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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.

August 12, 2014


Revenue-per-available-room (RevPAR) has seen a 7.4 per cent decline to Dh290.23,
16:08 GMT

The initial results show an 11.8-percent decline in occupancy to 45.4 percent.

August 11, 2014

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh
09:51 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh is always keen to bring all the family closer together.

August 6, 2014

Millennium Resort Mussanah
09:12 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah has recorded maximum occupancy during Eid Al Fitr with the 304 well-appointed rooms and apartments in high demand during the extended holiday period.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa
06:32 GMT

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea has been named among the top 10 spas worldwide, in the latest accolade awarded to the resort and its famed spa.

August 4, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo
10:41 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence is offering a special Rooms and Suites Promotion for all guests looking forward to a short break or an extended vacation in the Egyptian capital this summer.

July 31, 2014

Outbound tour operators told The Jordan Times the majority of bookings are for all destinations in Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya and Marmaris.
14:48 GMT

With Eid Al Fitr vacation starting Monday, Jordanians are flocking to seaside destinations, with Turkey topping the list.

July 30, 2014

The start of Eid Al Fitr sees tourists from the region flock to the UK with Worldpay’s data showing that they are set to exceed by a quarter the £152.40 ($258.83) per transaction registered in August last year.
12:19 GMT

Visitors from the Middle East are forecast to increase their spending in the UK by 25 percent post-Ramadan, according to card processing firm Worldpay.

The start of Eid Al Fitr sees tourists from the region flock to the UK with Worldpay’s data showing that they are set to exceed by a quarter the £152.40 ($258.83) per transaction registered in August last year.
04:55 GMT

Visitors from the Middle East are forecast to increase their spending in the UK by 25 percent post-Ramadan, according to card processing firm Worldpay.

July 29, 2014

Al Bustan Centre and Residence
10:03 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among tourists and businessmen located in the heart of Dubai, will now have a new and more vibrant look with the near completion of its major renovation.

July 27, 2014

The government's allegations of 'immoral activities' in some hotels are believed to be a reference to prostitution.
22:57 GMT

In the past, Eid has meant an increase in customer numbers for the hotels in Bahrain classified as three-star.

He also pointed out an improvement by 3.8 percent in the business of travel agencies during the past six months compared to the same period last year.
22:45 GMT

Abboud noted that the airlines’ activity will remain this way until Sept. 10, expressing optimism for a great tourism season in August.

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
06:58 GMT
(press release)

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel will celebrate Eid Al Fitr this year by offering guests a special buffet on Eid days.

July 24, 2014

The increase in tourism resulted from Lebanon’s “renewed openness to Gulf countries and the new dynamic in the tourism sector that accompanied the security plan
10:56 GMT

The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
06:57 GMT

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha offers special packages during “Eid Al Fitr” a Deluxe Room for QR 1,555.

July 23, 2014

The luxury hotel chain will open a branch in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach later this year (File)
09:30 GMT

Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is aiming to open on December 1, the hotel chain announced.