Tag: Events and Venues in Dubai

Increased international visitors help swell ATM 2017

| May 12, 2017
Increased international visitors help swell ATM 2017
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GCC visitors up 10% ATM records 71% growth since 2012 Over 100 new exhibitors debut at ATM 2017 Responsible tourism to be key theme of 2018 event This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 7% increase in international visitors and a 10% increase in visitors from the GCC to the event, which was held in […]

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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

| April 27, 2017
Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’
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Dubai Government outlines plans to combine Dubai’s rich cultural and latest attractions to build on Q1 2017 visitor numbers of 4.57 million – travel technology to play major role

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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

| April 25, 2017
80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission
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All Expo assets and infrastructure to remain operational Siemens AG to re-locate global headquarters to Expo site Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designed to support the UAE’s plans for diversification to a […]

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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

| April 25, 2017
Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region
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Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivity, technology and sustainability. Issues on discussion included the development of domestic tourism by engaging repeat travellers, the support to innovation and entrepreneurship, the need to improve the quality and ‘perception’ […]

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Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet

| April 19, 2017
Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet
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Middle East’s largest travel trade event will feature 2,600 exhibitors, 65 national pavilions, over 35 seminar and technology theatre sessions and anticipates 30,000 trade visitors

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World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 to be hosted in Dubai

| April 6, 2017
World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 to be hosted in Dubai
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The event will bring together specialists and experts in the field from around the world to build innovative solutions

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Electric car on a zero emissions 34,000 km journey fuels Dubai Airports’ green mobility event

| March 6, 2017
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The event supports Dubai Plan 2021 to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon footprint Dubai, UAE – March 6, 2017 – An electric car that is on a 34,000 kilometre zero-emission road trip – from the Netherlands to Australia – and has been driven through 22 countries, stopped by at Dubai International to refuel and […]

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Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

| February 16, 2017
Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026
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New leisure facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year until 2020 61,224 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline to meet projected demand from domestic and religious tourism Arabian Travel Market to showcase the best of the Kingdom’s tourist attractions Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than […]

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DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers

| January 24, 2017
DXB extends its lead as #1 airport for international passengers
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Caps off 2016 with a record 83.6 million passengers   

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Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast

| January 24, 2017
Middle East visitors integral to $363 billion UK tourism growth forecast
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  UK to see highest level of overseas consumer spending since 2012 Olympics, with Middle East travellers expected to lead the way; Arabian Travel Market to showcase Great British destinations This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, […]

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US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE

| January 23, 2017
US$104 billion global spa market to rub off on the UAE
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ATM 2017 to return with dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as global spa market set to top US$104 billion by 2020 according to Global Wellness Institute report MENA market research highlights the UAE as the region’s top performer with spa market value expected to top AED1.85 billion by 2020

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ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards

| January 23, 2017
ATM launches 2017 exhibitor awards
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Creative design and people skills among the five categories in the popular award programme, back for a third year running; panel of top industry and design personalities set to reprise their judging roles; all exhibitors eligible to participate

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Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.

| January 12, 2017
Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.
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Dubai’s tourism industry celebrated the city’s milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the opening of Westin Dubai in Al Habtoor City.

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2016 Marks Most Successful Year to Date for Dubai Business Events

| January 11, 2017
2016 Marks Most Successful Year to Date for Dubai Business Events
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Dubai won a record 129 bids and proposals, representing a 79% increase from 2015

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Trending experiential travel in focus at ATM 2017

| October 18, 2016
Trending experiential travel in focus at ATM 2017
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Special industry theme at Arabian Travel Market will turn its attention to what the Middle East offers tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising

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Middle East debut for Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Global Conference

| October 11, 2016
Middle East debut for Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Global Conference
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His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri to give keynote address Preferred Hotels & Resorts triples its Middle East hotel portfolio with 22 properties More than 100 delegates from 60 member hotels around the world will be attending the Preferred Hotels & Resorts 2016 Global Conference taking place for the first time in the Middle East, at […]

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World Travel Awards set for Middle East Gala Ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai

| September 27, 2016
World Travel Awards set for Middle East Gala Ceremony at The St. Regis Dubai
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London, September 27th, 2016 World Travel Awards will host its much anticipated Middle East Gala Ceremony 2016 at The St. Regis Dubai on September 29th. The event is the latest stop on the Grand Tour 2016, with previous hosts including Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est in Tanzania, Sandals Ochi Beach Resort in Jamaica, Swissôtel Lima, and Italy’s […]

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Events secured by Dubai Business Events to date set to generate AED344m in economic impact and attract 65,000 delegates to the emirate

| September 20, 2016
Events secured by Dubai Business Events to date set to generate AED344m in economic impact and attract 65,000 delegates to the emirate
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The city’s official convention bureau is delivering one of its strongest year’s to-date, with 86 new international business events secured in 2016 

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DUKES adds quintessential British charm to Preferred’s global portfolio

| September 19, 2016
DUKES adds quintessential British charm to Preferred’s global portfolio
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Dubai-based luxury hospitality developer Seven Tides Hospitality signs partnership deal with Preferred Hotels & Resorts to showcase British themed DUKES Dubai

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DUKES Dubai apartments to headline Seven Tides showcase at Cityscape Global

| August 31, 2016
DUKES Dubai apartments to headline Seven Tides showcase at Cityscape Global
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  British themed luxury hotel and residential project on track for Q4 handover with just handful of units still available for sale; also on show Anantara The Palm Dubai Residences

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Open Day for White Collar Fight Night hopefuls

| July 12, 2016
Open Day for White Collar Fight Night hopefuls
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Contestants to be weighed-up by ex-British middleweight champion Roy Gumbs at Fit Boys Gym in JLT – new training partner, new gym facilities – familiar format and guaranteed excitement

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Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan

| June 7, 2016
Expo 2020 Dubai unveils master plan
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Expo 2020 Dubai recently revealed its master plan at the Arab Media Forum held in Dubai from 11-12 May 2016. The site was unveiled through the use of augmented reality and leading-edge digital technology. The Expo pavilions will be dedicated to sub-themes Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability under the main theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

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Dubai issues licences to seven new associations

| June 7, 2016
Dubai issues licences to seven new associations
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The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has announced a 44% rise in the number of regional and international associations it has licensed in the first quarter of 2016 which takes the Centre’s total number of licensed associations to 23 from last year’s 16.

