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AA Al Moosa Enterprises to rebrand four-star hotel in Sharjah

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Dubai-based AA Al Moosa Enterprises has announced the rebranding of one of its four-star hotel properties located in a strategic area in Sharjah. Previously managed by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts under Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah, the property’s rebranding comes in line with AA Al Moosa Enterprises’ new strategy to strengthen its own local brand Golden Sands, which has been successfully present in the market for 30 years. Entering into force on July 1, 2019, the property’s new contract was signed during the opening of the Arabian Travel Market exhibition by Nayef Al Moosa, Director, ARENCO Real Estate, representing the owning company; and Mohammad Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. HE Khalid Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, was present at the signing ceremony. He commented, “We are grateful to AA Al MOOSA for believing in Sharjah as an attractive tourism destination, and we are looking forward to support Golden Sands throughout its new venture.” “There is no doubt that the UAE hospitality industry is constantly evolving, therefore we must be flexible and adapt our strategies to meet the ever growing market needs,” Nayef Al Moosa said. “We maintain a friendly relationship with Wyndham, and are confident that Golden Sands management will achieve our aspirations for this property.” For his part, Khoori noted, “The emirate of Sharjah has recently witnessed a vast transformation in its tourism sector, and we are delighted to be here to support the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority’s vision for the emirate with a renowned local brand that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.” He concluded, “We are extremely pleased to be selected by the owners to manage this fine …

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New partnerships for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments during roadshow in Delhi

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments (GSHA) continues to be the preferred accommodation of visitors from India as shown by the increased interest received by the team at a tourism roadshow held in Delhi recently. Over 400 trade professionals comprising key travel and tour operators, wedding planners and upmarket leisure operators from the city attended the roadshow organised by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, said, “The roadshow opened up new opportunities to tap agents who are not familiar with Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. It was the ideal platform to interact with a significantly higher number of travel agents and tour operators that market a new segment of travellers from India. The main market segments that we are looking at tapping in India this year are the group series departures and the family segment travellers who will be heading for the New Year and Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2019. Our main focus on expanding and consolidating ties with the new travel segment was to reach out to a larger audience and gain a higher market share.” Earlier in the year, the team of GSHA joined another DTCM roadshow and visited the cities of Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai and met potential partners and buyers.

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments wins Best Family Hotel Apartments Award

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments was declared the Best Family Hotel Apartments at the 2nd annual Arabian Travel Awards. Mirna Tenidis, Director of Marketing of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, received the award. Last year, the Golden Sands Hotel Apartments was recognised as the Best Brand Hotel Apartment. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, said, “The Arabian Travel Awards is one of the much-awaited awards in the industry. We are grateful to be recognised as this year’s recipient of the Best Family Hotel Apartments. This is a meaningful award because it reflects who we truly are. Our facilities cater to big and small families and our location is convenient for both young and adult guests. I want to share this award with the team who are relentlessly providing the best service to our valued guests.” Organised by Durga Das Publications, the 2nd Arabian Travel Awards recognised and honoured the best in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries in the Middle East. This year, more than 50,000 votes were submitted from over 25 countries, with nearly 60 awards to recognise at the exclusive event attended by VIPs, dignitaries, travel, tourism and hospitality professionals. During the awards ceremony, a beautifully designed Collector’s Edition Book was also unveiled that showcases the beauty and culture of the Middle East.

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments ready to welcome Russian travellers

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is looking forward to an increased share of travellers from Russia after a successful roadshow in St Petersburg and Moscow. The team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments joined the 2018 Dubai Tourism Russia Roadshow held from September 3 to 6, where they received great interest from travel agents and tour operators who were interested to learn about the services offered by mid-scale and budget hotels, including hotel-serviced apartments. “The Russian market is an emerging market for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. The trip to two major cities in Russia opened a huge opportunity for the property. We received a huge number of enquiries and interests from the travellers from Russia who are looking for more affordable deals and value-based option. Dubai has traditionally been a popular tourist destination among Russians and majority prefers the beachfront properties when staying in Dubai but we saw a new segment of visitors who are willing to stay in city hotels that offer shuttle buses to take them to the beach and other popular attractions in the city,” the team said. Visitor numbers from Russia visiting Dubai have continued to rise, delivering 405,000 visitors for the first half of 2018, a growth of 74 per cent over the same period in 2017, according to figures released by DTCM. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, said, “We hope to get a share of the market, especially the Russian travellers. Based on the feedback received from our participation in the Russia roadshow, we look forward to reaping the results of our hard work this coming tourism season.”

