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Hilton inks agreement to open Canopy brand property in Morocco

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jul 2020

Hilton has signed a management agreement with an investment vehicle managed by Yamed Capital to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. Plans for the 158-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Casablanca Les Arènes were unveiled live on yesterday’s grand premiere of Metropolitan Casablanca, a live online TV show. Located in the so-called “golden

Centara moves ahead with more hotel reopenings in July 2020

by Dina Maaty | 04 Jul 2020

Centara Hotels & Resort has announced the reopening of eight hotels in key destinations around Thailand as the government continues to ease travel restrictions nationwide. The seven hotels and resorts are Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, Centra by Centara Government Complex Hotel & Convention Centre Chaeng Watthana, Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, Centara

UAE outlines travel restrictions for residents and citizens

by Dina Maaty | 02 Jul 2020

UAE residents and citizens must apply for a permit prior to travelling, and will be allowed to travel abroad only if they fall into certain categories and after they have obtained it. Each application needs supporting documents, in order to issue the permit, as per the ICA website. Every citizen and resident who intends to

Informa designs new concept for safer physical events

by Dina Maaty | 02 Jul 2020

Informa Markets, an exhibition organiser, has launched Informa AllSecure in the Middle East market. The detailed set of enhanced measures will provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at all future events. In collaboration with The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), Association of Event Organisers (AEO), and the Society of Independent Organisers

Ras Al Khaimah becomes first city in the world to be certified by Bureau Veritas

by Dina Maaty | 01 Jul 2020

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) today confirmed that the city has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, as it completes its ‘Safeguard Assurance’ programme.  It is first city in the world to receive both the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Assurance Label and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels

Emirates to reopen one premium lounge at Dubai International Airport

by Dina Maaty | 30 Jun 2020

From July 1, Emirates‘ premium customers will have access to the airline’s signature Chauffeur Drive Service (CDS) and airport lounge at its Dubai hub following a full health and safety review. To start, Emirates will open one lounge in Terminal 3 Concourse B, Dubai International Airport (DXB) to serve First Class, Business Class and eligible

WATCH: The evolution of branded residences by ESRAR Real Estate

by Dina Maaty | 30 Jun 2020

Esrar is Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive real estate marketing and sales consultancy. Having worked on major real estate development projects since 1993, the company’s team has advised on over 200 projects in over 20 countries including Saudi Arabia, the Gulf region, and beyond. The agency has worked with some of the biggest names in the

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment announces series of campaigns

by Dina Maaty | 30 Jun 2020

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced a series of festival campaigns including Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), Eid Al Adha and Back to School (BTS). DSS will soon begin its 23rd edition, starting on July 9 until August 29, 2020, inviting residents and visitors to rediscover the excitement and joy of summer in Dubai

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers reopens with facilities in operation

by Dina Maaty | 29 Jun 2020

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers has reopened to welcome back guests as of July 1, 2020. The five-star JLT hotel has implemented stringent safety and cleaning measures that follow ALL SAFE protocols – an Accor properties hygiene solution in partnership with specialist Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification, ensuring guests safety.

MENALAC appoints new Secretary-General

by Dina Maaty | 29 Jun 2020

The Board of the Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC), which represents the Middle East’s growing leisure attractions sector, has appointed Rosa Tahmaseb as its new Secretary-General, effective June 2020. According to MENALAC, Tahmaseb, an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience brings with her a wide range of expertise in

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