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Internet usage in ME region records world’s highest annual growth rate

Internet usage in ME region records world’s highest annual growth rate

27 Apr 2017

WAM -- Conventional travel agencies are losing ground in favour of their online counterparts, with recent statistics showing that the use of internet in the Middle East region is increasing by 15 percent annually, the world's highest growth rate, approaching the 150 million mark.

This came during panels sessions featured by the Digital Transformation Summit, held on the sidelines of the now-running Arabian Travel Market 2017 in Dubai. Participants in the summit called for examining... Read More

Saif bin Zayed launches 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair running upto 2nd May

Saif bin Zayed launches 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair running upto 2nd May

27 Apr 2017

WAM -- H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, launched the 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The current cycle of the fair was organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and will continue until 2nd May, with... Read More

Dubai Tourism launches ‘Dubai Expert’ first-of-its-kind innovative training tool for travel agents at ATM 2017

Dubai Tourism launches ‘Dubai Expert’ first-of-its-kind innovative training tool for travel agents at ATM 2017

26 Apr 2017

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has announced the launch of “Dubai Expert”, an innovative online educational game that has been created exclusively for travel agents. The announcement was made to travel professionals attending this year’s Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, which runs until 27 April.

Created in collaboration with the Dubai College of Tourism (DCT) and KTM Advance, a specialist in e-learning, the learning tool is a marked departure... Read More

Dubai Internet City Drives Stronger Business Ties with Chinese Companies

Dubai Internet City Drives Stronger Business Ties with Chinese Companies

26 Apr 2017

In a strategic visit to the People’s Republic of China, Dubai Internet City (DIC), the leading technology business community in the region, explored several avenues for greater collaboration with Chinese companies from diverse technology segments, with an aim to unlock partnerships and foster innovation.  

According to the ‘Dubai FDI Monitor’, the majority of investments into Dubai in 2015 were in the medium to high-tech industries. This trend is supported by an increasing number of... Read More

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils 6 new hotel projects during ATM

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils 6 new hotel projects during ATM

26 Apr 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, today unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017.

 

The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three hotel brands of Emaar Hospitality Group – the premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts, the upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts... Read More

First Wyndham Garden hotel set to open in Ajman

First Wyndham Garden hotel set to open in Ajman

26 Apr 2017

Wyndham Garden, one of the youngest and fastest growing brands in the Wyndham Hotel Group portfolio will soon open its first hotel in the emirate of Ajman and The Idea Agency, a Dubai-based communications agency will be responsible for raising awareness of the brand’s presence in the region.   The partnership was announced during Arabian Travel Market, the region’s leading travel and tourism exhibition, where R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding,... Read More

Miral reveals first glimpse of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s six immersive worlds

Miral reveals first glimpse of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s six immersive worlds

26 Apr 2017

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of destinations, announced today that Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature six immersive worlds: Metropolis and Gotham City, inspired by the universe of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains; Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, and Dynamite Gulch, themed after iconic animated brands such as Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera; and Warner Bros. Plaza, reminiscent of old Hollywood, where these seminal characters and stories were originally brought to life.

Warner... Read More

HH Sheikh Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Government Excellence Programme Awards

HH Sheikh Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Government Excellence Programme Awards

26 Apr 2017

WAM-- Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Tuesday honoured the winners of the 20th edition of the Dubai Government Excellence Programme, DGEP.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai also attended the award ceremony that took place at the at Dubai World Trade... Read More

UAE and Turkmenistan discuss co-operation in search and rescue

UAE and Turkmenistan discuss co-operation in search and rescue

26 Apr 2017

WAM -- Yusup Muhammetgulyyev, Deputy Minister of Defence of Turkmenistan, praised the level of preparedness, expertise, high technological systems, and the modern devices used by the National Search and Rescue Centre in the UAE.

He made the statement during his visit to the centre today, where he was received by Obaid Saif Al Zahmi, Deputy General Manager of the National Search and Rescue Centre, and several top officials at the centre.

This visit comes as part of the measures... Read More

Dubai Tourism announces launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT)

Dubai Tourism announces launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT)

26 Apr 2017

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has announced the launch of Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), an institution dedicated to training the next generation of tourism professionals and providing school leavers with n alternative option for further education, that bridges the gap between in-house training and a full bachelor’s degree. The Government backed vocational college will be accepting its first batch of students in September 2017.

DCT’s mandate is... Read More

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