November 2015, Issue: 11 Volume: 33

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People & Places

  • Global Loyalty Company, the loyalty division of Etihad Airways, and flybuys, one of Australia’s most popular loyalty programmes, have launched an innovative partnership that enables flybuys members to turn everyday shopping into international flights. flybuys members will be able to collect flybuys points when booking Etihad Airways flights and enjoy exclusive access to airfare deals. In a world first, flybuys members who link their Etihad Guest membership to their flybuys account will also earn Etihad Guest Tier Miles when they spend at Coles and selected partners.

  • The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel, Residence & Spa in Bahrain participated in Box Appeal, an annual charity initiative organised by the Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson hotels. Now in its eighth edition, the month-long campaign kicked off on September 15 across seven countries in the Middle East and South Africa.

  • UAE-headquartered Time Hotels Management has added to its growing list of accolades with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) CSR Label Award for 2015. Time Hotels was the sole hospitality industry company to be recognised this year.

  • Two of Sharjah’s leading establishments - Expo Centre Sharjah and Air Arabia – have joined hands in a three-year cooperation agreement aimed at maximising visibility and branding of both parties in the best possible ways. Expo Centre Sharjah has been organising some of the most-visited trade and consumer shows in the region for nearly four decades. According to the memorandum of understanding Air Arabia will be able to advertise at the venue during events and obtain barter exhibition space against predetermined tickets at relevant exhibitions.

  • Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai recently unveiled a new restaurant experience with Olea. Set to open this month, Olea presents the most authentic Levantine cuisine and a complete Levant dining experience.

  • The world’s brightest 5km night run, Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run is coming to Dubai after having travelled through Los Angeles, Singapore and London. Tickets for participation are available at global multi-brand sports store, GO Sport, ahead of its unique night run on the 6th of this month at Meydan in Dubai.

  • Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, is offering groups nightly rates inclusive of complimentary delegate day packages – including room rental, three coffee breaks per day and equipment hire – on bookings of 20 rooms or more. Groups of 40 or more delegates can enjoy a full scale gala dinner from just Dh3,000 ($815) per person.

  • Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre Bahrain hosted a cocktail reception to kick-off the first edition of Art Bahrain, a festival of visual arts featuring local and visiting artists from around the world last month. VIP guests, including artists participating at Art Bahrain, were invited to the hotel to view the arrival artwork, a core element of the property consisting of a series of wall installations and a sculpture. The cocktail reception at Baharat, the hotel’s Arabic fusion restaurant, provided guests the opportunity to try the menu at the upcoming Longitude 50 café, including drinks from Le Meridien’s Sparkling programme.


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