tourism

October 19, 2019

The UFC championship fight between Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov and American Dustin Poirier saw hotel occupancy rates soaring in Abu Dhabi as fans descended on the UAE capital.

According to STR’s preliminary September 2019 data for Abu Dhabi, the market's largest daily increase in occupancy (up 33.1 percent) on September 7, the day of the fight.

The same day saw the second-highest daily jump in revenue per available room (RevPAR) - up by 37.3 percent.

Nurmagomedov, a fan favourite"...

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October 17, 2019

Ghaya Grand Hotel has been named one of the best hotels in the UAE by Kayak’s 2019 Travel Hacker Awards for having achieved and earned great traveller reviews from millions of real travellers around the world.

Recipients of this award include hotels, airlines and car rental companies which have continuously delivered exceptional guest experience as well as global travel influencers who continue to inspire the world with their wanderlust.

“It"...

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October 17, 2019

On 12 October, a news briefing for 2019 Annual Conference of International Mountain Tourism Alliance was held in Guiyang. With the theme Working Together to Build a Community with a Shared Future in Mountain Tourism, focusing on major issues such as ecology, green, environmental protection, poverty alleviation and innovation, the conference will explore a path for the sustainable development of world mountain tourism in a global context.

The conference has three key activities: IMTA Council Meeting, Inaugural Ceremony of IMTA Headquarters Building, and Opening Ceremony & Theme Forum. Keynote speeches and exchange ideas will be delivered"...

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October 16, 2019

DUBAI, 15th October, 2019 (WAM) -- Chinese tourists to Dubai can now benefit from instant VAT refund capabilities at Dubai Airports via the We Tax Refund on the WeChat Mini Programme, launched by Chinese tech giant, Tencent, and international payments service provider, Planet.

With the support of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the new integrated service provides a seamless and secure way for visitors to instantly claim back their tax on purchases they have made while visiting the emirate, and further supports the Department’s ongoing ‘China Readiness’ strategy.

Visitors"...

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October 14, 2019

UAE-based hotel operator Rotana has announced the official opening of Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana, its first property in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The new property offers 132 serviced one, two and three-bedroom deluxe hotel apartments, a restaurant, two meeting rooms, and a fitness and wellness club featuring a gymnasium, a sauna, a Turkish bath, and multiple treatment rooms.

As Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first-ever branded hotel apartments, Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana introduces a new concept to the country. The hotel is located within the nation’s tallest residential"...

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October 14, 2019

A drama show depicting the story of a well-know Emirati navigator in maritime, Ibin Majid, on how he travelled the world and the sailing methods he used in the old days, fishing sea-food competitions and marine recreational activities are among the activities organised for families at this year's boat show in Abu Dhabi.

The second edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) 2019, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec) from October 16 to 19, will draw participation of 284 local, regional and international companies and brands.

Khalifa"...

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October 13, 2019

KUWAIT: Dubai continues to consolidate its position as a leading destination for tourists. It will hold the Dubai Expo 2020, the first expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, with many reasons to be counted as one of the most important in exposition history.
On the sidelines of a press conference held in Kuwait, Essam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Tourism and Commercial Marketing Corporation (DTCM), said: “Dubai Tourism aims to target further growth in every potential segment of this important market, from short stays and weekend breaks to long vacations, especially families, who are our key audience and make up the majority of visitors from the GCC region.”

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October 13, 2019

Hilton Worldwide has announced the launch of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha, the second location for the mid-market brand in the emirate.

In a management agreement with Abdullah Al Neyadi, the launch of Hampton by Hilton Al Barsha will provide guests with value for money services and amenities as the demand for more affordable mid-range hotels rises in the UAE market, the company said.

Al Neyadi said: 'The additional development will further diversify Dubai’s hospitality landscape in line with the Government of Dubai's vision of increasing the number"...

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October 10, 2019

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels received accolades from the prestigious US-based travel magazine ‘Condé Nast Traveller’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award and ranked #11 in the “Top 15 hotels in the Middle East” by scoring 94.47 and rising two positions ahead since last year’s ranking.

Nestled in the heart of the historic Souq Waqif, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a collection of nine unique buildings representing the best of Qatari hospitality and culture.

These awards are solely selected by the esteemed readers of ‘Condé Nast Traveler’, in one of the most awaited yearly travel awards by voting. More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers"...

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October 10, 2019

Billed as 'a picturesque desert resort set against the sweeping dunes of central Sharjah,' Al Badayer Oasis by Mysk, a luxurious glamping retreat, has opened in the emirate.

A stay at the oasis camp aims to introduce guests to the unique Emirati way of life, with 21 rooms and 10 tents on the intimate campsite. However, far from getting back to basics, the site promises an 'Arabian castle' feel and comes complete with two restaurants, a health club and an indoor pool, giving it a wellness-focused feel.

'The general design of the room is reminiscent"...

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