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Dubai property market significantly recovers in 2019

Dubai registered a total of 41,988 real estate transactions in 2019, according to Data Finder, the real estate insights and data platform under the Property Finder Group. This represents a growth of 20 per cent in the volume of registered property sales transactions compared to 34,961 transactions in 2018. It …

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Ain Dubai reaches construction milestone

Mammoet has successfully completed its role in the construction of Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Developed by Meraas, Ain Dubai sits on Bluewaters in the heart of Dubai and, once operational, it will provide residents and visitors extensive views of the iconic city of Dubai and its shoreline. …

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Taal volcano erupts in the Philippines

The Taal volcano has erupted in the Philippines sending a massive plume of ash and steam over the Batangas province. Nearly 50,000 people living near the volcano have heeded official warnings to evacuate as fears of a larger eruption grow, officials said on Monday. Taal is the Philippines’ second most …

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Etihad Arena set to open on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Miral has finalised a partnership with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, to secure exclusive naming rights of Yas Bay Arena. As part of the agreement, Abu Dhabi’s first-of-its-kind multi-purpose, indoor entertainment venue will officially be named Etihad Arena. With both companies designed to play a …

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Thomas Cook – India signs Yas Island partnership

Thomas Cook – India has entered into a strategic long-term agreement with Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The deal is designed to enhance visitation to the island in 2020 and beyond. The agreement will enhance the market for the destination, through the implementation …

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Record number of Brits visit Israel in 2019

The Israel tourist office has announced 2019 saw a record number of arrivals to the destination from the UK. In total, some 235,400 Brits visited the Middle Eastern destination throughout the year, representing an increase of eight per cent from 2018. The figure is also up 19 per cent from …

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St Lucia to introduce accommodation tax from April

The government of St Lucia has unveiled plans to will be introduce a tourist accommodation fee to be used for destination marketing and development.  All accommodation providers on the island will be required to collect the charge from guests from April 1st. For a nightly rate of below US$120, the …

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Antigua & Barbuda reaches new visitor milestone

Antigua & Barbuda welcomed more than 300,000 visitors during 2019, leading to celebrations among officials from the tourism board at V.C. Bird International Airport. It was a festive afternoon, as masquerades and dancers in colourful costumes begun celebrating on the bandstand and greeting passengers in an extravagant cultural display. Antigua …

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