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Domestic tourism has grown significantly of late, spending in this sector soaring from SR59 billion in 2010 to SR103 billion in 2014.
October 27, 2014 - 16:47 GMT
In fact, Saudi Arabia has everything to win the hearts of even the most discriminating foreign traveler

October 30, 2014

Kenza Restaurant
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(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai officially opens its revamped all-day dining venue, Kenza Restaurant, in a launch event held on 28th October.

October 27, 2014

ABCR website available in PC tablet smartphone
08:51 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre & Residence has revamped its website to reflect its corporate values and make it more interactive with the hotel visitors.

October 22, 2014

ABCR newly refurbished food court
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(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is proud to present a new look for its Al Teaba Food Court in line with the property’s renovation of all rooms and suites aimed at transforming itself into a satisfying dining destination.

Work on the dome, which consists of 85 super-sized steel elements and weighs 7,000 tonnes, began in December 2013.
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The construction of all the galleries has also been completed structurally, along with the concrete work for the museum’s basement levels and the security screening facility.

October 21, 2014

Shoukry believes that, besides the GCC, Jordan represents approximately 80% of total Arab tourism to Egypt.
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The Ministry of Tourism is aiming for regional tourism to account for 20% of the total inbound tourism to Egypt, according

October 19, 2014

The two-week trip sets back each participant at least £9,000 ($14,333) and some as much as £25,000 including.
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The train may carry more wealth than the annual economic output of some of the places it crosses.

October 16, 2014

Emirates Palace spa
09:17 GMT
(press release)

Visitors to Emirates Palace can expect the royal treatment at a new spa that ‎brings world-renowned spa brands to the capital.

October 15, 2014

The joint venture will see a range of branded hotels opening in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Istanbul (File)
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Leading Dubai developer Damac Properties has joined forces with Paramount Hotels and Resorts to open luxury hotels across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah and Istanbul.

October 14, 2014

Key issues are due to be discussed at the delegation in Kuwait, namely how to boost tourism in the region (File/AFP)
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GCC ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss how to boost tourism in the region. The delegation is due to be lead by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities President Prince Sultan bin Salman.

October 5, 2014

The evening welcomed several dignitaries, corporates and media.
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Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi hosted an exclusive event of appreciation for a significant number of their clients and supporters as a gesture of gratitude that had a positive impact over the past year on the hotel and contributed towards the success of Hyatt Capital Gate.

Patrons visiting burger joint ny uae’s Dubai outlet, located along Wasl’s City Walk, will experience true Big Apple burger heritage, with its interior of brick walls, fire escape, high ceilings and imported New York lamp post.
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Visitors to City Walk Dubai and Nation Towers in Abu Dhabi can now celebrate a special Eid break with families and friends in an authentic New York burger bar atmosphere, courtesy of burger joint ny uae.

October 2, 2014

Emirates First Officer, Khalid Binsultan, surrounded  by Arab Idol contestants in front of the Emirates A380 Experience in the Dubai Mall
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Emirates, a global connector of people and places, recently hosted the final 26 contestants of Arab Idol on a once in a lifetime VIP trip to Dubai.

October 1, 2014

Currently under way is the multibillion dollar expansion of the airport to increase the overall capacity to over 40 million passengers per year
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In August 2014, the top five routes from Abu Dhabi International Airport were Bangkok, London, Doha, Manila, and Bahrain.

“DV-2016 visas will be issued between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016,” the statement added.
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The annual DV programme “makes US immigrant visas available through a computer-generated random lottery for persons who meet strict eligibility requirements”.

September 30, 2014

During the event
12:19 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among visiting tourist and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted a familiarization tour for a group of Russian tour operators to showcase the new features and upgraded amenities of the property.