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DIFC grand mosque set to open next year

June 13, 2018

A state-of-art grand mosque with a gross floor area of 14 500 sq ft is taking shape within Gate Avenue the new premium urban retail leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International... View more

Dusit Hotels to launch mid-year room sale next week

June 7, 2018

Dusit Hotels & Resorts seven-day mid-year sale will go live next week offering 50 per cent off the Bed & Breakfast Plus package at participating hotels and resorts in Egypt Kenya Maldives Philippines ... View more

Oman to launch debut REIT fund next month

March 28, 2018

Expatriates in Oman will now be able to invest in large portfolios such as shopping malls airports and ports thanks to the introduction of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) funds said a report. Thes... View more

UAE freezes government fees for next three years

March 1, 2018

The UAE government has announced that federal fees for all government services in the country will not be hiked for the next three years reported the state news agency Wam. The announcement from Vice ... View more

Marassi Shores Residences to be ready early next year

February 18, 2018

Eagle Hills Diyar a leading real-estate investment and development company said work on its exclusive Marassi Shores Residences project is progressing ahead of the planned construction schedule with c... View more

Muslim millennials are 'the next biggest traveller market'

February 2, 2018

The worldwide market for Muslim travel could take off in the next few years thanks to the growing population of Muslim millennials who travel internationally according to a leading expert. With about ... View more

Hayy: Creative Hub to open next year in Jeddah

January 30, 2018

Art Jameel an organisation that supports heritage education and the arts has announced that its new 17 000-sq-m Hayy: Creative Hub in Jeddah Saudi Arabia will open in the spring of 2019. Construction ... View more

UAE to open 'Founder’s Memorial' next week

January 18, 2018

The UAE government will next week open The Founder s Memorial which commemorates founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan s life legacy and values and enables people to feel more deeply conne... View more

Bahrain's biggest shopping festival returns next month

December 26, 2017

The fourth-edition of Shop Bahrain is set to be the biggest nationwide festival with a unique line-up of events and entertainment a fantastic shopping experience and numerous prizes. The 30-day event ... View more

Cinemas to open in Saudi Arabia early next year

December 11, 2017

Cinemas are expected to open in Saudi Arabia early next year for the first time in 35 years following the Ministry of Culture and Information s move to issue licences for the operation of cinemas. The... View more

GCC’s GDP to accelerate to 2.8pc next year: ICAEW

November 23, 2017

The GDP of the GCC is expected to grow from just 0.3 per cent in 2017 to 2.8 per cent next year while the same in the wider Middle East will accelerate from 1.4 per cent in 2017 to 3.2 per cent next y... View more

LUX Assure develops next generation in corrosion detection

November 15, 2017

LUX Assure a specialist in the provision of chemical monitoring and management solutions has re-developed its successful CoMic technology to create the world s first operator-deployable corrosion inhi... View more

Centara appoints deputy CEO to lead next phase of growth

November 9, 2017

Centara Hotels & Resorts Thailand s leading hotel operator has appointed Markland Blaiklock as deputy chief executive officer effective immediately. Blaiklock will be responsible for steering the cont... View more

One&Only Le Saint Géran reopens next month

November 1, 2017

The resort that originally defined luxury in the Indian Ocean One&Only Le Saint Géran will reopen its doors this December following a multimillion dollar investment which will transform the Mauritian ... View more

Ground breaking for Oman bus plant next month

October 30, 2017

The Omani and Qatari promoters of a bus assembly plant project the first of its kind in Oman will break ground for the venture at a ceremony set to be held at the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on N... View more

Oil to hit $56 next year amid growing demand: World Bank

October 28, 2017

Oil prices are forecast to rise to 56 a barrel in 2018 from 53 this year as a result of steadily growing demand agreed production cuts among oil exporters and stabilizing US shale oil production while... View more

Gas output to boost Oman’s GDP next year: NBK

October 18, 2017

Oman s economic growth will slow to just 0.3 per cent this year its weakest since 2011 on the back of a drop in oil output before recovering to 2.8 per cent in 2018 as gas production expands and the n... View more

