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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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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Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport on hold till further notice

Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport on hold till further notice

The completion date for the first phase of the airport, envisaged as a $36 billion super-hub allowing locally based airline Emirates to consolidate its position as the world’s No. 1 long-haul carrier, had already been pushed back five years to 2030 in October.

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All airports are the same… or are they?

All airports are the same… or are they?

Airports! What’s the difference between one and the other? Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, tells us what sets some airports apart from others.

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Entertainment, leisure, culture, and sports parks coming to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya

Entertainment, leisure, culture, and sports parks coming to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya

Six Flags Qiddiya will cover 32 hectares (79 acres) and feature 28 rides and attractions across the six lands: The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.

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Falling victim to the crisis

Falling victim to the crisis

While each Middle Eastern economy has its own problems and individual strengths, all in all, the last five years have brought a fair few challenges for most of the region’s markets. The hospitality industry is, as always, one of the first to bear the brunt of tough times. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, analyzes the region’s turbulent times and its impact on the sector and its players

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Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut to service tourists better with new extension

Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut to service tourists better with new extension

The first International Security Forces checkpoint was removed. Passengers are now request to proceed to the boarding pass section.

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Agreement between DCT Abu Dhabi and Miral to generate USD 23 million economic impact

Agreement between DCT Abu Dhabi and Miral to generate USD 23 million economic impact

Significant funds from – Ghadan 21 – were allocated to the tourism sector, with DCT Abu Dhabi launching a USD 163 million ‘mega events fund’.

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Over eight million tourists in Dubai in the first half of the year

Over eight million tourists in Dubai in the first half of the year

India alone draw almost 1 million visitors to Dubai, particularly noteworthy given the severe air traffic and seat capacity challenges due to geopolitical volatilities.

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