Saturday 25 January 2020

Qiddiya showcases outdoor projection-mapping

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), the entity leading the development of entertainment megaproject Qiddiya, has successfully launched its digital projection mapping, using the iconic Tuwaiq mountainside as its backdrop. The giant digital display, which uses a total of 84 projector


Dubai Tourism releases new guidelines for holiday home sector

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced an administrative order clarifying the law of Decree No. 41, introduced in 2013 to govern holiday home activity in Dubai. The order outlines regulations for operators, homeowners and authoris


Outbound travel from Middle East on a surge

The Mice industry is anticipated to reach over $1.4 billion in the next five years registering a CAGR of 7.6 per cent. According to a research paper published by Allied Market Research, the UNWTO projects the Middle East as one of the fastest-growing tourism generators globally, with outbound t


Five reasons to visit Slovenia in 2020

Slovenia is the land of green nature, the water and the wellness. Situated in central Europe at the crossroads of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plains and the Karst, Slovenia offers a wide range of activities and interests for each taste. In a single day, visitors ca


Emirates marks 20 years of operations to Bahrain

On January 25, 2000, Emirates took off from Dubai International Airport headed for Bahrain. When the B777-200 landed, it marked a major milestone for the airline – its first flight to the country. Twenty years later, the route has gone from strength-to-strength, and since the first flight


ME hotels post mixed results in 2019; Africa results positive

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed performance results in 2019, while hotels in Africa posted positive results across the three key performance metrics, according to data from STR - a leading market research firm. Occupancy levels in the Middle East moved up 2.3 per cent to


IHG signs two new hotels in Saudi Arabia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced two new properties in Saudi Arabia. Further strengthening its foothold in the luxury segment in Saudi Arabia, IHG has signed a management agreement for InterContinental Dammam in partnership with Salem Mohammed Al Qahtani. To cate


Countdown begins for Bahrain F1; Afrojack star attraction

The countdown for the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2020 has begun with the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) announcing a variety of attractions both on and off the track for the event in March.   The four-day spectacle, taking place from March 19 to


First Millennium Central hotel to debut in Saudi Arabia

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East has announced the signing of its first Millennium Central property in Saudi Arabia in partnership with Hasaad Real Estate, on stage at the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), held in Riyadh from January 21-22. Followi


Experience Hub to promote Abu Dhabi as top global destination

Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island Abu Dhabi, and Etihad Holidays, the destination and leisure management arm of Etihad Airways, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance Abu Dhabi’s positioning as a leading global destination for leisure and cultur

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