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Modesh World Announces Magical New Experiences For 25th Anniversary

Dubai’s favourite indoor edutainment experience brings endless excitement with its biggest and most exciting edition, with free entry for all from 21 June to 18 August 25th anniversary grand celebrations, as well as thrilling live shows, exhilarating rides, informative workshops, and much more promise to create magical memories for everyone this summer The attraction opens at Dubai World Trade Centre Halls 3-8 as part of Dubai Summer Surprises 2024 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 June 2024: Modesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities, is opening the doors for its biggest and most exciting season this year as it celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary from 21 June to 18 August. Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), the city’s favourite ......read more

Dubai's Dazzling Eid Al Adha Celebrations Start Today

A jam-packed schedule of live entertainment, endless family fun, traditional feasts and exciting promotions and prizes brings Dubai together this Eid al Adha Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 June 2024: Eid in Dubai, the eagerly awaited celebration organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), begins today to bring residents and tourists endless ways to create unforgettable memories together. From 16 - 23 June, Dubai comes alive with spectacular fireworks displays, breathtaking live entertainment, exclusive mall activities and offers, exciting raffles and prizes, unbeatable hotel promotions, and unforgettable ways to enjoy Dubai’s iconic attractions. The city lights up over Eid with stunning themed decorations to bring the beauty of the season to all 15 locations around Dubai and takes on a festive ambience ......read more

Turkish Airlines Launches "Inner Portrait" with Refik Anadol at Art Basel

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, unveils a new art project titled "Inner Portrait". This visionary initiative, created in partnership with the world-renowned media artist Refik Anadol, pushes the boundaries of storytelling through the data of human connection, offering a deeply personal exploration of the human desire to travel and its effect on human biology. The project delves into the inner landscapes of four individuals who have never embarked on a journey abroad. Tuikuru, a Brazilian man from the Amazon explores the bustling streets of Tokyo, while Kenyan woman Esther discovers the rich history of Istanbul. An Australian woman named Sahar embarks on a journey through the ancient wonders of Göbeklitepe and Cappadocia, while an Icelandic man named Sigurbjörn experiences the ......read more

Elevate your dining experience to royal heights with Asha's Maharaja-inspired special menu.

Dubai 7th June 2024: Asha’s, the international chain of restaurants best known for its Indian contemporary cuisine, is launching ‘Live Like a Maharaja’, menu that is meticulously crafted to transport you to the majestic courts of Indian royalty, where each dish is a symphony of emotions, echoing the grandeur of a bygone era. The Live Like a Maharaja menu showcases 10 new dishes that take inspiration from the royal kitchens of India, creating a spread fit for a king. Asha Bhosle’s unparalleled expertise in Indian cuisine and Chef Juber’s innovative approach to cooking, has resulted in a visual and gastronomic treat, which includes unique items like the Chicken Jodhpuri, Prawns Jaisamandi curry, Lamb Parda Biryani, Jungli Maas known as the culinary legacy of Rajasthan. In fact, some historians claim that ......read more

Turkish Airlines Expands its U.S. Network with New Denver Route

Türkiye’s national flag carrier has launched its 14th destination in the United States, bringing its passengers together with the unique beauty of Denver. Having started its operations to the Americas in 1988 with flights to New York, Turkish Airlines has expanded its flight network to include Denver as the 14th destination in the United States of America. Starting from June 11, 2024, Turkish Airlines schedules 3 flights a week to Denver, its 347th destination in 130 countries. From July 9, 2024, the frequency will increase to 4 flights a week, thereby contributing to the tourism and trade volumes between the two countries by transporting thousands of passengers annually on the Istanbul-Denver route. Commenting on the new route, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines, Prof. Ahmet Bolat ......read more

Air Transport Industry Improves Baggage Handling Despite Surge In Passenger Traffic, Says SITA

AI for data analysis and computer vision tech in automated baggage handling are key for smooth operations as baggage volumes grow GENEVA – 13 June 2024 – SITA, the global leader in technology solutions for the air transport industry, today announced an improvement in the air transport industry’s rate of mishandled baggage. The newly launched SITA Baggage IT Insights 2024 reports the number of bags mishandled by the industry falling from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 passengers in 2023. This is despite passenger numbers rising above 2019 levels for the first time in five years, growing to 5.2 billion. The long-term trend underlines the positive impact of technology investments. A steep 63% drop in the mishandling rate from 2007 to 2023 happened as passenger traffic rose by 111%. But the industry still faces challenges, ......read more

Catch a cause and a connection at DXB

Chris Fallows' wildlife exhibition lands at DXB to inspire awareness and action through art   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 12 June 2024: Travellers passing through Dubai International (DXB) can now immerse themselves in a stunning exhibition that highlights the urgent need for conservation efforts to protect our planet’s endangered species. Dubai Airports, the operator of the world's leading international airport, in collaboration with Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery and Kashaf Global, proudly presents the work of world-renowned fine art wildlife photographer and conservationist Chris Fallows.   Situated in the vibrant passageway between Concourses B and C, this high-traffic area has been transformed into a vivid canvas showcasing the breathtaking beauty and diversity of wildlife. Fallows' images, often ......read more

