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Latvia aims to attract tourists for centenary

June 1, 2018

To celebrate 100 years of Latvia s independence a wide range of events and festivities will be take place in the country and abroad until the year 2021 according to The Latvian Institute the official ... View more

Dubai Free Zones Council aims to draw more FDI

May 28, 2018

The Dubai Free Zones (DFZ) Council discussed in its ninth meeting initiatives to promote foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the emirate s free zones said a report. Key items on the agenda includ... View more

Saudi Arabia aims to develop six new toll roads

May 14, 2018

Saudi Arabia is set to convert part of its highway system into toll roads to help make its transport system more efficient under its new reform programme. Draft plans for this project may be ready in ... View more

Etihad Esco aims to cut 1m tonnes of CO2 by 2030

April 12, 2018

Dubai s Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) will abate over one million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 and save 1.7 TWh of electricity by the same year in the Emirate the company revealed. ... View more

Sharjah aims for 10m visitors by 2021

April 6, 2018

Recent data by Skyscanner has identified the top global cities with the most value-for-money five-star hotels and Sharjah has made the list. Both Sharjah and UAE capital Abu Dhabi feature on a global ... View more

Austria aims for better performance this year

April 5, 2018

Last Year Austria counted 1.4 million bed nights generated by about 450 000 arrivals from the Middle East an increase of 7 per cent bed nights over 2016. This was the second strongest year ever for Au... View more

Iata aims for 1bn passengers to fly on sustainable fuel flights

February 26, 2018

The International Air transport Association (Iata) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration... View more

New UAE-Iraq team aims to boost bilateral trade

September 20, 2017

Senior government officials of the UAE and Iraq have agreed to form a joint working team or technical committee to enhance investment cooperation and to identify related priorities in key sectors of t... View more

TP-Link Technologies aims to raise product awareness in MEA

September 7, 2017

TP-Link Technologies a global provider of SOHO SMB networking products and wireless LAN solutions has announced a plan that will see it help channel partners to raise awareness of its SMB products and... View more

UPC aims to push boundaries with Hudayriat project

August 17, 2017

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) is encouraging government officials urban planners and developers to push the boundaries of what is possible during a series of workshops on the Hudayriat Is... View more

Egypt aims to attract $30bn investment to SCZone

July 26, 2017

The Egyptian government aims to attract foreign and local investments worth 30 billion to the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) over the next five years said an Egyptian ministry official. The ministr... View more

Borgward to aims expand into Middle East

July 10, 2017

Germany-based Borgward an automobile manufacturer will systematically continue to globalise its activities by entering the markets of Middle Eastern countries such as Bahrain Kuwait Qatar the UAE and ... View more

Egypt aims to double cotton production, exports

July 9, 2017

Egypt aims to double production of its most famous export the silky soft cotton once known as white gold after a period of slumping output an Agriculture Ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Sat... View more

BA aims to run majority of services today

May 28, 2017

British Airways has said that it is aiming to run a near normal schedule at Gatwick and the majority of services from Heathrow today (Sunday) after a major IT failure saw all flights cancelled on Satu... View more

Ascott aims for 5,000 units in the MEA by 2020

May 11, 2017

Leading residence owner-operator Ascott s expansion is expected to hit a high gear as it is set to grow its global portfolio to 80 000 apartment units from the current 52 000 units by 2020 with 5 000 ... View more

Wilo aims to provide water solutions in Kuwait

May 1, 2017

Wilo Middle East FZE a leading Germany-based pump manufacturer recently organised a seminar in line with its plans to offer water solutions to key governmental entities in the Kuwaiti market. The even... View more

Dubai Health Authority aims to drive medical tourism

April 27, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Health Bank with the aim to drive medical tourism in the region. The MoU was signed in the presence of Sheikh... View more

Dafza aims to attract more German investments

April 27, 2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) is participating with the UAE pavilion at the Hannover Messe the world s largest manufacturing industry trade fair. The fair which kicked off on April 24 w... View more

Saudi Arabia aims to boost FDI to 5.7pc of GDP

April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia is aiming to increase the foreign direct investment from 3.8 per cent of its current GDP to about 5.7 per cent in 2017 as part of its efforts to diversify its economy and boost investment... View more

