BOH Interview: Onkar Sawant

Onkar Sawant is the security manager at The Taj Dubai; he has been with the operator since 1995 and shares an insight into the important business of safety and security and the emergency manual he created for the hotel brand

Gulfood 2017 Preview: Bigger and better

Gulfood 2017 Preview: Bigger and better

The world's largest annual food and hospitality trade show is back, with 2017 marking the 22nd outing of the exhibition. We bring you a guide of what to see and do.

New Opening: Metropolitan Hotel

New Opening: Metropolitan Hotel

Dubai The old Metropolitan Hotel Dubai was demolished in 2012 to create space for the Al Habtoor City project.

BOH Interview: Ghulamali Narsinghani

BOH Interview: Ghulamali Narsinghani

Having spent his entire career with Hyatt Hotels, Grand Hyatt Dubai director of finance Ghulamali Narsinghani sheds light on a three-and-a-half decade career in hospitality finance, and how the role of finance has evolved

York Brandes hired as Bab Al Qasr general manager

York Brandes hired as Bab Al Qasr general manager

The new GM has 34 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, and first arrived in the UAE in 1993

New GM for GHM's Al Bait property in Sharjah

New GM for GHM's Al Bait property in Sharjah

Florian Leven joins the boutique hotel Al Bait in Sharjah, with more than 17 years of international hotel experience

First Central Hotel Receives Green Certification

First Central Hotel Receives Green Certification

A Barsha Heights, Dubai hotel has been awarded Green Key Certification 2016-2017

Dubai Tourism hosts 50 GCC delegates

Dubai Tourism hosts 50 GCC delegates

Delegates including 15 GCC tourism industry VIPs and 39 GCC travel companies were welcomed to Dubai in January as part of two familiarisation trips

Elaf Group unveils affordable travel deals

Elaf Group unveils affordable travel deals

Outbound packages from Saudi Arabia to UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India & Malaysia identified in new report

Minor Hotels to open second Avani in Dubai

Minor Hotels to open second Avani in Dubai

UAE-based developers Nakheel partner with Minor Hotels to launch second Dubai-based Avani hotel

Team Steigenberger compete in Dubai Marathon

Team Steigenberger compete in Dubai Marathon

Thirty members of the Steigenberger team crossed the finish line at this year's Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Russia visa application centre opens in Dubai

Russia visa application centre opens in Dubai

Growing demand for UAE travellers to Russia led to the opening of new visa centre in Dubai

Roundtable: Lighting design

Roundtable: Lighting design

The GCC has a robust hotel development pipeline, and each of these new hotels will need to offer something different

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

Egypt set for return of Russian tourism in Feb

The Consul General of Russia in Hurghada expects Russian tourism to return to Egypt within a month

CSR body unveils 2017 award cycle

CSR body unveils 2017 award cycle

Businesses with CSR and sustainability programmes, including those in the hospitality sector, can now apply to get recognition

Baku to host B2B Luxury and MICE Workshop

Baku to host B2B Luxury and MICE Workshop

The 6th B2B Luxury & MICE Workshop, a traditional annual conference for travel industry professionals, is to be held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Baku on February 16


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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