Abu Dhabi's hotels witness record month

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Fri, 01/11/2013 - 07:14

Figures released by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) reveal a 19 per cent increase in visitors to Abu Dhabi last month. The destination's hotels welcomed 226,002 guests in September, generating 714,577 nights, an increase of 26 per cent.

The UK remains the emirate's second largest overseas market with 109,330 Britons checking into Abu Dhabi hotels in the first nine months of this year - a 10 per cent increase on 2012. British guests accounted for 518,571 guest nights - an increase of 21 per cent year-on-year - with an average length of stay of 4.74 nights, again up 10 per cent on the previous year.

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Tougher rules for shisha cafes in UAE from 2014

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Mon, 28/10/2013 - 08:14

Shisha cafes to be restricted to places 150 metres away from residential buildings and populated neighbourhoods, schools, mosques, and others.

Tougher rules related to shisha smoking in cafes and eateries, both public and private, across the country’s Capital will be implemented early next year, in a bid to promote a stop-smoking message.

Abu Dhabi Business Centre (ADBC), affiliated to the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi, announced that it would start the application of the Regulations of Federal Law No. (15) of the year 2009 on tobacco control.

Rafael Nadal to play in Abu Dhabi in December

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Sat, 28/09/2013 - 00:50

Tennis fans in the UAE have been handed a huge boost with the news that Rafael Nadal will join world number one Novak Djokovic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in appearing in the capital at the end of the year.

First Gulf Bank partners with Manchester City to reward club's fans

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Tue, 17/09/2013 - 17:27

First Gulf Bank (FGB), one of the major leading banks in the UAE, has agreed a new partnership with Manchester City Football Club to become the Club’s Official Affinity Credit Card Bank Partner, the ground breaking deal, which is three years in length, will see the launch of the first English football club credit card in the UAE.

The First Gulf Bank Manchester City Football Club Credit Card is designed with the fan firmly in mind and will provide its holders with a multitude of benefits including special deals on official club merchandise, personalised gifts and souvenirs via the Club’s online store, www.shop.mcfc.co.uk

5 new achievements from UAE make Guinness World Records 2014

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Sun, 15/09/2013 - 09:46

From Burj Khalifa to Ferrari World, five of the latest record-breaking achievements to have made it into the Guinness World Records 2014 came from the UAE.

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
The Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, confirmed the below 5 record for UAE:

Ferrari Abu Dhabi moves to seven days operational

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Thu, 12/09/2013 - 13:05

365-days-a-year visitor access to further boost Yas Island’s growing entertainment appeal


Adrenaline junkies can get their speed fix every day as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi moves to a seven-day operational week starting September 30th, 2013.

The move – which was first announced during Arabian Travel Market last May – will see the world’s largest indoor and only Ferrari-branded theme park open all week long, including Mondays when the Park normally closes to the public.

Abu Dhabi Municipality to build street retail kiosk

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Sun, 08/09/2013 - 16:57

Abu Dhabi City Municipality today launched the tender of a new project for investors to install and operate street retail kiosks, vending machines and other facilities in the City’s public spaces. The project is to focus on providing Abu Dhabi’s waterfront, the city’s parks and principal thoroughfares with a range of amenities that will improve the outdoor public environment for residents and visitors.

Abu Dhabi is fourth best city in the world

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Sun, 08/09/2013 - 08:55

Abu Dhabi has been voted the fourth best city in the world in a survey of the world's top cities, ranked behind New York first, London second and Sydney third.

The Ipsos Top Cities Index surveyed people in 24 countries around the world in the period of 5-19 February 2013, on their views for the best cities in which to do business, live in and best to visit.

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