Dubai 2nd Most Expensive City for Hotels

Armani Hotel Dubai-Entrance

An index of costliest markets for hotels rooms was recently released by Bloomberg. The research examines 106 cities and the average hotel rates in them. According to it, Dubai is among the cities with the most expensive hotel rates in the world. Also, it is the priciest hotel market in MENA. Read more: Dubai hotels […]

Dubai hotels welcomed more than 11.6m guests in 2014


Figures show a 5.6 per cent year-on-year increase in hotel establishment guests Hotel and hotel apartment room revenues rise 12 per cent to AED 15.2 billion Dubai’s hotel establishments welcomed 11,629,578 guests in 2014, registering a 5.6% increase on 2013’s total. Figures released today by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) show steady […]

Burj Al Arab Commemorates 15th Anniversary with Gold iPhones


Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel announced that it will launch limited-edition golden iPhones to mark its 15th anniversary. [wpsr_facebook] The official Twitter page of Burj Al Arab posted a snap of the rare handsets, sharing that it has collaborated with the world’s biggest manufacturer of luxury gold plated technology products to create gold […]

& The Best Luxury Hotel of The Year Goes to Dubai’s…

Burj Al Arab at Sunset

When it comes to luxury travel, brand’s fame and influence isn’t enough – besides impeccable service delivery, great management and uniqueness are required. The United Arab Emirates was one of the leaders at the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards with a number of winning hotels, including the Burj Al Arab, which was named Luxury Hotel […]

Challenges ahead for Dubai tourism targets

Why Dubai

Dubai’s target of 20 million visitors by 2020, part of its Tourism Vision 2020, is comfortably on track to materialize if recent increases in visitor growth continue to be matched or exceeded. However, a serious challenge is posed by the need for 283 hotels to be delivered between 2014 and 2020 to accommodate this target […]

MENA Investors Shift Focus from UAE Residential to Hospitality Market

Al Raha Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi R

UAE’s residential market continues to be the most preferred investment choice for MENA investors. According to JLL’s 2014 MENA Investors Sentiment Survey, the regional interest in UAE’s residential sector is still very high. However, many of participants have also shared that they were planning to focus more on the country’s hospitality real estate market next […]