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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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August 11, 2019

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and developer Miral have announced a partnership to further enrich Yas Island’s events portfolio.

The partnership said it aims to generate an extra AED86 million in economic impact over the next two years, attracting 17,000 additional hotel guest night bookings to Abu Dhabi.

The partnership is driven by the principles of Abu Dhabi’s Development Accelerator Programme Ghadan 21, which was launched by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander"...

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August 10, 2019

Dubai has concluded its 2018/2019 cruise season with a record 51 percent increase in cruise tourists and a 38 percent rise in cruise ship calls, cementing its position as a premier international cruise destination.

Dubai welcomed through Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal a total of 846,176 cruise visitors via 152 ship calls during the season, compared to 558,781 visitors onboard 110 ships in 2017/2018.

An additional 211 ship calls are now confirmed for the upcoming 2019/2020 season, a statement said.

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August 10, 2019

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August 10, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today introduced the Puck 32MR™ sensor to address key markets in the autonomous industry. This product offers a cost-effective perception solution for low speed autonomous markets including industrial vehicles, robotics, shuttles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Puck 32MR bolsters Velodyne’s robust portfolio of patented sensor technology, delivering rich perception data for mid-range applications. In addition to featuring Velodyne’s patented surround-view perception capability, the Puck 32MR boasts a range of 120 meters and a 40-degree vertical field of view to enable navigation in unfamiliar and dynamic settings. Generating a high-resolution point cloud with minimal noise in all light conditions, the Puck 32MR accurately detects crosswalks, curbs, vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and obstacles for safe and efficient operation in roadway, commercial and industrial use cases. Along with outstanding perception performance, this sensor delivers reliability and durability in a compact form factor. “We are proud to announce the Puck 32MR as the latest addition to our broad array of lidar products,” said Anand Gopalan, Chief Technology Officer, Velodyne Lidar. “Velodyne continues to innovate lidar technologies that empower autonomous solutions on a global scale. This product fills a need for an affordable mid-range sensor, which our customers expressed,......

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August 10, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- As one of the world’s leading skincare innovators in the direct selling and cosmetic industries, Mary Kay continued its decades-long commitment to skin science research by revealing the results of a study to improve skin barrier function and facial redness at the Annual Meeting of the Dermatology Committee organized by the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine. Mary Kay was also a sponsor of the event, which took place August 8-11 in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China.

“Mary Kay scientists spend years doing skin research to develop solutions for real people, and real needs,”"...

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