Italian oil major Eni said that a new concession agreement, aimed at governing an offshore exploration license in the prolific East Nile Delta Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, has received approval by Egyptian authorities.
The exploration license, named “Nour”, is located approximately 50 km offshore in the Eastern Mediterranean, in water depth ranging from 50 to 400 meters, and covers a total area of 739 sq km. Eni plans to proceed with the drilling of an exploration well in the second half of 2018.
This new acquisition further strengthens Eni’s position in Egypt, an area of historic and strategic importance for the Company.
Nour is operated by Eni through its subsidiary IEOC. In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni holds an 85 per cent stake in partnership with Tharwa Petroleum Company, which holds a 15 per cent stake.
Eni has been present in Egypt since 1954, where it operates through its subsidiary IEOC. The company is the country's leading producer with equity of approximately 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. – TradeArabia News Servicehttp://tradearabia.com/news/OGN_344210.html
Egypt was ranked the most popular destination for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) in the second quarter of this year, followed closely by India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the UAE, according to travel engine Wego.
India jumped two places to the second position in Q2 2018 - up from fourth place in Q2 2017 - boosted by the number of Gulf-based Indian expats who chose to travel to their home country for the holy month of Ramadan, Wego said in its latest Traveller Destination Leaderboard report.
Pakistan jumped two places to ninth from 11th last year for the same reason, the report said.
Egypt maintained its position as the most popular destination of Q2, "thanks to the continued patronage of both leisure and business travellers from the region."
Saudi Arabia dropped down one to place to the third position but remains a popular destination in Q2 among domestic and international visitors who travel for business, leisure and Umrah purposes.
Turkey also moved down one spot in Q2 2018 to the fourth position. "But the nation is looking especially affordable for GCC-based travellers this year, owing to continued currency weakness and tourism numbers reflecting strong demand," the report said.
Meanwhile, the UAE retained its spot as the fifth most popular destination; a position that it has been holding on to for the last four quarters. Dubai specifically improved its ranking by one position in 2018 with maximum visitors interest stemming from Saudi Arabia.
Indonesia and Jordan retained their sixth and seventh spots, while Philippine took the eight position, up 2 spots from Q2 2017. This may have been due to expats travelling home during Ramadan, as well as marketing efforts by the Philippine Department of Tourism and the opening up of new airline routes.
Lebanon was this quarter’s big gainer, moving up four places to take the 11th position. This rise may be due to a combination of GCC-based Lebanese expats travelling home for summer vacations and interest from affluent GCC tourists looking to escape the heat this year. - TradeArabia News Servicehttp://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_344378.html
Egypt's Swiss Inn Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to expand its presence in the country with the addition of three new hotels over the next year, said a report.
Citing the group’s chairperson Anton Good, Daily News Egypt reported that the first hotel is expected to be inaugurated in Sharm El-Sheikh within three or four months, while the two other hotels will be opened in Marsa Alam and south Hurghada in one year.
The group is currently managing 10 hotels in Egypt, it said.
Furthermore, the Swiss Inn Hotels also plans to open three new hotels outside of Egypt, with two expected to open in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and one set to open in Amman, Jordan.
Founded in 1994 by Anton Good, Swiss Inn Hotels & Resorts has evolved into a highly regarded niche hotel management company with over 10 hotels and resorts existing or under construction in the core markets of Egypt and the Middle East.http://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_344257.html
The big switch to more efficient lighting is paying off for Dubai.
Transport chiefs say they cut harmful carbon emissions by 5,430 tonnes and saved 12 gigawatt hours in energy last year.
It comes after a pilot project to switch to LED lights, amending street lighting hours and switching off lighting in some areas at certain times contingent on security.
LEDs are 90 per cent more efficient; cost 90 per cent less to maintain and can lead to an 80 per cent reduction in harmful CO2 emissions.
Now the city's transport authority has decided to change all of the older high-intensity discharge lamps to new LEDs.
“The resultant power savings are expected to reach 22 gigawatt-hours in 2018 – almost double of that achieved in 2017," said Maitha bin Adai, chief executive of the RTA’s traffic and roads division.
