The annual food festival will run from 25 March – 17 April 2021, shining the spotlight on Dubai’s diverse culinary scene
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 March 2021: Dubai Food Festival (DFF), the annual culinary celebration, has announced updated dates for this year’s festival, from 25 March – 17 April 2021, with a calendar full of food-related concepts representative of Dubai’s rich gastronomy scene.
Organised by Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), this year’s festival will feature an exciting line-up of bespoke dining experiences and gastronomic activities, including Etisalat Beach Canteen, Dubai Restaurant Week, Hidden Gems and Foodie Experiences; showcasing the best of Dubai’s diverse food offering.
Now in its eighth year, this year’s DFF will focus on four ......read more
Consultant points to how GCC sector can thrive in new normal at Gulfood Innovation Summit
Online content creators must be ‘objective’
United Arab Emirates - February 25, 2021: One of the biggest challenges facing the region’s food service industry is not the competition from a “crowded space” but a resurgence in people staying home and taking enjoyment in cooking their own food, Stavik Jaitly, consultant, Frost and Sullivan, told attendees at day three of the Gulfood Innovation Summit 2021.
In a thought-provoking session titled ‘Hospitality & Food Service in GCC: Ready for the Boom After the Bust’, Jaitly acknowledged how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how the industry operators, with border closures, supply chain disruptions, reduced purchasing power and ......read more
Al Maya Group are exhibiting in Gulfood 2021, the Region’s Premier Food and Beverage show in C6-20, Hall 6.
Al Maya is one of the largest importers of confectionary from Italy, importing a large number of products from France, said Mr Kamal Vachani, Group Director, Al Maya Group.
Research shows food safety, waste and sustainability emerged as key concerns when making purchasing decisions
United Arab Emirates - February 24, 2021: Consumers want the F&B sector to focus on improving food safety, switch to sustainable packaging and put greater emphasis on tackling food waste, according to a new study released at Gulfood 2021, the world’s most competitive global sourcing platform, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) until Thursday 25 February.
Tetra Pak, a world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company, unveiled the findings of its latest consumer survey during a session titled ‘The Evolution of Consumer Behaviour’ at the all-new Market Society Workshops, full day of content featuring some of the biggest names in business.
The latest ......read more
UAE industry to grow to AED 14 billion from AED 10 billion in 2020 in the next five years; MEA industry valued at AED 300 billion
Dubai – Feb 23, 2021: The world’s leading manufacturer of disposable food packaging products in the Middle East, Hotpack Global, with an annual Group turnover of AED 950 million said that the COVID-19 outbreak presented an unprecedented growth opportunity to the industry, currently valued at AED 300 billion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market alone.
In a statement issued on the sidelines of Gulfood 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Hotpack said that in the context of the exponentially rising demand for hygienic and sustainable packaging products, the Group is eyeing further expansion across global markets. Currently, it has operations in 12 countries in ......read more
ITA states significant margin for growth exists for Italian food producers to further tap the UAE market
• In the first 11 months of 2020, despite the general decrease of Italian agri-food exports to the UAE due to the pandemic, some Italian products continued to grow: pasta went up by 30%, flour and pastry products by 17% and cereals by 13%".
• Masterclasses on food wastage by Michelin Star Chefs at ITAlian Food Lab encourages responsible consumption and production
Dubai, UAE - February 22, 2021: As Italy retains its position as one of the top exporters of agri-food to the UAE, Italian food products like pasta, confectionery, chocolate, cheese and olive oil, on display at Italian Trade Agency’s (ITA) ‘ITAlian Food Lab’ in Gulfood captured the interest of ......read more
- Virtual trade mission-focused on developing stronger and broader trade relations between the UAE and emerging African markets.
- Dubai Chamber engaged with public and private stakeholders with the aim of facilitating UAE-Africa economic cooperation in new sectors of mutual interest.
United Arab Emirates - February 22, 2021: Africa is the destination for future investments and a region in which Islamic finance could and, indeed, should thrive, Omar Khan, Director of International Offices, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry said during the Dubai Week in Africa 2021 Virtual Expo.
