This guide, published over two parts, has been put together by our offices across the Middle East.

The aim of this guide is to provide our readers with an overview on the regulatory landscape governing hotel operations across the Middle East region. To achieve its aim, the guide answers initial practical questions that are of general interest to hotel operators, owners and investors alike. In this first part, we will explore the regulatory framework of Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan. The second part will cover Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The guide has been compiled on the basis of information provided as at the date of its publication, and therefore may be subject to amendments from time to time. Please note that this guide is intended to provide a high level overview of current laws, regulations and procedures. Separate legal advice on matters specific to the hotel property and the regulatory framework under which it operates should always be sought, including undertaking enquiries with the relevant Ministries and Authorities having jurisdiction over the property as necessary.

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