#Hospitality

Revealed: UAE tourism sector’s performance in Q1 2022

According to tourism figures for Q1 2022, the country’s hotel establishments attracted nearly 6 million visitors who spent 25 million hotel nights

Emaar Properties

Dubai’s Emaar Properties records 241% increase in net profit for Q1 2022

Emaar Properties’ revenue for the first quarter of the year increased by 12 per cent to total $1.806bn

Kerzner takes over management of Dubai’s Bab Al Shams resort

Kerzner has assumed management of luxury desert resort Bab Al Shams under Rare Finds, a new vertical that will manage a collection of diverse and unique resorts

Interview: Onpoint Staffing’s Diamond Fares on staffing trends and opportunities for women in hospitality

Onpoint’s founder and managing director tells us about the challenges of being a female entrepreneur and opportunities for women in the regional job market

Emaar to manage new Armani hotel in Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah development

Armani Hotel Diriyah will include 70 rooms and two restaurants, with its suites featuring their own spa and swimming pool

Germany’s Deutsche Hospitality partners with Al Hamra

Deutsche Hospitality will manage Al Hamra Residences and Al Hamra Village Hotel, which will rebrand as Steigenberger Residences and MAXX by Deutsche Hospitality

UAE hospitality brand Stella Stays to accept cryptocurrencies

Customers will be able to complete online transactions by paying in Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 35 altcoins directly through Stella Stays’ website

Marriott to debut its Autograph Collection in Sharjah with two new properties

Marriott inked a franchise agreement with Shurooq for the two hotels which will be located in Kalba and Khorfakkan

Power Letters 2022: Rizwan Sajan, chairman and founder, Danube Group

We opened our showrooms in Uzbekistan and Nepal and are planning to take Danube Homes to more than 50 countries worldwide

Video: Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE’s winter tourism campaign

Running from December 15 until the end of January 2022, the campaign will highlight the diversity of the UAE’s touristic and recreational attractions

Dubai welcomes 4.88 million tourists between Jan-Oct 2021

A total of 9.4 million room nights were booked during the first 10 months of the year

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort

Anantara World Islands Dubai Resort to open this month

Situated on Clarence Island, the five-star resort will feature its own 2,000sqm private beach

Hospitality

How to future-proof your hospitality business in a post-pandemic era

Hospitality businesses don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but they can convert their venues into profit centres

Marriott W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

Marriott to open W Dubai – Mina Seyahi in 2022

The 31-storey hotel will feature 318 guestrooms, including 26 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite

Saudi’s Red Sea project signs agreements for nine hotels with 1,700 keys

The nine hotels are part of the 16 properties currently under development in the first phase of the project

Saudi wealth fund PIF announces oil platform themed tourism project, ‘The Rig’

According to PIF, it is the world’s ‘first tourism destination on offshore platforms’ 

Explainer: Has the UAE’s hospitality sector recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic?

The hospitality sector is one small part of the Expo ecosystem but the event is fueling medium- and long-term growth within the space, opines Haitham Mattar, managing director for India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Address emaar Istanbul

Emaar’s Address Hotels opens first property outside of UAE in Istanbul

The development, which is part of Emaar Square, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul

In pics: Saudi reveals new luxury mountain resort as part of the Red Sea project

Work on the 60-key property began in July 2021

Dubai companies including Emaar, Emirates hiring again as Covid crisis eases

Businesses in Dubai’s travel and tourism industry in August saw the sharpest increases in activity and new work in over two years

Hotels

UAE records 62% hotel occupancy rate in H1 2021

The country’s hotel and tourism establishments attracted nearly 8.3 million guests during this period

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