Mena growth to top 3pc in next two years: World Bank

October 12, 2017

Despite a growth slowdown in 2017 at 2.1 percent economic prospects in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is projected to improve in 2018 and 2019 with growth exceeding 3 percent according... View more

Saudi to introduce bankruptcy law early next year

September 23, 2017

Saudi Arabia is set to introduce a bankruptcy law early next year as part of efforts to attract foreign investment and encourage private sector activity said a report citing Saudi-owned broadcaster Al... View more

Isyx unveils next generation managed services

September 11, 2017

Isyx Technologies a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation managed services initiative. As part of its new offerin... View more

KNPC to spend $11.6bn on projects in next 5 years

August 28, 2017

Kuwait National Petroleum Company s (KNPC) expenditure for the next five years is likely to touch KD3.5 billion ( 11.6 billion) the company s CEO Mohammad Al-Mutiari has said. In an interview with loc... View more

Hyundai offers glimpse of next-gen fuel cell vehicle

August 24, 2017

Hyundai a leading automobile manufacturer has offered an early glimpse of its next-generation fuel cell vehicle ahead of the hydrogen-powered SUV s official launch early next year. The near-production... View more

Saudi Arabia plans new solar rules from July next

August 22, 2017

New rules covering the operation of small-scale solar power generating systems by electricity consumers in Saudi Arabia will come into force from next July a Reuters report said. A regulatory framewor... View more

Iran-Renault JV cars to enter market next year

August 8, 2017

A joint venture of Iran and French carmaker Renault will produce a total of 300 000 cars in a five-year term and the first products will enter the market 2018 a top official said. We pursue promotion ... View more

Demand for Opec oil to fall next year

July 12, 2017

Opec has forecast that world demand for its crude will decline next year as rivals pump more pointing to a market surplus in 2018 despite an Opec-led output cut a Reuters report said. Giving its first... View more

Meraas to deliver Bulgari luxury mansions early next year

May 31, 2017

UAE-based master property developer Meraas said it will start the handover of all the mansions and luxury units at the Bulgari Residences development coming up at its man-made island Jumeirah Bay earl... View more

Al Abd to deliver 35 residential towers in Egypt next year

May 15, 2017

Egypt s leading contracting company Al Abd aims to deliver some 35 residential buildings as a part of a social housing project in the Six of October City within next November said a report. The total ... View more

Iran Air to get first ATR plane next week

May 9, 2017

The first plane Iran Air has purchased from French-Italian airplane manufacturer ATR is scheduled to arrive in Tehran next week said Iran Air managing-director said on Monday. There remains nearly six... View more

Egypt Property Show kicks off in Dubai next month

April 29, 2017

Egypt Property Show (EPS) the country s first real estate global roadshow featuring premium development from top developers will kick off in Dubai on May 5 and runfor the next two days. The event aims... View more

Supersonic flight the next step in GCC aviation leadership

April 26, 2017

Boom Technology today introduced its supersonic passenger airliner as well as the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator at Dubai Future Foundation premises. The commercial aircraft will connect the GCC to the ... View more

Redesigning retail for the next generation

April 18, 2017

Just as retailers begin to gain clarity on what makes Millennials tick a new generation is emerging that widens the digital divide even further. Meet Gen Z: categorized as consumers age 20 and younger... View more

30,000 aircraft needed in next 20 years, say industry experts

March 30, 2017

The aerospace industry expects to see market demand for aircraft continue to grow on an annual basis with industry experts predicting a need for around 30 000 aircraft in the next 20 years. This was r... View more

McLaren unveils 720S, the next gen Super Series

March 13, 2017

McLaren Automotive a British manufacturer of luxury high-performance sports and super cars debuted its new 720S at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show introducing the second-generation of McLaren... View more

Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions

March 8, 2017

Sage a market and technology leader for integrated accounting payroll & HR and payment systems today announced new products and features that will take business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a ... View more

Alba holds ‘Next Generation’ leadership workshop

February 13, 2017

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) a leading aluminium smelter in line with its commitment to strengthen the company s competitive edge is conducting a strategic offsite workshop Next Generation Leadership Prog... View more

Najibi forms new firm to drive next phase of growth

February 13, 2017

Najibi ME Dubai announced plans to restructure some of its business interests fur-ther under its newly established Najibi Investments. The move comes on the heels of receiving development approval for... View more

SAP unveils next-generation ERP

February 13, 2017

SAP SE has introduced the latest advances to SAP S/4HANA Cloud and shared its innovation road map for the industry s next-generation leading-edge cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite. With a... View more

Azizi to launch 50 new projects in Dubai next year

December 22, 2016

Azizi Developments a leading UAE-based real estate developer with global reach into international markets has announced plans to launch 50 new projects comprising a mix of residential commercial and r... View more

PDO to invest $20bn in next five years

December 22, 2016

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has projected investments of around 20 billion in its oil and gas operations over the next five years despite plans to further curtail capital expenditure in 2017 and ... View more

UAE group to develop gen-next marine life theme park

December 13, 2016

UAE-based Miral has joined hands with leading theme park and entertainment company SeaWorld Entertainment to develop a first-of-its-kind marine life themed park on Yas Island which will boast of mega ... View more

PEOPLE: Next Geosolutions appoints new GM

December 12, 2016

Next Geosolutions is set to increase its international credentials in the Arabian Gulf with a seven figure investment. The independent geoscience and engineering service provider has launched a new mu... View more

Sabic PP pilot plant to open next year

November 28, 2016

Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) will have a new pilot plant for development of next-generation polypropylenes (PP) on-stream in Sittard-Geleen the Netherlands by the end of March nex... View more

Five key trends that will shape the next 5 years

November 24, 2016

GCC countries are dependent on international trade for economic growth and are likely to be affected should protectionism continue to rise says an industry expert highlighting the five key trends that... View more

Honeywell announces next-gen solutions for thermal insulation

November 20, 2016

Honeywell a technology and manufacturing leader has announced the availability of next-generation solutions for thermal insulation that can help Middle Eastern countries meet energy efficiency require... View more

Kuwait to start GCC rail project bidding next year

November 16, 2016

Kuwait Authority For Partnership Projects (KAPP) will start bidding on its ambitious railway network in the first half of 2017 as it is committed to executing the project jointly with other GCC states... View more

Global growth to stabilise next year: Moody's

November 14, 2016

Global economic growth will pick up next year from the very weak levels this year as the outlook for the US and emerging economies improves slightly according to a report by Moody s Investors Service.... View more

'Emerging middle class to define next decade of Mena tourism

November 3, 2016

The rise of an emerging middle class will define and transform the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) over the next decade according to global payments technology c... View more

'Emerging middle class to define next decade of Mena tourism'

November 3, 2016

The rise of an emerging middle class will define and transform the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) over the next decade according to global payments technology c... View more

Nike to host its 10K run in Dubai next year

October 27, 2016

Nike s Dubai 10K run (previously known as We Run DXB) which attracted over 13 000 participants last year will return in 2017 offering runners the chance to reach new miles. The date and route will be ... View more

Oil glut to ease by next year: Birol

September 12, 2016

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects oil markets to reach a balance between supply and demand in 2017 as the current oil glut slowly eases IEA chief Fatih Birol said during meetings in South ... View more

Opec points to crude oil surplus next year

August 15, 2016

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia boosted its oil output to a record high in July it told Opec in a sign key members remain focused on market share rather than tackling a supply glut by curbing production... View more

Chevron deadline nears for $40bn bet on next decade’s oil

July 11, 2016

The oil major s 50 per cent ownership interest in Tengiz means it has more at stake than its partners: ExxonMobil Corp Kazmunaigaz National Co and Lukoil PJSC. The field already accounts for almost on... View more

Riyadh ‘is the next winner’

June 27, 2016

Saudi Arabia wants to stay dominant in its biggest export markets plus it desperately wants to avoid losing ground to Iran Saudi Arabia is poised to boost its share of Opec oil production in the comin... View more

