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85% of Makkah hotel rooms occupied
June 21, 2017

The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has reported that hotel occupancy in the holy city rose to 85 percent during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Domestic pilgrims coming to Makkah during the last 10 days of Ramadan have replaced 95 percent of the Qatari pilgrims who had canceled their trips.

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Saudi youths prove themselves in hospitality sector: SCTH
June 19, 2017

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) said in a statement that Saudi youths have proved their distinction and superiority in tourism professions, especially in the hospitality sector.
Director General of the National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development, ‘Takamul’ Nasir bin Abdul Aziz Al-Nashmi, said that Saudi youths, given the opportunity can prove their talent.
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Groupe ADP Launches Global Innovation Contest to Imagine the Airport Experience of the Future
June 15, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Groupe ADP is launching the global challenge 'Play Your Airport'. This open innovation initiative will allow students, businesses, travellers and the group's employees to reinvent the airport experience with one common goal: creating the airport of the future.

'The diversity of communities coming together around"...

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First Address Hotel in Saudi Arabia in 2019
June 14, 2017

A new Address hotel, the Jabal Omar Address Makkah, is set to open in Saudi Arabia in 2019, according to real estate developer Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC). The developer announced on Wednesday that it had selected Emaar Hospitality Group’s luxury hotel brand, Address Hotels + Resorts, to manage its flagship hospitality project in Makkah. This also marks the first expansion of Address Hotels + Resorts to the kingdom. Jabal Omar, a built-up area of about 2 million square metres, features residences, hotels, and malls. gulfnews ...

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Emaar to manage the Jabal Omar Address Makkah premium hotel
June 14, 2017

Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), the region’s leading real estate development company, announced Wednesday that Emaar Hospitality Group’s premium luxury hotel brand Address Hotels + Resorts has been selected to manage its flagship hospitality project in the Holy City of Makkah. This also marks the first expansion of Address Hotels + Resorts to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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More than 3,400 Saudi students to take part in summer camps after Eid
June 14, 2017

More than 3,400 gifted students will join summer camps to be conducted across Saudi Arabia following the Eid festival.
The three-week program, organized by the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba), will be held in major cities such as Riyadh, Makkah, Jeddah, Abha and Madinah. The camps will be handled by a team of experienced trainers in the relevant fields.
Registration for the summer camps is still open"...

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House of Allah is open for all
June 11, 2017

Umrah pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah refuted rumors being circulated by some malicious media to belittle the Kingdom’s efforts in the service of pilgrims.

They denied allegations that some Umrah pilgrims were being barred from entering the Grand Mosque based on their nationalities.

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Mobily adds more free balance to Haj, Umrah package
June 11, 2017

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) continues providing its best offers in Haj and Umrah package for Pilgrims. The company will enable subscribers in this package to get additional free balance up to 300% when recharging with SR10 or more.

Mobily always seeks to fulfill the needs of its subscribers and provide best offer to the guests of the Beneficent. The special Haj and Umrah package provides"...

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Saudi Arabia Bans Al Jazeera TV Channels in Hotels, Restaurants
June 11, 2017

Saudi Arabia issued an outright ban against watching the Al Jazeera TV channels on Thursday, in the latest bizarre twist in its on-going diplomatic spat with Qatar.

The Saudi commission for tourism and national heritage issued a warning of a 10,000 riyals ($2,700) fine if any tourist"...

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Kate Winslet Launches the Exclusive Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Timepiece to Be Auctioned Online
June 11, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Swiss watchmaker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch. Three models of this exclusive gold watch, which was produced in a very limited edition and named after the brand ambassador, will be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation,"...

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