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GCC small business ‘boom’ to drive post-COVID economy, new research reveals

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Experts are predicting a GCC “SME boom” as a new wave of regional entrepreneurs emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial registrations have seen triple-digit increases in recent months with tender boards across the region awarding tens of millions of dollars in contracts to these enterprises.  Now analysts are hailing the post-coronavirus economy as an

JA The Resort launches one-month membership for mums

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

JA The Resort has launched a one-month membership package for AED 600 for mums, which offers unlimited pool and beach access, plus a host of discounts and benefits for restaurants, bars, activities and the spa.  The new 1-Month JA The Resort Membership offers unlimited month- long access to three swimming pools. Plus, a 25% discount in the spa or a 25% reduction at JA

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference ‘on the road’ set to begin on September 29

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

AHIC 2020 will be ‘on the road’ for its 16th edition this year, taking place virtually and on-site over three days from September 29 to October 1. The three-day event is packed with insights from industry leaders and networking opportunities designed for a new world. The programme, which features over 60 speakers, will be broadcasting

Travel tech platform MakeMyTrip forays into the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

MakeMyTrip, an Asia-based travel tech platform, has announced its foray into the UAE with its portfolio of offerings for travellers. In parallel, as the UAE gears up to welcoming and hosting India’s biggest cricket celebration, the Indian Premier League, MakeMyTrip will launch its first customer engagement campaign, ‘Game On!’ on September 19. As the company

Park Inn by Radisson makes Jeddah debut, run by the world’s first female Saudi general manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Park Inn by Radisson has announced the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah. The newest addition brings the group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development. In addition to celebrating the opening of its latest addition to its growing portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Maram

Previously members-only Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is now open for public bookings

by Dina Maaty | 16 Sep 2020

Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is now publicly bookable exclusively online. Located only 98km’s from Riyadh’s City, the Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel features 57 secluded luxury villas and bungalows designed in an African style, with premium amenities including a private swimming pool and garden. While the hotel was previously operated

London’s The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel names new managing director

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2020

Fairmont has announced the appointment of Franck Arnold as managing director and regional vice president of The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel, as of September 21, 2020. His arrival at the hotel precedes the phased reopening of the London hotel, which will start on September 24. Arnold is a figurehead of luxury hospitality with 30

The H Dubai’s Mandara Spa wins Travel and Hospitality award

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2020

Mandara Spa has been named the UAE’s Luxury Spa of the Year 2020 at this year’s Travel and Hospitality Awards. The Travel & Hospitality awards is a global recognition programme for the travel industry recognising the best hotels, tour operators, experience providers, spa & wellness facilities, restaurants, and technology and innovation companies for long-standing customer

W Muscat concludes DJ programme for young talent

by Dina Maaty | 14 Sep 2020

W Muscat has announced the conclusion of its very first DJ LAB – a W Hotels programme that mentors and develops emerging young talent. Three of Oman’s young music stars were given inside access to the world of DJ’ing, spending four weeks under the wing of the hotel’s Music Curator, Armando. The tuneful initiative was

UAE to drive the region’s theme park market, with spend topping $609 million by 2023

by Dina Maaty | 13 Sep 2020

The UAE is boosting the Middle East and Africa as the world’s fastest-growing amusement park market through 2023, with spend topping $609 million by 2023, industry experts announced today. As the UAE’s indoor and outdoor amusement parks continue to mature and attract millions of global visitors, regional amusement park spend is set to more than

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