Middle East

ADNEC and Expo Tel Aviv join in business partnership

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) and Expo Tel Aviv have signed a new memorandum of understanding. The two exhibition organisers will be partnering to develop business events in Abu Dhabi and Israel. The MoU demonstrates the wider spirit of cooperation between the United Arab Emirates and Israel. The agreement took place at a virtual signing ceremony between Humaid Matar Al Dhaher...

Restrata provides covid-safe hotels for Abu Dhabi T10 cricket tournament

Restrata, a company which provides covid-safe technology and emergency response management, recently partnered with the Abu Dhabi T10 cricket competition. The UK-based company provided biosecure hospitality locations in hotels, stadia and transport. Included in this were social distancing measures, instant contact tracing and restricted access to the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Data was gathered and sha...

Two Anantara Hotels in Abu Dhabi join ADNEC’s portfolio

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), part of the ADQ holding company, is to take on two hotels from Anantara, the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi Resort and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. The deal brings the total number of hotels under ADNEC’s umbrella to five, including Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Abu Dhabi Capital Gate, and Aloft London Excel. Jaap Kalkman, chief investor...

All roads lead to Dubai for World Intelligent Transportation Systems Congress 2024

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will host the World Congress of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS World Congress) 2024. It will be the first time this signature event will have been held in the region since it launched in 1994. RTA was nominated to host the event by ITS Europe. The Congress is supported also by ITS America and ITS Asia-Pacific. His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al T...

Dubai hosts study mission for UK and Russian business events planners

Dubai Business Events (DBE) has successfully hosted a study mission for meeting planners, its first in 10 months since the start of the Covid pandemic. A 13-strong group from the UK and Russia – both countries now having safe travel corridors to the United Arab Emirates – experienced first-hand the safety measures in place to protect visitors and were shown how the city is preparing fo...

Hybrid alchemy in Dubai as region’s largest gold convention set to gather in Armani Burj Khalifa

The gulf region’s largest gold convention will go ahead as a hybrid event in Dubai on 23 November. Host venue is Armani Burj Khalifa, which will welcome gold industry companies, mine representatives, refiners, traders, and government officials and regulators from across the world. The event is organised by IBMC International who claim that Global Gold Convention 2020 is the first ‘hybrid’ industry...

Dubai wins major business event bids

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has worked with stakeholders across Dubai to host a number of new events all taking place in 2021. The new events include: International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy; World Independent Advertising Award Conference; and Omnilife Latin America Incentive. Other events DBE will be bringing ...

Dubai launches virtual working programme to attract remote workers

Dubai has launched a new programme that enables overseas remote working professionals to live in Dubai while continuing to serve their employers in their home country. The move aims to “offer remote workers the opportunity to re-locate, on an annual basis, to one of the world’s leading tourism and business destinations”. Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been recognised fo...

Great Hotels of the World forms hybrid event partnership with PSAV

European-based hotel representation company, Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), has announced a new partnership in the EMEA region with PSAV, a series of event production companies. Through the partnership, GHOTW hotel members will gain access to PSAV’s event technology, allowing them to facilitate face-to-face meetings with remote delegates and deliver hybrid events. The partnership, says GHOTW, ...

Ras Al Khaimah – first city to offer free Covid-19 tests to international visitors

Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE has become the first global destination to offer free PCR Covid-19 tests to guests and visitors. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Hospital are partnering to provide free (PCR) testing to international visitors staying in and departing from Ras Al Khaimah until 31 December, 2020. There is one free PCR test per guest. Subsidised by RAKTDA, the f...

Qatar Airways gets $1.95bn government funding injection

The Qatar government has provided 7.3 billion riyals (US$1.95bn) in funding support to its national flag carrier, Qatar Airways, which has posted losses of QAR7bn riyals for the year to the end of March 2020. The Gulf carrier said it had been impacted by the ongoing blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, as well the liquidation of Air Italy in February, in ...

Etihad Airways signs partnership with MCI

Etihad Destination & Leisure Management and MCI Middle East have announced a partnership designed to offer travel management services and special rate MICE packages for programmes serviced by MCI in Abu Dhabi throughout 2021 and 2022. Etihad Airways becomes the official airline for MCI’s groups coming into Abu Dhabi where the airline can support internationally through their connectivity.  Thi...

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