Taj Hotels launches a new mobile booking app

Phase two of the app will include several updates including mobile check-in/check-out, service chat, restaurant reservations and locale based promotions

Emirates to unveil upgrade to A380 Onboard Lounge

Emirates to unveil upgrade to A380 Onboard Lounge

Dubai-based airline says new look has been inspired by private yacht cabins, with seating space increased

Flynas increases Etihad Airways codeshare flights

Flynas increases Etihad Airways codeshare flights

The new codeshare services to India provide a baggage allowance of 30kg per passenger

Dubai's second airport gets 84% passenger boost

Dubai's second airport gets 84% passenger boost

Al Maktoum Int'l sees more than 850,600 passengers, boosted by operations of low-cost carrier flydubai

'Saudi prince' transports 80 falcons on a plane

'Saudi prince' transports 80 falcons on a plane

Reddit user claims they were being transported by a member of the royal family

Qatar Airways issues advisory for travellers to US

Qatar Airways issues advisory for travellers to US

New US President has halted the entry of travellers from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen for at least 90 days

Abu Dhabi airport sees over 24m passengers in 2016

Abu Dhabi airport sees over 24m passengers in 2016

Airport operator says India retained spot as top destination while the UK saw strong growth last year

Emirates offers free Dubai Parks & Resorts access

Emirates offers free Dubai Parks & Resorts access

Customers have until January 29, 2017, to make a booking via Emirates' website

Emirates set to launch new route to US via Athens

Emirates set to launch new route to US via Athens

Dubai airline expands its use of European cities to launch new daily flights between Dubai and the US

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

The Consul General of Russia in Hurghada expects Russian tourism to return to Egypt within a month

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017

Dubai economy set to grow by 3.1% in 2017

Chairman of Dubai's Economic Development Committee says 'sustainability and flexibility' are key to ongoing progress

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah

Oman Air says passenger dies on flight from Jeddah

National carrier says flight 674 diverted to Riyadh after medical emergency but passenger died shortly after arrival

Snake found on Emirates flight to Dubai

Snake found on Emirates flight to Dubai

Snake was discovered and retrieved on Sunday prior any passengers boarding the Muscat to Dubai flight

KSA and UAE connected by new Flynas route

KSA and UAE connected by new Flynas route

Saudi Arabian airline Flynas has connected Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates by adding a flight between Dammam and Abu Dhabi

Travellers to pay a fee for Muscat airport use

Travellers to pay a fee for Muscat airport use

The new fees come in addition to an increase to Oman's airport tax introduced last year

Pilot responsible for 2014 Atlantis crash

Pilot responsible for 2014 Atlantis crash

A private helicopter with two people on board crashed in 2014 while taking off from Atlantis The Palm, Dubai


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