UAE's Time Hotels to open 5 Middle East properties in 2019

The Time Dammam Residence, Time Hotels' second property in Saudi Arabia, opened earlier this month. Photo credit: Time Hotels (Time Dammam Residence)

United Arab Emirates-based hospitality company Time Hotels is set to open five new properties across the Middle East this year with a target of 35 properties by 2025.

The properties, which will bring existing as well as new Time Hotel brands to key territories throughout the region, will be unveiled during Arabian
Travel Market 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – May 1. 

“We currently have 15 properties in operation across the UAE and wider Gulf Cooperation Council with new additions in Dubai, Sharjah [UAE] and Saudi Arabia scheduled for this year as well as extending our presence to Egypt,” Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of Time Hotels, said in a statement. 

Time Hotels will debut its Time Express Hotels brand with the opening of a property in Sharjah during the third quarter of 2019. The 55-guestroom Time Express Hotel Al Khan will be 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 20 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and a 15-minute walk from Al Khan Beach.

In Dubai, Time Asma Hotel is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2019. The property will have 232 rooms, a gym, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, four meeting rooms, a business center and two restaurants. “Plans are in place for two floors of the hotel to be reserved exclusively for female travelers, with dedicated services, including personalized roomservice, a female-only check-in counter, dedicated ladies-only guest relations, in-house babysitting services and in-room tablets highlighting all of the services offered for women as well as enhanced bathroom amenities in each room,” said Awadalla.

Internationally, the company opened its second property in Saudi Arabia at the beginning of April. The 28-unit serviced apartment Time Dammam Residence is located 35 minutes from King Fahad International Airport. Joining Time Dammam Residence in Saudi Arabia will be the Time Golden Tower Al Khobar. Scheduled to open August 2019, the 65-room property will be located on Al Khobar Main Street and close to Al Khobar Waterfront.

In Egypt, the Time Nozha Beach Aqua Park Hotel & Resort will open in the third quarter of 2019 on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast with 52 rooms and four suites as well as five castles, 93 villas, 891 chalets and 136 studios. The property is the company's first hotel in Egypt and its first beach resort.