Welcome to the July/August issue of Industry-ME magazine. At the time of writing the month of Ramadan has commenced, bringing with it lots of important business decisions. For many hotels and resorts, Ramadan is a time when special arrangements need to be met regarding the consumption of food and beverages. In this issue we talk to some of the major hotels in the region that are celebrating Ramadan and enjoying continued success. The Burj Al Arab is one of the most iconic buildings in the whole of Dubai. The building that strikingly resembles the sail of a ship, on a man-made island, exudes 5 star luxury as we discover with Heinrich Morio, General Manager. Located in Dubai’s Financial District, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel was one of the very first 5 star hotels in the Emirate. Maintaining quality and the challenges of the retail environment is all part and parcel of everyday life for Grant Ruddiman, General Manager of Jumeirah Emirates Towers and Area Manager for the City.