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Bulgari's Dubai hotel confirms Q4 2017 opening

Render of Bulgari Hotel Dubai from bulgarihotels.com.

Designed by Italian architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners, it will be located on Jumeirah Bay Island

Hospitality development is about to boom in Dubai

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The UAE leads the booming hospitality and leisure-recreation market in the GCC.

Qatar Tourism is main sponsor of Doha Triathlon

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The inaugural Doha Triathlon receives support from Qatar Tourism Authority

PHOTOS: Caterer's conference advisory panel

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