The virtual event, organised by the UAE Trade Centre, aimed to build resilient trade relations between the UAE and Kenya by hosting inspiring panel discussions on vibrant business segments like export and ......read more
Saeed Bin Subaih, General Manager of homegrown Camel Milk Producer Camelicious, says show’s unique ability to reconnect global industry and offer full spectrum of business opportunities makes Gulfood a must-attend event
First global live in-person F&B event of 2021 is taking place under proven and stringent safety and hygiene protocols in coordination with local authorities
Dubai, UAE – 22 FEBRUARY 2021: The return of Gulfood – the most competitive global sourcing platform – and first live, in-person F&B event in almost 12 months, has come at a crucial time for the industry to reconnect, do business and reignite dialogue on the way forward, according to Camelicious, the UAE camel milk producer, which is eager to demonstrate its innovation to the world after a challenging year for ......read more
• F&B companies represent 5.5% of companies operating within DAFZA
• A platform to highlight the facilities, infrastructure, customs services and business incentives that DAFZA provides to companies
• Al Hammadi: DAFZA’s strategic location affirmed its effectiveness in supporting companies within the F&B sector to respond faster to the market challenges and requirements
DUBAI, UAE - 21 February 2021: Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) announced its participation in the 26th edition of Gulfood 2021. The region's largest event of its kind, which is taking place at Dubai World Trade Center between 21-25 February.
Through its participation, DAFZA will showcase the services and incentives it provides to the multinational companies in the F&B sector. It will also ......read more
Dubai, 21 February 2021: Dubai Municipality participates in the 26th edition of Gulfood, the largest food and hospitality exhibition in the world, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 21 to 25, under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. The Municipality showcases its most prominent preparations and readiness for Expo 2020 and the advanced services it provides in the field of food safety.
Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, CEO of Health, Safety and Environment Sector said that the Municipality’s participation in the exhibition will mainly focus on foodstuff traders and suppliers in order to introduce them to the prominent services provided by Dubai Municipality, as 85 countries are participating in the ......read more
First live industry gathering for 12 months opens 21 February with 2,500 companies from 85 countries eager to kickstart world food trade at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Exceptional participation from entire industry ecosystem: Ministers and national trade delegations; more than 110 of the biggest names in F&B and business delivering valuable insights and ‘new normal’ perspectives
Dubai, UAE – 20 FEBRUARY 2021: Gulfood 2021, the unmissable, first in-person global F&B event in almost a year, will deliver a complete range of business opportunities when it opens tomorrow, (21 February) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), to 2,500 international food power brands demonstrating new-to-market innovations to capitalise on accelerated shifts in consumer patterns.
The safest and most competitive global ......read more
Brazil pavilion maintains its traditional presence at the leading expo ensuring safety in line with the Dubai COVID-19 norms
Dubai - 18 February, 2021: Brazil today said its pavilion at the upcoming Gulfood 2021 will have a large contingent of 42 companies showcasing the country’s best-in-class food and beverage products.
Brazilian companies will be taking part at Gulfood 2021 which opens on February 21, 2021 and will run till February 25, under the auspices of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).
Mr. Marcio Rodrigues, the Agribusiness Manager of Apex-Brasil said: “Brazil today is the largest producer and exporter of Halal protein in the world, we also are the second largest exporter of agricultural products to the Middle East. Only in 2020 the Brazilian exportation ......read more
• More than 120 Italian companies are participating in Gulfood 2021, making the Italian participation one of the largest foreign country presence this year
• ITAlian Food Lab will host Masterclasses by Michelin Star Chefs Norbert Niederkofler and Marco Sacco, live-cooking shows and tasting sessions
• Italy will highlight its initiatives in food sustainability, innovation and diet
Dubai, UAE - February 18 2021: Visitors to the ITAlian Food Lab, organized by Italian Trade Agency (ITA) within the Italian pavilion in Gulfood, will enjoy an emotional, sensory and visual journey of authentic Italian produce and, traditional and modern dishes; all playing homage to Italian food industry’s commitment to authenticity, innovation and sustainability.
During the five days of ......read more
In-person ATM event to take place 16-19 May 2021
Host of additional events in Dubai aimed at stimulating hotel, travel and tourism sectors under an ATM theme that has never been more relevant - ‘A new dawn for travel and tourism’
Reed Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has announced the return of Arabian Travel Week (ATW) between 16-26 May 2021.
“This week-long festival of events is dedicated to travel professionals from all over world, to collaborate and shape the recovery of the Middle East travel industry, through exhibitions, conferences, breakfast briefings, awards, product launches and networking events,” Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME, Arabian Travel Market.
