Middle East tourism round-up

Posted On December 6, 2006

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Amman, the capital of Jordan and a much-sought after tourist hub in the Middle East, will soon be linked directly with Oman >

Oman Air, Sultanate of Oman’s national carrier, will commence flights to Amman from next month with three non-stop flights (Monday/Wednesday and Saturday) a week. Oman Air has come up with attractive offers like ‘children travel free’ during the promotion period and also setting up of stands at Lulu Hypermarket outlets at Darsait and Al Ghubrah to raffle and give away 10 return tickets to Amman.


Bouyed by the demands of growing business Qatar Airways opened a new ticketing, reservations and administrative office in the business district of Kuwait City. The new office is housed in one of the tallest buildings in the capital of the state of Kuwait. The office, located in Alrakan Tower within Safat district, is three times larger than the old premises. It offers a modern, airy and contemporary ambience, which makes the customers comfortable with plenty of open space to relax and book their tickets.

Ticketing, reservations and Qatar Airways Holidays are located on the mezzanine floor, while Qatar Airways’ administrative office, encompassing finance, cargo and back-office functions, is located on the 14th floor. 


The 11th and the 12th editions of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), an entertainment and shopping extravaganza, is all set to enthrall visitors for 45 days and will be held from December 20 to February 2, 2007, under the theme ‘One World, One Family, One Festival’.

The festival is expected to draw thousands of visitors to Dubai, which is positioning itself as a major tourist destination in the global map.

With its ongoing theme of ‘One World, One Family, One Festival’, Saeed Al Nabouda, CEO, Dubai Shopping Festival, at a press conference held at The Chedi Hotel to announce the festival said this year’s festival will have varied attractions to satiate the appetite of the old timers as well as newcomers. 

This year’s enhanced DSF will include a World Cultures Festival, a Family Entertainment Festival, Arts and Cultural Festival, Musical Festival, Dubai Carnivals Festival, Dubai Fashion Festival, a Sports Festival, a Food Festival, a Records Breaking Festival, a Heritage Festival, a Shopping Malls Festival, a Raffle and Winnings Festival and many more milestone events on occasions such as the Eid Al Adha, Christmas, New Year and the winter school breaks.