Kenya Tourism Board in Dubai

Kenya emerges as a popular travel destination for Middle East travellers

Kenya is increasingly its promotion activities aimed at attracting tourists from the Middle East as its tourist industry has been recovering from a slump due to recent events like kidnappings of tourists by Somali pirates and weakness in the euro-zone economy. Against such a backdrop, the United Arab Emirates presents Kenya with huge opportunity to tap tourist arrivals by virtue of its proximity that Kenya enjoys with a less than five hours flight time from Dubai to Nairobi. There are [...]

Uganda Stall at ATM Dubai

Uganda woos tourists from the Middle East

Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Uganda’s stall at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai In order to boost its tourism income, Uganda is making efforts to promote its tourism industry internationally. As part of this plan, the country hosted a special stand at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai to showcase its tourism products in the Middle East markets. “Arabian Travel Market is an important event for us and helps us reach new markets in the Middle east region,” said Edwin [...]

Tanzania attracts Gulf Tourists

Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar woo tourists from the Arabian Gulf region

A move to strengthened destination marketing and boost tourism in the land of Kilimanjaro and spices, Destination Zanzibar returns to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, through strategic alliance with Zanzibar Commission for Tourism (ZCT), Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators (ZATO), Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) and Tanzania Tourism Board under the banner “Tanzania – the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & the Serengeti”. Determined to develop a holistic campaign that delivers a stronger voice and aligned vision, this partnership [...]

Emirates Casablanca

Emirates Starts Airbus A380 Flights to Morocco

Rabat – Emirates airlines launched its Airbus A380 flight from Dubai to Casablanca’s Mohammed V Airport. In a communiqué published Sunday on its official website, Emirates airlines said that it is the first A380 operator to fly into North Africa and South America. It also made a return to Tokyo-Narita. “Early Sunday morning, from its hub in Dubai, Emirates flight EK318 set off for Narita, Japan. This was followed by flight EK751 to Casablanca, and then flight EK261 to Sao Paulo,” [...]

lubricant exports to Africa

Tanzania to ban sub standard lubricant imports

Tanzania is adopting tough measures to check the the inflow of substandard lubricants into the country. Tanzania is an important market for lubricants in Africa. This was announced in the backdrop of the announcement by the Government Chemist Laboratory Agency (GCLA) that over 50 per cent of imported lubricants in the country are of inferior quality. Industry, Trade and Investment Minister Charles Mwijage said the new measures will involve strict restriction and regulation of lubricant dealers. Tanzania consumes 30 million litres of [...]

Kenya Dubai Business Forum

Dubai-Kenya Trade Relations Further Boosted

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, hosted a business forum in Nairobi, marking the conclusion of a five-day trade mission to Kenya, which provided varied opportunities for companies from the UAE and Kenya to come closer and mutually explore new opportunities. Dubai Kenya trade relations are set for further consolidation in the years to come. The mission attracted a large number of Kenyan businesses, encouraged by the growing bilateral relations between [...]


Marriott International Opens First Property in Kenya

In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is strategically located in the upmarket [...]


Future of Africa

The last large source of arable land, minerals and fossil fuels, Africa may also be the continent that is the least-equipped to manage and protect its resources sustainably. If pursued with nature’s value in mind, Africa’s future growth could mean long-term prosperity for its people; if not, it could bring unsustainable consumption, resource extraction and environmental degradation. Here are some of the changes facing the future of Africa: 1. There are more Africans than ever before 2. In 2014, one in six people [...]