ......read more

Unforgettable experience for Abu Dhabi visitors and residents at Grand Millennium Al Wahda

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (May 8, 2024) – Grand Millennium Al Wahda, the luxury five-star hotel located in the centre of Abu Dhabi, connected to Al Wahda Mall, provides to Abu Dhabi visitors and residents the ultimate luxury escape at the heart of the capital.  With spectacular views of the capital and the nearby attractions, the hotel is one of the largest hotels in Abu Dhabi comprising 840 rooms, luxury suites and fully serviced apartments. It also comprises a lavish spa, hi-tech fitness club and an array of restaurants providing guests with multiple options of seasonal menus created with the freshest ingredients and offering an exceptional culinary journey that is a feast for all senses. Layali Shahrazad is a unique culinary concept providing Middle eastern inspired journey with a variety of signature dishes and ......read more

Ground Handling Priorities: Safety, Global Standards and Sustainability

07 May 2024 (Reykjavík)  -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted three priorities for ground handling at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) which opened in Reykjavík today hosted by Icelandair: Improving safety through reducing operational risk  Implementing global standards Embedding sustainability – people, planet, and prosperity – in all activities “Ground handling forms the backbone of aviation. It is critical to ensuring the safe and efficient transport of millions of travelers each year. With travel demand for the upcoming peak Northern summer season predicted to surge by 12% over last year, the ground handling sector will need to be ready. Our priorities are clear: improving safety, implementation of global standards and embedding sustainability ......read more

Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism and Emirates deepen partnership to strengthen the city's position as a leading global business destination

DUBAI, UAE 8 May 2024: The Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Emirates have signed a strategic partnership outlining joint initiatives to intensify international efforts and bolster Dubai's mindshare as a hub for trade, tourism and investment. Building on both entities' long-standing partnership and success in tourism promotion, this latest development underlines their respective commitment to achieving the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, and to further enhance the city's status as a leading destination for business and leisure. The agreement was formalised on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Market in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai Department of ......read more

Ajman Tourism Goes Global, Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with United Spirit Nordic

Ajman, UAE – 7 May 2024 - The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United Spirit Nordic (USN), an independent company founded by Christine Engen in 2003, dedicated to improving Press & PR performance for unique destinations, hotels, airlines, Sales & Marketing, and more. The signing of this MoU marks a significant step in Ajman Tourism's efforts to open new markets and promote the destination globally. Nordic countries have emerged as potential target markets for Ajman, based on extensive studies and data analysis. Therefore, establishing a representation office in the Nordic region aligns with ÁDTD's strategic goals to expand its reach and attract more visitors to the Emirate of Ajman. His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel ......read more

Tourism Malaysia Strengthen Ties With West Asia At 31st Arabian Travel Market

DUBAI, 7 May 2024 – Tourism Malaysia participates in the 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, showcasing the country’s latest attractions and destinations to attract more tourists from West Asia. The four-day prestigious event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 6 to 9 May 2024 marks Malaysia’s 31st year of participation, demonstrating its enduring commitment to this burgeoning market. Led by the Honourable Chairman of Tourism Malaysia Datuk (Dr.) Yasmin Mahmood, and accompanied by Dato' Shaharuddin bin Abu Sohot, Deputy Secretary General (Management), Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Malaysian delegation comprises a good mix of 75 organisations, including hotels and resorts, travel agents, tourism product owners, and representatives from state tourism boards. The Malaysia Pavilion ......read more

Partnership between the Abu Dhabi Chamber and Emirates Airline to enhance travel and tourism sector

7 May 2024, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Emirates Airline, with the aim of enhancing cooperation and fostering mutual interests between the two sides, especially in the field of providing travel, tourism, and air transport services and promoting the activities of both parties. The signing of the MoU came on the sideline of the ADCCI’s participation in the 31st edition of the Arabian Travel Market 2024, which opened at the Dubai World Trade Center and continues until 9 May. The MoU was signed by His Excellency Ahmed Khalifa Al Qubaisi, CEO of the ADCCI, and Khalid Bel Jaflah, Divisional Vice President, Commercial Operations for UAE and Oman at Emirates Airline, in the presence of a number of senior delegates of both parties. His ......read more

Emirates expands tie up with flynas, creating more seamless connections from Saudi Arabia

Dubai, UAE, 7 May 2024: Emirates and flynas have today signed an expanded two-way interline partnership on the sidelines of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), with plans to open up connections and more travel choices for flynas customers via Dubai. The MoU was signed at ATM by Adnan Kazim, Emirates' Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer, and Bander Almohanna, Group CEO & Managing Director of flynas, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, and flynas Chairman Ayed Al Jeaid, along with other senior representatives from both airlines.  Emirates' current interline with flynas provides its customers with enhanced connectivity via its four gateways – Riyadh, Jeddah, Medinah and Dammam - to over 15 domestic points in the Kingdom ......read more

