Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Resort Hotel reopens for Eid

Grand Habtoor Hotel, in accordance with UAE guidelines, can operate at 30 percent capacity. It currently has 104 resort rooms available for bookings. (YouTube)
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Updated 20 May 2020

Dubai’s Habtoor Grand Resort Hotel reopens for Eid

  • The JBR hotel opens its doors once again in abidance with the UAE’s new regulations to curb the spread of coronavirus

DUBAI: One of Dubai’s oldest and most revered hotels, the Habtoor Grand Resort, part of the Autograph Collection, is re-opening its doors to guests from May 21. After several weeks of closure due to the coronavirus, guests can now enjoy the hotel’s pristine private beaches.

The hotel, in accordance with UAE guidelines, can operate at 30 percent capacity. It currently has 104 resort rooms available for bookings.

“It’s very important for us that our guests and our staff are feeling safe,” Hayden Edgtton, General Manager of Habtoor Grand Resort, told Arab News. “We have disinfected and sanitized all of our rooms. Our rooms will also be sealed for every new guest to give them the comfort value that sanitization procedures have taken place for their arrival.”

Thorough hygiene standards have been implemented via enhanced technology to curb the spread of the virus. The hotel has also imposed new cleaning regimes consisting of in-house and outside experts in food and water safety, hygiene and infection prevention.

Known for its magnificent beachfront and outdoor restaurants, the Habtoor Grand Resort is also offering several alluring Staycation packages that include overnight stays at the hotel and daycation experiences with all-day access to the beach, food and beverage and resort rooms.

The Habtoor Grand Resort is one of the first hotels in Dubai to open its doors again to guests amidst the coronavirus as part of the Emirate’s first stage in its reopening plan.


Middle East Games Con is going digital 

The free online event will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31. (Middle East Games Con)
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Middle East Games Con is going digital 

DUBAI: The 2020 edition of Middle East Games Con will take place online. 

The free online event, said to be the “first of its-kind digital gaming experience,” will be streamed live from Oct. 29  to Oct. 31.

The annual video game convention, known for its stellar line-up of gaming titles and tournaments including Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty, Tekken, FIFA, League of Legends and many more, is expected to feature Esports tournaments, special guest appearances, product reveals and gaming awards. 

“Our focus for this year and new for 2020 is the first-ever official Middle East Games Con Esports tournament and the gaming awards,” event manager Finlay Parr said in a statement on their website. “In addition to these new and exciting activities for 2020, we are of-course bringing fans their favourite features of the Con to their homes.” 

“Each year we welcome gamers of all ages from across the MENA region, and this year we don’t want anyone to miss out on our annual event due to travel, health or other reasons,” added Kiera Doherty, the pop culture portfolio director. 

Nations worldwide have been cancelling events to curb the spread of the ongoing COVID-19 disease. Organizers, in response, have made their festivals digital to entertain people at home during self-isolation.