Travel is a deep-rooted tradition in Arab societies. For thousands of years wayfarers have ventured from the Middle East across the world to seek their fortunes, for the sake of knowledge and for the sheer pleasure of seeing the world. At the same time the MENA region has been a magnet for travellers who have come in search of the region’s mysteries, antiquities, spiritual and material wealth, and, more recently, its burgeoning tourism, leisure and luxury offerings. Over the last decade the Middle East and North Africa has experienced an unprecedented travel and tourism boom.
Stunning seaside resort destinations have spread along the region’s virgin coastal areas. Iconic hotels, unique entertainment features and spectacular shopping complexes have attracted tourists from around the world. Regional airlines have spread their wings expanding to almost every corner of the globe. Regional and international sports and cultural events have become additional attractions and business and trade events that draw delegates from every market in the world are held on a daily basis. Even with the global economic downturn the Middle East and North Africa has built the tourism infrastructure to remain a destination of choice for world travellers.
To serve this rich diversity of offerings for both in-bound and out-bound travellers, we have built a unique Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Practice Group led by seasoned professionals with experience in hotel management, hospitality and event organization inside and outside the MENA region. Our teams have worked with the government tourism authorities in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt to position these destinations as tourism, business, leisure, shopping and spiritual hubs which attract thousands of visitors each day.