UAE mega-events to draw $44 billion in tourism value by 2020

UAE is set to welcome 25 million visitors for Expo 2020 Dubai, and draw $44 billion in international tourism receipts by 2020

Abu Dhabi organises Arab and Western classical music programme

Abu Dhabi organises Arab and Western classical music programme

The music programme is an integral part of TCA Abu Dhabi's cultural vision for the emirate

Regional outbound travel spend to increase to $110bn by 2025

Regional outbound travel spend to increase to $110bn by 2025

MICE Arabia and Luxury Travel Congress 2018 to return for its sixth annual edition to Dubai in February 2018

Fairmont Dubai receives Golden 'Welcome Chinese' certification

Fairmont Dubai receives Golden 'Welcome Chinese' certification

The Golden 'Welcome Chinese' certification has been issued by China Tourism Authority to the Fairmont Dubai

Musafir.com launch new Arabic language mobile app

Musafir.com launch new Arabic language mobile app

Earlier this year, the travel company announced the launch of its third technology centre, in Pune, India

Dubai to attract medical tourists from China, Russia, and Africa

Dubai to attract medical tourists from China, Russia, and Africa

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Russia, and China are being targeted as new sources of medical tourism in Dubai

'Dubai Expert' training programme launched in 12 languages

'Dubai Expert' training programme launched in 12 languages

The game for travel agents, introduced at Arabian Travel Market 2017, is now available across 40 countries

UAE royals tour Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of November opening

UAE royals tour Louvre Abu Dhabi ahead of November opening

Museum has acquired more than 620 works of art, including important artworks on loan from 13 leading museums in France

Azerbaijan simplifies e-visas for tourists

Azerbaijan simplifies e-visas for tourists

Citizen of 93 countries can obtain their visas online which will be issued within three hours

Dubai Tourism steps up sustainability education efforts

Dubai Tourism steps up sustainability education efforts

Over 300 industry professionals from 75 hotels have experienced the educational game designed to encourage sustainable tourism

Dubai Municipality launches Hatta tourism revamp

Dubai Municipality launches Hatta tourism revamp

Among the projects underway is plan to develop Al Sheraa heritage area, says Dubai Municipality

Abu Dhabi sees 4% increase in hotel guests for July 2017

Abu Dhabi sees 4% increase in hotel guests for July 2017

Year-to-date hotel guest arrivals in Abu Dhabi climb to 2.6 million, which is a growth of 7% on the year

Sharjah's hospitality sector revenue worth US$101m

Sharjah's hospitality sector revenue worth US$101m

Sharjah's hospitality sector revenue has grown 7.8% during H1 2017, with Saudi tourists making up the largest share of guests in Sharjah hotels

Ras Al Khaimah to get the world's longest zip line in December

Ras Al Khaimah to get the world's longest zip line in December

Record-breaking tourist attraction set to open at the UAE's Jebel Jais in December

Skyscanner hires The MediaVantage as its sales representative

Skyscanner hires The MediaVantage as its sales representative

The MediaVantage will sell advertising opportunities across all areas of the Skyscanner website and its brand extensions

UNWTO launches Travel. Enjoy. Respect campaign

UNWTO launches Travel. Enjoy. Respect campaign

The campaign, which will run in various languages and outlets around the world, includes a manual of 'Tips for a Responsible Traveller'


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News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?
Research News Analysis: Is Morocco the next regional hotel hotspot?

Hotelier investigates the spate of signings in the North African country that highlights its growth potential

Fresh F&B team for Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
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Home to The Observatory and The Croft, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites gets new members for its food, beverage and entertainment team

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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 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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