Dubai Municipality announces operating times of public parks and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday

Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2024: Dubai Municipality announced the operating times for Dubai public parks, including residential parks, plazas, specialized parks, and leisure facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday, as well as for recreational events held in these facilities during this period. The move comes in line with the Municipality’s efforts to offer an integrated and entertaining experience in these facilities, enabling Dubai residents to enjoy life and enhance their well-being and happiness. According to the Municipality, the operating hours of residential parks and squares during the period will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Furthermore, Dubai Municipality has scheduled operating hours from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm for specialized parks and recreational facilities in major locations including Zabeel, Al Khor, Al Mamzar, ......read more

DXB gears up for smooth operations as summer travel peaks

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 11 June 2024: With the summer break in full swing and schools letting out for vacation, Dubai International (DXB) gears up to accommodate the surge in travel during this peak season.   DXB will welcome over 3.7 million guests in the period from 12 to 25 June, with an average daily traffic of 264,000. June 22 is expected to be the busiest day with guest numbers likely to exceed 287,000.   As families embark on their summer adventures, DXB is prepared to ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience. The priority is to expedite guest formalities, allowing ample time to enjoy the diverse offerings at DXB. From international cuisine to world-class retail, lounges, spas and hospitality services, guests can commence their journey in style and comfort. DXB has curated a range of exciting ......read more

Grab online Exclusive EID Ticket for just AED 80 at Emirates Park Zoo & Resort!

The ticket is inclusive of : Full day zoo access Animal Presentation of your choice Free Meal of your choice Free Heat Gear Free Ice Cream of your choice! And tons of fun at wildlife AC walkway Abu Dhabi – June 7, 2024: This Eid Al Adha, Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the UAE, is excited to announce a special offer for all guests. From June 15th to 19th, visitors can revel in the festivities with a special all-inclusive experience priced at just 80 AED.    Indulge in the zoo's remarkable indoor air-conditioned wildlife walkway, ensuring a comfortable visit even in the peak of summer. Your day will be complemented with a complimentary delicious meal, free heat gear to keep you cool, and a refreshing ice cream treat. Moreover, guests can ......read more

Enjoy a Memorable Eid Al Adha at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

Immerse yourself in a breathtaking retreat and enjoy unforgettable culinary, leisure and wellness experiences this Eid Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 2024 – Embracing the spirit of Eid Al Adha, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa extends a warm welcome to GCC families, with an exciting array of discoveries, culinary experiences, adventures and Eid celebrations planned for everyone to enjoy.  An Accessible Breathtaking Retreat Nestled amongst the crystal blue waters of North Malé Atoll, with only a four-hour flight from Dubai, the resort is easily accessible via a breezy 20- minute premium speedboat from Velena International Airport.  The all-pool villa resort invites all young GCC families seeking an unforgettable Eid Al Adha to opt for the One-bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa, where comfort meets ......read more

RTA unveils 'nol Travel' card with multiple benefits and exclusive discounts

The card offers great discounts on 100 exclusive promotions Promotional deals available across 50 brands at 65 branches Dubai. Roads and Transport Authority. 10th June 2024: Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the 'nol Travel' discount card initiative, which provides users with various benefits related to public transport and taxi fare payments as well as parking fees in the Emirate. Users can also take advantage of 100 exclusive promotional offers, such as discounts at hotels, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, adventure activities, and other exciting opportunities. The announcement was made during an event held on Monday, 10 June 2024, at Skyview Hotel Dubai to introduce the new ‘nol Travel’ discount card to users, in collaboration with MDX Solutions Middle ......read more

Emirates ramps up preparations for a seamless Hajj-centric experience

The airline is deploying 10 extra flights to carry Hajj pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah Dedicated airport services team to provide support for Hajj travellers connecting through Dubai Airline aims to deliver a seamless airport journey, rounded off with comfortable experience onboard Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2024: This Hajj season, Emirates is geared up to serve the large volume of pilgrims making their way from the airline’s global network through Dubai, to Jeddah and Medina to perform the once in a lifetime Muslim pilgrimage. Emirates has been working hard throughout every travel touchpoint of the journey to ensure comfortable experience, both in the air and on the ground for pilgrims heading to Makkah for this significant trip.   Additional flights to Jeddah and Medina Emirates has deployed 10 ......read more

Turkish Airlines and KM Malta Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to the more countries than any other airline in the world and KM Malta Airlines, the flag carrier of Malta, have signed a code-sharing agreement to operate joint flights, effective as of June 15 2024. The codeshare agreement will provide passengers of both flag carrier airlines more flexible travel options on direct flights between Istanbul and Malta. Within the scope of the cooperation, KM Malta Airlines will place their marketing flight numbers on Turkish Airlines flights between Istanbul – Malta and vice versa.       On the codeshare agreement, Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi stated: "We are pleased that the codeshare agreement with KM Malta Airlines will re-foster cooperation between the two countries and provide seamless journeys for passengers flying ......read more

Dubai's Golden Return: Exclusive Gold Note Souvenir Back in Limited Numbers for Eid Al Adha

