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WITH THE NUMBER OF MUSLIM TRAVELLERS SET TO RISE TO 156 MILLION BY 2020, THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IS ADAPTING TO CATER TO THEIR FAITH-BASED REQUIREMENTS.

H.R.H. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the board, Jeddah Economic Company, visited the Jeddah Economic City site, which is also home to Jeddah Tower, a development set to become the highest building in the world.

Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, US and Brexit influences, the UAE is set to lead the Middle East passenger growth for the year, with an annual increase of more than 6.3 percent according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“We are delighted to have been recognised [at the World Travel Awards] as the Middle East’s leading hotel operator.

THE DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE MARKETING HAS RELEASED ITS FIRST TICKETED EVENTS IN DUBAI REPORT, COMMISSIONED TO FACILITATE THE GROWTH OF EXISTING PROGRAMMES AND LAUNCH NEW ONES.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recently congratulated the government of Saudi Arabia for adopting tourism as a key sector to help diversify the economy away from oil. David Scowsill, president, WTTC, remarked that the organisation has been emphasising the importance

With this year’s Arabian Travel Market’s focus on the midmarket segment, ibis Styles Jumeira aims to showcase the property’s chic and hip characteristics at the event. Exhibiting with owning company R Hotels, the establishment

UAE-based Action Hotels formally opened ibis Styles Elizabeth Street in Brisbane, Australia. The 368-room new-built property is located in the city’s central business district,

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)'s impact on the emirate's economy surged 26 percent to AED3.47

According to the Economic Development Board (EDB), the hotel and restaurant segment was one