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IDE to host Hotelier Summit Middle East in Doha

April 20, 2017

IDE Consulting a global real estate solutions provider will host the exclusive 11th edition of Hotelier Summit Middle East which connects the buyers and suppliers of various hospitality products and s... View more

Swiss-Belhotel plans major expansion in the Middle East

April 20, 2017

Global hotel management company Swiss-Belhotel International has emerged as a major player in the region s hospitality sector with over 3 500 rooms under development in key markets such as Jordan Egyp... View more

Qatar Airways to bring new 'QSuite' to the Middle East

April 18, 2017

Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience Qsuite for the first time in the Middle East at next week s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the region s leading trav... View more

IOSH to unveil new strategy at Middle East Conference

April 17, 2017

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) a leading membership body for safety and health professionals will present its new five-year strategy charting how the profession can continue ... View more

IOSH to unveil new strategy at Middle East Conference

April 17, 2017

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) a leading membership body for safety and health professionals will present its new five-year strategy charting how the profession can continue ... View more

DMCA backs Middle East Offshore Journal Conference

April 16, 2017

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) the government authority charged with regulating coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai s maritime sector has announced its support to the upcoming ... View more

Aluminium Middle East to highlight latest trends

April 16, 2017

More than 150 exhibitors will showcase the aluminium industry s latest solutions at the Aluminium Middle East 2017 the fifth edition of the region s largest aluminium event next month in Dubai. The so... View more

Nobu Hotel to debut in the Middle East

April 9, 2017

Dhaliliyah a Saudi Arabian investment and development group has signed an agreement with restaurant chain Nobu to develop hotels and restaurants under the Nobu brand in both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. O... View more

Nobu Hotel to debut in the Middle East

April 9, 2017

Dhaliliyah a Saudi Arabian investment and development group has signed an agreement with restaurant chain Nobu to develop hotels and restaurants under the Nobu brand in both Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. O... View more

Genetec aims to increase hold in growing Middle East market

April 5, 2017

Genetec a leading provider of open-architecture security and public safety solutions said it has the ability to address the Middle East region s increasing demand for state-of-the-art and highly advan... View more

Ford wins big at Middle East Car of the Year Awards

April 2, 2017

Ford came up winner in three different segments at the Middle East Car of the Year (Mecoty) awards ceremony held in Abu Dhabi UAE over the weekend. An extensive panel of judges comprising 15 expert au... View more

Middle East Concrete & PMV Live back in new format

March 29, 2017

Leading international exhibition and publishing company dmg events Middle East Asia & Africa said Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will be back next ye... View more

Middle East Concrete & PMV Live back in new format

March 29, 2017

Leading international exhibition and publishing company dmg events Middle East Asia & Africa said Middle East Concrete (MEC) and PMV Live infrastructure and heavy machinery events will be back next ye... View more

Frost & Sullivan to honour excellence in Middle East

March 27, 2017

Frost & Sullivan will honour innovation and excellence across all Industries in the Middle East at a gala event in Dubai in May. The 2017 Growth Excellence in Best Practices Awards Banquet - Middle Ea... View more

Top Portuguese firm attends Paperworld Middle East

March 19, 2017

The Navigator Company a leader in the international pulp and paper market recently participated at a leading trade fair in Dubai UAE with the aim of further developing its business relationships in th... View more

Crystal Lagoons to promote healthy living in Middle East

March 15, 2017

Crystal Lagoons the multinational water innovation company and developer of man-made lagoons is providing the perfect remedy for homeowners with a passion for fitness in the Middle East and Egypt with... View more

Crystal Lagoons to promote healthy living in Middle East

March 15, 2017

Crystal Lagoons the multinational water innovation company and developer of man-made lagoons is providing the perfect remedy for homeowners with a passion for fitness in the Middle East and Egypt with... View more

Seoli Innovations rolls out 'smart glass' in Middle East

March 15, 2017

UAE-based Seoli Innovations has announced the Middle East launch of new smart glass which can be adapted to today s rising design challenges and is ideal for hospitals and residential buildings. Inaug... View more

Seoli Innovations rolls out 'smart glass' in Middle East

March 15, 2017

UAE-based Seoli Innovations has announced the Middle East launch of new smart glass which can be adapted to today s rising design challenges and is ideal for hospitals and residential buildings. Inaug... View more

Qatar gears up to host Hotelier Summit Middle East

March 13, 2017

In an endeavour to redefine the way hotel owners develop own operate and service their hospitality projects international events organiser IDE Consulting Services is presenting the 11th edition of the... View more

China firm showcases fastest train at Middle East Rail

March 9, 2017

China Railway Rolling Stock Company (CRRC) has showcased the world s fastest high-speed train at the Middle East Rail 2017 which concluded in Dubai UAE yesterday (March 8). China Standard EMU train ha... View more

Verizon chooses datamena for Middle East expansion

March 7, 2017

Verizon has chosen datamena the carrier-neutral data center and connectivity platform as a new regional transit hub to serve Verizon customers across the Middle East. Verizon has deployed a new privat... View more

Middle East Rail 2017 to help boost Arab employment

March 4, 2017

For the second consecutive year Middle East Rail 2017 will feature an innovative career exploration zone for engineering graduates and students to gain first-hand insight into in-demand skills and cur... View more

Middle East Rail 2017 to help boost Arab employment

March 4, 2017

For the second consecutive year Middle East Rail 2017 will feature an innovative career exploration zone for engineering graduates and students to gain first-hand insight into in-demand skills and cur... View more

Middle East Airlines recognises top UAE agents

March 1, 2017

Lebanon national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) presented its top UAE agents with special achievement awards at a dedicated event held on February 28 at the St. Regis Hotel Abu Dhabi. These awards... View more

Nissan launches all-new Kicks across Middle East

March 1, 2017

Nissan has launched the all-new Nissan Kicks compact crossover in the Middle East its latest addition to the crossover segment. The all-new Nissan Kicks was first rolled out in Rio de Janeiro Brazil d... View more

Microsoft names Abu Ltaif as new head for Middle East Africa

February 28, 2017

Microsoft today announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Abu Ltaif who joined Microsoft in 2004 has held many senior roles within the o... View more

Global interest in Middle East leather market ‘growing’

February 28, 2017

Global interest in the Middle East and Africa s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum as international tanneries designers suppliers and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the regi... View more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic opens its first unit in Muscat

February 27, 2017

The GCC healthcare industry is growing at a fast pace particularly the infertility treatment sector as IVI Middle East launches its new fertility clinic in Muscat - its third clinic in the Middle East... View more