France is gearing for a return to ATM next year

May 5, 2016

France will be participating at Arabian Travel Market every alternative year with participation confirmed for 2017 the regional office of Atout France has revealed. This will be followed by a Marhaba ... View more

Be the next Swiss ‘SuperStar’

May 5, 2016

For the third consecutive year RAIL Europe Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System continue their unique educational incentive programme The Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar for the travel trade in... View more

Thailand to invest $19bn on energy in next 3 to 5 years

November 30, 2015

The country which uses natural gas for almost 70 per cent of its power generation is under pressure to secure long-term energy supply as its own is expected to run out in six to seven years Thailand s... View more

Siemens sees return to growth next year

November 23, 2015

Siemens Europe s biggest industrial group forecast a return to growth on all levels in 2016 after a year of upheaval in which it axed thousands of jobs at its energy division and sold its last remaini... View more

Luxury eco resort comes to Phuket next year

November 1, 2015

Work is progressing fast on The Crest Wellness Resort & Pool Villas Phuket a Luxury Collection by Andakira Hotels and Resorts. The 153-key luxury eco resort will be ready for a soft opening early next... View more

Global ROV market to reach $9.7bn in the next two years

April 27, 2015

Even as the oil and gas market is facing challenging times the demand on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) is forecast to increase as the offshore environment becomes more complex and the volume of ta... View more

Reed expects a bigger ibtm next year

February 23, 2015

THE recently concluded ibtm arabia (previously called GIBTM) has become the first all-inclusive five-star meetings incentives conferences and exhibitions (Mice) event in the Middle East for internatio... View more

Wasit plant to start partially next year

November 2, 2014

State oil giant Saudi Aramco is expected partially start up its new Wasit gas plant in the first quarter of 2015 despite some difficulties linked to construction three industry sources said. Wasit wil... View more

NEXT debuts in Brisbane

October 16, 2014

HEADQUARTERED in Singapore SilverNeedle Hospitality recently opened its upper upscale hotel NEXT in Brisbane Australia. At the 304-room NEXT Hotels Brisbane free wi-fi is available throughout the enti... View more

Russia targets shale oil boom next decade

June 2, 2014

Russia is now pumping near its capacity of around 10.5 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) with the bulk of production coming from depleted western Siberian deposits highlighting an urgent need to lo... View more

Iraq sees robust return to oil growth next year

November 21, 2013

IRAQ the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) second biggest oil producer expects a robust return to growth next year as foreign companies at work in its southern oilfields push ou... View more

Jotun launches next-gen PFP coating that cuts costs

September 18, 2013

JOTUN has launched Jotachar JF750 the next-generation passive fire protection (PFP) coating system that significantly reduces installation time and cuts material costs. THE TIME SAVING SOLUTION Follow... View more

BG warns no output growth next year

November 8, 2012

British oil and gas firm BG Group told investors to expect no output growth in 2013 due to project delays and other factors prompting a dive in its highly rated share price that wiped out as much as a... View more

Ultra travel ‘will be the next big thing’

October 22, 2012

DELEGATES at ITB Asia 2012 the leading trade show for the Asian travel market held last month in Singapore were enlightened about key emerging trends in the industry. In his opening Keynote about The ... View more

Next-generation technologies to the fore at ATM seminars

December 26, 2011

AS the Middle East travel community makes the inevitable shift from offline to online booking channels Arabian Travel Market (ATM) launches dedicated technology seminar series for 2012. Technological ... View more

Taqa plans $1.1bn Malaysia bond issue next year

November 7, 2011

Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (Taqa) has secured regulatory approval for its 3.5 billion ( 1.1 billion) Malaysian ringgit programme but may also tap the conventional bond market next year to refinance ... View more

Global Trends Report 2010 identifies the next big things

November 28, 2010

WITH ongoing economic uncertainty the need for big ideas to capture consumers imaginations is greater than ever as the travel industry slowly recovers from the crisis. The World Travel Market Global T... View more

