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CSR is key to COVID-19 response for Dubai businesses, Chamber of Commerce survey finds

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2020

Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business. The survey, conducted in May and June 2020, revealed that the Dubai businesses community quickly responded during

Al Hamra International Conference Centre becomes first Middle East MICE facility to receive safety certification

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2020

Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre has been recognised as the first safe MICE facility in the region by Bureau Veritas. Reinforcing Ras Al Khaimah’s readiness to receive visitors and host events, the beachfront MICE venue has adopted health, safety and hygiene protocols as defined under the ‘SafeGuard Assurance Programme’ of Bureau Veritas. Preventive

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and Cove Beach launch overnight VIP experience

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2020

Cove Beach has introduced premium suites at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, with a two-day package offering guests a hospitality experience featuring end-to-end service. Guests will then be taken to their luxury accommodation, either the Presidential Suite or the Two Bedroom Ocean Terrace Suite. The offer includes daily breakfast in Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, as well

WATCH: Saudi Arabia’s real estate market sees phenomenal growth, Menassat chairman says

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2020

Saudi Arabia’s real estate market has shown phenomenal growth, says Menassat Real Estate Chairman Khaled Al Mubayyed. 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,

Hospitality brands’ biggest priority is to ensure guest health and safety, Radisson senior VP says

by Dina Maaty | 26 Jul 2020

Radisson Hotel Group Area Senior Vice President Middle East & Africa Tim Cordon reveals his turnaround plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, and what’s coming in the future for the properties he supervises. What have your operational priorities been during this time? There were many factors we’ve had to consider from an operational perspective,

Emaar Misr opens Address Marassi Golf Resort in Egypt

by Dina Maaty | 25 Jul 2020

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt, Dr. Khaled El-Enany and Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Dr. Assem El Gazzar have inaugurated Address Marassi Golf Resort in Sidi Abdelrahman bay on the North Coast in the attendance of Matrouh Governor Lt. Gen. Khaled Shoaib, Mohamed Alabbar, representing Emaar Properties PJSC, Jamal Bin

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel celebrates its Dubai debut by offering guests a complimentary stay

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jul 2020

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel, located minutes away from Mall of the Emirates, has opened with a summer staycation offer. For a limited time only, guests can experience a free stay, when they dine at Gardenia Brasserie. Guests need only spend a minimum of AED 225 per person sampling an array of dishes from the new restaurant

Emirates resumes passenger services to Seychelles and boosts access to Indian Ocean destinations

by Dina Maaty | 23 Jul 2020

Emirates has announced that it will resume passenger services to Seychelles from August 1, coinciding with the country’s reopening to international tourists. Operating flights to Seychelles five times a week with a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates offers travellers convenient access to this Indian Ocean holiday destination. In addition, Emirates will increase its services to the Maldives

Radisson Hotel Group announces 15 new hotel signings across EMEA in Q2 2020

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jul 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced 15 new hotel signings across EMEA in Q2 2020. Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “Our business is based on long-term relationships built on trust and responsibility. Despite the unprecedented challenges we face, we continue to work closely with our stakeholders to support

Returning to work after COVID-19: How Dubai businesses are ensuring safety

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jul 2020

Following Dubai Government’s directive allowing employees to get back to their workplaces, businesses are implementing hygiene measures, social distancing, and safety protocols to ensure safety and contain the spread of COVID-19. As an entity whose mission is to support the Emirate’s business community, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry is leading the way for the

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