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Women above 25 to be allowed Saudi tourist visas; no ‘chaperon’ required
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 11 January, 2018 11:25 am
Women aged 25 and over can be granted a tourist visa to go to Saudi Arabia alone, a spokesman for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has said. However, women under 25 must be accompanied by a family member. Omar Al-Mubarak, director general of the commission’s...
THE JANUARY LINE UP AT DRIFT BEACH DUBAI
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 9:46 pm
Leisurely lunches and sunset parties this January at DRIFT  With the new year upon us and Dubai’s beautiful beach season in full swing, we love spending our weekends outside, lazing by a pool or enjoying a light lunch in the warm winter sun. DRIFT has lined up a series of new...
Baros Maldives appoints Ahmed Jihad-Jay as New General Manager
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 9:06 pm
Baros Maldives is delighted to announce Ahmed Jihad-Jay as new General Manager as of January 2018. Having worked at Baros Maldives in 2010 as Operations Manager, Ahmed is coming ‘home’ to Baros, this time as General Manager, after gaining a wealth of experience in the...
Russian visitors to GCC to increase 38% by 2020
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 6:36 pm
​The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC in 2020 is expected to be 38% higher than the arrival figures recorded for 2016, according to data published recently by Arabian Travel Market 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25, 2018. Looking at the...
Three Week Ultimate Entertainment At BurJuman
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 3:29 pm
BurJuman, Dubai’s preferred mall will host a series of entertainment, dance performances from around the world, and exciting contests as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) special.   With just three weeks to go, BurJuman has a varied schedule of exciting live events that...
‘Let’s Go to Jeddah’ festival begins today
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 4:57 am
The sixth “Let’s Go to Jeddah” shopping festival begins on Jan. 10 at the city’s Red Sea Mall. The festival will last for 30 days until Feb. 11 and 150 activities will be distributed geographically throughout the province, targeting visitors and residents of Jeddah. It ...
Turkish Airlines introduces new inflight toys to delight its youngest travelers
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 10 January, 2018 12:31 am
Turkish Airlines, with the world’s largest and most comprehensive network in terms of countries and international destinations that reached, continues to find ways to enhance the travel experience for its customers within the context of its award-winning environmental...
Nakheel and AccorHotels strengthen partnership with management agreement for ibis hotel at Jumeirah Village Circle
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 9 January, 2018 4:48 pm
Master developer Nakheel and AccorHotels, the world’s leading travel and lifestyle group, have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, further strengthening their strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality...
“Residents Offer” is back at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi!
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 9 January, 2018 4:42 pm
Starting 8 January 2018, residents of the UAE can enjoy all the thrilling rides and attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for AED195* during weekdays and AED235* during weekends.    Not just that! To double the fun and make the best of Yas Island experience, UAE residents can...

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts taps into Iraq’s hotel market potential as Basra property deal signed for 2018
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 9 January, 2018 12:21 pm
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new property in Basra  early this year as it looks to capitalise on the city’s status as Iraq’s economic capital and a regional oil and gas hub.   The global hospitality firm has signed a deal with  Mr. Akeel Ibraheem...
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