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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.

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.

Millennium Resort Mussanah
07:30 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah will say goodbye to 2013 in style with a beach party on New Year’s Eve but the resort is also reflecting on a successful year.

December 29, 2013

Russian farm trip
09:13 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai has recently hosted the visit of 37 tour operators from various cities of Russia for a Familiarization (FAM) Tour.

December 27, 2013

Jeddah authorities are planning to spend $160 million in 2014 to ease traffic woes for its residents (File Archive)
12:00 GMT

KSA's Jeddah announced that it will spend $160 million to ease traffic congestion in its metropolitan area.

December 26, 2013

Downtown Dubai Burj Khalifa
12:07 GMT

As Dubai gets ready to welcome the world for the 19th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Emirates Holidays, the tour operating arm of Dubai-based Emirates airline, has announced special holiday packages from Beirut to Dubai starting from US$ 694 per person.

The UAE is among the top five countries in the world for new hotel openings over the past five years. (Image credit: Shutterstock)
09:51 GMT

Hotels in Dubai recorded the biggest increase in average daily rate, or ADR, in the Middle East/Africa region in November to underscore the emirate’s position as the fastest growing hospitality hub of the region.

December 23, 2013

Those barred from a GCC country for legal reasons or those who have already been deported would not be considered for the unified visa.
15:38 GMT

GCC countries are planning to launch a European-style Schengen visa by mid-2014 to allow Gulf-based expats and foreign businessmen to move easily across the borders of the six-member bloc.

Al Bustan Center
08:01 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence announces ‘Shop and Win AED 500,000’ promotion for Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2014.

December 22, 2013

Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited (PPLML) will oversee the renovation, management and operation of Abu Dhabi's airport lounges (Courtesy of The Moodie Report)
13:05 GMT

Abu Dhabi airport lounges will be under renovation to ensure that passengers have access to everything from showers and WiFi to conference rooms and new VIP facilities.

December 17, 2013

Mauritius becomes the 24th A380 destination and Emirates operates a fleet of 42 A380s, with 98 more on order.
03:22 GMT

As part of the capacity increase agreement, Emirates has signed a 10-year ‘commercial co-operation’ with Air Mauritius,

December 16, 2013

SophosMövenpick Hotels & Resorts
06:43 GMT

Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar grabbed three prestigious awards at the Grand Finale Ceremony of the annual, General Managers Conference, held on 12 December 2013 at Mövenpick Heritage Hotel Sentosa.

Orchid Restaurant in Ramada Downtown
04:55 GMT
(press release)

As we welcome the year 2014, Ramada Downtown Dubai invites everyone to be part of the breathtaking and world-renowned New Year celebration at the city’s most prestigious and vibrant district.

December 15, 2013

During the event
09:56 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence recently organized a tree planting ceremony as part of Responsible Awareness Program (RAP) initiative for its employees.

December 11, 2013

 Neal Jones, Marriott’s chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa, said it will “definitely” be announcing new projects relating to the 2020 showcase.
19:46 GMT

Marriott International is planning to operate 10,000 rooms in Dubai, four times its current number, in time for Expo 2020.

December 9, 2013

Ramada Ajman celebrating UAE National Day
06:53 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, headed by General Manager Iftikhar Hamdani, joined the entire nation in celebration of the 42nd UAE National Day on 2nd December.