Hype Energy Drinks eyes growth in Middle East

February 26, 2017

Hype Energy which manufacturers the popular Hype Energy Drinks returns to this month s Gulfood 2017 - the region s largest F&B trade platform with the objective of consolidating its footprint in the M... View more

Schmidt opens Middle East HQ in Kizad

February 26, 2017

Schmidt Middle East logistics a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics has launched operations of its mul... View more

Schmidt opens Middle East HQ in Kizad

February 26, 2017

Schmidt Middle East logistics a wholly owned company by Schmidt Heilbronn a world leader in dry bulk logistics and a global specialist for dry bulk polymer logistics has launched operations of its mul... View more

Middle East drilling lucrative for Baker Hughes

February 26, 2017

The region that includes the Middle East is Baker Hughes second-largest market in terms of revenue trailing North America. The company that helps explorers drill and maintain oil wells boosted quarter... View more

Hi-Force celebrates 25-year milestone in the Middle East

February 26, 2017

On February 1 2017 UK hydraulic tools manufacturer Hi-Force celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Middle East business located in Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai. From humble beginnings of just one employe... View more

Balfour Beatty in deal to sell Middle East ventures

February 21, 2017

Balfour Beatty a leading international infrastructure group said it has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in the Middle East region to sell its entire stake in Dutco Balfour Beatty a... View more

Balfour Beatty in deal to sell Middle East ventures

February 21, 2017

Balfour Beatty a leading international infrastructure group said it has reached an agreement with its joint venture partner in the Middle East region to sell its entire stake in Dutco Balfour Beatty a... View more

Rockwell Collins strengthens Middle East team

February 19, 2017

Rockwell Collins a pioneer in the development of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions has announced plans to increase its local presence in the Middle East region and appointed new leaders... View more

French firms out in force at Middle East Electricity

February 18, 2017

French electricity sector experts were out in force at the recent Middle East Electricity exhibition held in Dubai UAE to showcase their latest technologies and innovations to the region s top buyers.... View more

French firms out in force at Middle East Electricity

February 18, 2017

French electricity sector experts were out in force at the recent Middle East Electricity exhibition held in Dubai UAE to showcase their latest technologies and innovations to the region s top buyers.... View more

French firms out in force at Middle East Electricity

February 18, 2017

French electricity sector experts were out in force at the recent Middle East Electricity exhibition held in Dubai UAE to showcase their latest technologies and innovations to the region s top buyers.... View more

Mitsumi to distribute HP supplies in Middle East

February 16, 2017

Mitsumi Distribution a leading IT consumer electronics and telco distributor in the Middle East and Africa has announced that it has been appointed by Hewlett Packard (HP) Middle East as an authorised... View more

Ericsson names new head of IT and Cloud Middle East

February 12, 2017

Ericsson today announced the appointment of Indranil Das as head of IT and Cloud for Middle East region. Das will bring his vast expertise in the IT and Cloud segment to the region. His responsibiliti... View more

EMC scoops 3 trophies at Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards

February 8, 2017

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Passenger Cars landed three trophies at the annual Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards including the General Distributor of the Year. The prestigious titles of Best PR for 20... View more

EMC scoops 3 trophies at Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards

February 8, 2017

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Passenger Cars landed three trophies at the annual Mercedes-Benz Middle East awards including the General Distributor of the Year. The prestigious titles of Best PR for 20... View more

GTA hosts Middle East Roadshow 2017

February 8, 2017

GTA a world leader in ground travel products and services distribution has commenced its 2017 Roadshow in the Middle East region. The first stop took place on February 6 in Riyadh Saudi Arabia at the ... View more

VFS Global welcomes new COO-Middle East and South Asia

February 5, 2017

VFS Global a leading outsourcing and technology services specialist has appointed Vinay Malhotra as its new chief operating officer (COO) - Middle East and South Asia. Malhotra takes on additional res... View more

Middle East equity markets post solid growth in Q4

February 4, 2017

Middle East markets have enjoyed an impressive rally since September 8 with the region gaining 17 per cent in the fourth quarter stated a Swiss financial expert. The key driver for this was the strong... View more

Mercedes-Benz Middle East appoints new VP

January 30, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East has appointed Andreas Bueckmann as its new vice president and director of sales and marketing. In his new role Bueckmann will be responsible for sales and service operat... View more

Wilo Middle East showcases latest products at Saudi expo

January 29, 2017

Wilo Middle East FZE a leading pump manufacturer based in Germany showcased it latest products at the recently concluded second edition of the HVACR Expo Saudi the country s largest dedicated air-hand... View more

New senior posting at Ericsson Middle East

January 24, 2017

Ericsson a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company has appointed Wojciech Bajda as head of industry and society unit for Middle East region. Bajda will be respon... View more

Nissan GT-R 2017 makes Middle East debut with fresh look

January 24, 2017

Nissan has launched the new 2017 GT-R across the Middle East the latest iteration of Nissan s flagship performance vehicle boasting a revised look both inside and out as well as major driving performa... View more

K5 Middle East to showcase fire safety trends at Intersec

January 19, 2017

K5 Middle East a firefighting products solutions and technologies company will showcase the latest trends in fire safety at Intersec 2017 leading trade fair for security safety and fire protection to ... View more

Middle East film festival to celebrate women

January 17, 2017

The unique film festival which gives audiences a powerful view of the world as seen through the eyes of women will present a fascinating collection of short works from around the world when it returns... View more

Middle East passenger traffic up 12pc in November

January 12, 2017

Global passenger traffic showed the strongest demand growth in nine months in November 2016 while Middle East carriers led all regions with a 12.2 per cent demand increase. The total revenue passenger... View more

200 exhibitors to attend Aluminium Middle East

January 10, 2017

More than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries will participate and showcase their latest products at the 5th edition of the Aluminium Middle East one of the largest events of its kind in the region which... View more

StocExpo Middle East Africa promises strong show

January 9, 2017

Top regional oil companies tank terminal operators traders financiers and regulators are confirmed to speak at StocExpo Middle East Africa the region s leading exhibition and conference to be held at ... View more

Bahrain 'most punctutal airport in Middle East'

January 7, 2017

Bahrain International Airport is among the most punctual airports in the world said a report. The report by UK aviation analysts OAG named Bahrain International Airport as the ninth most punctual airp... View more

