100 Top Arab World Hospitality Companies and Startups

May 12, 2022

This article showcases our top picks for the best Arab World based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Arab World Hospitality Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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elmenus

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Elmenus is an online food discovery platform that provides its users with digitized restaurant menus from food carts to hotel restaurants.

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Gathern is a booking platform of private villas, chalets, rest houses, camps, resorts, farms and other places suitable for gatherings.

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Five Holdings

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Five Holdings is a Dubai-based real estate investment firm.

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Edita Food Industries

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Edita Food Industries manufactures croissants, cakes, bakery products and distributes imported sweeteners, olive oils and pasta.

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ADQ

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ADQ is a holding company with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises.

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Repeat App

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Repeat App is the world’s first smart loyalty app for restaurants with a disruptive system of personalized pricing.

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Juhayna Food Industries

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Juhayna Food Industries is specialized in producing, processing and packaging milk, yoghurt, juice and juice concentrate.

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DHARMA

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Travel brand-as-a-service

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ToggleMarket

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B2B SaaS-enabled marketplaces and digital procurement platforms for cross border trade and commerce

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Yamsafer

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Yamsafer.me (“The Traveller” in Arabic) is a rapidly-growing hotel booking site. We enable Arabic-speakers to easily find and book hotels.

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Mabaat

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Mabaat is an innovative tech operator platform focused on disrupting the short-term rental market.

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Hotel Data Cloud

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HDC is a b2b content distribution platform that lets hotels control how they are portrayed on booking channels

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Short Stay

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Short Stay is a full-service hospitality provider specializing in contemporary spaces in Dubai’s most prestigious neighborhoods.

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INTEREL

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The platform enabling IoT in hospitality.

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FunDok

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Guest Experience Management Platform for Short Term Rental Operators / limited service hotels and their Guests

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Kennedy Towers

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Kennedy Towers is the largest operator of high quality short term rental accommodation in the UAE.

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Etihad Airways

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Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

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Emaar

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Emaar Properties is a real estate development company.

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AXON

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AXON is a healthcare provider with affordable costs by emerging the high-end technology with the healthcare industry.

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CuroTrip

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CuroTrip is a medical service providing company, specialized in medical tourism facilitator and services.

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BIRD NEST

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BIRD NEST is a Co-Living Startup that provides a holistic living experience that drives personal & professional development.

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MaisonPrive

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Virtual Hotel Start-Up based in Dubai.

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Letswork

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Leading co-working platform in the Middle East.

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Seera

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Seera is a travel and tourism company with a balanced portfolio of trusted brands that consistently exceeds customer expectations.

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Intelak Hub

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Intelak is a technology and innovation hub, based in Dubai, that supports early and late-stage start-ups.

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Lulu Group International

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LuLu Group has interests in Hypermarkets, Shopping Malls, Imports & Exports, Trading, Shipping, IT, Travel & Tourism and Education

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Massyaf

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Egypt’s vacation home rental marketplace

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Kout Food Group

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Kout Food Group operates and manages restaurants like Taco Bell, Applebee’s, Burger King, and more.

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Stella Stays

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Stella Stays is a tech-enabled hospitality startup that offers hotel-style apartments and homes for the modern resident and traveller.

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Right Bite

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The Right Bite Nutrition & Catering Services is a specialized centre for expert nutritional consultation & gourmet meal delivery service.

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The First Group

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The First Group Passionate about creating hotel dubai property investment opportunities that deliver unparalleled returns.

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Jumeirah International

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Jumeirah International owns, manages, and operates a chain of hotels and resorts in the United States, United Kingdom, and Middle East.

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Saudi Airlines Catering

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Saudi Airlines Catering provides catering and other support services to airline.

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Barrows Hotel Enterprises

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Barrows Hotels is an international Hotel Investment and Advisory Company, Focused on the fast growing hotel industry in the MENA Region.

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Kerzner International

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Kerzner International, building new amazing experiences globally with the One&Only Resorts, Atlantis, and Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort.

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Al-Nabil Food Industries

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Founded in 1945, Nabil produces over 200 frozen and chilled food products including beef and chicken burgers, chicken strips and nuggets,

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Demind

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Demind is a holding company that provides investments for hospitality, ICT, lifestyle, and real estate industries.

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RoundMenu

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RoundMenu is the UAEs restaurant discovery online platform for the restaurant seekers.

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wasl Asset Management Group

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wasl Asset Management Group is one of the largest real estate management companies in Dubai.

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Happiana

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Happiana designs and manufactures adaptable charging solutions that can charge any device anytime anywhere.

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Ghassan Aboud Group

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Ghassan Aboud Group is an international conglomerate dealing in the automotive, logistics, hospitality, and real estate businesses.

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Katara Hospitality

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Katara Hospitality is a global hotel owner, developer and operator, based in Qatar.

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Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

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Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi is a five-star luxury hotel situated in a prime waterfront location on Al Maryah Island.

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VOX Cinemas

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VOX Cinemas is wholly-owned that provides a world-class cinema experience to moviegoers who value both quality and luxury.

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Amer Group

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Amer Group is the umbrella company for subsidiaries engaged in hospitality, construction, real estate development and agriculture.

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Mo’men Group

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Mo’men Group operates Egypt’s largest independent chain of quick service restaurants under its household brand name.

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serVme

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serVme is a reservation and guest management platform.

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Al Hokair Group

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Alhokair group is a name that has been tied the world of hospitality and entertainment for decades.

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Abela & Co

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Abela & Co is a food service management company that offers food & beverages and hospitality services.

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Plan B Solutions

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PlanB Solutions is a fully-integrated customer loyalty program provider that crafts creative solutions to customer loyalty.

