CT Quickies: From Early Salaries In UAE For Eid To Turkish Airline’s 91st Anniversary, 10 Middle East Updates For You

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CT Quickies: From Early Salaries In UAE For Eid To Turkish Airline’s 91st Anniversary, 10 Middle East Updates For You

From groundbreaking initiatives to cultural celebrations, we bring you updates on the vibrant and dynamic landscape of the Middle East. Stay tuned as we delve into the stories shaping the region and keep you informed every step of the way. Whether it’s business, travel, culture, or innovation, we’ve got you covered with all the Middle East updates you need to know.

1. Turkish Airlines Plants 91,000 Trees for 91st Anniversary

Turkish Airlines is marking its 91st Anniversary with a green gesture towards the environment. In a move aimed at sustainability, the airline is planting approximately 91,000 olives and pistachio saplings, ensuring a greener future for generations to come.

2. Middle East Update: Abu Dhabi’s Urban Treasures Celebrates Long-standing Establishments

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi recognises the legacy of restaurants, cafes, and shops that have stood the test of time. Each year, they add deserving establishments to their list of Urban Treasures. This year, 15 businesses, including Alfarah Restaurant and Alareesh Restaurant, received the honour, highlighting their decades-long contribution to Abu Dhabi’s culture and heritage.

3. Update: Etihad Airways Postpones Flights On Abu Dhabi-Nairobi, Middle East

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In a recent update, Etihad Airways has indefinitely delayed the resumption of its direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Nairobi. This decision, prompted by operational constraints faced on June 1, 2024, signals a temporary setback for travellers planning this route.

4. Dubai Government Employees to Receive June Salaries Ahead of Eid Al Adha

Hamdan bin Mohammed has directed the Department of Finance in Dubai to disburse June salaries to Dubai Government employees on 13 June, ahead of Eid Al Adha. This proactive step aims to assist employees in managing their family needs and ensuring their happiness and well-being during the festive season.

5. Cathay Pacific Unveils Launch Of Direct Flights to Riyadh

Cathay Pacific is gearing up to launch direct passenger flights to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital and financial centre, starting October 28, 2024. This strategic move aims to bolster connectivity, trade, and cultural exchange between Hong Kong, its home base, and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative.

6. Emirates Expands South American Presence with New Bogotá Route

Emirates is spreading its wings further into South America with the introduction of a new route to Bogotá, Colombia, from Miami. The inaugural flight was celebrated in Bogotá, marking the airline’s fourth entry into the continent. This expansion aligns with Emirates’ commitment to enhancing global connectivity and accessibility.

7. Neighbours of the Sea Exhibition: Celebrating Qatari Artists and Their Inspirations


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Join the celebration of Qatari pioneering artists, Wafika Sultan Al-Essa and Hassan Al-Mulla, at the Neighbours of the Sea exhibition. Featuring over 30 paintings, including works created during their residency at the Fire Station Ruwad in Residence programme, this event promises a unique artistic experience.

8. Emirates to Introduce Flights to Madagascar, Boosting Tourism Opportunities

Emirates is gearing up to inaugurate flights to Madagascar from 3 September 2024, offering travellers increased options and connectivity while stimulating inbound leisure and business tourism to the country. The new four-weekly flights between Dubai (DXB) and Antananarivo (TNR) will further enhance Emirates’ global network.

9.St. Regis Riyadh Recognised as ‘Best New Business Hotel’

The St. Regis Riyadh has proudly received the esteemed ‘Best New Business Hotel’ award from the Business Traveller Middle East 2024 awards. This recognition underscores the hotel’s commitment to providing unparalleled luxury, exceptional service, and a world-class business environment to its guests.

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10. BonBird’s Is Offering AED1 Chicken For A Limited-Time


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This Friday, June 7, BonBird, a beloved homegrown fried chicken brand, will host a unique community-driven collaboration event at its City Walk branch. From 3 pm to 6 pm, the event will showcase local artist House of Yanos. Attendees who arrive between 12 pm and 3 pm can enjoy BonBird’s famous fried chicken for just AED1 per piece, promising a finger-licking good time for all.

So keep yourself updated with our CT Quickies where we bring you updates from the Middle East.

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