#Hospitality

Video, pics: Inside Expo 2020 Dubai’s only onsite hotel

Located adjacent to Al Wasl Plaza, Rove Expo 2020 features 331 rooms and suites

Wasl hospitality

Wasl to open four new hotels in Dubai

Wasl hospitality and leisure has a portfolio of 6,885 hotel rooms

Dubai’s Emaar to offer complimentary Expo 2020 tickets to Address, Vida hotel guests

The company will also manage hospitality venue 2020 Club by Emaar within the expo site

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

World’s biggest Hampton by Hilton opens in UAE’s Marjan Island

The 515-key Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah has a development value of Dhs450m

Dubai increases capacity at hotels, restaurants and cinemas, eases timings for events

Restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars are also now permitted to operate at 80 per cent capacity

Ahmed, CEO

Dubai hospitality group announces the launch of two new food tech startups

Working with entrepreneurs of the future, the company looks to further expand its regional expertise in the food tech sector in the next 5 years

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy rises to highest since pandemic began

Hotels in the UAE capital were 68.5 per cent full last month

Warner Bros Theme Hotel Abu Dhabi

The world’s first Warner Bros. hotel to open in Abu Dhabi this year

Developed with a total investment of $112m, construction on the property is now 90 per cent complete

Emirates Woman offers exclusive staycation package at Park Hyatt Dubai

The Emirates Woman staycation package includes a one-night stay for two on June 25, priced at Dhs899

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

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

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

Dubai Tourism steps up inspections to check compliance with Covid-19 guidelines

A total of 274 violations were recorded and 47 facilities closed, marking a compliance rate of 89 per cent

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

Dubai announces dry night this week to mark Isra Wal Mi’raj

Isra Wal Mi’raj falls on Thursday, March 11 this year

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifts restrictions on cinemas, gyms and restaurants

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

Oman Muscat

Oman suspends commercial activities from March 4-20

Restaurants and cafés across the country must close daily between 8pm-5am

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

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Saudi extends Covid-19 restrictions; gyms, cinemas to remain closed for another 20 days

The restrictions were initially put in place on February 4 for a period of 10 days