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Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah introduces new family rooms and suites

by Dina Maaty | 08 Oct 2020

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has introduced a new collection of family rooms and suites. In line with the launch of the family rooms and suites and just in time for school holidays, the hotel is also offering its “Family Fun” package with daily breakfast and late check-out. The new collection of Family Rooms and

Taking Charge: Meet Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown General Manager Laura Eggleton

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

Appointed as the first female general manager for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in the region in 2015, Laura Eggleton will now lead its first Hotel Indigo property in the GCC. Tell us a bit more about your journey as a hotelier. My hospitality journey accidentally started when I was still at school (we started young back

Ras Al Khaimah offers free COVID-19 tests for international visitors

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Hospital have announced a partnership to provide free PCR testing to international visitors staying in and departing from the emirate until December 31, 2020. Subsidised by RAKTDA, the free PCR test is available for international visitors to avail either at RAK Hospital, one of the UAE’s

A Grand Entrance: Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

This month marks an iconic addition to Dubai’s skyline and its vivid hospitality industry. Introducing a sophisticated, chic address in the epicentre of luxury, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East & Africa region and the second largest worldwide with 595 rooms, suites and serviced residences. Elegantly merging modern

New 5-star hotel Al Jaddaf Rotana to open in November

by Dina Maaty | 07 Oct 2020

Rotana has revealed that its newest 5-star property, Al Jaddaf Rotana, is on target to launch by November 2020. The hotel marks the group’s 35th property within the UAE.  Guy Hutchinson, President and CEO of Rotana says, “It ‘s with great pride that we announce Al Jaddaf Rotana will open its doors this November. Under Rotana’s strong leadership

Emirates expands its network in Europe to 31 destinations, restarts flights to Budapest

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Budapest (from October 21), Bologna (November 1), Dusseldorf (November 1), Hamburg (November 1) and Lyon (November 4), expanding its European network to 31 destinations. The addition of these five destinations takes Emirates’ global network to 99 destinations, as the airline continues to gradually meet travel demand. Flights

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai receives ‘Stay Safe’ certification

by Dina Maaty | 06 Oct 2020

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has received another Stay Safe Certification, audited by StaySafe Hospitality. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, says, “We’re delighted to be recognised again by our trusted partner like StaySafe Hospitality.  This achievement reflects the tremendous hard work and dedication that our team members have been putting in to

Dubai’s first and only floating hotel ‘QE2’ reopens

by Dina Maaty | 05 Oct 2020

Dubai’s first and only floating hotel, the QE2, has reopened its doors. The newly-refurbished project features special British heritage touches, such as the original artwork and furniture, and the rooms (including suites, duplex suites and royal suites) all come with an added hint of modern luxury. Guests can take a guided tour of the ship

The world’s largest fountain to launch at The Pointe, Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 04 Oct 2020

The Pointe, a lifestyle and dining destination by Nakheel Malls, is gearing up to launch the world’s largest fountain. ‘The Palm Fountain’, Palm Jumeirah’s latest waterfront attraction, will attempt to break a Guinness World Records (GWR) on October 22 during its inaugural launch event, and the public is invited to witness the celebration. Spread over

Jumeirah Living wins awards for World Trade Centre Residences in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 04 Oct 2020

Jumeirah Living – Jumeirah Group’s luxury brand of serviced residences – has won a series of accolades for its World Trade Centre Residences in Dubai. The luxury retreat set in the heart of the city’s business district was named the Best Luxury Hotel Apartment on a Global Level, the Best Apartment Hotel in the United

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