Dian Jewellery unveils revamped Gold Note Souvenir with fresh cover design, blending luxury and tradition for the festive season  Priced at AED 159 Dubai, UAE – June 4, 2024 – Get ready to add a touch of glamour to your Eid Al Adha celebrations with the comeback of the UAE’s first-ever Gold Note Souvenir by Dian Jewellery! Due to popular demand, it's back in limited numbers with a fresh cover, signifying the occasion of Eid al-Adha. It is priced at AED 159  Crafted with precision and containing 0.1 grams of pure 24K gold, each Gold Note Souvenir is a masterpiece that blends tradition with innovation. It’s not just a keepsake; it's a symbol of unity, ambition, and the forward-thinking spirit of the UAE. Why should you snag one? Apart from the pure gold content, patented technology ......read more

Celebrate Eid-al-Adha with Dhaba Lane's Special Eid-e-Khaas Thali

Available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian and is priced at AED 59 per person  From 16th - 21st June, 2024  DUBAI, UAE: Embark on a culinary adventure at the home-grown Indian Punjabi restaurant – Dhaba Lane, where you will be celebrating the festive spirit of Eid Al Adha with the special Eid-e-Khaas Thali. With the upcoming Eid holidays for the joyous and auspicious occasion, gather your family members and loved ones to indulge in a 4-course thali featuring Chaat, Starters, Mains, and a decadent Dessert.  From delicious starters and scrumptious chaat to hearty mains like Tandoori broccoli, Lehsuni Murgh Tikka, Mutton Kassa, Subz Korma, and more, this Thali promises exquisite flavours. Don't forget to save room for the sweet finale – Baklava Srikand, which will leave you dancing with ......read more

This Eid Al Adha Indulge in Michelin Guide Punjab Grill's 7-Course Chef Tasting Menu

Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: This Eid Adha, celebrate the joyous occasion with family at Punjab Grill - the Michelin Guide restaurant  located in Anantara Downtown Dubai and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi.  Indulge in Punjab Grill's 7-course tasting menu. From the very first amuse-bouche to the sublime desserts that grace the finale, every element of the Tasting Menu is thoughtfully composed to ignite a sense of connection with the dishes.   Available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for everyone to relish, this tasting menu is priced at AED 300 (v) and AED 350 (nv). This menu is available all day during the Eid Al Adha Holidays. This rich experience begins with a delicate Amuse Bouche - Cheese Kulcha with Chilli, Walnut & Dates moving on to ......read more

Oman Air and SalamAir Announce Extended Codeshare Partnership, Providing Passengers with Enhanced Travel Options

Oman Air and SalamAir leadership met recently to mark the launch of the airlines’ latest codeshare partnership, which offers passengers an expanded range of travel options within the Sultanate of Oman and beyond. During the meeting, the airlines discussed their future prospects as national carriers and their common commitment to supporting the country’s tourism goals as part of Oman’s 2040 Vision. "We are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Oman Air," said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Chief Executive Officer of SalamAir. "This extended codeshare agreement reflects our shared commitment to providing passengers with unparalleled travel options and superior service. Together, we eagerly anticipate aligning ourselves with the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology's ......read more

Turkish Airlines Launches “Tomorrow On-Board” Sustainability Brand

Turkish Airlines, the airline flying to more countries than any other, has launched its sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” on June 5, World Environment Day, with a special event at the carrier’s hub, Istanbul Airport. In line with “Tomorrow On-Board,” the event presented a display of sustainable in-flight products and services, along with the exhibition of items made from repurposed aircraft parts. The national flag carrier’s sustainability brand “Tomorrow On-Board” represents the scope of its future goals and aims to present this comprehensive vision to passengers and investors as part of the corporate culture. “Tomorrow On-Board” was created with several key objectives: enhancing the brand image, delivering a unified message and visual framework for all sustainability ......read more

Sofitel Dubai Downtown Celebrates Global Wellness Day with 50% Discount on all Gym Memberships

 Start your three-month Gym Membership from AED 1000 alongside other special offers across all F&B Outlets 05 June 2024 - Get ready to jumpstart your wellness journey with energy this Global Wellness Day. Until June 8th, Sofitel Dubai Downtown is thrilled to offer a fantastic 50% discount on all gym memberships. Whether you're flying solo, working out as a duo, or getting the whole family involved, there's something for everyone with gym memberships starting from AED 1000 for a period of 3 months. Enjoy luxury facilities, diving into the stunning 60-meter infinity pool, complete with the luxurious sauna and hammam spaces. Plus, make the most of the complimentary personal training sessions to kick your fitness goals into high gear with special rates for non-members as well. That’s not all! As a ......read more

Emirates to fly to Madagascar via the Seychelles

Flights to Antananarivo will operate four times a week from 3 September The new service introduces vital connectivity unlocking Madagascar’s tourism and trade potential Dubai, UAE, 7 June, 2024 – Emirates will launch flights to Madagascar from 3 September 2024, offering more choice and connectivity for travellers, and driving inbound leisure and business travel to the country. The four-weekly flights between Dubai (DXB) and Antananarivo (TNR), will operate via a linked service with the Seychelles. Boosting international travel to and from Madagascar, the flight times have been scheduled to optimise connections to and from key points in Europe, the Far East, West Asia and the Middle East/GCC. EK707 will depart from Dubai to the Seychelles at 0855hrs, arriving in Mahe at 1335hrs*, and will continue on to ......read more