King Abdullah Port backs TOC Middle East

January 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia s King Abdullah Port was an associate sponsor and a leading participant in the recently concluded TOC Middle East a major regional and global event in maritime shipping ports and terminal... View more

AUB named Bank of the Year - Middle East

December 13, 2016

Bahrain s largest lender Ahli United Bank (AUB) has been recognised as Bank of The Year - Middle East 2016 by The Banker an international banking magazine and member of the Financial Times Group repor... View more

UD Trucks names new Middle East president

November 29, 2016

Japanese trucks manufacturer UD Trucks has appointed Mourad Hedna as the group president for the Middle East East and North Africa (Meena) region assuming responsibility for the brand from Lars-Erik F... View more

HondaJet to debut in the Middle East

November 29, 2016

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that it will showcase the HondaJet at next month s Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Conference in Dubai the region s premier business aviation e... View more

PwC Middle East posts 14pc growth for FY16

November 28, 2016

PwC Middle East a leading professional services firm has posted a 14 per cent rise in its revenues for its 2016 fiscal year in its first Middle East Annual Review. All of its core businesses assurance... View more

GTA Middle East partners with Dubai Parks and Resorts

November 25, 2016

Global Travel Distributor GTA Middle East in a recent development has collaborated with the Middle East s largest integrated theme park destination - Dubai Parks and Resorts. In line with Dubai Parks ... View more

Iata appoints new regional VP for Middle East, Africa

November 22, 2016

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) announced that Muhammad Ali Albakri will join Iata as regional vice president for Africa and the Middle East (AME). Albrakri s appointment is effecti... View more

15 win Middle East jewellery awards

November 22, 2016

Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2016 were announced at a glittering ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Bahrain yesterday (Novemebr 21). The event was held under... View more

Seatrade Maritime Middle East opens in Dubai

October 31, 2016

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016 (SMME) a major event that addresses continuing impact of the global downturn and importance of sector to regional economies opened today (October 31) in Dubai UAE. T... View more

Middle East hotel revenues drop in September

October 26, 2016

Hotels in the Middle East saw revenues drop in September with ADR for the month down 5.9 per cent to 177.83 and RevPAR dipping 7.5 per cent to 118.75 compared to the same month last year said a report... View more

Slovenia eyes the Middle East

June 1, 2016

The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) is promoting itself as a new destination for Middle Eastern travellers seeking green active and healthy breaks with the unique richness of therapeutic springs. A seri... View more

People - AspenTech names VP, Middle East sales

February 22, 2016

Aspen Technology a leading provider of software and services to the process industries has announced the appointment of Luc Chantepy as regional sales vice president for the Middle East and North Afri... View more

Langham makes foray into Middle East

February 1, 2016

The Langham brand has an impeccable pedigree steeped in history and tradition. Since its origin in the Victorian London in 1865 the hospitality group has been known for the luxury technology and grand... View more

New team at Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa

February 1, 2016

Millennium & Copthorne Middle East and Africa has welcomed a new executive leadership team. François Kassab has been named chief operating officer (COO) assuming responsibility for the strategic devel... View more

STATS Group’s fast-track delivery effectively meets Middle East pipeline isolation demand

January 25, 2016

According to the company once at location and hydraulically set the Tecno Plug provides fail-safe and fully tested double block isolation against pipeline pressure and contents ensuring a safe and rel... View more

Preserving facilities in Middle East with Cortec

January 25, 2016

A successful pilot study was conducted to evaluate the use of Cortec s Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors and the system was adopted for rectification of the problem at Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Compa... View more

Orange County witnesses burgeoning Middle East interest

January 1, 2016

Orange County California takes the credit for being the only US destination to have representation in the Middle East. Ed Fuller president and CEO of Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) intends ... View more

Power generation in the Middle East: going up and up

December 28, 2015

The GCC countries have a staggering 31.4 billion in ongoing mega projects of conventional power generation. Despite the massive investments the ground level power supply struggles to keep with the pac... View more

Middle East power rental market worth $500m

December 28, 2015

The power generation rental markets in the GCC countries are primarily driven by demand from utilities and the construction industry with Saudi Arabia emerging as the largest power rental market The c... View more

Middle East offerings showcased

December 1, 2015

With 3.7 billion in industry deals and a 4 per cent increase in attendees last year the recently concluded World Travel Market London 2015 featured more than 1.1 million meetings some 5 100 exhibitors... View more

The Middle East to benefit from 36,000km of new rail lines

November 1, 2015

The 11th Meed Mena Rail & Metro Conference was held in Dubai last month from 5 to 7 under the patronage of Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi minister of Public Works and chairman of the Federal Transport ... View more

CB&I strikes it rich in the Middle East

October 26, 2015

Last year new awards had totalled 16.3 billion which resulted in a backlog of 30.4 billion. These strong results underscore the advantages of the company Despite the oil price crash impacting adversel... View more

Ventil Valve Academy comes to the Middle East

September 21, 2015

Part of the global company Ventil it is the guide to understanding valves the process of selection the do s and don ts within the valve repair loop of shut-off valves safety valves and control valves ... View more

Can Middle East oil pricing be fixed after China breaks it?

September 14, 2015

Nobody is happy with the current state of oil markets in Asia apart maybe from some Chinese but they probably shouldn t be that pleased either. The reasons are multi-faceted but at the heart is the br... View more

Cortec Middle East gears up to support drilling firms

May 4, 2015

DRILLING companies are in a precarious position right now as they often rely upon antiquated rig stacking procedures to minimise the impact of idle times. During these down times drilling operators at... View more

Visitors pour in from the Middle East

February 23, 2015

SINGAPORE celebrates 50 years of independence from Malaysia this year. New York Times and CNN Travel have voted the destination as one of the top picks of 2015 and Lonely Planet has ranked the South E... View more

Kenya turns to Middle East travel trade

December 25, 2014

KENYA Tourism Board has launched a new travel agents online training programme designed specifically for the Middle East market. The programme has five unique modules each providing travel agents with... View more

Middle East O&G industry urged to focus on HSE issues

November 20, 2014

THE regional oil and gas (O&G) industry needs to place health safety and environment (HSE) issues at the centre of planning during the post easy oil era a distinguished panel of international experts ... View more

After Middle East, Pittsburgh Corning eyes China market

September 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH Corning a leading manufacturer of Foamglas cellular glass insulation products for both industrial and commercial use sees steady future growth for the company driven largely by the oil and ... View more

Hawthorn Suites makes Middle East debut

April 24, 2014

MANAGEMENT from the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR will be exhibiting on the Wyndham Hotel Group stand at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) offering both regional and international travel trade an opp... View more

