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Tourism

Saudi City Neom Spreads Its Cash With Investment Fund: Middle East Report

Saudi Arabia has created another investment fund, this time under the banner of its mega-city Neom. The Neom Investment Fund will spread its vast amount of cash around the world, investing in businesses it sees as futuristic or industry-changing.

Saudi City Neom Spreads Its Cash With Investment Fund: Middle East Report

Tourism

Saudi’s New Giga-Projects, Airports and a $1 Billion Tourism School: Middle East Travel Report

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz creates a new development company to help realize his tourism sector dreams.

Saudi’s New Giga-Projects, Airports and a $1 Billion Tourism School: Middle East Travel Report

Tourism

Monaco Yacht Clubs in Saudi and More Luxury Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah

In this Skift Middle East Report, we also look at the changing face of Saudia Arabia, looking to become a leader in sustainability, culture and yacht parties.

Monaco Yacht Clubs in Saudi and More Luxury Hotels in Ras Al Khaimah

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Says Its 100 Million Visitor Goal is ‘No Longer Sufficient’

Always keen to outdo itself, Saudi Arabia raises its visitor targets before it has even hit them.

Saudi Arabia Says Its 100 Million Visitor Goal is ‘No Longer Sufficient’

Tourism

Dubai’s Summer of Tourism Was Red-Hot as Russians Fill the City

Dubai's tourism bull run continues. Rates are at some of their highest levels, the city has more than 800 hotels, and close to 10 million travelers have flown in to bear witness. Neighbor Qatar, sitting on its supply of lush World Cup hotels, is probably feeling jealous.

Dubai’s Summer of Tourism Was Red-Hot as Russians Fill the City

Airlines

Marriott Strengthens Expansion Plans in Turkey. Plus: Private Jet Service for Pets

And then they say it's a dog's life! While sky may be the limit for these high-flying pets, did we hear someone mention climate change?

Marriott Strengthens Expansion Plans in Turkey. Plus: Private Jet Service for Pets

Hotels

Middle East Hotel Project Count Hits All-Time High

It's not surprising that the Middle East is prioritizing hotel development to accommodate a growing influx of tourists. This proactive approach aligns with their broader economic and tourism strategies to foster long-term growth and competitiveness in the global tourism market.

Middle East Hotel Project Count Hits All-Time High

Airlines

Inside Dubai Airport’s Almost $3 Billion Mega Expansion

With an annual passenger volume of just under 90 million, it's no surprise that the primary focus of Dubai International Airport's expansion endeavors is directed towards elevating customer experience.

Inside Dubai Airport’s Almost $3 Billion Mega Expansion

Airlines

Dubai’s Airport Beat Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in First Half of 2023

Dubai Airport has surpassed pre-pandemic levels during the initial half of 2023. However, its projection for the entire year still falls slightly short of 2019 numbers. Call it "cautious optimism."

Dubai’s Airport Beat Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in First Half of 2023

Hotels

Abu Dhabi Cuts Hotel Fees, Top GCC Wealth Funds – More Middle East Travel News 

The timing of Abu Dhabi's decision to lower government fees on hotels and their alignment with the emirate’s long-term goals reflect a strategic move to capitalize on the potential of the tourism sector and the opportunities it presents.

Abu Dhabi Cuts Hotel Fees, Top GCC Wealth Funds – More Middle East Travel News