UAE News

Abu Dhabi eyes golf tourism to increase visitor numbers

26 May 2015

The emirate is establishing a new committee to promote its golf tourism ambitions.

Abu Dhabi has announced plans to further its goal of becoming a global golf tourism hub, and has established a committee and a new portal within its tourism website to promote its offering.

The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) said it is targeting expanding golf markets in Europe, China, India and the GCC.

The authority has set up an Industry Development Committee (... Read More

InterContinental Dubai Marina opens

26 May 2015

132-room hotel is part of the Bay Central development

May 26, 2015

Dubai: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced on Monday the opening of InterContinental Dubai Marina.

The 132-room hotel is part of the Bay Central development. It features nine restaurants and meeting rooms, gym facilities and an outdoor swimming pool.

IHG currently has 18 hotels open in the UAE. It has another 10 hotels due to open in the next three to five years, including... Read More

Hilton to open 535-room Dubai World Central hotel

26 May 2015

May 26, 2015

Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with the Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC).

The upscale 535-room hotel will be part of the 145km2 development centred on Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport and DWC's desire to add 20,000 hotel rooms by 2025.

“With Hilton Worldwide’s multi-brand vision for Dubai and a 50-year legacy of outstanding hospitality in the region, we are delighted... Read More

SCTDA participates in Gulf promotional tour under the umbrella of National Council of Tourism and Antiquities

25 May 2015

Al Midfa: GCC constitutes top market for Sharjah tourism with emirate’s hotels receiving nearly half million guests in 2014

Sharjah, UAE, May 25, 2015: Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) concluded its participation in a promotional tour to the Gulf capitals, organised by the National Council of Tourism and Antiquities under the slogan, “#VisitUAE”. The SCTDA’s participation in the tour was aimed at promoting Sharjah’s ambitious tourism plans under the Sharjah... Read More

Media’s role vital in spreading culture of tolerance: UAE

25 May 2015

(Wam) / 22 May 2015

Arab Information Ministers Council approves UAE’s proposal on culture of tolerance and counter-terrorism                

Cairo - A UAE proposal on the role of the media in promoting values of tolerance and combating extremism was approved on Thursday by the 64th meeting of the Arab Information Ministers’ Council, which was held under the Chairmanship of the UAE, at the General Secretariat of the Arab League in Cairo.

Ibrahim Al Abed, Director-... Read More

Dubai Properties launches apartments at Dubai Wharf

25 May 2015

25 May 2015

Developer offers easy payment plan for investors.

Dubai: Dubai Properties has unveiled a new residential tower at Dubai Wharf, a mixed-use project in the heart of Dubai Creek. Major infrastructure work around the master development is almost complete.

The tower is part of Dubai Wharf’s four-tower mid-rise development and offers views of the Dubai Creek. It comprises over 200 units that include studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with average... Read More

Emirates inspires you to ‘Be there’

Emirates inspires you to ‘Be there’

25 May 2015

Dubai: May 25, 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, passions and places, has launched ‘Be There’, a global campaign that celebrates curiosity, wanderlust, and the adventure that comes with travel.

For this digital and social media campaign, Emirates has turned to its own “globalistas” – the airline’s dynamic and passionate employees hailing from over 130 nationalities – and given them a starring role. As ambassadors, these “Be There” globalistas will travel... Read More

Dubai Tourism facilitates production of new Virgin Atlantic Airways film guide to Dubai

25 May 2015

- Now live on all Virgin Atlantic-operated flights via on-demand system, as well as online and in airline’s airport lounges

- Film joins a host of others recently produced by or in cooperation with Dubai Tourism

Dubai, UAE; 25 May 2015: A new film about Dubai is now live on all Virgin Atlantic-operated flights across the world, informing and entertaining viewers and potential visitors about the countless attractions and experiences available in the emirate. The 20-minute film... Read More

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry board formed

24 May 2015

Board’s chairman and two vice-chairmen are to be elected at first duly convened meeting within two weeks

Published: 17:23 May 24, 2015


Dubai: In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has issued Decree No. 19 of 2015, forming the Board of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Pursuant to the decree, members of the new board are Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Majid Hamad... Read More

Ministry of Economy leads Global Trade Development Week team to China

24 May 2015

The Global Trade Development Week (GTDW) team led by Ms. Ayesha Alkobaisi, Director of International Trade Organisations at the UAE Ministry of Economy and Project Director for GTDW, yesterday participated in a press conference to announce an agreement between GTDW and China New Silk Road Investment Association (CNSRIA).

In the agreement, CNSRIA has pledged to promote Global Trade Development Week to the Chinese government and enterprises and to strengthen trade relations between the... Read More