United Arab Emirates

Brakes on predictions, but not on the downturn
Publicly listed hotel operating companies have been hit hard by a lack of investor confidence as the financial woes of 2008 continue.
Move and pick with Movenpick
Movenpick Hotels and Resorts director of human resources Middle East and Asia Craig Cochrane explains why new recruits have genuine opportunities within the company's expanding portfolio
DTTAG election ban for non members
The Dubai Travel and Tourism Group (DTTAG) has been over-indulgent of non-members according to its general manager Leo Fewtrell.
Who knows what 2009 may bring?
As 2008 draws to a close, we enter a new episode in our personal and professional lives.
QE2 Enterprises chief executive Manfred Ursprunger has said that the renovation of the 40-year-old ship and its precinct on Palm Jumeirah will be dedicated to cultural and traditional experiences without relying on theme park novelties.
Oversubscription for meetings industry training programmes in the region is indicative of the rapid expansion of the industry in the Middle East.
The world famous cruise-liner the QE2 arrived in the Dubai port of Mina Rashid to prepare for life as one of the Gulf's grandiose resorts.
Entertainment crisis for Dubai outlets?
Dubai's outlets have problems on the live entertainment front following the introduction of new employment laws.
Al Rais buys into Illusions
Dubai-based travel company Al Rais Travel has signed an agreement with Illusions to provide all of its software solutions and help integrate its online offering.
Royal Caribbean lends a hand to agents
Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has rolled out an emergency aid programme for travel partners worldwide.


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