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In the tourism segment, basically everything is needed, most of all, hotels and related leisure facilities, together with appropriate infrastructure.
Tourism receipts were also skyrocketing and reached $926mn in 2013 against some $400mn in 2012, according to official government figures.

November 13, 2013

Revenues for Emirates Airlines reached $10.8 billion in 1H 2013. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
06:00 GMT

Dubai's Emirates Airline on Tuesday posted a two percent increase in half yearly profits, blaming high fuel costs and an “unfavorable” currency exchange environment for the slow growth.

November 12, 2013

Despite regional challenges, Air Arabia posted an impressive growth in revenue for the first nine months of the year. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
05:28 GMT

Air Arabia on Monday declared 14 per cent growth in its nine-month revenues despite continued political instability in regional travel market.

November 11, 2013

Middle Eastern investors were one of the most active buyers of hotel real estate in 2012 (Shutterstock)
06:56 GMT

Investment in the hotel industry across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) reached 53 percent in the first 9 months of 2013, with GCC opening 150 new hotels this year to accommodate tourism in the region that is growing at a compound annual rate of 8.5%.

Four Seasons Hotel
06:47 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre is pleased to welcome Anthony Tyler as its new Hotel Manager.

November 10, 2013

Al Bustan Centre & Residence Studio Room
09:29 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is offering exciting discounts for visitors and exhibitors of this year’s The Big 5, the largest construction event in Middle East.

Intercontinental Aqaba Resort
09:21 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort has announced the appointment of Chef Eric Fettke as the new Executive Chef at the resort.

November 5, 2013

V Lounge & Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Amman
09:00 GMT

V Lounge & Restaurant, the contemporary and classy outlet at Crowne Plaza Amman, is hosting the well-established and recognized vocalist/pianist and entertainer from New Zealand, Annemarie Nelson.

Samir Arora, GM, Ramada Downtown Dubai
08:00 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai, located in Dubai’s most prestigious and vibrant district, is pleased to announce the appointment of Samir Arora as the new general manager.

November 4, 2013

Oman has the "ideal" atmosphere for tourism investment according to the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Courtesy of the Global Arab Network)
10:25 GMT

The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will host the first Oman Tourism Investment Conference in late December, touting the Gulf country's growing tourism sector as the financial "cash cow" of the future.

Online travel in Saudi Arabia is projected to reach $1.9 billion. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:05 GMT

The online travel market in Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace and internet bookings are expected to exceed $1.9 billion in 2014, according to a study.

November 3, 2013

During the clean-up campaign
08:53 GMT

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa and Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea have organized a cleaning day for both resorts.

October 30, 2013

During the event
11:29 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence recently hosted the stay of 30 tour operators from the different regions of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

October 29, 2013

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa
10:16 GMT

Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa has been informed that it is amongst the winning hotels of the esteemed International Hotel Awards in the 2013 Arabian regional competition.

Average room rate in Abu Dhabi in the first nine months of this year has fallen 2 per cent on last year and now comes in at Dh419 ($114).
08:29 GMT

Visitors from India and Britain are making the most check ins.

October 28, 2013

With the GM of FlyExpress Tourism
08:19 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman is keen on targeting more than 25,000 tourists from Turkey through an exclusive deal with Fly Express Tourism, a growing Destination Management Company (DMC) in Dubai.