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Abu Dhabi wins MICE award at Beijing ceremony

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The emirate has been named the ‘Leading Overseas Luxury MICE Destination’ at the China Travel and Meeting Industry Awards in Beijing. Representatives from the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) accepted the gong at the gala dinner, having beaten competition from more than 40 destinations including Las Vegas and France. The award […]

Louvre Abu Dhabi to make its mark on the capital

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In a landmark opening for the UAE, Louvre Abu Dhabi will welcome its first visitors on November 11. Adding a whole new dimension to the capital’s cultural, leisure and business landscape, the venue is expected to be a major draw for thousands of visitors. There are also plans for eventual meeting spaces at the venue. […]

Cultural connections

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A unique opportunity to connect with influential tourism buyers from one of the world’s most powerful economies, the sixth edition of Meet China 2017 has been hailed a great success. Held at Marriott Al Forsan Hotel, Abu Dhabi from August 21 to 23, the annual business-to-business forum is the only regional event of its kind […]

Record-breaking visitor numbers for Dubai

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A record 8.6 million international overnight tourists arrived in Dubai during the first six months of this year, meaning the emirate is on track to reach its overall tourism goals. The figures, released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), mark a 10.6 percent increase over the same period last year. India […]

A new address for business guests in Jordan

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Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba, the group’s first five-star property in Jordan. Part of the wider Tala Bay development, the 336-room beachfront property is located on the Red Sea. Ideal for business guests, two meeting rooms are kitted out with the latest equipment. The spaces are perfect for […]

Full steam ahead for Dubai Harbour

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Dubai Harbour has added a second cruise terminal to its masterplan, allowing it to accommodate 1.2 million passengers per year, developer Meraas has revealed. The announcement was made during Cityscape Global 2017 where visitors were shown a model at Meraas’ stand that depicted the upcoming harbour, which will be situated between Jumeirah Beach Residence and […]

Growing Chinese interest in halal to benefit GCC markets

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China’s increasing involvement in the halal food industry is due to bring about a financial boon for the GCC, experts believe. The Far Eastern nation, which has a Muslim population of 26 million, set up a pavilion at the ninth Halal Expo Dubai, which took place from September 18 to 19 at Roda Al Bustan […]

A creative way to do business in Dubai

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One of the city’s newest properties, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai is offering a different take on business facilities. Located in the central Barsha Heights area, the sleek hotel is also the world’s largest TRYP by Wyndham. Facilities include 650 rooms, with 25 fitness rooms and 25 spacious family rooms, as well as a selection of […]

Meet China marks its sixth successful edition

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Bringing the best of the Chinese travel business to the UAE, the sixth annual MeetChina forum, which took place on the 21st and 22nd of August at Marriott Al Forsan Hotel, Abu Dhabi, attracted around 75 top-tier Chinese travel buyers, including leading online travel agencies such as Ctrip, Mafengwo, Tuniu and Toncheng. The successful event presented key […]