An exclusive chat with Abdul Baset Al Janahi

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When #InAbuDhabi, tell your story
Is your business going to be part of the latest initiative to come from the capital? Associate Editor Zenifer Khaleel explains the way that the hashtag is becoming a core tool in one of the region’s biggest public sector promotions. Abu Dhabi is a city which has been growing... Read more
Public/Private sector partnership

The key to unleashing future success

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Sharia friendly or only lukewarm?
Eight months after Dubai announced ambitions to become a regional capital for the Islamic economy, the results are beginning to trickle down into the hospitality sector, following the launch of the first certified Sharia compliant hospitality development this year. But where are the other Sharia certified hotels? An international... Read more
Investment outlook
This year, global hotel investment will hit a five-year high, reaching US$ 50 billion, and rising 35 per cent on 2013 volumes. Also across border investment from the Middle East is rising high. Jones Lang Lasalle share the latest data. The time of year for the Middle East’s largest... Read more
Building Brand Qatar
Identifying an “untapped” resource in tourism, Qatar is laying the foundations to diversify from its carbon controlled economy. Support is strong as the largest operators from Hilton to Starwood, vie for prime positioning across the country but with huge increases in supply and a high concentration of corporate guests.... Read more

Deloitte, in partnership with STR Global, released a new series of quarterly reports entitled Middle East Hotel Market Insight

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The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its latest round of CEO Dialogue on Dubai’s Tourism Industry: Achievements, strengths and future growth prospects.

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Robust licensing activity reflects stability and growth across key economic sectors in the Emirate.

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Gulfood 2013 is expected to welcome a record number of F&B buyers and trade professionals from Saudi Arabia.

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