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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 14, 2014

Ben Gurion Airport expects 1.2 million passengers over the holiday, up 25% from 2013.
17:46 GMT

Despite tense relations, Turkey is the top destination for Israelis this Passover, with 6,300 people planning to spend the holiday there

During the event
09:37 GMT

In its ongoing commitment to help and support the local community, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea hosted the Jordanian Women’s Development Association of the Deaf on a fun-filled day.

April 13, 2014

Khartik Kumar, The New Housekeeping Manager at Emirates Grand Hotel
15:40 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Grand Hotel has recently appointed Khartik Kumar as Housekeeping Manager and will be in charge of planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the Housekeeping Department.

Dubai welcomed over 10 million tourists in 2013 (File/AFP)
14:00 GMT

Dubai has been nominated in the TripAdvisor Traveller Choice Awards as one of the best places to visit in 2014.

Food for thought: Saudi Arabia's food consumption grew by 55.3 percent since 2012 (File/AFP)
13:30 GMT

Saudi's yearly food, hotel & hospitality Arabia exhibition takes opens on Sunday with over 400 booths set up from other countries.

Six Flags Entertainment currently operates 18 parks across the U.S., Mexico and Canada (Getty/AFP)
13:00 GMT

U.S. Six Flags brand will open a new theme park in Jebel Ali. The move is set to increase tourism in Dubai and create a bigger business partnership between America and the UAE.

EY Emirati Engineers
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Etihad Airways recognised its top ten performing Emirati female engineering trainees by giving them the chance to attend the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida.

April 10, 2014

GCC Ecotourism Conference at Ramada Ajman
09:33 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman recently hosted the first GCC Ecotourism Conference at the property’s Majestic Ballroom, on 30th and 31st March, as part of the ongoing UAE Green Festival.

April 8, 2014

Colleagues of Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
10:53 GMT

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea has recently celebrated both Mother’s Day and its annual staff gathering.

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.