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Hajj scams: What Muslims will do to get to Mecca

Hajj scams: What Muslims will do to get to Mecca

Katie Beiter | The Media Line

Some Muslims are apparently ready to go to any lengths to participate in the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Latest insights in hospitality investment in Dubai

Latest insights in hospitality investment in Dubai

Speaking at the Vision Conference at The Hotel Show in Dubai, CEO of HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings Laurent - A.

Qatar Airways chief: Sydney welcomed us with open arms

Qatar Airways chief: Sydney welcomed us with open arms

Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network.

Qatar: Hamad International Airport served 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016

Qatar: Hamad International Airport served 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed 17.6 million passengers during the first half of 2016, registering a growth of more than 20 percent compared to the 14.6 million passengers served ...

Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British-themed DUKES Dubai

Partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British-themed DUKES Dubai

Dubai-based Seven Tides Hospitality has signed a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels.

Qatar Airways increases Doha–Luxor service

Qatar Airways increases Doha–Luxor service

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways, the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar, has announced that it is planning to expand flight operations on Doha-Luxor route for the 2016-17 winter season.

Qatar Airways Cargo: Implements next generation messaging standard

Qatar Airways Cargo: Implements next generation messaging standard

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to fully adopt, implement and integrate the next generation messaging standard, Cargo Extensible Mark-up Language or Cargo-XML in its core cargo ...

Emirati climber: Women have natural mental strength to conquer highest peaks

Emirati climber: Women have natural mental strength to conquer highest peaks

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Women have the natural mental strength for climbing the highest mountains in the world, according to a young ambitious Emirati woman who is training to climb ...

Security reinforced as pilgrims converge on Makkah for annual Hajj

New safety measures after last year’s deadly crush in Makkah Security reinforced as pilgrims converge on Makkah for annual Hajj

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia - Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj, where new measures aim to prevent a recurrence of last year’s stampede that ...

Saudia expanding service from Riyadh to Toronto, Canada

Saudia expanding service from Riyadh to Toronto, Canada

Saudi Arabian Airlines is expanding operation in Canada with additional flights from Riyadh to Toronto.

Saudia: New 3-class 777-300ER configurations in the planning

Saudia: New 3-class 777-300ER configurations in the planning

Saudi Arabian Airlines is introducing the re-configured 3-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to its operation. The aircrafts are planned to operate mostly from Riyadh.

Food scene Dubai: Dedicated food and beverage forum

Food scene Dubai: Dedicated food and beverage forum

Leading Middle East chefs and restaurateurs are exploring the changing face of the region’s dining scene ahead of their joint participation in a dedicated food and beverage forum at the 17th ...

Emirates Skywards: 16 years 16 million members

Emirates Skywards: 16 years 16 million members

Emirates Skywards marks 16 years with over 16 million members, and enhances flight redemption with a combination of cash and Skywards Miles.

Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh achieves Gold status

Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh achieves Gold status

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Resort Sharm El Sheikh is an upscale 5-star beachfront property located in Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai on Naama Bay in Egypt.

Sharjah resort sets Emirate's occupancy record

Sharjah resort sets Emirate's occupancy record

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - Coral Beach Resort Sharjah achieved the highest occupancy in the emirate recording 78 percent year to date results against the city average of 55 in its competitive ...

Emirates introduces new flavors of Japan onboard

Emirates introduces new flavors of Japan onboard

Emirates has unveiled an exciting new Japanese menu for First Class and Business Class customers on flights between Dubai and Haneda, Narita, and Kansai airports in Japan.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Aloft brand launches in Saudi Arabia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Aloft brand launches in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the entry of its innovative Aloft brand to the Saudi Arabian market with the opening of Aloft Riyadh.

Visitors to Qatar increase in August

Qatar Tourism: Second half of 2016 shows early signs of recovery from tourism slowdown Visitors to Qatar increase in August

Qatar Tourism Authority

Visits of GCC nationals to Qatar continued to increase in August, with year-to-date arrivals growing by 7% compared to the same period in 2015, a Qatar Tourism Authority report has shown.

