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Bab Al Qasr the new hotel in Abu Dhabi

Millennium & Copthorne is celebrating the opening of its newest hotel in the Middle East, the Bab Al Qasr. Located in Abu Dhabi, the new property is part of the hotel group's upscale The Biltmore Collection, and it has 677 guest rooms, suites and residences, as well as a private beach, a Moroccan Spa, a swimming pool, and several diverse dining experiences.

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Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island now open

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island officially opened to guests on 3rd October, 2016, marking the debut of the brand in the emirate. CEOs of Four Seasons and the Mubadala Group attended the opening ceremony of the new 34-storey hotel which sits on the new mixed-use Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The property has 200 guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, several restaurants, and a rooftop swimming pool.

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Marriott International opens first hotel in Abu Dhabi: The Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Marriott International has launched its first hotel in Abu Dhabi with Marriott Executive Apartments, with the opening of Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi last week. Located next to the Al Wahda Mall, the new hotel has 315 guest rooms and suites, and facilities include the JW Steakhouse and two-level Velocity restaurant, a luxury spa and a rooftop swimming pool and bar.

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Travel to India brings traffic growth to Abu Dhabi Airport

Compared to the first semester of 2015, Abu Dhabi Airport has seen a 6.6 per cent increase in passenger traffic this year. Flights to and from India have favoured this growth as Terminal 1, which offers regular trips to Bombay, is precisely the one boasting the most arrivals and departures.

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Abu Dhabi to add another 2,400 hotel rooms to market by end of 2016

The new Abu Dhabi Hotel Market Summary report by the JLL Research firm has revealed that approximately 2.400 new hotel rooms will open in Abu Dhabi in 2016. In the first quarter of this year, 200 rooms opened when Four Seasons on Al Maryah Island opened in the capital United Arab Emirate in May, and an additional 2,200 guest rooms will open by the end of the year.

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Venturing 65 million years back through Abu Dhabi history

Once marked by forests and freshwater rivers the coastline of Abu Dhabi has changed considerably from how it likely appeared tens of millions of years ago. A geologist and archaeologist recently led people 65 million years back into the region's history, using a series of fossils to tell the story of how the area once appeared long before human habitation.

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Discover the diverse luxury delights of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the world's most upscale destinations, with its ultra-luxurious hotels and resorts, shopping malls, huge theme parks, and island attractions. Travel magazine AFAR has listed some of the ways travellers can enjoy a life of luxury during their stay in the Middle Eastern emirate, from luxury spas and art galleries to oceanfront golf courses.

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Warner Bros to open new theme park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi

A new Warner Bros. theme park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2018, according to a recent announcement by Miral and Warner Bros. The park will be located on Yas Island and will include the world's only Warner Bros. branded hotel as well as huge theme park inspired by characters from DC Comic Super Heroes including Batman, Superman, and cartoon favourites such as Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo.

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Abu Dhabi hotels to charge new municipality fees to guests

Hotels in Abu Dhabi will soon charge a four per cent municipality tax and a $4 charge per night on bills for guests. The fees will be collected by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and will be added to the government's budget. Guests staying at the emirate's hotel already have to pay a city tax of six per cent and a 10 per cent service charge during their stay.

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Minor Hotel Group to open two new United Arab Emirates hotels in 2018

The Minor Hotel Group will open two new properties in the United Arab Emirates in 2018. Anantara Jebel Dhanna and AVANI Jebel Dhanna will both be located in the Al Gharbia region of Abu Dhabi, offering a total of 290 guest rooms and an array of facilities including gourmet restaurants, a luxury spa, fitness centres, and swimming pools.

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Bab Al Qasr the new hotel in Abu Dhabi

Millennium & Copthorne is celebrating the opening of its newest hotel in the Middle East, the Bab Al Qasr. Located in Abu Dhabi, the new property is part of the hotel group's upscale The Biltmore Collection, and it has 677 guest rooms, suites and residences, as well as a private beach, a Moroccan Spa, a swimming pool, and several diverse dining experiences.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island now open

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island officially opened to guests on 3rd October, 2016, marking the debut of the brand in the emirate. CEOs of Four Seasons and the Mubadala Group attended the opening ceremony of the new 34-storey hotel which sits on the new mixed-use Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The property has 200 guest rooms and suites, a full-service spa, several restaurants, and a rooftop swimming pool.

Marriott International opens first hotel in Abu Dhabi: The Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi

Marriott International has launched its first hotel in Abu Dhabi with Marriott Executive Apartments, with the opening of Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi last week. Located next to the Al Wahda Mall, the new hotel has 315 guest rooms and suites, and facilities include the JW Steakhouse and two-level Velocity restaurant, a luxury spa and a rooftop swimming pool and bar.