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Dubai hotel revenues decline over Eid weekend

Dubai hotels saw year-on-year declines in occupancy (-3.9 per cent), average daily rate (ADR) (-6.5 per cent) and RevPAR (-10.2 per cent), during the Eid Al Adha, the three-day celebration which fell on a weekend in 2014 versus on weekdays in 20

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Saudi Arabia to net $18bn revenue from Haj

Saudi Arabia is likely to receive more than SR70 billion ($18.6 billion) in revenues from this year’s Haj and Umrah seasons, according to a report. There are positive indicators for enhanced Haj revenues, reported the Ar

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Al Tayyar acquires 70pc stake in Egyptian company

Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding Company has acquired a 70 per cent stake in Egypt’s Al Hanouf Tourism and Services Company and subsidiary companies in a deal worth SR40.95 million ($11 million). A leading tourism company in E

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Flynas Hajj & Umrah starts Jakarta flights

Flynas Hajj & Umrah, a part of Saudi Arabia’s national carrier flynas, has started three weekly flights from Jeddah to Jakarta. The service was started as part of the airline’s expansion plans during the year, said

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Bahrain airport sees record Eid rush

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has registered an increased passenger movement during the Eid Al Adha and Hajj season, which rose to over 13,000 between October 1 and 20. During the period, the airport received 13,752 pilgrims

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Mobily sees solid roaming growth during Haj

Mobily, a leading telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, said its network at holy sites registered a massive growth in the number of the international inbound roamers beating last year’s record with a 56 per cent jump.  

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Arab Spring hardships hit Makkah gold trade

Economic hardships brought about by Arab Spring uprisings have taken a toll on jewellry retail trade in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, slashing gold sales by more than half compared to the same period last year, retailers said.

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Mobily starts special service for Hajj customers

Mobily, a leading mobile operator in Saudi Arabia, said it will be providing the pilgrims and visitors to Hajj with its local number service for the sixth successive year.   This service allows the pilgrims to ge

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Al Baddad to supply 80pc of Hajj tents

UAE-based Al Baddad International said it will be supplying close to 160,000 sq ft of tents, comprising more than 80 percent of the total needed for Haj gathering, this year.     This is the tenth consecutiv

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Du launches special Hajj roaming offer

UAE-based telecom services operator du has launched a special roaming offer for its Hajj customers in Saudi Arabia starting from October 4 to 19. Under this package, du customers can enjoy free incoming calls during Hajj while roa

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