Cairo Festival Centre is one of the new retail developments in the pipeline. Major retail complexes in countries including the UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Lebanon are among new shopping malls set to open in the Middle East over the next three years. From the new Fujairah City Centre mall in the UAE to Muscat’s Grand Mall in Oman, each promises to offer the region’s consumers … Continue reading What will be the 10 new malls coming to the Middle East? Here they are!
Ten leading hoteliers present the top 10 industry trends expected to dominate the Middle East hotel sector in 2012 1. M-commerce “Rapid advancements in travel technology are on the cards, especially mobile bookings which has opened a whole new world. According to industry sources 18% of mobile users are expected to make bookings using their smart devices.”Michel Noblet, President & CEO, HMH – Hospitality Management … Continue reading 2012 top trends to dominate Middle East hotel sector
Back from Dubai – but planning to go back soon since many are the projects and the events linked to sustainability and retail in the whole Middle East Area – we are already very busy organizing our participation at the upcoming HOST exhibition taking place in Milan from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25 With its 1445 exhibitors, 40 countries involved, 125.000 trade visitors and visitors from … Continue reading Come and visit us at HOST – Milan!
Among the exhibitions and trade shows we attended to during these first months of 2011, Beirut’s HORECA 2011 was the most surprising. Despite the turmoil hitting the region, HORECA 2011 welcomed its many visitors – almost 6,000 a day – with a great number of exhibitors and many interesting meetings. But what is more important for the whole Ho.Re.Ca regional business, was the signing of an agreement that will … Continue reading An agreement to boost Lebanon HoReCa business
Enoc Retail Systems Holding, the retail division of Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc), plans to franchise its Zoom convenience-stores and Pronto, a fresh food and gourmet coffee concept. Zoom, which operates six stores at Dubai Metro stations, is looking to expand to 28 stores in total, Enoc stated recently. The convenience store brand, which is currently also present in eight stores within the Enoc/EPPCO network, … Continue reading Enoc Retail plans expansion to Middle East
With my company DESITA I have always payed great attention to what is happening in the Middle East countries, whose retail and hospitality business are becoming very interesting because of their many nuances and the possibility they offer. Accordingly to what recently published by the HotelierMiddleEast website, the 2011 hospitality scenario in Middle East is going to experience three different trends: back to the origins and to healthy food, casual F&B concepts and the raise of social media … Continue reading The 2011 trends in the Middle East Hospitality Business