Worldhotels eyes further expansion in the Middle East

April 24, 2014

WORLDHOTELS targets further expansion in the Middle East and joins more than 600 senior hotel investors developers operators and advisors at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (Ahic) taking place... View more

Ocean Park goes halal for the Middle East

April 24, 2014

OCEAN Park Hong Kong is a must-visit destination on the itinerary if you re visiting Hong Kong the Far Eastern city this holiday season. Winner of the 2012 Applause Award a theme park award recognised... View more

Hong Kong welcomes the Middle East, kids first

March 27, 2014

THE Hong Kong Disneyland (HKDL) Resort is a leading family destination where an enchanting experience awaits guests of all nationalities and age groups Terruce Wang vice-president sales and distributi... View more

Dutco claims first Middle East investment in Maldives

March 27, 2014

The acquisition by the UAE-based Dutco Group of Companies owners of JA Resorts & Hotels of a high-end resort in the Maldives is a historical landmark not just for JA as this is the first resort that t... View more

PEOPLE: Alderley appoints new MD for the Middle East

February 16, 2014

ALDERLEY has announced the appointment of Adrian Phillips as the new managing director of Alderley based in Jebel Ali Dubai and Dammam Saudi Arabia. Phillips who graduated from Bristol University as a... View more

roomsXML.com enters Middle East

January 26, 2014

RoomsXML.com is an accommodation specialist exclusively catering to the travel trade industry. Since its launch about seven years ago in the UK this B2B portal has been getting a great response from t... View more

Travelport queue control console launches in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia

January 26, 2014

Travelport a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry has launched Travelport Queue control console a web-based product that empowers travel agents to autom... View more

Hughes expands in the Middle East

January 22, 2014

HUGHES Middle East has relocated to a new larger office and warehouse in Sharjah UAE to meet the growing demand for the company s emergency showers and eye/facewash equipment. This important move will... View more

$2.46tr projects under way in Middle East oil, gas sector

January 22, 2014

WITH the Gulf oil exporters especially Saudi Arabia the UAE Kuwait Qatar Oman and Bahrain which form the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ramping up public social and investment spending the value of pr... View more

Lux Assure breaks new ground in Middle East

January 22, 2014

SCOTLAND-BASED Lux Assure has announced the completion of its first major work in the Middle East using its innovative corrosion management tool CoMic. The oil and gas chemical monitoring firm secured... View more

FRHI lays out Middle East plans

December 26, 2013

YEAR 2013 had been significant for FRHI Hotels & Resorts with a good year in performance and also a rebranding exercise. Sami Nasser senior vice president operations Middle East Africa and India says:... View more

Scottish oilfield firm expands in Middle East

December 19, 2013

Scotland-based oilfield service company Romar International has entered a two-year agreement with Step Oiltools to represent the company in the Middle East. This agreement follows on from a successful... View more

GE boosting local capabilities, expanding in Middle East

October 27, 2013

TOPPING a year of impressive growth in the Middle East GE (General Electric) Oil & Gas plans to keep on investing and setting up new technology centres and manufacturing facilities in the region says ... View more

Middle East travel ‘exceeding all expectations’

October 24, 2013

TOURISM in the Middle East is breaking records and reaching new heights of luxury infrastructure and aviation achievements. Wego a travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East anticipati... View more

Invensys grows market share in the Middle East

September 29, 2013

THE Middle East s share of the software and industrial automation business of Invensys a global technology company that works in partnership with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers t... View more

PEOPLE: Alderley appoints Middle East sales director

September 9, 2013

Alderley Process Techn- ologies a subsidiary of Alderley has announced the recent appointment of Andrew Palmer as regional sales director for produced water treatment for the Middle East region. Palme... View more

Lufthansa boosts summer flights from Middle East

May 27, 2013

THIS summer Lufthansa will offer more flights than ever from the Middle East to Europe the Americas and rest of the world via its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. In 2012 more than 400 000 pas... View more

WTA’s Middle East awards return to Dubai

April 28, 2013

OPENING the World Travel Awards 2013 Grand Tour the Middle East ceremony which will take place at the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa in Dubai UAE on May 5 2013 will herald the start of a globa... View more

Ritz-Carlton expands its Middle East footprint

March 17, 2013

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has been charting an extraordinary global development strategy with the Middle East a key area for growth and expansion. The company is expanding its Middle East portfol... View more

Committed to the Middle East

March 17, 2013

The Accor group has set an ambitious growth plan for the company with plans to open 10 new hotels in 2013 and 100 hotels opened by the end of 2015 in the region Middle East. Its latest hotel opening w... View more

Expanding in the Middle East

January 23, 2013

DRIVEN by its passion for innovation and delivering best solutions to its customers Oman-based Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) one of the leading engineering procurement and construction (EPC) fi... View more

$159bn worth of contracts to be awarded in Middle East

January 23, 2013

WITH 159 billion worth of contracts to be awarded across the Middle East in 2013 project owners and contractors are scrambling for project financing as the banking sector in the region adjusts new reg... View more

Bumper deals see Middle East M&A activity gather heat

January 23, 2013

DEALS by sovereign wealth funds in the Arabian Gulf and European multinational corporations helped investment bankers to their most active year for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) since the start of th... View more

Middle East shows increasing demand for exotic alloy tubing

January 23, 2013

FINE Tubes attendance at the recently held 15th Adipec 2012 in Abu Dhabi generated high interest in the company s product range of high quality corrosion resistant tubes for the oil and gas industry. ... View more

Wireline breaks new ground in the Middle East with a sizeable contract win in Iraq

October 24, 2012

WIRELINE Engineering the Aberdeen-based wireline and well intervention technology specialist has announced a contract win worth over 330 000 to supply a major international service company with its sp... View more

Mott MacDonald strengthens its Middle East presence

October 24, 2012

GLOBAL management engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald is working on a number of key projects in Abu Dhabi aimed at maintaining operational efficiency and increasing production acros... View more

BA celebrates 80 years in the Middle East

October 22, 2012

BRITISH Airways celebrated its 80th anniversary of flights to the Middle East last month. The airline s first flight to the region touched down in Sharjah on October 7 1932 under the banner of Imperia... View more

South Australia eyes Middle East market

October 22, 2012

THE South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has appointed a marketing representation company in Dubai ahead of the Emirates scheduled Adelaide launch on November 1 2012. The organisation will be re... View more

Middle East hubs have changed the face of aviation industry ’ says Etihad chief

September 29, 2012

That was the message given by James Hogan Etihad Airways president and chief executive officer in his keynote address to delegates at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Passenger... View more

Discover Middle East this Eid Al Adha with Four Seasons

September 29, 2012

Escape this Eid Al Adha to some of the Middle East s most fascinating cities with exciting packages from Four Seasons that let you make the most of your festive break. Stay Longer and Kids Stay Free a... View more

Youth from Middle East rise to Shell’s mobility challenge

September 20, 2012

A TOTAL of 119 student teams from all over Asia and the Middle East came together at the Sepang International F1 Circuit in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from July 4 to 7 to compete in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia... View more

Middle East petchem market will overcome financial crisis

September 20, 2012

THE Middle East petrochemical market is expected to remain unaffected by the European financial downturn in the long term and is well poised to reach a total sales of 280 billion by the year 2015. Whi... View more

Petchem projects on the upswing in the Middle East

September 20, 2012

THE Middle East is witnessing a flurry of construction activity with petrochemical and polymer project constituting a significant share of it. An additional 21.175 million tonnes per year (mtpy) of an... View more

Malaysia and India billed to be top destinations for Middle East holidaymakers says Hyatt

August 26, 2012

With summer officially over and the big Eid to look forward to travellers from the Middle East are already looking at holiday destinations for their Eid al Adha breaks. The UAE is second only to Saudi... View more

WTA reveals Middle East nominees

March 27, 2012

WORLD Travel Awards the Oscars of the travel industry has unveiled the regional nominees for its 2012 programme. Regional organisations in contention include Etihad Airways FlyDubai Qatar Tourism Auth... View more

Hilton plans more hotels for Middle East

March 25, 2012

2011 has been a year of openings for Hilton Worldwide as the company opened nine new properties across the region. Rudi Jagersbacher president Hilton Worldwide MEA says: Three of these were conversion... View more

Fairmont to open 1,300 rooms in the Middle East

March 25, 2012

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced its fourth property in the Middle East. The 300-room Fairmont Amman will open its doors in 2014. In 2012 the brand will also debut in three new markets in the f... View more

St Regis debuts in Middle East

February 27, 2012

STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc announced the debut of the first St Regis hotel in the Middle East with the opening of the highly anticipated St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort in the UAE capital... View more

Middle East remains a key market for cruise industry

February 27, 2012

THE positive outlook for the region s inbound cruise sector is boosting mutual tourism potential in key destinations across the GCC with the Middle East pegged as a key growth market over the next fou... View more

Qatar Executive appointed as Bombardier authorised service facility for Middle East

February 27, 2012

Qatar Executive has become Bombardier s newest Line Maintenance Facility (LMF) in Doha allowing Qatar Airways corporate jet subsidiary to provide maintenance and repair services for Bombardier Challen... View more

AllDetails Middle East awarded GCC account for Corinthia Hotel London

February 27, 2012

Dubai-based luxury PR and Events company AllDetails Middle East has been appointed PR representatives for the GCC region for one of London s top luxury hotels Corinthia Hotel London. Corinthia Hotel L... View more

Committed to the Middle East region

February 27, 2012

For John Crane a world-leading provider of engineered products and services for the major process industries including oil and gas power chemical pharmaceutical and other general industries the Middle... View more

St Regis boosting Middle East presence

January 29, 2012

WITH the St Regis Doha ready to open its doors the luxury brand is further boosting its presence in the Middle East following its regional debut in Abu Dhabi last year. Paul James global brand leader ... View more

Rixos marks Middle East debut with Dubai Palm

December 26, 2011

RIXOS Hotels new project set to open later this month will mark the first Middle East opening for the hotel company. Their first venture Rixos The Palm Dubai is a luxurious resort situated in the most... View more

2011: the year that was for the Middle East

November 22, 2011

LITTLE did anyone realise a year ago on December 17 when a police officer confiscated Tunisian vegetable seller Mohammed Bouazizi s cart that the incident would set off a chain of events which has cha... View more

Gold Coast looking to the Middle East

October 26, 2011

GOLD Coast continues to beckon visitors from the Middle East after recently concluding a very successful Ramadan-friendly marketing program in the state. In the first six months of 2011 the Gold Coast... View more

Middle East region set to treble aircrafts in 20 years

October 26, 2011

According to Airbus latest Global Market forecast (GMF) carriers in the Middle East will require 1 921 new passenger and freighter aircraft (above 100 seats) between 2011 and 2030 valued at 347.4 bill... View more

ExecuJet reports increased business activity in the Middle East

October 26, 2011

ExecuJet reported strong aircraft sales additional new managed aircraft joining the fleet based in the UAE and a significant increase in its Fixed Base Operation (FBO) activity at this year s Dubai Ai... View more

Park Hyatt Dubai named Best Hotel in the Middle East

October 2, 2011

Park Hyatt Dubai has been bestowed Best Hotel in the Middle East award by the readers of one of the world s most prestigious luxury travel magazines Condé Nast Traveler. This award is a reflection o..... View more

Establishing a firm footing in the Middle East valve market

September 26, 2011

VALVETECH is a premier stockist and distributor of industrial valves distributing the US-based Walworth valves across the entire region that includes the UAE Saudi Arabia Oman Qatar Kuwait Bahrain Ira... View more

Middle East turmoil unlikely to slow petchem investment

September 26, 2011

TUMULT in the Middle East and North Africa has not directly affected petrochemical operations in the region nor has it influenced investment plans but there are characteristic risks that any investor ... View more

Middle East petchem supply chain under acute strain

September 26, 2011

EXPORTS of the leading petrochemical commodities produced in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to boom as recent capacity additions come on stream and other major projects in the region move ... View more

New IEA head brings people skills, Middle East expertise

September 12, 2011

THE burden of oil on a broken world economy and damaged ties with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) will be major challenges for Dutch politician and former teacher Maria va... View more

Seatrade brings Middle East Cruise Convention to Dubai

September 1, 2011

DESPITE regional unrest and the more difficult period of the economic downturn over the past two years cruise tourism to the Middle East has significantly grown with more cruise liners than ever looki... View more

Middle East and Asia Pacific lead tourism recovery

September 1, 2011

THE first six months of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals grow by seven per cent according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) World Tourism Bar... View more

Singapore launches F1 travel packages for Middle East motorsport fans

September 1, 2011

SINGAPORE Tourism Board (STB) has teamed up with two regional travel agencies to develop travel packages for this year s Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix being held in the heart of downtown Sing... View more

Enhancing strategic position in the Middle East region

August 28, 2011

THE year 2010 marked a 360 degree change to the annual strategic planning process of Bapco. A project was launched in September 2010 with the objective of developing a robust long term strategy for Ba... View more

Middle East cruise tourism sails ahead

June 5, 2011

WITH the Middle East s cruise tourism growth clearly surpassing the global average Dubai has been selected as the venue for the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Convention. A dedicated event focusing on th... View more

Hilton Windhoek opens as Hilton Worldwide’s 50th property in the Middle East and Africa

June 5, 2011

HILTON Windhoek launched as Hilton Worldwide s 50th hotel in the Middle East and Africa expanding the group s portfolio to 77 countries. Officially opened by the President of Namibia Hifikepunye Poham... View more

Indonesia targets Middle East for tourism growth

June 5, 2011

INDONESIA the world s largest archipelago of more than 17 500 islands expects a further boost with tourist interest after an eventful week exhibiting at the recent Arabian Travel Market 2011. The Midd... View more

Rezidor’s Middle East portfolio goes beyond the hour

April 24, 2011

THE Rezidor Hotel Group one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide once again proudly participated in Earth Hour with properties across the Middle East not just switching off lights but also... View more

Continued growth forecast for Middle East meetings and conference industry

April 24, 2011

THE fifth Meetings Industry Research Report in association with meetme was launched at the recent Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) held in Abu Dhabi. Presented by Sally Gre... View more

ITF opens new base in the Middle East

March 28, 2011

ITF the oil and gas industry s technology facilitator is gearing up to launch a new base in the Middle East where it plans to attract new members and increase awareness of its global technology fundin... View more

nasair keeps the momentum, expands Middle East network

March 13, 2011

SAUDI ARABIA S smart airline nasair launched in 2007 and operating over 450 flights per week recently added Dubai to network as part of the airline s strategic expansion within the Middle East and int... View more

Lufthansa to expand into Middle East and Africa

March 13, 2011

AFTER a difficult start 2010 turned out to be a good year for Lufthansa. Between January and November 2010 Lufthansa German Airlines welcomed some 55 million passengers on board a 6.1 per cent increas... View more

British Airways continues to fly high in the Middle East

March 13, 2011

FROM union strikes to the volcanic ash crisis to the recent cancellations of flights due to snow storms it has been a rollercoaster ride for British Airways in 2010. Despite these tough conditions its... View more

BSL Middle East gets new office

February 28, 2011

LEADING international event management company BSL Middle East has expanded its operation with a move into a new office in the Lime Green Building at twofour54. BSL opened its office in Abu Dhabi in M... View more

Middle East to spend $90bn on new airports and expansion

February 28, 2011

THE GCC continues to allocate large investments for developing new and existing airports with expansions at the region s 1 200 international domestic and defence airports as well as new projects expec... View more

Irani may re-energise Oxy Middle East strategy

February 27, 2011

OCCIDENTAL Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) has announced that Dr Ray Irani has informed the company s board of directors of his desire to relinquish the position of chief executive officer effective at th... View more

Endress+Hauser plans to tap Middle East opportunities

January 31, 2011

ENDRESS Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation and automation solutions for the industrial process engineering industry. With over 8 400 employees worldwide the group accomplished ne... View more

Borouge extends lifetime of steel pipelines in Middle East

January 31, 2011

BOROUGE a leading provider of innovative value creating plastics solutions showed how it is contributing to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East helping them extend the lifetime of their steel ... View more

Destination pulling in more visitors from Middle East

December 30, 2010

MIDDLE East tourists visiting Hong Kong increased by just over 23 per cent in the first 10 months of 2010 with 176 373 recorded arrivals. Total arrivals during the same period were 29 434 487 and with... View more

Air France connecting Middle East to Europe and Americas

November 28, 2010

AIR FRANCE inaugurated its Abu Dhabi-Paris non-stop route earlier this year highlighting the importance of the region to the Air France KLM global network. With the addition of the new route the total... View more

Report sheds light on what lies ahead for Middle East tourism

November 28, 2010

THE Middle East is poised to benefit from the emerging new world order in global travel and hospitality according to a new report by Deloitte entitled Hospitality 2015 : Game Changers or Spectators . ... View more

Fraser Suites launches second Middle East property

October 28, 2010

FRASERS Hospitality stepped into the spotlight with the opening of its second property in the Middle East Fraser Suites Dubai. Following its March debut with Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain the opening of ... View more

Lufthansa invests in its Middle East presence

October 28, 2010

LUFTHANSA has steadily increased its presence in the Middle East and presently serves 13 cities in 10 countries. Last year saw a massive investment in Saudi Arabia with an upgrade to 14 weekly flights... View more

Oman showcases offerings at Business Travel Show Middle East 2010

October 28, 2010

OMAN S Ministry of Tourism participated at the Business Travel Show Middle East 2010 and revealed that it will take advantage of the show s networking potential to reinforce the growing reputation of ... View more

Cipriani arrives in the Middle East

October 28, 2010

UAE-based The Destination Hospitality Management has announced a partnership that will bring Cipriani to the Yas Yacht Club part of the multibillion dollar Yas Island and Abu Dhabi s first official ya... View more

Leading Middle East oil and gas chiefs to address OSEA2010

October 18, 2010

A DECLINE in onshore oil and gas reserves is forcing world-wide energy companies to investigate offshore exploration in new emerging regions such as the Asia Pacific. Experts predict offshore sourcing... View more

Middle East tourists flocking to Singapore

September 30, 2010

Stunning luxury resorts world-renowned attractions and the launch of the YourSingapore brand have all contributed to a significant increase in tourists from the Middle East visiting Singapore. Accordi... View more

Switzerland increases Middle East visitors

September 30, 2010

WITH Switzerland showing a 33 per cent rise in the number of Gulf-based visitors so far this year TTN spoke to TAWFIK MELLI market manager GCC for Switzerland Tourism Middle East about what makes the ... View more

Rail Europe 4A opens new Middle East office in Dubai

September 30, 2010

RAIL Europe 4A the worldwide leader in rail distribution has announced the opening of its SPAN style= LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-F... View more

Eaton spreading its wings across the Middle East

September 20, 2010

EATON Corporation a global technology leader in electrical components and systems has increased its Middle East presence by entering into a joint venture in the UAE and establishing its first local ma... View more

