volume 98-2021

UNWTO General Assembly | Tourism Is United, Resilient and Determined

MADRID: Over the course of three days, the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly underscored global tourism’s commitment to restarting around the shared pillars of sustainability, innovation, and solidarity. Representatives of 131 UNWTO Member States, including 59 ministers and vice-ministers of tourism, attended the Assembly in the Spanish capital, Madrid from November 30 – …

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Chinese CG Visits | Jan Mohammad Jamali Residence

KARACHI: His Excellency Lee Bijan, Counsel General of China, South Region (Sind & Baluchistan) along with Mr.  Changgaiz Khan, Mr.  Muhammad Khan, Deputy Counsel, and diplomats of China paid a visit to Mr. Jan Mohammad Jamali, Speaker Baluchistan Assembly, and wished him good health and discussed matters of mutual interest. Later Souvenirs and shields were …

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After Ending Cinema Ban | Saudis Rolls Out 1st Ever Red Carpet

JEDDAH: Less than four years after lifting a ban on cinemas, Saudi Arabia rolled out the red carpet Monday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah for celebrities descending on the kingdom’s first major film festival. Saudi, Arab and foreign actors walked the red carpet in evening wear – a far cry from the traditional …

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New-Look Killay Restaurant | Hotel Mehran Opens For Patrons

KARACHI: Karachi is becoming a lively city with each passing day with many cultural and social events taking place daily. This city is among the most peaceful among the world. This is why it is an active happening town. These views were expressed by Japanese Consul General, His Excellency Toshikazu Isomura while inaugurating Hotel Mehran’s …

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‘Kempinski Floating Palace’ | World’s First Floating Resort To Open in Dubai

DUBAI: In Dubai, the land of unlimited possibilities, nothing seems to be impossible. For the first time, a luxury hotel, Kempinski Floating Palace, will open as a floating building around which 12 floating luxury villas are grouped with the possibility to sail to other anchorages at times. The high-tech metropolis and emirate of superlatives is …

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UAE Launches | $13.6bn Railways Programme

ABU DHABI : The UAE Government has announced the launch of the UAE Railways Program, the largest integrated system for transporting goods and passengers across the country, worth AED50 billion ($13.61 billion).  The programme constitutes an integrated strategy for the railway sector in the UAE for the coming decades, as it includes a national network …

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Korean Companies | Look Pakistan As A Potential Destiny: Envoy

KARACHI:  The visiting Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Suh Sangpyo, met with a group of businessmen in Karachi. Prominent among them were Arif Habib, Ehsan Malik, Abbas Akberali, Asad Ali Shah, Bashir Ali Mohammad, Nadeem Kazmi, Sohail Shams, Sulaiman Mehdi and Kalim Farooqui along with the Consul General of Korea in Karachi, Kim Haksung. …

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Saudia Group, CFM | Sign $8.5bn Engines Purchase Deal

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation has signed an agreement to buy CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 35 Airbus A321neo and 30 A320neo aircraft. This agreement also includes a rate-per-flight-hour (RPFH) services contract to cover engines from this new order as well as an additional 20 leased A320neo aircraft. This comprehensive …

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Oman Air Marks | 10th Anniversary Of Zurich Service

MUSCAT: Oman Air, the national airline of the Sultanate, has resumed its Muscat-Zurich-Muscat route on December 1, marking the airline’s 10th anniversary flying to Zurich (ZRH) from its base in Muscat (MCT). The route was paused temporarily due to the unprecedented pandemic and subsequent downturn in global aviation and travel. Due to strong demand for …

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CAA To Outsource | Pilots Licensing Exams To UK

ISLAMABAD: In a bid to address the concerns of the global aviation industry on the issue of alleged fake licences of Pakistani pilots, Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has finally decided to outsource the process of holding licensing exams to the United Kingdom’s aviation authority. An agreement has been reached between the civil aviation authorities …

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