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Although market conditions in Abu Dhabi remain relatively unchanged this quarter, the second quarter witnessed a major announcement by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, crown prince, Abu Dhabi, introducing an economic stimulus package for Abu Dhabi to drive economic growth, outlines JLL's latest report.

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of global developer Emaar Properties, is expected to create more than 5,300 jobs in the hospitality sector in the next five years across the UAE including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, reported strong results for the first half (H1) of this year, with 125 successful bids to host business events, reflecting a 29 percent increase on the same period in 2017.

Danielle Curtis has been named regional director of the Middle East for Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai.

Three hotels in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City are to be rebranded by Hilton.

With a year-to-date average occupancy of 81 percent, Dubai’s First Central Hotel Suites has enjoyed a robust first half (H1) of this year.

DAMAC Properties announced the handover of its DAMAC Heights tower which is also home to DAMAC Residenze with interiors by Fendi Casa.

Centara Hotels & Resorts, a leading Thai hotel group, and UAE-based master developer, Nakheel, recently cemented a joint venture with a construction contract worth USD2.63 billion to build a 601-room beachfront resort at Dubai’s Deira Islands.

On AIDAprima cruises in the Orient, guests can discover the fascinating world of motorsports by taking the popular Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World excursions.

Atlantis, The Palm announced a yearly increase in Chinese guests with more than 24,000 room nights from China since the beginning of this year.