Six Continents Hotels Links with ARN, Emirates to Turn on Travel Spotlight

Six Continents Hotels has linked up with Emirates, and Arabian Radio Network (ARN), to highlight the unique tourist attractions of Egypt and Jordan, and also turn the spotlight on one of the UAE’s rising getaway destinations.

Later this month, ARN will broadcast a series of travel programmes exploring Egypt, Jordan, and the oasis city of Al Ain, on its Arabic (Al Arabia - 98.9) and English (Free - 96.7) channels.

Six Continents Hotels, which operates 59 Inter-Continental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts in the Middle East, worked with ARN to plan this first series of travel programmes, with support from Emirates, the international airline of the UAE.

The programmes will feature competitions giving listeners the chance to win getaway breaks in Egypt, Jordan, and Al Ain, courtesy of Six Continents Hotels and Emirates.

After arriving in Egypt aboard one of Emirates’ daily flights between Dubai and Cairo, ARN presenters Mahira Abdel Aziz, Kholoud El-Sharaf and Dalia Khalaf take listeners on a journey exploring some of the country’s multitude of attractions, stretching from the banks of the Nile to the Giza Pyramids and the Red Sea Riviera.


The Semiramis Inter-Continental Cairo and the Pyramids Park Inter-Continental Resort prove ideal bases for visitors arriving to discover Egypt, and Egyptian hospitality.

From the hustle and bustle of the capital, the focus switches to the relaxing Red Sea coast, where the Crowne Plaza Resort Sharm El Sheikh has become a spectacular new attraction for leisure travellers from other parts of the Middle East, and Europe.

Another Crowne Plaza Resort hosts the second team of ARN presenters, Nayla Al-Khaja, Dima Al-Sayeh, and Intisar Al-Ozaizi, as they arrive in Jordan with Emirates. The Crowne Plaza Resort Petra is a short stroll from the tombs and temples built by the ancient Nabataeans. In Amman, the Amra Forum Hotel, re-branding to Amra Crowne Plaza Hotel Amman later this year, launches the ARN team on visits to the Jordanian capital’s restored Roman theatre, the intriguing Roman city of Jerash, and the Dead Sea, famous for its therapeutic qualities.

Finally, ARN presenters, Mai Al-Dahah, Mariahan Al-Dousouki and Naseem Ramadan arrive at the Hotel Inter-Continental Al Ain to sample the lure of the UAE’s garden city, an increasingly popular getaway retreat. The ARN travel programmes will be broadcast on the Lifestyle Show on Al Arabia (98.9) and on the Mid-morning show on Free (96.7) from April 22-27 (Egypt), from April 28 to May 1 (Jordan) and May 2-3 (Al Ain). ARN competition winners will be announced during live broadcasts from the Six Continents Hotels stand during Arabian Travel Market, at Airport Expo Dubai, from May 7 - 10.