Uae News

Visa on arrival for Chinese visitors to UAE

Visa on arrival for Chinese visitors to UAE

23 January 2017 Tourism News

Chinese visitors to the United Arab Emirates will now be granted visas on arrival. A burgeoning and increasingly prosperous Chinese middle class has prompted the move, with more Chinese travelling abroad than ever before.

United Arab Emirates leads $3bn Middle East spa industry

United Arab Emirates leads $3bn Middle East spa industry

The spa market in the Middle East and Africa is valued at AED 11 billion this year (US $3 billion), according to a new report. The leisure market report prepared by Euromonitor International ahead of The Leisure Show 2016 and Piscine Middle East 2016 reveals that the UAE shares over 14 per cent of this market with a value of AED 1.59 billion (US $435 million).

UAE set for spa tourism boom

UAE set for spa tourism boom

3 September 2015 Tourism News Spa News

A report published by Euromonitor International finds the UAE spa market is booming with revenues of US $411 million forecast for 2015. At the same time, the Global Wellness Institute reports the UAE is leading spa tourism in the Middle East and North Africa with visitor numbers set to double by 2017. Both reports have been published ahead of the Leisure Show Dubai 2015.

Fairmont Ajman opens in United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Ajman opens in United Arab Emirates

14 May 2015 Hotel News

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Fairmont Ajman in the United Arab Emirates. Located in the land of perennial sunshine, this beachfront resort is located in the smallest of the seven Emirates, is flanked by a pristine beach and has unobstructed views of the Arabian Gulf.

UAE Space Agency meets stakeholders across Europe

UAE Space Agency meets stakeholders across Europe

4 February 2015 Travel Technology News

A high level delegation led by Khalifa Mohammed Al Rumaithi, chairman of the UAE Space Agency board and the agency’s director general, Mohammad Nasser Al Ahbabi, has visited key stakeholders within the space sector in several European countries. The meetings aimed to strengthen the framework of cooperation and partnership between the UAE Space Agency and important stakeholders across Europe. The chairman, director general and delegation discussed opportunities of cooperation with various institutions working in the sector, in order to exchange knowledge and experience in space technology and science.

United Arab Emirates joins rejoins United Nations World Tourism Organisation

United Arab Emirates joins rejoins United Nations World Tourism Organisation

UNWTO secretary general, Taleb Rifai, has announced the United Arab Emirates has rejoined the organisation 26 years after leaving. “The Middle East is one of the fastest growing tourism regions in the world in spite of facing countless challenges; much of this dynamism has been led by the strong political commitment awarded to tourism in the region and the vision that tourism is a key pillar of development in the Middle East of which the UAE is a perfect example,” said Rifai.