Cathay Pacific to launch direct flights connecting Hong Kong and Riyadh

Strengthening Hong Kong’s role as an important hub for the Belt and Road Initiative Consul General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Hong Kong SAR, Hamad Aljebreen (standing, second from right), Cathay Group Chief Executive Officer Ronald Lam (standing, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Chief Executive Officer Majid Khan (standing, right), the agreement was signed by Cathay Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Lavinia Lau (seated, left) and Saudi Air Connectivity Program Aviation Development Vice President Rashed Alshammari (seated, right). Cathay Pacific is pleased to announce the launch of direct passenger flights to Riyadh, the capital and financial centre of Saudi Arabia, from 28 October 2024, further enhancing connectivity, trade and cultural exchange between its home hub, Hong Kong, and countries ......read more

Emirates launches daily services to Bogotá via Miami

Emirates adds Bogotá to its network of over 140 destinations, with seven weekly services New route to be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, offering 354 seats daily across First Class, Business Class and Economy Class Dubai, UAE – 6 June 2024: Emirates has started its highly-anticipated services to the Colombian capital of Bogotá, expanding the airline's South American network to four destinations and reaching 19 points across the Americas. The launch of services to Emirates' latest destination was celebrated at gate A14 at El Dorado International Airport upon arrival of EK213 from Miami, which was welcomed by traditional Colombian dancers. A cake-cutting ceremony and symbolic gift exchange commemorated the occasion in the presence of a delegation of VIPs including His Excellency Luis Miguel Merlano ......read more

Emirates Park Zoo & Resort's Dr. Walid Shaaban honoured as “The CEO of the Year”

DUBAI – June 05, 2024: Dr. Walid Shaaban, Group CEO of the globally acclaimed Emirates Park Zoo & Resort, a premier destination for wildlife enthusiasts in the UAE, has been honoured as “The CEO of the Year” at the 23rd edition of The Middle East Business Leader of the Year awards. The award recognises his exceptional leadership and dedication to excellence, putting Emirates Park Zoo & Resort at the forefront of wildlife conservation, education, and community engagement in the UAE. Dr. Shaaban's visionary leadership has been instrumental in driving Emirates Park Zoo & Resort’s mission forward. Under his helm, the zoo has successfully combined education with entertainment to successfully promote environmental stewardship and sustainability. Through his guidance, the zoo has implemented various ......read more

SITA to transform ITA Airways' digital network infrastructure

The implementation of SITA Connect Go will provide higher capacity, increased security, automation, and reduced costs for the airline 5 June 2024 – SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has announced a new partnership with ITA Airways to transform the company’s global network infrastructure. The partnership will include the migration from the airline’s Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network to SITA’s recently launched Connect Go SASE platform. SITA will supply a future proof software defined networking (SDN) and secure service edge (SSE) solution. SITA Connect Go is the only integrated networking and security solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. It aims to help the industry transform its network capabilities to meet evolving bandwidth, resilience, ......read more

Planting Seeds of Change: Nova Maldives Sets Out to Plant 75 Coconut Trees for World Environment Day to Revitalise Island Ecosystem

Planting Seeds of Change: Nova Maldives Sets Out to Plant 75 Coconut Trees for World Environment Day to Revitalise Island Ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 05 June, 2024 – Nova Maldives is proud to announce its participation in World Environment Day with holistic initiatives to support this year’s theme, #GenerationRestoration. Recognising that 'land is life' and that healthy ecosystems are essential to sustaining island communities and inhabitants, the island resort will donate 75 coconut trees to the local island Dhangethi, with an informative presentation delivered to school pupils and parents on the island by their marine biologist to complement the reforestation efforts. The donation of coconut trees is part of Nova Maldives' ongoing commitment to be a business that gives back to the local community. The coconut ......read more

Dubai Airports drives Emiratisation through strategic partnerships

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 June 2024: Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s largest international hub, Dubai International (DXB), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SD (Middle East), a subsidiary of Siemens Logistics, to further support Emiratisation efforts across its operations.   This strategic partnership aligns with the UAE’s goal of increasing Emiratisation and reinforces Dubai Airports’ commitment to achieving national Emiratisation targets through strategic, private-sector partnerships.   Meshari Al Bannai, Chief People Officer of Dubai Airports, said: “Dubai Airports continues to prioritise Emiratisation across all operations and remains a driving force of support for the UAE government’s vision. Our partnership with SD (Middle East) ensures a cross-sector ......read more

Emirates, IATA and Airbus launch an enhanced A350 type rating conversion course for pilots