Dubai-Christchurch: First airline to use A380

Dubai-Christchurch: First airline to use A380

Emirates A380s will fly between Dubai and New Zealand five times daily from October 30 with the introduction of the airline’s double-decker flagship aircraft on Christchurch services.

July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review released

July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review released

LONDON, England - July 2016 MENA Chain Hotels Market Review was released today.

Qatar Airways voted 'Best for Business'

Qatar Airways voted 'Best for Business'

DOHA, Qatar - Qatar Airways has once again been recognized as one of the leading airlines in the world in the recent CondĂ© Nast Traveler ‘Readers Travel Awards’ held in London, United ...

MeetChina: Chinese buyers arrive in UAE

MeetChina: Chinese buyers arrive in UAE

The 2016 edition of the MeetChina forum organized by npimedia in collaboration with Highway Tourism commenced in Abu Dhabi today.

Etihad Airways Medical Centre hosts Aviation Health Conference

Etihad Airways Medical Centre hosts Aviation Health Conference

Etihad Airways Medical Centre has welcomed more than 120 medical professionals as well as international medical experts to the annual Aviation Health Conference, under the theme “Ophthalmology ...

Montblanc hosts China travel delegation at MeetChina 2016

Montblanc hosts China travel delegation at MeetChina 2016

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - International luxury Maison Montblanc has welcomed members of the Chinese travel delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the annual Meet China forum.

Free rides: Driverless vehicle tested in Downtown Dubai

Free rides: Driverless vehicle tested in Downtown Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A driverless vehicle will be on a month-long trial on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai from Thursday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.

Dubai's newest tourist attraction: Inflatable aqua park opens soon

Dubai's newest tourist attraction: Inflatable aqua park opens soon

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai Aqua Park is the newest addition to the Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area, and will be open to the public starting from September.

Qatar tourist visa application process: New agreement set

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority sign partnership with VFS Global: Streamlining tourist visas Qatar tourist visa application process: New agreement set

Qatar Tourism Authority

DOHA, Qatar – VFS Global is set to identify a streamlined tourist visa application process in Qatar.

New agreement set to facilitate Qatar tourist visa application process

New agreement set to facilitate Qatar tourist visa application process

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority signed today an agreement with VFS Global – leading provider of visa processing services – in the presence of Qatar’s Ministry of ...

The obvious and not so obvious things to add to UAE tourist checklist

The obvious and not so obvious things to add to UAE tourist checklist

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The UAE is known around the world as an ultimate tourist destination.

Official: Iran to get legal with Saudi Arabia over Hajj stampede victims' rights

Official: Iran to get legal with Saudi Arabia over Hajj stampede victims' rights

TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian official says the country will spare no effort to restore the rights of the victims of a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Emirati Women’s Day: Etihad Airways is celebrating

Emirati Women’s Day: Etihad Airways is celebrating

Etihad Airways has marked Emirati Women’s Day by announcing that more than half the UAE nationals employed by the airline are women, including nearly 50 pilots.

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel continues sustainability strategies

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel continues sustainability strategies

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Located in the modern city of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is perfectly situated for pilgrims visiting this holy destination.

Serbian graduates on track with specialist training at Etihad Airways Engineering

Serbian graduates on track with specialist training at Etihad Airways Engineering

A group of students from Belgrade in Serbia have completed the first phase of their engineering training in the United Arab Emirates and will now commence the next stage of their practical ...

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: It’s electric!

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai: It’s electric!

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate has committed to being a sustainable and socially responsible property through the adaption of various ecological practices and ...

541 projects and 158,950 rooms in Middle East hotel constructiom pipeline

541 projects and 158,950 rooms in Middle East hotel constructiom pipeline

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - There are 541 new hotels in the pipeline across the Middle East – bringing an additional 158,950 hotel rooms to the region, an industry report has revealed.

