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Abu Dhabi and Dubai Spa Benchmark Report | 2017 | Half Year Review

Overall, the Abu Dhabi and Dubai spa market demonstrated stable performance in H1 2017. Key performance indicators have remained steady over the last three years, indicating a maturing spa market capable of absorbing new supply and a bright outlook for the remainder of 2017.

AHIF Rwanda |Beyond the Hotel Management Agreement | October 2017

This paper discusses the hotel development process beyond the execution of the hotel management agreement. The paper will focus on the sub-Saharan African countries and will assess the hotel development process, the role of the hotel operator, common challenges and recommended solutions to overcome the these challenges. In September 2016, Colliers had published "The True African Opportunity", which explored the opportunities for hotel development in sub-Saharan Africa; and in this paper Colliers has moved a step further by examining how to successfully execute the hotel development process. especially once the management agreement has been signed.

MENA Hotel Asset Index | Q2 2017

Colliers MENA Hotel Price Index provides an estimate of asset prices for hotels across selected key cities in the region. In each of the cities. we provide asset price estimates for 5 and 4 star hotels. in both the primary and secondary markets.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q2 2017

A number of high profile properties streamed the market since 02 2016, including the Steigenberger El Tahrir, Westin Cairo Golf Resort and the recently re-opened Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. The recent 5-Star hotel additions reinstates the city's growing opportunity for midmarket hotels.
84% of branded supply is currently in the 5-star category, representing an opportunity for quality mid-market hotels to enter the market.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q2 2017 | Arabic

A number of high profile properties streamed the market since 02 2016, including the Steigenberger El Tahrir, Westin Cairo Golf Resort and the recently re-opened Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. The recent 5-Star hotel additions reinstates the city's growing opportunity for midmarket hotels.
84% of branded supply is currently in the 5-star category, representing an opportunity for quality mid-market hotels to enter the market.

The Impact of Social Infrastructure on Mixed Use Developments

To understand how social infrastructure adds value to mixed-use developments, analyse its’ price points. What does a Waitrose supermarket, water views and high performing schools have in common? They all contribute to attracting price premiums on property values.

MENA Hotel Asset Index | Q1 2017

Dubai has the highest average price per key amongst the 21 cities in the MENA region at 446k USD - an increase of 4k USD on Q4 2016. Dubai's hotel performance is consistently among the best in the world alongside some of the key global cities such as New York, Paris, Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Ras Al Khaimah | The Emirate of Opportunities II

Ras Al Khaimah CRAK), the fourth largest and northern most emirate of the United Arab Emirates, has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years. Tourism is one of Ras Al Khaimah's most important economic sectors and is considered a key engine for continued GDP growth and job creation. The current edition of the publication includes key updates from the previous issue, Ras Al Khaimah - The Emirate of Opportunities, paying particular attention to the growing beach resort market.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q1 2017

2017 is expected to see the opening of the anticipated St. Regis Cairo and Radisson Blu Nasr City, and the re-opening of the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. This represents a 10% increase in total branded supply within the city. 84% of branded supply is currently in the 5-star category, representing an opportunity for mid-market hotels to enter the market. Marriott International and Accor remain the key international players with over 5,000 keys combined.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q1 2017 | Arabic

2017 is expected to see the opening of the anticipated St. Regis Cairo and Radisson Blu Nasr City, and the re-opening of the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. This represents a 10% increase in total branded supply within the city. 84% of branded supply is currently in the 5-star category, representing an opportunity for mid-market hotels to enter the market. Marriott International and Accor remain the key international players with over 5,000 keys combined.

Healthcare REITs in Saudi Arabia | Unlocking the Potential | May 2017

Healthcare systems and facilities continue to improve across the region with investors and operators introducing new trends and standards to improve and enhance healthcare services in the region. In Saudi Arabia, the healthcare market is growing thanks to the convergence of three factors; demand from a growing population base, an increasing elderly population and the rapid growth of the private insurance healthcare market.

Capitalizing on Experiential Travel : China and India Mega Source Markets - April 2017

In 2016, Chinese tourists spent an estimated USD 289 billion abroad, a 42% jump over 2014 figures. The Chinese tourist is single-handedly improving countries' tourism industries (examples include Australia, Japan, and Iceland). Chinese tourists are today exhibiting a greater propensity for travel abroad, and have even travelled during slow economic times, positioning them as a reliant source market, constantly generating inflows. 
Chinese and Indian travellers have been recognized as the mega source markets for outbound tourism globally. Although neighboring countries, they have distinctively different cultural and behavioral patterns influencing their travel and spending patterns. Understanding and catering to these cultural and behavioral patterns can help the GCC countries to attract them.