Qatar Airways Takes Home the ‘Best Regional Airline Serving in the Middle East', ‘Airline with the Best Business Class' and ‘Best Travel App' Accolades at the Business Traveller Mi

Travellers vote Qatar Airways as the ‘Best Regional Airline Serving the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Business Class’ and ‘Best Travel App’, recognising the airline's ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation 07 May 2024: DUBAI, UAE – Qatar Airways won three prestigious titles, including; ‘Best Regional Airline Serving the Middle East’, ‘Airline with the Best Business Class” and ‘Best Travel App’ at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2024, held on Monday, 6 May 2024, during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai. The awards recognise the airline’s exceptional service and commitment to providing unparalleled travel experiences and elevating global and regional connectivity. With an expansive network of nearly 170 ......read more

Emirates to retrofit an additional 71 A380s and B777s, extending airline's nose-to-tail cabin refreshes to 191 aircraft

Move ensures product consistency across fleet and more refreshed aircraft in active service well into the mid-2030s DUBAI, UAE 7 May 2024: Emirates has today unveiled that it will be completely refurbishing another 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777 aircraft, expanding its retrofit programme to 191 aircraft. The original plan called for 120 aircraft - 67 A380s and 53 777s to undergo full refurbishment. The Boeing 777 remains the backbone of the Emirates fleet, and the A380 is the airline’s flagship customer favourite, and the expansion of the refurbishment programme ensures Emirates continues to provide customers with an unparalleled travel experience.  Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “We’re topping up our multi-billion dollar investment in the retrofit programme to introduce cutting-edge cabin ......read more

Emirates kicks off ATM: signs MoUs with Tourism Boards of Malaysia and Turkey, and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce

DUBAI, UAE, 6 May 2024: Emirates has signed a number of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) on the first day of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with Tourism Malaysia, Türkiye Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce. These agreements demonstrate the airline’s commitment to entice more travellers across its network of more than 140 destinations to experience the sights, culture and attractions of each destination, in addition to supporting travel opportunities for local UAE companies and SMEs.  Emirates and Tourism Malaysia will work to promote tourism and boost visitor traffic into Malaysia from the airline’s global network.  The MoU was signed by Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, Far East and Datuk (Dr.) Yasmin Mahmood, Chairman of Tourism Malaysia ......read more

Qatar Airways Sets the Stage for the Future of Travel at the Arabian Travel Market 2024

‘The Best Airline in the Middle East’ has set a new benchmark in travel innovation by introducing the World’s First AI Digital Human Cabin Crew on the inaugural day of ATM Dubai 2024 From its Doha hub- Hamad International Airport – ‘World’s Best Airport’ as voted by Skytrax in 2024 – Qatar Airways flies to over 170 destinations 6 May 2024 Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways, an unprecedented seven-time winner of the ‘World’s Best Airline’ award, has captured the spotlight on the opening day of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, with a stunning holographic display of Sama, the airline’s second-generation AI-powered digital human cabin crew. This innovative display, along with a cutting-edge stand featuring multi-sensory-rich experiences showcased the ......read more

Etihad Airways To Showcase Growth At Arabian Travel Market

New premier airport facilities at Zayed International Airport Enhanced and growing network connecting Etihad’s guests worldwide Elevated guest experience including brand partnerships with Giorgio Armani Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is showcasing its successful growth story, ambitious plans, and investment in guest experience at the Arabian Travel Market, which opens today. The UAE’s national airline expects to welcome thousands of visitors to its stand including distinguished guests, travel trade customers, members of the media and tourism partners. Javier Alija, Vice President Sales and Distribution, Etihad Airways, said: “We’re looking forward to a great week ahead at the Arabian Travel Market, where we have the ......read more

flydubai records sustained growth in passenger numbers since the beginning of 2024 and rolls out a comprehensive fleet retrofit project

Dubai-based flydubai carries almost five million passengers between 01 January and 28 April 2024; a 13% increase compared to the same period last year Grows its network to more than 125 destinations in 58 countries with the start of operations to five new destinations since the start of 2024 Launches a fleet retrofit project to enhance customer experience, demonstrating continued investment in its product development Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 May 2024: Dubai-based flydubai records sustained growth in passenger numbers since the beginning of the year, carrying almost five million passengers between 01 January and 28 April 2024; a 13% increase compared to the same period last year. Since the start of 2024, flydubai has further expanded its network with the start of operations to Al Jouf, Langkawi, Mombasa, Penang and ......read more

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