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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 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.

April 1, 2014

Oman enjoys breathtaking nature and something for everyone to enjoy. (Image: Oman-nature.com)
14:05 GMT

Oman is working on promoting tourism in the Sultanate across its neighboring GCC countries.

Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Ajman
10:04 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman received the Tez Worldberry Award during an exclusive awarding event hosted by Tez Tour at Space Moscow Club in Russia.

Inspection teams immediately contacted the visitors and tourists and informed them that the excess money charged would be refunded
09:55 GMT

In an unprecedented move, more than 30 hotel and furnished apartment owners along Jeddah’s Corniche were ordered to pay back customers a combined SR300,000 in excess charges during the 10-day spring break.

Sharjah is likely to see 30 new hotels in the next three years, adding around 4,000 rooms to the existing 10,000 rooms
07:16 GMT

Sharjah’s hotel revenue is expected to increase by at least 10 per cent this year.

Mövenpick Hotel & Resort Al Bida’a Kuwait during Earth Hour
06:04 GMT

During the event, the hotel turned off most of the lighting in the operation areas and dimmed the lights in the public areas, restaurants and outside the hotel building.

March 31, 2014

Crowne Plaza Amman
10:07 GMT

For the occasion of Mother’s Day, Crowne Plaza Amman participated in honoring a group of mothers in collaboration with Hala FM.

Tourism dirham will not discourage travellers from staying at hotels in Dubai since they are paying a small fee
08:55 GMT

The tourism dirham, a new fee announced by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in January, takes effect on Monday.

March 27, 2014

Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, President, Elaf Group of Companies and a member of the Makkah Tourism Development Council
10:21 GMT
(press release)

A recent report released by the Saudi Commission on Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has indicated that Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is set to create 1.7 million jobs over the coming six years.

Dubai hopes to welcome 20 million visitors annually by the year 2020 (Shutterstock)
08:59 GMT

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce announced this week that it is on track to reach one of its key Dubai Vision 2020 objectives: to attract 20 million tourists annually.

March 26, 2014

Al Bustan Centre and Residence in Safety Awareness workshop
11:35 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence has recently organized a Safety Awareness workshop, as part of Responsible Awareness Program (RAP).

March 25, 2014

The overall tourism strategy for Dubai is to double the number of visitors into the emirate between 2012 and 2020
08:58 GMT

While the business tourism sector currently accounts for 20 per cent of tourism in Dubai, experts project it will grow at the same pace as tourism in the emirate.

March 24, 2014

During the annual staff party
12:18 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has held its annual party for its colleagues recently, in which the hotel’s colleagues gathered for an eventful evening.

There will be four cruise companies operating in Dubai next season (File Archive)
11:00 GMT

Dubai expects to attract one million cruise tourists by 2020.