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Abu Dhabi to turn Emirati businesses into heritage attractions

Abu Dhabi has announced plans to transform two local businesses into new heritage leisure attractions which will be open for tourists. A delegation from the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) has visited the Al Foah Dates ...

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Now you can get closer to the Dubai Fountain action

The Dubai Fountain, one the city’s most popular attractions, has added a Boardwalk, allowing visitors to get closer to the action than ever before. The floating platform, which spans 272 metres, extends from Burj Park and delivers visitors just nine ...

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Dubai Safari in final stages of completion, says director

Dubai Safari’s sprawling 119-hectare animal kingdom is 90 percent complete, Safari chief Tim Husband told Arabian Business. It will not be ready for the anticipated National Day opening.. “I doubt very much it will be ready by December 2, we ...

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Ritz Carlton Riyadh: Saudi Arabia's '5 star prison'

Its chandelier-studded ballrooms hosted global business titans just weeks ago. Now Riyadh’s palatial Ritz-Carlton is reported to have morphed into a makeshift prison after the kingdom’s unprecedented crackdown on the coddled elite. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general has vowed no special ...

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Jeddah hotel occupancy falls to 13-year low in October

Hoteliers in Jeddah are forecast to benefit from a double digit rise in average daily rates (ADR) despite occupancy falling to 13-year lows in October, according to a new report. STR’s preliminary October data for hotels in the Saudi city ...

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Hotel major signs deal to launch first Novotel in Oman

Hospitality giant AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement with Al Anwar Holdings for the first Novotel hotel in the sultanate. Opening in 2020, the 200-room Novotel Muscat Azaiba will be the closest internationally branded midscale hotel to ...

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New IHG Dubai hotel to be 100% powered by solar energy

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Diamond Developers have held a ground-breaking ceremony for Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City, which will be 100 percent powered by solar energy. Located in Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development, the 143-room hotel will be a ...

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Dubai Airports 'open' to closer links with Abu Dhabi- CEO

Dubai Airports is open to the possibility of increasing direct links with airports in Abu Dhabi, as part of general discussions to enhance aviation ties between the neighbouring emirates, the company’s CEO said on Tuesday. The president of Dubai’s Emirates ...

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UAE issues travel warning on Madagascar as pneumonia cases rise

The UAE’s Ministry of Health encouraged travellers to visit its clinics for medical advice, vaccines and preventive and curative services The World Health Organization has warned that a deadly outbreak of the Pneumonic plague, which began in late August, has ...

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Global Village gears up for new season

Global Festival set to open on Nov. 1 The 22nd season of the world’s favourite cultural festival, Global Village, will kick-off in Dubai in two weeks with a host of new retail attractions, back-to-back concerts and performances from stars from ...

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