Saudi Arabia Lifts the Ban on Cinemas – After 35 Years

Saudi Arabia will allow public cinemas for the first time in more than 35 years, the latest religiously-inspired restriction to fall as the kingdom strives to overhaul the economy.

The first multiplexes are expected to open in March 2018, the Ministry of Culture and Information said in a statement on Monday. The aim is to reach 2,000 screens in more than 300 cinemas by 2030, it said.

The kingdom hasn’t had public cinemas since the early 1980s, when the U.S. box office was dominated by films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Star Wars movie Return of the Jedi. After militants besieged the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, most forms of public entertainment were banned and clerics were given more control over schools, courts and social life.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been breaking established social norms in the kingdom since his rise to power in 2015, including ending a ban on female drivers — though he’s also cracked down on dissent, arresting dozens of clerics and activists and ordering the detention of senior princes and businessmen in what authorities described as an anti-corruption campaign.

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The cinema plan is “central to the government’s program to encourage an open and rich domestic culture for Saudis,” the information ministry said.

Conservative Saudis and the country’s Islamic clerical establishment have typically frowned upon non-religious forms of entertainment, including cinema and music. Religious police still patrol shopping malls and gender segregation is enforced across the kingdom.

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All you need to know – Qatar Airways Baggage Allowance

Flights to and from Brazil :

First Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Business Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Economy Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

Flights between Brazil and Argentina :

First Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Business Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Economy Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

All other flights to and from Argentina, Canada, and the USA :

First Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Business Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 32kg (70lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)
Economy Class : 2 pieces, each not to exceed 23kg (50lb) and a maximum dimension of 158cm (62in)

Flights between Doha and Casablanca :

First Class : 60kg (132lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)
Business Class : 60kg (132lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)
Economy Class : 45kg (99lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)

Flights from Africa :

First Class : 65kg (143lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)
Business Class : 65kg (143lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)
Economy Class : 45kg (99lb) and a maximum dimension of 300cm (118in)

Qatar Airways Flights to and from all other destinations :

First Class : 50kg (110lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in)
Business Class : 40kg (88lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in)
Economy Class : 30kg (66lb) and a maximum dimension of 300 cm (118in)

Air India Airlines Baggage Allowance for Middle East & Gulf Regions

Here go for all Air India Airlines Baggage Allowance Information of Middle East & Gulf Countries.

There is a provision for free checked in baggage allowance of 40 and 30 kgs respectively for Executive and Economy Class of travel on Gulf & Middle East sectors of below :

India to Dammam & Dammam to India,

Bahrain to India & India to Bahrain,

Kuwait to India & India to Kuwait,

Dubai to India & India to Dubai,

Sharjah to India & India to Sharjah,

Muscat to India & India to Muscat,

Abu dhabi to India & India to Abu Dhabi.


For Riyadh to India and Jeddah to India, free checked in baggage allowance is 60, 50 and 40 kgs for First Class, Executive and Economy class respectively whereas for return journeys on these sectors, the free baggage allowance is 50, 40 and 30 kgs respectively for the three classes of travel.


Qatar Airways Launches new Portal for Refunds

Launched in time for the Eid break, Qatar Airways has a new online portal, to assist passengers to apply for and manage their ticket refund process in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE. “The announcement is part of airline’s ongoing efforts to limit inconvenience to those of its passengers affected by the recent airspace and office closures, alongside the blocking of the airlines website, providing reassurance that customers remain the airlines utmost priority,” a statement said.

Following closure of airspace, its offices and the blocking of its websites, Qatar Airways has focused on finding innovative solutions and limiting its impact to passengers. This includes providing flexible commercial and refund policies for any passengers whose flight has been impacted by the recent travel bans. In addition, since the airspace closures began, the airline has been providing regular communications through its increased global call centre capacity and new, flexible call-back function on its Facebook page.

Qatar Airways has also taken all efforts to reassure its passengers that the vast majority of its global flights remain undisrupted and that those affected will be assisted as quickly as possible. The airline is widely recognised as offering the world’s best service and holds the title of ‘World’s Best Airline,’ as awarded by the customer-voted the Skytrax awards 2017. Qatar Airways continues to fly the skies with a vast network of more than 150 destinations, including the recently launched summer route to Dublin, Ireland on June 12 and the upcoming Nice, France, on July 4.

source: Gulf Times

Singapore Airlines to add more Paris flights

Singapore Airlines said on Monday (Jun 12) it will increase its flight frequency to Paris to 10 a week from present seven services.

