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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.

April 8, 2014

Amman and Beijing agreed to expedite the implementation of development schemes China has agreed to fund through grants
09:55 GMT

China has extended more than $162 million to Jordan in the form of loans and grants between 1999 and 2013.

April 6, 2014

Riyadh and Jeddah are among the biggest 10 cities in terms of having the largest number of new hotel projects in the Middle East
11:55 GMT

The volume of hospitality market in the Kingdom is expected to grow by 4 percent to $93billion (SR348 billion) in the next five years.

During the ceremony
09:58 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has held a ceremony to award certificates to its colleagues who have completed online Harvard courses.

During the event
08:49 GMT
(press release)

In an effort to support the underprivileged children of Jordan, Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel hosted a fundraising gala dinner attended by Social Development Minister Ms. Reem Abu Hassan.

April 3, 2014

Ramada Ajman Earth Hour
12:04 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman switched off the lights in the lobby, restaurants and the hotel’s public areas on 29th March from 8:30 to 9:30 pm in support of Earth Hour.

April 2, 2014

Concorde Spa
11:46 GMT
(press release)

To celebrate its fourth year anniversary, Concorde Hotel Fujairah launches the 4+1 anniversary blowout, inclusive of room, dining and spa deals for the whole month of April.

April 1, 2014

Oman enjoys breathtaking nature and something for everyone to enjoy. (Image: Oman-nature.com)
14:05 GMT

Oman is working on promoting tourism in the Sultanate across its neighboring GCC countries.

Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Ajman
10:04 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman received the Tez Worldberry Award during an exclusive awarding event hosted by Tez Tour at Space Moscow Club in Russia.

Inspection teams immediately contacted the visitors and tourists and informed them that the excess money charged would be refunded
09:55 GMT

In an unprecedented move, more than 30 hotel and furnished apartment owners along Jeddah’s Corniche were ordered to pay back customers a combined SR300,000 in excess charges during the 10-day spring break.

Sharjah is likely to see 30 new hotels in the next three years, adding around 4,000 rooms to the existing 10,000 rooms
07:16 GMT

Sharjah’s hotel revenue is expected to increase by at least 10 per cent this year.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait during Earth Hour
06:04 GMT

During the event, the hotel turned off most of the lighting in the operation areas and dimmed the lights in the public areas, restaurants and outside the hotel building.

March 31, 2014

Crowne Plaza Amman
10:07 GMT

For the occasion of Mother’s Day, Crowne Plaza Amman participated in honoring a group of mothers in collaboration with Hala FM.

Tourism dirham will not discourage travellers from staying at hotels in Dubai since they are paying a small fee
08:55 GMT

The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.

March 27, 2014

Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, President, Elaf Group of Companies and a member of the Makkah Tourism Development Council
10:21 GMT
(press release)

A recent report released by the Saudi Commission on Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has indicated that Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is set to create 1.7 million jobs over the coming six years.

Dubai hopes to welcome 20 million visitors annually by the year 2020 (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce announced this week that it is on track to reach one of its key Dubai Vision 2020 objectives: to attract 20 million tourists annually.