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Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi received its first paying guest last month

Rotana Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the soft launch of the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. The official opening will take place in September this year, but guests are being welcomed to the five-star property which has 340 guest rooms, suites and villas, plus seven dining venues, a kids' club, a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and swimming pools.

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World’s first Warner Bros indoor theme park to open in Abu Dhabi this summer

The first Warner Bros.-branded indoor theme park is scheduled to open this summer in the United Arab Emirates. The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature six lands from DC's famous comic books and films. These will include Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza. Visitors will be able to enjoy fun rides and attractions, themed restaurants and gift shops.

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Rotana Pearl Abu Dhabi opens to guests

Rotana has announced the opening of the new Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi hotel. Located in the Capital Business Centre business district in Abu Dhabi, the luxury hotel has 315 guest rooms and suites with views of the Arabian Gulf. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, spa treatment rooms, a Bodylines fitness and wellness club, ad five restaurants and bars serving international cuisine.

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Aqua Fun, the first inflatable water park in Abu Dhabi opens to public

The first inflatable waterpark has opened to the public in Abu Dhabi. Aqua Fun is home to an obstacle course with bridges, steps, monkey bars, balloons, ramps, and slides. Located on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi, next to St Regis and Hilton hotels, the new water attraction has capacity for up to 250 people and it provides an energetic workout for visitors.

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Tom Cruise shoots scenes for new Mission Impossible film in Abu Dhabi

The world-renowned spy film series should make its debut on the big screen this summer, and some of the final scenes are being shot in the UAE. Images have been released on social media of the star, Tom Cruise, shooting stunts and incredible action scenes for the sixth Mission Impossible movie. This is the fifth major Hollywood production to be filmed in the stunning emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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Emirate Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi gets ready to host Kids Camp this spring

Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi has announced it will host the Emirates Palace Kids Camp for spring break. The camp will be open to children aged between four and 12, and has been organised in partnership with Haddins Fitness. Children will be able to enjoy a range of activities including cooking classes, wake boarding, Zumba classes and sports events.

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Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort to open in Abu Dhabi in September

The Jumeirah Group has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi United Hospitality to construct a new hotel in Abu Dhabi. The Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort is scheduled to open in September and will be located in the desert 50 kilometres south of the city in the Al Wathba District. The property will have 90 hotel rooms and 13 villas, plus upscale facilities including rooftop bars, a spa, and an offsite desert camp.

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Abu Dhabi celebrates record-breaking visitor numbers in 2017

Visitor numbers to Abu Dhabi soared in 2017, with a record-breaking 4.785 million travellers staying in the Emirate. This was a 9.8 percent increase compared to the previous year, according to the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, and in Abu Dhabi city, there was 10.3 percent increase in visitors staying in its 131 hotels and apartments.

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Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi to house Gotham City

Set to open this summer, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi will bring a world of wonder to the UAE. Official sources have now confirmed that the grand theme park will house the dark and iconic Gotham City from Batman comics. The superhero land will be filled with exhilarating rides, memorabilia shops and live entertainment.

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Luxurious Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi appoints new General Manager

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi has announced the appointment of Martin Cramer as the new General Manager. Cramer brings more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the role, and as well as speaking four different languages, he has a diploma in hotel and tourism administration from the Industrie & Handelskammer Frankfurt am Main in Germany.

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Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi received its first paying guest last month

Rotana Hotels and Resorts is celebrating the soft launch of the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas in Abu Dhabi. The official opening will take place in September this year, but guests are being welcomed to the five-star property which has 340 guest rooms, suites and villas, plus seven dining venues, a kids' club, a fitness centre, spa, tennis courts and swimming pools.

World’s first Warner Bros indoor theme park to open in Abu Dhabi this summer

The first Warner Bros.-branded indoor theme park is scheduled to open this summer in the United Arab Emirates. The Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will feature six lands from DC's famous comic books and films. These will include Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Warner Bros. Plaza. Visitors will be able to enjoy fun rides and attractions, themed restaurants and gift shops.

Rotana Pearl Abu Dhabi opens to guests

Rotana has announced the opening of the new Pearl Rotana Abu Dhabi hotel. Located in the Capital Business Centre business district in Abu Dhabi, the luxury hotel has 315 guest rooms and suites with views of the Arabian Gulf. Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, spa treatment rooms, a Bodylines fitness and wellness club, ad five restaurants and bars serving international cuisine.