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.
Margit Gabriele Muller, director, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, talks to Breaking Travel News as the organisation takes the Middle East’s Sustainable Tourism Award for the fourth consecutive year.
Abu Dhabi will later this month host the 63rd annual convention of The Travel Agents Association of India – the ‘voice’ of the country’s rapidly expanding travel and tourism sector. Around 600 TAAI delegates, and 40 Indian journalists, are due in the UAE capital for the meeting, and an associated exhibition, which will be held at the signature Emirates Palace hotel from October 14th-16th.
Some 2,400 new hotel rooms will open in Abu Dhabi throughout 2016, according to a new report. The Abu Dhabi Hotel Market Summary report by JLL prepared ahead of The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 reveals that 200 rooms opened in quarter two of 2016 with the soft opening of the Four Seasons on Al Maryah Island in May, and an additional 2,200 rooms are forecast to be added to the market by the end of the year.
Abu Dhabi Airports has released figures for passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport for the first half of 2016, revealing total traffic for January to June reached 11,848,359, million passengers. The figure represents a 6.6 per cent increase from the 11,111,577 in the first six months of 2015.