Mobile and package demand into the UAE is growing

Data by Expedia shows that mobile room night demand into the UAE has shown a significant increase, with Dubai's mobile growth up almost 35% year on year

Petra sees rise in tourist numbers, hotels to reopen

Petra sees rise in tourist numbers, hotels to reopen

Hotels that closed as result of low turnout in past few years will reopen next year, say reports

Dubai only Middle East city among top 10 most visited destinations

Dubai only Middle East city among top 10 most visited destinations

Euromonitor's Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 ranks Hong Kong as top tourism hotspot

Abu Dhabi witnesses 81% occupancy in October 2017

Abu Dhabi witnesses 81% occupancy in October 2017

STR's preliminary October 2017 data for Abu Dhabi indicated high demand and strong performance growth

Dubai's total room inventory increases 6% over a year

Dubai's total room inventory increases 6% over a year

At the end of the third quarter of 2017, Dubai's hotel sector saw a 6% increase in capacity over a 12-month period versus the end of September 2016

First nine months of 2017 see tourist arrivals up 7.5% in Dubai

First nine months of 2017 see tourist arrivals up 7.5% in Dubai

A total of 11.58 million international overnight visitors arrived in Dubai during the first nine months of 2017, a 7.5% increase over the same period last year

Oman to get new water park by the end of 2017

Oman to get new water park by the end of 2017

The Hawana Aqua Park will be located at Dhofar, and is spread across a total land area exceeding 65,000 square metres

Abu Dhabi welcomes more than 3.5 million hotel guests in 2017

Abu Dhabi welcomes more than 3.5 million hotel guests in 2017

September was marked by a surge in Chinese hotel guests, recording a 133% increase year on year

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre makes new appointments

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre makes new appointments

Debra Simkiss has joined as director of operations, and Ekta Gandhi has joined as marketing & communications manager

Saudi Arabia to start issuing tourist visas

Saudi Arabia to start issuing tourist visas

Only visitors using authorised tour operators will be issued with visas

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport crosses 7.2 million in September

Passenger traffic at Dubai airport crosses 7.2 million in September

South America was the top region in September in terms of growth rate with +46.2% increase

Saudi Arabia reports 7.2% YoY increase in supply in Q3 2017

Saudi Arabia reports 7.2% YoY increase in supply in Q3 2017

Madinah recorded Q3 RevPAR growth, and Jeddah reported a 5% increase in ADR

World's first Instagram pop-up travel agency opened

World's first Instagram pop-up travel agency opened

According to Instagram, 61% of all users (488 million people) say that they use the app to plan their trips to a new destination

Dubai seeks increase in cruise tourists from Europe, India

Dubai seeks increase in cruise tourists from Europe, India

Dubai Tourism's latest promotional activities are aimed at attracting more cruise tourists, specifically from Europe and India

Oman relaxes tourist visa rules for 25 more countries

Oman relaxes tourist visa rules for 25 more countries

Applicants from said countries should have a return ticket and a hotel bookin

Oman moves to ease tourist visa restrictions for Indian, Chinese and Russian tourists

Oman moves to ease tourist visa restrictions for Indian, Chinese and Russian tourists

Ministry of Tourism issues circular to facilitate granting of unsponsored tourist visas to nationals of more countries


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