News tagged "Tourism"

Flag Island Phase II Development Begins in Sharjah

Flag Island Phase II Development Begins in Sharjah

16th June 2014

According to the Sharjah's Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), work has begun on the second phase of its Flag Island development, including an open air 1,000 seater auditorium, an art gallery, shops, cafes and restaurant, located close to Sharjah's downtown area and popular tourist spots.[..]

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Saudi ‘s first Marine Park planned at Dhahban on Red Sea shores

6th June 2014

 According to an Arab News report, Saudi Arabia is all set to build its first Marine Park on the shores of the Red Sea at Dhahban, a popular Saudi picnic spot and fishing, 40 kilometres from Jeddah. Jeddah Municipality recently announced the project which had been under study for the past four years. The park will include a wide array of recreational facilities including a football playground, children’s entertainment areas, a waterfront with lots of landscaping and greenery and restaurants and other facilities.[..]

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Omran Invites Bids from Consultants for Convention Center Projects

6th June 2014

Oman's Tourism Development and Investment Agency (OMRAN) has called for bids from consultants across the GCC for supervision of its Convention Centre project apart from bids for a 450 seater secondary auditorium, two ballrooms and food court and service areas, 20 state of the art meeting rooms, general administration areas apart from car parks and landscaping works as a part of the project for which supervision bid is sought.[..]

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Domestic Tourism Boosts Hotel Occupancy in KSA

6th June 2014

According to a Report by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, an increase in the tourism infrastructure across the Kingdom, there has been a massive onset of tourists to the tune of 4.8 million passengers between 2012 and 2013. This in turn has triggered a growth in hotel investments and employment across the hospitality industry in KSA. The Kingdom now sports around 3,700 accommodation facilities, a third of which are hotels and others include furnished apartments all totaling around 300, 000 rooms with occupancies hovering at over 64 percent. Employment to service these hotels has consequently also hit a new high of 1.1 million staff members within the hospitality sector. Tourism has contributed nearly SR 75 billion (US$ 19.9 billion) to the Kingdom's GDP, accounting for just over 3 percent of the GDP and over three fourth's of the hotel investments in the Kingdom have centered around Makkah and Madina alone.[..]

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Domestic Tourism Boosts Hotel Occupancy in KSA

6th June 2014

According to a Report by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, an increase in the tourism infrastructure across the Kingdom, there has been a massive onset of tourists to the tune of 4.8 million passengers between 2012 and 2013. This in turn has triggered a growth in hotel investments and employment across the hospitality industry in KSA. The Kingdom now sports around 3,700 accommodation facilities, a third of which are hotels and others include furnished apartments all totaling around 300, 000 rooms with occupancies hovering at over 64 percent. Employment to service these hotels has consequently also hit a new high of 1.1 million staff members within the hospitality sector. Tourism has contributed nearly SR 75 billion (US$ 19.9 billion) to the Kingdom's GDP, accounting for just over 3 percent of the GDP and over three fourth's of the hotel investments in the Kingdom have centered around Makkah and Madina alone.[..]

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