Culture and Heritage Travel | April 2017 | MENA

Culture tourism is multifaceted, and involves sharing the destination country's local traditions, history, art, music, cuisine, literature and religion. This may involve a wide range of activities from visiting historic sites, monuments and exhibitions, attending festivals and performances to participating in traditional cooking classes, dances and going on a safari.

Culture and Heritage Travel | April 2017 | MENA | Arabic

Culture tourism is multifaceted, and involves sharing the destination country's local traditions, history, art, music, cuisine, literature and religion. This may involve a wide range of activities from visiting historic sites, monuments and exhibitions, attending festivals and performances to participating in traditional cooking classes, dances and going on a safari.

Retail Tourism: Experiential Travel | April 2017 | Hotels

The retail industry is one of the fasting growing sectors in the region, with UAE as one of the major players in the region, attracting a large number of visitors due to its wide offering. Evolving consumer lifestyles and a growing number of tourists have benefited the retail sector. Dubai has set high standards for all GCC cities, which also aim to expand their retail and leisure tourism offerings.

Retail Tourism: Experiential Travel | April 2017 | Hotels | Arabic

The retail industry is one of the fasting growing sectors in the region, with UAE as one of the major players in the region, attracting a large number of visitors due to its wide offering. Evolving consumer lifestyles and a growing number of tourists have benefited the retail sector. Dubai has set high standards for all GCC cities, which also aim to expand their retail and leisure tourism offerings.

Market Snapshot | Kuwait Hospitality Market | March 2017

Kuwait's hospitality industry is an evolving one. At present, demand is predominately from the corporate segment, which accounts for approximately 70% of total hotel demand in the market. In a bid to evolve tourism in Kuwait, the state is taking efforts to develop the leisure and medical tourism markets, with several new developments in the pipeline. According to reports, the Kuwait government intends to spend USD 1 billion for promoting tourism over the years up to 2025. The government also plans to setup the 'Supreme Commission for Tourism' to initiate its tourism strategy.

Market Snapshot | Kuwait Hospitality Market | March 2017 | Arabic

Kuwait's hospitality industry is an evolving one. At present, demand is predominately from the corporate segment, which accounts for approximately 70% of total hotel demand in the market. In a bid to evolve tourism in Kuwait, the state is taking efforts to develop the leisure and medical tourism markets, with several new developments in the pipeline. According to reports, the Kuwait government intends to spend USD 1 billion for promoting tourism over the years up to 2025. The government also plans to setup the 'Supreme Commission for Tourism' to initiate its tourism strategy.

MENA Hotel Asset Index | Q4/ Full Year 2016

Colliers MENA Hotel Price Index provides an estimate of asset prices for hotels across 21 key cities in the region. In each of the cities, we provide asset price estimates for 5 and 4 star hotels, in both the primary and secondary markets.

Egyptian Second Home Market

The Second /Holiday Home market in Egypt is dominated by residents living in Cairo and non-resident Egyptians. Whilst the market is currently undersupplied there are opportunities to introduce new real estate products within the second home market that can improve absorption/ occupancy levels and price premiums.

Egyptian Second Home Market | Arabic

The Second /Holiday Home market in Egypt is dominated by residents living in Cairo and non-resident Egyptians. Whilst the market is currently undersupplied there are opportunities to introduce new real estate products within the second home market that can improve absorption/ occupancy levels and price premiums.

Doha Full Year 2016 Review | Hotels | March 2017

Doha has seen an influx of more than 1.300 keys over the last one year, primarily in the 5-star segment. New hotel openings in 04 2016 include Intercontinental Residence (82 units) and AlRayyan, Curio Collection (201 keys). Branded supply is expected to increase by a CAGR of 18% from 2017 to 2019. While significant supply is expected to enter the 5-star and 4-star segments over the next few years, some delays are expected, which leaves more time for the market to absorb the new supply.

Doha Full Year 2016 Review | Hotels | March 2017 | Arabic

Doha has seen an influx of more than 1.300 keys over the last one year, primarily in the 5-star segment. New hotel openings in 04 2016 include Intercontinental Residence (82 units) and AlRayyan, Curio Collection (201 keys). Branded supply is expected to increase by a CAGR of 18% from 2017 to 2019. While significant supply is expected to enter the 5-star and 4-star segments over the next few years, some delays are expected, which leaves more time for the market to absorb the new supply.

