One of the modern trends of MICE tourism is the concept of bleisure (business + leisure). This unique concept allows you to combine a business trip with leisure. According to the results of various studies, approximately half of business travelers are ready to extend the trip and relax a couple of days after the business event at their own expense. Also during the event itself, participants will be happy to use the beach, spa and other leisure facilities of the hotel.
In this regard, hotels in the Middle East are an excellent choice, as they are famous for their comfort and are perfect for both business and leisure.
The United Arab Emirates is a recognized leader in the sector of MICE-tourism in the Middle East. A huge hotel base (more than 500 hotels only in Dubai), an amazing selection of venues for events, the most modern conference facilities – all this leads to the fact that we choose destination UAE as a first option when it comes to events in the Middle East.
When choosing a hotel for your event, you should pay attention to such an important factor for many customers as the possibility of drinking alcohol. Not every hotel in UAE has a license for serving alcohol. For example, in Sharjah, it is not allowed to transport, store, sell or drink alcohol at all. Such an emirates as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah have much more liberal legislation in this regard, and often these emirates are chosen to book groups.
There are a lot of coastal hotels in Dubai, but the price for placing a group in a city hotel will almost always be lower than in a coastal hotel. Please note that many Dubai city hotels provide shuttle service and beach access for their guests.
Jordan is a very interesting destination for events. You will find hotels of well-known hotel chains both in Amman and on the two seas of Jordan – the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. However, due to the proximity to the Queen International Alia airport, the most popular hotels for MICE-tourism are located in Amman and the Dead Sea. There are only 8 hotels on the Dead Sea, but they belong to such a well-known chains as Marriott, Movenpick, Kempinski, IHG, Hilton and Ramada.
The Dead Sea hotels provide their guests with an amazing opportunity not only to hold a business meeting or conference at the lowest point in the world (at an altitude of 400 meters below sea level), but also to combine this with the unique wellness treatments that are held in the SPA salons of these hotels. Healing water and Dead Sea mud will cleanse your skin and fill it with useful microelements, and the tranquility that is saturated with the atmosphere of this place will increase your concentration.
The conference facilities of Jordan hotels meet all modern requirements. The level of service and incredible Jordanian hospitality will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
Oman is a new and very promising destination in the MICE-tourism market.
In Muscat you can choose between such a hotels as Al Bustan Palace a Ritz Carlton Hotel, Millennium Resort Musannah, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & SPA and others.
The country has various venues, almost each hotel has at least one venue, they vary from size to facilities, but overall in Oman each hotel has something specially in its architecture, or the idea which was build on, so it’s a different experience each time in each hotel.
Oman can offer its guests city hotels, beach hotels, hotels in the mountains. The hotel base is still growing, but the level of service in hotels will not leave you disappointed.
And, considering the country’s growing popularity, you can be sure that the number of hotels will only increase, both in Muscat, in Salalah, and in other cities of Oman.