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Emirates increases flights to Sudan

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Emirates is responding to strong passenger demand in Sudan by launching an extra weekly flight to Khartoum, boosting its frequencies to four each week from 4th August 2011.

Operated by A330-200 aircraft in a three-class configuration that includes 12 luxurious First Class seats, 42 seats in Business Class and generous space for 183 passengers in Economy Class, the additional flight will add over 950 seats per month in each direction, and contribute significantly to economic and tourism growth in Sudan.

"This additional service will offer customers greater flexibility in choosing their travel times as well as help support further business and tourism opportunities in Sudan," said Jean Luc Grillet, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for Africa.

The additional weekly flight, EK733, will depart Dubai every Thursday at 14:35 hours, arriving in Khartoum at 17:40 hours. The return journey, flight EK 734, will depart Khartoum at 19:15, arriving in Dubai at 00:15 hours.

HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorses $7.8bn expansion

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Dubai Airports announced that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, has endorsed its $7.8bn (Dhs28.8bn) airport and airspace expansion programme which will boost capacity at Dubai International from 60 million to 90 million passengers per year by 2018.

Emirates NBD unveils new branch at Abu Dhabi Airport

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In line with its long-term strategy to enhance its presence in Abu Dhabi and at strategic locations across the UAE, Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, announced today the opening of its 16th branch in the nation's capital. Located in the Sky Park Plaza in Terminal 3 of Abu Dhabi International Airport, this new Emirates NBD branch has been designed to meet the needs of travelers, residents and businesspeople.

MSM as of 27 June 2011

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Monday June 27, 2011.

Index heavy weight stocks dragged the MSM30 index to close down by
0.93% at 5953.70 points. At the session close, Oman International Bank
was the most active in terms of volume, while National Bank of Oman
was the most active in terms of turnover. The top gainers of the day,
Oman Textile Holding and Oman International Bank were up by 1.12%
and 0.78% respectively. Oman Foods International and National
Aluminum were the top losers during the day, declining by 7.77% and
6.96% respectively.

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Nissan expects 15 pct drop in profit for this year

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Nissan is forecasting a 15.4 percent drop in profit for the fiscal year through March 2012 because of production disruptions from the March quake and an unfavorable exchange rate.

Oil falls below $94 on US economy pessimism

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Oil prices fell to below $94 a barrel Thursday in Asia amid investor concern U.S. economic growth and crude demand could disappoint this year.

Benchmark oil for August delivery was down $1.51 to $93.90 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $1.24 to settle at $95.41 on Wednesday. AP reported.

Khimji’s Mart Summer promotion with Reckitt Benkiser

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Muscat.

Shop for just RO 3 and you could win FREE SHOPPING for 1 YEAR!!

20 First Prizes and 20 Conolation Prizes at your KMart outlets!

Summer couldn’t have got HOTTER than this!

For more details call TOLL FREE 800-75000 or your own Khimji’s Mart!

flydubai connects with the capital

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WAM DUBAI, Jun 08th, 2011 (WAM)--flydubai, Dubai's pioneering low cost airline, has announced the launch of a dedicated bus service for those wishing to travel from Abu Dhabi and Al Ain to Dubai International Airport's Terminal 2.

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Muscat New Radio Station

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Muscat . New radio station, Merge 104.8, planned to go live on June 7th 2011, and is targeting the socially active, multi-cultural community of Oman with its fun mix music, talk and entertainment.

American Express Middle East extends partnership with British Airways to offer flight savings

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American Express Middle East and North Africa announced that it had extended its long-term partnership with British Airways to offer cardmembers special discounts on online air fares. Until the end of the year, cardmembers will receive a 10% online discount on flights from the GCC countries to the UK, US, Canada and select European destinations.

Cardmembers travelling in British Airways World Traveller, economy class cabin World Traveller Plus, premium economy, and Club World business class from, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Muscat, Riyadh or Jeddah will be eligible for a 10% discount on the fare, when they book their tickets online through www.americanexpress.com.bh The discounts, are valid both on return tickets, originating from the GCC countries.

"With summer travel on the horizon, leisure travel is expected to be on the rise in the GCC countries," said Deepak Jain, VP Merchant Business and Strategic Partnerships, American Express MENA. "This provides American Express with an excellent opportunity to build on our relations with existing partners and design travel-related deals that offer exceptional value to our cardmembers. British Airways remains one of our trusted long-term partners, and we are pleased to tie-up with them once again for this special discount."

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