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Ajman Bank, in collaboration with Rasmala Investment Bank Limited (‘Rasmala’), a leading alternative investment manager, has announced the launch of Makaseb Real Estate Investments SPV Limited, domiciled in the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”). The first transaction under the new entity has resulted in the acquisition of an outstanding income yielding portfolio of UAE logistic and residential assets for a net purchase price of AED 327 million (USD 90 million). These assets have a combined built-up area of nearly 700,000 sq.ft...

Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the launch of four new brands in the Middle East in 2019. Coming to the region for the first time are Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) with openings scheduled over the next few months. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “We are very excited to introduce this year four new brands in the Middle Eastregion from our unique and diversified portfolio of 14 brands giving greater choice to our guests. This creates a tremendous opportunity for growth as we expand our brand portfolio in the...

Continuing Central Hotels’ collaboration with UNICEF, Abdulla Al Abdulla, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of Central Hotels and member of UNICEF Gulf Area Office Leadership Circle of Champions for Children and Young People, recently joined the UNICEF delegation to Azraq Camp. Azraq is home to 40,615 Syrian refugees out of which nearly 22 per cent are under 5 years old. Of the total, 60 per cent are children, including 240 unaccompanied or separated kids. UNICEF is working closely with the Ministry of Education to provide quality, inclusive education and safe learning environments for all children in Jordan. As a...

Ramadan is the time to open your hearts and homes and share the blessings with your family and friends. To make your Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations memorable, create a soothing and elegant ambience that reflects the purity and spirit of the Holy Month. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers this season a superb selection of elegant and dreamy white and gold Ramadan and Eid decorations. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “There is nothing more sophisticated and graceful than a pure white setting with a touch of gold. At 2XL we have a fabulous collection of exquisite creamy white and...

Discover the treasured traditions of Ramadan at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai with a variety of exceptional experiences. Timeless décor and flawless service, authentic homegrown hospitality and sumptuous selection of RamadanIftar and Sohour packages are combined to create a memorable Ramadan celebration for your family, friends and colleagues. Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said, “The Holy Month of Ramadan is the time when families and friends come together to break their fast and share their blessings. To make the Ramadancelebrations truly special for our guests, we have created a host of exclusive offers and unique...

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has won the prestigious award for Middle East's Leading Airport Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2019. The glamorous Gala Awards ceremony took place at the Warner Bros, Abu Dhabi on 25th April 2019. This is the 8th time Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has achieved this momentous award, first in 2008 and then consecutively from 2013-2018, showcasing its tremendous dedication in maintaining the highest standards of guest satisfaction and loyalty. World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. This...

Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has concluded a highly successful four days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development and environmental sustainability. The company sent a high-level delegation to ATM, which took place in Dubai from 28th April to 1st May 2019 and was attended by over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and media. The group’s presence was led by Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President, Matthew Faull, Senior Vice...

Royal Central Hotel The Palm, Canal Central Hotel Business Bay and First Central Hotel Suites showcased their latest facilities at the Arabian Travel Market. All three hotels have recently added exciting new restaurants giving greater choice to their guests while diversifying their food and beverage offerings. First Central Hotel Suites, welcomed this year ‘BEASTRO’ – a cool new all-day-dining restaurant. Mr. Ammar Kanaan, Group General Manager of Central Hotels, said, “BEASTRO’s approach is to adapt the great principles of deformalized dining around great food, approachable and...

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, spoke today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on the critical need to reduce the carbon footprint across the industry. Participating in a panel discussion at the ‘ATM Inspiration Theatre’, Laurent emphasized on the importance of achieving energy efficiency using renewable resources. According to a report by United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO, the hotel industry accounts for 1% of global annual carbon emissions while...

Swiss-Belhotel International unveiled today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) its global expansion strategy with a goal to reach 250 hotels worldwide with 50,000 rooms in operation and under development by 2022. The group currently holds a portfolio of 145 hotels and projects with 14 unique brands spread across 24 countries. Attending the ATM are Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Mr. Matthew Faull, Senior Vice President – E-Commerce, Distribution and IT, and Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice...