Tag: Middle East

Dubai-based Careem launches bus service for pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Careem Networks FZ, a Dubai-based ride-hailing company has expanded its services in Saudi Arabia with the introduction of a bus service dedicated to pilgrims flocking the country’s shores every year. The company will provide direct rides from Jeddah on the red sea to the holy city of Mecca daily. Each side of the ride will […]

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Middle East’s largest aquarium now in Oman

Built inside the Mall of Muscat, the aquarium is first of its kind in Oman and the largest in the Middle East covering 8,000 sq m of the mall and spanning three floors. The Oman aquarium opened doors to visitors in April showcasing around 1,000 types of Omani fishes and 30,000 marine animals including sharks, […]

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Opportunities in Africa and Middle East were the topic of focus in WTM 2018

Gastrodiplomacy in Jordan plans for Expo 2020 in Dubai, opportunities in Africa and the latest travel trends for the region were all hotly debated topics in the Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone at WTM London. Increased security, rising demand and growing competition in the Middle East and Africa region is opening up tourism, according […]

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Atlantis, The Palm launches the Wedding Lounge

Atlantis makes it even easier to plan a wedding with a dedicated weddings team Well renowned as a world-class destination for weddings, Atlantis, The Palm launched the Wedding Lounge that will provide couples to create their dream wedding. Wedding bookings saw an increase of 30% in 2017, compared to 2016 and with couples from India […]

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Jordan to position as an ideal destination for religious tourism

India ranked among top 10 source market to Jordan Shruti Dugar | Kolkata Jordan, a country famed for its ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts and also home to the famous archaeological site of Petra, has renewed their tourism strategies this year and are eying significantly on adventure tourism and religious tourism to boost […]

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Oman to host 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference

The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference has been scheduled for 11th and 12th December 2017 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture of different countries to identify key opportunities and obstacles for a stronger cooperation between tourism and culture; and to discuss sustainable […]

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Tourists from the Middle East are the biggest spenders in South Korea

A new tourism report has revealed that wealthy tourists from the Middle East spent the most in South Korea in 2016. The survey was conducted with the participation of 10,203 foreign nationals who visited South Korea last year. According to the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute, Middle Eastern tourists spent an average of approximately $2,593 […]

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Iran offers skiing opportunities in the Middle East

Iran has started promoting skiing possibilities in the Middle East. There are lots of huge mountains with high peaks and appropriate slopes, a terrain most suitable for different types of skiing. Ski resorts have been built for the skiers who love this sport. The highest peak of Iran is Damavand with 5671 m above sea […]

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21 million more international tourists in the first half of 2015

Europe, Asia and the Pacific and the Middle east all recorded five percent growth in international arrivals and the Americas four percent. Limited data available for Africa points to an estimated six percent decrease in the number of international tourists in the region. At the sub regional level, the Caribbean and Oceania (both +7%) were […]

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Qatar airways continues its network expansion across Africa and Indian sub-continent

Qatar Airways is continuing its rapid growth across Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent with an increase in flight frequencies to Asmara, Eritrea, and to Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2015, flights from Doha to Asmara will be increased from four to five times per week, representing a 25% increase in capacity and enhanced connectivity, in particular […]

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