Transformation from ship to hotel complete: QE2 to open in Dubai this week

It houses 224 refurbished rooms and suites, 13 food and beverage venues, 25 meeting and conferencing facilities

Ajman earns $54 mn tourism revenues in H1 2016

Ajman earns $54 mn tourism revenues in H1 2016

Total revenue for Q2 reaches $25 mn (AED92 million), 11% YTD growth compared to 2015

JW Marriott Marquis' Indian Independence Day

JW Marriott Marquis' Indian Independence Day

Atul Kochhar will be at the hotel to mark India's 69th Independence Day

Terror threat in Europe not deterring Qataris

Terror threat in Europe not deterring Qataris

Many Qataris have booked to travel to European countries, especially France, Switzerland, Great Britain and Germany

PHOTOS: Liwa Ajman Date Festival 2016

PHOTOS: Liwa Ajman Date Festival 2016

The third annual Liwa Ajman Date Festival took place from July 27-29

Oman amends its visa rules, permits longer stays

Oman amends its visa rules, permits longer stays

The new regulations will allow three-month stay on multiple entry visas up from 21 days

UAE to make up 90% of ME leisure tourism

UAE to make up 90% of ME leisure tourism

Major new theme parks anticipated to open in UAE are identified as key contributors to UAE leisure tourism growth according to new research

Record number of UAE visitors to UK in Q1 2016

Record number of UAE visitors to UK in Q1 2016

There is a favourable currency exchange for visitors coming from countries where the currency is pegged to the dollar

Dubai to welcome first hotel rainforest

Dubai to welcome first hotel rainforest

More details have been released regarding plans for the Rosemont Hotel and Residences, which is set to become the first skyscraper in the UAE to house a rain forest

The Land of Legends opens in Turkey

The Land of Legends opens in Turkey

Rixos World Parks & Entertainment's Land of Legends features a five star hotel

Heart-shaped honeymooners island planned for Dubai

Heart-shaped honeymooners island planned for Dubai

The heart-shaped island will become the first resort in the UAE dedicated to newlyweds, according to the developer of Dubai's The Heart of Europe

New incentives to stimulate Gulf tourism to Jordan

New incentives to stimulate Gulf tourism to Jordan

Ministry of Tourism has introduced a package of measures to promote and facilitate tourism to the Kingdom of Jordan from Gulf Arab states

First Snow City coming to Saudi Arabia

First Snow City coming to Saudi Arabia

Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Company is set to launch the first Snow City tourist attraction in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dubai Parks & Resorts to support Saudi's Six Flags

Dubai Parks & Resorts to support Saudi's Six Flags

The launch of Six Flags in Saudi Arabia forms part of the country's Vision 2030 plans

UAE travellers to splash out in UK due to Brexit

UAE travellers to splash out in UK due to Brexit

The value of the sterling dropped to below AED5 ($1.36) in the aftermath of the UK's decision to leave the EU

Oman Tourism Strategy to provide 500,000 jobs

Oman Tourism Strategy to provide 500,000 jobs

Third phase of development will see the addition of 29,596 new hotel rooms in the Sultanate


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From Dubai to Dublin: 5 most iconic hotels in the world
Quirky From Dubai to Dublin: 5 most iconic hotels in the world

In no particular order, here our are top 5 picks

Top 50 hospitality schools in the world 2018
People Top 50 hospitality schools in the world 2018

While Dubai didn't make the cut in top 50, the growing tourism hub offers quite a few schools including EAHM

A list of major hotel openings in the Middle East in Q1 2018
Business A list of major hotel openings in the Middle East in Q1 2018

In no particular order, take a look at the hottest new hotel openings of Q1 2018, across the GCC and wider Middle East region

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Most stylish: World Woven Collection
Most stylish: World Woven Collection

Interface has launched a collection with a variety of accents inspired by global textiles

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Caterer Middle East's new products

Caterer Middle East picks some of the best new F&B related products on the market

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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