Malaysia emerging as hotspot for Middle East tourists

August 29, 2010

MALAYSIA has seen its tourist numbers swell over the past 12 years from just 5.5 million visitors in 1998 to 23.6 million last year bringing in MYR53.4 billion ( 16.84 billion) thanks to rigorous prom... View more

Middle East and Asia Pacific lead tourism recovery

August 29, 2010

THE first six months of 2010 saw international tourist arrivals grow by seven per cent according to the August Interim Update of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) World Tourism Bar... View more

Singapore launches F1 travel packages for Middle East motorsport fans

August 29, 2010

Singapore Tourism Board ( STB ) has teamed up with two regional travel agencies to develop travel packages for this year s Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix being held in the heart of downtown Si... View more

Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies partners with Middle East Business Aviation Association

July 29, 2010

IN KEEPING with its vision to advance expertise and knowledge in the aviation industry Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) has signed an MoU with the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEB... View more

Singapore’s new attractions prove strong draw for Middle East visitors

July 29, 2010

STUNNING luxury resorts world-renowned attractions and the recent launch of the YourSingapore brand have all contributed to a significant increase in tourists from the Middle East according to new fig... View more

Inmaco all set for ambitious expansion, Middle East foray

June 27, 2010

INMACO is a global provider of safety engineering and contracting services integrated solutions and high technology products to the oil and gas industry. The company supplies safety and loss preventio... View more

Middle East poised to become world’s petrochemical hub

June 6, 2010

IN THE not-so-distant future the Middle East will be the foremost global hub for the petrochemicals industry according to Margaret R Walker global vice president for engineering solutions technology c... View more

France woos well-heeled Middle East travellers

May 25, 2010

FRANCE the world s leading destination for travel and tourism which attracted more than 74 million tourists in 2009 is sharpening its focus on high-net worth travellers from the Middle East and Near E... View more

Fraser Suites marks Middle East launch

April 29, 2010

Frasers Hospitality launched the beginning of its major expansion in the Middle East with the grand opening of Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain the first of five properties to come on line throughout the re... View more

Universal Studios expected to draw Middle East visitors

April 29, 2010

Singapore s tourism transformation continues with new developments to its multi-billion dollar integrated resorts: the opening of Southeast Asia s first Universal Studios Theme Park on March 18 and th... View more

Luis Vuitton coming to Middle East

April 29, 2010

Luxury brand Luis Vuitton has chosen Oman and Egypt as the locations for its entry into the five-star hotel management business. LVMH (Luis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) has created a new hotel management di... View more

Madrid targets Middle East visitors

April 29, 2010

Close on the heels of Emirates route launch to Madrid providing the only scheduled passenger service between Dubai UAE and Spain Turismo Madrid completed a roadshow across the region to showcase its h... View more

Famous Agents unveils special Middle East offer

April 29, 2010

FAIRMONT Hotels & Resorts is keen to support travel professionals in the Middle East with programmes incentives and packages that help them grow their businesses and earn more with every booking. To c... View more

Peninsula aiming to attract Middle East visitors

March 29, 2010

Situated on the Bund The Peninsula Shanghai is the first new building in the city s riverfront Bund district in more than 60 years. The 15-story art deco-style hotel which opened in October 2009 featu... View more

Middle East leads the way at Adipec Conference 2010

March 29, 2010

THE Middle East looks set to raise the bar on research and development (R&D) at this year s Adipec (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) with over 50 per cent of abstract submi... View more

Bhatia Brothers plans to expand facilities in the Middle East

March 29, 2010

DUBAI-BASED Bhatia Brothers currently operates the largest rigging workshop in the Middle East and North Africa region. The company manufactures wire rope slings up to 127 mm which is by far the large... View more

Silversea brings luxury cruising to Middle East

February 28, 2010

This spring luxury cruise specialist Silversea will sail into Dubai to offer some of the finest cruising experiences available. Three bespoke voyages onboard Silversea s all-suite vessel Silver Whispe... View more

New hospitality concept for the Middle East

January 30, 2010

Qatar National Hotels Company (QNH) is one of the leading hotel owners and developers in Qatar with a portfolio comprising unique branded properties managed by prestigious international hotel operator... View more

Drilling picks up pace in the Middle East

January 25, 2010

NEW and exciting opportunities are just around the corner for the Middle East drilling sector says Khaled Nouh Baker Hughes president Middle East. I consider Iraq the biggest growth frontier in the re... View more

Hong Kong still popular with Middle East tourists

December 29, 2009

VISITOR numbers for Hong Kong were up nine per cent in October and the island was expected to record a drop of only 1.6 per cent through-out 2009. Figures released by the Hong Kong Tourism Board showe... View more

Middle East tourists down but new strategies planned

December 27, 2009

FRANCE maintained its position as the world s favourite tourism destination in 2008 but the number of visitors from the Middle East fell by seven per cent. Karim Mekachera the new director Middle East... View more

First Middle East Hilton Garden Inn unveiled

November 2, 2009

Hilton Garden Inn s first property in the Middle East and North Africa (mena) has opened its doors in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Christopher J Nasset president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide was on hand at the... View more

Rezidor on course for Middle East record

November 2, 2009

The Rezidor Hotel Group one of the world s fastest growing hotel companies is set for a record year in the Middle East in terms of property openings. In spite of the global economic downturn the Bruss... View more

L&T seeks to add depth to presence in the Middle East

October 26, 2009

LARSEN & Toubro (L&T) is seeking to enhance at multiple levels its engagements with the industry and infrastructure in the Middle East. As the chairman and managing director of L&T A M Naik never tire... View more

Middle East rig numbers drop due to sharp fall in demand

September 21, 2009

THE sharp deterioration in oil and gas demand resulting from the global economic downturn has triggered a steep drop in the number of drilling rigs in use at many of the world s major hydrocarbons sit... View more

Taiwanese giant CTCI back with a bang in the Middle East

September 21, 2009

TAIPEI-BASED CTCI Corporation the largest engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firm in Taiwan is spreading out in the Middle East from its operations hub located in Al Khobar. CTCI through y... View more

Aramco to host Offshore Middle East 2009 in Bahrain

September 21, 2009

In March 2007 Bahrain s National Oil & Gas Authority (Noga) announced that it had opened a new licensing round for four offshore exploration and production (E&P) projects. Bahrain could double its oil... View more

Aramco set to host Offshore Middle East 2009 in Bahrain

September 21, 2009

RESPONDING to the growth and vitality of the offshore industry in the Middle East and following the hugely successful 2008 event Offshore Middle East Conference and Exhibition (OME) 2009 will be held ... View more

