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Wasl Asset Management plans to open four three-star hotels in the emirate next year.
December 12, 2014 - 19:56 GMT
A company owned by Dubai’s government plans to open four hotels in the emirate next year to expand the supply of mid-priced rooms in a market dominated by luxury accommodation.

May 12, 2013

DOTW
10:21 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai bestows awards to the hotel’s top Travel Operator and Destination Management Company (DMC) for 2012.

May 9, 2013

Donation for children in Niger
10:14 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman donated a cheque worth AED100,000 for the underweight children in Niger, during Arabian Travel Market.

The lobby of one of Marriott Residences Inn
07:46 GMT

Marriott International plans to aggressively grow its portfolio of 'extended stay’ segment which includes brands like the Marriott Executive Apartments and the Residence Inn, in the Middle East over the coming few years, according to a senior Marriott executive.

May 8, 2013

Abu Dhabi is poised to make huge yields from the location of the company’s second spaceport in the capital of the UAE
12:22 GMT

The UAE is in talks with Virgin Galactic to start commercial space flights in 2013 with Abu Dhabi as a regional hub for the 21st Century spaceport, said Frank Rose, deputy assistant secretary (Space and Defense Affairs) at the US Department of State.

Crowne Plaza Amman
10:17 GMT

Crowne Plaza Amman held a special colleagues gathering to celebrate the outstanding performance of the colleagues, as well as announcing the promotions of others.

Nasair has recorded a 20 per cent increase in passenger numbers since the beginning of the year
05:30 GMT

Nasair, a low-cost carrier based in Saudi Arabia, is set to go public as the airline prepares for an initial public offering (IPO), a top official said.

May 7, 2013

The tourist expenditure in the retail sector remained the highest with a $1.4 billion
10:41 GMT

Visitors to the UAE spent around $4.7 billion via their Visa cards last year, a 17.1 per cent increase compared to the previous year.

5th Fazza Basketball Wheelchairs Championship
08:04 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre & Residence hosted the stay of athletes of the 5th Fazza International Basketball Wheelchairs Championship.

Qatar Airways' inaugural passenger flight to Chicago is welcomed by a traditional water salute at Chicago O'Hare Airport on April 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
06:13 GMT

Qatar Airways is preparing to open business in Saudi Arabia as one of two operators that won in December licenses to serve the Kingdom’s domestic market.

May 6, 2013

The ministry is expecting a big increase in tourism with major drivers
10:49 GMT

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) is going all out to woo tourists from the region, especially Saudi Arabia.

Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia - Guestroom
08:10 GMT

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announces the debut of the Four Points by Sheraton brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the new Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia.

Vida Hotels and Resorts
06:14 GMT
(press release)

The new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs and leisure travellers now have a hotel brand tailored just for them with the launch of Vida Hotels and Resorts by Emaar Hospitality Group.

April 30, 2013

Saudi's are the world's biggest spenders abroad, according to a new survey
12:13 GMT

Saudi Arabians have been ranked the world’s biggest spenders abroad, with travelers budgeting an average of $6,666 per trip, according to a survey by Visa.

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman
11:30 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman will attend this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), to promote Ajman as a tourist and business destination, and maintain the property’s high occupancy.

Saudi Arabian visitors to of Ras Al-Khaimah make up a significant  proportion of the Emirate's tourism industry
10:52 GMT

Visitors from Saudi Arabia represent a small but high value and fast-growing proportion of the small Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah's tourism sector, according to officials.