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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.
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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 14, 2014

In the UAE, hotel occupancy touched 75 per cent in May.
04:55 GMT

Hotel room rates in Dubai normally peak during the January-April period and the two Eid holidays.

July 13, 2014

The results indicate increases of 35 per cent in tourists from the UAE, 6.3 per cent from Saudi Arabia and 10.8 per cent in tourists from Kuwait.
16:26 GMT

The average stay for the Arab tourist — particularly GCC nationals — increased from 9.5 nights in 2013 to 11.6 nights in 2014.

The comedy play Watan FM
09:05 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman has hosted an Iftar for media members and social media influencers.

During the event
07:01 GMT
(press release)

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas yesterday hosted a Ramadan Iftar meal sponsored by Etihad Airways for journalists in the UAE.

July 10, 2014

Manuel Santos, Director of Food & Beverage, Four Seasons Hotel Doha
06:41 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha welcomes new Director of Food & Beverage, Manuel Santos, to the Qatari capital.

Al Bustan Centre & Residence Pool
06:30 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, unveiled an exciting radio competition offering listeners of the popular Radio Al Rabia 107.8 FM the chance to win fabulous prizes.

July 8, 2014

South Sinai’s 62,000 hotel rooms represent approximately 33% of Egypt’s total hotel capacity, according to Egypt’s Hotels Chamber.
16:53 GMT

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, travel advisories issued for the Sinai Peninsula led tourism revenues to decrease in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3bn.

July 7, 2014

“But what has been significant for us has been the enthusiasm shown by visitors from the Middle East region despite not having a team competing."
01:48 GMT

Spending by GCC visitors has been quite robust since the start of the mega-football tournament.

July 6, 2014

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

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel finalized its preparations to welcome The Holy Month of Ramadan with its unique oriental flair.

July 3, 2014

Starwood Hotels
10:59 GMT
(press release)

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

July 2, 2014

A similar visa policy is already in place for nationals from 38 countries, and once implemented, it will be available to 102 countries in total, EDB stated. The new policy was presented in a cabinet meeting earlier this week by Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s first deputy PM and chairman of the EDB.
14:38 GMT

Bahrain is mulling the implementation of a new visa policy, under which nationals from 64 countries will be provided a one-month visa on arrival.

Al Bustan Centre & Residence
05:25 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among visiting tourists and businessmen located in the heart of Dubai launched exciting Special Packages during summer and Ramadan periods.

July 1, 2014

The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre
10:27 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Majid Al Futtaim celebrated the opening of The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre.

Accommodation at five-star hotels skyrockets to anywhere between SR31,000 to SR40,000 for a 10-day period near the end of Ramadan.
04:55 GMT

Travel operators in Riyadh will increase the prices of weekend Umrah packages from SR90 ($23) per head to SR160 ($42) from Wednesday thanks to the influx of pilgrims during Ramadan.

June 30, 2014

He added that comparative studies about plans implemented in other countries should be made, but Iran’s domestic capacities and necessities should not be ignored as a result of these studies.
13:59 GMT

The government views the revival of the lake as a criterion for simultaneously reviving other bodies of water in the country, he added.