Mount Nebo, Baptism Site see highest inbound tourism growth rates in 2018

    Tourism revenues in January went up by 9.1% to JD458m ($646m), compared with JD420m…

Dubai International airport rebrands

Dubai Airports has unveiled its new brand for Dubai International Airport (DXB) as it aims to…

Ras Al Khaimah attracts more than 1 million tourists in 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) reports 10% growth in visitors compared to 2017, announcing it…

Bahrain to develop ‘world’s largest’ underwater theme park

According to the official Bahrain News Agency (BNA), Bahrain has plans to develop the world’s largest…

Saudi Arabia identifies five caves for ecotourism drive

Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), the kingdom’s national geological organisation, plans to launch the projects as part…

Book review ALEPPO The Rise and Fall of Syria’s Great Merchant City

ALEPPO                               …

QATAR: retaining a sense of days gone by

Qatar Museums (QM) will host cultural programmes at two key heritage sites For many young Qataris,…

Iraqi artist works to revive traditional crafts in southern Iraq

London-based Iraqi artist Rashad Salim has been working in southern Iraq to help revive traditional crafts. The…

Arab poet imprisoned as Israeli authorities continue crackdown

An Arab poet has been jailed for inciting violence and supporting a group banned as a…

Book Review: Oman: Politics and Society in the Qaboos State

Oman Politics and Society in the Qaboos State By Marc Valeri Published by Hurst & Co…