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Ownewrs of Sheraton properties in the US have committed an estimated half-a-billion dollars in renovations to meet Marriott International&r ...


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With Ramadan and Eid travel behind us, we may have to try just a bit harder to convince our clients to travel abroad. But as the temperatures keep soaring ...


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Japan is Asia Pacific's second-largest travel market, and is expected to remain so for a long time; the growth markets of Southeast Asia and India still h ...


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The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), the largest and most significant cultural project in process globally, is going to be partially opened in the first quart ...


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The German city of Frankfurt is all set for a vibrant season attracting GCC holiday makers during the summer holidays, offering a greater variety of touri ...


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One of the fastest growing car rental companies in the region, Dollar, has announced that wi-fi service is now available across its more than 4,500 vehicl ...


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Marking a season of fresh beginnings and brand launches, Hyatt has announced the introduction of two new properties in UAE’s capital city: Hyatt Cap ...


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ITB Asia, ‘Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show’ is already exceeding expectations on exhibitor numbers, recording a 20.8 per ...


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SERVING 24 million passengers per year, Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) is one of the fastest growing hubs in the world and it is ant ...


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People & Places


  • The staff at Hilton Abu Dhabi saved 50 cubic metres (more than 250 gallons) of water in support of World Water Day. Every member of staff did their bit to help reduce water waste between March 19 and April 20, 2018 as part of the hotel’s ‘Pledge Our Support to H20’ initiative.

  • Amala, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray’s signature North Indian restaurant, introduced “Shaheenshahi” - the biggest thali on Palm Jumeirah. It weighs 13kg with over 35 delicacies in one gigantic thali (platter) and is priced at Dh150 ($41) per person. The thali in unlimited and includes Amala’s prominent and new royal Mughlai dishes.

  • The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announced the opening of the Abu Dhabi Children’s Library in March 2019, within the newly restored and reopened Cultural Foundation in Qasr Al Hosn. The 5,250-square metre facility will be spread over three floors and a diverse collection of books, including fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, autobiographies and audio-books will be available.

  • Swissôtel Al Ghurair welcomes football enthusiasts to view the 2018 FIFA World Cup from June 14 to July 15 at its new World Cup venue in Liwan restaurant and tent. Fans are invited to cheer for their favourite teams and indulge in knockout offers like enjoying two snacks with unlimited selected beverages for Dh65 ($18).

  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is refurbishing the capital’s popular restaurant Asia de Cuba. The venue has been temporarily closed since May 31, 2018 and is scheduled to re-open for the last quarter in 2018. A unique new look, ambiance and a complementing dining and lounge experience is promised for its guests.

  • Festival de la Cité, Lausanne’s most anticipated festival, is set to bring a plethora of extraordinary free-to-attend events from July 10 to 15 in the historic town of La Cité. The town will transform into a festive destination offering diverse programmes and performances, including kids’ activities, live concerts, movie screenings and tours.

  • The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, launched Little Picasso, an initiative where 18 artist-volunteers gathered for an art session with 20 special needs children to work on inspiring paintings under the theme of happiness, kindness, love and generosity. These paintings can be purchased from R Gallery at the property until July 31.

  • Modhesh World has unveiled a calendar of events and activities that will take place from June 7 to August 25 in eight different halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Engaging games, rides, stage shows, acts by roaming artistes, adventure-oriented activities, and much more will be offered. The 19th edition of Modhesh World will include interactive appearances and activities by Dubai’s famous mascot Modhesh and internationally renowned entertainment character Hello Kitty. An exclusive Happy Pass Package is valid from June 18 onwards from 10am to 2pm priced at Dh199 ($54), which includes entrance ticket and unlimited play.


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