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Work starts on putting together Dubai theme park rides
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Work starts on putting together Dubai theme park rides

Saturday, 23 May 2015 9:15 AM

Key components arrive for rides which will form part of the $2.85bn Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park

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World’s largest Disney flagship store opens in Shanghai

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 12:42 PM

The 5,000 sq m Disney store will feature a state-of-the art retail space and an outdoor plaza with Disney-themed landscaping.

7m pilgrims expected to visit Makkah this Umrah season
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7m pilgrims expected to visit Makkah this Umrah season

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 6:53 PM

More than 20,000 flights are scheduled to arrive in Jeddah carrying pilgrims to Makkah and Madinah

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi named top MidEast tourist attraction
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi named top MidEast tourist attraction

Monday, 18 May 2015 2:10 PM

Theme park, which is undergoing expansion plans, wins top award at World Travel Awards Gala event

When being tech savvy isn't cool
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When being tech savvy isn't cool

Monday, 18 May 2015 11:19 AM

It is time hotels toned down the fancy-yet-impossible-to-operate light switches and curtains, Courtney Trenwith writes

Swiss-Belhotel signs deal to manage luxury Bahrain hotel
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Swiss-Belhotel signs deal to manage luxury Bahrain hotel

Sunday, 17 May 2015 2:53 PM

Five-star Swiss-Belhotel Bahrain is scheduled to open in 2016; will feature nearly 200 rooms

Egypt said to close restaurant after refusing Saudi man entry
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Egypt said to close restaurant after refusing Saudi man entry

Sunday, 17 May 2015 2:19 PM

Ministry has reportedly closed a restaurant for a month after staff refused entry to a Saudi man because he was wearing the traditional white thobe

Dubai's Atlantis lays off staff due to 'market dynamics'
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Dubai's Atlantis lays off staff due to 'market dynamics'

Sunday, 17 May 2015 1:33 PM

Luxury hotel lets 27 employees go as a result in staffing structure and market conditions - report

Dubai World Central eyes 20,000 rooms by 2025
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Dubai World Central eyes 20,000 rooms by 2025

Sunday, 17 May 2015 1:31 PM

Once a $32bn expansion is complete, DWC's Al Maktoum International will become the largest airport in the world

Dubai Expo 2020 set to unveil official logo on October 20
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Dubai Expo 2020 set to unveil official logo on October 20

Saturday, 16 May 2015 8:39 AM

More than 18,000 people submit designs for the Expo 2020 Dubai Logo Design competition

Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE
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Home from home: Luring the Chinese to the UAE

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:12 AM

As Chinese tourists travel out of their home country in ever-increasing numbers, the UAE’s hotels are positioning themselves to welcome a new wave of big-spending visitors

UAE needs more midscale hotels to maintain growth, says PwC
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UAE needs more midscale hotels to maintain growth, says PwC

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:04 AM

New report says Dubai and Abu Dhabi hospitality markets need better balance, still dominated by luxury hotels

Swiss hotel group inks JV deal to expand Gulf portfolio
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Swiss hotel group inks JV deal to expand Gulf portfolio

Saturday, 16 May 2015 1:03 AM

Swiss International signs agreement with Al Shiha Holdings; to announce new hotels in Saudi Arabia and Dubai

Rezidor signs six new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia, UAE
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Rezidor signs six new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Friday, 15 May 2015 8:55 AM

Hotel giant says Saudi Arabia is 'fast developing country with considerable business potential'

Dubai's tourism chief sees Russian visitors returning
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Dubai's tourism chief sees Russian visitors returning

Friday, 15 May 2015 1:22 AM

Russian tourists slumped by more than 23% in 2014 due to the weakness of the rouble


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