Emirates recovers pre-pandemic volume in the tourism sector
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a rapid recovery of its tourism sector post-pandemic, with revenues exceeding €5 billion in the first half of 2022, said Emirati Vice President Mohamed bin Rashed.
Gulf airports get busy with expansion plans, Saudi goes a step further with 20 new ones
When it comes to new airports – or even expansion at existing ones – the Gulf is no mood to slow down. Saudi Arabia is en route to adding more, keeping in mind the unprecedented push the Kingdom is giving to travel and tourism. And keeping in mind the new airline that should soon hit the skies.
New $300 million Emirates in-flight entertainment to include built-in WiFi, QLED display
Emirates has selected the new Thales’ AVANT Up system for its incoming fleet of Airbus A350 aircraft, scheduled for delivery in 2024.
A $5 Billion USD Moon is Landing in Dubai
Dubai might be launching a $5 billion moon-shaped destination resort designed by Canadian architectural company, Moon World Resorts Inc.
Emirates tops YouGov’s recommend rankings in UAE
Emirates has topped the UAE’s Recommend Rankings 2022 with a Recommend score of 91.8, according to analysis by YouGov, an international Internet-based market research and data analytics firm.
ME tourist arrivals to top pre-Covid levels of 100m this year
The Middle East is set to surpass pre-pandemic levels of more than 100 million tourist arrivals and over $270 billion in revenue contribution in 2022, and is track to reach the goal of 160 million tourists in 2030, a report said.
Hospitality investment outlook reveals 600,000 hotel rooms planned
Hospitality investment outlook reveals 600,000 hotel rooms planned and under development in the Middle East Regional hospitality industry has been at the forefront of hotel performance recovery and is witnessing unprecedented growth according to market insights released ahead of the Future Hospitality Summit in Dubai
Dubai will have ‘smart’ urban technology park
An urban technology park will appear in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf district. The Urban Technology District (URB) will create 4,000 jobs in green urban technology, education and training
MGM Resort Dubai will not have gaming facilities
The upcoming MGM resort in Dubai will not have gaming facilities, its CEO has confirmed. MGM Resorts is one of the top operators of integrated resorts, including the world’s largest hotel, the 6,852-key MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
A paw-some city stay at ME Dubai, Dubai
In-the-know pet owners can book a dog-friendly stay at ME Dubai, the only hotel designed both inside and out by the late starchitect Dame Zaha Hadid.
Mauro Di Leo joins FIVE Palm Jumeirah as Cinque’s executive chef
Dubai’s FIVE Palm Jumeirah has appointed a new executive chef for Italian restaurant Cinque. Mauro Di Leo, who was featured in the Caterer Middle East 30 under 30 list, previously worked with Raffles, The Palm, leading the kitchen at Matagi.
Jason Atherton opening three venues at Dubai’s Grosvenor House
Jason Atherton will open three new restaurants in Dubai. Occupying the 43rd, 44th and 45th floor of Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel, the famed British chef will open City Social Dubai, along with Japanese-inspired Seven Tales and an as-yet-unnamed fine dining concept.