Nuha: UAE’s first ChatGPT-powered virtual hospitality concierge unveiled

The artificial intelligence system, conceptualised and developed in-house, has made its debut at the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai

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Ennismore, Banyan Tree partner with Dubai Holding on key hospitality project

The multi-staged project on Bluewaters will welcome new brands to Dubai, starting with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai in November


Cover Story: How Aioka is transforming F1 customer experience

Bally Singh, chairman and founder of Aioka, reveals how the brand is pioneering bespoke and exclusive experiences for F1 aficionados across the region

UAE sets up federal authority ‘commercial gaming”

UAE sets up federal authority for commercial gaming

The new authority will coordinate regulatory activities and manage licencing nationally

DWTC’s hospitality arm reports 32% growth in H1 2023

DWTC’s hospitality arm reports 32% growth in H1 2023

The first half of 2023 witnessed the team’s service at 1,166 events, including royal weddings

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Abu Dhabi revises hotel fees to boost hospitality sector

The change, which follows directives from the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, is set to take effect from September 1

Hilton to open over 50 properties in Saudi Arabia onrad Riyadh Laysen Valley

Hilton to quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia, aims to open over 50 new hotels

Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in Saudi Arabia, including Waldorf Astoria Jeddah – Qasr Al Sharq, Conrad Makkah, and Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences

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ADQ, IHC Capital propose merger with Q Holding to create $12bn entity

The proposed transaction would create one of the largest real estate, hospitality, events and catering platforms in the region

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IHG to debut premium Regent Hotels & Resorts in Saudi Arabia

Set to open by mid-2024 in Jeddah, the property will be one of the first new generation Regent Hotels to open globally

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Nakheel launches Rixos Hotel & Residences on Dubai Islands

Along with the Rixos property, Dubai Islands will be home to more than 80 resorts and hotels

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Millennium Hotels inks development deal for The Biltmore Residences in Dubai

Set to open in 2025, the 44-floor vertical twirl development will have 408 one, two and three luxurious residences

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UAE among top 3 most popular destinations during H1 2023, reveals Global Hotel Alliance

With H1 total revenues topping $1.2bn across GHA’s diverse portfolio of 800 hotels across 40 brands in 100 countries, July and August results are expected to break records

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Radisson Hotel Group reports strong H1 growth, with over 100 signings, openings  

The group is looking to grow its portfolio in the Middle East to reach 150 properties in operation and under development by 2030

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Address Hotels and Resorts debuts 1,484-key property in Makkah

The Address Jabal Omar Makkah in Saudi Arabia is located within the Jabal Omar development

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Abu Dhabi Global Market issues hotel and tourism regulations

The regulations adopt some Abu Dhabi onshore tourism legislation to provide a better regulatory framework for hotels and tourism companies in ADGM

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IHG Hotels & Resorts to bring voco brand to Beirut

The voco Beirut Central District is a conversion property that will be rebranded by the end of this year

UAE restaurants on sustainability

Here’s how UAE restaurants are driving sustainability

Restaurants in the UAE have embraced sustainable practices to reduce their environmental impact and protect the planet for future generations

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Zaid S Al Khayyat of Al Khayyat Investments shares the company’s expansion plans

The holding company’s managing director highlights how the company has been charting its growth path as it supports Dubai’s grand economic vision

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Minor Hotels announces new Anantara resort in Trojena, NEOM

The 270-key resort will offer a selection of guest rooms and suites, including some with private pools, and all with spectacular lake or mountain views

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Hyatt to triple Saudi Arabia portfolio in five years

The Middle East, Europe and Africa region represents 10 per cent of Hyatt’s global pipeline

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Cover feature: DAMAC Group’s Ali Sajwani on the company’s journey of transformation

The group’s managing director – operations and technology shares the next chapter of growth planned for the Dubai-based conglomerate 

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Conrad Dubai introduces residential suites

Each of its 22 one-bedroom units is spread across 100 sqm, and its residents can access the hotel’s leisure and business amenities

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Six Senses to launch resort in Amaala, Saudi Arabia

Six Senses Amaala is set to open as part of the first phase of the Triple Bay development

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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

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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

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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