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Thailand/KSA: Saudi embassy rejects claims it requested deportation 18-year old woman seeking asylum

The Saudi embassy in Bangkok has denied reports that it requested the deportation of the Saudi young women seeking asylum in the Asian country after running away from her parents during holidays in Kuwait. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not asked for her extradition. The embassy considers this issue a family matter,” the embassy […]

January 8th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Emaar to replace Sean Connolly with new concept at its rooftop Dubai Opera restaurant

Emaar Hospitality Group will replace “in due course” the Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera restaurant with a new concept, Dubai-based Arabian Business reports. “We can confirm that the brand ‘Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera’ will be replaced in due course,” a spokesperson for the group told the media. “The venue will operate an exciting new […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Kuwait: Four newspapers suspend publication and circulation over competition from digital media

Four Kuwaiti newspapers have gone off of shelves as they grapple with competition from online media and economic hardship, reports say. The newspapers are Al-Qabas, Al-Rai, Al-Anbaa and Al-Jarida. “This is a 100 percent economic decision aimed at cutting cost,” Al Qabas chief editor Waleed Al-Nisf was quoted as saying by the Kuwaiti state-run news […]

January 7th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

UAE: Radisson Hotel Group launches two hotels capital Abu Dhabi

Radisson Hotel Group’s Radisson Blu brand has opened two hotels; Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche and Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain. The move according to the group is motivated by the standing of Abu Dhabi as a flourishing destination “with significant investment going into demand generators for the tourism sector […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Giant leisure complex to emerge in Riyadh

Saudi Entertainment Ventures Company (Seven) will fund the construction of a giant leisure complex in capital Riyadh as part of the kingdom’s efforts to “boost the leisure sector, reports say. Seven according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) is planning the project that will feature a distinctive modern design and will be equipped for sports […]

January 4th, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Qatar: Qatar airways acquires 5 per cent in China’s third carrier

Qatar’s national carrier Qatar airways has announced the acquisition of five per cent in China Southern Airline, one of China’s three state-owned carriers, in a move to establish itself in the Asian aviation market. Qatar Airways did not specify the cost of the transaction but said it stroke the deal as part of the strategy […]

January 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Gulf Crisis: Abu Dhabi sees no ending of crisis in 2019

A senior UAE minister Tuesday indicated that the diplomatic rift between Qatar and its neighbors including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt is likely to drag on in the New Year despite calls for an end. “In my estimation, the boycott of Qatar will continue in 2019 because it’s linked to necessary changes in […]

January 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

GCC: Qatar launches cruise to Oman, Kuwait

Qatar has launched a cruise, called ‘Grand Ferry’, that will connect the tiny Gulf country and its regional neighbors, Oman and Kuwait, which have not severed ties with Doha like Bahrain, KSA, and UAE. Grand Ferry will be first of its kind in the region to travel passengers on the sea. The 145 meter-long cruise […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

Apto Global partners with MenaCare to expand in MENA

Apto Global, the world’s first global adaptation skills platform, has announced a strategic partnership with MenaCare, a full-service business consulting firm focused on the transformation of healthcare delivery and economic development initiatives worldwide. The business development partnership will assist Apto Global in the expansion of its online applications and strategic consulting services to more than […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »

KSA: Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment Co adopts IHG’s voco brand

UK-headquartered InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Mohammed AbdulAziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment to bolster its presences in the Middle East country as two hotels controlled by the Saudi holding will use the hospitality group’s new brand, voco. “Saudi Arabia has always been a key market for IHG, and we have […]

December 27th, 2018 | Posted in Gulf News,Headlines | Read More »