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Israel's war against Hamas came at the beginning of the peak tourist season, which includes July and August and runs through the Jewish High Holiday season and early winter.
September 29, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
The summertime fighting delivered a serious hit to Israel's thriving tourism industry, causing losses of hundreds of millions of dollars and sparking concern that aftershocks may continue well after the war.

April 7, 2011

Realistic takes on modern-day issues, the films are also a reflection of the Arab youth perspective
14:32 GMT
(press release)

The fourth edition of the Gulf Film Festival is showcasing 12 documentaries by young Arab filmmakers as part of its Student Competition segment.

Simon Casson, Regional Vice President, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, MENA region
13:21 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha is delighted to announce that General Manager Simon Casson has been appointed Regional Vice President.

Lieberman and McCain at Ramses Hilton in Cairo
09:36 GMT

Two leading US senators Democrat Joseph Lieberman and Republican John McCain visited Ramses Hilton for an official TV interview with CNN

Italian delicacy at Certo
09:01 GMT

Certo Italian Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City is celebrating Easter with a special menu on 24th and 25th April 2011.

The 4th Gulf Film Festival
07:38 GMT
(press release)

The Gulf Film Festival, the home of bold, experimental and contemporary cinema from the Arabian Peninsula, will this year honour three of the region’s leading lights as part of its fourth edition

April 6, 2011

World-renowned baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and soprano Ekaterina Siurina mesmerise audience with performance of opera’s greatest arias
15:29 GMT
(press release)

The sounds of opera’s best known arias brought the auditorium of the Emirates Palace to life last night for the rousing finale of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2011.

Sheraton is the number one contributor to Starwood’s global growth
10:35 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announced that its Sheraton brand continues to lead the company’s global growth and strengthen Starwood’s position.

April 5, 2011

Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai features 401 guest rooms, including 62 suites and residences, four restaurants and lounges, a 24-hour fitness centre and indoor swimming pool
15:22 GMT
(press release)

Jumeirah has announced the opening of its first hotel in Pudong, China; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai.

Hotel Missoni Kuwait
15:05 GMT
(press release)

The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, has opened Hotel Missoni Kuwait in collaboration with the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni.

GFF to host master class on filmmaking with Abbas Kiarostami
12:22 GMT
(press release)

Forty-five filmmakers from the Middle East and around the world have been given a rare and life-changing opportunity to learn from Abbas Kiarostami.

ZUMA Dubai
09:29 GMT
(press release)

ZUMA Dubai today announces the appointment of Justin Bishop as its new General Manager.

Al Diar Siji Hotel
09:01 GMT

The five-star Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah is geared up to strengthen its online strategies following a 32% increase in online booking in 2010.

Evason Ma’In Hot Springs and Six Senses Spa gives back to the environment
08:36 GMT
(press release)

In an effort to support its green promise, Jordan’s eco-friendly luxurious touristic destination-Evason Ma’In Hot Springs and Six Senses Spa planted 1,000 olive trees around the resort area.

W Doha Team during the fund-raising initiative
07:52 GMT
(press release)

W Talents have been moved by W Doha’s donation to Japan earthquake victims earlier this week of QR 80,000 which was handed over to the Japanese Ambassador at W by Safak Guvenc, General Manager W Doha.

April 4, 2011

The Dhol Foundation band at the opening ceremony
13:49 GMT
(press release)

The WOMAD Abu Dhabi Festival 2011, which is being organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage was launched today at the Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi.