Rapid growth of Middle East region’s tourism industry prompts Al Basel Group to open new travel agency

Opening of new business proves to be timely and strategic as company reveals 25 to 35 per cent increase in consultations for high-end travel


June 03, 2014

The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is posed to witness more growth this year as global tourists are looking at visiting key destinations in the region like Dubai, Qatar and the KSA, according to recent industry reports. Looking to play a major role in the expected growth, Al Basel Group of Companies, has revealed its plans of opening a new travel agency, Tuwaiq, to help address the travel demands and requirements of both local and international tourists. The new agency, which will be located in Dubai World Central (DWC), is expected to reinforce Al Basel’s presence as a leading player in the region’s thriving tourism industry.

According to Al Basel senior executives, the move proves to be both timely and strategic as the company received a 25 to 35 per cent increase in business—stemming from consultation services rendered to high-end luxury resorts, hotels and high-profile clients. Banking on the group’s long years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, the new travel agency is looking to target the region’s middle and upper class segments from the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Turkey and Egypt. The agency will be offering key services like consultancy, booking, and mentoring.

“All roads lead to the Middle East as more and more tourists are opting to visit the region and see the many tourist attractions that we have to offer. The UAE’s recent win to host Expo 2020 has also acted like a catalyst that brings the UAE and the rest of the region in the spotlight, which is expected to drive in a large influx of visitors. This just means more business for our hotels, resorts and airports. With this in mind, we have opened Tuwaiq, to help these visitors with their travel needs and requirements. The new office will be staffed with world class tourism professionals who will always be on hand to serve the needs of our clients,” concluded Basel Al Kasem, Founder, Al Basel Group.

About the Al Basel Group of Companies


Al Basel Group of Companies is an award winning, leading UAE-based business conglomerate operating across various business interests in the UAE and the Middle East region. The group is composed of Najd Luxury Rent-A-Car, one of the UAE’s leading automotive rental providers; Al Basel Real Estate Brokers, a leading boutique real estate brokerage firm known for its high end service and transparency, locally and internationally; Al Basel Consultancy, a leading UAE-based high-end consultancy services provider; Tuwaiq Travel Agency, a newly-created travel agency that aims to address the travel demands and requirements of both local and international tourists; Amani Investments, the investment arm of the group and Kidz Blog Magazine, Dubai’s community youth magazine. Al Basel’s vibrant standing is attributed to the strong response on the projects they have on offer, which includes offerings from Emaar, Nakheel and Deyaar in areas of Business Bay, Silicon Oasis, Arabian Ranches, Burj Khalifa Down Town and the Palm Island. The group has also carved its niche in providing consultancy services for high-end luxury properties with a diverse portfolio of unique and innovative brokerage services that are collectively aimed at encouraging higher quality and best practices for the country’s current line of commercial and residential offerings.