Popular Travel Site Wingie.com Reveals the Most Popular Holiday Destinations for the Eid Al-Fitr Holidays

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – As one of the Muslim world’s most important religious occasions Eid al-Fitr is fast approaching, holidaymakers have begun to book for the holidays ahead. Seizing the opportunity of an 8-9 day public holiday in some countries, combined with the lifting of travel restrictions, has seen interest in foreign destinations surge. Wingie.com Commerical Director Orkun Ozkan said, “Those who want be sure of securing their holiday plans have already begun booking round-trip air tickets. According to leading online travel agency Wingie.com’s proprietary data, the three most…

Istanbul Tops MENA’s List of Preferred Destinations, Wingie Finds

Istanbul Tops MENA’s List of Preferred Destinations, Wingie Finds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Driven by increased vaccination rates and the removal of travel restrictions, the global tourism and aviation sectors appear to be making a rapid recovery. This is especially the case in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where Istanbul has emerged as a leading flight destination, according to leading flight-booking website Wingie.   “Despite continued concerns over Omicron, international air travel in the MENA region showed major signs of recovery in this year’s first quarter,” Wingie Commercial Director Orkun Ozkan says. “Istanbul, meanwhile, topped the…

Nakheel’s Palm Tower nears completion

برج “ذا بالم تاور” التابع لشركة “نخيل” يشارف على الانتهاء

52-storey landmark mixed-use development reaches new heights at the heart of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah  The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s new 52-storey landmark development on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah is now almost 95 per cent complete, with all components due to open by October this year. Soaring 240 metres above the world-famous island, the iconic building is in the advanced stages of fit out, with all exterior cladding completed. Located at the heart of the award-winning Palm Jumeirah, The Palm Tower offers sweeping, uninterrupted views of the island, the Arabian Gulf and the…

ME spend on international leisure travel to exceed pre-COVID levels by 10% in 2024

YouGov and Tourism Economics survey for ATM 2021 says 47% of total 2019 ME travel spend went on international leisure trips 37% of total ME travel budget was spent on domestic leisure travel in 2019, which will be exceeded this year Domestic & short-haul travel will lead the recovery According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, the amount of money that Middle East travellers spend on international leisure travel, will begin to exceed 2019 pre-COVID levels, in as little…

Shaza Makkah announces the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as General Manager

Shaza Makkah announces the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as General Manager

Shaza Makkah, the 5-Star hotel among the first in line hotels in Jabal AlKa’bah to Al Masjid Al Haram, announced the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as the new General Manager. Bringing a wealth of skills and multi-dimensional expertise with decades of experience, Bassam Khanfar joined Shaza Makkah holds a degree in Banking and Finance, as well as a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. Khanfar has extensive experience within the GCC region having worked with several leading brands most recently Rotana Hotels. He also enjoys extensive relevant experience where…

All HAIL HOLI AT FARZI CAFÉ THIS MARCH

All HAIL HOLI AT FARZI CAFÉ THIS MARCH

Celebrating the Hindu festival of spring Dubai’s favourite modern Indian bistro is offering two  Colour Me Happy style desserts, and new traditional Indian drinks Adding a sweet bonus to this year’s Holi celebrations, to mark the festival of spring and celebrate new beginnings. Known around the world for its fun-filled ritual of paint-throwing creating technicolour results, the team are taking inspiration with a promotion called “Colour Me Happy” which includes a  complimentary festival sweet treat, as well a celebratory menu additions including a DIY Knickerbocker glory style dessert for kids…

Nakheel launches environmental awareness campaign  for communities across Dubai

“نخيل” تطلق حملة توعية بيئية في مجتمعاتها السكنية بدبي

Initiative kicks off 12 March with clean ups at Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Village Circle Nakheel is embarking on a new environmental awareness campaign at its master developments across Dubai, starting with community clean ups at Discovery Gardens and Jumeirah Village Circle this weekend (Friday, 12 March). Nakheel Community Management has teamed up with Dubai-based neighbourhood social network Hayi and environmental management company Bee’ah for the initiative, which complements Nakheel’s regular waste management programme and forms part of the company’s ongoing calendar of community events. Residents are invited to join…

Omnichannel key to success for retailers in the Gulf region’s US$308 billion retail industry

Online retailing has changed the consumer behaviour who wants goods delivered to their doorsteps as they wish. From retailing to e-tailing, the efficiency of omnichannel will determine the success and failure of retail Nowadays, everything we want, we can get at our fingertips, whether it’s a pencil, a car or a house. Times have changed and it has changed the shopping experience of customers across the globe. We no longer need to visit a shop or a market; our devices are the new market for us. We have got more…

SWEET TREATS ON THE HOUSE AT FARZI CAFÉ THIS MARCH

احتفل باليوم العالمي للمرأة مع فارزي كافيه في شهر مارس الجاري

From marking progress for International Women’s Day or spoiling that special lady on Mother’s Day, Farzi Café has things covered this March… It’s all about women this March at Farzi Café with two decidedly female-focused celebrations to mark in classic modern Indian comfort-food style. Keeping things simple and targeting sweet-toothed guests, the team have created two exclusive desserts for International Women’s Day on 8th March and Mother’s Day on 21st March which they will giveaway completely free.   “Happy International Women’s Day” … Marking this years International Women’s Day, which celebrates…

Oetker Collection partners with Reuben Brothers  to open First Italian Masterpiece Hotel

Oetker Collection partners with Reuben Brothers

Hotel La Palma, Capri Capri’s first hotel, built in 1822, is to be transformed by Oetker Collection and owners, Reuben Brothers, into an elegant and exclusive 50-room-and-suite property. Located mere steps from the famous Piazzetta, it will comprise a rooftop restaurant and bar, its own beach club, a newly built pool deck, a spa and high-fashion boutiques. Hotel La Palma will be Oetker Collection’s reimagined incarnation of Capri’s original hotel that has long hosted a collective of notable artists, poets, writers and musicians from all over the world, and once…