Etihad Airways launches South Africa cabin crew recruitment drive

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has launched a cabin crew recruitment drive, as part of an effort to tap the “strategically important market” for the airline.

“To support the rapid, dynamic expansion of Etihad Airways, we are delighted to host our recruitment drive in South Africa, a strategically important market for the airline,” Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Services, said in a statement.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair | 2014

Event Type: 
Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
End Date: 
Monday, May 5, 2014

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and KITAB continue to develop the book and publishing industry and promote reading in the Arab World.
KITAB focuses on making the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair truly an international event and offer a platform for developing long-term networking opportunity between the Arab and international publishing communities. We are committed to spreading our passion for books and reading to a broader audience in the Arab World throughout the year.

Abu Dhabi Among Global Top 20 Cities For Mall Development

Abu Dhabi ranked the highest in the Middle East and 18th globally among cities that are actively developing shopping centre space, according to a new report from CBRE.

During 2013, Abu Dubai delivered 168,000 sq m of retail space, placing it among the top 20 cities globally for shopping centre space completed. In comparison, Dubai delivered just 35,000 sq m of retail space last year, the report said.

New malls launched in Abu Dhabi last year include The Galleria, a luxury-shopping destination on Al Maryah island and World Trade Center Mall, located in the Old Central Market area.

Tas’heel centres to cancel labour services

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Labour has decided to grant Tas’heel service centres in Abu Dhabi complete exclusivity in providing cancellation services starting April 6.
The decision has been taken within the framework of implementing the second phase of the ministry’s plan to withdraw services gradually from typing centres and restricting this service to the seven Tasheel centres in the city.
“Restricting cancellation services, which vary between 18 types, to Tas’heel service centres came after the ministry’s in-depth research,” Humaid Bin Deemas Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Labour for Labour Affairs, said.

Emirates ID to be linked with bank accounts

The UAE residents will soon be able to use Emirates ID card to withdraw money from the ATM machines.

Al Hilal Bank has announced that it will soon be the first bank in the UAE to allow customers to use their Emirates ID cards to make ATM cash withdrawals.

The service will be ready within the year. The ground-breaking initiative reflects Al Hilal Bank’s commitment to the innovative delivery of convenience and technology-driven services to its valued customers.

Abu Dhabi targets 3.1m tourists during 2014

Abu Dhabi's hotels enjoyed their best year yet in terms of guest arrivals, guest nights, length-of-stay and revenues during 2013, tourism chiefs have revealed.
Figures just released by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that last year, 2,806,283 guests checked into the emirate's 150 hotels and hotel apartments - a rise of 18 percent on 2012 and beating TCA's annual target of 2.5 million.
On the back of the full-year performance, the authority said it has revised its 2014 target upwards to 3.1 million visitors.
The 2013 guest intake delivered close to 8.8 million guest nights - a 26 percent uplift on 2012 - with total revenue climbing 18 percent to AED5.48 billion ($1.5 billion).

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