Tourism & Hospitality Industry Gathers to Debate How the Sector's Skills Gaps Can Be Addressed
May 19, 2013
Key industry professionals, government officials and academics will gather this week to discuss the existing and emerging skills gaps within the UAE’s tourism and hospitality industry.
The discussion, facilitated by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), will see participants debate the findings of a Workforce"...Continue Reading >
Fraser Suites Dubai Awarded Dubai’s Leading Serviced Apartments by World Travel Awards 2013
May 15, 2013
Fraser Suites Dubai has been named Dubai’s Leading Serviced Apartments by the World Travel Awards 2013 for its Gold-Standard service excellence in the emirate’s extended stay market, as announced at a gala ceremony here recently.
The World Travel Awards is widely recognised as the largest and most prestigious"...Continue Reading >
New ‘House of Häagen-Dazs’ campaign launches with Bradley Cooper
May 9, 2013
Luxury ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs, announces today the launch of a new campaign across all of its key markets. The campaign -- its largest campaign ever -- captures the sensual, yet sophisticated essence of Häagen-Dazs. The campaign establishes the “House of Häagen-Dazs” and conveys its philosophy of iconic luxury and superior craftsmanship much in the way a fashion house would do.
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The Domain Bahrain to Open in September 2013
May 7, 2013
The Domain Hotels showcased their ground breaking “hotel-club concept” at the Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism exhibition.
In September 2013, the group will launch its first property in Bahrain, designed to offer a “socially charged members club” with"...Continue Reading >
“Summer Is Dubai”: Dubai’s Answer for an Eventful Family Summer Holiday
May 6, 2013
Dubai recently announced the launch of its summer campaign under the slogan “Summer is Dubai”. This regional marketing and promotional campaign will see the combined efforts of the government and private sectors in Dubai a put their hands together"...Continue Reading >
Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group Announce the Third Zone of Their IMG Theme Park; ‘the Lost Valley’
May 1, 2013
Featuring the world of the extinct; Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group) have announced the next eye-catching partnership for the IMG Theme Park; ‘The Lost Valley’. This reinvigorated land of dinosaurs is a designed Intellectual Property exclusively created for the expansive IMG Theme Park, located in the City of Arabia, Dubailand adjacent to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
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Dubai gives Justine Bieber fans a second chance
April 29, 2013
Teen superstar Justin Bieber is now set to wow his legion of ‘Beliebers’ from around the region for a second successive night on 5th May in view of the overwhelming demand for tickets for his debut appearance in Dubai at the Sevens Stadium.
The back-to-back Bieber concerts will be the highlights of Dubai"...Continue Reading >
Tourism sector index crosses 12,000-mark
April 28, 2013
The Saudi stock market continued its upward march and rose for a sixth session yesterday.
The Tadawul All-Share Index (TASI) closed higher at 7,149.97 points.
It added further 22.29 points or 0.31 percent and spiked above the previous closing at 7,127.68 levels. While curving in the upward territory throughout the day it rose to a maximum gain of 35.7 points.
On year-to-date basis, the TASI crossed a positive return of five percent.
All market cap indices witnessed a positive change for the day.
RAK eyes Saudi big spenders
April 28, 2013
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is eyeing Saudi tourists as figures show they are amongst the highest spenders in the emirate.
According to RAK TDA, Saudi Arabia represents a small but valuable and fast growing proportion of the ‘rising emirate's’ tourism market. In 2012, 3,542 tourists"...Continue Reading >
Sharjah, RAK target new deals at Riyadh Travel Fair
April 24, 2013
Northern emirates Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah are looking to further expand their presence in Saudi tourism market. The two emirates will have their booths at Riyadh Travel Fair, which is running until Friday.
“Once again, the Kingdom has contributed the biggest chunk to Sharjah’s GCC tourism market with 195,462 Saudi tourists visiting the emirate in 2012, which is a whopping 96 percent increase over the previous year’s figure of 99,505,” said Mohamed Ali Al-Noman, chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism...