How the UAE is strengthening its tourism leadership

How the UAE is strengthening its tourism leadership

The move comes in a bid to support the UAE’s tourism economy, and affirm the country’s position as a global tourist destination.

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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the green airline, is underway

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the green airline, is underway

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will be formed via a joint venture, and operations are expected to launch in the second half of 2020.

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Portugal Invest Outside the Box

Portugal Invest Outside the Box

Tourism has shown itself to be resilient over the last decade, shrugging off the impact of the financial and economic crisis of 2008. This strong performance points to positive returns for investors and broader opportunities for myriad economies. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, looks at why Portugal is holding its own in a competitive market.

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Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, takes a first glimpse at businesson- the-books for London and Dubai as at the third week of October 2019.

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Leisure & recreation: What are your plans for the weekend?

Leisure & recreation: What are your plans for the weekend?

The market devoted to leisure and recreation is flourishing, thanks to a rising middle class with higher levels of purchasing power and retiring baby boomers who have more disposable income to spend on fun. Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, tells us more

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The Dubai Stars by Emaar is now officially open

The Dubai Stars by Emaar is now officially open

The stars embedded sidewalk celebrate 10,000 famous personalities from the worlds of music, film, art, architecture, sports and literature.

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Sleep and fly

Sleep and fly

Airport hotels were once a place where very few people would choose to stay. Four decades ago, they remained, for the most part, a collective of basic accommodation, fulfilling a fatigued traveler’s primary needs for sleep and refreshment. Chirine Salha, senior consultant at Ulysses Consulting, tells us how things have changed

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Meraas to open a new action park at Last Exit AUH

Meraas to open a new action park at Last Exit AUH

The new attraction will also be home to the first Upside Down House in the MENA region. It will offer guests a place to capture the most surreal images.

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Navigating MEA hotel profitability landscape

Navigating MEA hotel profitability landscape

Top line hotel performance in the Middle East is heading towards its fifth year of continuous decline. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive for STR, navigates the choppy waters of the current hospitality market

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Abu Dhabi’s Marsa Mina to offer mixed-use leisure concepts in Q1 2020

Abu Dhabi’s Marsa Mina to offer mixed-use leisure concepts in Q1 2020

When complete, the area will feature a diverse mix of food trucks and unique retail concepts, family entertainment, playgrounds and open seating areas.

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