Abu Dhabi launches new Emirati Cuisine Programme

The programme aims to increase the number of local dishes offered at top hotels in Abu Dhabi via incentives, training courses, and promotions

Emirates Hotel Dubai

Emirates to offer complimentary hotel stay in Dubai to select transiting passengers

Eligible Emirates passengers will receive a complimentary night’s stay in a 4 or 5-star hotel in Dubai

Why rebuilding trust with travellers is key to reviving the hospitality sector

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitality operators have a strong opportunity to deliver an unmatched experience to customers

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Dubai says all entertainment activities must end by 1am

Hotels will also have to suspend the provision of food and beverage services after 3am


Dubai Tourism extends deadline for hotels to comply with sustainability measures

Hotel establishments have been offered a 12-month extension to ensure they implement the new measures

New ‘DUBAI ASSURED’ stamp to confirm health protocols at hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments

The stamp is issued free of charge and is valid for 15 days

Hotel Data Cloud

UN recognises Dubai tech startup for efforts to spur tourism industry

Hotel Data Cloud also disseminates information regarding hotels’ ongoing precautionary measures to protect against the Covid-19 virus

Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for hotels to reopen

Restaurants and lounges will have to cap visitors numbers at 30 per cent of the total capacity

Abu Dhabi launches clean certification programme for tourism

The certification programme will be rolled out in phases, the first of which will be dedicated to hotels in Abu Dhabi

Dubai’s Al Habtoor says may have to cut jobs if pandemic continues

The Al Habtoor Group owns seven hotels in Dubai as well as car dealerships, residential properties and schools

Abu Dhabi issues guidelines for reopening restaurants, lounges and bars in hotels

Some of the requirements include testing all staff for Covid-19, installing thermal cameras and ensuring social distancing protocols are in place

Hospitality group Hyatt launches fund to support financially strained staff

Initially, grants will be prioritised for colleagues who are neither working nor stand eligible for government assistance

Leva Hotels launches first property in Dubai

New property adjoining Mazaya Centre set to be rebranded Leva Hotel and Suites after obtaining four-star rating – and Business Bay is coming up next

Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah opening this month

The mid-market property complements the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf Culture Village opens

Opening marks the mid-market brand’s fourth hotel in Dubai

IHG debuts upscale Voco hotel brand in Dubai

Global operator shows conversion of Nassima Royal Hotel is well underway

Millennium’s Studio M hotel brand makes regional debut

The budget lifestyle hotel is close to Dubai International Airport and adjoins 100 apartments

Abu Dhabi Edition hotel opening on Thursday

First Edition in the Gulf opens its doors with a trio of F&B concepts from Tom Aikens

First look: Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort

Jumeirah is unveiling new properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this winter

Marriott CEO says Dubai hotel exits ‘logical’ but plots return

President and CEO Arne Sorenson says UAE opportunities still profound

US hotel group Marriott unifies loyalty programme

Loyalty integration marks the second phase of Marriott International’s takeover of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham makes double move on Bahrain

The global operator has added more than 700 rooms in the kingdom

W Doha Launches Mobile Room Entry

Five-star Doha hotel becomes first regionally to offer keyless room entry in $15 million programme

Qatar Acquires Two Raffles Hotels

Qatar Nationals Hotels Company took over properties in Paris and Singapore.