Egypt Full Year 2016 Review | Hotels | February 2017

A number of high profile properties streamed the market in 2016, including the Steigenberger El Tahrir, Westin Golf Resort, Katameya Dunes and the Nile Ritz Carlton resulting in a 3% increase in hotel supply over the previous year. 2017 is expected to see the opening of the anticipated St. Regis Cairo, further widening the gap between the 5-Star segment and quality affordable lower tier hotels.

Egypt Full Year 2016 Review | Hotels | February 2017 | Arabic

A number of high profile properties streamed the market in 2016, including the Steigenberger El Tahrir, Westin Golf Resort, Katameya Dunes and the Nile Ritz Carlton resulting in a 3% increase in hotel supply over the previous year. 2017 is expected to see the opening of the anticipated St. Regis Cairo, further widening the gap between the 5-Star segment and quality affordable lower tier hotels.

Market Snapshot | Oman Hospitality Market | February 2017

Oman's tourism industry has experienced a strong growth over the past few years, and this is expected to continue as the government is investing heavily on tourism and other related infrastructure to diversify its income.
Although the country faces significant competition from other popular regional destinations, Oman has been able to distinguish itself as a unique tourism hub, being home to many eco, cultural and heritage (including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites) attractions.

Market Snapshot | Oman Hospitality Market | February 2017 | Arabic

Oman's tourism industry has experienced a strong growth over the past few years, and this is expected to continue as the government is investing heavily on tourism and other related infrastructure to diversify its income.
Although the country faces significant competition from other popular regional destinations, Oman has been able to distinguish itself as a unique tourism hub, being home to many eco, cultural and heritage (including 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites) attractions.

Market Snapshot - Saudi Arabia Hospitality Market | February 2017

The Saudi hotel market is predominantly driven by corporate room nights, especially in the capital Riyadh where leisure currently only accounts for 12% of demand. Following the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030 and with the objective to increase tourism's role, it is expected that there will be an increased focus on leisure, religious and domestic tourism.

Market Snapshot - Saudi Arabia Hospitality Market | February 2017 | Arabic

The Saudi hotel market is predominantly driven by corporate room nights, especially in the capital Riyadh where leisure currently only accounts for 12% of demand. Following the announcement of Saudi Vision 2030 and with the objective to increase tourism's role, it is expected that there will be an increased focus on leisure, religious and domestic tourism.

Market Snapshot | UAE Hospitality Market | February 2017

The UAE saw continued strong growth in tourism demand in 2016, building on its strong fundamentals, and a growing variety of hotel supply. In this market snapshot, UAE's hospitality markets are analysed, comparing performance, supply breakdown and pipelines.

Market Snapshot | UAE Hospitality Market | February 2017 | Arabic

The UAE saw continued strong growth in tourism demand in 2016, building on its strong fundamentals, and a growing variety of hotel supply. In this market snapshot, UAE's hospitality markets are analysed, comparing performance, supply breakdown and pipelines.

Destination Saudi | Leisure, Culture and Tourism Potential

With Vision 2030 identifying the potential for entertainment and cultural development, and with significant growth forecast in domestic tourism, is Saudi Arabia set to see an unprecedented growth in its leisure and cultural offer?

Spa Wellness and Medical Travel | January 2017

The MENA region has experienced a dramatic growth in it's wellness and spa economy, with UAE at the forefront of this growth. Recent forecasts by Euromonitor suggest that the UAE spa industry is estimated to be valued at US$435m, accounting for 14% of the MENA spa market, and is estimated to exceed US$500m by 2020.

Spa Wellness and Medical Travel | January 2017 | Arabic

The MENA region has experienced a dramatic growth in it's wellness and spa economy, with UAE at the forefront of this growth. Recent forecasts by Euromonitor suggest that the UAE spa industry is estimated to be valued at US$435m, accounting for 14% of the MENA spa market, and is estimated to exceed US$500m by 2020.

Travel & Hospitality Technology Trends | December 2016 | Hotels

The travel industry is constantly attempting to ease the passenger journey, where technological advances are being made at every stage. Flexibility in travel is key to enhancing the overall trip, and the below trends are focused on ensuring a more accommodating travel experience.

MENA Hotel Asset Index | Q3 2016

The MENA Hotel Asset Price Index report provides an estimation of hotel asset prices across 21 key cities in the MENA region.

