tourism

July 15, 2020

UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced that 75 per cent of the work at its residential project, Star, located in the heart of Dubai’s new growth corridor – Al Furjan has been completed and will be ready by the fourth quarter of 2020.

The project is built across a total gross floor area of 26,659 sq m with a 720 sq m retail precinct, planned to comprise restaurants, cafes and convenience options.

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July 15, 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has halted travel plans and cancelled holidays around the world for many, in Abu Dhabi, business seems to be better than ever for the emirate's hotels.

Hotels in the UAE capital are busier this July than they were at the same time last year, according to the latest statistics from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

And bookings are expected to continue to rise, says the tourism authority, thanks to a number of initiatives and events.

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July 14, 2020

Domestic tourism will be key to the recovery of the industry in Abu Dhabi, with no immediate plans to open up the emirate to international visitors, according to Ali Al Shaiba, executive director, Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi.

Unlike neighbouring Dubai, where international tourists were welcomed back earlier this month, Abu Dhabi, which enforced a more sustained period of lockdown for those entering and leaving the emirate, aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, currently remains closed to the wider world.

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July 14, 2020

ABU DHABI, 13th July, 2020 (WAM) -- The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today revealed signs of progress within the tourism sector as the emirate prepares to gradually open up to international travel. Hotel occupancy rates in Abu Dhabi have risen by 3% year-on-year since July 1 and are expected to rise further with the launch of a number of initiatives within the emirate aimed at boosting the sector.

The UAE government has received global praise for its response in confronting the pandemic, as well as for how it has proactively managed its social and economic impact. The local government in Abu Dhabi in turn"...

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July 9, 2020

Dubai expects its tourism industry to rebound this year as it opens its doors to international visitors and other countries begin to ease travel restrictions.

“We’re looking forward to seeing aggressive growth coming once things normalise towards year-end,” Helal Al Marri, director general of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, told Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.

“We’ve gone through this pause phase, where the whole world was paused, and now we’re seeing a gradual opening up of the markets.”

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July 6, 2020

Dubai hotels may have missed out on an opportunity to save thousands of dirhams in energy consumption, according to a research study carried out by leading UAE-based technology and sustainability-driven facilities management (FM) company, Farnek.

Farnek took a snapshot of the energy and water consumption and waste management of 12 Dubai hotels, both four- and five-star properties, using hotel energy data with its own internet-based software, Hotel Optimizer. This online tool currently tracks the performance of more than 100 hotels across the Middle East, measuring"...

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July 6, 2020

The holiday homes sector is passing through a challenging phase in the wake of a dramatic fall in tourism numbers due to the coronavirus outbreak, however industry executives are confident of a quick recovery as Dubai looks set to reopen the tourism industry from tomorrow.

Holiday home rates in Dubai, which dropped in line with conventional market, is seeing signs of recovery and will pick up gradually with the reopening of tourism sector in the emirate.

'The holiday home rates are less likely to go back to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon, amid significant damage"...

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July 5, 2020

(WAM) -- The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, hosted a virtual forum for stakeholders and partners to share its industry outlook ahead of the city’s reopening to international tourists on 7th July. The forum provided a first-hand insight into current and post-pandemic strategies that will help accelerate tourism momentum and position Dubai as a safe global destination.

The online forum is part of Dubai Tourism’s efforts to further enhance collaboration with stakeholders through regular top-level industry engagements, which are crucial to accelerate the revival process, highlight the city’s world"...

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July 5, 2020

Marking a turning point in the tourism sector's road to recovery, the world's sought-after destination for tourists is all set to welcome holiday-makers from July 7 following the successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and Dubai's efforts to revive the sector by reopening tourism facilities including hotels and airports, as well as the resumption of flights.

Reassuring tourists of several comprehensive measures to prevent the transmission of the pandemic, Dubai Tourism urged global travellers to make the city that boasts world class health and safety standards 'a must-visit destination.'

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July 1, 2020

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has announced the launch of Ajman Half Marathon, which provides the opportunity to participate in 10 km or half marathon 21.1 km, and aims to attract 500 participants from all levels.

This initiative comes in line with ATDD efforts to promote community sports, encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, and provide virtual alternatives in light of the current circumstances.

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