Next generation of sustainable hospitality solutions unveiled in Abu Dhabi

November 28, 2010

PIONEERING sustainable solutions for the global hospitality industry were unveiled in the UAE capital as the world s future tourism champions gathered for the ground-breaking World Green Tourism Abu D... View more

Adnoc to invest $60bn over next five years

November 7, 2010

Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) plans to invest 60 billion in the next five years in oil and gas development but has no immediate plans for project tenders an official said. We plan to invest 60 bil... View more

SPE sets new dates for next year’s MEOS

October 25, 2010

THE 17th Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Middle East Oil and Gas Show & Conference (MEOS 2011) will now take place from March 20 to 23 2011 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention ... View more

Total expects stable output next year

September 26, 2010

French oil major said its oil and gas output would be stable in 2011 but kept its target two per cent average annual growth between 2010 and 2014. The world s fourth-largest listed oil group by market... View more

Oversupply of gas expected on the market for next five years

July 5, 2010

Gas markets are likely to remain in over-supply for the next five years according to Booz and Company s latest report: The next cycle: Gas markets beyond the Recession . This means spot market prices ... View more

Iran sees big gas output rise in next 3 years

June 20, 2010

Iran s natural gas output has increased to 600 million cubic metres (mcm) per day a deputy oil minister said. Previously Iranian officials have said output was around 500 mcm. These figures usually re... View more

Incredible India ready to move to the next level

April 29, 2010

The brand Incredible India has been firmly established in everyone s mind India has always been an interesting destination with fascinating diversity but now it is on the top of the list for tour oper... View more

Aloft’s benefits welcome the next generation

April 29, 2010

With its beanbag-clad lobby brightly-coloured urban-inspired design ticker tape-type news display and buzzing open spaces the recently launched Aloft Abu Dhabi is turning heads. And the difference wit... View more

New spa will take Kempinski Geneva to the next level

April 29, 2010

Opening in June 2010 the 1 400-sq-m destination spa of the Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva will offer state-of-the-art fitness facilities Cinq Mondes expertise for unique massages and treatments yoga and... View more

Capital creates next-gen harness

February 8, 2010

CAPITAL Safety has announced the launch of the world s next generation harness: the ExoFit Nex. Revolutionary technology offers users of the ExoFit Nex full-body harness a level of comfort function an... View more

Voice encryption: The next vital layer of security

August 31, 2009

Security has always played an important role in the global oil and gas industry. Physical protection of plant and machinery well head sites gathering stations offices and offshore rigs has been augmen... View more

Eni and Calik to build oil pipeline next year

April 19, 2009

A consortium made up of oil and gas major Eni and Turkish Calik Energy expects to start building a pipeline that will carry Caspian oil to the Mediterranean by the first quarter of next year a consort... View more

Maybourne Group to emerge as the “next luxury brand”

March 2, 2009

OWNERS and managers of the Maybourne Hotel Group which include The Berkeley Claridge s and The Connaught are looking towards the Middle East. TTN s publisher Kim Thomson caught up with Stephen Alden M... View more

Spa’ing on the move - next hot trend

March 2, 2009

WORLDWIDE spa trends among travellers for 2009 are reaching whole new levels there are trains offering fully equipped gyms and spas airlines dish out in-flight massage treatments and spa showers and h... View more

Budget airlines next big break for MENA

September 29, 2008

Leaders of regional and international low cost carriers will be meeting to discuss topical issues at a convention in the emirate of Abu Dhabi from November 3 to 5 at the Intercontinental Al-Ain Resort... View more

Aramco to invest $129bn during the next five years

September 21, 2008

FLUSH with petrodollars but struggling to maintain reserves state-owned Saudi Aramco is projecting expenditure of 129 billion on upstream refining and petrochemical projects between 2009 and 2013 a hu... View more

Oman Air to make London debut next month

October 4, 2007

OMAN Air the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman has announced its plans to start non-stop services from London providing its first direct link between London and Muscat. Oman Air will commence ... View more