"It is equally important to promote the positive environmental practices as it leads to a substantial change in environmental, economic and social attitudes.”
A gigawatt hour is one million kilowatt hours of electricity. According to regulators in the UK, that is enough to power about one million homes for the same period.
Similar measures are being taken in Abu Dhabi.
Last October, the municipality said it was replacing 42,632 older, inefficient lighting fixtures across the island with LEDs.https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/dubai-s-new-super-bright-leds-are-illuminating-streets-and-powering-homes-1.764116
Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation reveals details of four packages which will be updated every six months
New speed limit signs in Abu Dhabi have revealed significant changes to how fast motorists can drive on one of the capital’s busiest roads.
The buffer zone that allowed motorists to travel 20 kilometre per hour faster than the posted speed without incurring fines was removed on Sunday. The change was made after conducting studies on causes for traffic accidents, engineering standards and traffic density, according to the government.
Abu Dhabi Municipality deployed 18 teams to change the 4,096 speed signs across the emirate. All signs had been changed by Monday morning, the municipality said.
Across most of the city, the signs now read the speed that motorists could previously drive when the 20kph buffer was included. Signs on the Corniche displaying 60kph have been replaced with 80kph signs. A 20kph increase has also been advertised on Khaleej Al Arabi Street, so the practical limit has not changed now that the buffer is gone.
But the speed limit on the road between Deerfields Mall and Sheikh Zayed Bridge, is now 140kph, which represents a 20kph increase on the previous legal limit, taking the 20kph buffer into account on the posted speed of 100kph.
The stretch had previously permitted a 140kph limit, but it was reduced to 100kph, plus the buffer, a year ago.https://www.thenational.ae/uae/new-speed-limit-signs-in-abu-dhabi-reveal-big-changes-1.759495
US-based flying taxi firm Vimana Global has conducted a prototype trial of its autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) in Dubai prior to its launch in the emirate, its CEO has said.
"We are at the starting point of the mutual collaboration including feasibility study with the local authorities in Dubai to undertake and deploy blockchain aerospace platform prior to its launch in 2020 here and in some other cities," said Evgeni Borisov, founder and CEO, Vimana Global in comments published by Logistics Middle East.
"We keep Dubai on top of the list because the emirate has broken the ice in smart urban mobility. The government here is taking the mobility to next stage from 2D mobility to 3D mobility," Borisov added.
In 2017, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority made history with the launch of an autonomous flying taxi in an aerial test.
The two-seater autonomous aerial vehicle was developed by German drone firm Volocopter and was capable of transporting people without human intervention or a pilot.
Borisov says his AAV will have logistics drone applications as well as use as a urban flying taxi.
“Cargo delivery is of course a major potential sector for this in Dubai, that’s why we are developing the cargo prototype for use in select destinations. It’s going to take some time, I see it being deployed in this role within the next five years,” he told Logistics Middle East.https://www.arabianbusiness.com/technology/403085-wkd-us-flying-taxi-firm-conducts-trial-in-dubai
Dubai has moved a step closer to approving the use of self-driving cars on its roads.
The Roads and Transport Authority department says it has endorsed standards of testing for electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles that will ensure the emirate is “pioneering” in the field.
The government body has revealed that autonomous vehicles will be a fixture on the city's roads in the "near future" - though it is still not known when the driverless fleet will be rolled out for public use.
“RTA has endorsed the testing standards of electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles in line with the best standards applied in leading countries in this regard worldwide,” said Abdullah Yousef Al Ali, chief executive of RTA’s Licensing Agency.
The RTA has held 66 workshops with vehicle manufacturers, approved testing centres in Dubai and consultancy companies in the UAE to review and discuss the new standards.
“For self-driving vehicles, the technical testing standards and related technologies will ensure the primacy and pioneering role of Dubai in this class of vehicles,” said Mr Al Ali.https://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/self-driving-cars-to-hit-dubai-s-roads-in-near-future-says-rta-1.759501
Dubai/Abu Dhabi: At least 20 new schools are opening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this new academic year starting on Sunday, September 2.
The new schools will create tens of thousands of new seats.
