Posts Tagged “travel”

Camel racing revival draws crowds in Gulf

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Camel racing revival draws crowds in Gulf

Camel racing, representing bedouin Arab culture, is increasingly drawing tourists and crowds in Dubai and the Gulf region. Once popular int he 1980s, the sport of camel racing is seeing a revival. For a truly authentic experience in the UAE, look no further than the camel race. The cacophony of car horns, shouts and thud of…

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Arab Gulf sees rise in Tourism

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Arab Gulf sees rise in Tourism

Arab Gulf sees rise in tourism by more than 2 percent with revenues up more than 10 percent, according to UrbaCon Construction & Trading. Visiting the desert is now an attractive alternative in the agenda of a seasoned tourist, a location which is becoming increasingly developed with high-end ecofriendly resorts, luxurious shopping malls, five-star hotels,…

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Americans shun Middle East as travel destination

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Americans shun Middle East as travel destination

By Ray Hanania While the Middle East and issues related to Arab countries dominate the attention of Americans through news media and national security, most Americans are avoiding travel to Middle East countries. A recent study by Hotels.com shows that of the top 50 destinations where Americans are traveling, only one Arab Middle East destination, Dubai in…

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