Etihad Airways chief executive, Peter Baumgartner, addressed the annual Travel Convention summit in Abu Dhabi earlier and took the opportunity to underline to conference delegates how the airline will continue to be a leader in the development of the aviation sector, through its approach to innovation and technological advancement. The airline continues to invest in a next-generation fleet and is expected to take delivery of its first Airbus 350 in 2017.
The historic Ain Al Faida Resort in Abu Dhabi’s Oasis City of Al Ain has come under the international spotlight at the EMEA Hospitality Summit in Istanbul. Al Ain is Abu Dhabi’s heritage heartland and boasts a number of historic sites which are open to the public including the Al Ain Oasis, the Al Ain National Museum, Al Jahili Fort and the Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.
Abu Dhabi’s participation in this week’s World Travel Market (WTM) in London produced outstanding results for stakeholders in the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) pavilion, securing a record 550+ meetings with key business partners.
Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen has won The Etihad Airways F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with Fernando Alonso coming second place – less than a second behind - and Sebastian Vettel taking third place.
Washington, DC-based healthcare company, DNA Health Corp, has identified the potential of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island as a key emerging medical and wellness destination. DNA Health Corp’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nasim Ashraf, shared his vision and strategy for the company’s inaugural global centre.
Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 champion, flew his sixth pole position of the season after leading in the qualifying session in Abu Dhabi. The 27-year-old was fastest throughout all three sessions around the stunning Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.
Louvre Abu Dhabi has revealed a number of acquisitions which form part of the Museum’s permanent collection. The new works are expected to be announced in October.
Eminem has been unveiled as the final Yasalam After-Race Concert artist, bringing the F1 weekend to a stunning climax at the du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Eminem will perform on Sunday November 4th, after the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
After much anticipation, the 532-room Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is on track to open its doors in September this year, marking the luxury lifestyle hotel group’s first foray into the UAE’s capital. Breaking Travel News sits down with general manager Pep Lozano to discuss plans for the new property.
The 532-room Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is set to open this later this year marking the hotel operator’s first foray into the United Arab Emirates capital city. The luxurious property, owned by Abu Dhabi National Hotels, features 447 luxurious guestrooms and suites, as well as 85 private villas.
Park Inn by Radisson, Abu Dhabi Yas Island has unveiled its latest hotel package, which includes admission for two to the world’s largest indoor theme park Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. As part of the package guests can also visit the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.