Costa aims for increase in Mice business

April 9, 2017

Conducting meetings conferences and workshops at sea on a cruise ship could indeed be an economical and efficient way to stage an event. Many things you pay extra for on land are all included in the p... View more

Qatar aims to attract 10m visitors by 2030

April 9, 2017

Qatar is working towards its 2030 ambitions to welcome 10 million visitors a year and generate 17.8 billion in tourism receipts. According to research released ahead of ATM 2017 Qatar will look to gen... View more

Genetec aims to increase hold in growing Middle East market

April 5, 2017

Genetec a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions said it has the ability to address the Middle East region s increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advan... View more

UAE aims to boost trade ties with Asia, Europe, Africa

April 4, 2017

The UAE today discussed opportunities to enhance economic and trade cooperation with Asian European and African countries during the 7th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai UAE. The UAE s Ministe... View more

Ithraa aims to develop business relations at AIM

April 3, 2017

Oman-based Ithraa a leading inward investment export development agency is discussing lucrative business deals and in an effort to open new markets for Omani goods and services at an ongoing trade eve... View more

Sohar Port and Freezone aims to attract $8bn worth investments

March 19, 2017

Oman s Sohar Port and Freezone following a new phase of expansion and growth aims to attract 8 billion worth of new investments over the next five years said a report. Part of this targeted inflow wil... View more

Iran aims to seal $2bn gas deal with Total soon

February 16, 2017

Iran hopes to finalise and sign a 2 billion deal with France s Total to develop South Pars Phase 11 in two months Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was quoted as saying by Iran Daily . Meanwhile Patr... View more

Dubai aims to launch unmanned aerial taxi by July

February 14, 2017

Dubai has tested an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human in collaboration with a Chinese company said the emirate s transport authority aiming to start the operation of the self... View more

Careem scheme aims to help refugees

February 12, 2017

Careem the region s leading car hailing app has collaborated with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to support and raise awareness of programmes to benefit refugees asylum seekers ... View more

Naffco aims to be fire safety supplier of choice

February 8, 2017

UAE-based Naffco a leading producer and supplier of property and life safety solutions is the fire and safety sector sponsor at the Gulf Industry Fair which opened in Bahrain yesterday. Naffco which r... View more

Canadian delegation aims to boost trade with Ras Al Khaimah

February 2, 2017

A high-level delegation from the Canadian province of Ontario met with HH Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and Member of the Supreme Council to discuss strengthening of commercia... View more

INL aims to increase growth, expand business

February 1, 2017

Dubai-based Integrated National Logistics (INL) a leader in total logistics solutions for companies across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and beyond said it aims to develop and grow it... View more

EGA aims to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef

January 29, 2017

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) one of the world s leading aluminium producers is looking to recruit 200 UAE nationals at Tawdheef in Abu Dhabi this week to join its national trainee and graduate trai... View more

Iran aims to boost shipbuilding capabilities

January 22, 2017

Iran plans to further boost its shipbuilding capabilities and compete with leading global firms in the industry said a senior official from Iran Shipbuilding and Offshore Industries Complex Co (ISOICO... View more

Iranian port aims for Silk Road registration

December 21, 2016

The central Iranian dry port of Yazd is pushing for registration in the Silk Road plan said a senior official in a report. China is preparing to transit goods to Europe via Iran Hossein Ezabadi commer... View more

Russia aims to secure Gulf’s F&B mid-range demand

November 8, 2016

Russia s leading food manufacturing solutions providers say they will soon breakthrough into the growing food and beverage (F&B) sector of the Gulf wider Middle East and India where they aim to satisf... View more

Yas Island aims to be among top 10 family destinations

November 1, 2016

Abu Dhabi has announced a series of exciting developments to woo tourists from around the world. Yas Island already boasts of attractions such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Yas Waterworld Yas Mall Yas Ma... View more

Qatar aims to stand out from the rest

March 1, 2016

The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will be promoting its newly launched destination brand at this month s ITB Berlin in Germany. The brand provides a striking and highly distinctive visual identity tha... View more

Pertamina aims $1.6bn profits

January 18, 2016

State-owned energy giant PT Pertamina has set its 2016 net profit target at 1.61 billion lower than this year s 1.7 billion target due to expected lower oil and gas prices. The company also set its 20... View more

