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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

July 31, 2014

Outbound tour operators told The Jordan Times the majority of bookings are for all destinations in Turkey, including Istanbul, Antalya and Marmaris.
14:48 GMT

With Eid Al Fitr vacation starting Monday, Jordanians are flocking to seaside destinations, with Turkey topping the list.

July 30, 2014

The start of Eid Al Fitr sees tourists from the region flock to the UK with Worldpay’s data showing that they are set to exceed by a quarter the £152.40 ($258.83) per transaction registered in August last year.
12:19 GMT

Visitors from the Middle East are forecast to increase their spending in the UK by 25 percent post-Ramadan, according to card processing firm Worldpay.

The start of Eid Al Fitr sees tourists from the region flock to the UK with Worldpay’s data showing that they are set to exceed by a quarter the £152.40 ($258.83) per transaction registered in August last year.
04:55 GMT

Visitors from the Middle East are forecast to increase their spending in the UK by 25 percent post-Ramadan, according to card processing firm Worldpay.

July 29, 2014

Al Bustan Centre and Residence
10:03 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among tourists and businessmen located in the heart of Dubai, will now have a new and more vibrant look with the near completion of its major renovation.

July 27, 2014

The government's allegations of 'immoral activities' in some hotels are believed to be a reference to prostitution.
22:57 GMT

In the past, Eid has meant an increase in customer numbers for the hotels in Bahrain classified as three-star.

He also pointed out an improvement by 3.8 percent in the business of travel agencies during the past six months compared to the same period last year.
22:45 GMT

Abboud noted that the airlines’ activity will remain this way until Sept. 10, expressing optimism for a great tourism season in August.

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
06:58 GMT
(press release)

The Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel will celebrate Eid Al Fitr this year by offering guests a special buffet on Eid days.

July 24, 2014

The increase in tourism resulted from Lebanon’s “renewed openness to Gulf countries and the new dynamic in the tourism sector that accompanied the security plan
10:56 GMT

The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha
06:57 GMT

Wyndham Grand Regency Doha offers special packages during “Eid Al Fitr” a Deluxe Room for QR 1,555.

July 23, 2014

The luxury hotel chain will open a branch in Dubai's Jumeirah Beach later this year (File)
09:30 GMT

Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach is aiming to open on December 1, the hotel chain announced.

During Ramadan Iftar
07:12 GMT
(press release)

As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrates its fifth annual ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative at over 40 participating Starwood hotels in the Middle East.

July 22, 2014

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is scheduled to open on November 1, 2014, and is now confirming arrivals from December 1
16:31 GMT

Now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning December 1, 2014

Millennium Resort Mussanah Infinity Pool
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah is offering guests the opportunity to celebrate Eid Al Fitr with relaxing leisure activities for the whole family and special room rates for the occasion.

July 20, 2014

During the event
09:19 GMT
(press release)

Intercontinental Group is building two new hotels in Abu Dhabi as part of expansions in the lucrative UAE market, its Area Director of Sales & Marketing said.

July 17, 2014

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
14:39 GMT
(press release)

Yesterday, 16 July, Starwood Hotels & Resorts celebrated Iftar with cab drivers across the Middle East as part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan.