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Irish Prime Minister receives Emirates Heritage Club sailing team

Posted on 09/07/2012

Galway - Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny received the Emirates Heritage Club's sailing team who is participating in the activities of "The Maritime Heritage Cultural Exchange" between the club and the Irish city of Galway during the last stage of the Volvo Ocean Race. Also present was UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland Khalid Nasser Rashid Lootah. During the meeting, Kenny emphasised the importance of Emirates Heritage Club's participation in this celebration hailing the efforts of ...  >>MORE

Moving to Abu Dhabi beat in Galway

Posted on 08/07/2012

Galway, Ireland - Tens of thousands of fans in Galway, Ireland, danced to the Abu Dhabi beat last Thursday as the final stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race, the gruelling nine-month round the world sailing odyssey, celebrated the emirate with a wealth of activities, competitions and heritage displays. Getting into the groove, a troupe of traditional Emirati Al-Ayala dancers, chanting national songs of the United Arab Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi is the capital, teamed up with six local dancers ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's Times Square promotion spurs US business

Posted on 08/07/2012

Last May major Abu Dhabi activation in Times Square New York, mounted by Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) to mark the official launch of its US office, is beginning to bring business dividends. The promotion saw the authority mount, over four days, an Abu Dhabi tent in the famous pedestrian thoroughfare - one of the world's busiest - giving over 6,000 visitors, including more than 120 media, trade and stakeholder guests, a taste of the emirate through a number of ...  >>MORE

Ethics guide for Abu Dhabi tourists

Posted on 05/07/2012

Tourists arriving in Abu Dhabi will be issued an ethics guide featuring advice on dress code and accepted behaviour in public places within the emirate. In the 14-point guide released by Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters on Wednesday, tourists are advised to avoid behaviour in public places that could be considered indecent, such as kissing and cross-dressing. It will also feature a section on dress code, informing visitors to wear respectful clothing. Tourists will also be advised ...  >>MORE

Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner to stay in Dubai permanently as a floating hotel

Posted on 03/07/2012

After four decades of cruising around the blue planet, the iconic QE2 will retire as a liner and will function as a floating hotel in Dubai. The announcement was made jointly yesterday by Istithmar World and the DP World who promised that the ship that carried over 2900 passengers on board in each voyage will now become a tourist destination right in the heart of Dubai, anchoring at the historical Port Rashid. DP World said that it will expand the facilities at the Port Rashid to cater to ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority starts roadshow in Australia

Posted on 03/07/2012

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will lead a three-stop roadshow in Australia's key cities, as the emirate looks sets to capitalise on increasing in-bound tourism potential from the Southern Hemisphere powerhouse. In 2011, 34,930 Australians stayed in Abu Dhabi's hotels - up 35% on the previous year. Monthly year-on-year figures also continue to see positive upward trending growth, with the latest statistics showing a 24% increase in Australian hotel guests in May, over ...  >>MORE

UAE tourism set for long-term growth

Posted on 01/07/2012

The UAE’s tourism and shopping sector has been projected to grow at a healthy 6.5 per cent annually until 2021, according to a study by the World Travel and Tourism Council. The optimistic forecast is a massive boost to the prospects of the UAE’s entertainment and shopping destinations, particularly new attractions like Al Shaab Village in Sharjah. This world-class mega-attraction has commenced operations in its first phase which is worth Dh100 million. Its second phase will be launched ...  >>MORE

DTCM promotes Dubai as a favorite destination

Posted on 26/06/2012

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has successfully participated in the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in the Chinese city of Shanghai. This was the sixth successive year participation of DTCM in the ILTM Asia will this year took place at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre (SEC) in the first week of June. The Dubai Stand measured 138 square metres and had 25 co-participants representing hotels and tourism companies in addition to the General Directorate of ...  >>MORE

High rating for UAE on peaceful list

Posted on 16/06/2012

The UAE is the second most peaceful country in the Middle East, according to a new survey. The annual Global Peace Index, which looks at various factors in 158 countries around the world, put the UAE in 48th place globally. The highest ranked country in the Middle East was Qatar in 12th place followed by Kuwait in 47th. Oman came in at 59, with Jordan at 62. But other countries in the region were languishing near the bottom of the list, with Saudi Arabia ranked at 106, Egypt 111, Iran 128, ...  >>MORE

More travellers are flying in to the UAE

Posted on 16/06/2012

Global travel poll shows Abu Dhabi and Dubai are among world's top spots. International travellers are flocking to the UAE in their droves - with Dubai being named the world's eighth most visited city and Abu Dhabi the fourth fastest growing destination. According to the 2012 Mastercard Global Destination City survey while the growth of economic output has declined this year, cross-border travel by air - both in terms of visitor numbers and their spending - is up. And that's good ...  >>MORE

Dubai climbs up on tourist map

Posted on 13/06/2012

Dubai ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations worldwide and the emirate is expected to attract 8.8 million international visitors in 2012 with spending estimated at around US$8.8 billion, according to an index released by global credit card company MasterCard. Dubai features prominently on MasterCard's Worldwide Index of Global Destination Cities, improving its position from ninth to eighth in terms of numbers of inbound international visitors and outstripping cities such as New York, ...  >>MORE

SCTDA sees 5% rise in Chinese visitors to Sharjah

Posted on 12/06/2012

The number of Chinese travellers to Sharjah has seen a dramatic increase in recent years in tune with the growing phenomenon of Chinese visitors flocking to exotic destinations around the world. The number of Chinese visitors to Sharjah has jumped from 8,231 in 2009 to around 30,000 last year, over a period of three years whereas the emirate recorded a five per cent increase in the Chinese tourists last year. The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) hopes to exploit ...  >>MORE

UAE envoy joins in Abu Dhabi sales blitz to woo Korean holidaymakers

Posted on 10/06/2012

Seoul - UAE Ambassador to Korea Khalfan Matar Al Romaithi visited Abu Dhabi pavilion on June 8 which took the centre stage at the Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) 2012 which kicked off on June 7 at COEX in downtown Seoul for a four-day run. Ambassador Al Romaithi met with leading Korean travel agents as well as Korean visitors to the pavilion to exchange views on how to attract more Korean tourists to his country. During the first four months of this year, for instance, a total of 5,509 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi heads to Seoul to build on growing tourism links

Posted on 07/06/2012

A nine member strong Abu Dhabi tourism delegation is heading to Seoul, this week to take part in South Korean's leading travel trade fair as the emirate records double-digit growth in the number of Koreans now staying in its hotels and hotel apartments. The delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), will be housed in a special destination pavilion at KOTFA, which is starting in Seoul tomorrow and will run until June 10. It includes some of the emirate's ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi upgrades www.visitabudhabi.ae '&' social media channels

Posted on 02/06/2012

Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched an upgraded version of its official destination website www.visitabudhabi.ae, supported by a wide array of social media channels. Conceived with travellers' needs in mind, the refreshed website is designed as a one-stop-shop for tourists who want to explore the emirate, giving them easy access to interact, in any of eight languages, with extensive, dynamic information on Abu Dhabi's attractions and experiences, culture and ...  >>MORE

Health tourism to generate Dh6.1b

Posted on 31/05/2012

A unified medical tourism initiative that will tap the full potential of Dubai's healthcare sector is being developed for the emirate, officials announced on Wednesday. "With over 4,750 doctors/physicians speaking 40 languages, Dubai has the best tourism infrastructure in the world. Tourism numbers are growing over 10 per cent year on year,” said officials during a meeting with private sector organisations, Dubai Healthcare City Authority and Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing. They also ...  >>MORE

Dubai's economy gets strong push from trade flows and tourism

Posted on 30/05/2012

Dubai's economy grew 3.4 per cent in real terms in 2011, helped by strong trade flows and rising tourist numbers, the emirate's statistics office said Tuesday. Dubai saw its foreign trade jump by a record 22 per cent in 2011, driven by strong flows with Asia, while passenger traffic at its main airport rose 8 per cent to nearly 51 million. This year the number of passengers at Dubai International surged 14 per cent to 18.8 million in January-April from the same period a year ago. Cargo ...  >>MORE

Emirati girls launch campaign over tourist dress code

Posted on 29/05/2012

The sight of scantily clad shoppers showing too much flesh has prompted two Emirati women to call for a dress code in malls. Tired of seeing tourists in beachwear or revealing outfits, Hanan Al Rayyes and Asma Al Muheiri launched their UAE Dress Code Campaign on Twitter. Ms Al Rayyes, 27, said the initiative was "not about changing the law", but about raising awareness of existing rules and respect for Emirati society. "We don't want people to start wearing the abaya or anything, we're ...  >>MORE

Cruise tourists to get multiple entry visa

Posted on 28/05/2012

The plan for a multiple entry UAE visa for cruise-ship passengers is expected to be in place by September, according to an official at the Dubai Tourism Department. Currently, the visa process involves fees as well as paper work for tourists who don't get visas upon arrival to the UAE. The multiple entry visas will help in removing such obstacles and will create a wider tourist market from places such as Russia, China, India, South Africa and Brazil, said Hamad bin Mejren of the Dubai's ...  >>MORE

Dubai to woo tourists from all emirates

Posted on 23/05/2012

The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing has announced the emirate's first promotional summer campaign to attract more domestic tourists under the slogan ‘Do More in Dubai'. "If you can't afford to travel outside, then come and enjoy the summer in Dubai,” said Eyad AbdulRahman, Executive Director of Media Relations and Business Development, DTCM. The initiative aims to increase the number of domestic tourists in the country, in addition to the promotions to woo international ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's looks to go big in Japan

Posted on 22/05/2012

Abu Dhabi's expanding tourism proposition is to be laid out in detail in the destination's first road show in Japan next month. To be held in Tokyo on June 12th, the road show will be led by Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and feature six of its key stakeholders including Etihad Airways, the award-winning national airline of the United Arab Emirates, which currently operates 10 flights a week from Japan - five from Tokyo and five from Nagoya. The road show is aimed ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches as a Travel Brand in the US

Posted on 19/05/2012

New York - In a bid to boost tourism from the United States, the Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority has set up a dedicated promotion office in New York City. The office, which is staffed by a team of four and led by Country Manager Kershing Goh, will represent the emirate's interests in developing tourism from the United States. As a part of the office launch celebrations, the authority kicked-off a multi-faceted campaign, which includes the takeover of New York City's Times Square, ...  >>MORE

GCC residents make up 24% of Sharjah tourists in 2011

Posted on 17/05/2012

Some 381,625 tourists from the GCC countries visited Sharjah last year forming 24 per cent of the total number of tourists to the emirate, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) said Wednesday in a statement. It added that Saudi Arabia, with over 99,000 visitors, formed the bulk of the visitors from the GCC region. "This only underscores the importance of the Gulf tourism market and the need to maintain our presence and performance in the region. We will continue ...  >>MORE

Mega cruise ship arrives in Dubai

Posted on 16/05/2012

Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships, has arrived at Dubai's cruise terminal for the first time. At a length of 311 meters, if you turned the ship 90 degrees it would be almost the same height as Burj Al Arab. She can carry up to 3,114 guests and 1,185 crew, has a total of 15 passenger decks and a gross tonnage of 138,000 tonnes. Sailing from Barcelona on April 30, Voyager of the Seas visited Alexandria, and via the Suez Canal, went on to ...  >>MORE

GCC visa for cruise-goers on cards

Posted on 16/05/2012

The plan for a single visa system for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries for cruise passengers, which has been under discussion for almost four years, is finally expected to be in place by September, according to a senior Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing official. "We have raised it [the visa issue] to the highest level and it is under way. Hopefully, we will have positive feedback. "It will happen for sure before the next season. So it should be done by September ...  >>MORE

Dubai’s landmarks prove major tourist attractions

Posted on 14/05/2012

Which are the principal tourist attractions in Dubai? Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building), Burj Al Arab (one of the world's most luxurious hotels), Ski Dubai (an indoor ski slope), the Palm Islands (one of the world's largest man-made islands), the Dubai Mall (one of the world's largest shopping malls) and the Atlantis Hotel top the list of tourist attractions, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has said in the planned government bond prospectus. The government ...  >>MORE

New York's Times Square to vibrate with 'Abu Dhabi Experience'

Posted on 10/05/2012

New York's Times Square - one of the world's busiest pedestrian streets through which around 1.6 million people pass daily - will next week come alive with an ‘Abu Dhabi Experience.' Five key aspects of Abu Dhabi's culture, heritage and hospitality will be demonstrated through the experience, which will run from May 16-19, to mark the launch of the New York-based US office of Abu Dhabi Tourism '&' Culture Authority. "Our aim is to take the taste, sound, sight, touch and scents of Abu ...  >>MORE

Shurooq announces Kalba Eco-Tourism project

Posted on 02/05/2012

In a groundbreaking move, the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in collaboration with the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah, has announced the launch of an eco-tourism project, which will be implemented in Kalba City in the Emirate of Sharjah. The announcement was made by Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq, during a press conference, which was held yesterday (Tuesday) on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2012. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai Chamber study indicates strong growth in the UAE's tourism sector

Posted on 02/05/2012

A recently-released Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry study reveals that the UAE tourism sector has shown strong growth and has intensely contributed in promoting the country as a world tourism hub. The study released on the sidelines of the launch of the 19th edition of the Arabian Travel Market which is attended by 2,400 companies from 87 countries indicates that the year 2012 augurs well for the growth of the tourism sector in the country. Based on information derived from Business ...  >>MORE

UAE set to enter UN tourism agency

Posted on 01/05/2012

The UAE, one of the largest tourism markets in the Middle East and North Africa, is set to become a full member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) this year, a top official said. Despite its success in tourism the UAE is the only country in the region that is not a UNWTO member. "The government has been talking to us about becoming a full member following the establishment of the National Council for Tourism and Antiquities," Taleb Rifai, UNWTO secretary-general, ...  >>MORE

Key industry players gather at Arabian Travel Market

Posted on 30/04/2012

This year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2012 will get a boost for the first time in its 19 year history as a large section of Tourism Ministers from the Middle East and Africa region are expected to attend the event that starts today (Monday), and is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event will bring together the Ministers and other key industry players keen to develop the vibrant sector, as the four-day show acts as a platform to enable the players ...  >>MORE

ATM to highlight Sharjah's international perspective

Posted on 30/04/2012

Mohammed Al Noman, Chairman of The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has stressed the significance of taking part in the Arabian Travel Market 2012, which represents an opportunity to shed light on the Emirate of Sharjah's international perspective. He added that the participation of the SCTDA in the event also comes in line with the strategy of the SCTDA to participate at the local and international exhibitions, which contribute to promoting the Emirate of Sharjah, ...  >>MORE

Ras Al Khaimah expects one million visitors in 2012

Posted on 30/04/2012

Ras Al Khaimah is confident to welcome one million visitors this year as the government accords top priority to promote the emirate as leisure destination, a top official of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (Ras Al Khaimah TDA), said. The authority yesterday launched a major initiative to the rising emirate as a key hotel and resort investment hot spot ripe for investor development at Arabian Hotel and Investment Conference, or Ahic. "Ras Al Khaimah investors guide initiative ...  >>MORE

Al Majaz Waterfront wins Sharjah Tourism Excellence Award 2012

Posted on 29/04/2012

Al Majaz Waterfront, the debut project of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and the newest leisure and tourist destination in the emirate, has won the Sharjah Tourism Excellence Award as the best tourist destination in the emirate. Al Majaz Waterfront was opened to public in December last year, and was officially inaugurated by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, last month. Al Majaz Waterfront is ...  >>MORE

Dubai rated among top tourist destinations

Posted on 25/04/2012

Dubai continues to register a strong growth in the tourism industry and is rated to be among the top destinations globally and this is evident from the emirate's hotel occupancy levels and average revenue per room (RevPAR) for the month of January 2012, according to statistics from the STR Global report of Top 15 destinations. At the same time, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) will be showcasing Dubai's ever-enhancing appeal as a year-round business and leisure ...  >>MORE

Dubai on charm offensive to lure UK tourists

Posted on 20/03/2012

Dubai is launching a £1 million (Dh5.8m) advertising campaign to try to change perceptions of the British towards the emirate as a holiday destination as visitor numbers from the United Kingdom decline. Britain was the biggest feeder market of tourists to Dubai for many years. But although the total number of visitors to the emirate increased last year, the number of hotel guests from Britain fell more than 10 per cent to 643,196, compared with 719,889 the previous year, according to figures ...  >>MORE

Capital looks to ride cruise-ships wave

Posted on 12/03/2012

Abu Dhabi is promoting itself as a winter cruise destination as pressure mounts to boost hotel occupancy in the capital. Tourism chiefs plan to visit the industry's global gathering in Miami, which started yesterday. It comes as Abu Dhabi prepares to welcome P&O's 2,865-capacity Aurora liner to the temporary cruise terminal at Mina Zayed. "We will leverage our host port and transit port capability," said Noura Al Dhaheri, an official at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, ahead of the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah woos 1.56 million tourists in 2011

Posted on 11/03/2012

The Emirate of Sharjah had attracted 1. 563 million tourists during 2011, according to the annual statistical report released by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) at the sideline of International Tourism Bourse (ITB Berlin), the World's leading Travel Trade Show. The report shows that the occupancy rate of the hotels and hotel apartments in the emirate had reached 74 per cent in 2011 against 73 per cent in 2010. Mohammed Ali Al Noman, Chairman of the SCTDA said ...  >>MORE

UAE tourism potential showcased at ITB 2012

Posted on 08/03/2012

The International Tourism Bourse, popularly known as ITB, 2012 got off to a grand and colourful start in Berlin on Wednesday. Major UAE firms are participating in the high-profile networking event of the tourism industry to showcase the tourism potential in the country. The show will continue until March 13. Sharjah attracted considerable attention at the event as several Emirati and German dignitaries, senior officials, diplomats, business leaders and representatives of international media ...  >>MORE

Dubai tourism post impressive all-round performance in 2011

Posted on 08/03/2012

Dubai has further consolidated its position on the world tourism map with its hotels and hotel apartments posting impressive all-round performance in hotel guest numbers, cruise passengers, revenues, guest nights and average length of stay in 2011. The stellar performance of the hospitality industry in the Arabian Gulf region's tourism hub speaks volumes about the success of the aggressive marketing and promotional initiatives conducted by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce ...  >>MORE

Rent-an-island in Dubai: Prices start @ Dh500 per head

Posted on 01/03/2012

Wakil Ahmed is on top of the world. With good reason. His dream project – the Royal Island Beach Club, The World, on Dubai's The World islands – finally opens to the pubic later this month. An Indian businessman, Ahmed has been in electronics trading business for the past 25 years. Although developing real estate was a far-fetched thought at one stage, he changed his mind when he got the opportunity to buy an island on Dubai's The World project in 2004. Having lived in Dubai for 35 years, ...  >>MORE

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Irish Prime Minister receives Emirates Heritage Club sailing team


Moving to Abu Dhabi beat in Galway


Abu Dhabi's Times Square promotion spurs US business


Ethics guide for Abu Dhabi tourists


Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise liner to stay in Dubai permanently as a floating hotel


Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority starts roadshow in Australia


UAE tourism set for long-term growth


DTCM promotes Dubai as a favorite destination


High rating for UAE on peaceful list


More travellers are flying in to the UAE


Dubai climbs up on tourist map


SCTDA sees 5% rise in Chinese visitors to Sharjah


UAE envoy joins in Abu Dhabi sales blitz to woo Korean holidaymakers


Abu Dhabi heads to Seoul to build on growing tourism links


Abu Dhabi upgrades www.visitabudhabi.ae '&' social media channels


Health tourism to generate Dh6.1b


Dubai's economy gets strong push from trade flows and tourism


Emirati girls launch campaign over tourist dress code


Cruise tourists to get multiple entry visa


Dubai to woo tourists from all emirates


Abu Dhabi's looks to go big in Japan


Abu Dhabi launches as a Travel Brand in the US


GCC residents make up 24% of Sharjah tourists in 2011


Mega cruise ship arrives in Dubai


GCC visa for cruise-goers on cards


Dubai’s landmarks prove major tourist attractions


New York's Times Square to vibrate with 'Abu Dhabi Experience'


Shurooq announces Kalba Eco-Tourism project


Dubai Chamber study indicates strong growth in the UAE's tourism sector


UAE set to enter UN tourism agency


Key industry players gather at Arabian Travel Market


ATM to highlight Sharjah's international perspective


Ras Al Khaimah expects one million visitors in 2012


Al Majaz Waterfront wins Sharjah Tourism Excellence Award 2012


Dubai rated among top tourist destinations


Dubai on charm offensive to lure UK tourists


Capital looks to ride cruise-ships wave


Sharjah woos 1.56 million tourists in 2011


UAE tourism potential showcased at ITB 2012


Dubai tourism post impressive all-round performance in 2011


Rent-an-island in Dubai: Prices start @ Dh500 per head