All posts tagged "Dubai"

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    Dubai Wins Expo 2020 Bid that Will Attract 25m

    Hosting Expo 2020 will have a significant impact on the tourism industry of Dubai and the UAE, and provide a unique platform on which to communicate the remarkable story of a young city and nation – according to the head of the body responsible for promoting Dubai around the world and attracting...

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    Second International Airport Opens in Dubai

    The first phase in the development of Dubai’s second international airport has been completed and the new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport has welcomed its first commercial flight. The airport will be the largest in the world with an annual passenger capacity of 160 million when it is fully completed....

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    Irish Visitors to Dubai Increase by 16%

    Dubai welcomed 5.5 million tourists in the first half of 2013, representing an 11% increase year-on-year, and illustrating that the emirate is well on its way to achieving its Tourism Vision for 2020. The visitor figures for the first six months of the year, released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce...

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    New ex-Dubai Cruises for MSC Lirica

    The MSC Magnifica called into Cork last Thursday and MSC Cruises hosted 60 agents on board the ship for lunch and a show around. Ingrid Aagesen of Dubai Tourism, Eileen Penrose of Emirates and Rebecca Kelly of MSC Cruises made presentations to the agents, informing them all about the MSC Lirica’s new...

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    The Address Hotels in Dubai

    The Address Hotels + Resorts, the 5-star premium hotel brand launched by Emaar Hospitality Group, brings a new identity to the hospitality and service offering of Dubai and the region. The Address features a bouquet of experiences offering a unique essence for business and leisure travellers within its properties. With five properties...

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    Etihad Travel Mall Opens in Dubai

    Etihad Airways has unveiled the new Etihad Travel Mall, its flagship one-stop travel retail and check-in facility, in Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Emirates Group, officially opened the Etihad Travel Mall during a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by James Hogan, Etihad...

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    Emirates Golf Club Celebrates 25 Years

    Emirates Golf Club, one of the world’s most iconic golf venues and home to the World Top 100* Majlis Course, today celebrates its 25-year anniversary, underlining its status as a pioneer for golf in the Middle East and home to the region’s first all-grass 18-hole course.  It was in 1988 that His...

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    Win Two Nights at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai

    For its February ‘Dubai Update’ competition, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is offering not one but three lucky readers two nights accommodation for two persons at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Situated on a private beachfront along the famous JBR Walk, the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai is an intimate oasis that perfectly...

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    Top Five Sporting Events in Dubai in 2013

    A reflection of Dubai’s increasing importance on the global stage is the number of world-class world-class sporting events that are now hosted in the emirate. The following are five of the best on offer in 2013. Dubai Marathon, 25th January The Dubai Marathon attracts an elite field as well plucky amateurs, with...

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    New City Planned within Dubai

    A new project announced for Dubai — Mohammed bin Rashid City — will have four key components, including a family tourism centre in collaboration with Universal Studios and the largest shopping mall in the world. The tourism sector in Dubai is growing by 13% annually, with growth in hotel revenue exceeding 22%...

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    Dubai to Offer Multiple Entry Visas

    UAE authorities have introduced a multiple entry visa for businessmen, property investors and cruise passengers, a proposal that has been under discussion for nearly three years. Only tourists arriving on cruise liners are permitted multiple-entry visas. They are valid for only three months from when the visa is issued, and each visit...

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    Burj Al Arab Unveils New Aquarium

    Dubai’s luxurious hotel Burj Al Arab has unveiled its fully transformed aquarium, with an innovative décor and newly introduced exotic species of fish. The recently re-opened aquarium also boasts some of the most technically advanced underwater lighting, new artificial coral reefs and improved filtration systems. Going beyond the standards usually found in commercial...

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    Dubai Developer to Build Taj Mahal Replica

    A €770 million project to build a replica of India’s iconic Taj Mahal has been revived by Dubai developer Link Global Group. The plan was postponed earlier due to the global economic downturn. Chairman Arun Mehra said that the Taj Arabia complex will be much bigger than the original and will include...

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    Makeover for RCI’s Serenade of the Seas

    As part of Royal Caribbean International’s extensive ship investment programme – which will see US$300 million spent on enhancing the facilities and guest experiences onboard ships across the fleet – Serenade of the Seas is the next ship scheduled for a refurbishment this November. More speciality restaurants, new bars, a new baby...

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    QE2 to Become 300-room Luxury Floating Hotel in Dubai’s Port Rashid

    Dubai is to relaunch the iconic QE2 cruise liner as a 300-room luxury floating hotel, as part of plans to transform its current home at Port Rashid into the emirate’s newest tourist attraction. The 293-metre long vessel was bought from Cunard in June 2007 for around US$100 million by Istithmar, an investment...

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    Qantas Partners with Emirates, Ends IAG Joint Business

    Qantas and Emirates today announced a new global aviation partnership that
 will give their customers a seamless Australian and international network, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and
 “world-class travel experiences”. Qantas also announced that it had agreed with British Airways to terminate their joint business from 31st March 2013. The airline will also restructure...