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Tourism & Travel

Marasi Business Bay

Dubai Holding launches waterfront developmentSubscription

24 May, 2016 By

Scheme includes promenade, water homes and a yacht club

Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel

Nakheel to launch new projects as market reboundsSubscription

24 May, 2016 By

Chairman says new development schemes will be launched in second half of this year

Dubai creek

Dubai Municipality appoints consultants for arenaSubscription

24 May, 2016 By

Conference halls, hotels and office building will be built on banks of the creek

Egypt stock exchange bell

Egyptian real estate company set for IPOSubscription

23 May, 2016 By

Listing should be completed by end of this year

Runway

New deadline for Kuwait airport tenderSubscription

23 May, 2016 By

Contract is part of the international airport expansion programme

Kuwait City

Kuwait signs agreement with South Koreans for housing schemeSubscription

22 May, 2016 By

The established company will be created in accordance to Kuwaiti law

EgyptAir

Egypt Air flight sent warnings before crashingSubscription

22 May, 2016 By

Egypt’s navy said it found human remains, wreckage and the personal belongings of passengers floating in the Mediterranean Sea

Egypt housing

Kuwait firm eyes Egypt housing schemeSubscription

22 May, 2016 By

Kuwaiti firm is looking to develop an area of 14,000 square metres in the Sixth October City

Challenging environment for construction sector

Dubai contractors expect a busy Ramadan preparing bidsSubscription

22 May, 2016 By

Tenders are being issued with closing dates in July

Downtown Jebel Ali

Limitless concludes $1.2bn debt restructuringSubscription

19 May, 2016 By

 Developer says it will pay AED2.07bn ahead of agreed payment schedule

Barwa Real Estate Company: Barwa City

Qatar’s Barwa secures $1.13bn financingSubscription

19 May, 2016 By

The developer signed financing agreement with a Qatari bank

Al-Maktoum International airport

End-May deadline for Dubai airport infrastructureSubscription

19 May, 2016 By

Work is part of the planned $32bn expansion to Al-Maktoum airport

Egyptair

Egypt Air flight from Paris goes missingSubscription

19 May, 2016 By

Authorities are searching for lost aircraft

Tourism trends

EgyptAir

Conflicting statements bad for Egypt tourismSubscription

24 May, 2016 By

In times of disaster what is needed is transparency, honesty and a commitment to identifying the true cause, regardless of political agendas and reputations

Egypt airport security

Egypt struggles with airport security Subscription

19 April, 2016 By

Travelling through Cairo airport in the days before and after the March hijacking, it was difficult to feel confident that security had been truly heightened

Tourists in front of the Luxor temple in Egypt

Conflicting views on Egypt tourismSubscription

14 April, 2016 By

While some say the country’s dependance on tourism is unsustainable during such a volatile period in the region, others are calling for the development of different touristic destinations

Mena contract awards March 2916

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2016Subscription

10 April, 2016

44 contracts totalling $12,834m were awarded in March 2016

AHIC infographic

Hot hotel destinationsSubscription

21 March, 2016Updated: 5 April, 2016

The region’s hotel industry is subject to local and global factors from sporting events to oil prices.

Qatar hotels

Qatar looks to expand beyond the business travellerSubscription

15 March, 2016 By

Strong hotel performance in recent years is slowing, but opportunities persist for the Gulf state’s tourism sector

Middle East Contracts Awards February 2016

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2016Subscription

14 March, 2016 By ,

$7.8bn worth of contracts were awarded in February

Dubai Healthcare City

Medical tourism holds promising economic potentialSubscription

22 February, 2016 By Dominic Dudley

Healthcare tourism is a $60bn industry and presents an enticing opportunity for hospitals and medical authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Companies

People

Laurent VoivenelSubscription

27 January, 2015Updated: 3 February, 2015

Laurent Voivenel is CEO at Hospitality Management Holdings