Dubai, UAE, 4 June 2024: Emirates, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airbus have joined forces to deliver an enhanced Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) programme for the A350 type rating, as the airline prepares for the delivery of 65 A350s from mid-2024. An initial cohort of 256 pilots will be trained as part of the new course at Emirates’ Training college in Dubai starting from July 2024.   The advanced pilot training programme uses the CBTA training methodology that combines IATA’s principles and documentation with Emirates’ operational expertise and resources, and Airbus’ CBTA training experience on the A350 that spans over 10 years. Driven by pilot competency and behaviour, the A350 CBTA programme utilises the proven CBTA training philosophy that  allows ......read more

Monsters, Snow, And Social Media: Opening Day Of Hotel Show Shines Light On Hospitality Challenges

Three-day event at Dubai World Trade Centre opens with discussions around industrial reluctance to adopt tech, fears surrounding aggregators, and importance of data collection Co-located Leisure Show introduces concept of ‘banya’ and its health benefits, while highlighting need for multi-sensory experiences and quickening of approval processes Dubai, UAE – 4 June, 2024: The Hotel Show 2024, the undisputed flagship event for the Middle East’s hospitality sector, opened its doors on Tuesday at Dubai World Trade Centre. Innovators, industry decision-makers, and international experts gathered to discuss the various technological challenges, potential solutions, and possible future-proofing of the hospitality, leisure, and F&B sectors. Officially inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al ......read more

Emirates scores 3 top awards for Inflight Entertainment, Connectivity, and Premium Economy Class

Dubai, UAE, 4 June 2024: At the recent 2024 Pax International Magazine Awards on 29 May, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany  - Emirates was crowned the winner of 'Best Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Middle East' for its' combination of leading Wi-Fi connectivity in the sky, and an extensive 6,500 channels of content on ice. Meanwhile, the 2024 AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards were recently announced, with Emirates taking the top spot for both 'Best-Inflight Entertainment' and 'Best Premium Economy.' Award-winning connectivity onboard Emirates Emirates has always been at the forefront of inflight Wi-Fi developments and was one of the first airlines to enable connectivity back in 1993, and the first airline to launch an inflight mobile phone service in 2007. Emirates has invested ......read more

Turkish Airlines and Air China Sign New Freesale Codeshare Agreement

Türkiye's flag carrier airline Turkish Airlines (TK) and People's Republic of China's flag carrier airline Air China Limited (CA) have announced the signing of a new freesale codeshare agreement, transitioning from their long-standing blocked space partnership. This agreement, initially covering flights between Istanbul and Beijing, marks a significant milestone in the strategic collaboration between the two airlines and lays the groundwork for future expansions in their strong partnership.   This new freesale model will allow both airlines to offer greater flexibility and more travel options to passengers, enhancing connectivity between Türkiye and China, two nations of substantial strategic importance. This agreement underscores the commitment of Turkish Airlines and Air China to facilitate seamless travel ......read more

Turkish Airlines Unveils New Sleeping Set for its Guests

Aiming to provide its passengers with a travel experience beyond their dreams, Turkish Airlines has revamped its sleeping sets designed for long-haul flights. Elevating Turkish hospitality to new heights, Turkish Airlines has introduced a new sleeping set that combines elegant designs with comfort. This new set prioritizes home-like comfort and warmth, aiming to offer a superior sleeping environment and an unmatched flight experience on transatlantic flights. The standout piece of the collection, the silk-light duvet, offers a unique sleeping experience with its velvet suede fabric surface and iconic Turkish Airlines’ FLOW pattern in light colors, creating a sense of freshness. The ergonomic mattress pad, designed to provide bed-like comfort onboard, complements the cabin's color scheme and contributes to a relaxing sleep ......read more

73 CEOs Commit to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter, Strengthening Global Safety Culture

03 June 2024 (Dubai) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the number of airline CEOs committing to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter has reached 73. This reinforces aviation's already strong safety culture which contributed to some best-ever results in 2023, including no fatalities among IATA member airlines or the airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit Registry. "Strong leadership and strong safety culture are interdependent. And both are needed to drive continuous improvements in safety performance. By putting their names to the IATA Safety Leadership Charter, 73 airline CEOs have set an example for their airlines and for the industry. In doing so, the Charter is a call to action that keeps in focus the critical obligation of airline CEOs to lead a safety culture that keeps their ......read more

IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program Gathers Momentum

3 June 2024 (Dubai, UAE) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today reported that some 40 airlines have signed a formal agreement to contribute their schedules data to the IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program. A further 40 are in the process of preparing to join. Work on the program began in October 2023 with the first release planned in March 2025. "The early and strong support for the IATA Schedule Data Exchange Program bodes well for its success. Coverage is growing with each new airline that comes on board. And we encourage all airlines—IATA members and non-members—to join this strategic industry effort," said Willie Walsh, IATA's Director General. The Schedule Data Exchange Program will collect schedules, capacity, and minimum connecting time (MCT) data used in several IATA products and ......read more

