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Rove Dubai Marina opens doors for next-gen travellers

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Rove Hotels has launched Rove Dubai Marina, the fifth hotel in Dubai that celebrates the inspired setting of its waterfront location. With its central location and tech-savvy environment for the socially connected new generation, Rove Dubai Marina brings a new hospitality choice to visitors to the city with its stylish marina-front setting. A joint venture between Meraas and Emaar Properties PJSC, Rove Hotels currently has four operational hotels in key locations in Dubai – Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City and Rove Trade Centre. Several Rove Hotels are being planned in other locations within the city. Rove Dubai Marina has 384 rooms that present a design-influenced lifestyle choice for value-conscious leisure and business travellers. Located centrally in one of the region’s largest waterfront developments, the hotel offers leisure guests the ease of accessing Dubai’s popular beaches as well as a vibrant marina. The Dubai Marina Mall, with a vivid array of retail and leisure choices, is located nearby as well as the Dubai Marina Yacht Club that serves as a prestigious address for marina enthusiasts and The Beach, an upbeat urban waterfront destination created by Meraas.

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Chinese Consul announces Chinese New Year celebrations in Dubai

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In partnership with Meraas and Dubai Police, H.E. Li Lingbing, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Dubai kick-started the 2018 Dubai Spring Festival Grand Parade celebrations. Lingbing said, “The Spring Festival is of great significance to the Chinese and is the most important traditional festival in our calendar, akin to the importance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in the region. The city witnessed celebrations at various locations including Dubai Parks and Resorts, Al Seef, La Mer, Dubai Airport, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, Dubai Design District, The Beach and Dubai Mall.” The Spring Festival Grand Parade witnessed around 30 parading groups, consisting of over 1,000 visiting Chinese, expatriates and international friends, along with the Dubai Police band. Showcasing the arts, traditions and culture of 56 ethnic groups from 34 provinces in China, the grand parade included ethnic costumes and traditional art forms, such as Tai Chi, Peking opera, acrobatics and fairy tales. “The tremendous business potential offered by these activities has drawn worldwide attention, with a large number of Chinese people travelling abroad during the festival, bringing significant economic benefits to host cities. Last year, China witnessed 130 million people travelling abroad, an increase of 7 per cent over the previous year, of which several million travelled in the seven-day Spring Festival holiday,” said Lingbing.

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Bvlgari to open in Dubai by Q4 17

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The city’s first and only Bvlgari branded hotels is to open in the fourth quarter of the year followed by a select number of apartments and mansions shortly thereafter at the man-made Jumeirah Bay Island being built by Meraas. Having a hotel and residential element attached to it is now a proven business model, according to a senior official. “Financially this works out faster — with the super-long payback you have with the hotel, residential helps,” said Silvio Ursini, Executive Vice-President. The six, seven-storey apartment buildings will be clustered around a marina. There will be 165 apartments and eight penthouses plus 15 mansions. Private sales of the residences have started, but the property prices have not been officially announced. The project will also encompass a 50-berth marina and a yacht club. “In the 15 years since Bvlgari Hotels was created, we’ve only had three hotels — London, Milan and Bali,” said Ursini. “We have been extremely selective with the cities we want to be a part of. And we certainly didn’t want to be a brand associated with launching hundreds of properties. There will not be a second Bvlgari property in Dubai … nor do we have any plans for Abu Dhabi.”

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