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Green Globe certifies Dubai’s JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces certification of the JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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.

Abu Dhabi: hospitable to an extent

Abu Dhabi has been dubbed as a tourism destination that ranks among the world’s “best-in-class” by some of the world’s most influential travel and tourism industry players following its hostin

Abu Dhabi trying to position itself as major tourism hub

ABU DHABI/MUSCAT - Abu Dhabi is trying to position itself as an attractive tourism destination, with massive investments in airport facilities, airline connectivity as well as hotel rooms.

Dubai cops will patrol city in $500,000 Lamborghini

Dubai already has the world's tallest building, the world's largest shopping mall, and the largest man-made archipelago.

Green Globe recertifies The Palace Downtown in Dubai

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces re-certification of The Palace Downtown in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fly Dubai set for April inaugural to Juba

(eTN) - Confirmation was received yesterday afternoon from a regular aviation source in Juba, South Sudan, that Fly Dubai, the leading low-cost carrier (LCC) of the United Arab Emirates, will commence

UAE thwarts plot to overthrow the government

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates has unearthed plot backed by radical Islamists to overthrow sitting government and arrested around 100 officials on charges of seeking to seize p

UAE bidding to hold the 2020 World Expo in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE - A multicultural metropolis that counts more than 200 nationalities among its residents, the UAE is used to welcoming the world to its doorstep.

Indian tourists flock to to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, UAE - Winning appeal of an iconic brand and a diverse family-friendly offering creates a double-barrelled pull for Indian tourists in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi aims to attract more tourists from India

Expecting to attract more tourists from India, Abu Dhabi, the largest of seven emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a road show in India, an Abu Dhabi Tourism official sa

UAE tourism to Kenya up 90 percent

UAE tourists visiting Kenya increased 90 percent in the first eight months of this year, according to the Kenya Tourist Board.

Etihad wins ‘Airline of the Year’ award

Etihad Airways the national airline of the United Arab Emirates won Airline of the Year at the sixth annual Aviation Business Awards held in Dubai.

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 arriving

World Luxury Fashion Week to debut in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - World Luxury Fashion Week will make a much anticipated debut appearance in Abu Dhabi this year and is set to become an annual fixture for the UAE capital city.

Grand Millennium Dubai offering Wi-Fi connectivity in luxury hotel cars

Wi-Fi connectivity plays a big role in every business traveler agenda to secure ease of communication worth time and money.

Dubai to host first global Meeting of Regional Organizations

GENEVA, Switzerland – On 12-13 November 2012, the Government of the United Arab Emirates together with the World Economic Forum will host the inaugural Meeting of Leaders of Regional Organizations.

Abu Dhabi aviation market set for strong growth in 2012

The Abu Dhabi aviation market is set for strong growth in 2012, according to the latest OAG data. Seat capacity is expected to increase to 9.9m (one-way) this year, up 12% from 8.9m in 2011.

UAE sets university degree as a prerequisite for obtaining tourist visa

Tourists from Asian countries will no longer be able to apply for tourist visas to thwart an influx of illegal immigrants.

Healthy growth projected for UAE tourism and shopping sectors

The UAE’s tourism and shopping sector has been projected to grow at a healthy 6.5 per cent annually until 2021, according to a study by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Dubai ranks among top 10 global tourist destinations

DUBAI, UAE — Dubai ranks among the top 10 tourist destinations worldwide and the emirate is expected to attract 8.8 million international visitors in 2012 with spending estimated at around $8.8 bill

Eco-tourism project launched in Sharjah

His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, released on Friday 18 gazelles of the endangered species, “Damani”, in the Al Hafiya natur

Jet Airways launches fourth daily Mumbai-Dubai flight

MUMBAI, India - Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, has enhanced its connectivity with the United Arab Emirates, through the introduction of a 4th daily service between the two finan

Brand-hungry Chinese tourists boost luxury sales

DUBAI, UAE - Brand-hungry consumers from China who travel far and wide, including Dubai, are increasingly snapping up luxury items that would cost a lot more back home.

Abu Dhabi to host WTTC Global Summit 2013

More than 1,000 leading players in global travel and tourism will descend on Abu Dhabi next year.

Pakistani businessman launches new carrier in UAE

DUBAI, UAE - A 26-year-old Pakistani businessman from Abbottabad, Malek Naureed Awan, is set to launch an airline in the UAE.

Abu Dhabi promoting itself as winter cruise destination

Abu Dhabi is promoting itself as a winter cruise destination as pressure mounts to boost hotel occupancy in the capital.

Namibia wants Mideast tourists

Namibia is taking the first steps in diversifying its tourism source markets and product offerings in an attempt to remain competitive and attractive to potential tourists at a time when the countries

Royal Caribbean expects to double its business in Middle East

DUBAI, UAE - Royal Caribbean International expects to more than double its business in the Middle East over the next few years, according to the company's regional director for Europe, the Middle East