More tickets go on sale next month

August 29, 2007

Tour operators across the world have already sold out tickets for some of the more popular events. Whatever is left will be sold live first come first served starting this October. Tickets range from ... View more

Gulf Air plans to sell shares next year

August 29, 2007

Gulf Air is planning to offer a part of its shares for subscription next year. The airline will allow private institutions including Gulf companies to buy shares a report said. With the government s s... View more

IEA sees oil demand soaring next year

July 19, 2007

World oil demand will grow more quickly in 2008 though higher production and refinery capacity should ease pressure on supply the International Energy Agency said. In its Monthly Oil Market Report the... View more

Malampaya deal likely next year

November 28, 2006

The Philippines hopes to auction a contract to drill oil from the gas-rich Malampaya field southwest of Manila no later than February a senior official said. In August President Gloria Macapagal Arroy... View more

Ski Dubai ready to open door next month

November 2, 2005

OPENING in time for UAE National Day at the beginning of December will be the Middle East s first indoor ski slope Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates on Dubai s Sheikh Zayed Road. The snow is alrea... View more

Timeshare is next growth sector

August 4, 2005

THE fledgling timeshare industry in the Middle East has been tipped as the next hot sector for growth by tourism leaders. Vacation ownership hotel apartments and other timeshare options have been tipp... View more

Grosvenor House slated for opening in next six months

December 4, 2004

WITH less than six months left to go before the unveiling of the first hotel complex on the Dubai Marina to be named Grosvenor House West Marina Beach Dubai by Le Meridien new records of product and s... View more

Field output to drop next year

October 31, 2004

PetroVietnam has revised down the output forecast for next year from the PM-3 CAA block which produces Bunga Kekwa crude to between 65 000 and 70 000 barrels per day (bpd) a company source has said. P... View more

Heavy repairs in Europe set to peak next month

September 13, 2004

A heavy round of maintenance at European refineries this autumn will peak during October when at least six per cent of crude distillation and conversion capacity will be offline according to Reuters c... View more

Iran set to issue tender for South Pars next year

May 24, 2004

Iran will put phases 17-20 of the giant South Pars gasfield in the Gulf up for tender by March 2005 a senior official was quoted as saying on the state oil company website. Mehdi Hosseini deputy manag... View more

Statoil planning to drill in Iran gasfield next month

January 18, 2004

Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil said it would begin drilling in one of the world s biggest gasfield Iran s South Pars in the Gulf next month and that the project was going according to plan. Stato... View more

Korean refiners plan to raise runs next month

November 9, 2003

South Korean refiners are planning to run a combined 2.3 million barrels per day of crude in December three per cent higher than planned November run rates according to figures from five refiners. SK ... View more

Haradh plant set to come onstream by next month

May 31, 2003

Haradh Gas Plant the second multi-billion-dollar project for non-associated gas in Saudi Arabia has started experimental production and is almost ready to come onstream Saudi Aramco has said. Partial ... View more

Madinat set to open next year

November 7, 2002

The Dubai-based Jumeirah International will have the full updated model of its latest resort development Madinat Jumeirah at its stand at the WTM 2002. In addition to the model the group will be intro... View more

Experts predict transfer of technology in next decade

November 4, 2002

Experts predict that within the next decade old key industrial welding process will see dramatic shifts. North America is already edging its way toward adopting the best of European technology and Eur... View more

Shell set to start work on ethylene cracker next year

August 12, 2002

Royal Dutch/Shell has said it was likely to commence work on a 4 billion ethylene cracker in China next year denying a state newspaper report that it would launch construction of the project in Septem... View more

Shell takes next step in long partnership

May 27, 2002

Shell Group now has a fully-owned representative office established in the Sultanate through which it will look after its interests in Oman. This new office marks a new chapter in the Group s long rel... View more

Woodside eyes $2.7bn spend in next five years

August 27, 2001

Australia s Woodside Petroleum Ltd has said it was looking at spending A 4 to A 5 billion (US 2.1 billion to US 2.7 billion) within five years as it brings major projects onstream. Woodside managing d... View more



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