GCC aims big savings via green energy

November 2, 2015

Meeting renewable energy targets in GCC countries would save four billion barrels of oil and reduce emissions by 1.2 gigatonnes between now and 2030 said a report from the Abu Dhabi-based Internationa... View more

RAK aims for a million tourists by 2018

November 1, 2015

Earlier this year Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) held its inaugural meeting to align destination plans in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Su... View more

EAU aims for top spot worldwide

July 27, 2015

State-of-the-art education and training facility Emirates Aviation University (EAU) moved late last year to a four-square-kilometre-large new campus in Dubai Academic City. The institution opened back... View more

Maldives aims to pull in 1.5m tourists in 2016

July 27, 2015

Unrivalled extravagance heavenly white sand beaches and magnificent underwater world make the Maldives the top luxury and quality holiday destination. VISIT MALDIVES YEAR Maldives Tourism together wit... View more

Ascott aims for 40pc annual growth in the Gulf

July 1, 2015

Staff reporter Earlier last month Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain was named Best Serviced Apartment Provider Bahrain 2015 at the 2015 Business Destinations Travel Awards. The property is managed by CapitaLa... View more

New Dubai Hyatt aims to be a meetings hub

February 23, 2015

WITH Dubai hosting the upcoming Expo2020 the need for conference facilities in the region is at an all-time high. The 464-room Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights launching this month is all set to be t... View more

US aims to cut power sector pollution

June 8, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency s (EPA) proposal is one of the most significant environmental rules proposed by the US and could transform the power sector which relies on coal for nearly 38 per c... View more

Hyatt Regency aims for quality

April 24, 2014

THE new general manager at Hyatt Regency Dubai & Galleria has been shaking up the system at the iconic deluxe hotel located on the Deira Corniche in Dubai. The hotel is within walking distance of the ... View more

Dubai aims to be a ‘destination of choice’

February 24, 2014

AT this year s ITB Berlin Dubai s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) will be putting the spotlight on the emirate s first steps towards achieving its goal of attracting 20 million vis... View more

Al Areen aims for the stars

January 26, 2014

THE Royal Spa at Al Areen Palace & Spa situated in Sakhir Bahrain won the Best Spa Design and Best Destination Spa for 2013 at the Middle East Spa Awards. The resort has been receiving very favourable... View more

Zighy Marina aims to make a splash among region’s elite

December 26, 2013

ZIGHY MARINA a luxury yacht and boat facility on the Gulf of Oman is re-launching itself as a nautical attraction for the region s elite. Operators of the heritage development which was established in... View more

Petronas aims to boost output

April 21, 2013

Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) aims to further develop more challenging fields in a sustainable process that will help boost oil output in the face of dwindling reserves and growing demand the 2012... View more

Ramada Ajman aims to tap into new markets

October 22, 2012

RAMADA Hotel & Suites Ajman a premier destination for business and leisure travellers will attend this year s World Travel Market (WTM) the leading global event for the travel industry to tap new outb... View more

India aims to double arrivals

July 24, 2012

INDIA which currently attracts more than six million tourists a year is looking to double this number by 2016 Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said during a recent visit to Dubai UAE. Sahai was head... View more

Hyatt aims to score on better guest experiences

March 25, 2012

2011 saw Hyatt International open two iconic properties in Abu Dhabi. The Hyatt Capital Gate and the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas on the Saadiyat Island. 2011 was a tremendous year for hoteli... View more

Budget aims for finer service

March 25, 2012

Budget Rent-a-Car a member company of the Liberty Group has been a leading player in the UAE car rental business for over 30 years. With a substantial market share in daily weekly and monthly rentals ... View more

Coral Oriental - Dubai aims for higher RevPar

January 29, 2012

With a strong occupancy Coral Oriental Dubai is targeting higher RevPars one of its primary objectives for 2012. Tony Homsi general manager Coral Oriental Dubai said We are definitely aiming for impro... View more

Thailand aims to be energy hub

October 16, 2011

Thailand aims to revive a long-stalled plan to become an oil trading and biofuel hub in Southeast Asia challenging Singapore s dominance its new energy minister said. The net oil importer plans to boo... View more

Foras aims to make its mark in OIC tourism

July 28, 2011

FORAS Tourism the tourism division by Foras International Investment the investment arm of the Organisation of the Islamic Countries (OIC) has been set up to boost travel and tourism between the 57 co... View more