Dubai is taking the lead, with 13 new private schools opening. One of them — an Indian school — already opened in April, when Indian schools begin their fresh academic year.
25,517 seats to be created this academic year by 13 new schools in Dubai
In Abu Dhabi, a total of seven new private and public schools are opening, with a total capacity of 9,000 students.
In Dubai, there will be 25,517 new seats created — a 7.7 per cent increase in total capacity, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
In the previous academic year, there were 194 private schools in Dubai (11 of them new), teaching 281,432 pupils (a 2.9 per cent growth in enrolment), KHDA figures show. The Capacity Utilisation Rate, the percentage of occupied seats, was 85 per cent.
‘Not a saturated market’
Out of the 13 new Dubai schools, almost half (6) are UK curriculum schools — one of them is a dual UK/IB curriculum school. The rest are IB (three), US (three) and CBSE (one).
Despite new schools opening each year, there is still room left for more schools, said Rhona Greenhill, co-founder of IPSEF (International and Private Schools Education Forum). “The market is not saturated; although it is controlled by parents at the moment, as there is a healthy supply of choices,” Greenhill said.
IPSEF will host ISC Research for a presentation on the latest data on international schools in the Middle East, at the IPSEF Dubai forum on September 21 at KHDA.
Greenhill said “the biggest benefit” to parents and students of the new school launches is that “they have plenty of choices and the tougher competition should push schools to offer the best possible education for them, to stand out among the crowd”.
For schools, “the increasing competitive landscape will hopefully push them to focus on differentiating themselves in terms of quality, and this will include better teacher recruitment drives, as obviously the better teachers a school has, the better the quality of education is”.
However, Greehill does not believe it will lead to a trend of schools reducing fees. Some schools had announced a freeze or reduction on fees for the new academic year. “Some schools may resort to gaining a competitive advantage via reduction of fees, but this wont be very much and will not be the route taken by the more established schools.”
Most of the demand for international schools in the Middle East is currently focused on the mid-price schools that are “affordable to the majority of professional expatriates and more affluent local families”, said Richard Gaskell, schools director at ISC Research.
Out of the 13 new Dubai schools, GEMS Founders School — Al Mizhar has the lowest fee range, at Dh23,000 to Dh35,000 per year. The school will offer the National Curriculum for England to students from Foundation Stage to Year 8; it will add grades over the years.
Nigel Cropley, principal of GEMS Founders School — Al Mizhar, said: “I am excited about promoting our positive growth mindset, encouraging our community of learners to make today their best day ever. The teachers we have employed are a wonderful team and we are all looking forward to meeting our new students and parents.”
Meanwhile, the most expensive school among the 13 new ones is Dwight School Dubai, with a fee range of Dh66,000 to Dh103,000. The IB curriculum school is located in Al Barsha South.
Janecke Aarnaes, head of school at Dwight School Dubai, had earlier said: “At Dwight School Dubai, we will create a unique and personalised environment where students can pursue their passions and live their dreams. We will ready our students for a future where they can thrive, no matter where in the world they choose to go.”
New Dubai schools:
Al Mawakeb School Al Khawaneej (US) Bright Riders (CBSE) Brighton College Dubai (UK) Dubai International Academy Al Barsha (IB) Dunecrest American School (US) Dwight School Dubai (IB) Fairgreen International School (IB) GEMS Founders School Mizhar (UK) Ignite School (US) Riverston School Dubai (UK) Southview School (UK) The Aquila School (UK with BTEC, IB) The Arbor School (UK)https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/education/at-least-20-new-schools-opening-in-dubai-abu-dhabi-1.2272008
Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has launched Emirates Pets, a new and improved air transportation product developed by a team of experts to offer a convenient and comfortable air transportation experience for domestic pets.
The product builds on Emirates SkyCargo’s existing capabilities to transport pet animals on its flights and offers new features such as door-to-door transportation as well as booking return flights for pets.
With Emirates Pets, the entry-level solution, Emirates SkyCargo will offer airport-to-airport transportation for pets across the carrier’s network of over 160 destinations. The owner of the pet will be responsible for completing all the required paperwork and clearances needed for the transport of the pet from one country to another.
