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Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2014

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) is the region’s leading forum that brings together the key decision makers from the hotel investment industry.


Dubai hotels

Mixed start to 2015 for Dubai hotels Subscription Required

17 February 2015 | By Colin Foreman

New supply will present challenges for hotel sector in first quarter

Falling crude prices are accentuating the excess supply of hotel rooms in Dubai

Dubai tourism sector to cool on oil slump Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Ahmed Ramdan, group CEO of the local hospitality consultancy Roya International, discusses the impact of falling oil prices on tourism in Dubai

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Special Reports

Regional tourism

Tourism: Shift in dynamics in the industry

16 February 2015

Conflict coupled with political and economic instability is changing the landscape of the region’s tourism industry


    Tourism: Dubai and Jeddah lead Middle East hotel industry Subscription Required

    24 April 2014

    Dubai’s travel and tourism industry has undergone an incredible transformation over the past decade, as indeed the entire emirate has


      Airbnb and its rivals already list thousands of properties around the region

      Embracing the sharing economy

      By Dominic Dudley

      Gulf cities could benefit from the sharing economy, given their ambitious tourism targets

      The Mall of the World site as seen from Sheikh Zayed Road

      Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls Subscription Required

      By Colin Foreman

      Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

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