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If you are interested in being kept updated with information and news about Dubai and the DTCM, then you should think about registering for Dubai Update at dubaiupdate.co.uk. From June 2008, the UK and Ireland representative office of the Government of Dubai, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is pleased to announce that its regular newsletter, Dubai Update, will be available exclusively online.

Dubai Update is a digest of travel, tourism, economic, industrial, commercial and other news specifically aimed at UK and Ireland based organisations or individuals with an interest in Dubai. It is available free of charge for users in the UK, Ireland and Dubai who wish to keep up to date on major developments in the emirate and the DTCM. Continue Reading

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Archimedia to provide Home Automation for Villas at Sanctuary Falls in Dubai

Shaikh Holdings, a leading Dubai-based real estate investment and development company, has appointed Archimedia to design and install a custom-built home automation and entertainment system for all 96 resort villas in its prestigious Sanctuary Falls development in Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Archimedia is one of the region’s leading residential systems integration company and this is the first time the company has been contracted to fulfill a home automation project of this depth and magnitude.

The Sanctuary Falls home automation system is perhaps the most advanced, yet simple-to-use system conceived to date for a residential community globally. This custom-built home automation system covers a diverse range of functionality covering six key areas – full lighting automation and climate control, seamless audio and video distribution throughout the home, unique safety and security features, as well as an integrated intercom system and future-ready infrastructure. Continue Reading

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Dubai : OQYANA World First to construct Snorkeling Lagoon

OQYANA World First, the first fully master-planned elite island community of the prestigious development ‘The World’ off the coast of Dubai, is to construct a snorkeling lagoon, which will provide an interactive opportunity to swim and snorkel among coral reefs and underwater sea life in a safe environment.

The Reef Lagoon will be located on the Great Barrier Island, one of the 22 islands comprising the Australian continent; with the first phase of construction commencing in summer 2008. Serviced by the adjacent International Diving Centre, the Reef Lagoon will also offer diving, snorkeling and boat-related activities and facilities.

“Around 60% of the development area is freed from any construction to avail open spaces for lagoons, parks, promenades, playgrounds, beaches and extensive landscaping – to offer residents and guests the most comfortable surroundings possible,” commented Dr. Wadad Al Suwayeh, CEO of OQYANA World First. “We have reshaped our islands to ensure that water is continually circulated for purity and can sustain marine life, which makes the quality of seawater surrounding our islands superior to that tested along the shoreline of Dubai.” Continue Reading

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Marriott signs New Hotels in Middle East

In Dubai during a whirlwind trip including high-level meetings, visits with company employees and a major speech, the head of Marriott International also took the next steps to ultimately more than double the company’s hotels in the region as he signed the first of four development transactions in three countries.

In the Middle East alone, the company expects to expand its current portfolio of properties from 26 to 65 through 2011. With the signings involving nine properties and 2,000 rooms, Marriott’s Middle East hotel pipeline now stands at 39.

J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Marriott International said, “The Middle East is not only a rapidly expanding center of commerce, but also a thriving tourist destination. The region is a lynchpin in our company’s long-term vision to expand global distribution that supports our business strategy. With these latest agreements, we now have a total of more than 134,000 rooms in our global development pipeline with more than a quarter located outside North America.” Continue Reading

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Global Travel & Tourism Summit launches in Dubai

Some 1,000 industry delegates congregated upon Dubai for the launch of the Global Travel & Tourism Summit, this year launched under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

With representatives from 75 countries around the world, the summit is set to address the responsibilities of the tourism industry as its global influences increase.

“As the success of Dubai has demonstrated, Travel and Tourism can be a factor for growth, for jobs, for trade, for positive change – and above all, for understanding,” said Khalid bin Sulayem, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Director General, at the launch of the summit.

“We know, too, that this potential puts Travel and Tourism in a powerful position of influence right around the world.

“We are consequently very glad to welcome the participants to this Global Summit,” he adds. Continue Reading

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Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai to Open Late Summer 2008

Finding hotel and meetings space in Dubai for medium to large size groups will soon be less of a challenge when the Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai opens late summer 2008 with 2,100 designer suites in two 40-storey towers located on Sheikh Zayed Road within the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone in the heart of the city’s vibrant business district.

With 2,100 luxurious 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites ranging in size from 65 – 190sqm, offering well equipped work stations, high speed internet access, additional storage areas in all rooms and terraces from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets, Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai ensures that groups of all sizes can sleep, meet and relax under one roof. In addition, each bedroom has its own bathroom, enabling delegates to share accommodation without compromising privacy, and all suites offer a compact laundry room with washer/dryer facilities as well as full access to hotel laundry services.

Thomas Gertz, CEO Bavaria Hotels International, said, “For conferences large or small, Bavaria Executive Suites Dubai is more than a hotel; it is a flexible marketing tool, with all the components necessary for successful business under one roof. We do not merely host groups; we are partners in the delivery and execution of successful meetings and events, from before the arrival to beyond the departure. Our objective, as host hotel, is to ensure the delegates experience the very best of Dubai, and depart with a sense of achievement and fulfillment. Continue Reading

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Park Hyatt Dubai Summer Promotion 2008

The luxury city-centre resort, the Park Hyatt Dubai, has launched a special rate for summer 2008. The summer promotion offers a Park King Room with rates starting from Dhs 950++ per night. The promotion is valid from June until 31st August 2008.

Park Hyatt Dubai is located on the banks of the Dubai Creek, adjacent to the world-famous Dubai Creek Golf Course, providing the perfect haven for a summer escape. Guestrooms at the hotel are all a minimum of 50 sqm, not including the additional space of a terrace or balcony, and offer soothing views across the Creek. Each of the 225 guestrooms are luxuriously appointed in keeping with the Park Hyatt brand, and offer the latest in contemporary solutions for modern business and leisure travellers, including an LCD television and high-speed Internet access.