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Golden Sands joins Dubai Tourism at India roadshow

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The team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of AA Al Moosa Enterprises, recently participated at the Dubai tourism roadshow in India. The team joined the delegation headed by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) that visited the cities of Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai and met with potential partners and buyers, in a move to further boost the overall number of Indian travellers to Dubai. According to DTCM, visitors from India have increased by 7 per cent in the first quarter of 2018. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments said, “We are very keen to get a share of this growing market so we met with several partners who can promote Golden Sands Hotel Apartments to travellers from these four cities. We received great feedback from tour operators and travel agencies who informed us that Indian travellers coming to the UAE are choosing Golden Sands as their preferred accommodation.” The team focused on meeting travel agents and tour operators who are selling the destination to family and individuals as well as niche segments such as small family group, golf, wedding and luxury. Representatives from hotels, airline heads, opinion leaders and heads of key travel trade associations along with travel operators were invited to attend the four-day roadshow.

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Golden Sands witnesses 10% increase in Indian visitors

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises, witnessed an increase of 10 per cent in visitor arrivals from India in 2017 and is expecting to double the growth this year. The property hopes to continue to attract and get a bigger share of this market through an aggressive marketing campaign and participation in trade shows such as SATTE, South Asia’s leading travel show set to be held in New Delhi, India from January 31 to February 2, 2018. India is the number one source market for Dubai’s inbound tourism, with 1,478,000 Indian tourists arriving in the city between January and September 2017, a 20 per cent increase over the same period in 2016. Recent reports indicated that around nine million Indians are expected to travel to the GCC by 2021, with the UAE expected to see a 10.8 per cent increase. “Golden Sands is known in the India market for the quality of service, high standard facilities and convenient location. With over 20,000 attendees this year, we’d like to take every opportunity to connect, grow and learn from our partners and meet with potential clients to discuss possible collaboration to increase our share of this attractive market,” said Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments.

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Golden Sands revamps its website

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises launched its redesigned website www.goldensandsdubai.com. Featuring an upgraded design, innovative booking engine, with vibrant photos of the property and its facilities, the new look and feel of the website gives a true reflection of what awaits visitors. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments said, “We are proud to launch our newly redesigned website, a result of extensive research conducted on the latest trends in the travel and hospitality industry. The site offers an easy and user-friendly online booking system for both leisure and business travellers. We invite you to visit the site to get a feel of your “home away from home” destination.” The fresh platform allows users to book rooms by individual unit or by category and checks availability with just a few clicks. Viewers can see special promotions, book and receive immediate confirmation. The website can be accessed using your desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

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Golden Sands engages Indian travel trade in Pune

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In a bid to attract a bigger share of Indian visitors to the UAE, the team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, recently returned from a  successful roadshow in Pune. Headed by Shazia Ahmed, Sales Manager the team visited India together with Orient Tours and met with more than 150 top agents from the city of Pune who are marketing Dubai in large numbers. Shazia Ahmed, Sales Manager, noted: “We have a very successful event. This show provided us the ideal platform to interact with key agents on one to one basis and the results definitely affect the future business. It is good to have Dubai delegates gathered in one roof to give information and answer questions from the agents from India. It was a very good face to face interaction and it helped increase their knowledge about the UAE. It was so heartwarming to hear that some of the agents attended the event because they heard about our participation. It only meant the popularity of GSHA all over India.” “The Indian market is in our top three visitors because we offer good value for their money and because of our ideal location thus we are expecting an increased number of guests from this market this year, both from our loyal and new guests,” said Mohammed Khoori, General Manager. Golden Sands Hotel Apartments receives a monthly average of 25% to 30% of their total hotel guests from the Indian market. Golden Sands Hotel Apartments offers a wide range of facilities and holidaymakers can benefit from its favorable location close to the city’s exhibition center and …

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Golden Sands celebrates UAE’s 45th National Day

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises, celebrates the country’s 45th National Day with an exclusive promotion giving residents and tourists the opportunity to experience the “Spirit of the Union.” Studio rooms at Golden Sands Hotel Apartments are offered at 45dhs per night during the National Day holidays. With its close proximity to the city’s main attractions, guests will have access to a lot of top-notch events, activities and retail promotions that are offered across the country to create a festive environment for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the exclusive offer, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments observed the National Day celebration with a cake-cutting ceremony attended by the management, staff and in-house guests. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, said: “We join the rest of the nation in celebrating our country’s 45th National Day. We take pride to be living in the UAE, a flourishing country with lots of opportunities to offer to a culturally diverse community. We applaud our leadership for bringing together people of different nationalities sharing the same vision and ambition that were instituted by our great leaders.”  

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments explores German market

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A team from Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, has returned from a recent trip to Germany to meet with key tour operators in a bid to increase inbound tourists from Germany to the property. German guests are one of the top source markets for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments and the trip was organised to strengthen ties with their key partners who were recognised for their continuous promotion of Dubai and the property to this segment. The team of Mohammad Khoori, General Manager and Nives Deininger, Director of Sales shared vital information about industry developments including packages for the upcoming winter season. Trophies of appreciation were also handed to several key partners such as Thomas Cook, TUI Deutschland, Meier’s Weltreisen, Dertour and FTI Touristik during the visit. The German market has played a significant role in the UAE’s developing tourism industry and tourists are still flocking to the country in large numbers. Tourists from this segment have an average stay of five to six nights in the emirate.

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