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Opening of a Novotel hotel in Preston, Melbourne

(March 17, 2022, 12:26 +07) Accor has expanded its already considerable portfolio of hotels in Australia, with the multi-million dollar transformation of a property in Melbourne. Located on Bell Street in Preston, the Novotel Melbourne Preston, developed by GCP Hospitality, has 383 fully self-contained rooms, suites and studios. All rooms …

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Dewa to list 6.5% of its shares on the Dubai Financial Market

Senior officials pose for a photo at the announcement in Dubai on Tuesday. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that it will list 6.5% of its existing shares in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), in line with new strategic guidelines aimed …

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Dewa announces IPO and plans to list on DFM

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), a globally leading fully integrated utility company, said it plans to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) and list its ordinary shares for trading on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). A total of 3.25 billion shares, equivalent to 6.5% of Dewa’s existing shares, will …

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The Four Seasons Hotel will host the first Nobu restaurant in Singapore

(March 14, 2022, 12:03 +07) Nobu Matsuhisa, a celebrity chef and restaurateur known for marrying traditional Japanese cuisine with Peruvian flavors, will open his first restaurant in Singapore in May. Located at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Nobu Singapore will have its own entrance and will be set up next …

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IHG re-signs a hotel in Najran, Saudi Arabia

(March 10, 2022, 12:22 +07) IHG signed a management agreement with Al Rabea Hotels for a property it managed in Saudi Arabia from 1995 to 2015. Currently operating as Gloria Inn Najran, IHG plans to complete the two-phase rebranding by the end of 2023, when the hotel will once again …

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IHG rebrands hotel in Doha, Qatar

(09 March 2022, 11:17 +07) IHG has renamed Rabban Suites West Bay Doha to voco Doha West Bay Suites, making the property the first voco hotel in Qatar. Located in the city’s diplomatic quarter, voco Doha West Bay Suites is minutes from the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center, as well …

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Embraer enters the freight market with the E190F and E195F P2F conversions

(08 March 2022, 10:28 +07) If the increase in competition is positive, then the air freight market has suddenly become much more interesting with Embraer unveiling plans to launch the E190F and E195F Passenger to Freight Conversions (P2F). The freighter conversion will be carried out at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil …

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IHG opens second Indigo Hotel in Manhattan, New York

(08 March 2022, 10:28 +07) IHG has expanded its New York hotel portfolio with the opening of Hotel Indigo NYC Downtown – Wall Street, the brand’s second hotel in Manhattan. Nestled in the towering architecture of the city’s Financial District, steps from the vibrant South Street Seaport and Stone Street, …

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John Scanlon named general manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel

(03 March 2022, 11:18 +07) John Scanlon has been named general manager of the Beverly Hills Hotel, effective April 4, 2022. John Scanlon John, a graduate of the Shannon College of Hotel Management in Ireland, joined Dorchester Collection in 2005 and is currently General Manager of the 45 Park Lane …

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Opening of the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Bangalore, India

(March 2, 2022, 11:27 +07) Embassy Office Parks, India’s first publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and one of the largest in Asia by area, has opened the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Bangalore. Located in the Embassy Manyata Business Park, the 353-key hotel is part of the …

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Whitbread signs 84-room Premier Inn hotel in Hastings, England

(March 2, 2022, 11:27 +07) Planning approval has been granted for a new Premier Inn hotel in Hastings, England. The 84-bedroom hotel, located on the current site of the Cornwallis Street car park in the town centre, will be built by Hastings Borough Council and operated by Premier Inn. Modern …

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Emirates News Agency – UAE Government honors Innovates Award winners

DUBAI, 1st March, 2022 (WAM) — The UAE Government celebrated the winners of the UAE Innovates Award at a ceremony held at the Museum of the Future (MOTF) in Dubai on Monday. Eight winning projects were singled out from nearly 500 submissions in the second annual awards program. The awards …

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Emirates News Agency – Ajman Free Zone reaffirms its strong position as an investment and business destination with 1,792 new businesses in 2021

AJMAN, 21st February, 2022 (WAM) — Ajman Free Zone has announced its operational performance results for 2021 and marked an increase in the number of registered businesses by 1,792. The four percent growth achieved by the AFZ compared to 2020 indicates the growing confidence of foreign investors and companies in …

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Nearly 1800 companies set up in Ajman Free Zone in 2021

Ajman Free Zone announced its operational performance results for 2021 and marked an increase in the number of registered businesses by 1,792. The 4% growth achieved by AFZ compared to 2020 indicates the growing confidence of investors and foreign companies in the free zone’s portfolio of facilities and incentives. The …

