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The BTN Interview: Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

The BTN Interview: Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority

21 November 2011 Focus

On the back of winning the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has pledged an investment of billions of dollars into its tourism infrastructure as it prepares to welcome an estimated 400,000 visitors for the games. Ahmed Abdullah Al-Nuaimi, Chairman, Qatar Tourism Authority talks to BTN about the ‘economic cycle’ that is taking place in Qatar as the tourist board pulls out all the stops to ensure the destination remains in the spotlight in the build up to this major sporting programme.

Qatari Diar celebrates reopening of Hotel Schweizerhof

Qatari Diar celebrates reopening of Hotel Schweizerhof

3 July 2011 Hotel News

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment - the real estate arm of the Persian Gulf destination’s sovereign wealth fund – is celebrating the reopening of the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern, Switzerland. Also in the Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Bern.

Qatar – the rising star of tourism

Qatar – the rising star of tourism

27 May 2011 Focus

The FIFA 2022 World Cup may be a decade away but its host Qatar is already embarking on a hospitality programme that will transform it into one of the world’s most exciting destinations. BTN takes a look at the tiny nation with grand plans.

Qatar 2022: travel and tourism winners

Qatar 2022: travel and tourism winners

2 December 2010 Focus

With the announcement that Qatar will become the first Middle East nation to host the Fifa World Cup, the entire region is set for sport tourism windfall. From the Burj Al Arab to Ferrari World, BTN gives a rundown of the hotels and attractions set to reap the rewards from hosting the tournament.

Qatar offers $20 tourism boost

Qatar offers $20 tourism boost

6 May 2010 Tourism News

Qatar has revealed plans to invest $20 billion in its tourism sector over the next five years, as the Gulf Arab state seeks to diversify away from oil. Authorities plan to triple the number of hotel rooms in the country, while the new Doha International Airport is set to allow Qatar to compete with the UAE as the region’s international hub.

Qataris buy Singapore Raffles for $275m

Qataris buy Singapore Raffles for $275m

8 April 2010 Hotel News

Singapore’s historic Raffles Hotel has been sold to Qatari Diar investment fund by Fairmont Raffles Hotels, which is owned by the Saudi multi-billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, in a deal worth $275 million.

Fairmont Raffles sees $847m Qatari investment

Fairmont Raffles sees $847m Qatari investment

7 April 2010 Hotel News

Following a series of deals, the Qatar Investment Authority has become the largest shareholder in Fairmont Raffles Holdings International. The group – which also operates the Swissôtel brand – has 88 hotels and resorts in 27 countries worldwide, including the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

US embassy deal may include hotel

US embassy deal may include hotel

4 November 2009 Press Release Hotel News

Following the announcement that the United States has agreed to sell its landmark embassy in London’s Grosvenor Square to Gulf investor Qatari Diar, there are strong suggestions that the site could be developed to include a luxury hotel.