FAM Holding acquires an 11,700 m2 plot at Al Marjan Island

FAM Holding acquires an 11,700 m2 plot at Al Marjan Island

FAM Holding, one of the leading conglomerates of business solutions across a number of industries in the region, has acquired a 11,700 square meter plot on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah to develop Al Mahra Resort. The new property is scheduled to open in 2021.   The hotel...

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First artisan hotel in Istanbul

First artisan hotel in Istanbul

Located in the heart of Sultanahmet, the major tourist attraction of Istanbul, Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet has re-opened its doors to public following a three-year restoration project.   The five-star property has 61 rooms spread over 6,800 square meters of space. The style of Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet reflects not only the...

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Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

As technology is shaping our future and its effect on the travel industry is one that can transform a guest experience, Marriott Hotels launched its TestBED program in the Middle East & Africa. First launched by Marriott Hotels across Europe in 2016, the unique 10-week accelerator program gives startups the...

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Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai.   Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and...

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IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), signed two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residences Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region, is in line with IHG’s strategy to...

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Nakheel to unveil projects worth USD 871 million at Cityscape Global 2017

Nakheel to unveil projects worth USD 871 million at Cityscape Global 2017

Dubai-based master developer Nakheel is gearing up to unveil a diverse range of projects, worth more than USD 871 million, at Cityscape Global 2017.   Nakheel will launch six new residential, retail and hospitality developments at four of its communities in Dubai – including its world-famous flagship master development, Palm...

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JB’S Gastropub opens at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach

JB’S Gastropub opens at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach

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The growing trend and rising cost of hotel art

The growing trend and rising cost of hotel art

Standout art Hotels and restaurants across the globe are investing millions in art. Many believe that in the current competitive climate, such initiatives can make an important difference to the guest’s experience. Lindsey Gildea, creative director at Dubai-based 17A Art Consultants, speaks about art as an added value in hotels...

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Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the Land of the Pharaohs   Egypt’s tourism industry has historically accounted for about 13 percent of the economy and corresponding levels of employment. While the country’s political instability and social upheaval have severely affected its hospitality industry, the country can still capitalize on the sector’s traditional role...

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BUSINESS EYE ON SHANGHAI

5 questions to Boecker® Public Health CEO Michel Bayoud As the leading public health service provider in the Middle East, Boecker has long been a pioneer in the pest control industry, both across the region and further afield. In July, the firm participated in the International Conference on Urban Pests...

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