TOURISM

The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 Awarded to 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin FarinaAugust 16, 2017

At a highly-anticipated private gathering during the famed Monterey Car Week, a 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, from the Monaco-based Destriero Collection, was named winner of the prestigious second-annual The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award. Only four Berlinetta-bodied sports cars from Pinin Farina were ever produced, and this exquisite model is considered to be the best preserved, as it is the only one that retains its original chassis and body. Custom ordered by the Roman dealer of the marque, the sports car is based on the very successful 2-liter racing car developed by the Maserati brothers. Its uncompromising sporting style is highly representative of the coachbuilding artistry of the 1950s, helping it win Best in Show at last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Originally debuted at the 1954 Paris Motor show, the automobile was first......

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Jordan’s film tourism strategy seeks to attract visitors August 14, 2017

The Royal Film Commission (RFC) on Sunday launched Jordan’s first film tourism strategy, set to guide efforts over the coming three years to attract more visitors to Jordan through cinema, a RFC statement said.

The strategy, launched under the patronage of HRH Princess Rym Ali, was developed in cooperation with the Jordan Tourism Board and supported by the USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project (BEST).

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Irbid’s newly discovered archaeological site to open to public next month August 12, 2017

The Department of Antiquities (DoA) will open a recently discovered archaeological site in Irbid’s Beit Ras area next month, the department’s Director General Munther Jamhawi said on Thursday.

Jamhawi explained that the site was discovered in late November last year by a local team, which was undertaking a sewage project in the northern governorate. He added that the site has been under renovation since then.

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Jordan is world's 9th safest country, according to Gallup InstituteAugust 12, 2017

Jordan was named world's 9th safest country in the 2017 edition of the Gallup's Law and Order index.

With a score of 89 out of 100, Jordan made it to the top ten countries, where the population feel safe, according to Gallup index, which measures the feeling of personal safety as well as individual experiences in terms of crime and law enforcement.

Meanwhile, Singapore topped the index with 97 points, followed b Uzbekistan, Iceland, Turkmenistan, Norway, Switzerland, Algeria and Finland....

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman chief concierge handed golden keys August 8, 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Amman has revealed that its chief concierge Taleen Halaseh has received her golden keys from Les Clefs D’Or, the only international association of professional hotel concierges.

Halaseh kicked off her career at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman in January 2011 as a concierge agent.

A few years later, she completed a one month concierge task force at"...

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Madison Realty Capital Provides $300.0 Million Construction Loan for Ceruzzi Properties’ Luxury Condo Development at 138 East 50th StreetAugust 4, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Ceruzzi Properties (Ceruzzi) and Madison Realty Capital (MRC) announced the closing of a $300 million construction loan for completion of a major mixed-use development at 138 East 50th Street in the Midtown East neighborhood of Manhattan. MRC, an institutionally-backed real estate investment firm focused on real estate equity and debt investments in the middle markets, provided the loan for the project, which Ceruzzi is developing in partnership with SMI USA (SMI)."...

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Amman Summer Shopping Festival kicks off Thursday August 3, 2017

The Amman International Summer Festival for Shopping 2017 will kick off Thursday with the participation of around100 local, Arab and foreign companies.

The 10-day festival, which will be opened daily from 4pm until 12 midnight at the Expo Land near Airport road, will host local companies as well as other companies from Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

The festival, which is organized by the International Promoters Company (IPCO), will include stalls displaying"...

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SELECT GROUP Awards Main Contract for Jumeirah Living Marina GateAugust 1, 2017

UAE based Select Group has appointed ALEC, the multi award winning company for the main works of Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, its flagship waterfront development in Dubai Marina. The current contract valued at AED 600 million brings the total project value for The Residences at Marina Gate to AED 1.6 billion.

Launched in Q1,2017, Jumeirah Living Marina Gate is the third, and last tower within the luxury Marina"...

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JHA chairman calls for boosting tourism promotion efforts July 31, 2017

Jordan Hotels Association (JHA) Chairman, Michael Nazzal, Sunday, called for intensifying tourism promotion efforts through channeling them towards artistic and natural tourist attractions in the country.

He said there are 28,000 archeological sites in Jordan, thus there is great possibilities to upgrade tourism and increase the flow of visitors to the country.

'The overnight visitor numbers who visit the Kingdom annually amount to 3 millions with an average length of stay of 2 nights per tourist',"...

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The first-ever UNITE with Tomorrowland sets temperatures soaring in Dubai!July 30, 2017

The Festival City Arena was packed with a party crowd full of energy which didn’t stop dancing all night. UNITE with Tomorrowland Dubai at Festival City Arena on 29th July 2017 was definitely a never-seen-before phenomenon in Dubai. Festival-goers set out on this unforgettable journey with show-stopping performances by Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and KSHMR LIVE from the Mainstage in Belgium, and Martin Solveig, Franky Rizardo, Tom Swoon, Ferreck Dawn, Robert Falcon, Mikael Weermets, Siege, Arcade"...

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