Majlis course voted best in the Middle East

August 30, 2009

THE Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai was ranked Number 1 in the Golf Digest magazine s first-ever list of Middle East s top 10 courses in July this year. The oldest grass course in the... View more

Middle East remains strong in face of global slump

August 30, 2009

MIDDLE Eastern carriers remained strong in the latest international air traffic statistics from the International Air Transport Association (Iata) for June 2009. The region s airlines reported a 12.9 ... View more

Maldives woos the Middle East

July 29, 2009

Tourism Board sets in place a new strategy to grow its tourism arrivals THE Maldives has launched a new drive to pull in more tourists from across the world including the Middle East as it spruces up ... View more

BSE to organise 13th Middle East Corrosion Conference in Bahrain

July 26, 2009

THE Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE) in association with the West Asia and Africa Region and Dhahran Saudi Arabian Section of Nace International is organising the 13th Middle East Corrosion Conferen... View more

Shangri-La’s Middle East summer escape offers

June 29, 2009

HOLIDAYMAKERS to the Shangri-La hotels in Dubai Abu Dhabi and Oman need only pay 50 per cent of the published rate inclusive of breakfast. The 42 storey Shangri-La Hotel Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road ... View more

RCI expecting 32,000 guests as ship comes to Middle East

June 1, 2009

As Brilliance of the Seas moves to Dubai cruise terminals in Dubai and the other ports of call must be improved ROYAL Caribbean International will solidify its Middle East operations with the deployme... View more

Middle East hospitality sector ‘fortunate’

June 1, 2009

THE Middle East is in a more fortunate position than much of the rest of the world when it comes to hotel room occupancy despite current figures being lower than in previous years according to Robert ... View more

Multiple signings in Middle East for Travelport

June 1, 2009

TRAVELPORT last month signed a multi-year agreement with Akbar Travels India s largest travel consolidator to become the agency s exclusive GDS technology partner in the Middle East. Having secured a ... View more

Swiss-Belhotel spreads its wings in Middle East and Asia

June 1, 2009

SWISS-BELHOTE International has a strong foothold in the Middle East and Asia and continues to ever expand. At ATM Gavin Faull president and chairman Swiss-Belhotel International found that the travel... View more

ATM “premium attraction” for diverse Middle East tourism industry

April 28, 2009

JEBEL Ali International Hotels owner and/or operator of the five star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa and other luxurious Dubai properties will exhibit at its own stand at ATM 2009. Andrea Greybanks group... View more

Middle East still a hot spot for hospitality projects

April 28, 2009

ARABIA continues to remain a favourite among investors and operators in the tourism and hospitality sector in particular those in the budget segment said Jonathan Worsley co-organiser of the Arabian H... View more

W Hotels marks its entry into the Middle East

April 28, 2009

W Doha merges traditional Arabia with the contemporary design of the W brand. The W living room that is the hotel lobb is inspired by an Arabic mosque combining water features ceiling suspended seatin... View more

Residents of Middle East urged to visit Iran

March 30, 2009

DESTINATION Iran Tours & Travel based in Iran specialises in offering customised tours to Iran as well as travel packages. Currently there are Iran highlights tours lasting seven nights and eight days... View more

Shell eyes Middle East growth, to cut some jobs

February 15, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with aims to grow in the Middle East despite a tough climate for investment due to lower oil prices and a climate that will force it to cut some support roles in Dub... View more

Fulfilling a commercial need in the Middle East seamlessly

January 25, 2009

AS THE first seamless pipe mill in the Middle East Jesco takes up the challenge of competing with current established suppliers in the region. The expectations of Mena (Middle East and North Africa) e... View more

Market gap in Middle East for quality branded hotels

December 31, 2008

Third quarter results from IHG indicated that the company out performed the competition in all markets and segments according to JOHN BAMSEY chief operating officer IHG Middle East and Africa. It is t... View more

Introducing first W to Middle East

December 31, 2008

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has experienced solid growth in all areas of the Middle East region during 2008. For 2009 the group will continue to focus on all countries in the Middle East with ... View more

SWISS offers A340 on Middle East routes

December 31, 2008

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) the national carrier of Switzerland began flying passengers from Dubai on board the new Airbus A340 aircraft in December. The new long hauler which offers 228 sea... View more

Steady tourism growth in the Middle East

November 24, 2008

The Middle East travel and tourism sector was expecting to generate revenue of around 250 billion by the end of 2008 according to earlier research released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTT... View more

Middle East aviation looking good

October 28, 2008

Despite the combined pain of the global economic crisis and high oil prices the Middle East s aviation sector has never looked so good. Simon Thomas reports According to Hani Khorsheed secretary gener... View more

Middle East poised for bright future at World Travel Awards

October 28, 2008

World Travel Awards chief optimistic for the future As the Middle East continues to heavily invest in tourism the quality and excellence of travel and hospitality products is shining through Graham E ... View more

Corporate travel demand still high in Middle East

October 28, 2008

The Business Travel Show held in Dubai at the Madinat Arena last month had grown by a third since last year despite the sector feeling the impact of the global financial crisis. Gold sponsor Qatar Air... View more

Specialist seals the Middle East market successfully

October 26, 2008

THE world s leading fluoropolymer specialist W L Gore & Associates will be celebrating the official opening of its Abu Dhabi representation on the occasion of Adipec. Best known for its Gore-Tex fabri... View more

Severn Glocon is growing in strength in the Middle East and North Africa region

October 26, 2008

With major new construction projects and brownfield developments throughout the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) using severe service valve products the region is strategically a major focus of the... View more

First Bloomingdale store comes to Middle East

September 29, 2008

The Dubai Mall will host the first Bloomingdale s store in the Middle East . The leading American department store which has annual sales of over 1.9 billion and 36 stores across the United States wil... View more

Middle East has world’s highest hotel occupancy

August 26, 2008

The global hotel market got off to a good start in 2008 driven by strong average room rate growth according to an analysis by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Most regions have seen strong growth for the fir... View more

Shell sees ethylene production shift to Middle East, Asia Pacific

August 24, 2008

WHILE the focus of global ethylene investment continues to shift towards the Middle East and Asia Pacific Shell Chemicals see a future of continuing opportunity for ethylene producers across all the r... View more

Demand for specialist services grows in Middle East

July 27, 2008

BASED in Baroda India Newton Engineering and Chemicals Ltd is a leading player in construction manufacturing and chemical sectors. Established in 1979 Newton Engineering and Chemicals Ltd is growing s... View more