Thursday 23 March 2017

Jabal Omar to sell key Makkah hotels, mall

Jabal Omar Development, the largest listed real estate group in Saudi Arabia by market capitalisation, said it has reached an agreement with Alinma Investment Company for the sale of its key assets in Makkah including three major hotels and a shopping mall for SR6 billion ($1.59 billion).


Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai launches DXB Grill

DXB Grill is the latest new dining outlet to be unveiled at the Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, serving up a revolutionary take on the traditional steak and seafood restaurant.   Contemporary classic décor marries with a new dining concept that encompasses tender meat


Ramada Ajman to boost customer service with ProntoResolved

Seeking to provide a more efficient and prompt service to its guests, Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman recently inked a partnership with ProntoResolved. The contract was signed by Iftikhar Hamdani, general manager of Ramada Ajman, and Franco Moline, president of ProntoResolved.


Stargazing at Al Wadi Desert during Earth Hour

Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel, has invited guests to celebrate the Earth Hour with a stargazing activity, while the resort switches off non-essential lights. The vent will be held on March 25 between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. Families will


Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi opens

Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International, last night hosted an event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi. The event showcased the property, the hotel’s six restaurant outlets, breathtaking entertainment and fireworks. It


BTEA hosts gypsum design workshop

The Handicrafts Directorate at Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in line with its ongoing handicrafts training workshops, has launched a specialised gypsum design workshop.   The workshop aims to establish a sustainable workforce in the handicrafts industry which p


Parsons lands Sharjah airport expansion project

Parsons, a leading engineering services firm, said it has won a contract to provide construction and project management services for the Sharjah International Airport expansion project in the UAE. The scope of work includes oversight of the planning, design, construction, and com


Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia set to grow 40pc

Government led investment is driving a surge in domestic tourism across Saudi Arabia – with experts predicting a 40 per cent rise in the number of internal trips made between 2015 and 2020.   The Euromonitor International Tourism Forecast report, prepared exclusively fo


UK too bans electronic devices in Mideast flights

Britain has banned airline passengers on 14 carriers from carrying laptops and other electronic devices in cabin luggage. The ban follows similar one imposed by the US. British ban, announced hours after the American measure, applies to different airlines. It covers direct flight


Sheikh Mohammed launches new beachfront resort

A new beachfront entertainment destination located at Jumeirah beach in Dubai, featuring MGM and Bellagio hotels, was launched by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by Sheikh

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