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Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum

| May 25, 2016
Dubai brings global insights to the region through first-ever ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum
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ICCA Middle East International Meetings Forum established to increase knowledge sharing and address future growth potential for the business events industry in the region

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Emirates Group Announces Record Profits

| May 10, 2016
Emirates Group Announces Record Profits
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Group records 28th consecutive year of profit, and new record profit of AED 8.2 billion (US$ 2.2 billion); Steady business growth in line with capacity increases, significant investment in the business at AED 17.3 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) Declares a dividend of AED 2.5 billion (US$ 681 million) to the Investment […]

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ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

| May 10, 2016
ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors
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– Trade visitors to annual travel trade event grow 7% – 9% increase in Buyers’ Club members

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Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM

| April 27, 2016
Visitors grow 4% during first two days of ATM
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Number of visitors to Arabian Travel Market up by 4% on 2015; figures represent total number of visitors through the doors on Day 1 and Day 2; event on track for more than 26,000 visitors over four-day show

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Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism

| April 26, 2016
Industry leaders map out sustainable future of UAE tourism
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New ATM Global Stage opens with high profile panel session on future outlook for UAE tourism; each emirate to focus on own USPs but committed to shared vision for sustainable growth

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Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

| April 25, 2016
Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market
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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones

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Al Khoory Hotels to open 1,100 three and four star rooms by 2019

| April 24, 2016
Al Khoory Hotels to open 1,100 three and four star rooms by 2019
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Al Khoory Hotels to exhibit at ATM 2016 announcing the launch of the 227-room Al Khoory Atrium Hotel Al Barsha, due to open in July 2016; group plans to offer 1,100 rooms in Dubai by end of 2019

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Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens

| April 24, 2016
Arabian Travel Market 2016 opens
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Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend Middle East’s largest travel trade event with 2,800 confirmed exhibitors, 64 national pavilions, over 50 seminar and technology theatre sessions, and several new show features including the launch of the first ever Wellness & Spa Lounge and ATM Global Stage

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Passenger traffic at DXB tops 6.3 million in February

| April 13, 2016
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Dubai, UAE – April 13, 2016 – Passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International (DXB), with over 6.3 million passengers registered in February 2016.

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TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016

| April 13, 2016
TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016
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TIME Hotels underscores its status as a CSR leader with new digital platform award-winning initiatives inspire community action; latest venture sees the group teaming up with Etihad Airways to help fund schools for underprivileged children in Kenya

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Meeting & Incentive Forums sees record delegate number return to Dubai for expanded 2016 Europe Spring edition

| April 12, 2016
Meeting & Incentive Forums sees record delegate number return to Dubai for expanded 2016 Europe Spring edition
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More than 600 international meeting industry professionals gathered in Dubai for the second year in a row due to wealth of business events products the emirate has to offer 

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Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016

| April 11, 2016
Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016
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With the aim to repeat last year’s success, Dubai Business Events kick started its annual programme of study missions and welcomed 85 guests from Europe in its first of many study missions scheduled throughout the year. From February 12-14, 70 meeting and incentive planners and a further 15 of Europe’s leading media experts from the […]

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Emaar Designs Glittering New Skyline for Dubai With Compelling Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour

| April 11, 2016
Emaar Designs Glittering New Skyline for Dubai With Compelling Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
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A new icon will define Dubai’s skyline with Emaar Properties unveiling the design and architectural features of a magnificent tower in Dubai Creek Harbour.

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Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai

| April 10, 2016
Emaar’s magnificent ‘Dubai Opera’ to open doors this year in Downtown Dubai
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• Glorious architectural tribute to the city’s cultural and artistic heritage • Complements the goal of Dubai Plan 2021 to establish Dubai as a ‘City of Happy, Creative & Empowered People’ • To offer ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and 2,000 sq m floor event space with 2,000-strong capacity […]

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DUKES Dubai hotel spices up its culinary offering with the signing of award-winning Indian restaurant Khyber

| April 6, 2016
DUKES Dubai hotel spices up its culinary offering with the signing of award-winning Indian restaurant Khyber
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Iconic fine dining restaurant direct from Mumbai will receive a quintessentially English spin; specialising in traditional northern Indian cuisine, the new venue will have capacity for 210 guests; high-profile fans of the concept include Sir Paul McCartney, Aamir Khan and the Kuwait Royal Family

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Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch

| March 29, 2016
Dubai International app arrives on smartwatch
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First international hub to offer smartwatch experience on both iOS and Android 

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Sir Rocco Forte to headline first ATM 2016 Leaders Breakfast

| March 23, 2016
Sir Rocco Forte to headline first ATM 2016 Leaders Breakfast
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Luxury hotelier and forthright hospitality veteran, to address key regional players from the travel and tourism sector during inaugural closed-door networking event

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