“Essentially, Arabian Travel Week will provide a pivotal platform for ......read more
- French products to be spread across two Pavilions (Hall World Food, Sheikh Saeed – Stand S1-M17 & Hall Dairy 3 – Stand F1-19) from February 21 to 25 at DWTC.
- “Taste France Experience” food challenge to discover France’s newest food & drink products.
United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2021: Bhusiness France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, announces its participation at Gulfood 2021 with two pavilions spanning across the Hall Sheikh Saeed – World Food Stand (S1-M17) and the Hall 3 Dairy (Stand F1-19) from the 21st to the 25th of February at Dubai World Trade.
For this exclusive event, “Taste France” pavilions will partner with the major radio presenter and ......read more
February 21st to the 25th – Dubai World Trade Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2021: La Mandorle, a French company with expertise in the production of organic plant based milks and high nutritional value food solutions since 1989, will be exhibiting its latest products at Gulfood 2021 from February 21st to the 25th at the French Pavilion located in Sheikh Saeed Hall- stand S1-K30. A key highlight will be the showcase of the newest products from La Mandorle’s hero brand, Bebe M. The team leaders will be on the ground to present all the specialties capturing the interest of potential partners from the region.
At Gulfood, La Mandorle will be showing some of its most loved product lines from its flagship brand, Bebe M while also revealing the newest innovations and ......read more
United Arab Emirates - February 10, 2021: Expo Dubai India pavilion delegation, led by Indian Ambassador to the UAE and Consul General, visited headquarters and manufacturing plants of Conares, the region’s second-largest steel manufacturer, owned by UAE’s top Indian industrialist, Bharat Bhatia, at Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA).
The delegation included His Excellency Shri Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India in the UAE; His Excellency Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai; Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Ms Gunveena Chadha, Asst. Secretary General of FICCI, Mr Praveen Mittal, Director of FICCI and Shri Pankaj Bodkhe of Consul at CGI Dubai.
FICCI is the industry partner of the Indian government for its ......read more
• The pandemic and progressive IT companies have accelerated demand for remote working
• ‘On the go’ bleisure stays increasingly popular with Gen Z singletons, white collar millennials and other digital nomads
January 18, 2021: Hotels throughout the Middle East region are preparing to capitalise on the pent-up global demand for workations, driven in the main by the social restrictions imposed by governments across the world over the past ten months.
According to research conducted as well as commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), many travel experts are expecting a surge in workations in 2021 and beyond, a trend that was apparent in 2019, but one which now has such pent-up demand due to the coronavirus travel ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 10, 2020: Dubai Customs showcased its experience in dealing with cyber security challenges during the pandemic, in the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which is co-located with GITEX 2020 (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia's biggest tech event).
“The growing cyber security attacks during the first half of 2020 is correlated with the shifts caused by the spread of the covid-19 pandemic,” said Adel Al Housani, Manager of Information Security Section at Dubai Customs. “Most countries are now more relying on technology to do their business and different work activities. We witness more demand on virtual meetings and a more active online market and service sector.”
Al Housani pointed out the Dubai ......read more
Award-winning IT management software provider equips technology professionals with tools to help monitor, manage, and secure today’s complex IT environments
Dubai, UAE – December 07, 2020: SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, December 6 – 10, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SolarWinds will be represented at GISEC by one of their key Partners, Spire, at Booth H7-D40, and exhibit online through the GITEX 2020 virtual event platform. The company, who holds the May 2019 Gartner® Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice distinction for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds® Orion® Platform.
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• Creative projects by CACE female graduates with inspiring and diverse content that predicts a prosperous future.
• Dubai Culture is keen on encouraging talent and creative people and enabling them to leave a positive imprint on the emirate’s creative scene.
United Arab Emirates - December 05, 2020: Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, visited the 2020 showCACE senior student exhibition, which was organised by the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University to display the projects of the college’s female graduates. The exhibition was held in Dubai Design District on 23 November.
The Director General of Dubai Culture toured the exhibition, where she was briefed on the projects of the college’s art and design graduates ......read more
Sharjah, November 19, 2020: Preparations by the Expo Al Dhaid are in full swing to host the 2nd edition of the “Adventure & Camping 2020” exhibition, 24 – 28 November, the region’s first such event, which is supported by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, and supervised by the Expo Centre Sharjah.
The five-day event is seeing the participation of around 30 companies and 60 brands specializing in camping and outdoor equipment and supplies, including manufacturers of camping and accessories, land and sea excursions, and hunting and shooting equipment and supplies.
