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Bahrain's Gulf Air launches tourist visa service

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider, launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service. The services is available via visa.gulfair.com exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to ...

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel to undergo 'significant makeover' in 2018

Marked by its wave-shaped façade and located next to the Burj al Arab on Jumeirah beach road, Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been one of Dubai’s most visited destinations since it was opened in 1997. Now after 21 years, the iconic ...

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Dubai Safari set to open 'in a few weeks'

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the UAE, is set to open “in a few weeks” as finishing touches continue to be added to the city’s latest tourist attraction. Dubai Safari’s sprawling 119-hectare animal kingdom, ...

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World's longest urban zip line opens in Dubai Marina

XDubai is taking ziplining to the extreme with the unveiling of the new XLine in Dubai Marina, promoted as the world’s longest urban zip line. According to its creators, it is also one of the steepest and fastest, measuring 1 ...

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Abu Dhabi hotel guests up 18% in October

Abu Dhabi accelerated its growth in hotel guest arrivals during October with 418,883 guests checking into the emirate’s 163 hotels and hotel apartments, a rise of 18 percent over the same month last year. The cumulative number of guest arrivals ...

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Abu Dhabi room rates surge 265% during F1 Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi is one only a few major cities around the world to see a significant spike in hotel occupancy levels and revenues as a result of hosting a Formula One Grand Prix, according to research from Core Savills. According ...

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New Abu Dhabi airport counter to deliver visas in 15 minutes

A new visa counter at Abu Dhabi International Airport will grant transit and arriving passengers visas to Abu Dhabi in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, according to Abu Dhabi officials. The new service will be located in the ...

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Crystal Cruises picks Dubai for debut of revamped flagship liner

Dubai has been chosen by Crystal Cruises as the location for the company’s flagship liner to make its maiden voyage in the region after an extensive refurbishment. Crystal Symphony’s month-long dry dock redesign is the most expansive in the ship’s ...

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Millennium to open mixed use hotel in Dubai's Mirdif Hills in 2018

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels and Resorts is set to open a mixed-use property, Millennium Place, by the first half of 2018 in the AED3 billion Mirdif Hills project in Dubai. Millennium’s property will feature 116 hotel rooms and 128 serviced ...

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Bahrain hotel room rates in October slump to 11-year low

Average daily rates (ADR) at Bahraini hotels fell to its lowest October mark for 11 years, according to new data released by analysts STR. Hoteliers operating in the Gulf kingdom saw ADR drop by more than 8 percent to BD58.71 ...

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