Ultimate Maldivian experience

TTME FEB 2019 - PG -6

Set across two private islands, Niyama Private Islands Maldives is a Maldivian resort in the south-western atoll of Dhaalu. Hafidh Al Busaidy, General Manager of the property shares his plans for the new year. TT Bureau Share a brief about Niyama Islands. Niyama is synonymous with luxury and is ideal …

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Revenue drivers in hospitality

TTME FEB 2019 - COVER STORY 2nd story

Key hoteliers in the UAE’s hospitality sector speak on three specific drivers, standards required and technology which optimises revenue. Shehara Rizly James Britchford, Vice President Commercial— India Middle East and Africa, IHG Some of the key revenue drivers in the hospitality industry are pricing, direct bookings, loyalty programmes and systems …

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Celebrate winter at Al Noor Island & Al Majaz Waterfront


Al Noor Island, one of Sharjah’s prominent destinations is rolling out new and revamped education packages, which combines nature, art, and entertainment by introducing five unique experiences. Visitors will be able to learn about butterflies, plants, trees, birds, photography and even practise yoga and learn more about sky objects. In …

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Emaar to build largest Chinatown

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -16- - A

In a landmark development, Emaar is set to build the largest Chinatown in the UAE to expand the hospitality business of Address Hotels and Resorts in China. TT Bureau To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop the Middle East’s largest …

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New Hotels


TravTalk brings you some of the latest and upcoming properties operational in 2018. QE2 Location : Dubai Rooms/Suites inventory : 200 Opening Date: October 2018 PCFC Hotels, part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation, has reinvented the legendary vessel as the latest must-see tourism destination. Currently, …

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Heritage beckons at Al Bait Sharjah


General Hotel Management (GHM) is set to introduce its second resort in the Middle East – Al Bait Sharjah on September 1, 2018, marking yet another significant milestone to celebrate Arabian heritage. TT Bureau Developed in partnership with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Bait Sharjah offers an …

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Emaar enters Sub-Saharan Africa

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -12 -A

Emaar Hospitality Group has partnered with Kalyan Group in its expansion to Sub-Saharan Africa to operate Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo, an iconic hotel set in the tallest building in Togo. General Hotel Management (GHM) is set to introduce its second resort in the Middle East – Al Bait …

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Driving the success of Oberoi

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -8 - A

With nearly 30 years in the hospitality industry whilst serving diverse markets such as Europe, America and the Middle East, Karim Bizid, General Manager, Oberoi Dubai, is a legend in the industry as he has witnessed the growth of Dubai over the past two decades. Shehara Rizly Karim Bizid’s love …

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Make it your ideal bleisure stop


TT Bureau Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel caters to the millennials with its combination of a convenient stay connected to the mall as well as the metro line in Dubai to avoid the hustle and bustle of traffic. Owned by master developer Nakheel, the 372-room property is a treat …

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Plan your summer sojourn


SHEHARA RIZLY With the summer finally setting in the Middle East, schools being closed and another long holiday around the corner, a quick indulgent summer escape is the ultimate solution. provides detailed insights into the destinations where locals and expats are headed to for spending their vacation. Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant …

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