Over eight million tourists in Dubai in the first half of the year

Over eight million tourists in Dubai in the first half of the year

India alone draw almost 1 million visitors to Dubai, particularly noteworthy given the severe air traffic and seat capacity challenges due to geopolitical volatilities.

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Dubai’s maturing hospitality industry

Dubai’s maturing hospitality industry

Eying new source markets and the city’s shift towards the mid-market segment from Richard Stolz, Associate Director – Global Strategy Group of KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

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Boom, bust or business as usual?

Boom, bust or business as usual?

Dr. Martin Berlin, Middle East Partner and Global Deals Real Estate Leader at PwC shares his insight on two key markets

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Falling victim to the crisis

Falling victim to the crisis

While each Middle Eastern economy has its own problems and individual strengths, all in all, the last five years have brought a fair few challenges for most of the region’s markets. The hospitality industry is, as always, one of the first to bear the brunt of tough times. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, analyzes the region’s turbulent times and its impact on the sector and its players

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Dubai announces ‘dry day’

Dubai announces ‘dry day’

No alcohol will also be displayed in bars and restaurants and some outlets will be closed that offer live entertainment.

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Millennium Atria Business Bay appoints Ziad El Hawi as Hotel Manager

Millennium Atria Business Bay appoints Ziad El Hawi as Hotel Manager

A Lebanese national, Ziad El Hawi joins Millennium Atria Business Bay with a wealth of more than 20 years’ experience within the hospitality industry.

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Amer Ammar is the new GM of Avani Hotel in Dubai

Amer Ammar is the new GM of Avani Hotel in Dubai

Having worked in hospitality for over 25 years, Ammar began his career in his native Jordan in 1994. In 2001, he moved to Dubai.

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Waldorf Astoria expands presence in Dubai with opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai

Waldorf Astoria expands presence in Dubai with opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai

It joins two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE:Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.

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Two senior leaders promoted at Dubai’s Kerzner International

Two senior leaders promoted at Dubai’s Kerzner International

Philippe Zuber has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Brett Armitage has been promoted to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer.

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Third edition of ‘Futurism Programme’ launched in Dubai

Third edition of ‘Futurism Programme’ launched in Dubai

Eligible projects must have an innovative tech solution in the travel and tourism space, and an MVP or pilot that’s ready to scale.

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