Indian Ocean Tourism Hotspots | December 2016 | Hotels

Situated in the Indian Ocean, four (4) key destinations, namely Republic of Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Seychelles have gained the reputation of being leading vacation spots globally. This report examines the tourism and hospitality market outlook across  these islands, along with a focus  on latest  trends  witnessed,  leading to significant  development   opportunities.

Indian Ocean Tourism Hotspots | December 2016 | Hotels | Arabic

Situated in the Indian Ocean, four (4) key destinations, namely Republic of Maldives, Mauritius, Zanzibar and Seychelles have gained the reputation of being leading vacation spots globally. This report examines the tourism and hospitality market outlook across  these islands, along with a focus  on latest  trends  witnessed,  leading to significant  development   opportunities.

Theme Parks: Experiential Travel | November 2016 | Hotels | English

Theme parks typically require significant capital investments, and the return on that investment is dependent upon the ability of parks to attract as many visitors as possible, new and returning clientele. In order to actively promote tourism, several countries in the Middle East are incorporating the development of theme parks as a key element in national plans, a component for many leading family tourism destinations.

Theme Parks: Experiential Travel | November 2016 | Hotels | Arabic

Theme parks typically require significant capital investments, and the return on that investment is dependent upon the ability of parks to attract as many visitors as possible, new and returning clientele. In order to actively promote tourism, several countries in the Middle East are incorporating the development of theme parks as a key element in national plans, a component for many leading family tourism destinations.

KSA Construction Cost Benchmarking and Forecasting | Update November 2016 | English

Colliers lnternational's internal database of projects across Saudi Arabia form the basis of the Cost Models required to build our benchmarking. A cost model provides a consolidated construction cost image of a proposed development type, however, each cost model has to be normalized and index linked. For projects older than 6 months in our database, we update via developing a Construction Cost Index, to track the actual movement of cost from the point in time the project was tendered/awarded, up to date, which allows us to build an accurate current range.

KSA Construction Cost Benchmarking and Forecasting | Update November 2016 | Arabic

Colliers lnternational's internal database of projects across Saudi Arabia form the basis of the Cost Models required to build our benchmarking. A cost model provides a consolidated construction cost image of a proposed development type, however, each cost model has to be normalized and index linked. For projects older than 6 months in our database, we update via developing a Construction Cost Index, to track the actual movement of cost from the point in time the project was tendered/awarded, up to date, which allows us to build an accurate current range.

Doha Hotels Review | Q3 2016 | English

Doha has seen an influx of more than 1,500 keys over the last one year, primarily in the 5-star segment. However, no new supply was introduced into the Doha market in 03 2016.

Doha Hotels Review | Q3 2016 | Arabic

Doha has seen an influx of more than 1,500 keys over the last one year, primarily in the 5-star segment. However, no new supply was introduced into the Doha market in 03 2016.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q3 2016 | English

The launch of Steigenberger El Tahrir and Westin Golf Resort, Katameya Dunes was witnessed in the past few months, adding more than 400 keys to the 5-star branded market in Cairo.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q3 2016 | Arabic

The launch of Steigenberger El Tahrir and Westin Golf Resort, Katameya Dunes was witnessed in the past few months, adding more than 400 keys to the 5-star branded market in Cairo.

Demand for British Schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi | October 2016

In September 2016 Kent College Canterbury, advised by Colliers, opened its doors in Dubai completing a process that is the culmination of a significant amount of time and planning for entry into the competitive and profitable private education sector within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Kent follows other UK private school luminaries like Repton (2007), Brighton (2011) and Cranleigh (2014).

The True African Opportunity | Hotels | September 2016

The Sub-Saharan African region has a population close to 1 billion people. a rapidly emerging middle class and the potential for strong economic growth. Major existing and planned  investments  in the  region  have been focused  on infrastructure.  however. hotel supply currently remains largely undeveloped and limited in meeting international  standards.  In this  report. Colliers International  explores  the  true  African  hospitality  market opportunity.

Food & Beverage Report | MENA | Hotels | September 2016

Relying on business from in-house guests may limit the potential of hotel restaurants to generate higher returns. However, with the right strategies in place, the  food and beverage department can maximize the hotel's profitability.

Doha Hotels Review | Q2 2016 | English

Doha saw an influx of 538 hotel keys in Q2 2016. The most recent openings included properties such as the Moevenpick Al Aziziyah and the Centro Capital Doha. Supply is expected to grow at a strong pace, with a large pipeline over the next few years. However, more than 20% of the announced forthcoming supply has already been delayed by one or more years, which leaves more time for the market to absorb the new supply.

