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Dubai’s top 10 tourism source markets remained for the most part unchanged compared to the previous year
August 25, 2014 - 06:48 GMT
Saudi Arabia continued to be Dubai’s primary source market as more than 5.8 million tourists stayed in Dubai hotels during the first half of 2014.

May 5, 2014

Starwood Hotels
07:23 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced it will open 35 hotels in the Middle East in the next three years, expanding its portfolio to over 80 hotels.

The hotel consists of 181 rooms, 13 suites, 41 studios and 124 one and two bedroom apartments.
03:55 GMT

The 359 room property is the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to open in Dubai and the second to open in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.

May 4, 2014

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil hotel
08:39 GMT
(press release)

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel is welcoming a new executive chef who brings over 20 years of experience of working in some of the world’s top hospitality establishments throughout the world with him to Amman.

Lebanon has lost millions in profits within its tourism sector due to regional turmoil and domestic security issues (File Archive)
07:57 GMT

Lebanon's Tourism Ministry is launching an initiative to boost the country's tourism sector, but will "Live, Love, Lebanon" compensate as hoped for the millions of profits lost over the past few years?

May 1, 2014

A total 32,259 Chinese tourists arrived in Abu Dhabi during Q1 (Image: Nowtravelasia.com)
15:18 GMT

Chinese tourist numbers increased to 208 percent in Q1, adding to the good news of Abu Dhabi's high performance in terms of hotel guest numbers in the first quarter of the year.

Tourism in Sharjah is expected to grow in 2014 (File/AFP)
12:59 GMT

72 By Hues opened in Sharjah on Wednesday, making it the first boutique hotel to open in the area.

April 30, 2014

The Middle East is "driving the positive growth," according to managing director of STR Global, Elizabeth Winkle (File/AFP)
14:28 GMT

Dubai's hotel sector saw profits skyrocket by 53.3 percent, according to a HotStats survey.

The beachside resort and spa will be managed by Mövenpick Hotels (Image: File)
12:01 GMT

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has announced the development of a beachside resort in Malaysia.

April 29, 2014

The festival has been attended by the Greek Ambassador, among others (Image: FSR Magazine)
14:54 GMT

Saudi Arabia is hosting a Greek inspired food fest in the Riyadh Marriott Hotel, with different authentic Greek dishes being served every night.

Dubai International recorded 18,361,820 passengers traveling through the airport in 2014 (File/AFP)
11:35 GMT

Dubai International has emerged as the world's busiest airport, beating London Heathrow with monthly traffic.

April 28, 2014

During the event
10:27 GMT

InterContinental Aqaba Resort organized a charity dinner in partnership with Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), in which the proceeds were donated to restoring and renovating public kindergartens in Aqaba.

Concorde Junior Suite Room
08:50 GMT
(press release)

Concorde Hotel Fujairah announces its participation in the annual Arabian Travel Market on 5th to 8th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The luxurious Viceroy hotel on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Facebook)
08:12 GMT

Viceroy Hotel Group plans an aggressive expansion in Dubai after announcing two more hotels!

April 27, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel Doha
12:10 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel Doha’s highly popular weekend party is back for its second season, with a brand new lounge-style vibe located on the pier.

Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer of Al Bustan Centre and Residence
08:06 GMT
(press release)

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among visiting tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, is gearing up to participate in the 21st edition of Arabian Travel Market 2014 (ATM).