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Lucas Herbert wins the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

Lucas Herbert wins the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic

27 Jan 2020

Following four days of enthralling golf, with the final day concluding in a windy finish on the course, the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic has resulted in a stunning victory for Lucas Herbert of Australia . The event played out on the renowned Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club and included a number of world famous players including OMEGA’s own Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood.  

For his prize, Lucas received a brand new OMEGA Seamaster Aqua Terra, along with the championship... Read More

Dubai Duty Free opens new arrivals shop in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport

Dubai Duty Free opens new arrivals shop in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport

26 Jan 2020

As part of its ongoing development of its retail offer, Dubai Duty Free has opened a new Arrivals Shop in Terminal 3 of Dubai International Airport.

The new Dubai Duty Free Arrivals Shop features a total retail space of 1,100sqm, which is a significant increase over its previous retail area of 660sqm.  The additional area is mainly in front of the demise line of the old shop, and the new shop has been designed to significantly improve the visibility of the shop to arriving passengers... Read More

Al Maryah Island Celebrates Chinese New Year

Al Maryah Island Celebrates Chinese New Year

26 Jan 2020

A world of thrilling attractions awaited visitors over the weekend, as Abu Dhabi’s business and lifestyle destination hosted its renowned Chinese New Year celebrations, welcoming the Abu Dhabi community for the seventh consecutive year. The two-day event attracted over 26,000 visitors.

 

Families were treated to authentic Chinese workshops and keepsakes including New Year-themed hand fans, lanterns, face painting, Chinese calligraphy and much more. A program of live shows... Read More

DСTА - Abu Dhabi launches ‘Urban Treasures’ initiative to support emirate’s enduring eateries and shops

DСTА - Abu Dhabi launches ‘Urban Treasures’ initiative to support emirate’s enduring eateries and shops

26 Jan 2020

A new initiative launched by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) aims to provide a significant boost to the most established, longest-running local eateries and shops in the emirate by raising their profiles as ‘places of cultural significance’, and by encouraging more people to try them out.

The initiative, called Urban Treasures, sees the long-running and most popular cafeterias, restaurants and shops awarded special status by DCT Abu Dhabi, increasing... Read More

La Mer to dazzle with fireworks and traditional performances for Chinese New Year from 30 January to 1 February

La Mer to dazzle with fireworks and traditional performances for Chinese New Year from 30 January to 1 February

26 Jan 2020

La Mer, Meraas’ world-class beachfront destination, will set the mood for Chinese New Year with Oriental-style decorations from 25 January to 1 February. You can also look forward to dazzling fireworks and exciting shows over the weekend.

Treat the family to a Chinese feast at P. F. Chang’s or dine at Bado Chinese, where you can experience an Arabic twist on classic Chinese dishes. Stroll through La Mer Central to take in the glow of the Chinese lanterns swaying in the breeze across... Read More

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Al Seef

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Al Seef

26 Jan 2020

Al Seef is set to transform into a Chinese themed destination with glowing Chinese lanterns, colourful themed decorations and entertainment, the likes of which Dubai has never seen before, during this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

From 23 to 26 January, Al Seef will usher in the Chinese New Year with a bang and offer outstanding performances and live entertainment. Watch the traditional Chinese lion dance performances to attract all the good luck you need this year, or get... Read More

Dubai World Cup night nominations attract 902 horses from 21 countries

Dubai World Cup night nominations attract 902 horses from 21 countries

23 Jan 2020

DUBAI (January 23, 2020)—A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Meydan Racecourse. International luminaries Almond Eye, Maximum Security, Anthony Van Dyck, Beauty Generation, Nature Strip, Star Catcher and Benbatl headline the nominations for the US$35-million day, the world’s richest day in horseracing. A total of 1,774 nominations were accepted from 902 horses... Read More

Way to Solar Sustainability in UAE

Way to Solar Sustainability in UAE

23 Jan 2020

Significant progress has been made in the Dubai 700 MW concentrated solar power project, announced as the world’s largest single-site CSP project. On Jan 9th, a topping-out ceremony for the project’s 222-meter central tower was held, welcoming representatives from Shanghai Electric - the project’s general contractor - Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Noor Energy 1 and China Construction Third Engineering Bureau.

“SEGC(Shanghai Electric Group Company)showed us their... Read More

China and Russia drive high impact to Dubai’s global tourism growth

China and Russia drive high impact to Dubai’s global tourism growth

23 Jan 2020

Dubai’s tourism industry closed a successful decade at the end of 2019, welcoming an all-time high 16.73 million international overnight visitors, an impressive 5.1 per cent increase in tourism volumes, definitively surpassing the global tourism growth forecast by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) by over one per cent, according the Government of Dubai Media Office. 

With momentum firmly tracking against Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2022-25, latest data released by Dubai... Read More

Signs of Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector bottoming out with a slowing of price and rental declines

Signs of Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector bottoming out with a slowing of price and rental declines

23 Jan 2020

Abu Dhabi’s real estate market is showing signs of bottoming out after a sustained period of falling capital values and declining rents, according to Chestertons latest research paper, the Observer: Abu Dhabi Market Report Q4 2019.

A marginal decline in sales prices and rental rates during the fourth quarter has resulted in renewed optimism in the real estate market, with average villa sales prices declining just 1% and apartments notching a 2% decrease. In the rental market, villas... Read More

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