Golden Tulip aims for continued expansion

June 5, 2011

GOLDEN Tulip senior vice president and managing director and Flamingo Hotel Management president Amine Moukarzel is currently responsible for both the Golden Tulip properties in the region as well as ... View more

Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei aims to entice GCC nationals

April 24, 2011

THE Empire Hotel & Country Club Brunei is set to make 2011 the year that Brunei s most luxurious resort will make solid in-roads into the hearts and minds of both travel agents and travellers within t... View more

Kenya Tourist Board aims to attract UAE visitors

April 24, 2011

KENYA Tourist Board (KTB) recently held its first of a series of UAE promotional seminars and workshops headed by Jennifer Opondo KTB s director of marketing along with a delegation including Kenya Wi... View more

Empire aims to attract Mideast visitors

March 29, 2011

ONE of Brunei s favourite venues the Empire Hotel & Country Club is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and general manager DESMOND ACHESON told TTN what s in store for the future. Please give ... View more

Etihad aims to break even

March 13, 2011

IT has been a challenging 12 months for Etihad Airways which has seen the airlines deal with various challenges including the volcano ash disruption unrest in Bangkok the continued effects of the glob... View more

Sheikh of speed aims to bring rally championship to UAE

February 1, 2011

SHEIKH Khalid Al Qassimi is the UAE s most successful World Rally Championship (WRC) driver in terms of points scored. He is also Abu Dhabi s motorsports ambassador and the only Emirati rally driver f... View more

Bapco aims to make refinery greenest and cleanest

September 20, 2010

BAPCO Bahrain s national oil company continues to develop and implement projects that set ever-higher standards of excellence in environmental stewardship to protect and preserve the kingdom s ecologi... View more

UAE aims to increase crude production capacity by 2018

August 16, 2010

The UAE aims to increase its oil production capacity to 3.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) by 2018 from 2.7 mbpd now said a government report. To boost its oil and gas industry it said Abu Dhabi had i... View more

Rotana aims to strengthen brand awareness

February 28, 2010

Rotana a leading hotel management company in the Mena region Rotana is participating at the ITB in Berlin for the fourth year in a row to strengthen its position and brand awareness in key markets suc... View more

Expansion plan aims to return the glory days

November 2, 2009

A BD1.8 billion expansion plan has been announced with the aim of making Bahrain International Airport one of the best in the world. Two new terminals are planned with piling work on Terminal Two due ... View more

Skills training aims to boost Asia’s business event sector

October 1, 2009

THE global association of the exhibition industry simply known as UFI has announced that the next UFI-EMD exhibition management degree programme will be held in Bangkok Thailand from November 23 until... View more

PetroCaribe aims refining boost

June 21, 2009

PetroCaribe the Venezuelan-backed energy alliance is planning eight refinery expansion and construction projects that aim to boost refining capacity in the Caribbean and Central America by 580 000 bpd... View more

Shah project aims to focus shortages

January 25, 2009

THE UAE is in urgent need of supplies for both domestic and industrial sectors as well for reinjection to sustain output from ageing fields. High oil prices earlier last year prompted Abu Dhabi to opt... View more

Innovative solutions to real-world aims

December 25, 2008

FOR Shell technology is not about a backroom where white-coated scientists indulge their own curiosity and develop ideas that never turn into reality. For us technology is a critical differentiator fo... View more

R&D Centre aims to excel in innovation

September 21, 2008

BOTH the world and Saudi Aramco are transforming at breakneck speed. When one meets the scientists and engineers of Saudi Aramco virtually everyone seems excited by their projects projects that embrac... View more

Sigma Paints aims to reach the highest pedestal

September 21, 2008

RIDING high on its fast growth in Saudi Arabia in the last three years internationally acclaimed paints manufacturer Sigma Paints Saudi Arabia is setting ambitious goals to reach the highest pedestal ... View more

Oman aims to raise gas output by 11pc

April 20, 2008

Oman aims to boost gas output by 11 per cent in 2008 as the country looks to meet rapidly rising demand for the fuel a senior energy official said. Oman is targeting gas output of 70 million cubic met... View more

