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Oman tourists expected to rise to 3.5m by 2023
Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent between 2018 and 2023 to 3.5 million, according to new data from Colliers International.
Saudi tourism commission empowers women in industry
The Saudi Commission for Heritage and Tourism (SCTH) has revealed early results for a number of initiatives launched to improve and expand the Kingdom’s tourism industry by 2020.
Petrol prices reduced in UAE for February
The UAE Fuel Price Committee on Wednesday reduced fuel retail prices for February 2019 for the fourth consecutive month
Oman tourists fall 2.8% in 2018 despite rise in hotel revenues
The total number of guests in Omani hotels declined by 2.8 percent to 1.35 million in the first 11 months of 2018 compared to the year-earlier period.
Tourism seen driving Oman economic reforms, say execs
More than half of Oman-based executives believe tourism will take the lead in the sultanate’s diversification drive, according to a new survey.
Constant innovation will drive Dubai retail industry
A steady pace of innovation, combined with a focus on experiences and digital transformation will help drive Dubai's retail industry to new heights, experts said on Wednesday.
New initiatives, entertainment offerings keep Dubai's tourism appeal high
The Dubai tourism industry maintained its steady growth in the first nine months of this year, driven by traditional source markets India, Saudi Arabia and the UK.
UAE tourists can claim VAT refunds from today
Tourists visiting the UAE have a reason for joy as the government has set no minimum limit for tourists' VAT refund, which will come into effect from Sunday, November 18.
UAE tourists can claim VAT refund from November 18
The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has announced that the tax refund scheme for tourists will come into effect from November 18, allowing eligible tourists to request refunds of value added tax (VAT) incurred on their purchases.
Dubai Tourism releases new manual to help hotels go green
Dubai’s Department of Tourism has published a new manual to help hotels and hospitality establishments map out a sustainable journey and trigger a positive impact on the environmental performance of the tourism industry, a report said.
Is it going to rain in Dubai? This new radar can tell
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality
Dubai Parks and Resorts unveils 45th UAE National Day offers
Dubai Parks and Resorts has today announced that every year it will celebrate UAE National Day with a limited number of tickets priced equivalent to the anniversary year.
Visa eligibility will be checked before entry to country
Dubai is to soon examine the eligibility of passengers to enter the country upon reservation
Single visit visa for GCC's six nations 'as soon as 2014'
A unified visa for the six GCC countries could be available from midway through next year
GCC single tourist visa likely from next year
A senior official at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) said the six member
DM to enhance desert camping rules
“Residents and tourists would enjoy desert camping more in the coming winter as a result of new rules and regulations
UAE tourism industry remains strong
Dubai: Despite regional challenges, the tourism industry in the UAE over the past year has remained strong and prosperous. According to forecasts, Dubai will remain stable with ongoing growth and Abu Dhabi is likely to remain under pressure with continued growth in hotel supply.
UAE holidaymakers head to Europe and Asia this summer
Although reports from STR Global 2012 showed a positive performance in the region’s hotel occupancy for May with an increase from 13.3 per cent to 60.4 per cent, analysts
Ramadan deals check into UAE hotels
Dubai: Hotels across the UAE are at their hospitable best this time of the year, with almost all hotels offering special stay and Iftar deals.
Dubai had largest number of rooms under construction in June
Dubai: Dubai reported the largest number of hotel rooms in the in-construction phase in June this year, according to the latest report by STR Global.
Abu Dhabi set for a massive hotel boom
Abu Dhabi: About 20 new hotels are expected to open in and around Abu Dhabi city over the next three years, according to TRI Hospitality Consulting, a Dubai-based company
Qatar in deal to buy Starwood Hotels in France
Paris/Abu Dhabi: Qatar is in the process of finalising a deal with Starwood Capital to buy from the US group a portfolio of four luxury hotels in France for an undisclosed price.
Dubai’s first Four Seasons hotel to open by 2014
Dubai: Global luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach by the middle of 2014, the Canada-based company announced Thursday.
Dubai’s first Four Seasons hotel to open by 2014
Dubai: Global luxury hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will open its first hotel in Dubai on Jumeirah Beach by the middle of 2014, the Canada-based company announced Thursday.
DTCM to expand Rashid terminal as cruise industry makes waves
DTCM to expand Rashid terminal as cruise industry makes waves
Sharjah added to Hilton's UAE portfolio
Dubai: Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with the Bin Otaiba Investment Group for a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Sharjah, marking the company's entry into the emirate
Abu Dhabi eyes 1.9m hotel guests
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority's agenda for this year is nothing short of ambitious. It aims to deliver 1.9 million hotel guests at the 22,000 hotel rooms in the emirate and together contribute 11.1 per cent to Abu Dhabi's non-oil GDP
It's touchdown for Qatar Airways at its 97th destination
Budapest: With the launch this week of a flight to Budapest from its home base in Doha, Qatar Airways increased the number of its destinations to 97
Abu Dhabi hotels earned Dh500m in November: ADTA
Hotels and hotel apartments in Abu Dhabi enjoyed a spectacular November, with a 27 per cent year-on-year increase in hotel guests and a 77 per cent occupancy level, the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) said in a statement today
Abu Dhabi sees 16% increase in hotel guests
Dubai: The number of guests staying in the 118 hotels and hotel apartments in Abu Dhabi emirate in the first 10 months of this year reached 1,477,978, a 16 per cent increase over the same period in 2009
Jobs in hospitality sector set to soar
Dubai: The UAE's hospitality industry is expected to create thousands of new jobs with the launch of new hotel properties over the next year
Abu Dhabi Tourism to expand presence
Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will become the first overseas destination to have a visitor centre in Moscow when the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) opens its Russia office next month
Tourism sector makes adjustments smoothly
Dubai: When hit by a recession, "the first thing people reduce is their travel expenses", said Gassan Aridi, CEO of Alpha Tours, a large inbound tourist operator in Dubai
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority's first sustainability report achieves Gri Level 'B'
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has become the second tourism board in the world, after the Korean National Tourism Board, to achieve the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard for a sustainability report.
Dubai continues to remain a tourist and trade centre
DUBAI — Nearly three million travellers checked in and out of Dubai last month, reiterating the fact that the emirate is a major tourist and trade hub in the region
Sharjah tourist arrivals increase 11%
Majority of holidaymakers from Europe while 25% are from GCC and 11% from other Arab countries
Dubai airport arrivals up by one million
A total of 7,176,864 tourists and visitors arrive through all Dubai entry points
Tourism ambassadors urge fellow nationals to join programme
ABU DHABI - Graduates of the Abu Dhabi Ambassador Programme, designed to equip Emiratis who have to deal with visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be the ‘welcoming face’ of the emirate, are urging their compatriots to sign up for the initiative.
No new fees for GCC citizens passing through UAE border
Reports about imposition of fees for GCC residents passing throught he UAE's border crossings not true, says official
Authority to offer tourism course twice a year
Captain Abdul Rahman Al Baraiki joined the new Tourism Police Department of Abu Dhabi Police about one-and-a-half years ago, when it was established. Back then, his concerns focused a lot more on the police side of work, and less so on the tourism aspect.
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