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Iraqi or Jordanian tourists are no substitute for Gulf tourists
November 14, 2014 - 00:49 GMT
bservers say the hotel sector has never experienced conditions as tough as the ones they are going through today.

September 24, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Doha
06:14 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in partnership with acclaimed Chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, are pleased to announce the anticipated debut of Nobu Doha, scheduled to open by the end of the year.

September 23, 2014

Ramada Ajman Clothes Donation
10:38 GMT

In line with its ongoing charitable efforts, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman again reaches out to the needy by collecting clothes from its staff and donating them to Human Appeal International UAE.

September 22, 2014

The project, which will come up on 1800-hectare area, includes waterfront villas and chalets in addition to diverse leisure and entertainment services.
19:39 GMT

A leading Egypt-based investment group has signed a deal to acquire a five-star hotel in the Business Bay area facing Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

September 16, 2014

ICD is also developing the new Atlantic Hotel and Resort in Sanya city in Hainan Province, China, in cooperation with Kerzner.
15:31 GMT

Investment Corp of Dubai (ICD), the UAE emirate's sovereign wealth fund, will be developing a 800-room luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah at a cost of $1.5 billion in partnership with Kerzner International Holdings.

Additionally, members of Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty programme of Hilton Worldwide’s 11 distinct hotel brands, can earn points or airline miles at participating hotels worldwide
05:55 GMT

The offer is valid across the 60 participating hotels and resorts in the Middle East and Africa when booked before September 30

September 14, 2014

Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence
11:26 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence is expecting a 15% to 20% increase in occupancy during Eid Al Adha celebrations this year compared to last year.

During the event
11:19 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah will host the Muscat Triathlon Club on September 26th as the athletes prepare for the next stage of this year’s Hotel Club Series triathlon competition.

September 9, 2014

Centrally located between the three theme parks, Riverpark will serve as an entrance plaza district featuring an array of retail, dining and entertainment options.
04:55 GMT

The first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai. The

September 4, 2014

Over 60 per cent of low-cost Hajj slots were filled within the first 24 hours of going on sale (File/AFP)
12:01 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Hajj Ministry released more low-cost slots for for the annual pilgrimage.

September 3, 2014

Dubai's Public Transport Agency aims to boost marine transport to 1.25 million customers by the end of 2014 (File/AFP)
11:52 GMT

The PTA and RTA launched a Dubai Ferry line to increase marine transport around the Emirate, with five long-distance trips.

More than 61,000 Turkish nationals have traveled to Mecca this year to perform the hajj, a ritual compulsory for all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the journey.
04:55 GMT

Turks are expected to spend $1.1 billion on pilgrimages to the holy city of Mecca this year.

September 1, 2014

Greg Pirkle, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay
14:01 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is proud to announce it will offer diners in Manama the ultimate in culinary experiences with the addition of three concepts by the iconic, Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck.

Abu Dhabi has 157 hotels and hotel apartments across the city (Image: Trip Discovery)
08:45 GMT

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi rose by three points in July while in industry saw a hike in guest arrivals by 26 percent in July, compared to the previous year.

August 31, 2014

Incidents of sexual assault  have harmed Egypt’s tourism reputation recently, said head of the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Tourism, Ilhamy Zayat.
00:42 GMT

The Chamber of Hotels will meet this week to study Ministry of Tourism resolutions to confront sexual harassment and assault in the tourism sector.

Hotel occupancy in Dubai slid by 4.6 percent in July (File/AFP)
11:31 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector barely managed to break even in July. Occupancy levels slid by 4.6 percent due to a summer slowdown including the month of Ramadan.