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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai welcomes Tower 2

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai welcomes Tower 2

13 March 2014 Hotel News

After celebrating unprecedented occupancy rates for Tower 1 during its inaugural year, the second tower of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has officially opened offering an additional 294 luxurious rooms, bringing the total room count to 1,098. Once fully operational by the end of 2014 Tower 2 will comprise of 804 suites and rooms, bringing the total available suites and rooms to 1,608.

Tourism industry welcomes Dubai visa decision

Tourism industry welcomes Dubai visa decision

11 March 2014 Tourism News

Tourism industry insiders have welcomed the United Arab Emirates’ recent announcement granting visas on arrival for an additional 13 EU nationalities. The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing’s revealed news of the UAE’s new visa exemptions at ITB Berlin with the decision hoped to further strengthen Dubai’s competitive advantage in the field internationally, allowing incentives and event organisers to offer packages to a wider range of nationalities with greater ease.

Dubai International continues passenger ascent

Dubai International continues passenger ascent

10 March 2014 Airline News

Dubai International started the New Year with record monthly traffic, exceeding 6.4 million passengers in January. According to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports, passenger traffic reached 6,400,706 in January 2014, up 15.1 per cent from 5,559,760 recorded during the same month in 2013.

Dubai International sees record breaking 2013

Dubai International sees record breaking 2013

31 January 2014 Airline News

Dubai International, the world’s second busiest international hub, registered another banner year with annual passenger traffic reaching 66,431,533 in 2013, following a record-breaking December when passenger numbers eclipsed the six million mark for the first time. Annual passenger traffic of 66,431,533, up 15.2 per cent compared to 57,684,550 recorded during 2012, represents the airport’s highest total ever thanks to network expansion and monthly passenger numbers which exceeded five million for 12 consecutive months.

BTN Reports: Dubai Expo 2020

BTN Reports: Dubai Expo 2020

22 January 2014 Videos

Breaking Travel News captures the excitement of Dubai winning their bid to host the World Expo 2020. At a special event on one of the manmade islands of The World, located off the coastline of Dubai, Phil Blizzard reports on the build up to the announcement and the jubilation once the results were revealed.

Travel Talk: Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal

Travel Talk: Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal

22 January 2014 Videos

At the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi Phil Blizzard talks to Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal about their new facility which is scheduled to open in early 2014. He talks about the deployment of vessels in Dubai, the prospects for the cruise sector in the region, as well as the demands for a more unified visa/immigration service for passengers on cruises with multiple port visits.

Dubai seeks record breaking New Year’s Eve

Dubai seeks record breaking New Year’s Eve

31 December 2013 Hotel News Travel Events News

Dubai is set to take centre stage later as it seeks to break the world record for the most spectacular fireworks display ever seen on New Year’s Eve. Hosted by Atlantis, The Palm, the event will welcome internationally acclaimed pyrotechnic firms to the emirate for a spectacular show. 

Dubai Airports sees records growth for 2013

Dubai Airports sees records growth for 2013

30 December 2013 Airline News

Dubai International, the world’s second busiest international hub, is set to surpass the traffic forecast for the year, as the airport recorded another month of high growth this November, according to the monthly traffic report issued by Dubai Airports. With traffic in November reaching 5,337,544, up 9.5 per cent compared to 4,875,003 in the corresponding period in 2012, the airport has registered 12 consecutive months with monthly traffic exceeding five million passengers.

Breaking Travel News interview: Dubai to open new cruise terminal in 2014

Breaking Travel News interview: Dubai to open new cruise terminal in 2014

12 December 2013 Cruise News

At the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum in Abu Dhabi Phil Blizzard talks to Hamad Mohammed Bin Mejren, executive director, business tourism, Dubai Cruise Terminal about their new facility which is scheduled to open in early 2014. He talks about the deployment of vessels in Dubai, the prospects for the cruise sector in the region, as well as the demands for a more unified visa/immigration service for passengers on cruises with multiple port visits.