Category: United Arab Emirates

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

New luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Three new luxury hotels are to be built in Abu Dhabi on the Gulf within the next two years. The  Al-Gurm Resort, scheduled to open in 2007,  will be created on an offshore island and  will have 161 suites and 59 luxury apartments, along with three restaurants, a lounge bar and several swimming pools. Secondly, […]

Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts  and IFA Hotels & Resorts have agreed to  bring a 5-star branded hotel residence  to Dubai, U.A.E. It  will be the  first independent hotel investment project in the Middle East. The Mövenpick Hotel & Residence Laguna Tower Dubai is  expected to open in 2008 and will offer a total of 120 […]

Giorgio Armani hotels in Dubai

Giorgio Armani hotels in Dubai

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani has agreed to build as many as 30 luxury hotels with Dubai’s Emaar Properties, rather than the ten originally planned. The increase is said to be due to unexpected demand from investors. The Burj Dubai Tower, expected to be completed by 2008, will be the first hotel under the agreement, […]

Boost for Dubai Cruise Terminal

Boost for Dubai Cruise Terminal

Costa Crociere SpA, the leading cruise operator in Europe, will be offering cruises with departures from Dubai Cruise Terminal  starting from December 2006. The move by the  Italian group which operates the brands AIDA Cruises and Costa Crociere followed a series of official meetings in Dubai. The new cruises will be offered through the 2006/2007 […]

New underwater hotel

New underwater hotel

The construction of  a $500 million underwater hotel in Dubai will start in the first quarter of this year. According to Uwe Hohmann of the Crescent Hydropolis Group, the financing of the development is almost finalised. Hotel prices are rumoured to reach some $3,000 per night but  have not yet been announced by the group. […]

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

The Leading Hotels of the World winter sun offers

There’s no need to shiver in chilly climates!   More than 40 members of The Leading Hotels of the World across Africa, Europe and the Middle East are offering heart-warming rates through the Leading Winter Sun program. For instance, Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, Dubai has rates as low as AED 987 per room, […]

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and the Al Jaber Establishment today officially announced that their iconic joint venture project, Between the Bridges (BTB) – a complex comprising a five Star hotel, luxury villas, executive apartments and a full service retail and spa facility – is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi. The first phase […]

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Leading international luxury hotels Arabella Sheraton, Sun International, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Solimer Golf Resort & Spa, Le Passage To India, Leading Hotels of the World, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, and Raffles have already committed their participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, four months before the region’s premier travel […]

Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa expand

Angsana Resorts & Spa is spreading its wings to the Middle East and Asia. In the years to come, you can look forward to experiencing our unique blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality in the following destinations: Angsana Spa Montgomerie Golf Club, Dubai (2006) Angsana City Club & Spa Crescat City, Sri Lanka (2006) […]

Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Al Raha Beach Hotel – developed by the Abu Dhabi based Aldar Properties – in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on the Dubai highway will not only be a landmark for the capital of UAE but also Dubai, the real estate hub of UAE. The hotel was opened last month with 110 rooms and 24 […]

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace

It is difficult to give an apt description to  Dubai’s Emirates Palace which opened last year. String together a host of superlative adjectives, and somehow you still feel that you have fallen short of the mark. Its majesty and beauty is unrivalled. A palace for all seasons, it is certain to endure the sands of […]