Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta one of the best in Mideast

The hotel’s Arabian architecture is highlighted by the grand hall, Al-Bahou, boasting a picturesque view of 88 Moroccan lanterns.
Updated 26 May 2019

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta one of the best in Mideast

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta has made it into a list of the top 50 hotels in the Middle East.
The list, curated by Hotelier Middle East, handpicked the five-star hotel through a rigorous process based on the hotel’s reputation — both online and offline, guest reviews, interior design, and inputs from editors and industry experts.
“We are proud of this achievement and our people that work tirelessly to make our guests feel welcome at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai. This prominent recognition in the region is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our team puts in to make every moment memorable,” said Ian Rydin, general manager, Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai.
The hotel’s Arabian architecture is highlighted by the grand hall, Al-Bahou, boasting a picturesque view of 88 Moroccan lanterns. The property has 396 rooms and suites and 15 meeting rooms that are patterned from the travels of the Arabic explorer Ibn Battuta to the Middle East, Asia, India, and Italy.


Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Updated 17 August 2019

Tunisian pavilion at Souk Okaz depicts vibrant street life

Visitors to the Tunisian pavilion in the Arab Neighborhood at Souk Okaz can take a pleasant journey through its different sections, which creatively depict the daily pulse of life in the streets, landmarks and markets of Tunisia, welcoming people with a taste of its cuisine, its artworks and distinctive products. 

The Tunisian pavilion highlights the country’s architectural style, welcoming accents, fragrances and music. Visitors can look at and buy famous Tunisian carpets, derived from Berber heritage in various styles such as Margoum, Kilim, Zarbia and Bekhnouk. Visitors can also buy traditional footwear, made from a range of animal skins and embroidered with silk thread. 

The amber and perfume corner captures the eye and the nose, with delicate scents of musk, amber and aromatic oils, including radish oil, castor, ginger, black seed and flaxseed. Visitors can also see a range of carvings, including representations of the holy Kaaba, the Grand Mosque of Makkah, and Tunisian monuments and artworks. Visitors can also enjoy Tunisia’s popular cuisine, and experience its varied flavors, with dishes such as harissa, leblebi, fricassée and kafteji. 

The Arab Neighborhood is being hosted in Souk Okaz for the first time this year as part of Taif Season, which is running throughout August.

Taif Season, which started on Aug. 1, seeks to contribute to achieving the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 strategy, which aims to improve quality of life, raise living standards, and create career and investment opportunities.

Events throughout the month cover trade markets and tourist and historical monuments to enhance Taif’s historic and tourist status as a summer destination for Arabs and to promote the Kingdom as an international destination.