MSC Cruises Announces Middle East Island Destination Details

MSC Cruises has released details of the Sir Bani Yas Island Beach Oasis, its exclusive island destination in the Middle East. Following on the announcement of Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve in the Caribbean, the Swiss-based cruise line has partnered the Abu Dhabi Port Authority to transform a small islet connected to the main island … Continue reading

Etihad Boosts Inflight Entertainment With Live Television

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has boosted its inflight entertainment offering with the introduction of 8 live television channels.   The Abu Dhabi-based carrier began broadcasting BBC World News, BBC Arabic, Euronews and Sport 24 on 1 November 2013 across 21 widebody aircraft, with CNBC, NHK World Premium and CNN to follow … Continue reading

Now Open: The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Luxury hotel and resort operator Ritz-Carlton has made its debut in Abu Dhabi with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, its new flagship property in the UAE. Inspired by the Renaissance architecture and urban planning of Venice, the 532-key beach resort is set amidst beautiful landscaped gardens with views of the majestic … Continue reading

Now Open: Nobu Hotel Las Vegas

Las Vegas’ iconic Caesars Palace welcomed the world’s first Nobu Hotel yesterday with a colourful ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Japanese taiko drums and models in paper dresses folded into traditional origami designs. Project partners chef Nobu Matsuhisa, award-winning actor Robert De Niro and Hollywood film producer Meir Tepir added a touch of celebrity glamour to the … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading