The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi is celebrating a year of achievement with record numbers of ship calls and passengers arriving in the emirate during the previous season and the successful launch of the Arabian Gulf’s only dedicated cruise beach stopover.
Abu Dhabi Ports has officially opened Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach, offering cruise ship passengers a new beach destination with unmatched tourism experiences. Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach lies approximately 170 kilometres along the coast from Abu Dhabi city and is the Gulf region’s only dedicated desert-island cruise stopover.
Marriott Hotels has hosted a spectacular event to celebrate the grand opening of the Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi. Over 400 special guests gathered in the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for a memorable celebration that showcased the property, the hotel’s three restaurant outlets, spectacular live entertainment and Marriott Hotel’s unique perspective on travel.
FLASH Entertainment, the Middle East’s premier live events company, announced earlier that Coldplay will return to Abu Dhabi to celebrate the New Year with their UAE fans. The event, on Saturday, December 31st, will take place at the du Arena, Yas Island. Coldplay’s show forms part of the A Head Full of Dreams Tour, presented by du Live! and brought to Abu Dhabi by FLASH Entertainment in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s vibrant entertainment and leisure destination.
Etihad Airways has welcomed guests to the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a flypast of its Airbus A380 flagship. Filmed in partnership with the Al Fursan Aerobatics team, the exhibition was a highlight of the final weekend of the F1 season. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 world title following during the event, edging out team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Breaking Travel News talks to Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda is the growth of the tourism sector in the destination, the ever growing range of hotels on offer and what we can look forward to for 2017.
Breaking Travel News talks to Kirsty Danks Brown, sales and marketing director, Bab Al Qasr Hotel, at World Travel Market 2016. Opened by Millennium & Copthorne earlier this year, the hotel is situated in a stunning location in Abu Dhabi. Here we find out how it has been received over the past few months.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has revealed an exciting new series of destination images and videos at World Travel Market in London – part of a new global destination campaign launched last week, aimed at encouraging travellers to experience Abu Dhabi’s ‘extraordinary stories’ and delve into its rich heritage. Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “WTM London is a perfect platform to drive forward the messages from our new destination campaign among key industry personnel from around the world.”
Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the winners of the second cycle of its internal excellence award, Mafnood. Launched under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Mafnood recognises outstanding performers at Abu Dhabi Ports under three categories: Units & Divisions, Projects & Outstanding Teams, and Individuals. Abu Dhabi Ports chief executive captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi honoured the winners at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has launched a new worldwide promotional campaign aimed at encouraging travellers to experience Abu Dhabi’s ‘extraordinary stories.’ The campaign highlights Abu Dhabi as the inspiring destination for those wanting to experience cultural authenticity and diverse natural assets aligned to the Abu Dhabi Plan’s objectives of delivering an original and attractive tourism and cultural destination.
Millennium & Copthorne has revealed the soft opening of the highly anticipated Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi. A new landmark on the capital’s ever-changing skyline, the iconic property is located on the exclusive corniche, next to the Presidential Palace. Celebrating Arabic culture, in everything from the architecture and interior design to the authentic Arabian experiences, the property marks the second hotel opening from the group’s luxury portfolio, The Biltmore Collection.