Qatar Airways’ first major sports sponsorship in Australia: Sydney Swans

Qatar Airways’ first major sports sponsorship in Australia: Sydney Swans

Qatar Airways has marked its first foray into the Australian Football League (AFL) with a three-year sponsorship of the Sydney Swans, signing with the team until the end of the 2019 season.

North Africa’s largest Crystal Lagoons’ project to be built in Egypt

North Africa’s largest Crystal Lagoons’ project to be built in Egypt

Crystal Lagoons, the multinational innovation company and developer of the world’s top amenity patented technology that makes giant crystal-clear lagoons a reality, has announced two new project ...

Sports tourism Qatar: Union Cycliste Internationale - upcoming World Championships in Doha

Sports tourism Qatar: Union Cycliste Internationale - upcoming World Championships in Doha

The UCI Road World Championships – Doha 2016, is organized by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

His run for the highest office in tourism makes this minister of tourism unstoppable

UNWTO candidate took the hearts and minds of the Egyptian travel and tourism industry His run for the highest office in tourism makes this minister of tourism unstoppable

Sugar Chagonda, who is in charge of Public Relations for Zimbabwe Tourism and his currently traveling with the Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism Dr.

UAE prepares for Eid Al Adha tourism surge

UAE prepares for Eid Al Adha tourism surge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Eid Al Adha is a few weeks away and hoteliers and travel agents are already receiving bookings from travellers planning to spend the holiday in the UAE.

Emirates enhances its service from Dubai to Khartoum, Sudan

Emirates enhances its service from Dubai to Khartoum, Sudan

Emirates is set to upgrade its service between Dubai and Khartoum with the deployment of a larger Boeing 777-300ER on the route from September 1, 2016.

Tourist Warning: Don't take photos of airline employees in the UAE

Tourist Warning: Don't take photos of airline employees in the UAE

Tourists visiting places in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi should be aware of not taking pictures of people, including pictures of those working for airlines.

Tourism in Oman warned - but often ignored

Tourism in Oman warned - but often ignored

Muscat: Tourists are continuing to sneak to springs through the mountains in Dhofar despite the police shutdown of roads leading to the popular Al Kor spring.

Emirates: Management movements across the Middle East

Emirates: Management movements across the Middle East

Emirates has made several key management movements across its commercial operations team in the Middle East.

Dusit and ACES Development to open DusitPrincess ACES in Middle East

Dusit and ACES Development to open DusitPrincess ACES in Middle East

Dusit Hotels and Resorts recently signed a Management Agreement with ACES Property Development to operate DusitPrincess ACES Dubai, a new hotel apartment project within Jumeirah Village Circle, ...

Egypt tourism: Pyramides improvements ready by the end of September

Egypt tourism: Pyramides improvements ready by the end of September

Egypt Pyramids want tourist back. The Goal is to complete improvements by the end of September.

Jordan's Tourism Minister: Focus on ‘low-capital, high-impact’ projects

Jordan's Tourism Minister: Focus on ‘low-capital, high-impact’ projects

AMMAN, Jordan — The Tourism Ministry will implement “low-capital, high-impact interventions” to improve services, especially in tourist sites in the governorates, according to Tourism ...

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management students active in Dubai

The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management students active in Dubai

Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management (EAHM) in Dubai specializes in providing business management degrees with a hospitality focus.

Qatar Airways initiates successful recycling program

Qatar Airways initiates successful recycling program

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways and Qatar Aircraft Catering Company (QACC) have launched a new waste reduction and recycling program in Doha, further contributing towards local and international ...

Ultra-luxury hotel and destination resort developer names new President and CEO

Ultra-luxury hotel and destination resort developer names new President and CEO

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Kerzner International Holdings (KIH), the leading international developer and operator of destination resorts, ultra-luxury hotels and residences, today announced the ...

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