As football fans the world over are counting down to the start of FIFA World Cup in Qatar on 20 November 2022, Avani Palm View Hotel and Avani Ibn Battuta Hotel in Dubai have unveiled an action-packed programme of viewing activities and stay packages dedicated to the beautiful game.
Earlier today at the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) in Dubai, Aleph Hospitality announced that it is solidifying its presence in the Middle East with the signing of the company’s first hotel management agreement in Doha, Qatar, and the planned opening of its Saudi Arabia office.
General Manager of soon-to-open Andaz Doha, Thibault de Vries has appointed his leadership team for the new 5-star property. He will be supported by Christina Valentine as Director of Operations, Evoy Pinto, Director of Human Resources and Ashwani Vyas, Director of Food & Beverage.
Qatar has called on Israel to allow Palestinians to attend this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament which will kick off in the small Gulf State in November. The request was made during conversations between officials in anticipation of a period of open diplomatic relations between the two countries
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Akbar Al Baker confirmed the official opening of the expansion of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in October 2022. As per the report, H.E. Mr. Al Baker has announced the opening of the expansion during the Global Tourism Forum in Brussels on 6 September 2022.
MSC Cruises will christen its new ship MSC World Europa in Doha on 13 November ahead of the vessel’s maiden season in the Middle East.
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.
In a major development, Qatar has announced to remove the mandatory quarantine requirement for all foreign visitors travelling for the FIFA World Cup 2022. This move comes in the wake of easing travel and the transiting process for international travellers.
Qatar Tourism has announced that the number of visitors to the state rose to a record breaking 151,000 visitors in July – the largest number of arrivals during a summer month since 2017 and representing a 297 per cent increase year-on-year.