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Egyptologists celebrated yet another successful excavation within the Draa El-Naga necropolis, adding to the portfolio of this year’s discoveries.

Egypt has been named as the second fastest growing tourism destination of the year according to the World Tourism Organization, having welcomed some 5.26 million international visitors to date, a 51 percent increase.

Orascom Development Holding’s Egyptian subsidiary reported a strong first half of the year (H1), with a 76.9 percent increase in revenue compared to the first six month of 2016.

As part of its strategy to offer customers more flights choices and enable them to seamlessly connect to points across the Middle East, Emirates unveiled plans to introduce four additional scheduled flights between Dubai and Cairo, effective from October 29.

In a bid to cater to the growing demand for better connections between the UAE and Africa, Etihad Airways is planning to launch additional flights between its Abu Dhabi hub to Egypt and Nigeria.


Wael Mattar has taken on the role of country manager for Egypt at Gulf Air.

Archaeological excavations on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, carried out by Spanish National Research Council, have recently revealed a 4,000-year-old funerary garden.

Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino has reopened following extensive renovations that include refreshed public spaces, revitalised dining concepts and a vibrant aesthetic with modern interiors.

Lars Pursche has been named as the general manager of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, bringing with him a wealth of experience.

STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that 159,711 keys in 581 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East, a 3.8 percent year-on-year increase in the number of rooms in the construction or planning stages.