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Tourism & Travel

Kuwait City

Kuwait real estate down this year Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Property sector slows down despite positive economic forecasts

King Khaled International airport expansion

Hochtief confirms Riyadh airport award Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Joint venture will upgrade terminals 3 and 4


Emirates turns the tables against the Big 3 Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

CEO of Dubai flag carrier says it is financially transparent and has nothing to hide

The closing date for the Palm Gateway contract is 11 January. The scope of work involves building three high-rise towers at the base of Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel receives bids for Gateway Towers Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Contract involves building three high-rise structures at base of Palm Jumeirah

Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market

Egypt attacks continue to spare projects market Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Development schemes remain relatively safe as attacks continue to target government officials

National carrier Iran Air’s Boeing fleet has an average age of more than 35 years

Aircraft manufacturers prepare for Iranian orders Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

European and US suppliers look to capture market share in Iran’s sanctions-ridden aviation sector

Deira Islands, Dubai

Van Oord wins Dubai offshore work Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Dredger will complete marine work on Nakheel’s Deira Islands development

Halong Bay Vietnam

Limitless plans new overseas projects Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Dubai-based developer to announce new developments very soon


Kuwait prequalifies firms for airport package Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Runway and infrastructure package tendered and stalled in 2013

Tunisia assault

Tunisia makes beach attack arrests Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Unidentified number of people accused of providing support to gunman


Egypt's capital city project not cancelled Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Housing Ministry says talks for megaproject still ongoing

Jebel Ali

Limitless to pay debts early as part of restructuring Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Developer says it will pay $563.6m to banks and trade creditors

Artist's rendition of Vida Town Square Dubai hotel

Local firm appointed for Town Square project Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Construction contract awarded for first phase of Dubai scheme

Tourism trends

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Bollywood Parks Entry

Managing the delivery of Dubai Parks & Resorts Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

South Korea’s Samsung C&T is managing 27 contractors on the $2.9bn project

Dubai hotel sector growth

Creating the best guest experience Subscription

30 April 2015

Hoteliers across the region are working to improve their offerings

Uncertain demand: Dubai’s Business Bay is experiencing a surplus of new office developments

Office buildings turned into hotels Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Paul Melly

Developers change their plans to meet demand for mid-range rooms

Effective changes: The Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates was awarded LEED silver classification in 2013

Hoteliers pursue green agendas Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Paul Melly

Sustainability in the hospitality sector is being taken more seriously now

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort

Brands delivered through people Subscription

30 April 2015 | By Eliot Beer

Maintaining a distinct identity is essential in a crowded market


Hotel Investment 2015 Subscription

29 April 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

Demand for rooms continues to grow

Growth slows in Dubai tourism market Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

The strengthening dollar is making the emirate a more expensive travel destination, potentially jeopardising its plan to reach 20 million visitors by 2020

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Laurent Voivenel Subscription

27 January 2015

Laurent Voivenel is CEO at Hospitality Management Holdings

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

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MEED events

Oman Projects 2014

Oman Projects Forum 2015

26-28 October 2015 | Reviewing Oman’s project market and upcoming opportunities

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Egypt tourism

Egypt’s tourism projects outlined to potential developers Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Egypt pushes ahead with plans to build new Red Sea resorts

Egypt tourism

Egypt plans to revive tourist industry Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Tourism minister targets 20 million tourists per year by 2020

Saudi Arabian tourists

Saudi Arabians top Dubai tourism visitors Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

More than 1 million Saudi nationals visited the emirate in 2014

Dubai International airport

Dubai Expo will add 5.4 million air passengers Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Emirate is expected to receive 70 million passengers in 2020


Bahrain: Passenger boats Subscription

1 May 2015 | By

Supply of high-speed passenger boats

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