Emaar launches new property management concept attracting travelers and investors

Emaar launches new property management concept attracting travelers and investors

For investors, the innovative technological infrastructure offers the opportunity to fill the market gap for short-term rentals and helps them capitalise on an emerging business model.

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GCC countries investing heavily in research-intensive institutions

GCC countries investing heavily in research-intensive institutions

GCC countries are increasingly moving towards becoming knowledge-based economies according to a recent PwC report. Despite some recent progress, the volume of research publications remains relatively low compared to countries outside of the GCC and still a long way behind more established knowledge economies, said PwC in its latest report....

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Middle East and Africa hotel performance update

Middle East and Africa hotel performance update

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed July 2019 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted increases across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR.

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KSA will soon begin issuing tourist visas

KSA will soon begin issuing tourist visas

According to Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper, the government announced that it will begin issuing tourist visas starting September 27. These will be valid for a 90-day period and cost about $117. Qualified applicants eligible to apply will include citizens from 51 countries. Due to internal changes, the ruling family has...

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