News Analysis: The rise in de-flagging of hotels

After a string of de-flaggings and re-flaggings in the UAE, we investigate the reason behind owners opting to appoint a new operator or, in some cases, managing the property themselves

Kerzner to open Royal Atlantis Resort in 2019

Kerzner to open Royal Atlantis Resort in 2019

The resort operator and developer is targeting high net worth individuals

The second Last Exit park opens in Al Qudra

The second Last Exit park opens in Al Qudra

Meraas opens second concept as part of a number of new openings scheduled for 2017

Bulgari's Dubai hotel confirms Q4 2017 opening

Bulgari's Dubai hotel confirms Q4 2017 opening

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

Hospitality development is about to boom in Dubai

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

Qatar Tourism is main sponsor of Doha Triathlon

Qatar Tourism is main sponsor of Doha Triathlon

The inaugural Doha Triathlon receives support from Qatar Tourism Authority

PHOTOS: Caterer's conference advisory panel

PHOTOS: Caterer's conference advisory panel

The Caterer Middle East: Food & Business Conference 2017 advsory panel roundtable was held on January 17 at Ruya Dubai, with lively disucssion about restaurant trends, hotel food and beverage operations, challenges and new opportunities

Dubai and Makkah lead ME new hotel room supply

Dubai and Makkah lead ME new hotel room supply

Value-for-money hotels in the mid-market sector are witnessing increasing demand in Dubai

'Hanging' hotel the latest concept from Dubai

'Hanging' hotel the latest concept from Dubai

Dubai-designed hotel is wedged into a huge crevasse in the side of a cliff

Tourism focus: The law of the land

Tourism focus: The law of the land

World Travel and Tourism Council chairman and Dubai Holding head of tourism and hospitality Gerald Lawless discusses the importance of travel in the world economy, and why governments should continue to facilitate travel using available technology

UAE-based Tawasy Group opens its first restaurant

UAE-based Tawasy Group opens its first restaurant

Tawasy Restaurant and Grill will serve Arabic and Mediterranean dishes

60-second interview: Tanya Azmi

60-second interview: Tanya Azmi

Tanya Azmi, founder of dubai-based thai restaurant Fuchsia, discusses her career

Musafir set to increase regional activity

Musafir set to increase regional activity

Sharjah-based online travel agent Musafir is to increase its regional operations and raise funds for expansion in 2017

Movenpick in Ghana sold by Saudi prince for $100m

Movenpick in Ghana sold by Saudi prince for $100m

Prince Alwaleed's investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, has sold its interest in the Movenpick Hotel Ambassador Accra to Mauritius fund

Bahrain Gov plan needed to help hotels financially

Bahrain Gov plan needed to help hotels financially

A government action plan is needed to assist hotels in Bahrain overcome financial challenges, according to experts

Saudi women now working in airports

Saudi women now working in airports

The move to allow females to take up employment in Saudi Arabia's airports comes following pressure from those interested in the development of women's work and is in line with 'Vision 2030'


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


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Les Clefs d'Or UAE to host educational programme

Hotel concierges in the GCC will be offered an educational day programme about the culture of the region on January 29, 2017

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Team Steigenberger compete in Dubai Marathon

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

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Eathos opens Abu Dhabi's first Kababji Express

Kababji Grill opened in Jounieh, north of Lebanon, in 1993

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People

Four Points by Sheraton gets cluster HR director

Fabian Bornefeld takes on maiden GCC role as he will oversee matters at the Four Points by Sheraton properties on Sheikh Zayed Road and Downtown Dubai

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LEISURE

Bulgari's Dubai hotel confirms Q4 2017 opening

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