The three additional flights will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport as SQ334 (Singapore-Paris) and SQ333 (Paris-Singapore), starting Oct 30. The flights will complement SIA’s current daily SQ336 (Singapore-Paris) and SQ335 (Paris-Singapore) services.

The additional flights are subject to regulatory approvals. Tickets will be made available for sale progressively through the various distribution channels, SIA said.

Turkish Airlines – New Cricket Ireland Sponsor

Turkish Airlines has become new lead sponsor of Cricket Ireland.

The deal, which runs for one-year term and includes an option for a two-year extension, will see Turkish Airlines branding appear on the Irish national cricket teams’ playing shirts.
“Cricket Ireland are delighted to welcome Turkish Airlines into the Irish Cricket family,” said Deutrom, announcing the new sponsorship. “With the opportunities afforded by the growth of cricket in Ireland and by what we hope are positive decisions around our status in the world game, there couldn’t be a better time for a brand the scale of Turkish Airlines to become part of our journey.”
Turkish Airlines Dublin general manager Hasan Mutlu added: “Ireland of course is a very important destination for Turkish Airlines, as well as all others that we serve. Turkish Airlines, the airline that flies to more countries than any other airline, this year celebrates its 10 years in Ireland and will continue this growing presence in the region with its commitment and support for Irish Sport.


Kuwait Airways Baggage Information

All about Baggage Information – Kuwait Airways

From/To USA : 

Royal Class        –  3 (32kgs each piece)
First Class          –  3 (32kgs each piece)
Business Class   –  2 (23kgs each piece)
Economy Class  –  2 (23kgs each piece)
Other Destination :

Royal Class       –  3 (32kgs each piece)
First Class         –  3 (32kgs each piece)
Business Class  –  2 (32kgs each piece)
Economy Class –  2 (23kgs each piece)

Infants :

1 – (10kgs) not exceeding total dimensions 115 cms or 45 inch.

Excess Baggage Charges :

KWD 35/- will apply for oversized baggage.

Preferred Dimensions :

Maximum Dimension 158cm/62inch.





Amenities that Cathay Pacific Airways Provides Best

Let’s check out few amenities that Cathay Pacific Airways provides to its guests in it’s 4 different travel classes

  • First class
  • Business class
  • Premium economy class
  • Economy class

Passengers with Cathay Pacific booking for first class can enjoy :

  • You can sit back/sleep comfortably in Cathay airlines’ fully flatbeds in the sky. Every seat is enabled with in-seat power outlet and USB port.
  • You can set up your office in the sky and don’t miss your productivity with the Wi-Fi service onboard.
  • You can keep in touch with your family and friends with uninterrupted mobile connectivity.
  • You can experience the warmth of Asian hospitality from the crew.
  • Premium lounges access is also offered at the airport

Passengers with Cathay Pacific Airways booking for business class :

  • You can enjoy a smooth check-in process
  • There is a generous baggage allowance to benefit from
  • Guests with Business class booking can experience the added comfort/privacy on long-haul or regional flights with the ergonomically designed seating arrangement.
  • There’s a modern in-flight entertainment system to keep you busy during the journey.
  • Stay connected and work as on ground with the Wi-Fi connectivity.

Fly in comfortable Cathay Airlines’ Premium Economy class :

  • Convenient check-in
  • Get greeted by the well trained cabin crew with a glass of champagne; snacks and drinks
  • 8 inch reclining seats with expanded legroom will keep you relax
  • Get additional comfort with the customized & complimentary amenity kits

Cathay Airlines’ Economy class :

  • You can relax in the redesigned comfy seats
  • There’s a warm welcome onboard
  • The seats are designed with a new amenity storage to keep your essentials safe
  • The seats have 6” reclining and come with hand rests and side wings

Experience the pleasant journey with Cathy Pacific Airways incredible services. So, what are you waiting for?

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Sharjah to Trivandrum Flight Schedules

Sharjah to Trivandrum Flight Schedules 3 Sharjah to Trivandrum flights scheduled Per day. Only 1 direct flight operating between Sharjah and Trivandrum route. Jet Airways & Air India Airlines operating & offering lowest fare flight tickets from Sharjah to Trivandrum. The shortest travel time required is 3h 55m. About Sharjah : Sharjah is a United Arab […]

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