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IHG eyes bid for Qatar-owned Fairmont – report
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IHG eyes bid for Qatar-owned Fairmont – report

Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:55 PM

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding also owns stake in Canadian operator Fairmont

UAE's Cristal Hotels eyes growth in post-sanctions Iran
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UAE's Cristal Hotels eyes growth in post-sanctions Iran

Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:23 PM

CEO says Iran will become lucrative hotel development market; seeks local partner to add to its portfolio

26m Muslims visit Grand Mosque during Ramadan
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26m Muslims visit Grand Mosque during Ramadan

Sunday, 2 August 2015 12:22 PM

This year’s total is 4.6% more than last year despite ongoing renovations at Islam’s holiest site.

UAE investors ink deal for $204m Egyptian resort project
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UAE investors ink deal for $204m Egyptian resort project

Sunday, 2 August 2015 9:45 AM

Global Sphere signs contract to build five-star resort in El Alamein; to feature about 500 rooms

Abu Dhabi set to open 2,300 more hotel rooms in 2015
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Abu Dhabi set to open 2,300 more hotel rooms in 2015

Sunday, 2 August 2015 9:45 AM

New report says further 5,200 rooms in the pipeline for 2017 with focus remaining on luxury offerings

Dubai's luxury retail sector hit by Russian stayaways in Q2
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Dubai's luxury retail sector hit by Russian stayaways in Q2

Saturday, 1 August 2015 9:25 PM

Retail sales slow in second quarter, driven primarily by decline in tourist numbers from Russia, says JLL report

Abu Dhabi Airport hits 2m in a month for the first time
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Abu Dhabi Airport hits 2m in a month for the first time

Saturday, 1 August 2015 4:16 PM

The milestone - reached on Friday night - 'signals a new era in the airport's journey'

Emiratis named toughest critics for online hotel reviews
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Emiratis named toughest critics for online hotel reviews

Friday, 31 July 2015 1:30 AM

Accommodation booking site Agoda.com says Emiratis score .32 points lower than any other nationality

Gulf tourist hotspots see occupancy rates slump in June
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Gulf tourist hotspots see occupancy rates slump in June

Friday, 31 July 2015 1:18 AM

Latest STR Global figures show Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar all suffer double-digit declines as Ramadan hits

Oman visitor numbers reach record 2.1m in 2014
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Oman visitor numbers reach record 2.1m in 2014

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 1:57 PM

Tourists from Asia and Europe lead the 7% tourism rise in the sultanate last year, says ministry

Saudi's Al Tayyar Travel Q2 net profit up 8.8% on higher sales
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Saudi's Al Tayyar Travel Q2 net profit up 8.8% on higher sales

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:13 PM

Company made a net profit of $105.6 million in the three months to June 30

Qatar reports 7% increase in tourists
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Qatar reports 7% increase in tourists

Sunday, 26 July 2015 2:21 PM

Gulf state is targeting three million visitors by year end and seven million by 2030

LuLu Group snaps up London’s Great Scotland Yard for $170m
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LuLu Group snaps up London’s Great Scotland Yard for $170m

Sunday, 26 July 2015 2:12 PM

Listed property will be transformed into a luxury hotel operated by Steigenberger Hotel Group

Saudi king's French Riviera holiday provokes beach protest
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Saudi king's French Riviera holiday provokes beach protest

Sunday, 26 July 2015 9:42 AM

King’s three-week visit to family villa at Vallauris seen as a boon for the local economy

KidzMondo inks deal to build $133m Saudi theme parks
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KidzMondo inks deal to build $133m Saudi theme parks

Saturday, 25 July 2015 10:00 AM

Ten-year development plan will include seven entertainment zones with first opening in Riyadh


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