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According to the Q3 2021 Middle East Construction Pipeline Trend Report from Lodging Econometrics (LE), at the end of the third quarter (Q3), the hotel construction pipeline in the region stands at 545 projects/168,042 rooms. While the number of total pipeline projects has increased over the previous quarter, project counts are down six percent and room counts are down 19 percent year-over-year (YOY).

Marriott International  recently  signed an agreement with wasl Hospitality & Leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to bring the W Hotels Worldwide brand to Dubai’s sought-after Jumeirah Beach coastline.

Effective 2 December, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will transfer all Russian operations to the new state-of-the-art International Terminal C at Moscow Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin International Airport (SVO). 

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has unveiled smart systems and platforms aimed at enhancing its administrative and operational procedures.

Emirates, the Premier Partner and Official Airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, recently welcomed UAE Team Emirates to its Pavilion. 

 flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, recently announced the start of flights to Sohar in Oman becoming the first airline to operate this route from Dubai.

Amna Al Habtoor, founder, Arcadia, and the Noor Dubai Foundation, have announced a collaboration to support the treatment of UAE residents in recognition of World Sight Day, which took place October 14.

Sabre Corporation, a leading software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, and Emirates, one of the world’s largest international airlines, have signed a new multi-year, worldwide distribution agreement.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, one of Thailand’s leading hotel operator, expands its global collection of world-class resorts with the opening of Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai.

IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) and SRG Holding have recently opened the third Staybridge Suites hotel in the UAE in the heart of Dubai, on the picturesque Sheikh Zayed Road in the middle of all the city action.