Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) achieved a “milestone” after reaching an all-time high of international tourist arrivals in 2017 at 6,620,908. This marks the unprecedented growth of the country’s tourism industry, the DOT said. Latest data released by the DOT showed tourist arrivals grew 10.96 percent from the 2016 arrivals of 5,967,005.Philippine tourism even bested the average tourism growth of Asia and the Pacific which is at six percent and Southeast Asia at eight percent,... Read More
Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter, themed dining and entertainment destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, today unveiled the details of its 15-day Chinese New Year celebrations event. The “Chinese New Year Temple Fair” will run from February 10th-24th, 2018 with various Chinese cultural activities, entertainment and decorations to commemorate the Year of the Dog.
Guests will enjoy a host of Chinese cultural events and performances, including a traditional... Read More
La Mer, a world-class beachfront developed by Meraas to diversify the fabric of Dubai’s offering to visitors and residents, will open its first phase to the public from 15 October 2017. Stretching out into the ocean from the prestigious Jumeira 1 neighbourhood, the breath-taking destination promises to be an inspiring environment, while setting a new global benchmark for beachfront developments with its uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf and iconic city skyline.
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RATA news – На прошлой неделе завершился самый роскошный и во всех смыслах самый жаркий 18-й конгресс директоров сети МГП («Магазин Горящих Путевок»), проходивший в Объединенных Арабских Эмиратах. Мероприятие проводилось при поддержке туроператора «Библио Глобус» и принимающей компании Al Khalidiah Tourism.
Более 80 директоров офисов «Магазинов горящих путевок» в течение пяти дней работали и отдыхали в самых изысканных отелях Дубая, Абу Даби и Рас эль Хейме. Конгресс отметил свое... Read More
Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has presented the emirate’s “unprecedented year” of achievements at the 22nd United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) General Assembly, in Chengdu, China.
Celebrating nine months as a sponsor of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, Mattar shared with industry peers that further growth is expected throughout the remainder of this year as Ras Al Khaimah readies to opens... Read More
Azerbaijan is now leading as one of the favorite destination for Arab travelers, an emerging destination of choice for tourists searching for unique places to visit and the country that easiest to get Visas to. Until recently, Azerbaijan was a stalwart on the 'Hardest visa to get' list. But, this new inclination for Azerbaijan as the hot spot destination has had the Azerbaijani government reconsider their policies on visa application to the state. Now, the whole process of getting a visa to... Read More
La Perle’s stage is a hive of activity. With only a couple of weeks until opening night on 31 August, the venue – nestled between The W and Westin hotels in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City – is teaming with nearly two dozen personnel, all working to fulfil one man’s indomitable vision. That man is Franco Dragone, a former director of Cirque du Soleil, who is credited with fusing the high art of theatre and ballet with the audience draw of circus-style entertainment. Pavel Brun, Associate Assistant... Read More
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved Cabinet Resolution No (24) for 2017 on granting citizens of the Russian Federation an entry visa at all UAE’s entry points. The resolution states that citizens of the Russian Federation are to grant a 30 days entry visa at first time, renewable one time only for another 30 days, and subject to applied UAE regulations.
The resolution is expected to enhance... Read More
Since the Etihad Museum opened its doors to the public on the 7th January this year, visitors have been enthralled by the immense, eye-catching masterpiece displayed in the museum’s entrance hall. The artwork was commissoned by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, and was created by one of the UAE’s most celebrated artists – Abdul Qader Al Rais.
Greeting visitors before they begin their journey through the exhibition halls... Read More
Banking on the success of last year's attendance that saw thousands of visitors flock to the venue, organisers of the Al Marmoom Heritage Village are preparing to welcome residents and tourists from March 20 to April 18 this year. The Village, organised in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, is considered a one-stop shop for everything relating to UAE heritage, and a main attraction of the Al Marmoom Camel Race Festival that takes place in April, one of GCC's sporting... Read More