Doha Hotels Review | Q2 2016 | Arabic

Doha saw an influx of 538 hotel keys in Q2 2016. The most recent openings included properties such as the Moevenpick Al Aziziyah and the Centro Capital Doha. Supply is expected to grow at a strong pace, with a large pipeline over the next few years. However, more than 20% of the announced forthcoming supply has already been delayed by one or more years, which leaves more time for the market to absorb the new supply.

Dubai House Price Index | Q1 2016

The overall quarterly index registered no major change in Q1 2016, standing at 144 index points. The blended average rate for residential property in Q1 2016 was AED 1,276 per sq ft (AED 13,739 sq m) compared to AED 1,283 sq ft (AED 13,809 sq m) in Q4 2015.

Togo Market Snapshot | Tourism & Hotels Review | 2016

Togo, is a narrow land mass of 57,000 sq. km spanning northwards from the shores of the Atlantic in West Africa. The country borders Ghana to the West and Benin to the East via the Gulf of Guinea and shares a border with Burkina Faso to the North.

KSA Construction Cost Benchmarking and Forecasting | May 2016

Colliers International’s internal database of projects across Saudi Arabia form the basis of the Cost Models required to build our benchmarking. A cost model provides a consolidated construction cost image of a proposed development type, however, each cost model has to be normalized and index linked. For projects older than 6 months in our database, we update via developing a Construction Price Index, to track the actual movement of cost from the point in time the project was tendered/awarded, up to May 2016, which allows us to build an accurate current range.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q1 2016 | English

Forthcoming pipeline in Cairo is primarily in the 5-star segment, indicating development opportunities of hotels with a midscale positioning. Cairo hotels are on average 22 years old, with 3-star hotels being even more outdated (31 years old). There is a clear gap between the demand for modern facilities from the growing younger generations Y and Z (67.5% of Egypt's population), as opposed to the current aged quality of hotels.

Egypt Hotels Review | Q1 2016 | Arabic

Forthcoming pipeline in Cairo is primarily in the 5-star segment, indicating development opportunities of hotels with a midscale positioning. Cairo hotels are on average 22 years old, with 3-star hotels being even more outdated (31 years old). There is a clear gap between the demand for modern facilities from the growing younger generations Y and Z (67.5% of Egypt's population), as opposed to the current aged quality of hotels.

Doha Hotels Review | Q1 2016 | English

A total of 765 keys have opened in Q1 2016. The most recent openings included properties such as the Westin Doha Hotel & Spa and the City Center Rotana. Supply is expected to grow at a strong pace, with significant forthcoming supply expected within Mushaireb district (Msheireb Downtown Regeneration Project), West Bay and upcoming Lusail City. However, more than half of the announced/confirmed forthcoming supply is still in the planning phase.

Doha Hotels Review | Q1 2016 | Arabic

A total of 765 keys have opened in Q1 2016. The most recent openings included properties such as the Westin Doha Hotel & Spa and the City Center Rotana. Supply is expected to grow at a strong pace, with significant forthcoming supply expected within Mushaireb district (Msheireb Downtown Regeneration Project), West Bay and upcoming Lusail City. However, more than half of the announced/confirmed forthcoming supply is still in the planning phase.

Dubai House Price Index | Q4 2015

The overall quarterly index registered a 3% decrease in Q4 2015, decreasing from 148 index points to 144 index points. The blended average rate for residential property in Q4 2015 was AED 1,283 per sq ft(AED 13,810 sq m) compared to AED 1,318 sq ft (AED 14,187 sq m) in Q3 2015.

Dubai House Price Index | Q3 2015

The overall quarterly index registered a 3% decrease in Q3 2015, decreasing from 152 index points to 148 index points. The blended average rate for residential property in Q3 2015 was AED 1,318 per ft² (AED 14,187 m²) compared to AED 1,354 ft² (AED 14,575 m²) in Q2 2015.

KSA Retail Market Overview | 2016

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia retail markets offers developers and investors a unique proposition. Driven by strong fundamentals including population growth and in particular high percentage of generation Y&Z, coupled with rising disposable income, limited entertainment options and harsh climates, developers and retailers are posting relatively strong retail performance.

Egypt | Cairo Market Overview | 2016

Real estate continues to show resilience within Cairo’s slowly improving economy despite the recent devaluation of the Egyptian pound. In terms of the property sector however, investors continue to turn to real estate (primarily in the residential market) as a hedge against currency risks and inflation. At the same time Cairo offers better value for money for International and regional tourists through the devaluation.