The hotel also features eight unique Residential Spa Rooms, each with their own private steam room and treatment area, enabling guests to enjoy a premium spa experience without leaving the privacy of their room. Park Suites feature a spacious living area adjoining the bedroom, while Park Executive Suites benefit from an additional dressing room and a balcony offering a prime view across the marina and Creek Park. The Presidential and Royal Suites are the epitome of luxury, and are a perfect city-centre retreat for dignitaries and VIPs. Continue Reading

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InterContinental Hotels Group signs Third Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed an agreement with The Chelsea Group, part of Crimson Hotels, to develop a third Crowne Plaza hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay, scheduled to open in 2010, will be located at the heart of Business Bay. Located next to Sheikh Zayed road and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the property will be ideally situated to capitalise on the thriving corporate travel market in the city.

The hotel will comprise 367 rooms and several diverse dining options as well as the business and corporate facilities which will include a 500 square metre function room and further meeting rooms. Leisure travellers will also be able to enjoy a health club, spa, an outdoor pool and terrace.

Commenting on the signing, John Bamsey, Chief Operating Officer, IHG, Middle East & Africa said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with one of IHG’s long-time trusted partners, The Chelsea Group, to develop Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and believe the upscale brand is a perfect fit for this major urban centre which is currently taking shape in Dubai.

“Crimson Hotels have already proved a valued partner for us in the UK and we hope to continue working with them, in the future, both in the UK and now also in Dubai. Continue Reading

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High Profile Global Travel & Tourism Summit to take place this April in Dubai

Travel and tourism industry leaders from around the world will converge on Dubai in April for some frank exchanges on realising their potential. But this is no sales conference or marketing seminar. The agenda is a rigorous assessment of the impact travel and tourism has had on the world we live in, and of how far the sector is meeting its responsibilities as a global citizen.

The many strengths of the travel and tourism sector are well-known and well-documented. It creates jobs, it boosts economic and social development, it nurtures the environment and preserves culture – and it provides pleasure to hundreds of millions of customers. Travel and tourism is a human right that is of increasing significance to growing numbers of the world’s citizens – and is going to remain that way.

At the same time, the world is changing rapidly around travel and tourism. The demand for its products and the flow of its customers is constantly shifting. Technology, geopolitics and sustainability pose new challenges every day. And new possibilities emerge from evolving relationships between the private and public sector, and between travel and tourism and the investment community.

It is to make sure that the sector’s own strategies are accurately tuned to changing needs that travel and tourism industry leaders from across the world will be present at the Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Dubai from April 20 to 22. Industry leaders will be joined by senior figures from governments and international agencies, and by innovators from other industries who have achieved world fame for the way in which they have realised their potential. Continue Reading

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Dubai to springboard Travel & Tourism’s global outlook

Travel & Tourism industry leaders from around the world will converge on Dubai in April for some frank exchanges on realising their potential.

But this is no sales conference or marketing seminar. The agenda is a rigorous assessment of the impact Travel & Tourism has had on the world we live in, and of how far the Travel & Tourism sector is meeting its responsibilities as a global citizen.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the themes and speakers for this discussion of how to unlock Travel & Tourism’s full potential.

The Summit will be the travel industries’ most significant public/ private partnership comprising the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Emirates Group, Jumeirah Group and Nakheel.

The many strengths of the sector are well-known and well-documented. It creates jobs, it boosts economic and social development, it nurtures the environment and preserves culture – and it provides pleasure to hundreds of millions of customers. Travel & Tourism is a human right that is of increasing significance to growing numbers of the world’s citizens – and is going to remain that way.

At the same time, the world is changing rapidly around Travel & Tourism. The demand for its products and the flow of its customers is constantly shifting. Technology, geopolitics and sustainability pose new challenges every day. And new possibilities emerge from evolving relationships between the private and public sector, and between Travel & Tourism and the investment community. Continue Reading

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Copthorne Hotel Dubai offers Best Rate Guarantee for Online Reservations

Reservations can now be made online for the Copthorne Hotel Dubai through the millenniumhotels.com website with the Millennium Hotels & Resorts Best Rate Guarantee.

Located in Port Saeed in the heart of Deira, minutes from the Dubai International Airport and within walking distance of the shopping and entertainment complex, Deira City Centre, the Copthorne Hotel Dubai opened at the end of January 2008 with 163 rooms and suites, four restaurants, swimming pool, health and fitness centre, business centre, meeting rooms and a Club Floor.

Managed by Millennium Hotels & Resorts, this first Copthorne to open in the Middle East offers travellers luxuriously appointed rooms of an average 40 to 135 sqm in size. Continue Reading

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Anantara to manage Two Luxury Resorts in Abu Dhabi

Anantara, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has confirmed it is to manage two new resorts in Abu Dhabi. The boutique Desert Islands Resort & Spa, which will be the centre piece of the unique Sir Bani Yas island experience, as well as the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab retreat, planned for the inspiring Liwa desert in the Empty Quarter (Rub Al-Khali). The two will be the first Anantara-managed hotels in the emirate.

“Anantara has established an exceptional reputation within Abu Dhabi for the operation of its ultra-deluxe spa at the seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel,” said Mubarak Al Muhairi, managing director, TDIC and director general of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA). “It will now bring its internationally-renowned reputation for delivering distinct experiences immersed in culture, heritage and natural beauty to these truly unique resorts.” Continue Reading

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