tourism

August 19, 2019

Nikki Beach Dubai, the region’s favourite urban address, has announced its reopening on August 30.

The beach club will kick off the post-summer season with a brand-new calendar of events, starting with “La Piscine” event, announcing a glamorous pool party scene, with a salute to classic Cote D’Azur style food and drinks, followed by their Rosé Saturdays Brunch on August 31.

Nikki Beach’s signature hospitality is in full effect at the beach club with plush, all-white daybeds and cabanas. The beach club highlights the brand’s global dishes, live entertainment by resident DJs and musicians and barefoot chic vibes.

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August 19, 2019

Colombian Reggaeton singer J Balvin has been confirmed to play at The Arena, Yas Island’s brand new indoor venue, on September 5 as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

The inaugural seven-day fight-and-fitness-themed festival will feature a series of nightlife and entertainment events organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to complement the UAE capital’s mega UFC 242 event.

Known as Reggaeton’s global ambassador, J Balvin is now one of the top streaming music artists in the world, regardless of language, and is propelling Latin music to unprecedented worldwide prominence. Balvin topped the Global Top 50 on Spotify with his hit ‘Mi Gente’,"...

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August 18, 2019

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced a partnership with House of ARY, one of the leading South Asian broadcast networks, to further strengthen travel demand to the emirate from Pakistan with the recent launch of the ‘Chalo Dubai’ (Let’s Go to Dubai) campaign.

Reaffirming the Department’s ongoing commitment to extend the growth potential of one of its top ten source markets, the campaign aims to provide Pakistani visitors with specially curated, Dubai-centric holiday packages that showcase"...

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August 18, 2019

The number of international overnight visitors to Dubai increased by 3 per cent in the first half of 2019, to 8.36 million, according to new figures from the emirate's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism).

Numbers were boosted by an 11 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors from China, to 501,000. Visitor numbers from Oman also saw a spike — up 28 per cent year-on-year to 499,000 — and the number of tourists arriving from the Philippines also grew 29 per cent to 216,000. These helped to offset declines from markets such as India and the UK, which have been affected by a strong dollar, to which the"...

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August 18, 2019

(WAM) -- Dubai welcomed 8.36 million international overnight visitors in the first six months (January-June) of 2019, posting a positive three percent in tourism volume growth compared to the same period last year, according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing,Dubai Tourism. The new figures reinforce the continued strength of Dubai’s tourism sector as a key driver of economic diversification and a reliable catalyst for GDP acceleration through 2020. The largest traffic generators as well as newer high-potential segments have set a strong preparatory pace to fuel Dubai’s climb to becoming the most visited global destination.

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August 17, 2019

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to rise by 81 percent from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to the latest data compiled by Expedia Group

The figures from the second quarter of 2019 suggest a significant percentage of Chinese tourists will choose the UAE and Dubai as their preferred holiday destination.

The data also revealed that while travelers from the US, the UK and France topped the list for overall demand into the country, travellers from China showed a 220 percent year on year growth in package demand compared"...

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August 17, 2019

Developers are completing construction and handing over projects with speed ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai despite a sustained correction in prices, according to new research.

The Property Finder Trends report for the first half of 2019 showed that a total of 20,978 residential units were completed.

The total comprised 14,999 apartments, 1,084 serviced apartments and 4,895 villas and townhomes.

The report also showed that, as of July, there are an additional 38,426 residential units within 152"...

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August 17, 2019

Abu Dhabi and Muscat have been named in a list of the world's friendliest travel destinations.

The list, compiled by Big 7 Travel, placed the UAE and Omani capital cities 13th and 18th respectively, based on the views of the website's 1.5 million users.

The list, which was topped by Vancouver in Canada, ranked cities on a number of factors including how easy it is to navigate, how willing strangers are to help you find your way and the potential to make new best friends in a local bar.

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August 15, 2019

Changsha Huanghua International Airport in South Central China’s Hunan Province has seen smoother communication between different departments and more accurate dispatching after deploying Hytera’s 400 MHz digital trunking system and multi-mode advanced radios. As of September 2018, the flight on-time rate of the airport has remained above 80% for 14 consecutive months, ranking first in the South Central region for 11 consecutive months.

Due to the increase of trade, tourism, exhibition, and cultural exchanges, the traffic volume of Changsha Huanghua International Airport has maintained a strong growth momentum in recent years. As"...

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August 14, 2019

TAIF - The UAE Pavilion in the Arab Neighborhood in Souk Okaz, the annual festival currently underway in Taif, gives visitors a warm and sincere welcome, greeting them with a spectacle that embodies the country’s honorable history and bright present. The pavilion represents an Emirati old quarter, with markets, products and distinctive folklore.

The pavilion stands out for its distinctive architectural style, giving the visitor the feeling of having just traveled to the UAE, with attention paid to the smallest detail, down to the fragrant perfumes. Tourists can visit authentic shops, and look at the finest perfumes, fronds, handicrafts, authentic jewelry, and the famous Emirati burqas.

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