Dubai World Central a draw card for MICE tourism

New facility is set to increase Dubai’s profile as business destination MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, & exhibitions) tourism is likely to migrate from its current home in the city center to Dubai World Central, according to a development expert. Jesdev Saggar, Managing Director, Infrastructure & Capital Projects Middle East & North Africa at Deloitte, said […]

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Dubai’s skyline world’s best, says Hollywood star John Travolta on visit

Self-confessed “airline geek” John Travolta jetted into Dubai yesterday morning and declared the emirate’s skyline the best in the world. Travolta famously shone as Danny Zuko in musical classic ‘Grease’ – and it seems the star and aeroplanes go together rather well. The fully qualified pilot has been an ambassador-at-large for Qantas for more than […]

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Tourism to drive Dubai to greater heights

Tourism has played a vital role in the growth of Dubai’s economy, and its importance looks set to continue. The planned opening of a raft of new theme parks and large projects over the next few years, coupled with the launch of a new airport for passenger traffic, Dubai World Central (DWC), are expected to […]

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EmiratesGBC to drive sustainability in hospitality and tourism sector

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), has been assigned as the exclusive operator of the ‘Green Key’ eco-label to promote sustainability in the hospitality and tourism sector of the UAE. Green Key is recognised by the World Tourism Organisation and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and is the largest global eco-label relating to accommodation. Green Key […]

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Dubai tourism boom spreads to Northern Emirates

Massive passenger growth through Dubai has triggered a flood of investment into Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates to cope with the increasing spillover of tourists. Hilton is one of the international hotel operators targeting growth in the northernmost emirate as it prepares to deliver about 20,000 new rooms across the Middle East and […]

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