The exhibition is featuring a lot of recreational activities, such as wild cycling and specific areas for camping in an excellent atmosphere full of challenge and excitement, as well as tailor-made activities for family ......read more
• A platform that builds bridges of communication between creators and the public and that strengthens Dubai’s position as the design capital.
• A tour of the MENA Global Grad Show, Down Town Design, exhibitions, outdoor installations and international participation.
Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, visited the sixth edition of Dubai Design Week, which is being held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture, in Dubai Design District. Taking place from 9 to 14 November, the event is considered the largest creative festival in the Middle East due to its dynamic activities and innovative exhibitions that celebrate the design creations of a ......read more
The event hopes to encourage discussions about the challenges that ports are facing, creating a forum to devise solutions to tackle the roadblocks
UAE – Dubai – 11 th of November 2020: Held under the patronage of The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Breakbulk Middle East 2021, the region’s leading event in the project cargo, breakbulk and heavy lift sector has received support from some of the leading ports in the GCC region. Year on year, the platform has proved beneficial for maritime stakeholders and the industrial project supply chain, receiving support from leading logistics and supply chain management players from around the world. The two-day conference and exhibition is scheduled to be held in the UAE on February 9 and 10, 2021.
DP World, UAE Region, the leading trade enabler, ......read more
United Arab Emirates - November 09, 2020: Travel and tourism professionals from around the world will reconnect tomorrow (Monday, 9th November 2020) for the first day of WTM Virtual (9-11 November), a three-day virtual event for the international tourism community.
Final preparations are being made for the online event which includes the Travel Forward Virtual and International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC).
The conference sessions will also host top politicians, leading academics, health experts and the world’s media, as the travel industry plans for recovery in 2021.
Highlights of this week’s agenda include:
• Global tourism forecasts from Euromonitor International
• ITIC - International Tourism & Investment ......read more
Global design project “One Love” to be displayed by Hands Carpets at Downtown Design 2020 Digital Fair, 9-14 November 2020
Dubai, November 9, 2020: During Dubai Design Week, Hands Carpets are showcasing their curated ‘One Love’ collection at Downtown Design's new digital fair launching 9th November 2020 on ......read more
Dubai, 25 October 2020 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids, global power and technology leader, will showcase global solutions that provide sustainable energy at the twenty-second edition of WETEX and the fifth Dubai Solar Show (DSS) hosted from October 26 to 28, 2020. This will be the first ever Carbon Neutral 3D virtual exhibition organized by DEWA.
WETEX 2020 is the region’s ......read more
• The virtual event will focus on restoring and developing buyers’ business connections, growing network, and learning how to make a comeback in the travel industry
• Nearly 50% of registered buyers interested in the Middle East region
• Over 100 exhibitors from the Middle East confirmed so far
October 20, 2020: Buyers from travel firms around ......read more
ADIPEC Virtual Conference will define new business models and strategies that will shape the energy sector post COVID-19
Over 700 thought leaders and industry experts to participate in 135 planned sessions over 4 days
10th ADIPEC Awards ceremony will celebrate achievements of people, projects and companies
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 October, 2020: Abu Dhabi will host the oil ......read more
Organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East offers digital programme for global security, safety, and fire protection industry in 2021
United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade fair, has been rescheduled to take place in January 2022, organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East ......read more
Dubai,United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2020: Dubai is seen as the safest location to host international exhibitions and conferences in the coming months, while trade fairs will play a critical role in a post-covid ‘restart’, according to new research.
A recent market survey of more than 4,000 professionals from 130 countries explored the impact of covid-19 on the global ......read more
Online ADIPEC Strategic and Technical Conference to be held between November 9 and 12, 2020
Full annual exhibition and conferences to resume from November 8 to 11, 2021
ADIPEC Awards to be presented virtually in November
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 July 2020: dmg events, organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), and with the support of its ......read more
● Region’s first live, interactive networking business event of H2 2020 hosts an impressive congregation of UAE ministerial authorities, leading multinational CEOs, investors and tech entrepreneurs and AI visionaries
● Exemplary health and hygiene global standards implemented to ensure uncompromised wellbeing for participants
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July ......read more
Dedicated committee focuses on boosting Arab and Brazilian businesswomen’s participation across industries
July 13, 2020- The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) announced that it has established ‘WAHI – Women who Inspire,’ a committee within its organization dedicated to increasing partnership and cooperation among Arab and Brazilian businesswomen. The new ......read more
Dubai, June 23, 2020: The Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has announced that registration is now open for camel training. Willing participants must specify which of the two major events they plan to join.
