As the co-founder and CEO of Grit Hospitality, Anwar Awad has transformed his passion into reality, leading restaurant concepts like Wise Guys and Tahini. Here, we learn more about his businesses and what’s next.
Nandini Roy Choudhury from Future Market Insights explores trends shaping the Middle East’s energy drinks market.
The winners of the first edition of the Qatar Tourism Awards were announced on November 9, 2023, at a special gala event held at Raffles, Doha, to mark the occasion. The celebratory evening was attended by dignitaries and high-profile guests from across the industry, including HE Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, the chairman of Qatar Tourism, and Basmah Al-Mayman, Regional Director in the Middle East of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Engineer Abdulaziz Ali Al Mawlawi, Chief of Marketing and Promotion Officer at Qatar Tourism, talks to HN about the organization’s new awards initiative, which celebrates the business leaders who are helping to write the country’s tourism success story.
Offering broad-based appeal through its heady mix of futuristic skyscrapers, man-made wonders and rich cultural heritage, it’s easy to see why Dubai clinched the coveted top global destination spot for the second successive year in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023. Hoor Al Khaja, associate vice president, International Operations, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, charts the emirate’s robust post-pandemic rebound and tells HN what’s next on the tourism agenda for this regional success story.