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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.

January 20, 2014

Four Seasons
09:39 GMT
(press release)

For 17 years in a row, Four Seasons has been named by its employees to FORTUNE magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

January 19, 2014

Dubai is ranked first in the region for its hospitality industry (Shutterstock)
10:37 GMT

Dubai is now leading the region in the hospitality industry.

Ramada Downtown donation
09:20 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai organised a series of activities, as part of its ongoing efforts to give back to the community by reaching out to the needy.

January 14, 2014

The final stage includes voting on the site at the meeting of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee
21:43 GMT

From Thursday, Jeddah city will be hosting the 10-day “Jeddah Historic Area Festival” under the patronage of Prince Mesh’al bin Abdullah,

Airlines in the region have benefited from strong growth in business-related premium travel. (Image credit: Wikipedia)
11:02 GMT

Globally year-to-date international passengers demand growth till November was 5.1 per cent while Middle East witnessed more than 12 per cent.

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh
06:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh has scooped up the “Luxury Design Hotel” award in the Country Winner Category at the World Luxury Hotel Awards recently held in Phuket, Thailand.

The regulations, which will be implemented from February 1, ban cafes from operating within 150 metres of residential areas, schools and mosques.
03:55 GMT

New rules regulating shisha cafes in Abu Dhabi come into effect by the end of this month, with officials confirming that violators will be punished.

January 9, 2014

Waldorf Astoria is opening up a new location in Palm Islands Jumeirah. (Image credit: Arhcitecture International program)
12:45 GMT

WALDORF Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand, announced Wednesday the opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

During the event
10:31 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence welcomes the New Year 2014 by recognizing the long serviced employees for their excellent performance over the years.

January 8, 2014

During the event
09:42 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman extended its support to Al Manar Al Eman Charity School in Ajman by hosting the MOVE Training Course Graduation, organised by Action Care UAE.

Chef Luca Bracchetti
09:30 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman is hosting a special one month long Italian promotion in its renowned outlet, the classy and contemporary V Lounge & Restaurant.

January 7, 2014

Six destinations were introduced to Etihad Airways’ network in 2013. (Image credit: Carlton Leisure)
08:17 GMT

Passenger numbers surge 16% as nearly 12 million people flew with the airline.

January 6, 2014

In a bid to develop local talent, Qatar has also introduced various hospitality programmes at Stenden University Qatar.
17:07 GMT

According to QTA, there are currently 81 hotels in Qatar with 110 under construction. Upon completion, they are expected to add around 18,931 rooms to the hospitality sector, which is expected to boost job creation.

January 5, 2014

 The Gaurdian is placing the country as number 11 on its "Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2014"-list, just behind Bordeaux in France and Alberta in Canada.
16:49 GMT

A trip to Iran could include visiting Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan and Persepolis, at least. So what do you think, a 2014 tourist hotspot?

January 2, 2014

Travellers must complete their EVW online at least 48 hours before departure and present a printed copy on departure and again on arrival in the UK.
19:44 GMT

With an EVW there is no requirement to provide biometrics, attend a visa application centre or hand in passports prior to travel.