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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.

September 16, 2014

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
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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
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(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
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(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.
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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
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(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)
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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.
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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)
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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.

August 28, 2014

CEO of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Imad Darwish, said there is a greater need of hotels ahead of Dubai Expo 2020 (Image: File)
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Jannah Hotels and Resorts is planning to expand across the UAE by introducing more apartment hotels and brands to the company.

The new system is due to be launched on October 1 (Image: Internations)
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Bahrain is due to launch a high tech visa system, which will enable visitors from 102 countries to apply for and secure their visas online.

August 27, 2014

Rashid Al Marri from Dubai Economic Department  and Mouhanad El Rammah_ Mall Manager_Al Bustan Centre and Residence
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(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, a top residential, shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of Dubai, recently hosted the second raffle draw of this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises.

That occupancy rates have dropped by 50 percent over the past week
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Children’s new bedtimes for school are keeping families away from entertainment venues, leading to a sharp dip in revenues following an extravagant 100-percent occupancy rate during Ramadan and Eid.