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Commercial Bank of Dubai finances Movenpick acquisition Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Bank Muscat’s new property fund acquires beachfront hotel

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Iraqi Kurdistan faces four-year period hotel overcapacity Subscription

8 June 2014 | By

Erbil Rotana manager says supply is growing faster than demand for hotel rooms

Regional niche tourism markets expected to grow Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Cruising, medical tourism and meetings industry set to thrive in the region, according to study

Egypt launches $1bn tourism investment fund Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

Fund to help tourism industry recover

Fifa to complete probe of Qatar World Cup bid by 9 June Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

New allegations of corruption heighten calls for re-vote to find new host country

Qatar Fifa bid faces fresh corruption allegations Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Former Fifa official for Qatar allegedly paid millions to secure World Cup bid support

Hilton signs management agreement for Pearl Qatar hotel Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

World Cup 2022 and business demand in attracting growing investments in Qatar’s hotel sector

Saudi-based Abdul Mohsen al-Hokair seeks Tadawul listing Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Abdul Mohsen al-Hokair Tourism and Development Group will sell 30 per cent of its share capital

Hotel refurbishment a growing market for Dubai Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Older properties need upgrading to remain competitive

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Project news

Yas Mall

Aldar signs deal with Chalhoub for Yas Mall Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Dubai-based retailer Chalhoub will open a 18,600 department store at new shopping centre

World's biggest mall moves to Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World shopping centre was originally planned for Mohammed bin Rashid City development in Dubai

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Projacs wins project management deals for Doha shopping malls Subscription

16 June 2014 | By

New retail centres will be built near old airport and in the Lusail district

Al-Naboodah Laing O’Rourke wins Majid al-Futtaim hotel contract Subscription

15 June 2014 | By

Majid al-Futtaim Properties’ Hilton Garden Inn-branded hotel will be built in Al-Barsha

Damac unveils plans for luxury shopping strip in Dubai Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Akoya Drive to be 1.3km in length

Drake & Scull wins contracts in Jordan Subscription

1 June 2014 | By

Work involves providing engineering services at Saraya Aqaba development

Mall of the Emirates

Mall developers display confidence Subscription

29 May 2014

Dubai’s status as a global hub has given shopping mall developers the confidence to move on with projects

Bulgari Hotel to open on Dubai's Jumeirah Bay Island Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Hotel will be the first by the luxury brand in the emirate

Accor to open new properties in Saudi Arabia Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

French hotel group to open two Adagio Aparthotels

Tourism trends

Saadiyat Island St Regis Resort

Turning local hotel brands global Subscription

28 April 2014 | By

Local hotel brands are increasingly targeting overseas expansion after enjoying success in their home markets

Dubai Mall

Dubai's 13 biggest shopping mall developments Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Mall of the World tops the $2.7bn-worth of Dubai-based shopping centre projects in MEED’s list

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

Dubai must grow for world’s biggest malls

6 July 2014 | By

Almost every major shopping centre in the emirate is being expanded

Jordan

Drive to bring back tourists to Jordan Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

A huge mixed-use development in Jordan’s capital Amman hopes to help revitalise the tourism sector. Investors are now being sought to support the second phase of the project

Hotel offerings set to grow in wider UAE Subscription

2 June 2014 | By

International hotel owners are confident about the outlook for the tourism industry in Sharjah and the northern emirates, and are planning new hospitality projects

Mall of the Emirates

Mall developers display confidence Subscription

29 May 2014

Dubai’s status as a global hub has given shopping mall developers the confidence to move on with projects

KRG focuses on boosting visitors Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Infrastructure is being put in place to lure more tourists to the region

Dubai

High growth vital for Dubai vision Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

The UAE emirate will require strong growth to fuel its ambitious plans to attract more than 20 million tourists

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Companies

People

Guido de Wilde Subscription

12 July 2014

Guido de Wilde is senior vice president, regional director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in the Middle East

Alex Kyriakidis Subscription

12 July 2014

Alex Kyriakidis is president and managing director Marriott International, Inc. Middle East & Africa

Helal Saeed al-Marri Subscription

27 January 2014

Helal Saeed al-Marri is director-general, Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing

Reem al-Hashimy Subscription

27 January 2014

Reem al-Hashimy is UAE minister of state and managing director of the Expo 2020 Preparatory Committee

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-president and prime minister, UAE; Ruler, Dubai

The people spearheading Dubai's expo plans Subscription

27 January 2014

Twelve key figures involved with Dubai’s Expo preparations

Nicholas Clayton Subscription

20 January 2014

Nicholas Clayton is chief operating officer, Jumeirah Group

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Tenders

Bahrain: Hotel accommodation services Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

Provision of hotel accommodation services

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