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Tunisa terrorist crackdown

Tunisia cracks down on extremists Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

More than 20 arrests following museum attack

Dubai tourists at Dubai Mall fountain

Dubai tourism revenues rise 9.8 per cent Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

But the number of hotel rooms is growing faster than guest numbers

Egypt tourism

Egypt hotel market returns Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Hilton predicts Egypt’s tourism market will rebound with stability

Dubai’s Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement to operate a luxury resort in Abu Dhabi called Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort

Jumeirah confirms Saadiyat hotel deal Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Dubai-based group will manage luxury resort on Abu Dhabi island

Dubai's budget hotels held back by land costs Subscription

29 December 2014 | By

Market demand far outpaces supply

Plane

Oman Air pursues expansion plans Subscription

7 December 2014 | By

Muscat to Manila route inaugurated on 2 December

Premier Inn

Premier Inn focuses on GCC expansion Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

More than 100 hotels projected over 20 years, seven announced, four in negotiations

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its ratings for three state-owned Abu Dhabi firms

Moody’s upgrades three Abu Dhabi firms Subscription

12 August 2014 | By

High government support for state-owned Ipic, Mubadala and TDIC boosts credit ratings

Air Arabia

Air Arabia’s second quarter profits boosted by cost management Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Airline opened second UAE hub earlier in year

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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Project news

Package three of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre awarded

Indian contractor wins Omran deal Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Package three of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre awarded

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal

Omran awards Al-Irfan masterplan deal Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Development will cover 7.4 million square metres

India’s Larsen & Toubro has won a contract to build a hotel at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Larsen & Toubro to build Muscat Crowne Plaza Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Four-star hotel part of Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Firms submit bids for Qatar Hilton resort

Firms submit bids for Qatar Hilton resort Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Salwa development will be built southwest of Doha

Cristal Hotel lobby

Cristal Hotel Group expanding across Middle East Subscription

7 December 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi firm planning to develop several new hotels throughout region

Construction at Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai

Dubai Parks & Resorts reaches 45 per cent on network utilities work Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Remaining packages awarded by end of 2014

Hospitality Management Holdings signs contract with Mobarak Hotels to operate Coral al-Medina hotel in Saudi Arabia

Hospitality Management Holdings signs contract with Mobarak Hotels Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

Saudi firm to operate Coral al-Medina hotel in kingdom

Qatari Diar has signed an agreement with Oman's Tourism Ministry to develop Ras al-Hadd, a multi-use eco-themed tourism project

Qatari Diar signs deal to develop Oman Ras al-Hadd project Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Eco-tourism scheme will cover 2 million square metres

Bluewaters development

Meraas appoints contractors for Dubai building work Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Construction contracts cover Bulgari hotel, Bluewaters and Nikki Beach Resorts

Contractors submit bids for Oman convention centre

Contractors submit bids for Oman convention centre Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Indian firm bids low for main contract

Tourism trends

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort

Drake & Scull Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year - Oman Subscription

24 March 2015

Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort

Park Hyatt

Drake & Scull Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year - Abu Dhabi Subscription

24 March 2015

Park Hyatt Hotel

Number of tourists and tourism revenue

Egypt seeks to rebuild tourism sector Subscription

11 March 2015

Rebuilding the industry is a priority for the government

Luxury hotels:  Doha is well-served with four- and five-star rooms, but lacks three-star properties

Oversupply of hotels looms Subscription

8 March 2015

Doha will struggle to fill 60,000 rooms outside the World Cup

Dubai hotels

Mixed start to 2015 for Dubai hotels Subscription

17 February 2015 | By

New supply will present challenges for hotel sector in first quarter

Airbnb

Airbnb challenges hotel industry Subscription

16 February 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

Peer-to-peer lodging companies are starting to gain ground in the Middle East, particularly in Dubai. The hotel industry needs to consider its response

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Companies

People

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

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

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Egypt tourism

Egypt’s tourism projects outlined to potential developers

16 March 2015 | By

Egypt pushes ahead with plans to build new Red Sea resorts

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