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Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year
August 25, 2014 - 06:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia continued to be Dubai’s primary source market as more than 5.8 million tourists stayed in Dubai hotels during the first half of 2014.

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Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck
14:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is proud to announce it will offer diners in Manama the ultimate in culinary experiences with the addition of three concepts by the iconic, Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck.

Abu Dhabi has 157 hotels and hotel apartments across the city (Image: Trip Discovery)
08:45 GMT

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi rose by three points in July while in industry saw a hike in guest arrivals by 26 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

Incidents of sexual assault  have harmed Egypt’s tourism reputation recently, said head of the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Tourism, Ilhamy Zayat.
00:42 GMT

The Chamber of Hotels will meet this week to study Ministry of Tourism resolutions to confront sexual harassment and assault in the tourism sector.

August 31, 2014

Hotel occupancy in Dubai slid by 4.6 percent in July (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector barely managed to break even in July. Occupancy levels slid by 4.6 percent due to a summer slowdown including the month of Ramadan.

August 28, 2014

CEO of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Imad Darwish, said there is a greater need of hotels ahead of Dubai Expo 2020 (Image: File)
11:55 GMT

Jannah Hotels and Resorts is planning to expand across the UAE by introducing more apartment hotels and brands to the company.

The new system is due to be launched on October 1 (Image: Internations)
07:44 GMT

Bahrain is due to launch a high tech visa system, which will enable visitors from 102 countries to apply for and secure their visas online.

August 27, 2014

Rashid Al Marri from Dubai Economic Department  and Mouhanad El Rammah_ Mall Manager_Al Bustan Centre and Residence
07:58 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, a top residential, shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted the second raffle draw of this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises.

That occupancy rates have dropped by 50 percent over the past week
06:57 GMT

Children’s new bedtimes for school are keeping families away from entertainment venues, leading to a sharp dip in revenues following an extravagant 100-percent occupancy rate during Ramadan and Eid.

August 26, 2014

Almost 60,000 Chinese tourists checked into Abu Dhabi hotels in H1, an increase of 189 percent from the previous year (File/AFP)
08:05 GMT

Abu Dhabi has seen a huge rise in Chinese visitors in H1 according to the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority following a Chinese Visitor Summit in the Emirate.

August 25, 2014

Millennium & Copthorne
08:56 GMT
(press release)

Millennium & Copthorne is participating in today’s Chinese Visitor Summit, aiming to increase its share of the soaring inbound Chinese visitor numbers into the UAE and wider Middle East.

Hotel revenues went up by 10.9 percent in the first half 2014 (File)
07:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel industry welcomed over 5.8 million tourists in the first half of the year with revenues reaching £3.18 billion, up by 10.9 percent.

August 21, 2014

“I would still go because I know those places and I know what to wear when going to them,” she said.
15:27 GMT

An attached map singled out Edgware Road, the area between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road, and the Oxford Circus and Bond Street area.

August 20, 2014

During the event
11:36 GMT

Ramada Downtown Dubai organized its first ever fundraising activity in support of cancer patients in the UAE.

August 19, 2014

During the celebration
10:10 GMT

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman celebrated the India-Pakistan Independence Day with a first of its kind grand event titled “Friends Beyond Borders”.

August 14, 2014

Al Bustan Centre and Residence Healthy sandwich promotion
06:02 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is promoting a wide selection of mouth-watering and healthy sandwiches at its Pastry Shop and Food Court from 14th to 30th August 2014.