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Alfardan Group

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Alfardan Group has established itself as one of the leading family-owned conglomerates in the region for the past 60 years.

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The Leap Nation

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The Leap Nation creates virtual restaurants & gives customers creative, memorable and quality experiences with a scalable business model.

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KUWAIT HOTELS CO SAK

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Kuwait Hotels Company is a hotel management firm that specialized in diversified hospitality projects, catering and Safir Support Services.

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Al Ghalia

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Al Ghalia is a vibrant and passionate company.

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Al Khozama Management

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Al Khozama Management provides integrated management Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

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Al Jassim Group

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Al Jassim Group is a business group that incorporates real estate, restaurants, boutique café, hospitality and trading of FMCG.

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kwentra

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kwentra was born to support the hospitality community and transform the independent operators day to day experience.

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Saudi Catering & Contracting Company

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Saudi Catering & Contracting Company is a catering & contracting company that offers catering & life support services.

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Resto Guru

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Manage your entire front of house with our state of the art software suite. Intelligent. Powerful. Intuitive.

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Hozpitality Group

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Dedicated Hospitality Platform for Recruiting, Education and Supplier Market Place

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Swiss Hospitality

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Swiss Hospitality provides consulting, human capital development, and talent search.

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eliteclub

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Connect to a World of Luxury! A loyalty program offering countless benefits, exclusive hot deals & free vouchers! #myelitelifestyle

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Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group

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Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group is a diversified business conglomerate in Dubai.

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Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

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Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel is a luxurious, alcohol-free beach hotel in Ajman.

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AHDEC

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Holding company with interests in various sectors including hospitality, retail, foodstuff, fashion & technology

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Comsys Software

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Comsys Software has a leading role in providing the Egyptian market with in-house-developed-software Solutions.

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DR MOHAMMAD ALAWANI

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Founder of Infinity Lifestyle Management & Concierge, a luxury concierge for UHNW’s and people who are passionate about their choices

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Business International Group

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Business International Group has developed into a leading organisation with a strong presence in key sectors including education

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Address Hotels + Resorts

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Address Hotels + Resorts’ lifestyle environment enriches guest lives with a sense of style and elegance.

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InnCabin

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InnCabin provides accommodation services such as furnished rooms, apartments, mini-flats, studios and terrace houses.

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Emirates Leisure Retail

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Emirates Leisure Retail operates commercial businesses, restaurants, cafes and bars globally.

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Intelligent Foods

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Intelligent Foods functions as one of the first food manufacturers in Dubai.

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ENSHAA PSC

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ENSHAA is a real estate development and investment company.

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Atlantis Resorts

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Atlantis is an ocean-themed destination resort located at the Palm Island in Dubai that provides hospitality services.

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Arab Link Tourism Dubai LLC

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Arab Link Tourism Dubai LLC promoting tourism and growing as a global seller of tourism & travel agencies and tour operators.

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MacBerry FZE

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Mac Berry is U.A.E’s pioneer internet and mobile application developer. They develop application and even provide web based solutions to

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Tourism Enterprise

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Tourism Enterprise is a luxury tourism firm present in the hospitality sector.

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The Red Sea Development Company

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The Red Sea Development Company develops and promotes destination marketing and offers luxury tourism services.

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Line Investments & Property

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L.I.P is a shopping mall development & management division of Abu Dhabi based Lulu Group International.

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National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels

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National Corporation for Tourism & Hotels develops both tourism and commerce in the United Arab Emirates UAE.

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Rotana Hotels Suites Resorts

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Rotana Hotels Suites Resorts has grown to be the region’s largest hospitality management company and is widely recognized and admired.

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Intercat Group

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Intercat Group is a provider of catering and banquet services, as well as restaurant franchising.

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Fortune Group of Hotels

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Fortune Group of Hotels are a young company providing hospitality services with hotels in key locations in Dubai, Fujairah, and Abu Dhabi.

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Burjeel Hospital

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Burjeel Hospital performs advanced surgeries for all medical conditions and diseases.

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TripGuide

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TripGuide is an online marketplace for booking experiences, tours and things to do in Egypt from multiple travel agencies and suppliers.

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Dur Hospitality

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Dur Hospitality is a hospitality company that manages, develops, and operates a portfolio of hotels and residential compounds.

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Dubai Refreshments

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Dubai Refreshments is one of the UAE’s leading homegrown companies and partners of the world’s most prominent brands.

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INSPIRE

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INSPIRE is a professional information technology supplier specialized in web application development.

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The Healthy Home

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The Healthy Home is a health and wellness-based company that provides hygiene & sanitization solutions.

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International Medical Center

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International Medical Center is a multi-disciplinary hospital that features specialty centers providing a treatment for health problems.

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Action Hotels

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Action Hotels is a owner, developer and asset manager of branded three and four star hotels in the Middle East and Australia.

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Hassoun Travel

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Hassoun Travel is a travel agency and offers its customers complete travel solution.

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Hotelier Middle East

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The online home for hospitality industry professionals in the Middle East

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Kuwait Resorts Company

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Kuwait Resorts Company engages in creation and management, operation, investment and renting hotels, health clubs, motels and guest houses.

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Sariryah Medical

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Sariryah Medical specializes in operating and managing hospitals, medical centers, and polyclinics.

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Easy Pan

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Easy Pan provides a joyful cooking experience by offering exotic recipes with fresh pre-portioned ingredients.

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COCONUT

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The leading social recruitment community in the hospitality world

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Valtrans

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Valtrans specializes in transportation systems and services that offer traffic, car and valet parking management solutions.

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Yas Marina Circuit

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Yas Marina Circuit is the most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue.

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RDK Group of companies

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RDK Group of companies specializes in real estate development, construction, facility management, hospitality, and building management.

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