Airline Profitability Outlook Improves for 2024

03 June 2024 (Dubai) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced strengthened profitability projections for airlines in 2024 compared with its June and December 2023 forecasts. An aggregate return above the cost of capital, however, continues to elude the global airline industry. Outlook highlights include: Net profits are expected to reach $30.5 billion in 2024 (3.1% net profit margin). That will be an improvement on 2023 net profits which are estimated to be $27.4 billion (3.0% net profit margin). It is also an improvement on the $25.7 billion (2.7% net profit margin) forecast for 2024 profits that IATA released in December 2023. Return on invested capital in 2024 is expected to be 5.7%, which is about 3.4 percentage points (ppt) below the average cost of capital. Operating profits are ......read more

Etihad Rail and CSP Abu Dhabi CFS Sign MoU for integrated rail transport services

[Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, 3 June 2024]: Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE National Rail Network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with COSCO SHIPPING Ports Abu Dhabi Container Freight Station (CSP AD CFS), the largest Container Freight Station in the region and subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (CSP) a leading ports operator in the world. This strategic partnership aims to bolster logistics and connectivity within the UAE, advancing CSP AD CFS's supply chain efficiency and extending its services across the UAE and wider GCC region. Under the terms of the MoU, CSP AD CFS will utilise the UAE National Railway Network to facilitate seamless transportation of its goods between Khalifa Port and various key logistics hubs and industrial zones throughout the UAE. By leveraging Etihad ......read more

IATA SAF Registry

02 June 2024 (Dubai) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it will establish the SAF Registry (Registry) to accelerate the uptake of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) by authoritatively accounting and reporting emissions reductions from SAF. Seventeen airlines, one airline group, six national authorities, three Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and one fuel producer are already supporting the effort to develop the Registry. The Registry is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2025. SAF is expected to account for up to 65% of the total carbon mitigation needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions in air transportation by 2050. "SAF is key to aviation's decarbonization. Airlines want more SAF and stand ready to use every drop of it. The SAF Registry will help meet the critical ......read more

Emirates SkyCargo invests in developing the next generation of cargo leaders

Bespoke training programme rolled out to select Emirates SkyCargo employees will equip them with the commercial and leadership skills for future success 32 candidates will graduate the Executive Leadership Programme with a diploma endorsed by AviationNOW, a member of TIACA Dubai, UAE, 30 May, 2024 – Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo arm of the world’s largest international airline, has implemented a bespoke training programme, designed to equip the cargo leaders of tomorrow with the commercial and leadership skillset for future success. As the logistics industry faces a lack of skilled workforce, Emirates SkyCargo aims to create opportunities for growth within its operations, inspiring employees across all levels to develop their career with the airline.  Split into two groups of 16, the candidates are ......read more

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Dubai for IATA's 80th AGM

30 May 2024 (Dubai) -- The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the leaders of the global airline industry are gathering in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the 80th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (June 2-4 2024). The event is being held in the UAE for the first time and hosted by Emirates Airline. Over 1,500 participants are expected to be in attendance, including industry leaders, government officials and media. H.E. Abdulla bin Touq Al Marri, Minister of Economy for the United Arab Emirates is expected to welcome delegates to Dubai with an opening keynote speech to the AGM. “Dubai’s world-leading connectivity places it at the crossroads of the planet. And it will soon be the center of the airline industry’s leadership as ......read more

Acube Developments Launches ‘Electra' tower in Jumeirah Village Circle with over 50 Theme Park-Style Amenities

Electra follows the success of its recently sold-out project; features 4 floors of 50+ amenities by one of the world’s most renowned theme parks consultant 30th May 2024, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Acube Developments announces the launch of Electra, a 38-floor residential tower in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), Dubai, which offers residents more than 50 amenities. Construction is set to begin in Q2 2024 and handover is anticipated in Q2 2027.  Inspired by the blue-white star in the constellation of Taurus, Electra will offer 278 luxurious apartments including studio, 1-, 2-, and 3- bedroom units, all equipped with Bosch appliances and Roca sanitary ware with impeccable finishings and a beautifully crafted Italian kitchen. All units are installed with the latest smart home solutions and come fully furnished with 3 ......read more

Prime Minister of Yemen visits Museum of the Future

Dubai, 30 May 2024 – The Prime Minister of Yemen, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak, visited the Museum of the Future for a tour along with a delegation from Yemen. During his visit to the museum, His Excellency Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak was accompanied by the Deputy Executive Director of Museum of the Future, Majed Al Mansoori. The tour showcased the Museum of the Future’s most prominent features, including its iconic architecture and design as well as its unique exhibits and narrative, highlighting its vital role in shaping the future as part of the museum's efforts in creating a better future for humanity. This visit formed part of Prime Minister Dr. Ahmad Awad bin Mubarak's official itinerary, following his excellency’s distinguished presence at the Arab Media Forum in Dubai which took place ......read more

Portugal expects furniture exports to UAE to grow multifold in coming years

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A Blissful Eid Al-Adha At Baros Maldives

30 May 2024: Experience an exquisite Eid Al-Adha celebration at Baros, the epitome of Maldivian charm and hospitality. Nestled amidst pristine turquoise waters and lush palm trees, Baros beckons discerning travellers to revel in a tropical paradise of unparalleled beauty. Book your Eid stay directly with the luxury private island resort until the end of June with exclusive book direct benefits, and indulge in a special Eid Offer valid from 10th-30th June 2024. Enjoy special villa rates and pamper yourself with discounted spa treatments, join early-morning yoga sessions and discover vibrant marine life with complimentary snorkelling gear. Explore the Baros lagoon with complimentary access to kayaks or stand-up paddleboards or unwind with a traditional shisha experience. For moments of intimacy, take a serene sunset cruise, ......read more

