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GCC visitors travelling to the UK in record numbers

The year 2017 was a good one for the UK as visitor numbers and spending from the GCC reached record levels, new data showed. According to the latest official figures from VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, there

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80,000 visitors attend Liwa Date Festival

More than 80,000 people, including tourists and heritage lovers, visited the 14th Liwa Date Festival, which concluded on July 28, in Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi's Western Region, said a report. The 11 day-event offered heritage love

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RAK records double-digit visitor growth in H1

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has announced a 14 per cent increase in international visitors during the first six months of the year. This is ahead of the UNWTO forecast of 4 per cent tourism growth in the

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Dubai Parks and Resorts logs 1.4m visitors in H1

Dubai Parks and Resorts received over 1.4 million visitors during the first half of 2018, an increase of 46 per cent compared to the first half (H1) of 2017, DXB Entertainments, the Dubai-based theme park operator, a media report said.

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Airbnb posts massive spike in ME visitors to Russia

With the major football tournament in Russia dominating conversations around the globe, Airbnb has reported a huge increase in guests from the Middle East staying in Airbnb listed properties in Russia during the tournament. An est

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GCC vacation seekers flock to Mazagan Beach Resort

Summer is in full swing, and with the mercury rising, GCC tourists are flocking to Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a luxury resort in Morocco. Every year, more and more tourists come from all over the world, particularly GCC, to

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AccorHotels launches online portal for Makkah visitors

Hospitality giant AccorHotels has unveiled a new digital platform that will provide essential information for Haj pilgrims travelling to Makkah, Madinah and surrounding areas in Saudi Arabia.   As one of the leading hotel oper

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Dubai logs record 15.8m overnight visits in 2017

Dubai registered record international overnight visits totalling 15.8 million in 2017, 6.2 per cent higher than the previous year, said the Annual Visitor Report 2017 released by Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

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DWTC sees 15pc jump in Career UAE visitors

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has announced a 15 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors for the 18th edition of Careers UAE, signalling a positive shift from both private and public organisations as a number of post-event interviews are

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Over 23,000 hotel rooms booked for Bahrain F1 weekend

Bahrain welcomed the influx of visitors during the Formula One weekend, with more than 23,000 hotel rooms being booked for the event, it was revealed. The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) said that occupancy levels

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