Dubai forms new committee to develop cruise tourism sector

Dubai Cruise Committee seeks to attract more operators, extend season into summer months

Frequent travellers browse Instagram 28 days each month, says expert

Frequent travellers browse Instagram 28 days each month, says expert

More than 500 million Instagram users share an average of 95 million photos and videos per day

Dubai Tourism reveals annual visitor report at ATM

Dubai Tourism reveals annual visitor report at ATM

Dubai Mall remained the city's most popular attraction, drawing 97% of visitors

Flydubai launches direct flights to Helsinki

Flydubai launches direct flights to Helsinki

Airline offers first year-round service between Helsinki and Dubai

Dubai launches Tourism 2.0 blockchain marketplace

Dubai launches Tourism 2.0 blockchain marketplace

Project will allow hotels and tour operators to connect directly to further boost Dubai's tourism ambitions

UAE to issue day visas to transit passengers

UAE to issue day visas to transit passengers

The new regulation was put in place by the cabinet to boost tourism

Bahrain's F1 weekend sees more than 23,000 room bookings

Bahrain's F1 weekend sees more than 23,000 room bookings

2018 Bahrain Grand Prix was held on Sunday, April 8, 2018

GCC set to spend $56bn on tourism infrastructure by 2022

GCC set to spend $56bn on tourism infrastructure by 2022

Massive investment to be driven by the development of revolutionary transport projects such as Hyperloop - report

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad launches new healthy inflight menu options

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad launches new healthy inflight menu options

Weqaya, a range of healthy food items, are being introduced on-board its flights and in its lounges in Abu Dhabi

Tunisia tourism shows 23% growth in Q1 2018

Tunisia tourism shows 23% growth in Q1 2018

The country's tourism revenue increased by 23% YoY in first three months according to a government report Reuters reported

TripAdvisor offers hotels sponsored search placement to drive traffic

TripAdvisor offers hotels sponsored search placement to drive traffic

This new solution will allow hotels to appear on top of the search page — both on mobile and website

Saudi Arabia to announce tourist visa regulations soon

Saudi Arabia to announce tourist visa regulations soon

The new regulations have been submitted to the central government for approval

Sharjah is now one of the world's most affordable five-star destinations

Sharjah is now one of the world's most affordable five-star destinations

Emirate is ranked fifth cheapest for luxury holiday getaways in new global list

How the Middle East's top tourism markets performed in 2017

How the Middle East's top tourism markets performed in 2017

New report shows Dubai registered the highest RevPAR and occupancy, despite both falling last year

Abu Dhabi completes Indian mission to boost tourism

Abu Dhabi completes Indian mission to boost tourism

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi takes delegation on a four-city roadshow

Oman's e-Visa gate to cut queues at airport

Oman's e-Visa gate to cut queues at airport

Muscat International Airport passenger terminal is now equipped with e-Visa gates, according to the Ministry of Tourism (MoT)


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

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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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