In addition, Emirates SkyCargo has also entered into a partnership with Snoopy Pets, a leading pet relocation service provider based out of Dubai, to offer a new premium door-to-door transportation service, Emirates Pets Plus, across 16 markets. Under its premium service, the complete logistics of transporting the pet, including filing all the required documentation, taking the pet for any required veterinary checks and transporting the pet to and from the airport, will be managed by Snoopy Pets on behalf of the customer and Emirates SkyCargo.
The markets where this service is available are the UAE, Bahrain, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK.
With Emirates Pets and Emirates Pets Plus, owners wishing to take their pets with them on extended holidays also have the option of booking a return flight for their pets with Emirates SkyCargo.
In the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 11,000 domestic pets, mostly dogs and cats on its flights. Close to 60 per cent of the animals flown have either started or ended their journey in the UAE. Nearly 3,000 pets have travelled to the UK over the same time period with the air cargo carrier.
Emirates Pets has been designed keeping in mind the safety and comfort of the pet and offers special features including tracking and tracing of the shipment, late cut-off time for pet acceptance at origin, dedicated animal care areas at Emirates SkyCargo’s hubs in Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), temperature protected transportation on the ramp, special handling facilities worldwide, as well as availability of veterinary care on a 24/7 basis.
Emirates Pets’ robust animal welfare oriented processes have been developed in compliance with the conditions outlined in the Iata Live Animal Regulations (LAR) to ensure that pets are well cared for throughout their journey. - TradeArabia News Servicehttp://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_344245.html
RIYADH — The Nation-Free of Violators campaign announced on Saturday that it has netted as many as 1,625,018 expatriate violators of the systems of residency, work and border security.
The campaign, in which 19 ministries and government departments are participating, was launched on Nov. 15.
It said 1,238,046 expatriates have violated the system of residency, 263,205 the work laws and 123,767 the system of border security.
The campaign said 27,208 were apprehended while attempting to infiltrate into the Kingdom from its southern borders of whom 54 percent were Yemenis, 43 percent Ethiopians and three percent people of various nationalities.
It said 1,228 people were caught while trying to exit the Kingdom illegally.
According to the campaign, 2,457 people, including 620 Saudis, were accused of providing transport to a number of illegal expatriates.
The campaign said as many as 12,465 violating expatriates are currently being kept in detention centers waiting to complete their procedures.
It said 272,244 were immediately punished, 412,381 deported to their respective homes and 227,194 referred to their concerned embassies and consulates to issue them with travel documents.http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/541881/SAUDI-ARABIA/More-than-16-million-violating-expatriates-netted-in-nine-months
IKEA Bahrain store, which is getting ready to open soon in Salmabad, will have products to match the needs of the local market, says a senior official.
“As people move through our ‘Inspiration rooms’ they will be able to touch and feel products that were created keeping them in mind. We’ve truly focused on creating a better everyday life for the many people that will be part of the IKEA family,” says store manager Fatima Gustafson in an exclusive interview with TradeArabia.
IKEA Bahrain, the global chain’s first store in the kingdom, is set up on an area of 37,000 sq m making it the largest IKEA in the region. “We are happy to report that we have completed our fit-outs and will be having our family day shortly,” she says.
Overall, IKEA Bahrain will boast a 6,200-sq-m showroom, a 6,000-sq-m market hall for accessories, a 5,000 sq-m self-serve area and a 4,000-sq-m full-serve area. The bistro and Swedish food market will take up about 500 sq m of the total area.
The prominent free-of-charge play facility called ‘Smaland’ will come up on a 220-sq-m area, while the indoor 1,000 parking spaces will be spread over two levels. In addition, there will be 200 outdoor spaces.
The giant complex will also house a 650-seat restaurant, the biggest in the kingdom. “Also at our restaurant, we will cater to local tastes and sensibilities by introducing halal beef meatballs and other options like chicken and vegetarian meatballs,” adds Gustafson.
