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More than 43m passengers use Dubai's DXB in H1

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) exceeded 43 million in the first half of 2017, according to its operator Dubai Airports. DXB handled a total of 43,054,268 passengers during the first six months of the year, up 6.3 percent compared to ...

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Ras Al Khaimah sees 6.5% increase in tourists

Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism market experienced another positive quarter between April and June with over 197,000 guests confirmed, according to a new report.   CBRE’s latest Ras Al Khaimah MarketView report said this brought the half yearly figure to 390,499, ...

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Oman launches eVisa service in bid to boost tourism sector

First phase will include visitors from 67 countries as well as GCC residents employed in 116 professions Oman’s new airport, currently under construction, will have the capacity to cater for the expected increase in tourism numbers. By Staff writer Wed ...

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AccorHotels announces Swissôtel’s UAE debut

Two hotels located within Dubai’s Al Ghurair Centre are to be rebranded as upscale Swissôtel & Swissôtel Living properties, representing the brand’s launch in the UAE, it was announced on Sunday. Hotel operator AccorHotels said it was rebranding its Al ...

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Sofitel to open ‘holistic healing’ retreat in Dubai

AccorHotels is set to open a holistic health and “healing.”resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah in August. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, a member of Healing Hotels of the World, features holistic healing therapies that reportedly achieve “visible results.” ...

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New DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opens in Business Bay

New York-listed Hilton has opened a DoubleTree by Hilton-branded hotel in Dubai’s Business Bay. Th hotel in Bay Square features 238 rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Owned by Dubai ...

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Dubai's Atlantis, The Palm announces room refurbishment project

09 July 2017 Dubai-based Atlantis began a three-year refurbishment programme across its five-star Atlantis, The Palm, property last week, with further renovation projects in the planning stage. The interior design contract for typical guestrooms was awarded to United Arab Emirates-based ...

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