Wednesday, December 19, 2018

UAE woos investors in space industry

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip (Image from Space.com) The UAE Space Agency announced plans aimed at attracting private investors in the country’s developing space industry. According to Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi, chief of the UAE Space Agency, they...

Kuwaitis rank 3rd in ‘halal’ tourism expenditure

KUWAIT CITY - A study issued by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry revealed that Kuwaitis ranked third internationally after the Emiratis and Saudis in ‘halal’ tourism expenditures for the year 2017,...

How bad is the squeeze on Dubai hotel revenues?

Some bad news for the hospitality sector last week? On the surface, yes. Preliminary data for July says average hotel daily rates in Dubai will hit their lowest mark since August 2004. Average daily rates...

Tourism in UAE booms, Dubai sector worth $29.6 bn

The UAE’s efforts to diversify its economy are bearing fruit, as new data has revealed that the country’s tourism sector is experiencing a boom in visitors and revenue. Dubai and Abu...

Radisson signs its first hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills

Radisson Hospitality announced the signing of its first Radisson hotel in the Middle East at Dubai’s DAMAC Hills in the United Arab Emirates. The new signing is in partnership with leading Dubai-based real estate...

British airways, Emirates Voted Most Family-Friendly Airlines

Travel Friday, August 24, 2018 11:34 By JAMES KARIUKI British Airways planes taxi on the runway at London City airport with the financial towers and office buildings of the City of London in the background. AFP...

Hilton Expands New Luxury Brand, LXR; Rebrands More in Dubai

DUBAI—Hilton is relaunching its luxury collection brand, LXR Hotels & Resorts, with the rebranding of the St. Regis Dubai to Habtoor Palace Hotel, located in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City. This is one of three rebranding projects...

Interview With Ahmed Allithy, Arabic Chef at Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu...

Chef Ahmed Allithy A culinary expert in modern Arabic fine-dining, Chef Ahmed Allithy rejoins the talented culinary team of Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi as the new Arabic Chef. He will bring...

Velocity’s Big Fat Quiz at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

Test your knowledge and get competitive with the Capital’s newest quiz night. Weekdays just got a whole lot better. Head down to Velocity Sports Bar at Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, and join in the...

Shady Dawad Joins Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai as GM

Mr. Shady Dawad has been appointed as General Manager of Canal Central Hotel in Business Bay, Dubai.  An Egyptian national, Dawad began his career in 2004 at the Le Meridien, Abu Dhabi. Subsequently, after...