Dubai DET announces that Holiday Homes to have qr codes going forward image credit Dubai Media Office

Holiday homes in Dubai now need QR codes on entrances, here’s why

This code enables visitors and guests to conveniently scan it and access essential information about the operator of the holiday home and the relevant contact details for the Department of Economy and Tourism

The First Group

The First Group expands business with launch of hotel management division

The launch of the new operation coincides with The First Group being appointed to manage the Zoya Health and Wellbeing resort in Al Zorah, Ajman

Azulik AlUla resort image courtesy RCU

Saudi Arabia’s RCU to open AZULIK AlUla, a new eco-luxury resort

The eco-luxury resort, which will feature 76 villas, is scheduled to be launched by 2027


Emaar records net profit rise of 43% to Dhs3.2bn for Q1 2023

Emaar’s group property sales reached Dhs9.2bn, an 11 per cent increase compared to Q1 2022

SUnset Hospitality Group expands presence in Marbella

Dubai-based Sunset Hospitality Group expands footprint in Marbella, Spain

The hospitality group will unveil the established venues inside the METTHotel & Beach Resort Marbella – Estepona

Hospitality trends: Witty D’silva, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Leva Hotels

Insights: 6 key trends driving growth in the hospitality sector

From hyper-personalisation to OTAs and bleisure travel to budget travel, we look at the developments boosting the hospitality industry

Palazzo Versace Dubai

Palazzo Versace Dubai launches first ever AI-based chatbot

Asksuite has developed a customised omnichannel guest automation chatbot for the hospitality brand

Amsa Hospitality

Amsa Hospitality, Accor join forces to bring 18 new hotels to Saudi by 2032

The agreement will see Amsa Hospitality develop a range of Accor’s economy and midscale brands while also acting as the third-party operator by leasing and franchising the assets

Rove Hotels

Rove Hotels expands reach with serviced residences

Rove Home Aljada is the brand’s first residential project, featuring contemporary designs and smart home features

Azizi Developments

Azizi Developments enters hospitality sector; announces launch of global hotel brand

The company has appointed Michael Zager as its new chief operating officer – Hospitality

Ahmed Ramdan

Interview: Ròya International’s Ahmed Ramdan on the changing face of the region’s hospitality sector

The founder of the home-grown hospitality firm shares his company’s milestones and how hospitality in the GCC is poised for further growth

Commission for AlUla

Saudi’s Royal Commission for AlUla to restore old mud-brick buildings into high-end hotel

Dar Tantora by The House Hotel, a Kerten Hospitality brand, will open with 30 guest rooms

Sunset Hospitality

Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group announces new Bali openings

The group plans to expand its global footprint with the launch of 20 new venues by the end of this year

Rosewood Amaala. (Image: Supplied by Red Sea Global)

Rosewood confirms opening in Saudi’s Amaala

It is being designed by architecture firm, ACPV Architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

World’s tallest hotel

World’s tallest hotel to open in Dubai in 2024

The First Group said that the 82-storey property will be its largest and most complex development to date

How hospitality is reshaping Dubai's real estate landscape

How hospitality is reshaping Dubai’s real estate landscape

The growing stature of Dubai as a tourist destination is redefining developers’ strategies

Ennismore CEO Gaurav Bhushan

Ennismore: Focused on curating unique lifestyle experiences

Gaurav Bhushan, co-CEO of Ennismore shares the fast-growing lifestyle and hospitality company’s expansion plans in the region

Dubai tourism dept relaunched carbon calculator Image courtesy Dubai-Media-Office

Dubai relaunches Carbon Calculator for hospitality sector

Nineteen ‘Sustainability Requirements’ have been put in place to establish a baseline across hotels in Dubai and unify hotels’ environmental practices

World's Coolest winter campaign photo WAM

World’s Coolest Winter campaign concludes, here are its highlights

The third edition raised the number of domestic tourists to 1.4 million, an increase of 8 per cent over the previous edition

Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall

Premier Inn MENA plans foray into Saudi Arabia in 2023

Premier Inn plans to launch a new, higher-grade room category in the Middle East, as well as more enhancements at its existing properties this year

Dubai's Emaar announces net profit rise of 80% to Dhs6.8bn, riding on record property sales

Dubai’s Emaar sees 80% net profit rise to Dhs6.8bn, supported by record property sales

Emaar’s group property sales in 2022 reached $9.5bn, primarily driven by new project launches

Jumeirah Group acquires Le Richemond in Geneva

Dubai’s Jumeirah Group acquires property in Geneva, expands presence in Europe

The art deco property features 109 keys with 87 rooms and 22 suites, offering panoramic views across Lac Léman and the mountain peaks of Mont Blanc

Yalago stats photo Dubai Media Office

Emirates Group’s Yalago records 92% rise in hotel bookings in 2022

According to the wholesale specialist, travellers are spending 30 per cent more per booking, taking on more extensive meal plans such as all-inclusive, and booking five-star hotels as a majority

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Abu Dhabi hotels generate Dhs5.4bn in revenue in 2022

The average revenue per available room was Dhs263, up 19 per cent

Yotel to open hotel in Neom's Oxagon by 2025

London-based Yotel announces first hotel in NEOM’s Oxagon in Saudi Arabia

The new announcement reflects Yotel’s plans to grow both management and franchised projects in the Middle East region, as part of its larger strategy to reach 50 hotels by 2025


Beyonce launches $100,000-a-night Dubai resort’s next chapter

Atlantis The Royal opened on the weekend with Beyonce performing for an audience of VIPs for a reported $24m

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visit Atlantis The Royal_photo courtesy Dubai Media Office

Sheikh Mohammed visits Atlantis The Royal, Dubai’s latest iconic landmark

The ultra-luxury resort’s ‘grand reveal’ took place on January 21, with celebrities in attendance from all over the world

Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex in Sharjah

Sharjah’s Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex

The contract to build the four-building complex was awarded to a Dubai-based company with civil and industrial construction experience

Neom selects GHM to manage The Chedi Trojena

NEOM Hotel Development selects GHM to manage The Chedi Trojena in Saudi Arabia

The Chedi Trojena will serve as a luxurious sanctuary in the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort

Dubai Hotels occupancy rises in December 2022, shares STR

Dubai’s hotel industry ends 2022 on a high note

The occupancy rate recorded for December was 76.6 per cent, with an average daily rate of Dhs892.84 and revenue per available room at Dhs684.03