The two events include HHC’s popular annual Camel Trek as it prepares for its seventh edition. The second event is the Camel Trek Marathon for ......read more
• Debut Arabian Travel Market Virtual event registers 11,977 attendees
• Participants represented 140 countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 June 2020: Travel trade professionals from across the world gathered in their thousands to attend the three-day Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Virtual, which debuted on 1-3 June 2020.
The online ......read more
• CEO bullish about prospects for low-cost carrier during ATM Virtual interview
• Forecast based on Wizz Air growth in EU over past 15 years
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020: During an interview with aviation industry consultant John Strickland, during ATM Virtual, Wizz Air CEO, Joszef Varadi, confirmed his ambitions for the low-cost carrier’s ......read more
• Online messaging platforms preferred tool for travellers to interact with airlines, hotels and resorts
• Travel Forward at ATM Virtual bridging the gap between uncertainty and resilience during global COVID-19 pandemic
• Global Exhibitions Day 2020 takes place today with simple message: Exhibitions are key to rebuilding economies
Dubai, United Arab ......read more
Hotels must not drop rates to increase occupancy, instead they should adapt to ‘new normal’ – embracing innovative technologies and being creative with offerings
Global set of transparent hospitality standards relating to health, safety and hygiene will be key in regaining trust of travellers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 June 2020: Developing a global ......read more
• ATM Virtual will place focus on emerging trends, opportunities and the challenges directly impacting the travel and tourism industry amid COVID-19
• The event, which runs from 1-3 June 2020, will feature a host of webinars, conference sessions, roundtables, speed networking, and one-to-one meetings
• Over 12,000 participants from 148 countries have ......read more
• Dr. Taleb Rifai, Chairman of ITIC and former Secretary-General of the UN World Travel Organisation to discuss sustainable investment for the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector
• The summit titled ‘Restructuring to Attract Sustainable Development and Customers in the New World Order, will take place on Wednesday 3rd June
• ATM Virtual to take place on ......read more
With the spread of coronavirus under control and domestic leisure travel growing, ME travel professionals are looking to China to initiate international tourism
One of the most eagerly awaited sessions during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) three-day ATM Virtual event that takes place from 1-3 June 2020, is undoubtedly The Virtual ATM China Tourism Forum.
The debate will take an ......read more
• Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline to outline the company’s response to COVID-19 and its impact on their future strategy
• Jozsef Varadi, CEO of Wizz Air, to discuss the future of the budget airline and their imminent launch in Abu Dhabi
• ATM Virtual to take place on 1-3 June 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2020: ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: The renowned global real estate event will take place in 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, and is committed to supporting the GCC in re-establishing a ‘back to business’ approach, delivering a focused event that creates a hub for the real estate sector to network, discuss some of the most poignant topics, delve into market ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020: In light of the changing global situation relating to the COVID-19 virus, we have continued to monitor the impact it is having not just on our industry, but on society in general. Many meetings took place with the Dubai World Trade Centre and we reviewed other options to organise an event in the last quarter. However, after consultation ......read more
Dubai to play its important role in supporting global aviation recovery
October event will be a catalyst for faster industry resurgence
Dubai, April 13, 2020: The world’s largest annual airport industry B2B platform has been rescheduled to take place from 26-28 October 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) where it was scheduled earlier for ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2020: In line with the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure public health and safety, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has extended the ban on all events and wedding parties, and the closure of venues in Abu Dhabi until further notice.
In addition, DCT Abu Dhabi has extended the ......read more
Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has postponed Arabian Travel Market (ATM) to 28th June – 1st July 2020, at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, U.A.E.
We at Arabian Travel Market want to express our concern for everyone impacted by coronavirus. Like all of you, we have carefully monitored the global health crisis related to COVID-19 coronavirus. Our top priority is ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020: Celebrating the importance of women leaders in history, and marking International Women’s Day on 8th March, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), has ......read more
Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC) announces new dates for LEA Conference as June 14, 2020 and MENALAC Awards as June 16, 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020: Middle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council (MENALAC), the industry council representing the Middle East’s growing leisure attractions sector, ......read more