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Al Tayyar Online Business Unit triples sales in 2017

Al Tayyar’s online travel platforms have grown sales threefold from a 2016 high of $ 115 million, according to the Group’s online business unit head, Muhammad Chbib. “The year isn’t over yet so I can’t give you full figures, but ...

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Dubai Safari to begin charging for entry after crossing 100,000 visitors

Despite shutting doors early due to inclement weather, over 100,000 visitors have thronged the Dubai Safari since the opening of the park to visitors last week. The wildlife park boasts “the most diverse array of animals in the country” according ...

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Omniyat signs $136m finance for Dubai Canal's 'biggest' project

Dubai developer Omniyat has signed a $ 136 million (AED500m) financing facility agreement for the construction of a new mixed-use project at Dubai Water Canal in Business Bay. The project, due to be officially unveiled in Q1 next year, will ...

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Jumeirah to enter three new markets in 2018

Jumeirah Group will expand into three new countries next year, with the opening of five new properties in 2018. The previously announced projects, including its debut Jumeirah Royal Saray in Bahrain, will all open ahead of the company’s 21st birthday ...

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Global hotel giant opens first Middle East resort

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) on Monday announced the opening of the InterContinental Fujairah Resort, its first resort in the Middle East. The InterContinental Fujairah Resort is a beachfront property situated on the shoreline of Al Aqah Beach, beneath the spectacular ...

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Dubai 'on track' to lure 1m cruise tourists by 2020

Dubai remains on track to receive one million cruise passengers by 2020, according to Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM). In a keynote address to cruise line executives and regional industry stakeholders at the opening ...

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Dubai's Jumeirah brings first ice rink to tropical Maldives

Dubai hotel giant Jumeirah is to launch the first ice rink in the Maldives. Its Jumeirah Vittaveli resort will introduce the rink which allows guests to be carried away into a small winter wonderland while indulging in the warmth of ...

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AccorHotels to open region's first 25hours hotel at DWTC

AccorHotels will build the first 25hours hotel in the Middle East in Dubai by 2020, the company announced on Wednesday. The 434-room property will be located in the Dubai World Trade Central’s One Central development, the first upscale addition to ...

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Demand for Dubai hotel rooms reaches record levels in November

Supply growth has led to increases in occupancy and average daily rates when compared to November 2016 Demand for hotel rooms reached an all-time high in November, with above average occupancy rates, according to analysts STR. By Bernd Debusmann Jr ...

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Revealed: Raffles hotel set to open on Dubai's Palm in 2021

AccorHotels on Tuesday signed a management agreement with Dubai-based master developer Nakheel to develop a Raffles resort on Palm Jumeirah. The agreement will lead to the opening of PALM360, a two tower development on the world famous island in Dubai ...

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