#Hospitality

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 Al-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

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

UAE-HEALTH-VIRUS Sharjah

Covid-19: Sharjah announces restrictions, cuts capacity at malls, gyms and cinemas

Cinemas and entertainment centres as well as gyms and fitness centres are permitted to operate at 50 per cent of their total capacity

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

Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2021: Registration begins

Hotel registration is now underway, with the event scheduled to take place in May

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

Emaar Address Sky View Hotel

Emaar sells Address Sky View Hotel in Dubai for Dhs750m

Emaar will retain ownership of the Skybridge restaurant located within the hotel

Murtaza Hashwani

Biggest lessons from 2020 – the hospitality perspective

The hospitality industry will have to rethink its strategy with revised priorities in mind

Wyndham launches first Super 8 hotel in the UAE, alongside Wyndham Dubai Deira

New hotels part of the extensive Deira Enrichment Project by Ithra

Emirates

Free stay at JW Marriott Marquis for all Emirates passengers visiting Dubai

The offer is valid for all customers visiting the emirate from December 6, 2020, until February 28, 2021, across all booking classes

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New 4-star all-inclusive Riu Dubai resort opens at Nakheel’s Deira Islands

Riu Dubai has 800 rooms and suites, most with a sea view

Damac Hotels

Dubai’s Damac Hotels records Q4 occupancy rates of 85%

Currently, around 80 per cent of the guests are based in the UAE, while 20 per cent are foreigners visiting the country

Hampton by Hilton Dubai

Dubai College of Tourism signs agreement with Hilton to train Emirati workforce

The initiative is part of DCT’s Medyaf programme to increase the participation of Emiratis in the country’s tourism industry

New Dhs600m floating hotel, houses project coming soon to Dubai Marina

Sea Palace floating resort and moveable villas have been developed by a shipbuilding company