Air Cargo Demand Continues Strong Growth into Q2

29 May 2024 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for April 2024 global air cargo markets showing strong annual growth in demand into the second quarter (Q2). Total demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), rose by 11.1% compared to April 2023 levels (11.6% for international operations). This is the fifth consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year growth.   Capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), increased by 7.1% compared to April 2023 (10.2% for international operations).   "Air cargo demand started Q2 with a solid 11.1% increase. While many economic uncertainties remain, it appears that the roots of air cargo's strong performance are deepening. In recent months, air cargo demand grew even when the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was indicating ......read more

Embrace the Delight of the Summer Season with Luxurious Dining Experiences at Sofitel Dubai Downtown

29 May 2024, Dubai - Enjoy the unique blend of European sophistication and authentic local charm at Sofitel Dubai Downtown. The French luxury hotel offers a range of exclusive and enchanting offers, promising a delightful summer filled with captivating dining experiences. An Extravagant Evening Enhanced with Happy Hour Offerings at L’Apero Make the most of your evenings with the exclusive daily happy hour offers from 8 PM to 10 PM. Delight in a carefully curated selection of refreshing house beverages designed to enhance your leisure. Unwind in style as you savour your preferred drink in the luxurious ambience of L’Apero. Price: AED 35 A Grape Menu Exuding Summer Elegance in French Style at L’Apero Embrace the elegance of French luxury as you enjoy each sip with the rich flavours from the grape menu ......read more

Turkish Airlines Celebrates its 91-Year History with a Masterpiece Named "Wings of Türkiye"

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Türkiye, began its journey in 1933 with a single aircraft, the Curtiss King Bird D2. Drawing inspiration from this historic aircraft that laid the foundation for its success, the airline has created a sustainable project using aircraft parts accumulated from its fleet over its 91-year history.   In memory of the aircraft that played a pivotal role in shaping Turkish civil aviation, Turkish Airlines has created "Wings of Türkiye", a masterpiece in collaboration with Sculptor Selçuk Yılmaz. Bridging the past and the future, this remarkable piece of art is handcrafted from metal aircraft parts. The reconstructed aircraft weighs approximately 4 tons, with a wingspan of 9 meters, a length of 6 meters, and a height of 2.4 meters.   The story of the Wings of Türkiye ......read more

Emirates SkyCargo celebrates 10 years of dual airport operations

Since 2014, the airline’s fleet of trucks has transferred over 2 million tonnes of cargo between DXB and DWC Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2024 – Emirates SkyCargo is celebrating a decade of dual airport operations, made possible by the airline’s robust trucking fleet and bonded corridor. With 77 kilometres between Dubai World Central (DWC) and Dubai International Airport (DXB), Emirates SkyCargo established the bonded trucking corridor, to seamlessly integrate the airports and offer customers a five-hour air-to-air transfer service.  Comprised of over 60 trucks and operating 24/7, the fleet serves as a rolling conveyor between the dedicated freighter operations at DWC and bellyhold operations at DXB. Since May 2014, Emirates SkyCargo trucks have transferred more than 2.16 million tonnes of cargo ......read more

Dubai to Host the Fourth Edition of World of Coffee in February 2025

Organized by DXB LIVE with a 33% increase in space compared to 2024  Dubai, UAE – May 28, 2024 – Dubai is set to become the epicentre of the coffee industry and attract the global coffee community once again as it hosts the highly anticipated fourth edition of the "World of Coffee" exhibition. Organized by DXB LIVE, the integrated event management arm of Dubai World Trade Centre, in collaboration with the Specialty Coffee Association, the event will take place from February 10 to 12, 2025.  World of Coffee Exhibition is a premier event that brings together coffee professionals from across the globe. It serves as an annual gathering for coffee industry leaders, experts, farmers, traders, manufacturers, distributors, SMEs, café owners, roasters, hotels, coffee enthusiasts, and ......read more

SalamAir Launches Direct Flights from Muscat to Cairo, Connecting Passengers to Sphinx International Airport

SalamAir is thrilled to announce the launch of direct flights from Muscat to Cairo, providing passengers with convenient access to Egypt's vibrant capital city. Starting from 15 June, with 3 flights a week, travelers can enjoy the ease and comfort of flying directly to Sphinx International Airport. The launch of direct flights to Cairo holds significant importance as it caters not only to leisure travelers but also to the thriving Egyptian community residing in Oman. SalamAir recognizes the importance of facilitating travel for expatriates, students, and professionals, further strengthening people-to-people ties, and cultural and trade exchange between the two countries. "We are excited to introduce direct flights between Muscat and Cairo," said Captain Ahmed Shidhani, CEO of SalamAir. "Cairo holds great appeal ......read more

