DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The Middle East Film and Comic Con continues to grow significantly with a target of over 50,000 visitors for the 2015 show and an additional 35% of space booked at the Dubai World Trade Center, with organisers looking to elevate the Dubai based event to the next level. The, Read More

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Dubai is one of the few cities in the world that has undergone such a rapid transformation – from a humble beginning as a pearl-diving centre – to one of the fastest growing cities on earth. Home to just over 2 million people from more than 200 nationalities, Dubai is one of the most, Read More

Actor Richard Gere made his third trip in the past year to Israel on June 4th, as one of the guests of honor for Tel Aviv University’s International Student Film Festival. Gere’s four day visit included three workshops for aspiring filmmakers at the Cinemateques in Tel Aviv, Sderot and Nazareth, as well as several events, Read More

Chris Noth visited the Western Wall (Kotel), the holiest site for Jews around the world. “It’s of great spiritual passion and value to be here and for me as a Catholic it has a special meaning, as it would for anyone,” he said during his 10-day visit to Israel, as a guest of the, Read More

With the summer party season quickly heating up, Tel Aviv has something new to add to a growing list of amenities no other vacation destination can offer. Located on the Tel Aviv Port, the Goldstar Wave Bar opened in June and instantly became the longest bar in the world, at 394 feet. The “art, Read More

Dubai’s aggressive promotional and marketing campaign is set to pick up momentum with the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) participating in nine major overseas exhibitions in addition to organizing exclusive road shows in 13 countries from September to December 2004. Dubai will continue to be in the global spotlight as more than, Read More

After 37 years of nomadic existence, Israel’s national classical ballet company has acquired a fitting home in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural capital. The Rose Cooper Israel Ballet Center will house the company and its school, The Classical Ballet Center. With a main studio of 2,625 sq. ft, the company now has, Read More

In a bid to revive its tourism industry following the global recession, Syria celebrates the AL MAHABA Festival August 2nd to 12th, to be followed by two other international events, The Silk Road Festival from September 27 – 30 and the Bosra International Festival, held every other year also in the month of September.

Israir, Israel’s “other” airline, is now offering a September Special of $767 round-trip from New York to Tel-Aviv, valid for departures between September 1st and September 10th. This fare is available with no advance purchase or minimum stay required. The maximum stay is 14 days, though it can be extended to 28 days for, Read More

With the country recording a dramatic boost in tourist arrivals during the first half of this year, these are interesting times for Syrian tourism. The figures confirm what many analysts have been saying for some time – that in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, world, Middle Eastern tourism markets have undergone an important shift in, Read More