New 5-star Salalah Rotana Resort to strengthen Oman's reputation as major luxury hospitality destination
May 20, 2013
The development of the 444-key Salalah Rotana Resort is in line with the Ministry's strategy to strengthen Oman's reputation as a luxury hospitality haven and cater to a much broader global tourism market.
Salalah Rotana Resort & Spa, owned by Orascom Hotels and Developments, offers 399 rooms and suites, and 45 villas that are beautifully built around ponds, water features and manmade lakes. The upscale hotel's Omani-inspired architecture features a series of clusters surrounding the main building, housing major public facilities and amenities.
H.E. Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary...
Tourism & Hospitality Industry Gathers to Debate How the Sector's Skills Gaps Can Be Addressed
May 19, 2013
Key industry professionals, government officials and academics will gather this week to discuss the existing and emerging skills gaps within the UAE’s tourism and hospitality industry.
The discussion, facilitated by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), will see participants debate the findings of a Workforce Planning Study...
Fraser Suites Dubai Awarded Dubai’s Leading Serviced Apartments by World Travel Awards 2013
May 15, 2013
Fraser Suites Dubai has been named Dubai’s Leading Serviced Apartments by the World Travel Awards 2013 for its Gold-Standard service excellence in the emirate’s extended stay market, as announced at a gala ceremony here recently.
The World Travel Awards is widely recognised as the largest and most prestigious awards in the travel industry’s annual calendar"...
New ‘House of Häagen-Dazs’ campaign launches with Bradley Cooper
May 9, 2013
Luxury ice cream brand, Häagen-Dazs, announces today the launch of a new campaign across all of its key markets. The campaign -- its largest campaign ever -- captures the sensual, yet sophisticated essence of Häagen-Dazs. The campaign establishes the “House of Häagen-Dazs” and conveys its philosophy of iconic luxury and superior craftsmanship much in the way a fashion house would do.
Oman tourism investment on rise
May 8, 2013
His Excellency Ahmed Al Mahrizi, Oman's Minister of Tourism, said, "The development projects now in planning or construction will put Oman's tourism industry on a new footing. OMRAN is on track to complete niche resorts in Khasab and Jabal Al Akhdar, and the construction of new hotels and visitor facilities are starting in Muscat and Salalah, while the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is on track to open in Q1 2017. These 'next generation' developments take into account community, environment values and our consumer segments. Our focus continues to be on quality, 'leading edge authenticity'...
The Domain Bahrain to Open in September 2013
May 7, 2013
The Domain Hotels showcased their ground breaking “hotel-club concept” at the Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism exhibition.
In September 2013, the group will launch its first property in Bahrain, designed to offer a “socially charged members club” with the added benefit of hotel rooms. Located in Manama’s"...
“Summer Is Dubai”: Dubai’s Answer for an Eventful Family Summer Holiday
May 6, 2013
- Fun filled Summer season from 7th June to 7th September packed with family attractions, special offers and world-class events
- Children below 12 years can stay for free at leading hotels
Dubai recently announced the launch of its summer campaign under the slogan “Summer is Dubai”. This regional marketing and promotional campaign will see the combined efforts of the government and private sectors in Dubai a put their hands together to highlight Dubai’s uniqueness as a family destination"...
Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group Announce the Third Zone of Their IMG Theme Park; ‘the Lost Valley’
May 1, 2013
Featuring the world of the extinct; Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group) have announced the next eye-catching partnership for the IMG Theme Park; ‘The Lost Valley’. This reinvigorated land of dinosaurs is a designed Intellectual Property exclusively created for the expansive IMG Theme Park, located in the City of Arabia, Dubailand adjacent to Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
Dubai gives Justine Bieber fans a second chance
April 29, 2013
Teen superstar Justin Bieber is now set to wow his legion of ‘Beliebers’ from around the region for a second successive night on 5th May in view of the overwhelming demand for tickets for his debut appearance in Dubai at the Sevens Stadium.
The back-to-back Bieber concerts will be the highlights of Dubai Calendar’s line-up for May, and are among several"...