To celebrate its 50th anniversary, on November 19, AccorHotels honoured everyday heroes including firefighters, nurses, teachers, small businesses and residents who serve their communities, by inviting them to attend celebratory events, at 2,000 establishments around the world, including over 140 hotels in the Middle East and Africa.

Responding to the increasing demand to key European destinations, Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase daily frequencies to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Oslo, alongside the Italian cities of Milan and Rome.

Coinciding with the launch of the first Saudi Archeology Convention, a competition titled Colors of the National Museum has been launched by The National Museum in Riyadh for the general public, amateurs and professionals.

On November 19, Jazeera Airways began operating daily flights to Hyderabad from Kuwait. Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad will follow in early 2018 as the airline expands its network to serve its Indian sub-continent, targeting the nearly one million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait.

Diyar Al Muharraq announced the commencement of infrastructure work within Al Bareh, one of its most exclusive residential projects.

The Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has confirmed its recent discovery of a previously unsighted owl species in the UAE, the Arabian Eagle Owl, among the rich wildlife currently inhabiting the Hajar Mountains in the Eastern Region.

Cristal Group has entered into a management agreement with Bayat Company for hotel services to operate Bayat Suites by Cristal, the 47-keys property in the city of Muhayil in Asir region.

Qatar Airways Cargo has inaugurated a direct freighter service to Yangon, Myanmar.

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) participated in the seventh Airports Council International (ACI) Europe Internal Audit Expert Group Conference in Amsterdam.

Jetex Flight Support announced plans to build its aircraft hangar at the Jetex FBO Terminal near Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South Aviation District.