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Dubai sets stage for medical tourists

Linda Abdullah Ali Ruhi, Consultant, Health Tourism Department, Dubai Health Authority, highlights the progress in the medical tourism sector. Shehara Rizly What was the value of medical expenditures in 2018? Medical expenditures from visiting international health tourists surpassed AED 1.163 billion in 2018 due to visiting numbers exceeding 337,011. From …

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Witness the archaeological collection in Fujairah

Fujairah is the fifth largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates with the highest annual rainfall and the only mountainous emirate with one of the oldest mosques. The destination is popular for coral reefs, adventure sports and diving. Popular cities and villages in Fujairah are Dibba, Murbeh, Qidfa, Al Bidyah, …

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Priorities for future mobility

Roads and transport services in Dubai is slowly paving the way for key government roles in the future by leveraging relationships with the private sector. Take a sneak peek into the latest findings of studies, innovations and technology in the field of transport and communications. TT Bureau The Future of …

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Sharjah beckons German travellers through unique products

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), during its participation at ITB Berlin 2019, reviewed the emirate’s chief plans, strategies and tourism programmes whilst showcasing ecotourism and sustainable hospitality. TT Bureau Sharjah strongly emphasised on promoting local culture and distinct leisure activities that it has to offer at ITB …

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Proud passport holders of the UAE

The UAE has overtaken previous contenders Singapore and Germany as the country with the most powerful passport in the world. Shehara Rizly In a landmark achievement, the United Arab Emirates celebrated a significant milestone as its passport took the lead with a record-breaking score in the Global Passport Power Ranking. …

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Curbing overtourism with WTACH

While tourism contributes immensely to a country’s GDP, it is important that regulations be put in place to curb overtourism, failing which the ethos and sanctity of heritage and culture of a place may be damaged. TT Bureau The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been launched …

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It’s business before leisure for Dubai

According to Dubai Business Events (DBE), Dubai secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018. This is set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to the city over the coming years and further cements the emirate as an attractive global business destination. TT Bureau …

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Dubai propels tourism growth

Dubai Tourism exempts 2,000+ travel agencies from furnishing bank guarantees, injecting a quarter billion dirhams liquidity into its economy. TT Bureau Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has initiated efforts to release approximately AED 250 million in bank guarantees that have been furnished by tourism-related service providers, …

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Wego inks deal with Sharjah tourism

Wego launched a destination co-marketing campaign in collaboration with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to boost tourism in the emirate of Sharjah. The campaign will promote authentic tourist experiences and hidden gems exclusive to the emirate. By showcasing some of Sharjah’s biggest tourist attractions through innovative online marketing …

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Louvre attracts visitors

The Louvre opening witnessed growth from new key markets. HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi talks about increasing tourist arrivals. TT Bureau Q) How has Abu Dhabi fared in terms of visitor numbers after the launch of Louvre? The opening of …

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