Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

Convoy of electric vehicles to take part in road trip across the UAE and Oman

The Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) will return next month for an epic, 1,217-kilometre, nine-day road trip across the UAE and Oman – all without using a single drop of petrol.   After the success of last year’s road trip across the UAE, the 2018 edition of the EVRT has...

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Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Lebanon was the 72nd largest market for U.S. exports in 2016, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics.  The Lebanese Customs Authority reported that Lebanon’s total imports in 2016 reached USD 18.705 billion, of which USD 1.184 billion came from the United States. In 2016, the United States ranked as...

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Lebanese Soha Atallah new VP of the World Packaging Organization

Lebanese Soha Atallah new VP of the World Packaging Organization

Soha Attallah, general manager of the Lebanese packaging center Liban Pak affiliated to the Lebanese Industrialists Association, was appointed vice president of the World Packaging Organization. This is the first time that this position is held by an Arab national.   The World Packaging Organization is an international, non-governmental, non-profit...

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Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the country, attracted a whopping 10,000 guests on second day of its soft opening on 12 December, when the park welcomed 4,000 visitors, including school children, residents, and visitors.   Spread over 119 hectares, Dubai Safari is home to...

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Jumeirah Hotels to start 2018 with a new hotel brand

Jumeirah Hotels to start 2018 with a new hotel brand

Jumeirah Group is launching a new brand that will be appealing to the ‘millennial minded’ audience.   This new brand is slated to launch in early 2018, and when it does it will have smaller hotel rooms but locations in key desirable areas, while also retaining a strong focus on...

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Four Seasons Hotel Tunis opens doors

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis opens doors

Four Seasons Hotel Tunis started welcoming its first guests.   The hotel has 203 rooms, including 35 suites, in addition to five food and beverage options overseen by executive chef Omar Mallen.   The Hotel’s Spa is inspired by the country’s historic sites and traditions, with many of the 11...

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Azadea Group to debut New Shanghai in the Middle East

Azadea Group to debut New Shanghai in the Middle East

Lifestyle retail company Azadea Group is expanding its F&B potfolio, debuting New Shanghai in Dubai in 2018.    Offering a taste of modern Chinese cuisine, the restaurant will feature a new dining concept, the ‘Dumpling Theatre’, which brings the kitchen to the customers to view the preparation of their Dim...

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Dubai World Trade Centre and AccorHotels debut 25hours Hotels

Dubai World Trade Centre and AccorHotels debut 25hours Hotels

AccorHotels and Dubai World Trade Centre LLC (DWTC) announced the first 25hours Hotels property outside of Europe, with 25hours Dubai Hotel.   The 434-room property, which will become the largest 25hours Hotel worldwide, is expected to open by 2020. 25hours Dubai Hotel will be located in DWTC’s One Central development,...

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Marriott International to debut 40 luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott International to debut 40 luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott International, which luxury brands include The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott, is set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018.   “From former palaces in Venice and Vienna, to skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai, to intimate, remote escapes...

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New furnished apartments open in Antelias, Lebanon

New furnished apartments open in Antelias, Lebanon

The Residence 649, a furnished apartments project in Antelias, Metn, Lebanon, has officially opened its doors. It is owned by the Chidiac and Daaboul Group, which implemented a number of projects across Lebanon, notably Les Roches luxury chalets in ​​Kfardebian, which include 430 chalets, and the Santa Maria complex in...

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