Live, work & create at Business Bay

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Conveniently located in the heart of Business Bay with easy access to both international airports and Downtown Dubai, this luxury serviced residence complex comprises studios, and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments which are the largest in the area. TT Bureau As the countdown has begun for Expo 2020, hotels are …

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Donning multiple hats

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No stranger to Dubai’s hospitality, Maria Lamarche, General Manager, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai, gives an account of opening the hotel, embarking on a new role and leading a team of hospitality professionals. TT Bureau Maria Lamarche, a seasoned hotelier who has worked in management roles for international hotel companies …

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Plan your next meeting here

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The 292-room Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre is the upcoming new MiCE destination in the African region. The multi-functional convention centre can house over 5,000 delegates with a variety of tailor-made options for any type of event. TT Bureau The buck stops here! Located 10 minutes away from Kigali …

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Ushering in a new wave of luxury


The exclusive beachfront in Dubai Jumeirah recently received the luxurious Mandarin Oriental. The 256 spacious guestrooms and suites, with a view of the picturesque ocean and the dynamic city skyline, is surely set to become a game changer in the region. TT Bureau Mandarin Oriental Resort, one of the rare …

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For a memorable ‘bleisure’ stay


Steps away from the famous Gold and Silver souk in Sharjah, and a few minutes drive to the heritage precinct, also covering the prominent business and leisure destinations of the emirate, Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah recently opened its doors with 225 rooms. TT Bureau Fancy a unique experience in …

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Steer clear of legal troubles

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Beenish Batool Haider, Head of Corporate & Commercial Division, The Legal Group, clarifies important queries relating to tourism and the hospitality industry to ensure the success of a travel experience. TT Bureau What is the importance of knowing the legal framework when it comes to travel, tourism and hospitality sectors? …

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Rotana charts ambitious roadmap

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Hotel management company Rotana started off the year on a positive note with sustained performance across key markets in the Middle East. Acting CEO Guy Hutchinson shares insights at a recent round-table conference. TT Bureau How have the first two months fared in terms of ADR and RevPAR? Most of …

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New outlook for 2019


Enjoying a healthy footfall of tourists, ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira is now looking to maximise its online presence whilst curating innovative experiences for guests. TT Bureau ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira has been enjoying a good occupancy rate over the past three years since its opening. Maintaining 92 per cent is …

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New Hotels


It is overwhelming to see more properties opening in the UAE in the first quarter of 2019 so that by the end of next year, they will be ready for the world event of Expo 2020. We take a peek at the ones scheduled to be opened and the ones …

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