Saudi Arabia aims to strengthen its tourism sector

March 30, 2008

Countries the world over are promoting tourism opportunities. With cheaper travel and better communications than ever before even Antarctica last year had five times the number of tourists it did just... View more

Taqa aims to become a global energy provider

November 25, 2007

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) the energy investment holding company continues to set the acquisitions pace from its position as the majority shareholder in Abu Dhabi s power and water desal... View more

Refad aims for 30 hotels in five years

November 1, 2007

KUWAIT S Refad Hotels & Resorts is rapidly becoming a major player in the Middle East hospitality market with a growing portfolio of five-star properties across the GCC. Refad Hotels & Resorts has fiv... View more

Refining strategy aims to end worldwide mismatch

September 23, 2007

Saudi Aramco is pressing ahead with a major expansion of its refining capacity which will ensure it continues to play a leading role in meeting the demand for whiter and lighter refined products throu... View more

Sacco aims to expand plants as orders rise

September 23, 2007

Saudi Metal Coatings Company (Sacco) is the first Saudi company licensed since 1985 to protect steel reinforcing bars from corrosion by fusion bonded epoxy coating method. It commenced its commercial ... View more

Myanmar aims to be key energy supplier

September 2, 2007

Endowed with vast energy resources Myanmar wants to be a major supplier of oil and gas to its neighbours a government official said. Our dream is Myanmar would eventually become a major energy supplie... View more

Citadel aims to build $2.4bn plant in Egypt

August 23, 2007

Citadel Capital an Egyptian private equity firm with investments in energy and cement said it will start building a 2.4 billion oil refinery with an annual capacity of 5 million tonnes of refined prod... View more

Tourism industry aims to go green

June 4, 2007

The world s leading tourism companies are trying to agree on ways to fight climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from hotels cruise ships and airliners said Geoffrey Kent chairman of the... View more

Saudi aims to up refining capacity

May 6, 2007

Saudi Arabia s refining capacity will reach 3.4 million barrels per day (bpd) by the start of 2012 up 61.9 per cent from its level in 2006 the country s investment authority said. The increase will be... View more

Starwood aims to add pizzazz to budget sector with Aloft

April 15, 2007

STARWOOD Hotels hopes to bring a dash of pizzazz to the limited service sector with its Aloft brand the company s president for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Roeland Vos said on the sidelines o... View more

KOTC aims to invest $520m

April 5, 2007

Kuwait s state tanker company will put an order for four Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) this year as part of its fleet renewal plans a senior official said an investment estimated at 520 million. T... View more

Bangchak aims to boost output

March 18, 2007

Thai refiner Bangchak Petroleum will boost output by 20 per cent to more than 60 000 barrels per day (bpd) this year as it strikes deals to export residual fuel to small Chinese refiners its president... View more

Flora Group aims for 10 hotels by 2010

February 22, 2007

What is the extent of your group what are your expansion plans? The Flora Group of Hotels started operations in 2001 with the Florida Hotel in Deira Dubai and we have since opened one property every y... View more

Etihad aims at from million passengers

January 24, 2007

A fleet of new aircraft 21 new routes and the accolade of world s leading new airline for the third year running has made 2006 a landmark year for Etihad Airways said its CEO James Hogan. The airline ... View more

US aims to boost fuel ethanol use

January 14, 2007

US lawmakers unveiled a raft of energy-related bills in the early hours of the 110th Congress aimed at boosting fuel ethanol use extracting liquid fuels from coal and tightening automobile fuel effici... View more

KPC aims to double processing capacity

November 20, 2006

Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) is set to add 110 000 to 150 000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude processing capacity at its existing refineries by 2012 nearly double its initial upgrade plan a company offi... View more

Kuwait aims to invest in downstream assets

October 31, 2006

Kuwait has scrapped a plan to sell Kuwait Petroleum International s (KPI) refinery in Rotterdam since it now aims to add rather than divest downstream assets the energy minister said. The sale has bee... View more

GIBTM aims to be pivot for meetings industry

October 1, 2006

REED Travel Exhibitions (RTE) will launch the first bespoke international meetings industry event for the Gulf region. GIBTM will join RTE s growing portfolio of global meetings and incentive events r... View more