Excerpts from the interview:
What is the USP for the store? How different will it be from your other stores in the region or globally? In simple words, our USP is sustainability at low prices. We want as many people as possible to afford our products. Moving closer to the East simple implementation is impossible, instead, we have to adapt. Keeping in line with the brand’s sustainability mission, the design of the Bahrain store features transparent roof hatches, minimised glazed areas, skylights and solvent-free paints. In addition, condensate recovery technologies will optimise water flow in lavatories to save 50 per cent of water consumed and an intelligent lighting control system will automatically control lighting levels to suit the outdoor environment.
On the products side, what are the major areas you will focus? Will there be any products tailored to Arab tradition and tastes? As a part of our global strategy, we visit thousands of homes every year. Witnessing how people live; talking to them helps us understand aspirations, tastes and preferences, and also the shift taking place in the market. Armed with this knowledge, we’ve tweaked our products to match the needs of the market. For instance, we discovered that storage is a major necessity in Bahrain. We’ve tried to cater to this by introducing versatile storage solutions and people will discover this as they move through our “inspiration rooms”. Here customers will be able to touch and feel products that were created keeping them in mind.
How many jobs is the store expected to create initially and in the next few years? Recruitment at IKEA Bahrain began in September last year. At IKEA we believe in a value-based recruitment policy that is based strongly on providing equal opportunities to all. We're a diverse group of down-to-earth, straightforward people with a passion for home. By the time the store opens, we would have recruited 320 co-workers. Around 60 per cent of the current hires are Bahrainis and of these some are at managerial and group leader levels.
Do you plan to source products in-country or from the region for the store? Where will the majority of the items come from? In addition to localised products, we have a range close to 8,000 articles. Each article has been created keeping in mind the form, function, sustainability, quality and low price. In order to do so, most of the work is carried out in our hometown of Älmhult in Sweden, in close collaboration with our suppliers. We share each other’s expertise, which strengthens our common knowledge about design, materials development, sustainability and distribution. This allows us to produce better products at lower prices. However, at the same time, we are excited to collaborate with local suppliers to meet the halal requirements of our customers. This initiative is also in line with IKEA’s sustainability efforts aimed at making ‘a positive impact on people and the planet’ and to also promote the kingdom’s economy.
How do you plan to cater to the diverse clientele cutting across nationalities and different strata of society? Ingvar Kamprad, our founder started IKEA in the late 1940s and he applied the lessons he learned in Småland to the home furnishings market. Ingvar’s innovative idea was to offer well-functioning home furnishing products of good design at lower prices by using simple cost-cutting solutions that did not affect the quality of the products. Ingvar used every opportunity to reduce costs, and he scraped and saved in every way possible - except on ideas and quality. This is how the IKEA Concept began.
It is reported that the complex will also have a 650-seat restaurant. What will be the menu like? Will you cater to Arabic taste? Will there be something for the growing vegetarian clients? To cater to local tastes and sensibilities the menu will not only include Swedish dishes, but also local favourites such as shawarma. There will also be healthy, organic and vegetarian options to appeal to our diverse customers.
There are already 11 IKEA stores in the Middle East. How important is the regional market for you? What are your plans for further expansion in the region? We’re driven to create homes to love. For us, good design is the right combination of form, function, quality, sustainability and low price. Simply put, IKEA home furnishing is beautiful, functional and affordable. Our stores carry a product range that creates solutions that are both relevant and affordable to consumers in their local market. These solutions contribute to how people live. And more importantly, to how they want to live. As of July 2018, IKEA has over 418 stores in 49 markets. As is the case in Saudi Arabia, the store in Bahrain will be operated by Ghassan Ahmed Al Sulaiman Furniture Trading Company Limited. Under the Group, IKEA has opened several stores in Saudi Arabia and will even test various formats. We are, of course, excited to open our first store in Bahrain. It will be the largest in the region and we expect that this store will contribute and cater to the current need in the market. - TradeArabia News Servicehttp://tradearabia.com/news/CONS_344440.html
Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has introduced a number of new regulations designed to help protect the rights of expat workers in the sultanate, according to local media.
According to the Times of Oman, the regulations include the protection of expats who receive no-objection certificates from being reported as absconders by their employers, and a rule that companies that file more than five complaints in a month will be investigated by authorities.
