Team shortlist25 Apr 2017 AT 11:48 AM

New hotel run by women-only will open in Dubai this year

Time Hotels announce a new launch
Team shortlist25 Apr 2017 AT 11:48 AM
New hotel run by women-only will open in Dubai this year
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Plans for the first Dubai hotel to be run solely by women is set to be announced at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this year.

Time Hotels, a UAE-based brand who run hotels and apartments, are set to open the 100 percent female-run venue in Dubai’s Barsha district by the end of 2017.

CEO of Time Hotels, Mohamed Awadalla, explained that the full announcement will be made at ATM today (Tuesday April 25).

“We always promise that we come up with something creative every year, so we have a very good announcement,” said Awadalla. “We will launch the first hotel to be run by ladies. The full department head will be women… They will run the full hotel. It will be in Barsha, due to open at the end of 2017.”

We will have to wait until later today to find out more about the new hotel, but this isn’t the only hotel brand to introduce initiatives for women.

Dukes Dubai announced a female-only floor (called the “Duchess Floor”) to make women travelling on their own feel more comfortable.

This comes after Dubai announced a massive growth in the tourism industry. The first quarter of 2017 saw an 11 percent increase in overnight visitors compared to the same period in 2016. From January to March this year there were 4.57 million travellers visiting Dubai.

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai Tourism, commented: “Q1 2017 has set us off on a very strong trajectory for the year and we are pleased to see our strategic investments and policy reforms yielding such definitive impact. As Dubai continues to evolve and expand the breadth and depth of its tourism proposition, we expect to amplify the appeal of our city as the top consideration for not only first-time but also repeat business and leisure travellers.

“Thanks to the support from our visionary leadership, backed by the strength of our stakeholder collaboration, we have made tremendous strides in ongoing efforts to increase the city’s accessibility, minimise barriers to travel, and make it as seamless as possible for prospective tourists to visit and revisit Dubai. China and Russia’s strong acceleration in response to our initiatives are a clear reflection of the importance of such measures as facilitators of tourism sector growth.”