Nejmeh Square reopens to public

Nejmeh Square reopens to public

  The successful New Year’s Eve party in Downtown Beirut, which attracted almost 50,000 people, triggered public authorities and the Speaker of the Parliament, Nabih Berri, to open the access to Nejmeh Square again for pedestrians.   This is the first attempt to re-open the heart of the city to...

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Free nominations are now open for Hospitality Chef Excellence Awards-2018

Free nominations are now open for Hospitality Chef Excellence Awards-2018

After three consecutive Award ceremonies in Middle East and Africa, Hozpitality group announced the ‘Chef Excellence Awards’ on May 2, 2018. The award is in association with Emirates Culinary Guild and ICCA. The event will take place at the Five Palm Jumeirah. Nominations for all Chefs working in MEA region are open, and to...

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Nakheel and RIU award construction contract

Nakheel and RIU award construction contract

Master developer Nakheel and Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts have signed a contract worth USD 104.8 for the construction of their 800-room, joint venture beachfront resort and Water Park at Deira Islands in Dubai.   Set for delivery in 2019, the resort, which has a total investment value of USD...

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More tourism dynamism in the KSA

The Saudi Commission of Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced that over 200,000 visitors enjoyed 42 various tourist activities and functions in the Riyadh region in 2017, while some 40,000 students took part in 33 school trips. Abdul Aziz Al-Hasan, director of SCTH, Riyadh region, said his office issued licenses to 975...

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Senior Commercial Executive for Dubai Arena

Senior Commercial Executive for Dubai Arena

International entertainment and sports business executive, Douglas Waller has been appointed to a key strategic role at the AEG Ogden managed Dubai Arena.   Waller joins the venue as chief operating officer, with a primary focus on the commercial and partnerships side of the business.   As a Vice President...

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Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay prepares for increase in travel and tourism spend in KSA

Nourpay, the digital and payment services member of Nour Communications Group, and Planet Payment, a leading international and multi-currency payment processor, today announced a partnership agreement for the potential delivery of Pay in Your Currency, Planet Payment’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) solution, via Bank and Merchant customers in Saudi Arabia....

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Bahrain tourism projects valued at over USD 13 billion

Bahrain tourism projects valued at over USD 13 billion

The Bahrain Economic Development Board, EDB, revealed investment in Bahrain’s tourism infrastructure reached over USD 13 billion.   According to the Bahrain News Agency, BNA, the figure covers 14 prominent projects that will further boost growth in the Kingdom’s tourism and leisure sector.   The sector witnessed rapid growth in...

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Carluccio’s Mirdif City Centre re-opens after refurbishment

Carluccio’s Mirdif City Centre re-opens after refurbishment

Carluccio’s has re-opened in Mirdiff City Centre after undergoing a dramatic refurbishment. The restaurant, which had been closed for renovations since August, boasts new décor with a fresh and modernised feel whilst retaining its familiar Carluccio’s flair.     The re-opening of Mirdif City Centre comes at a peak time...

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