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New Dubai mega-project, Jumeirah Central unveiled by H.H Sheikh Mohammed

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Sep 2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the launch of Jumeirah Central, an urban mixed-use city district expected to become a comprehensive model for future urban planning in Dubai and around the world. The district will comprise 47 million sq.ft

A. Ronai sponsors The Big F&B Forum

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Gavin Dodd, managing director, A. Ronai LLC, tells Catering News why the tableware and uniforms supplier is supporting The Big F&B Forum, set to take place on 20 September at Westin Mina Seyahi, for a second year running Why have you chosen to support BNC Publishing’s Big F&B forum? As a loyal ambassador to BNC

Nakheel adds dining hub to Nad al Sheba development

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Dubai master developer Nakheel will add a new, 1.2 million ft2 shopping, dining and entertainment hub to the Nad Al Sheba master community where 1,500 villas are currently under construction. Nad Al Sheba Mall will feature around 200 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets including a supermarket, department stores, multi-screen cinema, medical centre and fitness centre.

Deyaar Development breaks ground on Al Barsha hotel project

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Sep 2016

Deyaar Development has started work on a hotel and serviced apartment project close to the Mall of Emirates in Al Barsha. With a total plot size of 70,800 square feet, the development is expected to be completed by December 2017. The hotel will have total of 408 units, including 299 hotel rooms, of which 15

UAE residents opt for intra-regional travel during Eid breaks

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Sep 2016

New data from trivago has revealed that intra-regional travel is the top vacation choice for MENA residents during Eid. Sharm El Sheikh ranked first in the list of the top 10 travel destinations MENA residents visited during Eid Al Fitr 2016 – followed consecutively by Dubai, Makkah, Hurghada, Cairo, Medina, Istanbul, Doha, Beirut and Bahrain.

Rixos Hotels in talks for Saudi Arabia debut

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

Turkish hospitality group, Rixos Hotels, is currently in talks for potential expansion plans in to new markets including the negotiation of new hotels in Saudi Arabia. According to Rixos Hotels senior vice president operations, EMEA and Far East, Erkan Yildirim, Rixos are currently eyeing new markets in the Gulf, Iran and North Africa. A statement

The travel-tech trends shaping the industry

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

As the Middle East’s travel industry grows in tandem  with ever advancing technology, a shift towards internet-based technology and the growing importance of social media for information searches are gaining momentum. An infographic, prepared ahead of the e-Travel Middle East conference highlights some of the top travel trends being seen in the Middle East, including

Dur Hospitality inks deal with Dar Al Hijrah for selection of turnkey projects

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Aug 2016

Saudi based hotel developer and operator, Dur Hospitality has inked a deal with realtor, Dar Al Hijrah for a selection of turnkey hospitality projects. The Public investment fund (PIF) represented by the Saudi Real Estate Development Company Dar Al-Hijrah and Dur Hospitality, the Saudi Company specialising in hotel development and operations through local and international

Supplier Power List: InSinkErator Middle East & Africa

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Aug 2016

Mohamed Karam, senior business development manager has been with the company for six years and has his sights set on a 25% growth rate over the next year. Can you share some details about the company history? InSinkErator was founded in Racine, Wisconsin by John W. Hammes, who is credited for inventing the ‘in-sink’ food

Hilton Worldwide seals deal for two new hotels in Kuwait

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Aug 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a series of deals in Kuwait which will see the opening of a Conrad Hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn in the region. A deal between Hilton and Al-Rai Real Estate Co, owned by Mabanee Co, will see Conrad Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s smart luxury hotel brand, and midscale Hilton Garden

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