Tourism & Hospitality

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A hospitable city, artificial beaches, some of the best hotels 
in the world and affordable treatment for a range of ailments is what new Dubai is now about.
August 19, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
From VIP packages to the most affordable ones, the packages will cover wellness and seven areas of treatment such as orthopaedic and sports medicine.

March 16, 2014

Germany evacuated its citizens from Egypt's Red Sea Resorts in February 2014 (File Archive)
15:00 GMT

Egypt's tourism has taken another plunge, recording a 28 percent drop in visitors during the two first months of 2014 in comparison to last year's figures.

March 13, 2014

Singapore Tourism Board is in the process of developing materials in Arabic to lure more tourists from MENA and the Arabic-speaking world (File Archive/Shutterstock)
13:00 GMT

Singapore is boosting its efforts to woo Saudi tourists to its island city location.

March 12, 2014

The high-ranking officials of the country (Germany) has called for Iran's partnership in the expo in coming years
13:55 GMT

Head of Berlin fairs has called for Iran's partnership in Berlin's International Tourism Bourse (ITB) fair in coming years

During the event
11:32 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence hosted the stay of delegates of the 6th FAZZA International Athletics IPC Grand Prix Competition, held at the Al Thiqah Club in Sharjah.

The Address Hotels + Resorts
08:16 GMT
(press release)

The Address Hotels + Resorts is taking visitor experience to the next level with the launch of ‘eLifestyle,’ a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art, room automation service.

March 10, 2014

Emirates will now provide direct service from Dubai to Boston daily, representing the airlines eighth translatlantic US route (Shutterstock)
14:00 GMT

Emirates Airline launched daily services to Boston Monday in partnership with its US carriers.

March 9, 2014

The Airbus A320 is the 37th plane in the airline’s fleet
10:04 GMT
(press release)

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, today announced that it has taken delivery of its 37th aircraft, the 6000th Airbus A320 made to date.

March 5, 2014

Dubai is working on diversifying its hotel offerings to attract a wider market of visitors
09:55 GMT

Hotels in Dubai attracted over 11 million guests in 2013, representing a 10.6 per cent increase (or more than one million guests) over 2012.

The minister will also review the ministry’s future projects in the tourism sector and the government’s efforts to address the sector’s current predicament.
03:55 GMT

The ministry will aim to “correct the image of the security situation in Egypt and encourage tourists to return

March 4, 2014

Mr Oussama Massoud receiving the HeartBeat award
11:02 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has won an award in InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s famous HeartBeat program, in the category of Most Improved Hotel in the HeartBeat score.

March 3, 2014

The procurement process for the projects starts immediately.
18:43 GMT

QDB will provide 70% of the investment for each project with a maximum loan of QR100mn

Car wifi
10:43 GMT

Guests who use the airport transfer service of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts can now take advantage of complimentary WiFi connectivity on their way to the property where they stay.

March 2, 2014

Part of the cocktail
09:22 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has completed the renovations that were done to all its 279 rooms and suites, including 4 Royal Suites and 15 Executive Suites.

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
06:40 GMT
(press release)

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel has received the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Award for Top Luxury Hotels from TripAdvisor.

February 25, 2014

Maldives is becoming an attractive investment spot for many Middle East based companies due to its friendly business policies (Courtesy of Trip Advisor)
17:47 GMT

A Saudi Arabia based firm is investing $100 million in Maldives' tourist industry, according to reports Tuesday.