tourism

January 26, 2020

Emaar Hospitality Group has continued its ambitious growth strategy with the official opening of the iconic Address Sky View, in Downtown Dubai.

The company opened Vida Emirates Hills, Vida Creek Harbour and Address Fountain Views in 2019.

And Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar told guests at the opening ceremony of the Address Sky View, the company’s 19th hotel opening in the UAE, that the expansion plans would continue unabated throughout the rest of 2020.

Among nine new openings to expect"...

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January 22, 2020

DUBAI, 21st January, 2020 (WAM) - Dubai’s tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming 16.73 million international overnight visitors, an all-time high, and an impressive 5.1 percent increase in tourism volumes, surpassing the global tourism growth forecast by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation by over one percent.

With momentum firmly tracking against Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2022-25, latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) reflects the sector’s exponential progress in a compressed time-frame relative to peers, culminating in Dubai"...

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January 22, 2020

Highlights of Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai:

  • 1,260-square-metre Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai with a maximum capacity of 300 guests, the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at Terminal 3 in the busiest transit hub in the Middle East
  • Special features: Four Family Suites, dedicated Playroom, “first-class” enclosed private napping space, cigar lounge, male and female prayer rooms
  • Glocal cuisine freshly prepared at live kitchen includes Arabic, Asian and International flavours in addition to specially created kid’s and infant’s menus

“Dubai"...

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January 21, 2020

Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, on Monday inaugurated the Buhais Geology Park, a new eco-tourism project in the emirate.

The project aims to introduce visitors to the importance of Jebel Buhais and the archaeological areas surrounding it, state news agency WAM reported.

The location of the Buhais Geology Park provides evidence of how local nature was formed at least 93 million years ago.

The site has a wealth of fossilised remains of many ancient marine creatures"...

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January 20, 2020

Sunset Hospitality Group has revealed an 18 percent increase in revenue growth for 2019.

The group finished the year with 19 outlets, which included the launch of Mood Rooftop Lounge and Sweet Chick as well as openings in the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

Plans for 2020 involve the opening of more than 10 new outlets in the UAE and wider GCC region including Black Tap, Stage, Azure Beach and Ammos.

This year the group will also be focusing on the launch of Sushisamba and Aura Skypool at"...

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January 19, 2020

Individuals can now use their caravans for camping on Dubai's beaches without incurring fees, Dubai Municipality has announced.

The decision was announced following directives by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

In a statement carried by state news agency WAM, Dawood Al Hajri, director-general of Dubai Municipality, confirmed that camping with caravans on Dubai beaches designated for this purpose has become free of charge and that permits can be available online on the Municipality"...

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January 16, 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai is only months away, and it is an opportune time for the hospitality sector to tap into the expected influx of visitors from both in and outside the UAE, a top official of one of the nation's fastest-growing hotel chains says.

'It's good timing... Expo 2020 is a big opportunity for us and other hotels as well,' Abdulla Al Abdulla, chief operating officer of Central Hotels, said.

This is also because of the 'full support of the UAE government' in promoting the country's tourism assets, which in turn helps operators tap business"...

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January 15, 2020

Abu Dhabi hoteliers felt the benefit of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in December as the sporting event drove huge increases in average room rates and room revenues.

According to STR’s preliminary December data for the UAE capital indicated strong room rates despite weakened demand.

Although supply remained flat year over year, the slight decline in demand pushed occupancy down for the month.

STR analysts noted that performance growth was especially pronounced at the beginning of the month,"...

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January 13, 2020

Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company with interest in real estate and hospitality, has announced a partnership with Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, for three hotels at Al Seef in Dubai.

Hilton will operate the Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Seef, Canopy by Hilton Dubai Al Seef and Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Originally opened in 2018, the three hotels are located"...

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January 12, 2020

UAE-based Jannah Hotels & Resorts has revealed plans to open a new four-star property in Dubai in February 2020, with another set to launch in Sharjah in 2022.

The CEO of Jannah Hotels & Resorts, Richard Haddad, announced plans to open Jannah Dubai Creekside in February, followed by Jannah Ras Al Khor in 2022.

He also said Jannah Hotels & Resorts has started talks with Tajakistan with plans to expand the scope of the brand to Central Asia.

Haddad also announced a partnership with"...

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