Archive for the ‘Middle East General’ Category
Set to debut later this year, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai is located in the heart of the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the worldâ€™s largest manmade island shaped in the form of a palm tree. Located next to key leisure areas and business districts, the hotel will feature 381 guestrooms and suites, including two presidential suites and [...]
Whether itâ€™s luxury travel, cultural discovery, or international business that brings you to the Middle East, Emirates invites you to extend your travels with Arabian Airpassâ„¢. With Dubai as your base, you can visit 12 cities in the region, from Egypt to Oman. No minimum stays are required and prices start from just $60* per [...]
Sustainability is definitely a buzzword linked to the tourism sector more and more frequently. On 22nd November, a three-day global event on Green Tourism was held in Abu Dhabi, aimed to discuss the potential and necessity of green tourism industry.
Abu Dhabi has walked off with the coveted title of Middle Eastâ€™s Leading Destination in a shock announcement at this yearâ€™s prestigious World Travel Awards on Monday, May 3 at the luxurious The Address Dubai Marina.
Although the tourism sector had a difficult year in 2009, particularly in terms of foreign visitor arrivals, relatively strong growth in domestic tourism demand allowed the UAE to weather the storm. There was also recovery in the sector in the latter part of the year. In Abu Dhabi, the number of hotel guest arrivals rose [...]
By Aftab H. Kola, eTN | February, 2010 At least there is something Abu Dhabi can beat Dubai with hands down – the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, will open in the second half of 2010. Briefing international press scribes at its office in the sprawling Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Troy [...]
By Aftab Husain Kola, eTN | February, 2010 From the carved seals of the Dilmun civilization in the third millennium BC to today’s multimedia installations, creative expression has always marked the cultures along the shore of the Arabian Gulf. And now it will be made more visible than before as an opportunity to feast on [...]
The Middle East is one of the largest markets for medical tourism in the world. According to Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri, chairman of the Private Hospital Association of Jordan, “The Private Hospital Association of Jordan is doing all what is needed to keep Jordan the first choice for the medical tourism patients from the Middle East [...]
JEDDAH – Tourism within the Middle East is expected to rise by around 2 percent to 6 percent this year due to the financial crisis and swine flu, according to a new report by the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
By David Price | July, 2009 (etn) Recent revelations of alleged human rights violations by the Israeli military during the Gaza War, along with aggressive rhetoric from both sides – combined with a peace process being ushered by Israel’s conservative hawk Benjamin Netanyahu – have combined to create more complications for America’s war on terror. [...]