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Chinese tourist numbers have recovered from their plunge following the 2012 eruption of the spat between Beijing and Tokyo over islands in the East China Sea.
July 13, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers.

April 11, 2011

Raneen, a film from Oman by Maitham Al Musawi
13:03 GMT
(press release)

Eighteen young filmmakers from the Gulf region, Yemen and Iraq are competing for the Gulf Competition, Students Awards at the fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival to be held from April 14 to 20.

Armani Hotel Dubai culinary team
11:19 GMT
(press release)

Armani Hotel Dubai, is hosting culinary master classes led by expert chefs that allow participants to experience the eminent hospitality standards set by this iconic hotel.

Abdullah Boushahri’s "Heaven’s Water"
11:02 GMT
(press release)

Ten movies that draw on Kuwait’s heritage or are inspired by modern challenges will be screened next week as part of the fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival.

Four Seasons Hotel Amman
08:09 GMT
(press release)

Escape the daily grind courtesy of a spring celebration getaway package, Spring with Style at Four Seasons Hotel Amman.

April 10, 2011

The short film from France, "Amsterdam"
14:21 GMT
(press release)

Fourteen films from Germany, Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Brazil, Iran and India will compete for honours at the inaugural International Shorts competition of the fourth Gulf Film Festival.

Al Halabi Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel Damascus
11:38 GMT
(press release)

Hotel has established itself as a leader based on its superior offering and commitment to raising local industry standards.

Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay in Oman
11:29 GMT
(press release)

For the 2011, annual ‘World Luxury Spa Awards’, Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay was named ‘Country Winner’ in the ‘Best Luxury Resort Spa’ category.

A screenshot of "Night to Remember" film
08:19 GMT
(press release)

The second Gulf Nights open forum for regional and international cinema professionals, enthusiasts and media will be held at Dubai Festival City on the sidelines of the fourth Gulf Film Festival.

April 7, 2011

Realistic takes on modern-day issues, the films are also a reflection of the Arab youth perspective
14:32 GMT
(press release)

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival is showcasing 12 documentaries by young Arab filmmakers as part of its Student Competition segment.

Simon Casson, Regional Vice President, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, MENA region
13:21 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha is delighted to announce that General Manager Simon Casson has been appointed Regional Vice President.

Lieberman and McCain at Ramses Hilton in Cairo
09:36 GMT

Two leading US senators Democrat Joseph Lieberman and Republican John McCain visited Ramses Hilton for an official TV interview with CNN

Italian delicacy at Certo
09:01 GMT

Certo Italian Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City is celebrating Easter with a special menu on 24th and 25th April 2011.

The 4th Gulf Film Festival
07:38 GMT
(press release)

The Gulf Film Festival, the home of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian Peninsula, will this year honour three of the region’s leading lights as part of its fourth edition

April 6, 2011

World-renowned baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and soprano Ekaterina Siurina mesmerise audience with performance of opera’s greatest arias
15:29 GMT
(press release)

The sounds of opera’s best known arias brought the auditorium of the Emirates Palace to life last night for the rousing finale of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2011.

Sheraton is the number one contributor to Starwood’s global growth
10:35 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced that its Sheraton brand continues to lead the company’s global growth and strengthen Starwood’s position.