119 Dubai cafes shut down for shisha violations

Licenses will not renewed and the outlets have been closed

$8m fine for Saudi soft drink firms over prices

$8m fine for Saudi soft drink firms over prices

The court upheld the decision to fine the firms over the breach of the kingdom's rules and regulations

Qatar shuts seven outlets in a week for violations

Qatar shuts seven outlets in a week for violations

Reasons include selling expired food, selling food unfit for human consumption and unhygienic conditions

Marriott gets EU clearance to acquire Starwood

Marriott gets EU clearance to acquire Starwood

The European Commission has said this is an important merger for the hotel industry and its customers

"Serious education needed" on supplier insurance

According to Hotelier Middle East's first annual Hospitality Procurement Report, the majority of hoteliers are not insisting on suppliers having liability indemnity insurance before buying

Dubai hotel head of security in blasphemy trial

Dubai hotel head of security in blasphemy trial

Three employees from a five star hotel in Dubai are on trial, after a video from a Christmas party was posted to social media

Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests

Sword fight at Dubai hotel leads to four arrests

Confrontation involved two Saudis and two Emiratis, with one left seriously injured

Dubai hotel manager cleared of molesting girl

Dubai hotel manager cleared of molesting girl

Court finds there was not enough evidence that Lebanese manager groped girl in pool

General manager faces jail for $872k card fraud

General manager faces jail for $872k card fraud

Renata Nicole Annese allegedly siphoned money into her account from credit cards

Pilot jailed for Dubai hotel balcony exposure

Pilot jailed for Dubai hotel balcony exposure

American national to be deported after committing a lewd act in public

Security chiefs say they are crucial to operation

Security chiefs say they are crucial to operation

Hotelier Middle East Security & Safety Summit sparked lively debate

Training must be upgraded in security departments

Training must be upgraded in security departments

Important to increase efficiency of security departments, say experts

Dubai hotel car park killer sentenced to 15 years

Dubai hotel car park killer sentenced to 15 years

Man stabbed 20 times in car park of Xclusive hotel apartments, Dubai

Dubai's new Hotel Classification Scheme made law

Dubai's new Hotel Classification Scheme made law

DTCM says law will provide increased clarity on guest accommodations

Expedia, Starwood, Marriott in price-fix lawsuit

Expedia, Starwood, Marriott in price-fix lawsuit

Travel sites and hotel groups accused of conspiring to fix room prices

Hotel security guard jailed for sex with minor

Hotel security guard jailed for sex with minor

Rape claim dismissed, both parties charged with alcohol consumption


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