tourism

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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June 13, 2019

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, RAKTDA, has further strengthened its position in Europe with a multi-city roadshow in the UK and Germany recently that brought together more than 370 tour operators and travel agents.

In a bid to attract 1.5 million visitors by 2021, increased emphasis has been put on growing further awareness of the breadth of offer in key European markets.

The European roadshow covered key cities including Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Edinburgh to meet industry representatives and introduce Ras Al Khaimah’s"...

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June 11, 2019

Abu Dhabi's financial regulator granted initial approval for the creation of Arabian Bourse, which aims to be a fully-regulated crypto asset exchange and custodian in the emirate.

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market approved in principle the set up of Arabian Bourse at ADGM to operate a full-fledged crypto asset exchange and digital custodian, the company said in a statement on Monday. Arabian Bourse is a joint venture between digital business solutions provider GMEX Group and regional exchanges founder Arshad Khan.

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June 11, 2019

A ‘death-defying’ 360-degree rooftop pool may soon make its debut in Dubai following “promising” talks, according to its designer.

The 600,000-litre pool, conceived by Sussex-based Compass Pools, is designed to allow visitors to “float” 200 metres in the air.

Concept images on the company's website so far show the pool installed of a hypothetical 55-storey “Infinity London” tower, with swimmers overlooking the British capital’s skyline and the River Thames.

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June 11, 2019

Emaar Hospitality, the hotels and leisure business of the UAE’s biggest developer Emaar Properties, signed a deal to promote and market its portfolio of luxury hotels in China as it seeks to expand its global outreach.

The company formed a sales and marketing partnership with Youli Hospitality Consulting in China, one of the leading promotion and representation companies in the world’s second biggest economy and one of the fastest growing tourism markets, Emaar said in a statement on Monday.

Youli Consulting, under the deal, will promote Emaar Hospitality’s"...

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