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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

New hotels, residences and shopping malls planned for Yas Island and Reem Island in Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties has announced it is planning to launch four new developments on Yas Island and Reem Islands in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The company is looking to invest Dh1.9 billion into a 279-room four-star hotel with 70 serviced apartments and a retail park on Yas Island, a four-star hotel and 600 mid-market residences in the Shams district on Reem Island.

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Etihad Airways encourages transit travellers to stay in Abu Dhabi with launch of 48 Hour Challenge

Etihad Airways has launched a new campaign to encourage transit travellers to spend more time in Abu Dhabi. The ‘48 Hour Challenge’ is aimed at travellers visiting the emirate for a stopover between destinations and UAE residents planning short break “staycations”. The airline launched the promotion with a video of Ricky Wilson, the frontman of the rock band Kaiser Chiefs, who recently spend 48 hours in Abu Dhabi.

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Abu Dhabi International Airport records rise in passengers in January

Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded an increase in passengers in January, 2017 with more than 2.2 million international visitors passing through the facility in the United Arab Emirates. The airport traffic figures were up by 2.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the majority of passengers originated from India and the United Kingdom.

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Marriott Hotel Al Forsan to open to guests in Abu Dhabi in February

Marriott International will launch its second Marriott-branded hotel in Abu Dhabi next week. The Marriott Hotel Al Forsan will open its doors this February, 2017, and will cater for families and corporate groups. The new hotel has 400 guest rooms and suites, plus facilities including several restaurants with outside terraces, a 50-metre swimming pool with Splash bar, a kids area, a fitness centre, and a spa.

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Abu Dhabi continues to see increase in guest arrivals

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture announced that the country saw an eight per cent increase in tourists in 2016. Nearly 4.5 million tourists checked into Abu Dhabi hotels last year, a significant increase over the prior year. Among international visitors to Abu Dhabi, the UK contributed the third largest number of guests.

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Abu Dhabi to build first SeaWorld attraction outside of United States

Abu Dhabi is planning to build a brand new SeaWorld theme park that will focus on engaging, educating and inspiring visitors. The marine life theme park will be the first centre in the United Arab Emirates dedicates to marine research, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation. There will be a huge aquarium, attractions, facilities, and it will be the first new SeaWorld without Orca whales.

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Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi opens to guests

Marriott Hotels International has celebrated the opening of the Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Downtown Abu Dhabi with a special opening ceremony. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom accommodated more than 400 guests for live music and entertainment, and visitors were invited to look around the property’s 317 guest rooms and suites, and facilities that include gourmet restaurants, the Saray Spa & Health Club and a rooftop swimming pool.

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The Holiday Place presents new TV video in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourist Board

Showcasing Abu Dhabi's attractive landscapes, unique highlights, top tourist sites and overall holiday appeal, The Holiday Place is proud to present viewers with a new promotional video, produced in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourist Board. The ad takes prospective holidaymakers on a journey along Abu Dhabi's top landmarks, from heritage sites to fun-filled theme parks, state-of-the-art luxury attractions, lavish resorts, turquoise beaches and stunning deserts. Scroll down and see for yourself!

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Abu Dhabi to welcome the New Year with Coldplay concert

Celebrations to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the New Year will get off to an explosive start in Abu Dhabi as mythical pop-rock band Coldplay gets ready to perform at the Du Arena. This amazing concert, featuring the group’s best hits as well as songs from their new album, will take place on 31st December. Tickets are on sale since 30th November.

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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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New hotels, residences and shopping malls planned for Yas Island and Reem Island in Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties has announced it is planning to launch four new developments on Yas Island and Reem Islands in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The company is looking to invest Dh1.9 billion into a 279-room four-star hotel with 70 serviced apartments and a retail park on Yas Island, a four-star hotel and 600 mid-market residences in the Shams district on Reem Island.

Etihad Airways encourages transit travellers to stay in Abu Dhabi with launch of 48 Hour Challenge

Etihad Airways has launched a new campaign to encourage transit travellers to spend more time in Abu Dhabi. The ‘48 Hour Challenge’ is aimed at travellers visiting the emirate for a stopover between destinations and UAE residents planning short break “staycations”. The airline launched the promotion with a video of Ricky Wilson, the frontman of the rock band Kaiser Chiefs, who recently spend 48 hours in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi International Airport records rise in passengers in January

Abu Dhabi International Airport recorded an increase in passengers in January, 2017 with more than 2.2 million international visitors passing through the facility in the United Arab Emirates. The airport traffic figures were up by 2.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2016, and the majority of passengers originated from India and the United Kingdom.