Dubai Spa Benchmark Report | 2015 Full Year Review | English

The Dubai Spa Benchmark Report focuses on analysing fourteen spa performance metrics, based on data received directly from a spa panel representing a stock  of 263 treatment rooms. Two spa types are analysed, (i) Beach and Desert Resort spas and (ii) City Hotel Spas. The current edition of the Dubai Spa Benchmark Report also features the results of a survey completed by 25 spa managers and directors of leading spas across the city.

Dubai Spa Benchmark Report | 2015 Full Year Review | Arabic

The Dubai Spa Benchmark Report focuses on analysing fourteen spa performance metrics, based on data received directly from a spa panel representing a stock  of 263 treatment rooms. Two spa types are analysed, (i) Beach and Desert Resort spas and (ii) City Hotel Spas. The current edition of the Dubai Spa Benchmark Report also features the results of a survey completed by 25 spa managers and directors of leading spas across the city.

Ras Al Khaimah | The Emirate of Opportunities | English

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the fourth largest and northern most emirate of the United Arab Emirates, has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years.
The emirate is strategically located within proximity to several major routes and demand generators and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The emirate is renowned for its unique topography and landscapes from the highest mountain in the UAE, terracotta deserts to lush mangroves, white sandy beaches and the longest stretch of coastline in the UAE.
In this paper, we examine the hospitality market of Ras Al Khaimah, paying particular attention to upcoming demand drivers, the characteristics of supply, key performance indicators and return on investment.

Ras Al Khaimah | The Emirate of Opportunities | Arabic

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the fourth largest and northern most emirate of the United Arab Emirates, has experienced rapid economic growth in recent years.
The emirate is strategically located within proximity to several major routes and demand generators and only 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The emirate is renowned for its unique topography and landscapes from the highest mountain in the UAE, terracotta deserts to lush mangroves, white sandy beaches and the longest stretch of coastline in the UAE.
In this paper, we examine the hospitality market of Ras Al Khaimah, paying particular attention to upcoming demand drivers, the characteristics of supply, key performance indicators and return on investment.

Egypt | Cairo's Hospitality Market | English

Tourism and hospitality has shown strong resilience in 2015, leading to improved inflow of international visitors, increased hotel performance levels and the announcement of a number of hospitality and mixeduse masterplans.
Hotel demand has seen a notable shift towards Eastern (New Cairo) and Western (Giza and 6th of October City) Cairo in recent years. This shift is due to new urban resorts providing extensive leisure and meeting facilities.

Egypt | Cairo's Hospitality Market | Arabic

Tourism and hospitality has shown strong resilience in 2015, leading to improved inflow of international visitors, increased hotel performance levels and the announcement of a number of hospitality and mixeduse masterplans.
Hotel demand has seen a notable shift towards Eastern (New Cairo) and Western (Giza and 6th of October City) Cairo in recent years. This shift is due to new urban resorts providing extensive leisure and meeting facilities.

Bahrain | Destination Bahrain Catering to Generation X&Y | English

A total of 691 keys opened in 2015, with the newest hotels being Four Seasons Bahrain Bay and Ibis Seef Manama. Looking forward, five-star hotel openings will dominate with notable openings such as the Downtown Rotana (249 keys) and the One & Only (150 keys). Supply is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 11%, with Al Seef and Amwaj Island expecting an entry of more than 1,100 keys in the next three to five years.

Bahrain | Destination Bahrain Catering to Generation X&Y | Arabic

A total of 691 keys opened in 2015, with the newest hotels being Four Seasons Bahrain Bay and Ibis Seef Manama. Looking forward, five-star hotel openings will dominate with notable openings such as the Downtown Rotana (249 keys) and the One & Only (150 keys). Supply is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 11%, with Al Seef and Amwaj Island expecting an entry of more than 1,100 keys in the next three to five years.

Impact of an Icon - Jeddah Tower | English

Jeddah continues to hold its position as one of Saudi Arabia's preferred destinations among domestic leisure tourists and is set to witness growing demand from religious pilgrims heading to Makkah and Madinah.

Impact of an Icon - Jeddah Tower | Arabic

Jeddah continues to hold its position as one of Saudi Arabia's preferred destinations among domestic leisure tourists and is set to witness growing demand from religious pilgrims heading to Makkah and Madinah.

Global Investor Outlook 2016

London, Paris and major German cities will be the key target cities for investors outside of EMEA in 2016, according to our Global Investor Outlook 2016.

