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WATCH: Dale Farm Highlights WPC Products

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Spokesperson: Sean O’Grady, business development manager, Dale Farm  

Omar Souab To Lead Pre-opening Team At Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Accor has announced the appointment of Omar Souab as general manager of Sofitel Dubai Wafi scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Formally with Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, within the Accor portfolio, Souab will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. Commenting on the

Emaar Appoints Mark Kirby As Area General Manager

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Mar 2019

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has appointed hospitality veteran Mark Kirby as the area general manager of four premium luxury hotels under Address Hotels + Resorts. Bringing more than two decades of regional and international experience, Kirby will drive all aspects of the hotel operations of Address Downtown and

Dubai Tourism Leads Discussions On Hotel Retrofitting

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Mar 2019

Retrofit projects form part of ongoing efforts to nurture environmental sustainability across Dubai’s hotel properties. In a bid to drive environmental awareness amongst industry stakeholders, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) is underlying ways in which the adoption of efficient resource management practices can lead to substantial annual savings for hotel properties.

Marriott International Launches Tahseen In The UAE To Drive Emiratisation

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the UAE launch of Tahseen, a hospitality training program developed in response to the growing need for local talent within the industry. Developed in partnership with Cornell University, Tahseen is focused on fast tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by providing them with first-hand

MOCCAE & EAD Launch UAE National Framework for Sustainable Fisheries

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Mar 2019

In an effort to protect marine resources, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi (EAD) have unveiled the UAE National Framework for Sustainable Fisheries 2019-2030, building on the recently completed UAE Sustainable Fisheries Programme (2014-2018). Launched at the World Ocean Summit 2019 that is currently underway in Abu Dhabi,

Dubai’s Tourism And Hospitality Sectors Witness Growth In 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Dubai welcomed 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Continuing to expand its appeal as a global destination of choice for another year running, Dubai’s top source markets delivered bankable performances with several strategic feeders

Al Khoory Hotels Appoints New Senior Leadership Team

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Al Khoory Hotels, the hospitality arm of family-owned UAE conglomerate Al Khoory Group, has announced changes in its executive management with a view to expand its market presence, drive sales, and improve operational efficiencies, guest reviews, and credibility. The group, which owns four properties in the mid-market segment in Dubai, is currently in a growth phase

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

Marriott International Diversifies UAE Portfolio With New Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the appointments of two senior officials to support the growing market demand in the company’s largest regional market, the UAE. The appointments reflect the company’s new strategic direction to split its portfolio into Premium & Select and Luxury brands. Marriott International’s move to separate its portfolio has been made specifically to









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