European countries were the leading destinations for summer travel for GCC residents, according to travel trend data released by VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.
As thousands of people fly out on summer getaways during the long school break, VFS Global witnessed a surge in visa applications from GCC travellers to many European destinations, including comparatively newer destinations, apart... Read More
Copthorne Hotel Dubai, located within four kilometers of Dubai International Airport, has rolled out its transit package, aimed at encouraging passengers to exit the airport, spend a day or two in the city and enjoy its key attractions.
The transit package starts from AED249 for a stay in a Superior room inclusive of breakfast, Wi-Fi access, airport return drop off, discounts on food and beverage and 24-hour check-in/check-out. This promotion is valid for stays up until September 30,... Read More
Guests of Millennium Resort Mussanah, the award-winning upscale beachfront property in Oman and a leading destination for relaxation and recreation, can expect a smooth internet experience during their stay due to the installation of a new access point, ensuring 100% Wi-Fi coverage across the hotel premises.
The hotel has recently upgraded its Wi-Fi technology using the powerful new 802.11ac Access Points (APs) from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprises company, providing a seamless... Read More
For decades, the emirate’s tourism marketing strategy was focussed on luxury resorts and high-end shopping. But the CEO of Dubai’s tourism promotion body, Issam Kazim, says ‘bling’ is no longer the way to attract 20 million visitors by 2020.
The emirate's glitzy side with its sleek restaurants, high-end hotels and luxury shopping malls is no longer the main draw for tourists. Instead, they want to experience the 'real' Dubai and how its residents live.
“People are moving away... Read More
Salvator Mundi, a masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, will be unveiled to the public at Louvre Abu Dhabi on September 18, 2018. Acquired by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in 2017, Salvator Mundi is one of fewer than 20 known surviving paintings by the Italian Renaissance master, one of history’s greatest and most renowned artists, and is his final work to enter into a cultural institution’s collection.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the... Read More
Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing two internationally-acclaimed kids’ shows – Bugs Bunny and his Magical Carrots and The Desert Adventures of Daffy Duck – to the Middle East for the first time as part of an exciting line-up of live entertainment for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2018.
Each show will take place at China Court at 5pm, 6pm and 7.45pm on selected dates from 28 June until 4 August.
Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and prizes for Dubai Summer Surprises
Cartoon favourites Bugs... Read More
Yas Waterworld, the Middle East’s Leading Waterpark, is keeping its doors open to guests throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Yas Waterworld will continue to be operational over the coming weeks. Families and friends across the UAE are invited to enjoy over 40 rides, slides, and attractions as they soak up every last drop of fun this season. As if that wasn’t enough, every purchase of an adult ticket gives a child aged twelve and below the chance to enter the park for free.
In... Read More
Beach clubs are where a lot of the action is at these days. Lavish suites, fine dining, holistic wellness and lush tropical beauty make it a good place for celebrity spotting.Read More
The annual tourism event, Arabian Travel Market concluded successfully with participation from more than 2,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries and brokering deals worth $2.5 billionRead More
Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) today (Wednesday) launched an exciting new attraction with the inaugural Seaplane flight that landed at Al Zorah Marina 1, Ajman. Also attending the launch were HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of ATDD; HE Eng. Omar Ahmed Bin Omair Al Muhairi, Director General of Public Transport Corporation in Ajman, Executive Director of the Civil Aviation Department; Mr. Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Director... Read More