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UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosts accident report workshop

GCAA leading investigation into UPS Boeing 747 accident UAE General Civil Aviation Authority hosts accident report workshop

DUBAI, UAE - The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently held an accident comments workshop as final report preparations are put in place for the United Parcel Services (UPS) Boeing ...

UAE tops Middle East with $10 billion in tourism receipts

UAE tourism UAE tops Middle East with $10 billion in tourism receipts

The UAE has topped the Middle East region for international tourism receipts in 2012, according to data released by the UN’s World Tourism Organisation.

Dubai tourists beating summer heat by keeping cool at ice cafe

Chillout ice lounge, Dubai Dubai tourists beating summer heat by keeping cool at ice cafe

DUBAI, UAE - It’s well-known for its high summer temperatures and iconic landmarks.

But visitors to Dubai can take in the sights without working up a sweat.

Tourists go on gold buying spree in UAE

United Arab Emirates Tourists go on gold buying spree in UAE

DUBAI, UAE - Gold, in any form, has now emerged the favored souvenir for visitors to the UAE, as they try to take full advantage of the volatility the metal prices have had since the second-half ...

After 26 years, UAE re-joins UNWTO

increasing regional tourism cooperation After 26 years, UAE re-joins UNWTO

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, announced today that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) rejoined the organization 26 years after having left UNWTO.

11 million tourists visit UAE in 2012

popular travel among the young 11 million tourists visit UAE in 2012

International arrivals to the UAE increased healthily in 2012, reaching an estimated 11 million tourists delegates heard today at the latest WTM Vision Conference - Dubai held at Reed Travel ...

Shaikh Mohammed sets ambitious tourism targets for Dubai

Dubai’s grand Tourism Vision 2020 Shaikh Mohammed sets ambitious tourism targets for Dubai

DUBAI - Setting an ambitious but realistic tourism target, Dubai on Saturday unveiled its grand vision that seeks to draw 20 million visitors per year and Dh300 billion in annual revenues by ...

UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

Italy second most common tourism destination in the EU UAE tourism to Italy to increase in 2013

ABU DHABI, UAE - The number of tourists from the UAE to Italy is expected to increase this year by 5-7 percent, Santino Adriano Berrino, president of the Italian Tourism Union – Foreign Branch, ...

No more bikinis and Speedos at UAE beaches

UAE tourists face fines for showing too much skin No more bikinis and Speedos at UAE beaches

Tourists are being warned to cover up on certain public beaches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or face a fine for showing too much skin.

Tourism sector contributes $52 billion to UAE economy in 2012

UAE tourism Tourism sector contributes $52 billion to UAE economy in 2012

The UAE's travel and tourism industry is growing significantly faster than the world growth average, according to new new economic research released by The World Travel & Tourism Council ...

UAE tourism industry ranked most competitive in region

UAE Tourism UAE tourism industry ranked most competitive in region

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – A new World Economic Forum report ranked the travel and tourism industry in UAE as most competitive in the region.

Starwood Hotels CEO says not possible to run global business from US

Starwood moving headquarters from Connecticut to Dubai Starwood Hotels CEO says not possible to run global business from US

DUBAI, UAE – “With 80 percent of Starwood’s pipeline coming from rapidly-growing markets, it is simply not possible to lead a truly global business from a boardroom in Connecticut,” says ...

Growing number of UAE visitors in Seychelles

New tourism initiative in the Middle East Growing number of UAE visitors in Seychelles

Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers.

Seychelles records upsurge in tourist arrivals from UAE

Over 10,000 visitors have arrived from United Arab Emirates so far this year Seychelles records upsurge in tourist arrivals from UAE

The Seychelles islands has lately recorded a remarkable upsurge in tourist arrivals from the United Arab Emirates Market (UAE), which has resulted in the country reaching over 10,000 visitors ...

Anger in Abu Dhabi over Ethiopian refusal to let flag carrier commence flights

authorities withhold approvals to commence flights Anger in Abu Dhabi over Ethiopian refusal to let flag carrier commence flights

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - A regular Gulf aviation source has let it drop that anger is boiling over in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi, after it was learned that the Ethiopian authorities have withheld approvals for ...

