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Carla Slim, Economist MENAP & Turkey, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank, delivered an insightful speech on the banking sector for senior management at Ajman Bank. During her session, Carla spoke about the economic outlook and key opportunities in the GCC region and beyond while highlighting the impact of Dubai Expo 2020.   Mr. Mohamed Amiri, Chief Executive Officer, Ajman Bank, commented, “We are delighted to have Ms Carla Slim as a guest speaker at Ajman Bank. Being a leading Islamic bank with a strong balance sheet, our strategy is to capitalise on long-term trends affecting the financial services...

Whether you are looking to add some natural charm with floral prints or urban glamour with contemporary geometric grids, wallpapers are a great way to introduce a new dimension to your décor. The right design can instantly lift a space while adding personality. The latest range of wallpapers from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers spectacular patterns and colours for beautiful backdrops. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Wallpapers often serve as both art and décor and are a great way to add texture and character to any space. There are many ways to incorporate wallpapers into your design scheme. Whether you want to...

Alpha Destination Management announced today at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 expansion of its hotel portfolio into the Indian Ocean with the addition of four new countries. These include Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives. Being the market leader in the in the Arabian Gulf, Alpha is a well-established brand among the UK tour operators. “We are very excited to add these fabulous markets in the Indian Ocean to our portfolio which strengthens and expands our in-destination offering beyond the GCC. All four countries namely Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Mauritius and Maldives are very different and offer travellers something very unique,” commented Samir Hamadeh, General Manager for Alpha Destination Management. Samir...

DUBAI: What will the hotel room look like in the future? Those wanting to know the answer must attend HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology show for hotels organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism. The mega event will be held on November 12 and 13 at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City. HITEC Dubai’s Advisory Council Chairperson Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Technology is offering us new and almost unimaginable options...

Celebrating excellence in the hospitality industry across the Middle East, the Arabian Travel Awards is a platform to recognize and reward real achievers. The winners are identified based on a unique system of jury judgment and internet voting to give out absolutely fair and unbiased results. The First Central Hotel Suites, managed by Central Hotels, was announced the winner of the ‘Best Hotel Apartments’ In 2019 trophy at the coveted Arabian Travel Awards held in Dubai. Expressing his delight in winning the award, Hany Samuel, General Manager for First Central Hotel Suites, said, “It is a very proud...

The Millennium Plaza Hotel organised a host of activities to support the global annual breast cancer awareness campaign during October. As part of the drive, the team members wore pink ribbons to highlight the importance of awareness, education and research.         Mr. Fadi Ammache, General Manager of Millennium Plaza Dubai, said, “Our participation in this meaningful campaign was part of our corporate social responsibility initiatives. Awareness of the disease plays a key role in the prevention and fight against breast cancer. Early diagnosis is critical to saving lives. Our aim at the Millennium Plaza Dubai was to spread the word to...

Three properties under the Central Hotels banner won top accolades at the prestigious Arabian Travel Awards. While Royal Central Hotel The Palm was declared the winner of the ‘Best Debut Leisure Hotel’, Canal Central Hotel Business Bay won the ‘Best Debut Business Hotel and First Central Hotel Suites scooped the trophy for ‘Best Hotel Apartments’. Mr. Abdulla AlAbdulla, Chief Operating Officer of Central Hotels, said, “We are honoured to be recognized at the Arabian Travel Awards 2019. These awards are the testament to our commitment to superior service standards and facilities for the exceptional guest...

Alpha Destination Management has announced its participation at the 40th edition of the World Travel Market being held in London from 4 to 6 November 2019. Confirming the group’s presence, Samir Hamadeh, General Manager for Alpha Destination Management, said, “The tourism industry in the Middle East holds high growth potential and as the market leaders in the region we are well placed at Alpha to build on our success. Being a well-established brand among the UK tour operators, WTM is a very significant event for us and this year we have a number of strategic announcements lined up.” The UK continues to be the top European source market for...

DUBAI: HITEC Dubai 2019, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology show for hotels organised by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, and endorsed by Dubai Tourism, will bring together over 2000+ Hospitality professionals, 100+ exhibitors and 30+ leading thought leaders from across the region. The mega event will be held this year on November 12 and 13 at the Festival Arena by Intercontinental at Dubai Festival City. HITEC will give Middle East buyers – currently worth over USD 75 billion – access to top solution providers exhibiting the latest in hospitality technology at the show, an intensive  education program planned by the expert HITEC Dubai 2019 Advisory Council, as well as a  summit with one-to-one business meetings. The show is expected to grow by...

The Women in Leadership (WIL) Economic Forum by Naseba has announced the winners of WIL Achievement Awards. Top honours in the group category went to Allergan Middle East, awarded the ‘Most Women Friendly Employer of the Year’ and Siemens, the prize for the ‘Most Impactful STEM Employer of the Year. In the individual category Judith Trujillo, Director of Human Resources for General Motors Africa and Middle East, won the ‘Woman Game Changer’ award. The prestigious awards recognise the achievements of organisations and individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing...