tourism

November 22, 2017

Dubai Safari’s sprawling 119-hectare animal kingdom is 90 percent complete, Safari chief Tim Husband told Arabian Business.

It will not be ready for the anticipated National Day opening..

“I doubt very much it will be ready by December 2, we still need a few more staff and need to finish the cleaning up areas and putting out graphics, but it’s going to be very close around that time,” he said.

As the finishing touches are being made, Dubai Municipality officials visited"...

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November 22, 2017

Offering smart, networked and ultra-modern living spaces in a pristine, upscale location within easy reach of key urban hotspots and centrally located in a serene residential setting, Royal Pearls, the prestige new development from Oriental Pearls Real Estate Developers, is a chance at a unique lifestyle experience. Construction on the inimitable project valued at AED 21 billion ($5.7 billion) is making steady progress with 10% of phase One already complete.

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November 21, 2017

The new 'Marinas' at the Mina Rashid Marina in Dubai, which will harbour 5,000 yachts and boats and will accommodate 20,000 in the next few years, was inaugurated by Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today.

It is expected to be a new world-class touristic maritime and entertainment attraction, said a Wam news agency report.

The project, carried out by P&O, part of DP World, stretches"...

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November 21, 2017

The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm was never intended to be just a luxury beach resort - it was always designed with events like business conferences and society weddings in mind as well as company presentations and product launches.

As I checked in last weekend the last Lambourghini was pulling out of the hotel, part of a joint event inviting possible buyers to drive one of the Italian supercars.

The event featured a press breakfast in the palatial 1,000 square-metre Royal Suite on the top floor. It has its own private elevator and the main bathroom has a private terrace"...

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November 20, 2017

Marriott International has come out with a new seasonal offer for families and loyal members, promising more savings and unforgettable memories.

Guests can make this season a memorable one by availing the offers at nearly 200 participating hotels across 17 brands in exciting destinations throughout 30 countries in the Middle East and Africa.

With its Family offer, participating hotels and resorts are inviting"...

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November 20, 2017

MCI Middle East is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Zahara Tours in the Sultanate of Oman and have now launched MCI Oman. The partnership reaffirms MCI’s strategy of growing the Middle East and driving the meetings industry forward in its emerging markets.

With 130+ associations based in Oman, the country has the opportunity to host large international conferences and conventions over the coming years. MCI’s goal is to support the market and assist with the development of the local meetings industry which in turn will attract"...

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November 18, 2017

Abu Dhabi-based developer, Miral, has embarked on a major digital transformation project to create a seamlessly connected destination of theme parks and attractions on Yas Island.

The company said in a statement that the Yas Connect project represents the next chapter in its wider plans to combine its portfolio of attractions with unrivalled visitor experiences.

The first phase of Yas Connect will roll out during the first half of 2018, and will cover the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park, Yas Waterworld, the Yas Island destination and the new theme park and attractions"...

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November 16, 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Diamond Developers have held a ground-breaking ceremony for Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City, which will be 100 percent powered by solar energy.

Located in Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the 143-room hotel will be a net zero energy building, a statement said.

It added that the architecture and interior design across the hotel will incorporate sustainability principles at every step of the guest journey and hotel operations.

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November 16, 2017

Eagle Hills Abu Dhabi has recently awarded the construction and infrastructure works contract for the entire 63,677 sq.m. site of The Address Fujairah Resort and Spa to Joannou and Paraskevaides, J&P.

The Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company made the announcement during an official signing ceremony that marked the groundbreaking of the luxury hotel and residential development, representing a significant milestone in the progress of the project in Fujairah.

The Address Fujairah Resort and Spa is scheduled to be complete by 2019,"...

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November 15, 2017

Sports enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi and the tourism industry across the country have a lot to be excited given the schedule of events set to follow in the next few weeks.

While the Fifa Club World Cup takes precedent in December, this month’s 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix over the weekend of the 24-26, in its own right, will capture the attention of those within and outside the country's borders.

From its debut in 2009, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit has become one of the most iconic settings for the season finale of the world championship"...

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