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Global Tourism Resilience Centre arrives in Nepal

Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, has welcomed the opening of the latest Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre outpost in Nepal. The mission of the centre is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on destination preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions that impact tourism and threaten economies. …

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Fireworks galore for Dubai Shopping Festival

As the celebrations for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival continue, residents and visitors are enjoying the most spectacular fireworks shows every single night across the entire city. Taking place at some of Dubai’s prime shopping and entertainment destinations – including Dubai Frame, The Beach, Al Seef, Dubai Festival …

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New infrastructure construction leader for Nakheel

Nakheel has appointed Shatha Saif Al Suwaidi as its new managing director for infrastructure project construction. Al Suwaidi will lead the delivery of all infrastructure work at the master developer’s communities across Dubai, which currently span 15,000 hectares and provide homes for 300,000 people. She started her career at the …

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New Orleans tops Which? long-haul poll

Britons have rated the Louisiana city of New Orleans as the highest-scoring long-haul city in the world to visit, beating popular destinations such as Las Vegas, Dubai and Tokyo, according to a new Which? survey. The consumer champion asked thousands of holidaymakers to rate recent trips to cities around the …

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Fabyland opens at Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah

Abdullah Al-Othaim Leisure, a Saudi Arabian conglomerate, has launched its family entertainment destination, Fabyland, in Dubai’s newly opened Nakheel Mall at the Palm Jumeirah. Presenting excellence in family-friendly entertainment, Fabyland at Nakheel Mall at the Palm Jumeirah is Al-Othaim Group’s eighth facility in the United Arab Emirates. The state-of-the-art family …

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Jordan keen to capitalise on Hollywood role

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hitting the silver screen and with scenes shot in Jordan’s other-worldly backdrop of Wadi Rum, the country has long drawn filmmakers and producers its dramatic landscapes and landmarks. Jordan has a rich history of film making, having famously been the setting for iconic …

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Dubai prepares for New Year’s Eve extravaganza

As the New Year’s Eve countdown gets underway in Dubai, plans are afoot to make it a celebration to remember. In a city like Dubai, recognised for hosting some of the most magnificent events in the world, the spectacle to usher in 2020 looks even more jaw dropping, especially since …

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Yas Island completes glittering year with latest accolades

Yas Island has closed off 2019 with resounding success, sweeping up 32 awards and accolades for its world-class attractions, infrastructure projects and developments. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of project leaders Miral, said: “As we come to the end of another successful year, we are both proud and humbled to …

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Top end Palm Jumeirah property market remains buoyant

A 9,000 square foot villa on the Palm Jumeirah was the most expensive unit sold in Dubai in the first-quarter of 2019, fetching Dh51 million. According to high-end property brokerage firm Luxhabitat, the second costliest villas was sold for Dh50 million in Umm Suqeim with built-up area of 9,000 square …

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