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Indian low cost carrier IndiGo to launch daily flight from Amritsar to Dubai

Indian low cost carrier IndiGo to launch daily flight from Amritsar to Dubai Aarti Nagraj Thursday 20 September 2018 Indian low cost airline IndiGo has announced the launch of a new daily direct flight from the city of Amritsar to Dubai. The new route will be launched on October 28. Flight 6E-47 will depart from Amritsar at 2.40am, arriving in Dubai at 4.45am. Return flight 6E-48 will leave from the UAE city at 5.45am and arrive in Amritsar at 10.50am. Tickets are now available on the airline’s website with prices starting at 6,999 rupees ($97). The new route aims to...
18 hour 33 minute

UAE gives high priority to human development

The UAE places utmost importance to human development, hence maintaining its highest rating in the GCC region and also ranking among nations that have embraced the highest development of its human resources, according to a report by the United Nations. The UAE is rated highly due to one of the best standards of living, one of the highest per capita incomes, a long and healthy life and access to knowledge. The UN Human Development Index (HDI) for 2017 has bracketed the UAE into the comity of nations that have achieved "Very High Human Development" for their citizens and residents. The...
23 hour 3 minute

Cricket: Sayyid Haitham to award cricket achievers on October 3

MUSCAT: Keeping up its decades old traditions of awarding and rewarding the winners and outstanding achievers, Oman Cricket (OC) will hold its Annual Day Awards gala for the Premier and Senior Division teams on Wednesday, October 3 at 7 pm at Al Falaj Hotel.His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimour Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture and Patron-in-Chief, Oman Cricket, will be the chief guest and award the achievers of the season 2017-18 that concluded in April this year.Senior Oman Cricket officials will brief the august gathering — comprising local dignitaries, foreign diplomats, senior public and private sector...

1 day 56 minute

Philippines wants more Gulf travellers to visit

The Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2018, the Philippines’ largest government-sponsored travel industry event, was held in Manila from August 29-September 4, where 250 travel agents and industry professionals from around the world attended business development meetings with the Philippines’ leading hotels, tour providers and tourism leaders, to increase awareness of the Philippines as a holiday and business incentive destination. With the Gulf countries highlighted as a key emerging outbound market by the Philippines Department of Tourism, a total of 12 outbound tour operators from the Gulf region attended the event in Manila, including representatives from Bahrain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman...
1 day 1 hour

4th SAWA Museum Academy hosts international participants

SHARJAH, 22nd September, 2018 (WAM) -- Sharjah Museums Authority, SMA, has recently welcomed international students and young museum professionals from the Middle East and Germany to participate in the annual SAWA Museum Academy cross-cultural exchange programme. Each year, SMA invites a group of young professionals to Sharjah to work alongside its team of experts and museum staff. Now in its fourth edition, participants in this year’s SAWA Museum Academy will study four main modules during their time in Sharjah. These include, museology, collecting and documenting, curating, and museum communication. During their time with SMA, the students will learn about the...
1 day 6 hour

Top UAE banks step up lending as confidence rises

The 10 largest listed banks in the UAE maintained increasing levels of confidence in the second quarter by recording increased lending activity and a higher return on credit, according to data compiled by a leading global professional services firm. Comparing the data of the 10 banks, Alvarez & Marsal said in its latest analysis that UAE banks' profitability continued to increase, with operating income and net interest margins significantly higher than in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, deposits grew faster (2.18 per cent) than loans and advances (1.75 per cent), resulting in a slightly reduced average loan-to-deposit (LDR)...

1 day 16 hour

Top UAE banks step up lending as confidence rises

The 10 largest listed banks in the UAE maintained increasing levels of confidence in the second quarter by recording increased lending activity and a higher return on credit, according to data compiled by a leading global professional services firm. Comparing the data of the 10 banks, Alvarez & Marsal said in its latest analysis that UAE banks' profitability continued to increase, with operating income and net interest margins significantly higher than in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, deposits grew faster (2.18 per cent) than loans and advances (1.75 per cent), resulting in a slightly reduced average loan-to-deposit (LDR)...
1 day 22 hour

Iran launches air maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s official IRNA news agency says the country’s air force is carrying out a drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Arabian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea.Friday’s report says the drill involves the military’s and Revolutionary Guard fighter jets, including US-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes. Five logistics and combat helicopters are also taking part in the exercise over the Arabian Gulf waters and the Sea of Oman.It says the maneuver is a warning to Iran’s enemies that they face a quick, “stern response” in case...
1 day 23 hour

DCT Abu Dhabi concludes successful roadshow in Oman

ABU DHABI, 21st September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has promoted awareness about the UAE capital as a travel destination in Oman after a successful trip to the neighbouring country with a promotional roadshow. The roadshow, which focused on the products and offerings specifically in the oasis city of Al Ain, took place at the Grand Millennium hotel in Muscat on 5th September and welcomed a group of travel trade members from Oman who enjoyed several presentations from DCT Abu Dhabi and its stakeholders, networking sessions and one-to-one meeting opportunities....

1 day 23 hour

Higher output and recovering crude prices aid GCC's growth

 Higher crude production and recovering oil prices will aid growth in an otherwise sluggish oil sector and strengthen fiscal and external balances for the GCC economies, a global organisation of chartered accountants said in report. However, despite the positive outlook downside risks remain as rising interest rates and tighter monetary conditions could slow down momentum in the non-oil private sector amid escalating trade war between US, China a wnd the EU that could weigh on the region's economic outlook, ICAEW, the accountancy and finance body, said in a report. After a relatively slow start to 2018, macroeconomic conditions seem more...
2 day 1 hour

Iran’s domestic car market stalls as nuclear deal falters

TEHRAN, Iran: Across Iran’s capital, rush-hour traffic always grinds to a halt, a sea of boxy Renault four-doors and Peugeot coupes all idling their way through the streets of Tehran.Soon, however, Iran’s faltering nuclear deal with world powers may be what causes the country’s domestic automotive market to stall out.As Iran’s currency, the rial, suffers precipitous falls against the US dollar — down some 140 percent since President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord — cars are growing more and more expensive even as tens of thousands clamor to order domestic models online. Meanwhile, Western manufacturers are pulling out...
2 day 3 hour

Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch today: Here's everything you need to know

September 21 is the day that many of you have certainly been anticipating. It's the day that Apple scheduled as the launch date for their latest shiny wares, the iPhone XS and XS Max which were both announced during a keynote a week ago. The latest heavy-hitters in Apple's portfolio will have to carry the company on their backs for the next 12 months, and the initial sales that are about to commence will be a pretty good indication of whether these would set a new slew of records.What time are Apple stores opening today?So, the iPhones are launching in...