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Tourism is expected to be boosted by the move (Image: PortofSohar)
With Oman's cargo authorities shifting port activities from Muscat to Sohar, it will not only boost the economy but also create a positive future for the country's industrial development.

May 8, 2013

Technical and financial offers for the bus network project this month had been received from six coalitions already qualified to compete for the implementation of the project
07:07 GMT

The High Commission for Riyadh Development (HCRD) has offered investment opportunities in various real estate projects being implemented here.

Nasair has recorded a 20 per cent increase in passenger numbers since the beginning of the year
05:30 GMT

Nasair, a low-cost carrier based in Saudi Arabia, is set to go public as the airline prepares for an initial public offering (IPO), a top official said.

May 7, 2013

A photo of an old train in Egypt
11:03 GMT

The Egyptian Railways is one of the most popular modes of public transportation in Egypt with around 800 million passenger miles annually. Most of this network connects the Nile Delta with Cairo and Alexandria.

Flying Chef for Dubai routes launched at Arabian Travel Market 2013
09:20 GMT
(press release)

Turkish Airlines has complemented its award-winning on-board service with the introduction ofthe‘Flying Chef Service’ for business class travellers on flights from Dubai, starting May 2013.

Royal Jordanian
09:20 GMT

Travelers booking on Royal Jordanian website can now benefit from added convenience and security, paying through PayPal.

07:04 GMT
(press release)

NBK Automobiles announced that the opening hours of its flagship showroom located on Salwa Road will be extended till 9.00 pm on a daily basis.

James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, and Nico Bezuidenhout, South African Airways’ acting Chief Executive Officer, celebrate the new strategic partnership
06:58 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways and South African Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing the two airlines to introduce a comprehensive range of codeshare and interline air services.

Qatar Airways booth
06:26 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways today announced route expansion on three continents together with a huge increase in capacity in Pakistan as part of the Doha-based carrier’s continued aggressive growth strategy.

Qatar Airways' inaugural passenger flight to Chicago is welcomed by a traditional water salute at Chicago O'Hare Airport on April 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
06:13 GMT

Qatar Airways is preparing to open business in Saudi Arabia as one of two operators that won in December licenses to serve the Kingdom’s domestic market.

Lufthansa Onboard Service
06:12 GMT
(press release)

Lufthansa has upgraded in-flight service on long and short-haul flights.

Not content with a Ferrari FF or Lamborghini Aventador, Dubai Police now use a rare Aston Martin One-77.
05:30 GMT

Not content with a Ferrari FF or Lamborghini Aventador, Dubai Police now use a rare Aston Martin One-77.

May 6, 2013

An illustration of the 747-8 Freighter from Boeing
12:36 GMT

Etihad Airways has signed a multi-year Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide to provide the UAE flag carrier with its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

Etihad Airways
10:13 GMT

Etihad Airways will bring greater capacity to its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and New York with a Wi-Fi-enabled Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route from June 1, 2013.

08:35 GMT
(press release)

Ford and Lincoln products reported 14 per cent growth in sales during the first quarter of 2013, registering the highest ever Q1 sales for the Middle East region.

Qatar Airways booth at ATM
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Qatar Airways will have a major presence at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, a four day event that attracts the crème de la crème of the travel industry from around the world.