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Centara Doha Centara Grand West Bay Doha 2016
Centara Muscat Centara Oman 2016
Rotana Doha Centro Capital Doha 2016
Langham Hospitality Group Dubai The Langham, Palm Jumeirah 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Dubai The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City 2016
Rotana Kinshasa Kin Plaza Arjaan by Rotana 2016
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Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project
Business Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims
Back of House Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims

At approximately 3pm on July 20, a fire broke out at the Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA
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Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016
Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

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W Doha opens renovated poolside lounge WAHM

The hotel's renovated pool area, the "Wet Deck", is expected to reopen on August 1, 2016

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Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims

At approximately 3pm on July 20, a fire broke out at the Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

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Food & Beverage

Comptoir 102 & Careem partner on summer promotion

If people travel to Comptoir 102 using Careem (making a booking through the app), they receive a 15% discount on the ride and then a 15% discount on the total bill at the cafe

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Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

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W Doha opens renovated poolside lounge WAHM

The hotel's renovated pool area, the "Wet Deck", is expected to reopen on August 1, 2016

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