Don't build more hotels, market saturated: Khalaf Al Habtoor

The tycoon said he’s currently deciding whether it’s best to build or acquire between seven and 10 schools

Paramount Hotel in Dubai to be completed by 2019

Paramount Hotel in Dubai to be completed by 2019

The construction of the fourth tower, which will house ultra-luxurious Paramount hotel with 800 keys, will be completed in 2019

Bidroom hotel platform raises $17 million in new capital investment

Bidroom hotel platform raises $17 million in new capital investment

Bidroom is an initiative designed by hoteliers for hoteliers and began operations in 2014

Jin Jiang completes acquisition of Radisson Hospitality

Jin Jiang completes acquisition of Radisson Hospitality

A consortium led by Shanghai's Jin Jiang and SINO-CEE Fund—a private equity fund incorporated in Luxembourg—entered into an agreement with Radisson Hospitality and HNA Sweden Hospitality Management AB

Minor Hotels invests in a 10% stake in GHA

Minor Hotels invests in a 10% stake in GHA

The Thailand-based hotel company joined GHA in 2007

Airbnb considering launch of Arabic website

Airbnb considering launch of Arabic website

Dubai remains the world's fifth most expensive city for Airbnb consumers

Marriott's St. Regis brand to debut in Morocco

Marriott's St. Regis brand to debut in Morocco

The St. Regis Tamuda Bay will offer 100 guestrooms and suites with sea views

Looking for investors: Morocco Govt trying to sell 51% stake in iconic La Mamounia Hotel

Looking for investors: Morocco Govt trying to sell 51% stake in iconic La Mamounia Hotel

The hotel dates back to 1923 and the eight acres of garden surrounding the hotel were established in the back in the 18th century

Saudi Arabia's $500bn Red Sea NEOM project on track

Saudi Arabia's $500bn Red Sea NEOM project on track

Nadhmi Al-Nasr says team behind Red Sea coast mega project is working 'day and night' to bring it to reality

Les Clefs d'Or UAE host annual general meeting in Abu Dhabi

Les Clefs d'Or UAE host annual general meeting in Abu Dhabi

The executive committee members also gave presentations showcasing the achievements, activities and initiatives of Les Clefs d'Or UAE

Russian developer wants investors for mid-market hotel brand

Russian developer wants investors for mid-market hotel brand

Moscow-based Pioneer Group to showcase YE'S apart-hotel mid-market brand at Cityscape Global - 10% ROI envisaged

Falconcity Hotels & Resorts, Oakwood to operate 1790 hotel, serviced apartments in Dubai

Falconcity Hotels & Resorts, Oakwood to operate 1790 hotel, serviced apartments in Dubai

The signing was announced on the sidelines of the ongoing Cityscape Global exhibition in Dubai

New 'riviera' project planned between Dubai, Abu Dhabi to have a wellness hotel

New 'riviera' project planned between Dubai, Abu Dhabi to have a wellness hotel

Developer Imkan says work on AlJurf, a fully integrated second-home destination along Sahel Al Emarat, will start in 2019

India-based budget hotel chain raises $1 billion for international growth

India-based budget hotel chain raises $1 billion for international growth

Oyo is valued higher than IHCL's Taj hotels and EIC's Oberoi Hotels

Saudi Arabia to build luxury tourism destination along northwest coast

Saudi Arabia to build luxury tourism destination along northwest coast

The development will feature hotels, private villas, an arts academy and a yacht club

Calling all students! Admissions still open at Dubai College of Tourism

Calling all students! Admissions still open at Dubai College of Tourism

Admissions still open for September 2018 intake at government-backed vocational training college


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While the city has several stand-out venues and even more on the horizon, the recent appointment of an ex-Michelin executive at Jumeirah has triggered the discussion on whether Dubai is ready for its own guide 

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videos Video: How to make one of Black Tap's famous 'CrazyShakes'

New York's craziest shakes made their debut in Dubai almost two years ago

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Photos 'Tis the season: Festive offers to kick start the winter holidays in the UAE

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