Passenger movement at Dubai International Airport in the first half of 2004 showed a phenomenal growth of 27 percent over the same period last year, while Dubai Cargo Village registered a 21.7 percent growth having handled 535,212 tonnes of cargo. Total number of passengers registered at 10,413,782 in the first half of 2004 as, Read More

Jordan is to be the Guest Country at the Arab World Travel & Tourism Exchange (AWTTE), scheduled to take place at the Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Centre (BIEL) in Lebanon, October 7-10. Under the arrangement, there will be a special focus on Jordan for the duration of the show, this year comprising an, Read More

Dubai’S rapidly-expanding MICE infrastructure, aggressive marketing and promotional initiatives by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and Dubai Convention Bureau (DCB) and the unfaltering global interest have resulted in the emirate being chosen for hosting 12 high-profile international conventions and three regional gatherings this year.

World famous haute couture celebrity Giorgio Armani has rolled up his ‘designer’ sleeves off to wow the trade with the ‘bellissima’ chain of luxury hotels he designs while keeping a finger on the fashion pulse. Giorgio Armani SpA and EMAAR properties signed a partnership to create a worldwide collection of Armani luxury hotels and, Read More

A runaway freight train laden with an explosive mixture of fuel, fertilizers and sulfur came off the rails and blew up in north-eastern Iran yesterday, killing almost 300 people and injuring hundreds more. The explosion was reported to have destroyed five villages and windows were said to have shattered up to seven miles away., Read More

Desert Conservation Reserve becomes the first internationally-recognized and fully-protected conservation area anywhere in the Middle East to be established in Dubai. The reserve will be centered on Al Maha Desert Resort, the Emirates Group cameo hotel 45 minutes outside the city, in a major initiative emphasizing Emirates’ commitment to corporate responsibility and environmental protection, Read More

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday said Jordan is looking forward to copying Singapore’s advanced model in attracting foreign investment, qualifying human resources and upgrading performance of public agencies, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. During talks he held with Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, the King said Jordan is interested in better, Read More

For Azerbaijan the Caspian Sea is the natural continuity of its territory. The land and water become related with each other over 800 kilometers, but it is not even the line of demarcation of two elements – it is the integrated essence of life, labor and rest of the whole country. On the shores,, Read More

Jordan has the distinction of being the lowest point on earth. It seems, however, Jordanians are overly enthusiastic about this record to the point where they are trying to stretch it even further by making it  the lowest point even lower! The Dead Sea, one of the world’s most prestigious and magnificent ecological and, Read More

Disaster struck yet again early yesterday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimage, on the day of the 1424 Hejira year’s Eid Al Adha feast, on the pilgrims’ return to Mina (some 4 miles to the northwest of Makkah) after a night spent in Muzdalifah and standing at the Arafat, 244 people were, Read More