New Range of Luxury Lattes at Giraffe

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jul 2018

Giraffe will now serve a new range of luxury lattes across all airport locations in Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, as well as in Giraffe Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The venue, operated by Emirates Leisure retail will be adding a splash of colour to their coffee with the recently launched range of four new coloured

Kitchen by Mike Wins Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jul 2018

Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) has won the global award for Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year with Kitchen by Mike at the Airport Food and Beverage Awards in Finland last week. ELR uses locally sourced produce with Mike McEnearney’s canteen style eatery in the newly transformed Sydney Airport T1 International City View Precinct.

New CEO for Middle East travel firm

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jan 2017

The online travel agency has appointed Rajesh Pareek as its new group CEO. Pareek has moved on from his role at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), where he was chief financial officer from January 2011 to December 2016. He spearheaded a number of high profile projects during his time at DIFC, not least the

ATM to showcase the future of travel

by Crystal Chesters | 08 Jan 2017

The latest advances in tourism technology will be showcased at Arabian Travel Market, which takes place from April 24-27 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Biometric bag tagging solutions, cloud passports, personalised travel, spontaneous travel apps and virtual reality travel are just some of the trends driving the tourism industry, according to a new report produced

Northern Irish furniture supplier shines at IMG Worlds Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Sep 2016

Northern Irish company, Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) recently supplied themed street furniture to the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. Owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and managed by IMG Worlds. ESF supplied over 150 themed custom benches and 450 themed litter bins to the newly opened theme park. Alan

UAE residents opt for intra-regional travel during Eid breaks

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Sep 2016

New data from trivago has revealed that intra-regional travel is the top vacation choice for MENA residents during Eid. Sharm El Sheikh ranked first in the list of the top 10 travel destinations MENA residents visited during Eid Al Fitr 2016 – followed consecutively by Dubai, Makkah, Hurghada, Cairo, Medina, Istanbul, Doha, Beirut and Bahrain.

Passenger traffic at DWC up 95.4% in the first half of 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Aug 2016

According to the latest traffic report issyes by Dubai Airports, passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC) has peaked at more than 95%.  Passenger traffic for the first six months of the year totalled 410,278, up 95.4% compared to 209,989 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015. Passenger traffic at DWC

Rixos Hotels & Dragone officially open Land of Legends theme park & Resort in Turkey

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Jul 2016

The Land of Legends – an umbrella of Rixos Hotels by Rixos World Parks and Entertainment, has opened its gates for business.   Pioneering a brand new concept, the largest lifestyle and entertainment park of Turkey opens in Belek, Antalya, a joint venture signed between Rixos Hotels and Dragone, the international renowned Creative Company. The

Brexit: What does it mean for UAE travellers to the UK?

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Jul 2016

UAE nationals and expats heading to the UK this summer are expected to splash out on fancy hotels, upgrades, dining and entertainment as a result of the pound’s value slumping post-Brexit.  As Britain has voted to leave the European Union to take greater control of its economy and its borders, shattering the stability of the

Occupancy “down 20%” following terror attacks in Turkey

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Apr 2016

Hotel performance has witnessed a steep decline in Istanbul following recent terror attacks, according to the newly appointed GM of Raffles Istanbul, Christian Hirt. Located within the Zorlu Centre, Hirt says that security at Raffles Istanbul, as well in the surrounding area, has increased over recent months but that the market will need time to

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