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Israel's war against Hamas came at the beginning of the peak tourist season, which includes July and August and runs through the Jewish High Holiday season and early winter.
September 29, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
The summertime fighting delivered a serious hit to Israel's thriving tourism industry, causing losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and sparking concern that aftershocks may continue well after the war.

April 13, 2011

Park Hyatt Maldives
10:27 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced the 2011 opening of key properties across the United Arab Emirates (UAE), India and the Maldives.

"Love Arranged", a documentary directed by Dubai-based filmmaker Soniya Kirpalani
07:15 GMT
(press release)

The 4th Gulf Film Festival will screen 3 films on India in Dubai underscoring the broader mandate of the festival to bring contemporary cinema from around the world to promote intercultural dialogue.

April 12, 2011

Adventure drama "Raneen" by Maitham Al Musawi
13:59 GMT
(press release)

Seven Omani films – including five making their global debut – will be screened at the fourth Gulf Film Festival.

Abdulhamid Juma, Gulf Film Festival Chairman
09:12 GMT
(press release)

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival Dubai, the home of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Gulf nations, Iraq and Yemen, will screen 153 films from 31 countries free.

Omer Kaddouri, Chief Operating Officer, Rotana with Melissa Reid
07:45 GMT
(press release)

Rotana, the leading hotel management company in the Middle East and Africa, announced signing an agreement with Melissa Reid.

Avsar Koc, Regional Director of Sales Middle East, Kempinski Hotels
07:09 GMT
(press release)

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are set to welcome five new luxury hotels by 2012, says winner of Best Brands’ 2011 Best Service award, Kempinski Hotels.

April 11, 2011

The iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel, Jumeirah, in Dubai
13:33 GMT
(press release)

Artaaj, organizers of the ‘Big Boys Toys’ show, the region’s leading luxury lifestyle event, has revealed that the UAE still remains a top venue for high-end lifestyle luxury exhibitions.

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.