June 25, 2019

ABU DHABI, 24th June, 2019 (WAM) -- A total of 6.04 million international tourists visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai during the first three months of the year, a growth of 1.8 percent on year, figures by the Central Bank of the UAE showed.

Dubai received 4.75 million from January to March against 4.65 million in the comparable period last year, with tourist arrivals to Abu Dhabi having increased from 1.28 million to 1.29 million during the same period.

According to the CBUAE's figures, 52 percent of the tourists who visited Dubai during the period stayed in the emirate's"...

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June 22, 2019

RAS AL KHAIMAH, 20th June, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, today issued a resolution regarding the appointment of Raki Phillips as CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority,RAKTDA, to lead the authority's plans in the promotion and development of the emirate's tourism infrastructure and its potential domestically and abroad.

The step marks the beginning of a new phase of continuous development in one of the emirate's most vital sectors.

Sheikh Saud hailed the tireless efforts"...

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June 20, 2019

An interactive pop-up pavilion is touring the UAE to give people a glimpse of what to expect from the region’s first ever World Expo.

Visitors can interact with the pop-up pavilion, which is currently near the waterfall at Dubai Mall until July 13.

When you say the Emirati greeting ‘hayyakum’, the pavilion reacts, triggering an animation and a sea of particles that responds to your touch.

The ‘hayyakum’ activation is part of Expo 2020’s campaign to inspire"...

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June 20, 2019

  • Exclusive partnership with Virgin Voyages sees Geri Horner give RockStar seal of approval on the ship’s Mega RockStar Suites
  • The brand expands offerings for Mega RockStar Suite Sailors
  • Lavish Mega RockStar Suites package will now include a dedicated hair and makeup crew, unlimited beverages, personalized in-room bar and more

Virgin Voyages is upping the game for its top suites aboard the highly anticipated Scarlet Lady, with new offerings to ensure that Mega RockStars won’t have to worry about a thing during their voyage.

Geri Horner Test Drives RockStar Suites


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June 19, 2019

An exquisite 19th-century French theatre outside Paris that fell into disuse for one and half centuries has been restored with the help of a 10 million euro donation from oil-rich Abu Dhabi.

The Napoleon III theatre at Fontainebleau Palace south of Paris was built between 1853 and 1856 under the reign of the nephew of emperor Napoleon I.

It opened in 1857 but was used only a dozen times, which has helped preserve its gilded adornments, before being abandoned in 1870 after the fall of Napoleon III.


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June 18, 2019

DUBAI, 17th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, has reported a steady incline in tourism volumes from Romania, welcoming 29,670 overnight visitors in the first three months of 2019.

Underscoring a 24 percent year-on-year increase when compared to the same period in 2018, the emirate has experienced sustained interest and a steady uplift in the number of Romanian travellers. The department deploys a custom-market specific approach with targeted strategic activations, always-on marketing campaigns and ongoing trade and business partnerships with key industry players.


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June 17, 2019

Major tenders were issued recently for the main works in Sharjah International Airport Expansion Project besides for the relocation of utilities, the building substructure, superstructure skeleton and other associated works.

The project is being implemented by Sharjah Airport Authority (SAA) which has readied a comprehensive airport expansion plan at a cost of Dh1.5 billion ($408 million). The plan includes the expansion of the terminal building and increasing the airport’s capacity to 20 million passengers by 2025.

This comes following the review and approval from HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed"...

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June 17, 2019

Rove Hotels has opened Rove At The Park in Dubai Parks and Resorts - its sixth and largest hotel in the emirate

The design of the 579-room hotel is inspired by the local area and uses art to tell stories and offer Instagramable moments throughout.

Paul Bridger, corporate director of operations, Rove Hotels, said: “Guests love Rove Hotels for their convenient locations, funky interiors, chilled ambience and great service, which have made the brand one of the most popular in the city. The hotel offers a launchpad to discover Dubai Parks and Resorts and the rest"...

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June 17, 2019

Tourists visiting Dubai will be given a pre-paid mobile SIM card, absolutely free of charge.

The complimentary tourist SIM pack will be handed to all tourists who are over the age of 18 at the immigration counter, according to a report in Khaleej Times.

The SIM comes with three minutes of talk time and 20MB of mobile data.

The initiative has been launched by Du, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs (GDRFA) and Smart Dubai.


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June 13, 2019

Maroon 5 are here

This is your final chance to try and scrounge some tickets because Maroon 5 are playing the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai tomorrow night! Hope to see you there.

Comedy king

A name to be reckoned with across south Asia, Umer Sharif will have Dubai reverbrate with laughter with his signature slapstick punchlines, as he teams up with Rauf Lala and Shakeel Siddique for two rib-tickling performances tomorrow at Rajmahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks. The shows are at 6pm & 9pm.


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