Saudi aims to invest $70bn

September 24, 2006

Saudi Arabia will invest around 70 billion in its oil and gas sector in the next five years Oil Minister Ali Al Naimi said. Reaffirming a pledge to keep world markets supplied the minister said the ki... View more

Venezuela aims for top

August 19, 2006

Venezuela has begun certifying around 235 billion barrels of crude reserves in the vast Orinoco Belt as part of an effort Venezuela says will give it the planet s largest oil supply. Venezuela the wor... View more

Iraq aims to lead market

July 1, 2006

Iraq s new oil minister offered an optimistic forecast for the country s oil industry saying daily production has reached 2.5 million barrels a day and that Iraq hoped to rival top oil exporter Saudi ... View more

Iraq aims to raise Basra Light sales

June 5, 2006

Iraq aims to nudge up oil contract sales to 1.6 million barrels per day (bpd) for the second half of the year and finish negotiations before mid-June an Iraqi oil official said. State Oil Marketer Som... View more

Boutique aims for 125 new hotels

May 31, 2006

BOUTIQUE Hotels & Resorts International with its operational headquarters in Miami Beach Florida USA is exhibiting at ATM for the first time this year in partnership with Coral International. Our soli... View more

Silversea aims to tap ME market

April 3, 2006

ULTRA-LUXURY Silversea Cruises hops to boost passenger traffic from the UAE and later the Middle East following a recent agreement with its general sales agent Dnata says the company s Sergio Dell Acq... View more

PetroChina aims to up Japan operations

March 5, 2006

Top Chinese oil and gas firm PetroChina is looking to process a third more crude at Japan s Nippon Oil Corp in a one-year deal set for renewal soon a Chinese state oil trader said. But the company has... View more

Thailand aims to cut fuel imports

March 5, 2006

Thailand will import a third less low-sulphur fuel oil than initially expected this year due to high prices although it will still buy more than in 2005 to meet rising power demand industry sources sa... View more

Muscat Duty Free aims for record year

February 11, 2006

THE past year has been one of achieving high targets and this year looks even better. Muscat Duty Free recorded its highest sales in December 2005 and might break that record in January 2006 says a co... View more

Iraq aims to halt gasoline imports

May 28, 2005

Iraq pays 200 million a month to import gasoline according to oil officials who believe easy savings can be made by increasing the country s refining capacity and ending smuggling. As soon as he took ... View more

Adnoc aims for record growth

April 10, 2005

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is on course to lift the UAE s crude oil production capacity to three million barrels per day (mbpd) by 2006 said a report. Major investments pumped into sev... View more

Lufthansa aims at business customers in 2005

January 4, 2005

THE year 2004 has been among the most successful for Lufthansa in the UAE said Uwe Wreidt general manager passenger sales UAE and director Gulf and Pakistan. In terms of passenger sales we ve seen a 1... View more

Sonatrach aims to acquire assets outside Algeria

July 13, 2003

Algerian state-owned oil and gas group Sonatrach said it is looking to acquire reserves outside the North African country as part of a new strategy to enter the ranks of the world s top ten energy fir... View more

Rotana aims to increase footprint in the region

May 3, 2003

The strategic objective and focus of Rotana Hotels for the next five years is to increase its footprint throughout the Middle East strengthen and spread the Rotana brand further. To ensure maximum mar... View more

Duboats aims to fill gap in leisure boating market

March 31, 2003

Duboats a new company founded by the Bin Zayed Group to cater to the increasing demands of Middle East s fast growing leisure boating market made its debut at the recently held Dubai Boat Show. Duboat... View more

Catalyst handling firm aims to keep up-to-date

November 18, 2002

Al Fahhad Zegwaard Co Catalyst Handling Division was formed in 1986 and continues to provide a specialised service to the petrochemical and refining industries. Services include isolation blinding of ... View more

New CEO aims to develop business

November 18, 2002

Frans Noteborn the new chairman of Sabic EuroPetrochemicals said he is looking forward to developing the company s role as a major player in Europe. This follows Sabic s appointment of a new board for... View more

Zahde aims to fuel SWISS growth

October 5, 2002

SWISS Switzerland s new international airline has appointed Quitaiba Zahde as the new sales manager to the airline s sales division in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. As a new airline in the region SWISS has ma... View more

