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TIME continues brand, portfolio expansion
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TIME Hotels, the UAE– headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, has debuted the TIME Express Hotels brand with the opening of a new property in Sharjah last month.

The three-star TIME Express Hotel Al Khan comprises 55 keys in total, spread across five floors, including five suites which feature well equipped kitchenettes and 50 standard rooms.

Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels, said: “This is a very exciting chapter in TIME Hotels’ history as we open our first property under TIME Express Hotels – our newest hotel brand in the TIME portfolio.

“Built with both business and leisure visitors in mind, this hotel is fully equipped with everything the modern, budget conscious traveller requires, delivering a fresh and stylish environment at unbeatable value for guests not looking to compromise on quality.”

The hotel will feature Foodio, an all-day dining outlet which serves sumptuous international dishes as well as authentic Arabic cuisine, offering guests both buffet and a la carte dining options.

Guests will also have access to a temperature-controlled rooftop swimming pool as well as a 24-hour fitness centre which is fully equipped with top-of-the-line equipment, a prayer room and underground car parking spaces.

The hotel will also feature two multi-purpose conference rooms which are suitable for a range of different events, providing state-of-the-art equipment in an efficient and comfortable environment. Accommodating up to 30 guests, TIME Express Al Khan has an experienced conference and events team on hand to ensure a stress-free and successful delivery of all events.

The opening of TIME Express Hotel Al Khan is part of a huge expansion programme, with the company set to extend its footprint in the UAE with further openings in Dubai as well as other properties across the MENA region including Egypt.

Awadalla added: “2020 is set to be a busy year for TIME Hotels with several properties due to come online over the next 12 months. We have been very strategic with our upcoming openings, identifying and assessing demand within the market and working to implement the most suitable brand from the TIME portfolio that best matches that demand.”

ITB Berlin 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.




MOHAMED AWADALLA, CEO of TIME Hotels, was invited by the State Committee on Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan to meet and discuss potential hospitality investments in the region’s capital city of Kazan.

Awadalla met with Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan; and a host of senior delegation. Awadalla also met with Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, Mufti of Tatarstan to discuss the promotion of halal tourism as well as potential hospitality investments in the republic.

Situated at the confluence of the Volga and Kama Rivers, the Republic of Tatarstan is located approximately 800km east of Moscow, with its capital city, Kazan, often referred to as the ‘third capital of Russia’. With more than one million visitors per year and rising, the Republic of Tatarstan is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Russia.

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