Tag archive for ‘Dubai’
By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Tourism game changers in Dubai

It’s a new year and new challenge for Gerald Lawless who is taking up his new tourism and hospitality role at Dubai Holding and assuming the Chairmanship of the World Travel & Tourism Council in April 2016. Dubai More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Dubai hosts Chinese media, travel and tourism industry representatives

Dubai hosts over 450 delegates Chinese media, travel and tourism industry representatives, from eight different cities in China, this week for a familiarization program from November 1st to 4th. Spanned over three More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, October 30th, 2015

Dubai hotel making positive contributions to the environment

The 14th century travels of the Arab explorer Ibn Battuta have inspired the intricate décor and design details of the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate in Dubai in the UAE. Arabian architectural features are prominent More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

US presence at Dubai Airshow to feature new technologies, equipment and services

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, and WALDWICK, NJ – Looking to capitalize on regional economic growth, rapid modernization, heightened defense and security requirements and the growing interplanetary ambitions More...

By Samantha P. Hendon On Thursday, October 8th, 2015

UAE rail network will connect all seven emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman

United Arab Emirates – Rail passengers will be waiting until at least 2020 to travel on the UAE’s national rail network — two years after it is to be completed in 2018, the country’s regulators said More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, June 8th, 2015

Dubai’s popularity with visitors continues to rise

Dubai’s ongoing efforts to position itself as a premier leisure and business hub have resulted in growing visitor numbers to the city, as well as higher rankings on various global traveler and meeting indexes. This More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Second Hyatt Regency-branded hotel enhances Dubai’s iconic skyline

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking the fifth Hyatt-branded hotel in the city. A sixth Hyatt-branded hotel, Hyatt More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Fog again disrupts flights at Abu Dhabi Airport

Following a closure at 2:30 am due to severe fog, Eithad Airways diverted seven inbound flights to three other airports in the UAE – to Dubai World Central, Al Ain and Al Bateen. Etihad Airways flights to and More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Dubai ushers in 2015 with world’s most-watched New Year’s Eve spectacle

The Downtown Dubai New Year’s Eve Gala, a dazzling never-before-seen show of fireworks, LED light and laser beam displays, has once again positioned Dubai on the global map with the world’s most-watched More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Passenger traffic at Dubai International Airport up 4.3 percent

Dubai Airports maintained its growth trajectory in the second half of 2014 with passenger traffic at Dubai International rising 4.3 percent in November, according to the latest traffic report issued by operator More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, December 8th, 2014

Dubai goes after Chinese cruise tourists

Dubai Cruise Tourism, part of Dubai Tourism, is in China this week to promote the emirate’s strengths as a cruise tourism destination. Beginning in Beijing today (1 December, 2014) before going on to Shanghai More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Dubai wins prestigious award for hosting UAE’s largest-ever incentive group

Earlier this week Dubai’s world class event infrastructure was internationally recognized with the prestigious Crystal Award, the highest award in the incentive travel industry, at the SITE Global Conference held More...

By Millie Atkinson On Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Jafza offers advantage to Turkish companies using Dubai as hub for Middle East and Africa

Officials from Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the premier Free Zone in the Middle East, will be addressing a seminar on October 15at the Kempinski Ciragan Palace as part of a 5 day roadshow being conducted to highlight More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Family holidays to drive growth in Dubai tourism sector

His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing has revealed how family-centred travel is emerging a key component of travel to the emirate. Following More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Dubai: A second home for Indians

Dubai’s largest expat community is made up of Indians – nearly 1.5 million according to the Indian Consulate. While the majority come to Dubai seeking better opportunities, additional factors are making More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 26th, 2014

Dubai highlights new brand, mega-incentive hosting capabilities at IMEX 2014

Dubai’s Department of Commerce and Tourism Marketing (DTCM) is declaring its recent showing at IMEX 2014 as a major success that will help expand the emirate’s growing business events and hospitality sectors. More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Dubai debuts new destination brand

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Ahead of a new global marketing campaign launching later this year, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has debuted a new brand for the destination. The new logo, More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, May 12th, 2014

Flydubai to expand operations to more cities in India

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai-based low-cost airline flydubai is keen to expand operations to more cities in India. The airline feels that being able to connect to over 40 destinations which were not More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Dubai needs to double hotel rooms to keep up with demand

Research carried out by Euromonitor International states that some 70% of the 25 million predicted visitors to Dubai will be from outside the United Arab Emirates. It estimates that to accommodate this influx, existing More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

ATM 2014 opens with updated Tourism Vision 2020

A high-profile, panel-led discussions about the state of play of a year-old strategic framework ahead of Expo 2020, and Dubai was on track to meet its goal of 20 million visitors and treble the sector’s economic More...

By Millie Atkinson On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The star at the Arabian Travel Market with groundbreaking airline innovation

In Dubai at the Arabian Travel Market today, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, publicly showcased the latest developments in air travel with its new innovative premium cabins aboard More...

By Millie Atkinson On Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Starwood debuts in Ajman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc today announces its debut in Ajman with the opening of Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Abu Dhabi launches new mobile app

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has rolled out its full mobile strategy with ‘native’ mobile applications of its destination portal now available for iPhone, Android & Windows Phone, giving users More...

By Millie Atkinson On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai for “insulting Islam”

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The drummer of the German rock band Scorpions, James Kottak, was arrested in Dubai for “drinking alcohol” and “insulting Islam.” The musician was in Dubai More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Dubai International welcomes six million passengers in March

More than six million passengers passed through Dubai International in March 2014, driven by the expanding networks of Emirates airline and flydubai, according to the latest traffic statistics issued by operator More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 28th, 2014

Green tips from a leading Dubai hotel and resort

A major Dubai based hotel and resort will be sharing its green practices at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai in May. A Green Tip brochure will be distributed to contacts in the travel trade and corporate businesses More...

By Millie Atkinson On Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Burj Al Arab unveils wedding in the skies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Burj Al Arab, the world’s no 1 luxurious hotel, is taking romance to new levels offering marriage in the sky, 212 metres above the azure Arabian Gulf on the famous Burj More...

By Millie Atkinson On Monday, April 21st, 2014

Kyoto opens promotional office in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Kyoto City has opened a promotional office in Dubai to encourage Gulf nationals and residents to visit Japan’s ancient capital for holidays and leisure. The opening of the office More...

By Paul Lewis On Monday, January 20th, 2014

52 Places to Go in 2014

1.Cape Town Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the More...