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Removals: Southampton, Lancashire, Croydon, Peterborough

Kensington and Chelsea CEO of RBC Barry Weird is to resign in the summer. Mr Quirk led the council’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, after agreeing to step down as chief executive of Lewisham LBC. He is the oldest senior council chief executive and has worked in local government …

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Lotus Hotels & Apartments in the United Arab Emirates adopts Hotelogix Cloud Hotel PMS

The hotel group aims to streamline its multi-property management with centralized control offered by Hotelogix Hotelogix, a leading global provider of cloud-based hotel property management systems, announced the adoption of its multi-property management solution by Lotus Hotels & Apartments. Based in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, the hotel group aims to …

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DP World and the Angolan government sign a memorandum of understanding to further develop the country’s logistics sector – News

Following the implementation of the MPT development plan, DP World Luanda teams have tripled operational efficiency in the first six months of starting operations DP World began operations at the Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) in the Port of Luanda on March 1, 2021 after securing a 20-year concession to manage, operate …

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Global shipping costs remain a major obstacle for food products

Dubai: While food and agricultural supply chains have recovered from pandemic-related disruptions, rising shipping costs remain a major hurdle for importers. “Apart from the higher logistics costs, there are absolutely no worries about the food supply chain,” said Harish Tahiliani, managing director of Arab & India Spices. Importers have seen …

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AFZ courts investment in the health and beauty industry

With over 256 health and beauty businesses registered with it in 2021, the Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has positioned itself as a preferred business and investment destination in the UAE for this sector. Going forward, AFZ will continue to offer a range of integrated solutions and world-class facilities to companies …

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Ajman Free Zone reaffirms its position as a business-friendly destination for the health and beauty industry with 256 businesses in 2021

Ajman Free Zone has marked remarkable growth in its health and beauty sector, with more than 256 companies registered in the free zone in 2021. The announcement, which reaffirms AFZ’s position as a supplier leader in high quality solutions with advanced technologies. artistic installations, came during the 2022 edition of …

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Investor interest in the Saudi hotel sector is growing, so why are there so few rooms outside the cities?

Amir Lababedi, Hilton’s Managing Director of Development in the Middle East and North Africa, said, “Saudi Arabia represents our largest development pipeline in the Middle East, with plans to expand our presence to more than 75 hotels in the years to come. “We plan to expand into locations in major …

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DWE celebrates the role of women in business – News

DWE is a global social networking platform founded by Pushpa Jaleel to support women empowerment and SMEs. Dazzling Women Entrepreneurs Group (DWE) held its first icebreaker event at Crowne Plaza Dubai, Jumeirah Hotel on December 16, 2021. DWE is a global social networking platform founded by Pushpa Jaleel to support …

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FTFT Subsidiary Launches Cryptocurrency Market Data Platform FTFTX

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – (AETOSWire): Future FinTech Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FTFT) (“hereinafter referred to as “Future FinTech”, “FTFT” or “the Company”), a leading blockchain-based e-commerce company and a fintech services provider, today announced that its subsidiary, FTFT Capital Investments LLC (“FTFT Capital”) has launched FTFTX, an innovative global cryptocurrency …

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Apple becomes the first company to reach a market value of $3 trillion – News

Apple shared the $2 trillion market value club with Microsoft Corp, which is now worth around $2.5 trillion Reuters file By Reuters Published: Tue, Jan 4, 2022 12:59 AM Apple Inc became the top company on Monday with a market value of $3 trillion, buoyed by investor confidence that the …

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Ajman reports 41% growth in commercial licenses in 2021

The growth rate in the number of economic licenses issued by Ajman’s Economic Development Department (Ajman DED) during the current year has reached 41%, according to a press report. Meanwhile, the number of establishments reached 27,913 and the Work Resilience Index reached 17%, the Emirates news agency reported. WAM. The …

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Ajman Bank and EDB sign memorandum of understanding on credit guarantee for SMEs

Ajman Bank has signed an agreement with the Emirates Development Bank (EDB) to provide credit guarantee and co-loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Arab Emirates. The MoU is part of EDB’s commitment to boost the SME ecosystem and industrial sector in the UAE and thereby increase …

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In memory of Dr PA Ibrahim Haji: Indian salesman turned business mogul in the United Arab Emirates defending education and charity

Dr PA Ibrahim Haji, deceased today. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives Dubai: Rich tributes were paid to renowned UAE-based Indian businessman and philanthropist Dr PA Ibrahim Haji, who died on Tuesday. A resident of the United Arab Emirates for 55 years, the chairman of the PACE Education Group, co-chairman of …

