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UAE hotels record highest Feb occupancy since 2008

Hotels in the Middle East reported mixed results in three key performance metrics, while hotels in Africa recorded positive results, according to February 2017 data from STR. In the Middle East, occupancy rates increased by 3.2 per cent to 71.7 per cent compared to the same perio

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Dubai tourism grows 12pc in first 2 months of 2017

Dubai’s tourism sector has kicked off 2017 in high gear as the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reported a stellar 12 per cent year-on-year growth over the first two months of 2017. January and February saw Dubai welcoming just over three million

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Jabal Omar to sell key Makkah hotels, mall

Jabal Omar Development, the largest listed real estate group in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation, said it has reached an agreement with Alinma Investment Company for the sale of its key assets in Makkah including three major hotels and a shopping mall for SR6 billion ($1.59 billion).

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Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai launches DXB Grill

DXB Grill is the latest new dining outlet to be unveiled at the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, serving up a revolutionary take on the traditional steak and seafood restaurant.   Contemporary classic décor marries with a new dining concept that encompasses tender meat

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Ramada Ajman to boost customer service with ProntoResolved

Seeking to provide a more efficient and prompt service to its guests, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman recently inked a partnership with ProntoResolved. The contract was signed by Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager of Ramada Ajman, and Franco Moline, president of ProntoResolved.

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Stargazing at Al Wadi Desert during Earth Hour

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel, has invited guests to celebrate the Earth Hour with a stargazing activity, while the resort switches off non-essential lights. The vent will be held on March 25 between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Families will

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Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi opens

Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, last night hosted an event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi. The event showcased the property, the hotel’s six restaurant outlets, breathtaking entertainment and fireworks. It

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BTEA hosts gypsum design workshop

The Handicrafts Directorate at Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in line with its ongoing handicrafts training workshops, has launched a specialised gypsum design workshop.   The workshop aims to establish a sustainable workforce in the handicrafts industry which p

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Parsons lands Sharjah airport expansion project

Parsons, a leading engineering services firm, said it has won a contract to provide construction and project management services for the Sharjah International Airport expansion project in the UAE. The scope of work includes oversight of the planning, design, construction, and com

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Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia set to grow 40pc

Government led investment is driving a surge in domestic tourism across Saudi Arabia – with experts predicting a 40 per cent rise in the number of internal trips made between 2015 and 2020.   The Euromonitor International Tourism Forecast report, prepared exclusively fo

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