Asus ROG launches Nvidia GeForce RTX lineup

ASUS Mothership GZ700 has been launched in the Middle East.
Updated 23 January 2019
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Asus ROG launches Nvidia GeForce RTX lineup

Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG), a gaming brand, has launched its Nvidia GeForce RTX notebook lineup in the Middle East. It features two new flagship products, Mothership (GZ700) and Zephyrus S (GX701). The ROG Mothership (GZ700) is a 17.3-inch full HD detachable gaming laptop equipped with a factory-overclocked Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card, while the ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design graphics. 

“Launching the products here in the Middle East first after their unveiling at CES 2019 is a reflection of how important the Middle East is to ROG. Consumers here have shown that they want the latest innovations that ROG brings to gaming, and we appreciate their support and faith in our products,” said Jeff Lo, Asus MENA regional head. 

He added:“Esports (electronic sports) appears to have become an important dimension of the future of sports in the MENA region.” With the announcement of Dubai X-Stadium last year, Dubai is soon to become a regional and global hub for hosting video gaming events. This gives us an opportunity to attract millions of esports gamers, spectators and enthusiasts from across the globe. And as a brand, we align ourselves to the visions of the leaders and provide best of innovations for the esports industry.”


Oman’s SalamAir marks 2 years of affordable travel

Updated 19 February 2019
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Oman’s SalamAir marks 2 years of affordable travel

SalamAir recently celebrated two years of affordable travel to a growing range of destinations. This landmark occasion sees the airline mark various milestones, including the growth of operations and expansion of fleet and destinations.

Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO of SalamAir, said: “Our success so far has been built on the promise of offering a different proposition to travelers locally and regionally. We have been focused on providing guests with affordable, flexible and rewarding travel options across our expanding network. We have also been focused on optimizing our operations, while looking into the future by investing in one of the most in-demand aircraft, the A320neos, a model that promises to improve our passenger experience and efficiency. With the first one already delivered and flying, we will be adding five more A320neos taking our fleet size to nine, compared to three when we started two years ago.” 

Since its inaugural flight from Salalah to Muscat on Jan. 30, 2017, SalamAir has carried over 1.4 million passengers. The airline enjoyed a steady rise in passenger footfall powered by its expanding route network currently standing at 14 destinations, competitive price offers, as well as the customer-centric loyalty program “More on Air.”

The program rewards guests with a one-way airline ticket in exchange for 10 boarding passes collected within a year. The airline has three “easy fare” options: Light, Friendly and Flexi, as well as a fairly priced menu of extras, such as extra luggage allowance, seat selection and priority check-in options. The airline recently introduced a new meal menu onboard.

CEO Ahmed added: “With the arrival of the new fleet, we will open up new destinations, some of which will be the first time connecting through direct flights to Muscat like Alexandria in Egypt, plus some unique summer destinations. We will connect the rest of the GCC and increase the frequencies in many of our current destinations where we have seen increased demand.” 

SalamAir also offers its guests a selection of promotions, such as the “Tempting Tuesday” weekly deal on all fares.