April 2015, Issue: 4 Volume: 33

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People & Places

  • Etihad Airways introduced its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner into commercial service, providing service between Washington DC and Abu Dhabi. A welcome ceremony was held at the arrival gate at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) to mark the occasion, attended by Christopher Browne, vice-president and airport manager - Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA); Suzanne Alipourian, area manager for Americas – Etihad Airways; Abdalla AlRaeesi, airport station manager at IAD – Etihad Airways; Rashed Saif Al Shabi, vice-president of Mid Atlantic – Etihad Airways; and cabin crew members from Etihad Airways.
  • InterContinental Doha The City’s Take a Trip to Canada promotion concluded with a lucky winner, happily walking away with two Business Class tickets to Toronto courtesy of Etihad Airways. The promotion ran from February 8 to 28 at the award-winning Prime steakhouse.
  • Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre launched Secrets of Gourmet Cuisine, a cookbook designed by executive chef Pierrick Cizeron. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Hesham Al Qassim, chief executive officer, Wasl Asset Management Group, were present at the launch.
  • Lead singer, artist and song writer Ali Campbell along with friends Astro and Mickey at the British Airways VIP Lounge at Taste of Dubai 2015. The UB40 trio wowed VIP lounge guests, British Airways executives and corporate customers with British reggae-pop music.
  • This month, Anantara Spa, Eastern Mangroves has introduced Shrinking Violet, a unisex wrap that effectively breaks down cellulite, and aids skin firming and conditioning. Unlike other body wraps that work by dehydration, the Shrinking Violet wrap uses lipolysis to break down fat cells.
  • Grand Millennium Dubai participated in the Can Collection Day programme organised by the Emirates Environmental Group earlier this year. The hotel has been actively participating in the drive for the past two years. Besides participating in the two annual Can Collection Days, the hotel collects aluminium cans for recycling.
  • JA Resorts & Hotels chief operating officer David Thomson (third from right) and five general managers undertook a challenge to walk from Al Sahra Desert Resort in Dubai to Hatta in Oman to raise funds for the All As One orphanage in Sierra Leone. The journey covers a distance of about 125,000 kilometres, and spans mountains and deserts.
  • Katara Hospitality announced that it will manage the new Saraya Corniche Hotel. Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, CEO and board member of Katara Hospitality, signed the management agreement for the new property with Saeed Abdulla Al Amer Al Kaabi, president of Sphinex Hotels & Resorts. Saraya Corniche Hotel is scheduled to open later this year. Ideally located on the Doha Corniche, the 221-key property is equipped with the latest technologies and amenities for business travellers.


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