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GCC tourist numbers to Saudi Arabia up 25pc

Saudi Arabia remains a popular destination for GCC tourists, with around 7.4 million visitors entering the kingdom in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to official data.

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Oman receives over 2m visitors

The sultanate of Oman received over 2 million visitors during the first 10 months of 2015, recording a notable increase of 302,221 tourists in comparison to 2014, where 1.76 million tourists visited the country, said a report. Statistic

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Germany popular among GCC visitors

Germany registered a record 2 million overnight stays from GCC visitors in 2015, according to results released by the German National Tourist Office, making it a popular holiday destination for the Gulf region. United Arab Emirates (45

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Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy hits 70pc in Q3 2015

Abu Dhabi’s tourism and hospitality sector continued to experience a positive growth into Q3 2015 with occupancy rates across hotel establishments averaging 70 per cent during the quarter, up 2 per cent from the corresponding period in 201

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Disney Live! comes to Bahrain

For the first time in Bahrain, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when ‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ debuts in the kingdom next month. Produced by Fe

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Disney Live! comes to Bahrain

For the first time in Bahrain, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions when ‘Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival’ debuts in the kingdom next month. Produced by Fe

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Qatar Airways starts Ras Al Khaimah flights

Qatar Airways last night marked the start of scheduled services between Qatari capital Doha and Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, with the landing of its flight QR1120 at the  Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Engineer Salem bin Sulta

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Ras Al Khaimah's tourism revenue up 12pc

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has registered a 12.4 per cent increase in total revenue last year compared to 2014, with industry indicators highlighting a positive performance for the year.   The e

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VisitBritain launches ‘Great Britain Great Moments’ drive

VisitBritain, UK's national tourism agency, is teaming up with social media celebrities from the GCC to attract more international visitors to Britain as part of its biggest campaign for the year ‘Great Britain Great Moments’.

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Dubai allure undiminished says tourism chief

Bookings in Dubai's tourism industry are looking strong for the first quarter of this year despite the fire which swept through a downtown hotel on New Year's Eve, the head of the emirate's tourism department told Reuters on

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