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Tourism chief says strategy includes plan to ensure that cruise passengers felt the ‘soul’ of Dubai. Dubai remains on track to receive one million cruise passengers by 2020, according to Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM). In a keynote address to cruise line executives and regional industry stakeholders at the…

Saudi Arabia has unveiled a SAR72bn ($19.2bn) stimulus package to boost the private sector in 2018. The plans form part of a four-year stimulus programme announced last year. They include 17 different initiatives the government hopes will create direct and indirect jobs. Earlier this week the government unveiled plans to increase electricity and fuel prices.…