Abu Dhabi has been ranked the safest city in the world for the second year, with Dubai close behind in 11th place, according to a website that collates crime statistics on the world's major cities.
Numbeo, a website for crowd-sourced global data, has placed the capital first and given the lowest crime index of more than 300 cities.
“Safety is paramount when choosing a city to visit or live and work in and we are proud to be the top of the list for the second year running," said... Read More
This September, one of the world’s most famous operas came to Dubai. Opera Carmen has everything you want from an opera: high drama, passionate characters, a love story. And what’s more it’s absolutely packed with great melodies – even if you don’t know the opera, you’ll definitely know the tunes.
Carmen, the story of Don José and his hopeless love for the titular character, were here for three nights in September. Carmen is a tragic tale, with a tragic real-life story to boot.... Read More
In Moscow, Bvlgari hosted a celebration of their new BVLGARI Tribute to Femininity exhibition at the Moscow Kremlin Museum. The retrospective covered the romance between Bvlgari and women, a love affair that has lasted 130 year and going. Over 500 jewels were on display at the exhibit sourced from its Heritage Collection and private collections. General Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums Elena Gagarina along with Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin and Bvlgari Brand and Heritage Curator... Read More
Dubai, in the recent years has received a huge amount of tourists from various parts of the world and has received the coveted title of being the most tourism-friendly destination in MENA region.Read More
Al Bustan Residence, the popular hotel-apartment among tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, was recently awarded the most outstanding hotel rating, a five on five by Travelocity (Expedia Group).
Spearheaded by Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer and Yasser Moussa, Executive Assistant Manager at the hotel apartment, the prestigious rating is the official benchmark of the hotel’s ongoing commitment to deliver the best of the services and facilities to its patrons.... Read More
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