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The UAE, which is new to the industry in comparison to countries with older, developed health systems, requires a more focused approach to promote its available services.
September 22, 2014 - 05:44 GMT
One of the main challenges in the region is to reverse the outbound medical tourism trend, and provide specialised services in line with the required capacity and the prevalence of lifestyle diseases

January 14, 2014

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.
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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.

The online booking on the company’s website yields ‘no flights available’. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
07:19 GMT

Confusion reigns among travel agents and passengers of RAK Airways after the low-cost airline announced the suspension of all operations from January 1.

Burj Khalifa
05:42 GMT
(press release)

The iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks display by Emaar Properties at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and Downtown Dubai, captivated the world and put the international spotlight on Dubai.

December 31, 2013

The world’s second busiest international hub recorded another month of high growth in November by handling 9.5 per cent more passengers to cross six million passenger mark, says a report issued by Dubai Airports.
18:23 GMT

Dubai International airport is on track to surpass its own traffic forecast of 65.4 million for the year, as it recorded 11 consecutive months of significant growth in 2013, according to latest data.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
07:55 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman marks its third consecutive year as the top-performing hotel in the northern emirates by achieving an average occupancy rate of 91% in 2013.

December 30, 2013

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi is expected to increase 2014. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
08:03 GMT

Occupancy in Abu Dhabi’s hotels and hotel apartments climbed 10 per cent to 83 per cent in November over the same period in 2012.