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Saudi Arabia has announced that it is switching its weekend from Thursday and Friday to Friday and Saturday, bringing the Kingdom in line with the other five members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and making dealings with businesses in other parts of the world easier. http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-23068-saudi-switches-weekend-to-friday-and-saturday/

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27
Jun-2013

In the 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson had an idea: Carve the faces of famous people in the Black Hills in western South Dakota. Robinson reasoned that it would attract tourists to the state. Tourists visiting Mount Rushmore: 2.1 million in 2012 “Gutzon Borglum” sculptures 4 faces of Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, […]

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US $490 million hotel under construction in abandoned Chinese quarry, Songjiang District Taking ambitious hotel projects to the next level, British architectural firm Atkins has finalised its designs for the US $490 million Shimao Wonderland InterContinental cave hotel. Now under construction in an abandoned, flooded quarry at the base of China’s Tianmenshan Mountain in the […]

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1). Maldives races Dubai for First Underwater Hotel. http://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/17592-maldives-races-dubai-for-first-underwater-hotel/ 2). Growth was recorded across key performance indicators such as guest arrivals, guest nights, average length of stay, occupancy and revenues. 232,650 guests checked into hotels in the emirate, up 21% from May 2012, accounting for 716,041 guest nights, an increase of 32% in month-to-month comparison. 3). The UAE […]

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THE MULTIFLIER PROGRAM on ETIHAD AIRWAYS Are you a frequent flyer to Abu Dhabi or Dubai? Buy 4 economy tickets in ONE shot at 350$ per person/per ticket, All Taxes Inclusive Buy 6 economy tickets in ONE shot at 329$ per person/per ticket, All Taxes Inclusive And get additional benefits: FREE UPGRADES & many more, […]

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Friends & Associates, Istanbul and Other cities have launched interesting Promotional Fares, to name few: in ISTANBUL (Hilton Hotel, Conrad Hotel, Swissotel Bosphorus Hotel, Gezi Hotel Bosphorus Istanbul, Intercontinental Hotel, Ramada Plaza Hotel) and Antalya (Royal Adam & Eve Hotel, Royal Holiday Palace, Royal Al Hambra Palace, Rixos Premium Belek and Rixos Lares Hotels), and […]

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World Heritage Committee warns Australian government that over-industrialisation of the country’s east coast is endangering the future of the Great Barrier Reef. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) has warned the Australian government that it is putting the future of the Great Barrier Reef at risk by ignoring pleas to regulate the industrialisation of parts of […]

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From BBC News U-Turn fails to end Brazil protests: Brazilian authorities promise to reverse public transport fare rises that sparked unrest, but nationwide protests continue unabated. Singapore smog hits Hazardous levels: Singapore and Indonesia schedule an emergency meeting after haze in Singapore soars to hazardous levels, breaking all previous records. Sectarian spillover: Syria conflict threatens […]

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20 June 2013 Last updated at 06:04 GMT Help Residents of the French town of Lourdes are clearing up after severe flash floods which forced the closure of its holy shrine. The town’s Massabielle cave, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a local girl, is one of the most famous Catholic […]

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Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in Athens following a meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras: “In the coming weeks, the European Union is expected to make an important decision on the expansion of the list of countries that are granted visa-free access to the Schengen Area. “For over two years, the Government […]

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The french art de vivre Built in Reims by Édouard Werlé, successor to Madame Clicquot, the Hôtel du Marc has been accommodating prestigious guests of the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne House since 1840. Guests come from all over the world to taste its Champagnes. The Hôtel du Marc represents the perfect blend of rich heritage […]

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June 12th 2013 Taksim Square Here’s a video of Turkish protesters singing a song from ‘Les Miserables’: Click here to read the full article published by the Washington Post. Don’t ask me how they got a piano into Taksim Square, but this video shows a group of young demonstrators in the Istanbul protest center singing “Do […]

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Flash Info Strike of French Civil Aviation from June 11th to 13th Update on June 9th, 10h30 Paris local time Several different unions representing French Air Traffic control under the French Civil Aviation Authority have called for industrial dispute from June 11 up to June 13, 2013. Our flight schedule will be disrupted. We plan […]

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The Gov HR initiative is designed to put a spotlight on the critical issues and the key transformation happening across the region. During the two days we will share insights, best practices, ideas, strategies and solutions to meet the top 10 HR challenges facing the region.It will discuss how HR is changing, and what HR […]

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has its eye firmly fixed on China as it confirmed yesterday that it will open 20 new hotels in the country in 2013. Having doubled its footprint in China over the last 3 years, the country is now the company’s 2nd largest hotel market behind the United States. It […]

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Dubai has seen one of the strongest growth rates in international visitor arrivals to leap up a global list of the world’s top destination cities. The emirate now sits in 6th place in the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, an analysis of international travel and visitor spending in 132 major cities. According to the […]

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Airlines make an average of four dollars per passenger Airlines make an average of around $4 per person, less than the cost of a sandwich, according to the latest report from IATA. Tony Tyler, the director general and CEO the International Air Transport Association, made the comparison has he unveiled the latest forecast for the […]

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04
Jun-2013

Prague on high alert The tourist hotspot of Prague is on high alert over fears that its historic centre could become flooded. Officials fear the waters of the Vltava river, which passes through the city, could reach critical levels as torrential rain continues to cause chaos across central Europe. Some of the city’s subway network […]

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XV Congres Francophone de Cardiologie Interventionnelle 09 – 11 OCT 2013 http://www.congres-cfci.com/index.php/fr/  

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UAE VISA UPDATE Canadian Nationals This is to update you that Canadian normal passport holders can obtain UAE entry visa upon arrival to Dubai and this with immediate effect, (June 4th 2013)

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The Middle East could become home to a new type of concept hotel – a ‘SPACE HOTEL’ – according to a recent report by Emirates 24|7. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha are the three regions being eyed by US-based company, Mobilona Space Hotels, for the UAE’s first Space Hotel according to CEO Jerome Bottari, who […]

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9th straight month of double-digit growth for Dubai Int by ASC Staff on May 27, 2013 Dubai International Airport on Monday registered its ninth straight months of double-digit growth, according to latest figures issued by its operator. Dubai Airports said the world’s second busiest airport for international passenger traffic recorded 5,418,946 passengers in April, an […]

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Qatar has dropped a bid to move the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organisation from Montreal to Doha, Arabian Business has reported. Qatar last month proposed that the organization leave Montreal, where it has been based since it was created as a UN agency since 1947. “Pleased to confirm Qatar has withdrawn its bid […]

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