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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.

December 22, 2014

The World Islamic Travel Summit will focus on the theme of  "driving the Halal tourism revolution" (File Archive/ AFP).
13:00 GMT

Halal tourism now represents 13% of the global market and will be showcased at the World Islamic Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi next year.

During the event
10:57 GMT
(press release)

Millennium Resort Mussanah recently honoured their Omani staff at a dinner to celebrate the success of record bookings during the national day holiday.

Mohammed Mubarak Al-Shikely (right), GM Marketing, Oman Air and Jamal Al Azki (left), UK Country Manager of Oman Air holding the Skytrax award (Photo courtesy of World Airline Awards).
08:36 GMT

Oman Air won the title of World´s Leading Airline for Economy Class in 2014 in a ceremony in Anguilla.

The new visa system would garner huge revenues for the regional tourism sector and help facilitate financial and administrative procedures.
04:55 GMT

Foreign expatriates residing in the GCC states should be allowed to travel within the six Gulf nations without requiring visas, a senior official has said.

December 21, 2014

Emaar Hospitality Group's Festivities
06:45 GMT
(press release)

As Dubai readies for another festive season, Emaar Hospitality Group is lifting the game with an unprecedented showcase of 100 ‘festive experiences’ that are truly unmatched.

A rendering of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island once the project is completed, on track for Q2 2016 opening
05:56 GMT
(press release)

Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, operator of the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi on Al Maryah Island, and Mubadala Development Company, today announced the completion of the hotel’s structural framing.

December 18, 2014

Mini Josh, DOSM, Ramada Downtown Dubai
09:16 GMT

Ramada Downtown Dubai welcomes Mini Josh as its new Director of Sales and Marketing.

December 17, 2014

The Egyptian government has finished upgrading the airport in the resort town of Hurghada,
17:39 GMT

The airport in Hurghada, a major tourist hub on the coast of the red sea, will now be able to accommodate 13 million passengers annually.

December 15, 2014

Serious Eats Dinner with Starwood Preferred Guest
07:20 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. launched its Serious Eats Dinner Series with Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).

Ramada Ajman Orchid Restaurant
04:40 GMT
(press release)

Celebrate the season’s joyful festivities through the exciting yuletide offers at Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman.

December 11, 2014

The deal is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of 2015, with the proceeds going toward general corporate purchases.
10:37 GMT

Constellation Hotels, part of the Qatar Holding investment vehicle, has reached an agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group to buy its iconic InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel for €330 million ($405 million).

Four Seasons Hotel Festive Beirut
07:17 GMT
(press release)

Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut this December can look forward to a sensational crystal welcome as the city lights up for the festive season with a shimmering Swarovski Phantom Tree suspended in the lobby.

December 7, 2014

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
08:37 GMT
(press release)

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel is collaborating with the Jordanian Artists Association to share the experience of local artworks with our local and international guests.

The Sheraton Hotel is one of the prominent landmarks in Qatar, which has hosted numerous Arab conferences and GCC summits.
05:55 GMT

The Qatar’s landmark hotel has been restored to its original 1982 glory as a new gigantic architectural building glorifying the past.

December 3, 2014

During the event
09:29 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman joins the entire nation in the celebration of the 43rd UAE National Day.