MEA Serviced Apartment Markets & Guest Experience Index | October 2015

In this paper we examine the serviced apartment markets within the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, paying particular attention to the growth in popularity of the concept, the rise in the sale of units as branded residences, the market dynamics in respective markets, and key performance indicators. We also look at guest experiences through online serviced apartment ratings collected by Olery, as well as review the latest legal trends contributed by legal specialists Al Tamimi & Company.

Jeddah Warehouse and Logistics Overview | H1 2015

Jeddah’s warehouse and logistics market is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, driven by the government’s objective to increase industrial contribution to the GDP to 20% in 2020 from 10% in 2013.

Egypt | Q2 2015 Review & Forecast | English

Growth in corporate demand has fueled Cairo’s hotel market performance increase in Q2 2015.
Cairo’s demand is mainly generated by Egyptian and GCC nationals, accounting for 78% of total demand.

Egypt | Q2 2015 Review & Forecast | Arabic

Growth in corporate demand has fueled Cairo’s hotel market performance increase in Q2 2015.
Cairo’s demand is mainly generated by Egyptian and GCC nationals, accounting for 78% of total demand.

Modern Luxury | The Changing DNA of the KSA High Rise Residential Market

With rising income levels and changing lifestyles, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not only witnessed an increasing supply of high-rise residential units for sale in recent years, but also a change in product offering. From traditional residential towers, to luxury high-rise developments, The Kingdom has registered a large increase in high-rise residential development in the last 5 years. In this paper we address the key drivers behind this movement, highlighting potential development opportunities and challenges.

Egypt | Q1 2015 Review & Forecast | English

2014 saw a significant increase in value and volume of tourism in Egypt which highly impacted its hotel market. Tourism GDP increased by 11% when compared with 2013 figures accounting for 12% of total output. The increase was mainly attributed to an increase in tourism spending.

Egypt | Q1 2015 Review & Forecast | Arabic

2014 saw a significant increase in value and volume of tourism in Egypt which highly impacted its hotel market. Tourism GDP increased by 11% when compared with 2013 figures accounting for 12% of total output. The increase was mainly attributed to an increase in tourism spending.

Dubai Education Overview, February 2015

The Dubai Education Overview focuses on key demand drivers for the private education sector in Dubai,
and the challenges faced by the players in the market.

Dubai House Price Index, Third Quarter 2014

The overall quarterly index registered no major change in Q3 2014, staying at 170 index points. The blended average rate for residential property in Q3 2014 was AED 1,508 per ft² (AED 16,230 m²) compared to AED 1,512 ft² (AED 16,272 m²) in Q2 2014.

Residential Market and Affordability Levels | Doha November 2014

Supply scarcity in Doha’s housing market offers a strong foundation for opportunity. Average rental rates in 2014 have increased by 14% compared to average rentals in 2013. Sales prices have also witnessed an upward trend, albeit increasing by a lower rate of 6% during the same period.

Dubai Education Overview | Q4 2014

Colliers International Dubai Private Education Overview Q4 2014 provides a brief snapshot of the key factors impacting the Private Education Sector and its future outlook in Dubai.

Dubai Healthcare Overview | Q4 2014

Colliers International Dubai Healthcare Overview Q4 2014 provides a brief snapshot of the key factors impacting the Dubai Healthcare Sector and its future outlook.

Addressing The Housing Gap | Dubai

Affordability is a relative measure, especially in a growing real estate market with a high per capita income, such as Dubai. A commonly accepted guideline for housing affordability is when accommodation costs are within 30% of a household's gross income. Given that the total monthly income for 50% of Dubai households (excluding those in labour/staff/shared accommodation) is between AED9,000 – AED15,000, to remain affordable expenditure on housing should not exceed AED32,500 – AED54,000 per annum.

DNA of Theme Park Hotels

Theme parks are a draw card for many leading family tourism destinations –their success plays an important role in providing a constant flow of family tourists to an area, positively impacting the hotels that are situated within or in close proximity to the parks.

Dubai House Price Index, Second Quarter 2014

The overall quarterly index increased in Q2 2014, reaching 170 index points compared with 165 in Q1 2014, registering a 3% increase. The blended average rate for residential property in Q2 2014 was AED 1,512 per ft² (AED 16,275 sqm) compared to AED 1,463 ft² (AED 15,747 sqm) in Q1 2014.

Hotel Market Overview Egypt | Cairo in Focus September 2014

Egypt is currently going through a period of economic recovery, with tourism and hospitality at the forefront. The country’s economic status witnessed a downturn in the recent past due to market instability. Although this has had a downward impact on the country’s tourism sector, the state of the economy is expected to return to pre-2011 levels in the mid-term.

