Monday, January 22, 2018
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Eye of Riyadh

Radisson Blu opens fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 22 January, 2018 1:45 pm
Radisson Blu, the iconic hotel brand driven by innovation and design, is proud to announce the opening of its fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The 150-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche has a prime location close to the popular North Corniche, which overlooks the Red Sea and is within the ...
Dubai Just Got #WarmerwithWokyo
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 22 January, 2018 1:10 pm
It just got #warmerwithwokyo as the popular noodle bar in JLT launches a new menu on 25 January.   Featuring authentic and delicious Sapporo Miso Ramen and Sapporo Shoyu Ramen, Wokyo’s new menu combines wholesome and hearty bowls of goodness with warm, friendly service and a look...
Ksa Welcomes Its 4th Raising Canes in Khobar
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 22 January, 2018 12:44 pm
Raising Cane’s, the popular Louisiana-based restaurant known for its quality chicken finger meals, has opened its fourth restaurant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the city of Khobar. The newest Raising Cane’s is conveniently located on Al Rakah Street next to Tamimi...
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 22 January, 2018 2:16 am
Five-star summit: It's a combination seen nowhere else in the European airport universe. Back in 2015, Munich Airport became the first European hub to be granted the prestigious status of "Five-Star Airport" by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Now Lufthansa has followed as...
Morocco’s Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort drives international tourism growth
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 3:00 pm
Destinations around the world welcomed 1.1 billion international tourists between January and October 2017, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This represents a seven per cent increase on the same period of last year, or 70 million more international arrivals. Strong demand for...
BinGhatti Hospitality Expands into F&B Sector with Investments of AED 500 Million
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 1:58 pm
BinGhatti Hospitality, the investment arm of BinGhatti Holding Group, plans to expand its global hospitality management services across the GCC and the Middle East by penetrating F&B sector, hotel development and management.   During 2017, BinGhatti succeeded in establishing three...
Panda Express continues its Saudi expansion and opens its 2nd restaurant in Riyadh
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 1:46 pm
Panda Express, America’s favorite Chinese restaurant, has opened its second outlet in the city of Riyadh. The restaurant, operated by Gourmet Gulf, one of the leading food and Beverage Company in the Middle East, is located at Al ghadeer square, on Riyadh’s Northern Ring...
Cairo Sound Music Festival Brings Mohamed Hamiki, Abu & Aida El-Aiouby to the UAE
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 1:44 pm
One of the most anticipated music festivals of the UAE, the Cairo Sound Music Festival organized by HI Wave is back to entertain the capital’s residents on 26 January with a stellar line-up boasting some of the biggest popstars of Egypt’s music scene.   The one-day...
Emirates Palace appoints Martin Cramer as its new General Manager
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 2:57 am
Emirates Palace is pleased to announce that Martin Cramer has been appointed as the hotel’s new General Manager on 16 January 2018.With a distinguished career in hospitality spanning over 30 years, Cramer brings a wealth of experience to Abu Dhabi’s iconic...
Hotels in Makkah report high occupancy
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 21 January, 2018 2:36 am
There has been a sharp increase in hotel occupancy in Makkah in the first phase of the Umrah season, which coincided with the mid-year school break. A tour of the holy city by Okaz/Saudi Gazette revealed that 85 to 95 percent of rooms in most hotels in the central region of the city and...