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Saudi Arabia May Open Alcohol Store for Non-Muslim Diplomats: Reuters

Even one drop of legal alcohol in Saudi would be a huge change, and likely one all luxury hotels would want to be part of.

Saudi Arabia May Open Alcohol Store for Non-Muslim Diplomats: Reuters

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Saudi Arabia Government Launches a “Farming Tourism” Business

Saudi Arabia is truly leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit to become a tourism superpower. The kingdom's latest move is to create the "Dan Company", an organization under the sovereign wealth fund designed to promote and develop agritourism and eco-tourism. Dan’s first project will be located in the Al Ahsa region and will cover…

Tourism

Qiddiya Project Relaunched By Saudi Crown Prince Without Opening Date

Saudi's super sports city is back. It's called Qiddiya, a land 600,000 will call home and be able to easily walk between their hospital, school, water park and race track.

Qiddiya Project Relaunched By Saudi Crown Prince Without Opening Date

Hotels

Four Seasons Joining Ras Al Khaimah Gamble With Own Resort

After the Wynn casino was announced, luxury operators have been rushing to the once-quiet Ras Al Khaimah. Four Seasons could be next, betting on a "gaming state" to ensure its success.

Four Seasons Joining Ras Al Khaimah Gamble With Own Resort

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Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Founded two years ago, Envi Lodges is expecting to open its first property next year and already has hopes to spread all over the globe — if it finds the money.

Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Hotels

Saudi Arabia’s Next Project? What Neom’s New Trademark Filings Say

We don't know how the trademarks will be used. But we're intrigued by names like Xaynor, Zardun and Aquellum.

Saudi Arabia’s Next Project? What Neom’s New Trademark Filings Say

Hotels

IHG in Talks To Run More Hotels for Dubai’s ‘Heart of Europe’

IHG will franchise a hotel at The Heart Of Europe, with potential for two more hotels at one of Dubai's best-known on-again-off-again tourism projects.

IHG in Talks To Run More Hotels for Dubai’s ‘Heart of Europe’

Tourism

Saudi City Neom Spreads Its Cash With Investment Fund: Middle East Report

Saudi Arabia has created another investment fund, this time under the banner of its mega-city Neom. The Neom Investment Fund will spread its vast amount of cash around the world, investing in businesses it sees as futuristic or industry-changing.

Saudi City Neom Spreads Its Cash With Investment Fund: Middle East Report

Tourism

Not Just Dubai – UAE Focuses on All 7 Emirates for Tourism

The success of Dubai should be the success of the whole UAE, decides the country's economy minister.

Not Just Dubai – UAE Focuses on All 7 Emirates for Tourism

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Qatar Tourism Names New Chairman, Replaces Al Baker

The Qatari government has appointed a new chairman for its tourism arm: Saad Ali Al Kharji. Al Kharji is now chairman of Qatar Tourism, succeeding Akbar Al Baker, who yesterday announced his departure from Qatar Airways after 27 years. Al Kharji's appointment was confirmed in a decree by Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al…