Raymond aims for 'zero' defect

September 23, 2002

Pipeline ser-vices provider Raymond International has established a strong presence in Saudi Arabia through an extensive facility in Al Khobar. From this facility Raymond is well placed to serve the K... View more

PDO aims for 50pc recovery rise

April 29, 2002

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has set itself a target of boosting recovery rates to 50 per cent from 23 per cent of the oil available in Oman s ageing oil fields by using new technologies PDO manag... View more

Dubai aims to be top destination

February 12, 2002

Q. DTCM along with other Dubai government organizations has been promoting the business as usual message following the recent events in the US and Afghanistan. Could you please outline the extent of i... View more

Kielnhofer aims to boost Jeddah Meridien

February 12, 2002

Dietmar Kielnhofer has taken over as the new general manager of Le Meridien Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Kielnhofer who headed the 813-room Le Meridien Makadi Bay for the past 14 months says he aims to fur... View more

Hotel aims to boost image

January 8, 2002

The Crowne Plaza Jeddah will be showcasing its extensive conference and banqueting facilities at this month s AIBTM as part of its efforts to increase awareness of the hotel in GCC and international m... View more

Restructure on cards as Hydro aims to become 'fighting fit'

December 3, 2001

The new chief executive of Norwegian oil and gas group Norsk Hydro ASA (NHY) Eivind Reiten has said that he wants to slim down the company in order to get it fighting-fit. Norsk Hydro is Norway s seco... View more

Hong Kong expo aims to be bigger

December 2, 2001

Hong Kong s premier tourism and travel event aims to be bigger and better next year building on its record-breaking success this year. The 16th International Travel Expo Hong Kong (ITE HK 2002) will b... View more

Visitor Centre aims to attract Mideast tourists

December 2, 2001

A new Britain Visitor Centre has been set up in Dubai by the British Tourist Authority (BTA) to provide visitors from the region a comprehensive tourism information service. The centre which will be o... View more

Stargate aims to offer tailor-made solutions

November 8, 2001

Founded in 1998 Stargate Cyber Active Ltd aims to offer comprehensive technology solutions and consulting services to the travel industry. Stargate s core activity centres... View more

New Holiday Inn aims to tap growth in Eastern Province

November 8, 2001

A new Holiday Inn has opened at A1 Khobar city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Nabil Hijazi who was previously with Holiday Inn in Egypt and has also managed the Holiday Inn in Jubail for sev... View more

Meeting expanding aims of major fields

September 24, 2001

MEETING PRODUCTION targets at a company of the scale of Saudi Aramco takes special logistical planning and optimisation of resources. Saudi Aramco s capability to carry out supercomputer-aided explora... View more

Kuwait aims for lower refinery runs

May 21, 2001

Kuwait plans to run its three domestic refineries at 759 320 barrels per day (bpd) in the fiscal year which started on April 1 - a 111 000 bpd drop forced by a huge blast at the country s largest plan... View more

Dubai terminal aims to be the regional cruising hub

April 29, 2001

THE UAE emirate of Dubai has launched its new cruise terminal at Port Rashid which it expects to become the region s top cruising hub. The terminal was inaugurated by General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashi... View more

Radisson SAS aims to triple presence

April 29, 2001

Award-winning Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts is mounting a delegation of its Middle East executives to Arabian Travel Market 2001 the region s premier travel and tourism exhibition as the chain s plan ... View more

Taj Palace aims to be Dubai landmark

April 29, 2001

Taj Palace Hotel Dubai the emirate s newest five-star hotel residence and spa property will open in Deira area in mid-June. Juma AI Majid s Engineering and Construction team is working round the clock... View more

Equate aims to double up

February 12, 2001

Kuwaiti petrochemical major Equate plans to more than double output by 2004. Funding for the ambitious expansion will use an earlier strategy in which shareholders will extend 40 per cent and commerci... View more

Buth aims to set the trend German-born

January 1, 0001

Dorilit Buth has joined as the restaurant manager of the Gallery at La Baie at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai hotel. The young and energetic partnership of Buth and chef de cuisine Carl Stockenstrom is expect... View more

Phillips spells out Alaska aims

January 1, 0001

ANCHORAGE Alaska: Enhanced recovery drilling of new satellite fields and technological advances will help to keep Phillips Petroleum Co. s Alaska production near 400 000 barrels per day (bpd) for the ... View more



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