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Aramex and Virtuzone present AMP logistics and shipping solution

Aramex, a provider of complete logistics and transportation solutions, has partnered with Virtuzone, the leading business start-up specialist in the United Arab Emirates, to launch AMP, the first e-commerce-focused accelerator program in the United Arab Emirates. United Arab Emirates and the MENA region. As Virtuzone’s official partner for AMP, Aramex …

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Savoye names InCube software distributor in MENA region

Savoye, warehouse automation integrator and supply chain software publisher, has extended its international reach by signing an agreement with the software solutions publisher InCube company. InCube, one of the leading providers of supply chain mobility solutions in the Middle East and North Africa, is now the leading distributor and integrator …

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Jumeirah Creekside Hotel unveils new Artist In Residence exhibition

Join one of the city’s largest art collections, pop-up exhibition to connect guests with Dubai through Blanco’s unique works of art United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel invites guests to step into its world of artistic wonders this month with the unveiling of its latest Artist in Residence exhibition. …

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Dubai becomes the world’s first paperless government, saving more than 336 million papers

Since the launch of the paperless strategy, 45 government entities in Dubai have reduced their paper consumption by more than 336 million papers, more than Dh 1.3 billion are associated costs and more than 14 million working hours . Image Credit: Gulf News Dubai: Dubai has become the world’s first …

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New weekend in the United Arab Emirates to attract foreign investment, boost business and tourist appeal – News

The latest working system will bring the financial sector closer to the global stock markets, banks and financial institutions and, therefore, will advance business and foreign trade. Photo: File Posted: Thu. Dec. 9 2021, 10:50 Last update: Fri 10 Dec 2021, 09:20 The new labor system in the UAE aims …

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Safeen Feeders Strengthens UAE Coastal Refueling Service Fleet

Safeen Feeders, one of the AD Ports group’s leading container refueling operators, has acquired a container ship that will strengthen its fleet of refueling services in the Persian Gulf. Safeen Pearl, formerly known as Vega Virgo, will be deployed in its UAE Coastal Service (UCO) providing seamless connection to UAE …

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Multiply to be listed on Abu Dhabi’s main market on December 5 – News

The group intends to continue to grow, organically and through scalable acquisitions, focusing on digital innovation in various sectors. Multiply Group will become the eighth IHC subsidiary to be listed on the ADX in less than a year. – Reuters archive photo Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021, 6:36 PM Last …

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SAY Studio announces complete renovation of public spaces at Fairmont SZR

Located in the heart of Dubai’s bustling financial district, Fairmont Dubai is currently the subject of phase I of SAY Studio’s rollout plan aimed at renovating all of the hotel brand’s private spaces. According to CBRE UAE Q3 2021 market review; As travel restrictions continue to be relaxed around the …

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DEWA wins grand prize at Dubai Government Excellence Awards – News

The most important award given by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is the Elite Award. Wam By Wam Posted: Sun, Nov 21, 2021, 12:13 AM His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, awarded 5 …

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid pays tribute to recipients of Dubai Government Awards of Excellence

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today honored the recipients of the Dubai Government Excellence Awards. Image Credit: Courtesy: Dubai Media Office Dubai: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, today honored the …

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Dubai tenants face tough rental decisions as real estate market booms

As the economy recovers from the onset of the pandemic and property prices in Dubai recover, tenants say they are facing significant rent increases. In some of the emirate’s most popular areas, rents have risen by up to 20% after prices plummeted during the pandemic. In October last year, Lebanese …

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Retreat Palm Dubai welcomes new team members

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel welcomes three new department heads. Vijay Bussa is the new head of food and beverage, Ramy Shawky will lead the front office as a manager and Zeeshan Salem is appointed head of safety and security. Prior to joining The Retreat Palm Dubai, Vijay …

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Deliveroo launches in Ras Al Khaimah

Earlier this year, the platform was launched in Ajman, making Ras Al Khaimah its sixth launch in the United Arab Emirates and the seventh in the MENA region. To celebrate its historic expansion into the UAE’s fourth largest emirate, Deliveroo will offer free delivery to more than 30 top restaurants …

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Crypto market value surpasses $ 3 trillion for the first time – News

Bitcoin bounces back above $ 66,000 on Monday, near all-time high after 5% jump A representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency is seen in front of a stock chart. – Reuters archive photo Posted: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 05:14 PM Last update: Mon 8 Nov 2021, 9:34 PM According to …

