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    Slovenia Confirms Participation in Expo 2020 DubaiSeptember 22, 2016

    The Republic of Slovenia is announced as the latest nation to officially sign up to Expo 2020 Dubai in exchange of letters at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

    His Excellency Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, met with His Excellency Zdravko Počivalšek, Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology, on Thursday for an exchange of letters to officially confirm Slovenia’s commitment"...

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    Azizi Developments unveils AED 250 million project in Dubai: Azizi Shaista ResidenceSeptember 21, 2016

    Azizi Developments, a leading UAE-based real estate developer with a reach into multiple international markets, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence—a modern, urban-luxury development located in the bustling and highly-accessible Al Furjan neighbourhood in Dubai. The property adds to Azizi Developments’ already impressive portfolio, with the developer currently involved in 20 different UAE-based projects valued at around AED 7.3 billion.

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    Hilton Unveils First Hotel in MontenegroSeptember 19, 2016

    Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) debut in Montenegro. The new Hilton Podgorica"......

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    The First Group Names Indian Cricket Legend Sunil Gavaskar as Its Newest AmbassadorSeptember 19, 2016

    Indian Test cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar is the latest international sports star to endorse leading Dubai-based property developer, The First Group.


    The much-loved former cricketer, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history, has been named The First Group’s ambassador for India.

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    Thai Oud Oil Exhibits in the Middle EastSeptember 18, 2016

    The Treedom Group, a Thailand-based Oud Oil manufacturer and supplier to the global fragrance markets is following the scent of future success with a key exhibition stand at the 38th IFEAT 2016 Dubai Conference on September 28 – 29, 2016. The International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades annual event runs from September 26 – 29, September, at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre in Dubai. Treedom is the only one Thailand Oud Oil manufacturer who is the member of IFEAT.

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    ‘Aqaba hotels nearly full during Eid’ September 18, 2016

    Occupancy rates in Aqaba hotels, especially in the five-star hotels overlooking the beach, stood at around 95 per cent during Eid Al Adha, according to Sharhabil Madi, investment and economic affairs commissioner in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA).

    Madi said ASEZA was prepared to present the “best services” to Aqaba visitors and opened an operations centre to address their needs, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported"...

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    Jordanian Airlines to launch direct flights from Jordan to Rhodes in 2017September 17, 2016

    Jordanian Airlines will start direct flights from Jordan to Rhodes in 2017, while the Greek embassy in Amman already moving ahead with visa procedures for visitors.

    Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Jordan with its head office in Amman, Jordan, operating scheduled international services over four continents from its main base at Queen Alia International Airport at Amman (AMM) Jordan.

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    Brewers Unite With Governments, NGOs, Employees and Retailers Worldwide to Promote Responsible DrinkingSeptember 15, 2016

    On September 16, brewers, governments, NGOs and retailers in 76 countries around the world will partner on the second annual Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD), a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer.


    Initiated by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and HEINEKEN, together with local brewers and beer associations, Global Beer Responsibility Day 2016"...

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    First Italian Curio Hotel to Open in the Heart of the Tuscan HillsSeptember 14, 2016

    Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has reached a management agreement with Agricola Merse Srl to bring Curio - A Collection by Hilton to Tuscany. The 101-guestroom La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena is set to welcome guests from March 2017.

    Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said, “La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena is a stunning, one-of-a-kind hotel and, in joining the Curio Collection, this remarkable property will keep its unique identity whilst benefiting"......

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    Ancient mythological statues unearthed in Jordan September 13, 2016

    A team of North Carolina-based researchers helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan.

    As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group of North Carolina State University and East Carolina University faculty and students discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite -- artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as "absolutely exquisite."

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