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September 16, 2017

UAE tourism and travel spending forecast to exceed $56 billion by 2022: analysis

Spending within the UAE’s travel and tourism sector is expected to rise steadily over the next five years and reach over $56 billion in 2022 as new mega projects come to market, a recent analysis conducted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed.

The analysis, based on new data from Business Monitor International (BMI) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed that total spending in the sector is predicted to increase 4.5% year on year in 2017 to reach over $42 billion.

Growth within the UAE’s travel market growth will likely be supported by several recently announced projects, including Marsa Al Arab, a $1.7 billion mega tourist resort near [...]

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April 24, 2017

Nakheel continues AED5 billion hospitality expansion with ground-breaking AED240 million hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

Dubai master developer Nakheel today broke ground on a new, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, with a total project value of AED240 million.

The ground-breaking ceremony – Nakheel’s second in a week – was led by Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and comes a month after the company handed a construction contract worth AED184.5 million to Dubai-based Parkway International Contracting LLC to build the hotel, which will be operated by Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group under the AVANI brand.

Set for delivery in 2019, the AVANI is the second Nakheel hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall and one of 18 in the company’s growing hospitality project portfolio. Nakheel is investing AED5 billion in the [...]

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March 20, 2017

Dunes Launches Happiness Initiative

On the occasion of International Day of Happiness, award-winning Dunes Hotel Apartments today officially announced the launch of ‘Hi’ the chain’s brand new Happiness Initiative.

“Inspired by Dubai’s National Happiness and Positivity Programme we wanted to launch a corporate initiative focused on spreading joyfulness and creating a positive environment for guests and employees alike. At its heart, Hi is about celebrating everyday happiness and delighting our guests by going over and beyond the line of duty. It is also about continuing to make our employees feel valuable and making Dunes a happier place to work. Our focus as an organization will be about creating little moments [...]

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March 15, 2017

Emaar Unveils Miami-Style Residences in Dubai Marina by Vida Hotels and Resorts

Defining a new lifestyle choice in Dubai Marina, one of the largest waterfront developments, global developer Emaar Properties is unveiling an exceptional collection of branded residences that overlook the shimmering waters of the Arabian Gulf.

Vida Residences Dubai Marina brings a unique value proposition for customers with its exotic location in Dubai Marina and elegant Miami-style. As part of the Vida Dubai Marina Hotel, residences and Yacht Club, they will have within reach an assortment of lifestyle amenities and marine pursuits.

The residences share a range of amenities with the Vida Hotel, an upscale, contemporary hotel brand that brings a trendy and chic [...]

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March 7, 2017

Jumeirah Group expects strong growth in German guests in 2017 across portfolio of Dubai and international hotels

At the leading Travel Trade Show, ITB Berlin, Jumeirah Group announced the brand is expecting an increase in German travellers to Dubai and its portfolio of international hotels this year, following a strong end to 2016.

Alison Broadhead, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Germany has historically been a top source market for Jumeirah, both for our hotels in the United Arab Emirates, and for a number of our international hotels, in particular Jumeirah Frankfurt, Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa in Mallorca and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives. In light of the challenging times the market faced in 2016, our portfolio performed well, continuing to attract a high share of [...]

 
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March 3, 2017

Dunes Hotel Apartments: Towards a Greener Future

 

 

 

 

Dunes Hotel Apartments, one of the leading luxury hotels in Dubai, is known for its world-class service and its commitment to customer excellence, which has won international recognition and prestigious awards. Its customer-centric approach focuses on creating a unique guest experience that makes a real difference. To Dunes Hotel Apartments, this also means engaging in initiatives directed at conserving natural resources. Dunes was one of the pioneers in the hospitality sector in the region to launch an energy saving program that has an integrated set of high-impact initiatives to contribute to a greener [...]

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February 25, 2017

World of Hyatt Welcomes New Era with ‘For a World of Understanding’

Hyatt Hotels Corporation  announced the launch of World of Hyatt, Hyatt’s new global platform grounded in the simple idea that a little understanding goes a long way. This reflects Hyatt’s purpose and reaffirms its commitment to building genuine and trusted experiences and engaging its community of loyalists in a way that is meaningful to them.

“World of Hyatt is an expression of who we are,” said Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. “It’s a platform powered by our purpose – caring for people so they can be their best – and it inspires how we engage with guests, interact with colleagues and owners, and operate our business. [...]

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February 25, 2017

Dunes Hotel Apartments bags Hotelier Express Award 2017

Dunes Hotel Apartments wins Service Apartment Team of the Year title at the first edition of Hotelier Express Middle East Awards 2017. Designed to recognize industry talent in the budget and mid-market hospitality sector, the awards attracted nominations from across the region in 13 categories. A 7-member panel of hospitality industry experts shortlisted the nominations and announced the winners at the award ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai.

Dunes Hotel Apartments is among the most awarded serviced apartments in the three/four star category recognized for its personalized services, hospitality standards and management best practices.

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