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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. 

UAE escapes Middle East tourism slump

UAE escapes Middle East tourism slump

International arrivals to the UAE increased healthily in 2012, reaching an estimated 11 million tourists, delegates heard today at the latest WTM Vision Conference - Dubai held at Arabian Travel Market. Overall performance of inbound trips to the Middle East region were down five per cent last year mainly due to the decline of arrivals to those countries hit by the Arab Spring, which took place in 2011 effecting countries such as Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Syria.

UAE tourism industry embraces 40th National Day

UAE tourism industry embraces 40th National Day

3 December 2011 Focus

The Madinat Jumeirah, Emirates Palace, and Jebel Ali International Hotels are among the many success stories of the United Arab Emirates who have been celebrating the UAE’s 40th anniversary of independence this week.

Middle East mega projects inspire global travellers

Middle East mega projects inspire global travellers

23 November 2011 Focus

Packed with ambitious tourism developments including mega projects and unrivalled hotel designs to cater for the most demanding upmarket travellers, the tourism landscape in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East is often met with wonder, admiration and even scepticism.

UAE withdraws BlackBerry ban threat

UAE withdraws BlackBerry ban threat

11 October 2010 Travel Technology News

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have withdrawn proposals to bar certain functions from BlackBerry handsets used in the country. Following discussions with maker Research in Motion, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority confirmed the ban – which was due to come into effect later this week – would not now go ahead.