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Abu Dhabi fund ADQ offers to create large hospitality group

ADQ has proposed combining Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company with one of its portfolio companies, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

Revealed: Budget friendly tips for tourists visiting Dubai

Here are a few pocket-friendly ways to visit Dubai and make the most of it

2021: How has the hospitality sector adapted to Covid-19?

In the wake of the pandemic, the hospitality sector is adapting to the new normal with key initiatives

Murban Alpha dhabi

Alpha Dhabi acquires UAE hospitality investment company Murban

Abu Dhabi based Murban was founded in 2006 and reportedly has Dhs1.7bn in equity

The St. Regis Dubai, The Pam - Palm Tower

New St. Regis hotel opens on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

There are 264 guest rooms and 26 suites spread across 18 floors of The Palm Tower

Joey Ghazal The Maine Mayfair London

Dubai concept The Maine to open in London’s Mayfair this year

The Maine Mayfair located at 20 Hanover Square, a Georgian Grade II-listed building, consists of five rooms across three floors

Dubai

Covid-19: Dubai issues new precautionary measures for restaurants, weddings and events

The new rules issued by Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management are effective immediately

Vox Cinemas to reopen The Avenues multiplex in Kuwait this month at 50% capacity

Moviegoers will have to be vaccinated and registered on Kuwait’s Immune App to be able to enter the cinema

Exclusive: Kempinski exits management of Emerald Palace hotel in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

The hotel has been closed since April 2020 and is scheduled to reopen in September 2021

Dubai restaurant

Dubai closes 53 food outlets in Q1 2021 due to Covid-19 infractions

The municipality conducted 13,775 inspections during the first quarter of 2021, and issued warnings to 1,133 establishments

Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi extends fee exemptions for hotels until June 30

The exemptions are a result of directives issued by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Dubai restaurants do not require to screen off dining areas during Ramadan fasting hours

Restaurants also do not require to obtain a permit to serve food during the Ramadan fasting hours

Elie Milky, vice president - Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group

Why the Middle East hospitality market is far from being saturated

Elie Milky, vice president – Business Development, Radisson Hotel Group, Middle East, Cyprus, Greece and Pakistan, charts the expansion plans for the group within the region

Outlook for the year 2021 is ‘positive’, despite Covid-19 fallout, says Al Habtoor chairman

The real estate sector in Dubai recorded a strong sales growth of 17 per cent in January 2021

Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan

Sheikh Mohammed launches mega Dubai 2040 urban development plan

Nature reserves and rural natural areas will constitute 60 per cent of the emirate’s total area, while land used for hotels and tourist activities will increase by 134 per cent

Majid Al Futtaim City Centre Al Zahia mall Sharjah

Majid Al Futtaim opens Dhs2.6bn City Centre Al Zahia mall in Sharjah

It is the largest mall in the Northern Emirates within the UAE and will feature over 360 brands, including a 16-screen VOX Cinemas multiplex

Abu Dhabi UAE

Abu Dhabi: Prior Covid-19 PCR testing mandatory for guests attending events

Staff organizing and present at the venues must undergo Covid-19 PCR tests every week

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on cinemas, gyms and restaurants

Most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted starting Sunday, March 7

Dubai Covid-19 Restrictions

Dubai extends Covid-19 restrictions until the beginning of Ramadan

Pubs and bars will remain closed, while restaurants and cafés are required to close by 1am

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Be ready for rejection if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur – Hotel Data Cloud’s Gregor Amon

The UAE-based entrepreneur reveals his tips to set up a successful startup

Saudi wealth fund commits $3bn to build mega mountain resort project, Soudah

Soudah Development will build 2,700 hotel rooms and 1,300 homes in an area that includes Soudah, the tallest peak in Saudi Arabia

Ajman

Ajman: Restaurants and cafés to close at 11pm

Authorities said the decision was made as a new measure to combat the spread of Covid-19

Antonio Gonzalez, CEO and Nazih Hafez, COO, of Sunset Hospitality Group

Video: Why this UAE hospitality company is expanding in the current situation

Dubai-based Sunset Hospitality’s CEO and COO on how they are handling the Covid crisis

Aerial View of Coral Bloom Concept

In pics: Saudi’s Red Sea project unveils ‘Coral Bloom’ design for gateway island

Upon completion in 2030, the Red Sea project will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms

DXB Entertainments posts net loss of Dhs2.7bn for 2020

The company reported revenues of Dhs144m for the year ended December 31, 2020, 71 per cent lower than Dhs491m in 2019

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company

ADNEC to oversee two Anantara properties in Abu Dhabi

It takes the total number of hotels under ADNEC’s umbrella to five, including Aloft Abu Dhabi, Andaz Abu Dhabi Capital Gate and Aloft London Excel

Abu Dhabi Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19: Abu Dhabi issues new restrictions for tourism, commercial and economic activities

All parties and gatherings are now banned indefinitely

Dubai Brunch

Dubai suspends weekend brunches; Global Village cancels street entertainment and live shows

The new measures are in line with updated precautionary measures issued by authorities in Dubai to contain the spread of Covid-19

Gregor Amon, co-founder of Hotel Data Cloud

The SME Story: Gregor Amon, Co-founder of Hotel Data Cloud

The Hotel Data Cloud platform ensures that hotels’ information and pictures are updated across all travel websites, travel agent databases and points of sale

Covid-19: Dubai announces new restrictions for restaurants, gyms and events

Attendance at parties and weddings will be limited to first-degree relatives