Industrial Market Overview Q2 2014 | Riyadh | KSA

Over the last year, Riyadh’s industrial manufacturing sector showed solid performance and this trend is expected to continue on the back of strong demand fundamentals. A number of large-scale industrial master plans will be delivered between 2014-2018, resulting in a marginal drop in take-up level and a slowdown in sale price growth.

Dubai House Price Index, First Quarter 2014

The Colliers International House Price Index (HPI) was established in January 2008 by Colliers International and five leading banks and financial institutions in the Emirate of Dubai to provide statistics specifically designed to reflect the average growth – decline rate of house prices across certain foreign ownership areas of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The data that forms the basis of the indices presented in this HPI has been provided by all the member financial institutions and relates to properties which have been mortgaged through these institutions.

UAE Spa Market Overview

The spa concept is more than just a therapeutic ritual for the body. It is now applied for various purposes, to heal both the body and mind, offering a large variety of techniques from Thai body massages to meditation and breathing techniques. 
Spas can be operated in various ways; the most common operating model currently present in the UAE is the “hotel operated spa” model; spas within hotels that are managed by the hotel operating company.
In an effort to standardize and organize the global spa industry, an official classification system has been created with six categories: Club Spa, Day Spa, Destination Spa, Medical Spa, Mineral Springs Spa, Resort & Hotel Spa.

Hotel branded residences a premium opportunity, UAE & KSA

Branded Residences are similar to normal residential apartments, but differ in that they have an affiliation with a hotel brand, and offer services to end users and investors.
Branded Residences are usually prime residential products leveraging off the quality of the hotel brand to create an aspirational product, reflecting luxury and prestige. Accordingly Branded Residences achieve sales prices above other prime non branded residential developments.
Owners typically have the option to live in the residence year round or by choice elect to enter the property into a rental pool agreement.
From their initial development, branded residences have evolved significantly, as has the use of the concept by real estate developers around the world, most primarily in mature real estate markets.

KSA Economy Hotel Market

The Saudi government is increasing its efforts to grow KSA tourism from within. The Kingdom’s young population is expected to increasingly participate in travel within the country, and as a result fuel the demand for highway motels and centrally located economy hotels.
The KSA market currently has a total of 1,320 branded economy hotel keys, representing 2.1% brand penetration.
In 2013, the strongest economy hotel market occupancy was achieved by Jeddah, at 70%, while Riyadh had the highest average rate at SAR 357.

Middle East Hotel Asset Management

Hotels are a specialist asset class requiring active and focused oversight. Hotels are dynamic income producing assets if bought, developed, operated and disposed of at the appropriate time would yield superior returns. 
The hotel industry is a cyclical industry that closely follows a country’s economic peaks and troughs. The current divergence in hotel owners’ and hotel operators’ interests have led to owners seeking operator oversight specialists to drive optimum returns, and enhance hotel asset value over the holding period.

Holy Cities on the road to re-development

Recent years have witnessed a prominent rush of foreign awareness in the Saudi Arabian hospitality market, mostly directed towards the two largest cities (Riyadh and Jeddah), with the Holy Cities (Makkah and Madinah) being sidelined on the international front. This research attempts to point out the opportunities presented by the Holy Cities hospitality industry. 
Holy Cities hospitality market is considered to be exceptional in terms of enjoying the benefits of an effective indefinite demand. Although, one of the major hurdles in front of these market is accommodating this huge demand.

GCC Serviced Apartments fostering high returns

One of the key strengths of the Serviced Apartment Business Model is being able to change the target market profile between long and short stay to suit market conditions in order to achieve revenue maximization.
Brand Strength is a strong driver of serviced apartment demand with GDS, Direct Bookings, and Hotel Website bookings accounting for 40% of total bookings. A strong brand with a regional presence and strong online capabilities is essential to help and drive sales in all three markets

Egypt Hotels Market Snapshot

The 2011 Revolution in Egypt witnessed the overthrow of President Mubarak; the tourism and hospitality sector was severely affected as unemployment rates increased and multiple tourism companies went bankrupt. Tourism GDP increased in 2013, contributing to 12.6% of Egypt’s total GDP. As the political situation is currently unresolved, the share tourism contribution is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years.

Abu Dhabi Real Estate Overview Q2 2014

Colliers International Abu Dhabi Real Estate Market Overview Q2 2014 provides a brief snapshot of the key factors impacting the Abu Dhabi property market and future outlook.

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