The ministerial decision also notes that workers “shall have the right to object to the [absconding] report “within 60 days from the date of the adoption of the notice, by submitting a written request to the competent department, together with evidence supporting the denial of the complaint.”
“If the competent department proves that the report is false, the report will be revoked,” it adds. “The ministry may, at the request of another employer, and the consent of the worker, transfer his/her services without recourse to the original employer.”
If the report is found to be correct and the objection unjustified, the ministerial decision notes that the worker will be fined between OMR 400 ($1,039) and OMR 800 ($2,079).
The regulation also states that to file a complaint, an employer must provide a bank statement indicating that the worker has received their salary up to three months before they went missing.
The law also details the conditions in which an employer is exempt from providing these documents, such as in cases in which the employee is a domestic worker, in which the employer only needs to provide a written statement that the worker received their salary.
As per the regulations, business owners are also required to report absconders through the Ministry of Manpower’s website, as well as pay an amount equivalent to the price of a return ticket. Employers who fail to follow the proper procedure must pay a fine not exceeding OMR 500 ($1,299).https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/402734-oman-introduces-new-rules-to-protect-expat-workers
Kuwaiti officials have started work on the 111-km railway project that will connect the country to the rest of the GCC, reported Al Anba newspaper citing senior sources.
Phase One of the project will see a new line being built to Nuwaiseb on the Saudi border and a 153-km-long line linking Kuwait City with Boubyan port at an estimated cost of $3 billion, they stated.
Kuwait is working to complete the project on the specified date under the GCC's general secretariat plan, said the report.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Qatar will operate the new Gulf States Railway in 2021, while Kuwait, Bahrain, and Oman will take over in 2023, it added.http://tradearabia.com/news/CONS_344373.html/
Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with the Al Majed Group to operate Dusit Doha Hotel.
According to Central Bank data, average remittances in Kuwait exceed KD 4 billion annually – up to $15 billion. Clearly, the figures show that in the past two years, remittances in Kuwait have been very volatile. According to the National Bank of Kuwait’s research unit, the decline in remittances reached its lowest level since 2012 due to the increase in the cost of living and reduced subsidies, as well as high fees of some services and goods. The national employment policy (Kuwaitization) also has a role in reducing demand for expatriate labor.
Set to open in Q4 2018 this will be the group’s first Dusit-branded property in Qatar.
Situated in the West Bay area of the capital city, the five-star property is within walking distance to the Doha City Centre, Gate Mall and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The hotel is located in close proximity to popular tourist spots such as the Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village and The Pearl, and only a 25-minute drive from the Hamad International Airport.
Ideal for both extended and transient stays, the 357-key hotel, will comprise 261 guest rooms and suites, along with 96 hotel apartments. Each guest room will be minimum 41 sq m, one of the largest of its kind in the West Bay area.
With a choice of Club, Suites, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe, the rooms come with modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. While the hotel apartments, provide a range of one, two and three-bedroom configurations, complemented by the hotel facilities, offering complete service for longer-stay guests. Its situation in West Bay, means it sits in Doha’s most prestigious neighbourhood, and presents amazing views across the bay, and out in to the Arabian Gulf.
“Qatar is set to host two of the world’s largest sporting events: the Fifa World Cup 2022 – in which the country is expecting to host more than one million international visitors for the World Cup itself and the World Athletic Championship in 2019 which serves as a right time for us to open Dusit Doha Hotel to welcome the organisers, sponsors, and consultants who will be making Doha their home for the next few years. Dusit – being the first 5 star hotel in Qatar with Thai culture and heritage, would enable the vast Thai experience to the valuable customers,” said Ahmed Mahdi Al Majed, Al Majed Group.
“We have an excellent long-term relationship with Dusit International and firmly believe in their product quality and high standards of service. We look forward to yet another successful collaboration with them,” he added.
“It’s an exciting time for Qatar and we’re delighted to announce the Dusit Doha Hotel, our second property with the Al Majed Group. The hotel will be designed keeping in mind the latest developments in the vibrant city, to resonate with both business and leisure travellers alike,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International.
With 27 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach over 50 within the next three to four years across key markets worldwide. – TradeArabia News Servicehttp://tradearabia.com/news/TTN_344321.html/