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News: Artiaga to head to Vida Downtown, Dubai

Emaar Hospitality Group has appointed Eliza Artiaga as general manager of Vida Downtown, the upscale lifestyle hotel in Downtown Dubai under Vida Hotels & Resorts. With 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Artiaga is responsible for implementing creative strategies that align with Vida Downtown’s brand image, and ensuring the guests continue to receive unrivalled service. She will also drive the business strategy for the hotel and manage the overall operations. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Vida Downtown is a flagship property under our Vida Hotels…

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News: Me Dubai set to debut in late 2018

Me by Meliá has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of Me Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by late architect, Zaha Hadid, Me Dubai is set to become a legacy hotel. It is the only hotel project where she personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors, showcasing her vision of ‘interconnectedness’. Hadid passed away in 2016. Me Dubai will take residence in the breath-taking, 95 metre-high, Opus building, which is the newest architectural icon in the Dubai skyline.  Situated in the heart…

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News: AccorHotels to debut Raffles brand on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with leading Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement, recognised by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, chairman of AccorHotels, at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes will lead to the opening of Palm360, a spectacular two tower development on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360. Set to open in 2021, Palm360 360 will be the…

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Watch Anthony Joshua train on the rooftop of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai

The WBA and IBF heavyweight champion was put through his paces Thursday, November 23, 2017 Anthony Joshua’s trips to Dubai are a bit different to your typical celebrity. The rich and famous visit to relax, get some sun and swim in the sea. But the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion preferred to work up a sweat in a makeshift ring atop the Burj Al Arab on Wednesday. Joshua was put through his paces and looked in peak physical condition as he went through a series of drills on top of…

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Fleetwood pips Rose to Race to Dubai title as Rahm wins Tour Championship

Media playback is not supported on this device Tour Championship leaderboard -19 J Rahm (Spa); -18 K Aphibarnrat (Tha), S Lowry (Ire); -17 S Garcia (Spa), J Rose (Eng), D Burmester (SA), D Frittelli (SA); -16 T Hatton (Eng), J Suri (US) Selected others:-15 P Reed (US); -14 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -12 R Fisher (Eng), M Kaymer (Ger); -11 T Fleetwood (Eng) Full leaderboard Tommy Fleetwood beat fellow Englishman Justin Rose to the Race to Dubai title as Spain’s Jon Rahm won the season finale Tour Championship. Rose needed an…

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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: flydubai places $27 billion order with Boeing for 225 737 MAX planes

Boeing and flydubai have signed a landmark agreement today for 225 737 MAX airplanes with a list price value of $ 27 billion. The deal represents the largest-ever single-aisle jet order – by number of airplanes and total value – from a Middle East carrier. Signed at the 2017 Dubai Airshow in flydubai’s hometown, the agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes, and purchase rights for 50 additional MAXs. When finalised, the purchase promises to sustain tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs in Boeing’s US factories and…

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News: Dubai Airshow 2017: Indigo signs $49.5bn deal with Airbus in largest ever order

Indigo Partners’ has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of 430 A320neo Family aircraft from Airbus. The deal is Airbus’ largest ever single plane order. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico), and Wizz Air (Hungary) upon the completion of final purchase agreements. The 430-aircraft commitment, comprised of 273 A320neos and 157 A321neos worth $ 49.5 billion at list prices, was announced at the Dubai Airshow by Bill Franke, managing partner of Indigo Partners, and John Leahy, Airbus…

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