7 Dubai Culture Assets Receive Autism-Friendly Certificates

Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2024: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) has received seven Autism-Friendly Certificates (AFC) for the category of cultural facilities, granted by the Dubai Autism Center. This recognition follows the successful compliance of Hatta Heritage Village and Dubai Public Library branches in Al Mankhool, Al Rashidiya, Al Twar, Hor Al Anz, Umm Suqeim, and Hatta with all the requirements and standards for certification. These pertain to the readiness of staff, facilities, and services provided to People of Determination. This step supports the 'My Community... A City for Everyone' initiative, which aims to transform Dubai into a friendly city for people of determination. Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture, received the certifications for the seven assets from Mohammed Al Emadi, Director ......read more

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GA-ASI Partners with EDGE to Integrate Smart Weapons Onto MQ-9B…

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September Passenger Demand Provides Solid End to Third Quarter…

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Airbus Reports Nine-Month (9m) 2023 Results…

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Dubai Airshow Set to Advance Talent and Localisation through NextGen and “Make it in the ...…

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08 November 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for September 2023 global air cargo markets, showing continuing demand recovery.    • Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), increased by 1.9% compared to September 2022 levels (+1.6% for international operations).  • Capacity, measured in available cargo ......read more

Get your Nissan vehicles winter-ready with Al Masaood Automobiles' free Friday Check-ups…

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First Emirates Flights cleared for Take-off with SAF from Dubai…

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Dubai International Hosts Top Aviation Decision makers at IATA's 153rd Slot Conference…

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UPS Releases 3Q 2023 Earnings…

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Leveraging Technology for Climate Resilience in Aviation…

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Dubai Customs Thwarts Clever Drug Smuggling at Dubai Airport…

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Air Canada Inaugurates First-ever Non-stop Service Between Dubai and Vancouver…

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Progress towards Aviation Industry's Commitment to Passengers with Disabilities…

27 October 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2023 Global Passenger Survey (GPS) related to accessibility of air transport to passengers with disabilities, showing significant satisfaction levels among passengers who used special assistance services.   • 80% of travelers using special assistance services said that their ......read more

Speed and Convenience Top Priority for Passengers…

27 October 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2023 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), showing that travelers continue to prioritize speed and convenience and are increasingly embracing biometrics and off-airport processes to deliver it. "Passengers have made it clear: they want to spend less time booking and move through the airport faster. ......read more

dnata Partners with Virgin Atlantic to support Dubai Return this October…

Dubai, UAE, 27 October 2023: dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, is partnering with UK-based Virgin Atlantic to support the airline’s highly anticipated return to Dubai this winter.   dnata Representation Services has been selected to provide a comprehensive range of services to the airline as its general sales agent (GSA) in the UAE. The partnership ......read more

Emirates Group Invites UAE Nationals to Join its Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL) ...…

• Open for admissions now. • Recognised by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). • Programme runs in two phases, ensuring candidates receive a well-rounded apprenticeship.   Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2023: The Emirates Group calls motivated Emirati high school graduates to join its Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (AMEL) Scholarship Programme, open for ......read more

VFS Global Tourism Services and National PR-Centre Join Forces to Promote Uzbekistan as a Tourist ...…

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Passenger Demand Recovery Continues in August…

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IATA Secures More Data Contributors for CO2 Connect…

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DXB Welcomes TUS Airways' Inaugural Flight from Larnaca…

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First World Sustainability Symposium Opens in Madrid…

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Air Cargo Demand up 1.5% in August, First Annual Growth Since February 2022…

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flydubai Receives Four-Star Major Airline rating by APEX…

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Emirates Increases Flights to Riyadh for Saudi National Day…

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Emirates Extends Inflight Meal Preordering Service across Europe…

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Strong Passenger Demand Continues in July…

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Emirates Renews Longstanding Partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand for the 37th America's Cup…

Dubai, UAE – 4 September 2023:  Emirates is pleased to announce a renewal of its longstanding partnership with reigning America’s Cup champions Emirates Team New Zealand for the 37th America’s Cup, and all preliminary regattas.   The 19-year partnership has been highly successful for both parties, including memorable victories in the 35th America’s Cup as ......read more

flydubai Grows its African Network with the Launch of Flights to Mombasa in Kenya…

The Dubai-based carrier becomes the first airline from the UAE to operate direct flights to Mombasa with a four-times weekly service from 17 January 2024  The carrier grows its network in Africa to 11 destinations in 10 countries, enabling more passengers to travel conveniently via Dubai’s aviation hub  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2023: flydubai, the Dubai-based ......read more

DAE Completes Acquisition of Boeing 737 MAX Order Book…

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Emirates Launches ‘Out of this World' Interview with Astronaut Live from Space…

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Ajman Tourism Signs a Memorandum of Understanding with City University Ajman to Enhance Cooperation ...…

Ajman, 25 August 2023:  The Ajman Department of Tourism Development - ADTD signed a memorandum of understanding with City University Ajman which aims to establish a partnership between the two parties to enhance cooperation, knowledge and expertise exchange in community services and institutional experiences.    The memorandum of understanding was signed by His Excellency Mahmood ......read more

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