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Rove Hotels, a joint venture 50 percent owned by Meraas and 50 percent owned by Emaar, announced the launch of its latest property Rove City Walk.

The world of luxury special events and weddings is witnessing a dramatic shift in demand and preferences globally.

With the emerging markets, clients are exploring the world for their milestone celebrations. The key trends that continues to influence luxury clients is the focus on the experiential and personalisation.

Experts in the luxury special events industry from more than 40 countries gathered in Lake Como, Italy from October 29 – 31, for the Planners Xtraordinaire Show to highlight the latest trends in the world of luxury special events.

Brought to you by the makers of the Destination Wedding Planners Congress which is recognised as the world’s strongest business platform for destination wedding planners, the 2nd Annual Planners Xtraordinaire Show provided an unparalleled opportunity to do business in the lap of luxury.

An exclusive closed-door by-invitation only business platform that took place at the Sheraton Lake Como Hotel, the Planners Xtraordinaire Show was a celebration of luxury special events that brought together the leading connoisseurs along with some of the top suppliers of the luxury special events industry.

With the focus of the event being on a niche market, the speakers at the conference touched upon topics relevant to planners and suppliers catering to the elite. Wellness & authenticity, digitisation, personalisation, and spending patterns of luxury clients were some of the subjects that were a part of the comprehensive conference agenda.

Based on the views of the attendees, it was concluded that Russia, China and UAE are the major markets that are showing a significant growth in the luxury sector.

Due to the exclusive format that included conferences, 1-1 business meetings and ample networking opportunities, the Planners Xtraordinaire Show was successful in giving an insight into the luxury special events sector. Moving from luxury events, QNA International, the organisers of the PX Show are now gearing up to bring leaders from the destination wedding industry to share their experiences and source global suppliers at the upcoming 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress.

Dubai won the bid to host the 6th Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress. With the destination partner Dubai Tourism and hotel partner Atlantis, The Palm the DWP Congress will bring together the top wedding connoisseurs and service providers from over 70 countries in March 2019.

Marriott International announced the expansion of its groundbreaking Culture Day programme aimed at fostering multicultural understanding to ensure welcoming environments at its hotels and increase guest satisfaction.

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), one of the leading travel and tourism event for inbound and outbound tourism professionals in the Middle East, has renewed its host hotel partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group.

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has boosted its travel portfolio, having signed a collaboration agreement to launch CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa 2019 – a new route development forum.

The number of Indian visitors travelling to the GCC over the coming five years will create an extra 10.8 million room nights, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01, 2019.

The inaugural Daman DXB SwimFest 2018, presented by Jumeirah Beach Hotel & Wild Wadi, was hugely successful as over 1,000 swimmers, friends and families descended on to the beautiful Jumeirah Beach Hotel waterfront to take part in the Swim the Burj Al Arab challenge, Junior Splash Dash and Relay races.

Dubai Miracle Garden, one of the world’s largest natural flower garden returned for the seventh season this November 01 with a host of new floral masterpieces, including a reimagined Disney Avenue, Floral Castle, Floating Beds and much more.

flydubai has inaugurated its new daily service to Helsinki becoming the first carrier for in the UAE to offer direct flights from Dubai. The inaugural flight departed from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) and landed at Helsinki Airport just before midnight.


The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 125 percent from 933,000 in 2018 to 2,1 million in 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 April –May 01, 2019.