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Tourism & Travel

Dreamz by Danube development

Dubai developer awards contract on Dreamz by Danube Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Development’s affordability has made it popular with buyers


Local developer announces major Sharjah project Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Sharjah Waterfront City will be developed across a 35 kilometre coast

With the US Congress and Senate returning for their autumn sessions in September, the business community is hopeful that a renewal of Exim Bank’s authorisation can be passed

US Exim Bank shutdown affects Middle East projects Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Paralysis at export credit agency will damage US more than Middle East

Burj Khalifa Dubai skyine

Local firm plans Dubai hotel Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

To be developed in the Downtown area

Dubai real estate

Contractors prequalify for Dubai mixed-use scheme Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Local firms express interest in development

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Airport contract approved days after final deal was awarded for Al-Zour North refinery

Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Prequalifiers for Saudi airport scheme to be announced soon Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Deadline for submissions has been moved to 26 August

Artist rendering of Town Square by Nshama

Beaver Gulf Group wins Dubai contract Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Deal awarded by local developer Nshama for townhouses project

Until 2007, state-backed Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) had a monopoly of the market

Saudi airlines get ready for competition Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

New entrants face double effect of low oil prices and strong dollar

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal

Local firm wins community work in Dubai Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

The new retail complex will be the second community centre in the al-Furjan area

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait prequalifies firms for airport building Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

15 joint ventures have been invited to bid on the project

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme

Saudi Arabia appoints US consultant for industrial cities programme Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Firm to work on $270m Living Communities Programme

Egypt housing

Egypt and Arabtec still in housing talks Subscription

20 August 2015 | By

Negotiations on the terms of the project started in 2014

Tourism trends

St Regis Dubai and W Dubai – Al-Habtoor City complex

Starwood focuses on mid-range offerings in UAE Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

US hotel operator to bring new brands to the emirate to help the government hit its 20 million visitors by 2020 target

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

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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


Iran: Tourism investment Subscription

6 August 2015 | By

Provision of investors for a special tourist zone

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