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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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Winter Wonderland

 family destination like no other

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RAS AL KHAIMAH’S SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SUCCESS HIGHLIGHTED DURING UNWTO CONFERENCE IN CHINA

Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has presented the emirate's "unprecedented year" of achievements at the 22nd United Nations World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) General Assembly, in Chengdu, China.

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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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Maldives named ‘the islands with the best places to stay’ at the Condé Nast Traveller’s 2017 Readers’ Travel Awards

Maldives was named the islands with the best places to stay   Monday at the Condé Nast Traveller's 2017 Readers' Travel Awards, reaffirming   its position as one the world's preferred destinations. The annual awards   ceremony was held at the Ham Yard Hotel in central London on 4 September,   2017.

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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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The regional outbound travel spend to increase to US$110 billion by 2025

Emphasizing on the tremendous potential of the ME's outbound travel market, The MICE Arabia and Luxury Travel Congress, the regions' premier by invitation only business platform will bring the world under one roof for the 6th time around to Dubai on 27 – 28 February, 2018.

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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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Check out the kaleidoscopic art installation at The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is now home to an incredible art installation, by Mexican artist, Gabriel Dawe.

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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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RAS AL KHAIMAH’S EXPANDING CONCIERGE FACULTY UNDERGO RAKTDA’S CONCIERGE TRAINING PROGRAMME

Ras Al Khaimah's hotels and resorts, in line with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)'s mission to develop the emirate as a world class tourism destination, have engaged their concierge teams in a two-day extensive training programme to  enhance the quality of services provided by hotels across the northern emirate.

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Baros Maldives Wins 'Resort of the Year 2017'

Baros Maldives has been acclaimed as the Resort Hotel of the Year 2017 by Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) at the brand's International Conference in California.

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PREMIER GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO GATHER IN RAS AL KHAIMAH FOR THE YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS SUMMIT

The founder of the UAE's largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, will join Indian YouTube sensation, Varun Pruthi, at Ras Al Khaimah's Young Global Leaders' Summit.

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RAS AL KHAIMAH ON COURSE FOR 900,000 VISITOR TARGET FOR 2017

Ras Al Khaimah is edging closer to its 900,000 visitor target for 2017 after producing record arrivals in the first nine months of this year – the January to September 2017 international arrivals reveal nine per cent growth on the same period in 2016.

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Cityland Mall eyes strong retail portfolio with ‘McARTHUR + COMPANY’ on board as mall operator

Cityland Group - developer of Cityland Mall, UAE's first nature-inspired mall scheduled for launch in 2018 - has announced the appointment of Dubai-based McARTHUR + COMPANY as operators of the 1.2 million sq. ft. GLA mall project. The property that is currently under construction is located adjacent to Global Village and will be in close proximity to residential communities in Arabian Ranches, Majan, Al Barari, Layan, and Falcon City amongst many others.

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Generous guests donate 8,500 ‘Kilos of Kindness’ in Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ global charity drive

 Big-hearted guests at 46 Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts properties around the world have donated 8,500kg of food, clothing and educational supplies to support disadvantaged families around the world.

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PREMIER GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO GATHER IN RAS AL KHAIMAH FOR THE YOUNG GLOBAL LEADERS SUMMIT

The founder of the UAE's largest law firm, Essam Al Tamimi, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist, Guy Kawaski, will join Indian YouTube sensation, Varun Pruthi, at Ras Al Khaimah's Young Global Leaders Summit.

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Adventures of Maldives -Dhivehi Aahitha - Video Competition

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REGION’S GROWING INFLUENCE AS A LUXURY DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTED AS HOTELS FROM FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES SHORTLISTED FOR MEHA’S TOP PRIZE

The region's growing influence as a high-end tourist destination has been reaffirmed after the Middle East Hospitality Awards (MEHA) announced hotels from four different countries as their Luxury Hotel of the Year finalists for 2017.

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Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai aims to raise $60,000 for Al Jalila Foundation with its Road to Awareness Campaign dinner

On 17 October, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai will host a culinary celebration in support of Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to medical education and research.

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Six Senses Laamu Appoints Dr. Jitendra Varshney as Spa Director

 Six Senses Laamu is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jitendra Varshney as spa director. Six Senses Spa Laamu features four uniquely designed couple's treatment nests, two secluded couple treatment champas plus two champas for Ayurveda and one for Thai massage. Along with the signature Six Senses treatments, locally inspired and Ayurvedic massages are
also available.

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