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For the third consecutive year, the United Arab Emirates has been named as the country in which most Arab youth would like to live as well as the country they would most like their own nation to emulate.
April 8, 2014 - 03:55 GMT
The UAE was ranked as the happiest Arab country and the 17th happiest in the world in the 2013 World Happiness Report, commissioned by the United Nations.

July 24, 2013

Hotel room capacity in Oman is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.3 per cent over the period 2011 to 2016
12:55 GMT

The outlook for new resorts and hotels in Oman looks promising with over 3,000 hotel rooms due for completion by the end of 2014.

The average daily rent, pegged at $204 last year, is expected to grow to $227 by 2016
08:55 GMT

The hospitality industry in the GCC, home to world-class hotels and recreation facilities, is poised to grow at 6.93 per cent to reach $24.92 billion by 2016, a report issued by Kuwait Financial Centre yesterday said.

July 22, 2013

During the blood donation campaign
08:35 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort is keen on undertaking and executing humanitarian initiatives and being supportive of its local community.

The virus could seriously impact the tourism industry once it reaches epidemic proportions
05:56 GMT

The tourism sector has experienced a subdued demand in July.

July 21, 2013

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa
10:26 GMT

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa is now accredited as the first approved training center for the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance UK in Jordan.

During the event
08:05 GMT
(press release)

In observance of the Holy month of Ramadan, the management and staff of Ramada Downtown, in collaboration with Green Hopes, hand over donated items to Beit Al Khair Society.

July 18, 2013

Hilton Worldwide
05:52 GMT
(press release)

Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa announced the launch of its popular Great Getaway promotion campaign for the MEA region.

July 17, 2013

The search engine giant believes Streetview enhances users’ knowledge of landmarks and helps boost overall navigation, given that 40 per cent of all its searches are location oriented
15:55 GMT

Burj Khalifa has become the first skyscraper globally and first major landmark in the MENA region to be mapped out by Google Streetview.

The virus, first detected in Saudi Arabia last year, has infected 81 people and killed 45 worldwide
13:55 GMT

Travel to the UAE will not be affected at the moment by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS-CoV, industry experts said.

Bugra Berberoglu, General Manager of the landmark Abu Dhabi hotel, Emirates Palace
10:49 GMT

Kempinski Hotels has announced the appointment Bugra Berberoglu to the role of Senior Vice President of Regional Operations for India, Middle East & Africa.

Ramada Ajman Hotel Exterior
07:26 GMT
(press release)

The Dubai Municipality recently commended Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman for its significant commitment and innovation in reducing waste through its Zero Landfill initiative.

July 16, 2013

The Kingdom has so far spent SR100 billion to develop Makkah into a modern city with improved services to meet the needs of millions of pilgrims
13:55 GMT

A tourism official in Makkah has confirmed that the prices of hotels have undergone radical change and returned to their normal rates.

At the Iftar
09:38 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman hosted a big Iftar for the media members in Jordan and many corporate accounts, as well as travel agents on the fifth day of Ramadan.

July 15, 2013

Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel
09:27 GMT
(press release)

Drake & Scull International was awarded by Arabtec Construction LLC (Arabtec).

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
06:21 GMT

An authentic Arabian experience awaits guests during the holy month of Ramadan at the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, named Qatar’s Leading Conference Hotel at this year’s World Travel Awards.