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ADX launches the derivatives market – News

Saeed Hamad Obaid Al Dhaheri, Managing Director of ADX, Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi, Chairman of ADX, Khaleefa Ali Al Qamzi, Director of the Board of Directors of ADX and Abdulla Alnuaimi, COO of ADX . – Photo provided Trading of Etisalat, FAB, IHC, ADNOC Distribution and Aldar Properties …

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RAG Global Business Hub launches ‘Business Ecosystem’ – News

With a vision of “building the country as a nation of entrepreneurs”, RAG Global Business Hub recently launched “Business Ecosystem” and “Business Hub” in Dubai inaugurated by Dr Shashi Tharoor (former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations ) to provide comprehensive support to entrepreneurs in the region. The new center located …

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Dubai’s mid-range residential communities will join in the fun soon

While current demand patterns are for luxury apartments and villas, the Dubai property market will eventually see mid-range homes get carried away with the wave. Image Credit: Gulf News Archive “What do such large, cowardly and baggy monsters mean, with their elements of accidental and arbitrariness?” Henry James wondered in …

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Ajman Chamber signs trade deal with Russian company

Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry has signed an agreement with Russian company Ros Global Export to establish joint development plans and programs that boost trade, facilitate the exchange of delegations between the two sides and attract investment . Signed at the Business Communication Center of Expo 2020 Dubai, the …

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UAE key market for L&T, says Subrahmanyan – News

SN Subrahmanyan. — Photo provided Dubai – The region accounts for almost 61% of the international order book, according to data By Joydeep Sen Gupta Published: Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:08 PM Last update: Tue 26 Oct 2021, 5:10 PM Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited, an Indian multinational conglomerate, which …

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Digital Dubai at GITEX 2021: 31 government and private entities, a common goal

Dubai – The Digital Dubai Pavilion returns to GITEX Global 2021 for another year, where 31 government and private entities come together in a single display and under a new name – Digital Dubai – embodying the role of the emirate at the forefront of global efforts to get out …

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Opening of the International Government Communication Forum in Sharjah with a call to strengthen human capital

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Governor of Sharjah and Head of the Sharjah Media Office, delivered his opening speech at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) at the Sharjah Exhibition Center on Sunday. Image Credit: Sajila Saseendran / Gulf News Sharjah: Government communications should aim to improve …

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TTG – Travel Industry News

Polka Dot Travel director Mark Johnson admitted that the summer of 2021 had been “hit and miss” despite “better levels” of bookings in August. “The last quarter of 2021 promises to be relatively strong. It is mainly towards the Canaries – Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. I would like to …

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Dubai hotel apartment prices almost double ahead of Expo 2020 – News

Photo file Dubai – Prices could climb to Dh16,000 per month or even more, an industry source said. Posted: Tue, Aug 10, 2021, 5:40 PM Hotel apartment prices in Dubai nearly doubled ahead of Expo 2020, due to the influx of foreign visitors as well as UAE residents and expats …

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six of the best hotel deals and what to do when you get there

Anyone planning a trip to Ajman this summer can take advantage of the emirate’s new summer campaign. The Ajman, Your Joyful Summer Staycation promotion has launched in the smallest emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Running until September, it offers visitors the chance to get unique discounts and special offers …

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Ishraq Hospitality appoints new interim CEO

Ishraq Hospitality, a division of Mohamed & Obaid AlMulla Group, has appointed Alexander Suski as interim managing director. Suski transitions to interim CEO from his role as Group Director, Business and Commercial Development, Ishraq Hospitality, where he oversaw the business operations and strategic expansion of seven hotel properties under the …

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Leading Radisson Blu hotel in Ajman – Hotel News ME

A national of two countries, Australia and the United Kingdom, Francisco Giles grew up in the south of England. He studied in the UK and attended “Les Roches” hotel management school in Switzerland. Giles has worked on five continents for five international hotel brands and has lived in the United …

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Emirate Focus: Managing the Radisson Blu Hotel Ajman

A national of two countries, Australia and the United Kingdom, Francisco Giles grew up in the south of England. He studied in the UK and attended “Les Roches” hotel management school in Switzerland. Giles has worked on five continents for five international hotel brands and has lived in the United …

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Opening of a Dh40m spice factory in Ajman – Business

Arab & India Spices, one of the leading food manufacturers in the United Arab Emirates, has opened its new state-of-the-art food processing plant in Ajman for an estimated investment of 40 million dirhams. Anurag Bhushan, Consul General of India in Dubai, inaugurated the new high-tech food processing plant, which has …

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