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British photography exhibition to launch at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Le Royal Meridien hotel will be hosting the amazing "Terraforming" photography exhibition from 9th to 29th January. British photographer Duncan Chard will display the work he has been developing for a decade: shots of day-to-day moments from the lens of a foreigner who has been residing in the UAE for over a decade.

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Bab Al Qasr hotel in Abu Dhabi launches festive packages

The newly opened Bab Al Qasr has kicked off its festive season in style with a variety of packages for guests. The luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony earlier this month, and it has launched a range of culinary, leisure and spa offerings for those looking who are looking to indulge during the Christmas and New Year period.

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New Al Dhafra Beach luxury hotel project in Abu Dhabi

Union Properties has revealed that it is planning to develop its first multi-residential project in Abu Dhabi. The Al Dhafra Beach development will be built on an area spanning three million square feet, and it will include a luxury five-star beach resort with villas and residential buildings, plus a school, health centre, entertainment facilities, and open green spaces.

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The Times names Abu Dhabi as the best place for winter sun

Abu Dhabi continues to grow in popularity among international tourists, and the recent opening of the Louvre museum—after a delay of several years—is sure to give the city an even higher profile. Additional museums are in the planning stages, and numerous hotels and resorts are opening in the city, each offering a unique experience of Emirati culture.

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Jannah Burj Al Sarab in Abu Dhabi wins multiple awards at International Hotel Awards

Jannah Hotels and Resorts has is celebrating the success of one of its properties in the Middle East. The luxurious Jannah Burj Al Sarab hotel in Abu Dhabi has been recognised by the International Hotel Awards - Africa and Arabia, scooping three prestigious awards. The hotel has rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as an all-day dining venue, shisha lounge and free parking.

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Abu Dhabi now the fastest-growing Middle East destination

The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index for 2016 was recently released. The Index revealed that Abu Dhabi is the fastest-growing city in the Middle East and Africa, with a projected increase of 4.5 percent in visitor figures. The city came out ahead of other leading Middle Eastern cities Riyadh, Tehran, and Dubai.

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to officially open to the public in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled to finally open its doors to the public this November, after several years of delays. The museum city has been designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel and is located beneath a huge dome structure. The museum will be the first in the Arab region to focus on its civilisations and culture through shared human stories, and it will have a programme of events and performances.

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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi launches Neon Nights this summer

Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi has added a number of unique illuminating experiences to its summer offerings. During Yas Waterworld Neon Nights on Fridays, holidaymakers can enjoy extended opening hours, music and light performances, live DJ sets at Amwaj Wave Pool, and glow in the dark drinks and food. The water park is one of the emirate’s most popular attractions and caters for visitors of all ages.

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Abu Dhabi expects 300,000 cruise passengers over the 2017/2018 season

Abu Dhabi is expecting to receive more than 300,000 passengers on cruise ships during the upcoming 2017/ 2018 cruise season. The emirate is expecting 148 port calls from 18 ships across 15 cruise lines throughout this period. The numbers are an eight per cent increase in ship calls compared to the record-breaking 2016/2017 season. Abu Dhabi is looking to attract 450,000 cruise passengers by 2020.

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Abu Dhabi welcomes almost two million hotel visitors in first five months of 2017

Abu Dhabi recorded nearly two million hotel guests between January and may this year, according to new figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. The capital emirate welcomed more than 600,000 domestic visitors to its hotels and apartments, and the largest international source market was China with 160,902 hotel visitors so far this year.

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British photography exhibition to launch at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Le Royal Meridien hotel will be hosting the amazing "Terraforming" photography exhibition from 9th to 29th January. British photographer Duncan Chard will display the work he has been developing for a decade: shots of day-to-day moments from the lens of a foreigner who has been residing in the UAE for over a decade.

Bab Al Qasr hotel in Abu Dhabi launches festive packages

The newly opened Bab Al Qasr has kicked off its festive season in style with a variety of packages for guests. The luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi hosted a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony earlier this month, and it has launched a range of culinary, leisure and spa offerings for those looking who are looking to indulge during the Christmas and New Year period.

New Al Dhafra Beach luxury hotel project in Abu Dhabi

Union Properties has revealed that it is planning to develop its first multi-residential project in Abu Dhabi. The Al Dhafra Beach development will be built on an area spanning three million square feet, and it will include a luxury five-star beach resort with villas and residential buildings, plus a school, health centre, entertainment facilities, and open green spaces.