Jumeirah goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Jumeirah Group Jumeirah goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

DUBAI, UAE - Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hospitality management group and a member of Dubai Holding, has a legacy of supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and, now that the Group's portfolio ...

Amiri Decree issued to state Sharjah Media Centre as an independent entity

reorganization of the Media Centre Amiri Decree issued to state Sharjah Media Centre as an independent entity

SHARJAH, UAE - His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, issued the Amiri Decree No.

Back to the future in the Middle East

World Routes Back to the future in the Middle East

Twenty-five years ago, the aviation market in the UAE looked very different from today. Back in 1987 there were just 24,000 departing flights from the UAE, providing fewer than 6 million ...

Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses Routes session in Abu Dhabi

Speaks on challenges associated with development of regional tourism Seychelles Tourism Minister addresses Routes session in Abu Dhabi

A Seychelles tourism delegation led by Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; Senior Marketing Executive, Amy ...

World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi

environmental issues high on the agenda World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi

ADU DHABI, UAE - As more than 350 air transport leaders make preparations for the World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi at the end of the week, one of the event’s speakers lays ...

Saudi Arabia says no to protest against US-made anti-Islam film

avoiding being swept by violence Saudi Arabia says no to protest against US-made anti-Islam film

Agha Iqrar Haroon

Thousands of Pakistanis are burning properties of their country against US-made, anti-Islam film and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a French magazine.

UAE: No visa restrictions for low-income visitors from South Asia

UAE denies university degree requirement for tourist visa UAE: No visa restrictions for low-income visitors from South Asia

A top UAE official denied Wednesday reports that the Gulf state had toughened visa rules for tourists from labour-exporting South Asians nations banning low-income visitors.

Egyptian couple charged with smuggling baby into UAE in handbag

Hidden baby found in carry-on at Sharjah International Airport Egyptian couple charged with smuggling baby into UAE in handbag

An Egyptian couple has been charged with putting their child at risk and attempted smuggling after security officers at an airport in the United Arab Emirates found their 5-month-old boy hidden in ...

Emirates Airline embarking on major expansion

Emirates Airline Emirates Airline embarking on major expansion

DUBAI, UAE - Emirates Airline said it is embarking on a major expansion of its route network with three additional destinations to be launched in the next six months, on top of the 12 new routes ...

Abu Dhabi issues tourist flyer with guidelines on ethics and values of UAE

UAE Tourism Abu Dhabi issues tourist flyer with guidelines on ethics and values of UAE

The Abu Dhabi Police issued a flyer, as a guide for tourists, in 12 languages. The flyer contains guidelines of the ethics and values of the UAE along with the expected behaviour from ...

Desert Islands Resort and Spa recognized for sustainability

Anantara UAE resort certified by Green Globe Desert Islands Resort and Spa recognized for sustainability

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, United Arab Emirates.

UAE to become full member of UN World Tourism Organisation

United Nations World Tourism Organisation UAE to become full member of UN World Tourism Organisation

DUBAI, UAE - The UAE, one of the largest tourism markets in the Middle East and North Africa, is set to become a full member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) this year, a ...

UAE arrivals will grow as average spend declines

Travel Industry Global Overview Report UAE arrivals will grow as average spend declines

International arrivals into the UAE will grow over the next 5 years, while the average spend will decline, reveals research which will be presented tomorrow at Reed Travel Exhibition's Arabian ...

Goa wants tourists from UAE and Iran

Goa Tourism Goa wants tourists from UAE and Iran

PANAJI, India - Encouraged by the increasing number of tourists to Goa from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Iran, the tourism department has decided to participate in the Arabian Travel Mart ...

First hotel on UAE’s east coast receives Green Globe Certificate for sustainability achievements

Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort recertified by Green Globe First hotel on UAE’s east coast receives Green Globe Certificate for sustainability achievements

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced recertification of the Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort located on the east coast of the UAE in Fujairah.

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