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Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, founding chairman, Al Habtoor Group (AHG), the UAE-based privately-owned diversified business conglomerate, announced a robust performance for the first half (H1) of this year for the group, witnessing a growth of 19 percent compared to 2021 in revenues, and 36 percent in EBITDA.

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, recently announced the launch of flights to Samarkand in Uzbekistan from September 20 with a twice-weekly service. With the addition of flights to Samarkand, flydubai grows its operations in the market to two points including the capital, Tashkent.

A steady surge of growth throughout the second quarter (Q2) has propelled Dubai International’s (DXB) half yearly traffic to 27.9 million passengers, just 1.2 million shy of the airport’s total annual traffic in 2921.

To support countries in the MENA region rethinking their strategies and implementing new plans for reopening existing destinations and attractions in a safe and sustainable manner post the pandemic slowdown, MENA Attractions & Destinations Forum 2022 will be held on  September 28-29 in Dubai, UAE to explore upcoming cultural and leisure projects and ways to drive growth for the tourism sector.

 The interactive forum will host over 300 international and regional stakeholders from key sectors, including governments, tourism agencies and consultancies, hotel chains, park owners and operators, museums, culture and heritage site authorities, technology and solution providers, and investment institutions. With several global heritage and religious sites, modern attractions, and leisure destinations, over 50 million tourists visit the region every year.

 The MENA region has received a growing inflow of tourists driving growth in attractions and destinations. However, some key challenges still hinder the region from capitalising on the industry’s full potential, especially with the changing demographics, infrastructure, weather conditions, and technology developments.

To support countries in the MENA region rethinking their strategies and implementing new plans for reopening existing destinations and attractions in a safe and sustainable manner post the pandemic slowdown, MENA Attractions & Destinations Forum 2022 will be held on  September 28-29 in Dubai, UAE to explore upcoming cultural and leisure projects and ways to drive growth for the tourism sector.

 The interactive forum will host over 300 international and regional stakeholders from key sectors, including governments, tourism agencies and consultancies, hotel chains, park owners and operators, museums, culture and heritage site authorities, technology and solution providers, and investment institutions. With several global heritage and religious sites, modern attractions, and leisure destinations, over 50 million tourists visit the region every year.

 The MENA region has received a growing inflow of tourists driving growth in attractions and destinations. However, some key challenges still hinder the region from capitalising on the industry’s full potential, especially with the changing demographics, infrastructure, weather conditions, and technology developments.

In line with the vision of Dubai’s leadership to make Dubai the global city with the best quality of life and further enhance its appeal as the world’s best city to visit, live, work, invest in, and study, Golden Visa holders in Dubai will be gifted the coveted Esaad privilege card.

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will debut in Dubai this September, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.

Cathay Pacific will resume non-stop flights between Dubai and Hong Kong from October 02, enabling passengers to rediscover the people, places, and experiences that matter the most.

Property sales to customers from Russia and the 11 other CIS countries doubled in the first half  (H1) of this year compared to the same period in 2021, according to Dubai-based property consultants Mira Estate.

During the inaugural edition of the Michelin Guide in Dubai, both Ossiano and Hakkasan were unveiled as two of the city's select one-star restaurants. In addition, Ossiano's Danijela Tesic took home the coveted Sommelier Award and Nobu was awarded an honourable mention in the 2022 guide, establishing Atlantis, The Palm as the most Michelin awarded destination in the region.