General Travel News

DNATA Turns 50

The Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA) was set up in 1959 to help provide personnel and systems for reservations, departure control and IT in order to give Emirates a boost.  It is known by the maternal nickname, ‘mother of Emirates Airline”.   Over the years the company became such an accomplished and diversified provider of airport and travel services that it became known as ‘the airline without aircraft’. 

President of DNATA and Emirates Group Services said “It was effectively an airline.  It was the sole ground handler at the airport, it had all the departure control activity, it did everything.  It was the agent for nearly every airline in Dubai. It just didn’t have aeroplanes.”   DNATA still does not have areoplanes but is extremely profitable  The company generated revenues of Dh3.16 billion (US$860 million) last fiscal year, 24 percent higher than the previous year.  Profits increased 66 percent to Dh507 million - very desirable returns during the worst economic downturn in 70 years.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

Mexico City, Mexico

Address: Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City. Website: http://www.momamexico.com/home.html Contains permanent displays by legendary artists, including works by Diego Rivera (who also painted the murals on the National Palace), his wife and student, painter Frida Kahlo, and David Siqueiros. Also houses contemporary artwork by up-and-coming artists from around Mexico and from around th...

Museum Adam Malik

Museum Adam Malik

Jakarta, Indonesia

A small museum dedicated to Mr Adam Malik, one of the renowned figures of Indonesian history, who represented Indonesia in the United Nations, among many of his other feats as Indonesian foreign minister. ...

Cisternerne

Cisternerne

Copenhagen, Denmark

A unique museum dedicated to promote modern glass art which includes glass monuments, statues and the like. A striking feature which Forbes pointed out was its unusual place for exhibiting glass work in all of Europe. The museum has two entrances where you will be welcomed by two glass pyramids. Address: Galerie Max Seidenfaden, Pile Alle 55, 2000 Telephone: 33 21 93 10                ...

The Dutch Period Museum

The Dutch Period Museum

Colombo, Sri Lanka

This museum, housed in a colonial building dating back to the 18th century, showcases material and artefacts from the Dutch colonial rule, such as wood and ivory furniture, documents from the era, maps and photographs of the Dutch in Sri Lanka, and even crockery. Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. No 95 Prince Street, Pettah, Colombo 11. Phone: 0094112 448466. ...