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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 4, 2011

The Dhol Foundation band at the opening ceremony
13:49 GMT
(press release)

The WOMAD Abu Dhabi Festival 2011, which is being organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage was launched today at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi.

Junior Grand Prix, one of the popular rides for children at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
13:47 GMT
(press release)

A Chinese family festival is coming to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi in celebration of the Chinese Grand Prix taking place from 15-17 April 2011.

Swiss-Belhotel Dubai
09:54 GMT

Swiss-Belhotel International is pleased to announce the signing of a management agreement with Sardar Investments, a part of Sardar Group, for the management of a 4 star international hotel in Erbil.

Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Festival Director, Gulf Film Festival
07:51 GMT
(press release)

The Gulf Film Festival Dubai, the home of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian Peninsula, has received a record 1,412 submissions from 98 countries.

April 3, 2011

Dr Shylaja Pillai, new Spa Manager
14:19 GMT
(press release)

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates announces the appointment of Dr Shylaja Pillai as the new Spa Manager at Softouch Spa, one of the most respected Ayurvedic spas in Dubai.

During the award ceremony
13:59 GMT
(press release)

The second Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Awards were presented to 40 individuals and organisations.

Gulf Film Festival 2010 drew more than 150 industry delegates, 190 filmmakers and 200 media from 29 countries
10:36 GMT
(press release)

The Gulf Film Festival, has opened its doors to industry professionals, students and media for its fourth edition to be held from April 14 to 20, 2011 at Dubai Festival City.

Janet Abrahams, Area Director Sales & Marketing Levant Region, Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
10:23 GMT

Bugra Berberoglu, Regional Director Levant Region and General Manager Kempinski Hotel Ishtar, Dead Sea, announces appointment of Janet Abrahams as Area Director Sales & Marketing Levant Region.

Planet Hollywood Qatar will feature 300 guest rooms, restaurant, café, lounge, meeting facilities, fitness center, spa and pool
08:21 GMT
(press release)

Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to manage three new-construction Planet Hollywood hotels in Central America, the Middle East and Asia.

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform today in Sharjah, April 3
07:38 GMT
(press release)

The Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) has partnered together with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Premiere Music College Prague to celebrate the 7th Emirates International Peace Music Festival.

March 31, 2011

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba represents brand’s first in a fast-growing pipeline of hotels and resorts to open in the region
15:05 GMT

Hilton Worldwide today announced the debut of its first hotel in Jordan with the opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the Middle East.

Solis Doha is expected to open in 2015
13:31 GMT

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development today announced the appointment of Solis Hotels & Resorts, led by legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, to manage the new five-star Solis.

The 2010 awarding ceremony
12:51 GMT
(press release)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai is honouring the unsung heroes of the Emirate’s cultural and arts scene, once again.

Earn 1,000 extra HHonors points per night at participating hotels worldwide
08:44 GMT

Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s ten distinct hotel brands, today announces its latest global promotion called Grand Nights.

March 30, 2011

Bride Show 2011 is endorsed by Dubai Ladies Club's creative designers
15:30 GMT

Dubai Ladies Club, a member of Dubai Women Establishment, will host a special fashion show at Dubai Bride Show.