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‘Golf Oman’ club together to boost sports tourism from Asia

For the first time ever, the Oman Golf Committee, Al Mouj Golf Club, Ghala Golf Club, Muscat Hills Golf Club and Ras Al Hamra Golf Club came together with Zahara Tours, and Gulf Ventures as ‘Golf Oman’ to promote the country’s golf and leisure facilities to global audiences. Representatives from Golf Oman attended the Asian Golf Tourism Convention from 22 – 25 April 2018 in Manila, Philippines, to highlight the country as a world class tourist destination for the international golfer.


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Shurooq Opens a New Portal to Sharjah at ATM 2018 in Dubai

Celebrating its 8th participation at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, one of the largest travel and tourism exhibitions in the world and in the region, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) gives visitors and industry experts a virtual taste of authentic and leisure tourism in the emirate of Sharjah.


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“Beautiful China Amazing Ningxia” in Dubai

 “Beautiful China Amazing Ningxia” Introduction Conference was held at JW Marriott Marquise in Dubai. It was organized by Tourism Development Commission of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and prepared by China Travel Service of Ningxia Co., LTD. It aims to further enhance the brand value and influence of “Beautiful China Amazing Ningxia”. Representatives from Dubai Tourism Bureau, Chinese and Foreign travel agencies, news media and more than 120 people attended.


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Arabian Travel Market 2018 opens Sunday in Dubai

Travel trade professionals from across the world’s hospitality industry will descend upon Dubai (Sunday 22nd) for the opening of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, the region’s leading travel industry showcase.


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Muscat and Dubai the First among the Top City Destinations for the National Day Weekend – revealed by HotelsCombined

The world’s leading hotel price comparison website, HotelsCombined reveals that international hotel bookings are up by 35% compared to domestic bookings for UAE National Day Weekend, according to recent data analysis.


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THE QE2 OPENS IN DUBAI

The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) will open its doors to the public on the 18th of April 2018 following highly anticipated international interest.


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The Czech Republic strengthens promotional activities in the Middle East with road shows in Kuwait and the UAE

Czech Tourist Authority – CzechTourism in collaboration with VFS Global, successfully presented various tourist attractions and products to trade, tourism and business partners in the Middle East through road shows in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.


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Orlando’s Food Scene Evolves with Celebrity Chefs and New Flavors

Named one of the Best Foodie Cities in the nation by Wallethub in 2017, Orlando has been developing a dynamic dining scene worth a visit all its own, with a roster of celebrity chefs, home-grown culinary talent and inventive new concepts.


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Thumbay Group vows to support Dubai’s goal of 500,000 health tourists by 2020

Dubai’s goal of attracting half a million medical and health tourists by 2020 will soon be achieved after Thumbay Group has announced its plans to support that gaol with 1000 medical tourists per day across its healthcare network.


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ATM to showcase largest ever hotel exhibition space as GCC boasts 152,551 room pipeline

Hotels will comprise 20% of the total show area at Arabian Travel Market 2018, the largest exhibition of regional and global hotel brands in the history of ATM.


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Opening celebrations continue as jazz and world musician Ibrahim Maalouf performs on Louvre Abu Dhabi’s third day

 A sensational concert from jazz and world musician Ibrahim Maalouf marked the third day of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s public opening celebrations.


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Azimut Yachts presents its brand strategy in Dubai: luxury, latest generation Made in Italy combined with the most innovative technology

At the Dubai International Boat Show 2018, Azimut Yachts launches its new La Dolce Vita 3.0 brand strategy in the UAE important market. Drawing on one of the masterpieces of Italian neorealist film, La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini, Azimut Yachts presents a contemporary take on a lifestyle where luxury and joie de vivre, combined with the Made in Italy ethos, represent the non plus ultra of fine design and technological research. Every creation by Azimut Yachts is a concentration of innovation, care over comfort and unmistakably Italian style, the distinctive features that have made yachts built at the shipyard famous the world over.


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Winter Wonderland

 family destination like no other


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Hospitality by DWTC wins 37 accolades at Salon Culinaire 2018

Hospitality by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the region’s leading culinary provider, put up a delectable showcase at the annual Emirates Salon Culinaire, internationally-acclaimed culinary competition hosted at Gulfood 2018, winning 37 accolades including the title of ‘Best effort by an individual establishment’ for the 8th consecutive year.


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Azerbaijan hosts an exclusive meeting on Tourism advancement in Bahrain

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan hosted an exclusive meeting on tourism advancement at Ritz Carlton Hotel Bahrain. The meeting took place on Thursday 9th November 2017 welcoming over 50 specialists in travel trade industry including deputy CEO Gulf Air Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, dignitaries, leaders of travel industry and media representatives. The event was organized by the Representative Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan in GCC, Atlantis Holidays.


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Spectators at Al Mouj Muscat come to see elite cyclists off on the 6th and final stage of the Tour of Oman 2018

This is the third time Al Mouj Muscat has hosted the annual professional road bicycle racing stage race. Over the past years.


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RAS AL KHAIMAH’S ADVENTURE TOURISM PORTFOLIO BECOMING MILLENNIAL MAGNET

As 18-34 year-old travellers emerge as a demanding, yet rewarding, demographic which vacations more than twice a year, the rapidly developing adventure tourism product portfolio of Ras Al Khaimah, now established as one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the Middle East, is shaping up as a millennials magnet.


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Mleiha Welcomes Winter with Stunning Desert Escapes

As the cooler month’s approach and the summer season releases its grip on outdoor activities, the Mleiha Archaeological Centre in Sharjah is opening the doors to its desert retreats. From the magic of the setting sun over rolling dunes to the mysteries of the cosmos in a cloud-free sky, Mleiha offers a unique chance to rest, relax and reflect.


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Middle East Travel Businesses Migrate to Digital

As more businesses transition to a digital storefront, leaders from across the regional travel industry are cooperating in the development of new platforms to successfully take the Middle East travel experience online. Sharing best practices and insights from around the globe, over 100 experts gathered at the recent Amadeus Fly by Digital Summit in Dubai, UAE, to improve the travel experience in what is one of the world’s fastest growing tourism and passenger hubs.


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Global Village Guests and Exhibitors Participate in “Thank you Mohammed bin Zayed” Campaign

Global Village, the region’s largest and first-ever multi-cultural festival park, has participated in the UAE national campaign to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The campaign was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the slogan “Thank You, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed”. With its celebrations, Global Village aims to thank the eminent leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, who has devoted his time and effort to serving the country with sincerity and supports his future vision, planning and organisation.
“We wanted to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the protector of the nation’s security, the builder of our fortress, the leader of our army, and the lion of our country. Thank you, Mohammed bin Zayed, for embracing our young people, for your constant care and leadership, and we wish you and the UAE more success and prosperity,” said Bader Anhawi, CEO of Global Village.


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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE MUSCAT PRESENTS ROSSINI’S DELIGHTFUL COMIC OPERA L’OCCASIONE FA IL LADRO

Coming soon to the Royal Opera House Muscat is Gioachino Rossini’s wonderfully comic opera, L’Occasione fa Il Ladro, which translated to English means Opportunity Makes a Thief!  This delightfully funny, beautifully sung tale of identity theft and mixed-up romantic rivals reflects the vividly humorous music and engaging plots for which Rossini is famed.  Through a cleverly conceived web of amusing obstacles, cunning deceptions and serendipitous twists of fate, we are lead on a journey through this enchanting opera to a very satisfying conclusion as those who are meant for each other eventually realise their hopes and dreams.


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