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Qatar Airways is in talks to buy a significant stake in an Indian airline

Qatar in talks to buy Indian airline Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Qatar Airways clarifies earlier reports

Egypt’s budget projections too ambitious

Pioneers Holding juggles acquisitions Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Real estate IPO and acquisition planned

Dubai real estate

Dubai estate agent shuts down Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Bankrupt firm claims that Dubai’s market conditions made it difficult to cover operational costs

Cairo skyline

UAE firm plans Egypt hotel project Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Investment firm planning luxury hotel near Alexandria

Egypt tourism

Egyptian developer plans Red Sea resort Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Project includes apartment buildings, beach hotel and shopping mall

Abu Dhabi capital city of the UAE

Abu Dhabi real estate remains stable Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi real estate to remain stableRents increased by four per cent year-on-year

Nakheel's Palm Jumeirah, site of the 11km The Boardwalk project

Nakheel doubles profits Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Dubai developer attributes gain to handover of completed projects and leasing business

The planned Dubai Creek Harbour development

Emaar prepares to receive Dubai Creek towers bids Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Project is first part of wider Dubai Creek Harbour development

London skyline

Abu Dhabi group buys Great Scotland Yard Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Luxury hotel conversion already under way

Dubai Marina

Dubai rents fall by 3 per cent Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Further declines across all segments of Dubai’s real estate market are expected

Tunisia shooting

Tunisia passes terror law Subscription

27 July 2015 | By

Human rights groups criticise ‘flawed’ and ‘vague’ law

Kuwait airport extends prequalification

Firms prepare bids for Kuwait airport terminal Subscription

26 July 2015 | By

Retender is open to prequalified contractors

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal

Emaar awards Dubai towers construction deal Subscription

26 July 2015 | By

The $245m contract is the latest deal awarded by the local developer

Tourism trends

Jordan visitors and tourism revenue

Regional conflicts threaten Jordanian tourism sector Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Countermeasures by the Jordanian government include regulatory adjustments to attract investors and reverse the recent fall in visitor numbers

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

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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 2015

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


Saudi Arabia: Building equipping Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Equipping of supplement buildings

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