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FlyDubai announces flights to Tanzania

At launch fares of just 399 US Dollars, return, taxes included, is the stage now set for a major showdown between airlines flying from the Gulf to East Africa.

Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai earns sustainable recertification

LOS ANGELES, California - In line with Movenpick Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy to contribute to a positive future, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, U.A.E., identifies and promotes sustainable

Emirates names Zurich as next A380 destination

(eTN) – Dubai airline, Emirates, has just named Zurich as their next Airbus A380 destination, making the prospect of traveling to Switzerland’s banking city even more attractive.

UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosts accident report workshop

DUBAI, UAE - The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently held an accident comments workshop as final report preparations are put in place for the United Parcel Services (UPS) Boeing 747-400 F

Dubai reinforcing its position as popular cruise destination

Dubai is reinforcing its position as a destination of choice for cruise tourism by welcoming newly renovated luxury liner, Mariner of the Seas on its maiden call to the emirate.

Relaxing for two nights after ATM at Centro Barsha by Rotana

(eTN) - For the past 15 years and after attending the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), I used to relax for couple of nights in Dubai to do some shopping and swimming, have some good food, and to sleep wel

Tourism leaders from Dubai and Seychelles meet

Helal Saeed Almarri, the Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the principal authority responsible for strengthening Dubai’s positioning as a world-leadi

Green Globe certifies Dubai’s JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces certification of the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dubai aims to become top destination for health tourism in the...

Medical tourism has been brought to the fore with renewed optimism and a host of projects as announced by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Sunday.

Broke Saudi visitor goes homeless in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE - A young tourist has been sleeping rough in a vacant lot in the urban jungle of Bur Dubai after running out of money while on a short visit to the UAE.

Dubai tourists beating summer heat by keeping cool at ice cafe

DUBAI, UAE - It’s well-known for its high summer temperatures and iconic landmarks. But visitors to Dubai can take in the sights without working up a sweat.

Seychelles Tourism Minister speaks at UNWTO & Ministerial Forum at Arabian...

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, who was leading the Seychelles delegation to ATM 2013, was one of the Ministers invited to be a speaker at the UNWTO & ATM Min

ATM – twenty years … and counting

Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar program at Arabian Travel Market 2013, which opened on Monday, May 6, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates Chairman and President of Dubai Civil Av

HRH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed opens the 6th Arabian Travel Market...

The Dubai Deputy Ruler inaugurates ATM 2013, as Middle East’s biggest travel and tourism event celebrates 20 years of industry milestones.

News summary from the first day of the Arabian Travel Market,...

Timed to coincide with the peak summer booking period from the Arabian Gulf, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for Azerbaijan has launched of an Arabic/English website dedicated to the promotion of th

Abidos Hotels targets 20 hotels by 2017

Rolling out its aggressive expansion strategy at Arabian Travel Market today, Abidos Hotels unveiled plans to have 20 hotels by 2017. Making the announcement, Mr.

Katara Hospitality announces major step forward at ATM

Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel investor, developer, owner and operator, has announced major steps forward in the 12 months since its rebrand, launched at Arabian Travel Market 2012.

Seychelles is attending the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2013)

The 20th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has opened in Dubai on May 6 with a record number of more than 2,500 exhibitors and over 20 national tourist delegations.

List of all the winners of the World Travel Awards Middle...

ETN Publisher Juergen T. Steinmetz presented one of the many rewards given to the best of the best in travel and tourism in the Middle East tonight.

Shaikh Mohammed sets ambitious tourism targets for Dubai

DUBAI - Setting an ambitious but realistic tourism target, Dubai on Saturday unveiled its grand vision that seeks to draw 20 million visitors per year and Dh300 billion in annual revenues by 2020.

Pilot training simulator receives multiple certifications in Middle East and Asia

DUBAI, UAE – The Emirates-CAE Flight Training center based in Garhoud, Dubai, today announced that its dual configuration full-flight simulator for Bombardier Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 busin

Dubai cops will patrol city in $500,000 Lamborghini

Dubai already has the world's tallest building, the world's largest shopping mall, and the largest man-made archipelago.

Fly Dubai set for April 21 inaugural flight to Juba

As reported here in February in a breaking news article, Fly Dubai will commence flights to Juba from April 21.

Sustainable hotels are more than just about being green

LOS ANGELES, California - Time Oak Hotel & Suites in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been certified by Green Globe.

Modeling tourism business after Chinese hospitality

The Vice President of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Dr.

WTM Vision Conference confirms high-caliber speakers for Dubai event

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce this year’s line-up of high-caliber speakers for the third WTM Vision Conference – Dubai on 7 May.

Green Globe recertifies Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces re-certification of Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Emirates one-off A380 visit to Mauritius precursor to regular flights?

(eTN) - The Mauritius tourism industry may well have reasons to smile, after Emirates President Tim Clark indicated on the sidelines of the world’s largest tourism trade show, the ITB in Berlin, tha

Over 10 million tourists came to Dubai in 2012

DUBAI, UAE - Dubai welcomed more than 10 million tourists for the first time last year as the emirate experienced a surge in visitors.

Starwood Hotels CEO says not possible to run global business from...

DUBAI, UAE – “With 80 percent of Starwood’s pipeline coming from rapidly-growing markets, it is simply not possible to lead a truly global business from a boardroom in Connecticut,” says Starw